Submissions invited for PATA Face of the Future 2019

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BANGKOK, January 15, 2019 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is now accepting submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2019. Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2019.

PATA is a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. As part of its activities, the Association is dedicated to human capital development (HCD) across the broad spectrum of the travel and tourism industry. The primary focus of the Association’s HCD programme is the development of the ‘Young Tourism Professional’ (YTP).

To highlight PATA’s commitment to HCD, the Association annually presents a special 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.

The PATA Face of the Future 2019 will be invited to join the PATA Executive Board as a non-voting member and observer. The winner will also be provided a speaking opportunity at the PATA Youth Symposium and the half-day UNWTO/PATA Leaders Debate during the PATA Annual Summit 2019 from May 9-12 in Cebu, Philippines. In addition, the PATA Face of the Future 2019 will receive complimentary round-trip economy class air ticket and accommodation to attend the Association’s Dinner and Awards Presentation during the event.

Other benefits include: Recognition as the PATA Face of the Future 2019 including the use of a corresponding brand identity logoMentorship opportunity with PATA CEO Dr. Mario HardyOpportunities to speak at other PATA events or partner events on behalf of PATAGlobal media exposure via PATA’s far-reaching communication channelsOpportunity to participate in PATA Committee meetings as an ‘Observer’. Join international discussions and grow your professional network in various sectors including Aviation/Carrier, Government/Destination, Hospitality, HCD, Industry Council and SustainabilityBuild your profile as a mentor for the PATA Young Tourism Professional (YTP) Mentorship Programme to develop young tourism professional students in the regionComplimentary registration to one PATAcademy-HCD workshop of your choice (July 1-2 or November 25-26, 2019)One blog post about your passion and journey to success“PATA continues to place great emphasis on human capital development within the Asia Pacific region and our yearly Face of the Future award provides us with the perfect opportunity to showcase a young tourism professional who is making a meaningful and effective contribution to the responsible development of the travel and tourism industry,” said PATA CEO DrMario Hardy. “The PATA Face of the Future winner will lend a voice to young tourism professionals everywhere, not only during the panel session at the PATA Annual Summit in Cebu, Philippines but as a non-voting member of our Executive Board.”

For information about how to enter, eligibility, and judging criteria, please visit www.PATA.org/human-capital-development/face-of-the-future or email Mrs. Parita Niemwongse at fof@PATA.org.

The PATA Annual Summit 2019, generously hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines, brings together international thought leaders, industry shapers, and senior decision-makers who are professionally engaged with the Asia Pacific region, attracting 200-400 delegates from 30+ countries. The Summit serves both as the Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and as a global tourism forum for enhancing the sustainable growth, value and quality of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region.

The 4-day programme consists of the association’s executive and advisory board meetings, annual general meeting, and the PATA Youth Symposium; and a one-day conference that addresses major issues relevant to the travel and tourism industry. In addition, PATA in partnership with the UNWTO will be holding a half-day UNWTO/PATA Leaders Debate. More information about the event can be found atwww.PATA.org/pas.

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About PATA

Founded in 1951, PATA is a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its more than 800 member organisations, including 95 government, state and city tourism bodies, 20 international airlines and airports, 102 hospitality organisations and 70 educational institutions, as well as over a hundred young tourism professional (YTP) members across the world. The PATA network also embraces the grassroots activism the PATA Chapters and Student Chapters, who organise numerous travel industry training programmes and business development events across the world. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 35 local PATA Chapters worldwide, while hundreds of students are members of the 22 PATA Student Chapters globally. Their local activities underpins PATA’s membership in Uniting Travel, a coalition of the world’s major Travel & Tourism organisations dedicated to ensuring that the sector speaks with one voice and acts in unison on the major issues and includes ACICLIAIATAICAOWEFUNWTO and the WTTC. The PATAmPOWER platform delivers unrivalled data, forecasts and insights from the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre to members’ desktops and mobile devices anywhere in the world. PATA’s Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing and London. Visit www.PATA.org.