Dr. Chris Bottrill

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Chairman , PATA


Dr. Chris Bottrill is the Chairman of PATA and Director – International of Capilano University in Vancouver, Canada. He oversees a wide portfolio of international projects for the school and builds partnerships in tourism and hospitality, film, animation, and design programming. In addition to his previous role as Dean, Dr. Bottrill has taught many topics in tourism, including destination development, sustainability, marketing, and entrepreneurship at universities in Canada, New Zealand, USA, and Austria. Drawing upon a background in tourism and destination development, he has completed over 50 tourism management and development projects around the globe, including the PATA supported Vietnam Community Tourism project. Dr. Bottrill has been involved with PATA since 1995 and has served in numerous capacities within its board, committees, and foundation.