Face of the Future

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PATA Face of the Future 2017

Call for Submissions

PATA is an organisation dedicated to human capital development across the broad spectrum of travel and tourism. The primary focus of the Association’s HCD programme for 2017 is upon the ‘Young Tourism Professional’ (YTP).

The Association presents a special annual award and prize to an exceptional ‘rising star’ in the industry. All recipients of this prestigious award have exhibited initiative and leadership in the advancement of tourism as well as demonstrating commitment to the sustainable development of the Asia Pacific travel industry in line with PATA’s mission.

This award is known as the PATA Face of the Future.

 

Are you the Face of the Future?

Submissions are now invited for PATA Face of the Future 2017. The winner will receive a round-trip economy flight with hotel accommodation to attend the Association’s Dinner and PATA Awards Presentation during the PATA Annual Summit 2017 on May 18 – 21, 2017 at the Jetwing Blue hotel in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

The winner will be invited to join a panel discussion “The real future of tourism: Young Tourism Professionals” to share his/her idea with other industry leaders. The winner also benefits from global media exposure via PATA’s far-reaching communication channels and will be invited to join the PATA Executive Board as a non-voting member and observer.

 

ELIGIBILITY

An individual is eligible to enter the 2017 PATA ‘Face of the Future’ Award if he or she is:

  • Aged 35 and below as of May 21, 2017
  • Working for a PATA member organisation in good-standing as of May 21, 2017 or is undertaking post-graduate travel and tourism studies at a PATA member educational institution

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

The judges will seek to identify an individual who has best:

  • Exhibited initiative and leadership in the implementation of local, regional and/or international tourism initiatives (including research projects)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the sustainable development of the Asia Pacific travel industry in a spirit compatible with PATA’s mission

The finalists will be judged by former PATA Face of the Future Winners, external judges and members of the PATA management team.

 

HOW TO ENTER 

  1. The candidate him/herself OR a third-party person may submit the nomination.
  2. No entry form is required. Simply submit a nomination letter, along with the nominee’s full professional contact details and bio-data with photo (JPG format, 300 dpi resolution, maximum 500KB total file size), in soft copy only (DOC or PDF file; maximum three pages).
  3. Submit a video (up to three minutes in length) detailing the nominee’s experiences to date and aspirations for the future of travel and tourism. Movie clips shot on smart phones or tablets are acceptable.
  4. Please email the entry, clearly labelled ‘PATA Face of the Future 2017 Nomination’, to Parita Niemwongse at fof@PATA.org by March 17, 2017.

 

WINNER WILL RECEIVE:

  • Round-trip economy air ticket and two-night accommodation to join the Association’s Dinner and PATA Awards Presentation during the PATA Annual Summit 2017 in Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Invitation to the PATA Executive Board as a non-voting member and observer
  • Invitation to join a panel discussion on “The Real Future of Tourism – Young Tourism Professionals” during the PATA Annual Summit 2017
  • Global media exposure

 

The results will be notified to all entrants by March 24, 2017. Public announcement will be made by March 30, 2017.

For further information, please visit https://www.pata.org/face-of-the-future

 

 

Past PATA Face of the Future

2016     Mr Danny Ho, Executive Pastry Chef, Hotel ICON, Hong Kong SAR

2015     Dr Helena Lo, Director of Pousada de Mong-Há – the Educational Hotel of Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT), Macau SAR

2014     Ms Soulinnara Ratanavong, Teacher/Trainer at the Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (Lanith), Lao PDR

2013     Mr Jame Mabey, Senior Director of Development, Marco Polo Hotels, Hong Kong SAR

2012     Mr Justin Malcolm, General Manager, Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, & Chairman of the PATA Chiang Rai Chapter, Thailand

2011      Ms Tavalea Nilon, Miss Samoa 2010, Samoa

2010     Mr Toney K Thomas,  Programme Director & Senior Lecturer of the School of Tourism, Events & Recreation, Taylor’s University College, Malaysia

2009     Mr Andrew Nihopara, Marketing Manager, South Pacific Tourism Organisation, Fiji

2008     Mr Kenneth Low, Director Strategy – Asia Pacific, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Singapore

2007     Mr Tran Trong Kien, CEO, Buffalo Tours, Vietnam

2006     Mr Shikher Prasai, Managing Director, Natraj Tours & Travels, Nepal

2005     Ms Sally Hollis, Manager, Tourism Council of Western Australia, Australia

2004     Ms Silvia Sitou, Head of the Research & Planning Department, Macau Government Tourist Office, Macau SAR

2003     Mr Vivek Sharma, Sales & Marketing Manager – Eastern USA, SITA World Tours, United States

2002     Mr Mayur (Mac) Patel, Founder, eTravelConsult.com, Australia

*All stated positions are as of year obtaining their award.

For further information, please drop us an email.