Young Tourism Professional (YTP) Student Membership

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————————- WHY? ————————-

In 2024, the travel and tourism industry is expected to grow 347 million jobs across the globe from 266 million (in year 2014). It is a huge gap to fill. Deciding to take the lead in addressing the urgency of talent shortage, PATA launched a student membership category for young tourism professional (YTP) students.


 ————————- WHAT? ————————-

The PATA Young Tourism Professional (YTP) Student Membership Programme has an aim to CONNECT and to give a VOICE by providing access to PATA’s broad professional network, career development opportunities and front-line industry insights.

An initiative in line with the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s declaration of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Currently, the programme covers:



  • Enrolled as a current student in an educational institution (Undergraduate/postgraduate)
  • Within the age range of 18-35 years old


  • PATA Intern & Associate Alumni (with three years validity)
  • Current Chairperson and Vice Chairperson for each PATA Student Chapter

————————- HOW? ————————-

Our team consulted individuals from the PATA Student Chapters, our Intern Associate Alumni and YTP Students to better utilise our resources in addressing those challenges.

per annum/twelve (12) months

The PATA Young Tourism Professional Student Programme provides you:

  • Access to PATA’s Broad Network
    Opportunities to network with over 800 PATA member organisations

  • Participation in International Dialogues
    Participate in current-day conversations & debates at international conferences, discussions & various PATA Committee meetings to be at the forefront of movements influencing every sector of the industry
    Ongoing: PATA Events 2018

  • Exclusive Discounts on Events & Trainings
    25% off PATAcademy-HCD trainings & 25% off the student rate for all PATA events held across the globe
    Ongoing: PATAcademy-HCD December 2017

  • Scholarships & Sponsorship
    Priority consideration to benefit from sponsored exchanges & attendance to international events, setting the stage for unparalleled enrichment
    Ongoing: PATA-IGLTA Foundation Sponsorship

  • Internship & Job Opportunities
    Upload your resume & gain access to PATA members’ job & internship openings via PATA Career Page (coming soon)
    Ongoing: PATA Intern Associate Programme

  • Mentorship Programme
    Gain insights from industry leaders as they answer your questions, provide guidance that will enable you to you further understand the inner workings of your preferred sector or help you determine which sector of the industry to focus on (coming soon)

  • Front-line Industry Trends
    Complimentary PATA reports & publications through the PATA Store and the opportunity to share and distribute your thesis/white papers to key industry players. Ex: Industry Issues, trends & analysis and youth centric market reports 
    Ongoing: Member category access to PATA Store