Nominations for PATA Honours Awards

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Exclusive to PATA Members

Throughout the history of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), many active members have contributed their time and expertise to the Association and their Chapters.

This spirit of volunteerism has created a tremendous pool of shared knowledge and experience that has benefited PATA, PATA Chapters and the travel and tourism industry in destinations throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Each year PATA acknowledges such individuals with the following awards:

Life Membership Award 
The Association’s highest honour, this award is conferred on an individual affiliated to a PATA member organisation who has devoted at least 10 years of exceptional voluntary service to PATA and to the tourism industry.

Award of Merit 
This award is conferred on an individual affiliated to a PATA member organisation who has consistently contributed with excellence to PATA and to the PATA Chapter Network over extended period of time.

This year, the Gallery of Legends is also open for nomination.

The PATA Gallery of Legends was established to recognise those individuals who have made unique contributions to the growth and sustainability of the travel industry in the PATA region.  Since its inception, the Gallery has honoured founders of PATA and other pioneers in major aspects of the travel industry including aviation, hotel industry, travel distribution, national tourism administration, tourism attractions, etc.

PATA members are encouraged to nominate such individuals who strongly merit such recognition for their dedication to the Association and to our industry.

The PATA Honours Committee will evaluate each nomination on its own merits.  Those candidates deemed worthy to receive the awards will be submitted to our Executive Board for their endorsement.  Please, however, note that the Committee reserves the right not to endorse any nomination of any award if it feels that suitable candidates have not been nominated.  The deliberations are confidential and will not be discussed outside the Committee.

The awards will be presented to the recipients at PATA Annual Summit 2020 in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

Please view the Awards’ Criteria and Nomination Form at the following link: 

Please submit your nominations through the SurveyMonkey link above by Friday, July 12, 2019. 

For any inquiries, please contact the Honours Committee staff liaison, Ms Kornchalee (Kay) Tantimongkonsakul at