Young Tourism Professional (YTP) Student Membership

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WHO IS A PATA YOUNG TOURISM PROFESSIONAL (YTP)?


A PATA YTP is passionate about the sustainable and socially responsible development of the travel and tourism industry, especially within the Pacific Asia region. This passion translates into a commitment to pursuing a career in the travel and tourism industry. 

A PATA YTP can be a student currently studying travel and tourism, a student who is interested in the industry, or a fresh graduate (not more than 2 years) who is already working and/or wants to work in the travel and tourism industry. 


REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP


Either a current student in an educational institution (Undergraduate/postgraduate)  or have graduated no longer than 2 years from an educational institution

Within the age range of 18-35 years old


Membership Terms:

It’s free.

Valid for 1 year. 

You can reapply for membership upon expiry. 

You will receive a YTP Member Identification Number, a digital Certificate, a personalised logo and Welcome email to kickstart your journey. 

 


WHY JOIN PATA AS A YTP? 


Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a driver of sustainable and socially responsible development of the tourism and travel industry for the Pacific Asia region. PATA’s youth programmes are a platform for YTPs around the world to contribute to driving change alongside PATA. 

Joining PATA as a YTP is not about graduating with a better resume and increasing your chances of getting a good job. It’s about making a difference, changing the way the industry thinks and works from ground up, and doing it together as a community. 

What kind of world do you want to live in? What do you want hotels, airlines, tour operators and communities to stand for in 10 years time? Do you realise that you can build the world that you want? 

… because in 10 years time, you will be a leader in the industry. Right now, you hold the future of the travel and tourism industry in your hands. The companies and organisations that you decide to work for in the future, the projects you spearhead and the pertinent issues that you raise awareness for – are all decisions by you that contribute towards building the type of future that you want.

PATA is dedicated to giving youth the support and platform they need in order to change the industry from the bottom up. The PATA YTP Membership is your opportunity to join us in making a difference. 

 

APPLY FOR YTP MEMBERSHIP

OR if you have a question, INQUIRE now!


TESTIMONIALS


 

Anthony An Junqi

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR

PATA Intern Associate Alumni | PATA YTP Student Member


It’s definitely an insightful experience with PATA because it’s one of the best platforms where young tourism professional students are able to meet peers and industry leaders who inspires you and stay ahead.


作为全球最具影响力的旅游组织之一,PATA是拓宽视野、更新知识的绝佳平台。在PATA工作的时间不仅让我学习到技能层面的东西,更重要的是提升了自己的思维。

 

 


Roong Tepkeaw

University of Passau, Germany

Executive – Membership Relations (Americas, Europe, Pacific), PATA

PATA Intern Associate Alumni | PATA YTP Student Member


Besides gaining a lot of new experiences and knowledge, I got to meet many great and interesting people. PATA made me realise once more how interesting the travel and tourism industry is and how much I enjoy working in this field as well as what I want to achieve in my future career.


PATA hat mir die Chance gegeben mein Wissen anzuwenden, zu vertiefen und zu erweitern. Gleichzeitig habe ich viele tolle Menschen kennengelernt. Besonders die Gemeinschaft zwischen uns Praktikanten aus verschiedenen Nationen war eine super Erfahrung, bei der man viel über andere Länder und Kulturen gelernt hat.


Jenny Wang

Macau University of Science and Technology, Macao SAR

Catering & Events Specialist, The Westin Bund Center Shanghai

PATA Intern Associate Alumni | PATA YTP Student Member


Really appreciate PATA for widening my international horizon and provided me access to the Associations’ broad network in the travel and tourism industry. During my PATA Intern Associate Programme, I experienced multi-cultural working environment and encountered challenging tasks which improved my working skills, social skills and logical thinking. Thank you PATA again for providing such a big stage for young tourism professionals to shine.


感谢PATA,为我们拓宽了国际性的视野、提供了绝佳的旅游业内社交平台。在PATA的实习期间,多元化的工作环境和富有挑战性的工作内容让我提升了工作技能、社交能力和逻辑思维方式。再次感谢PATA,成为年轻一代绽放的舞台!


Nam Lihwa

Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea

PATA Intern Associate Alumni | PATA YTP Student Member


As a PATA Intern Associate, I enjoyed my experience and felt the drive to be creative and innovative because I was constantly being surrounded by people with different cultural background. I discovered many opportunities in the travel and tourism industry and gain confidence to challenge the future. Now as a YTP student member, I want to move forward by networking with the industry people and gain direct insights to build my career.


PATA는 다양한 문화와 비전을 가진 사람들이 모이는 곳입니다. 저는 인턴활동을 통해 이들과 소통하며 창의적이고 혁신적인 생각을 공유할 수 있었고 보다 넓은 세상을 바라보는 시각을 가지게 되었습니다. 또한 PATA는 막연해보이는 관광산업에서의 진로를 좀더 명확하게 바라볼 수 있는 통로입니다. 이곳에서 다양한 기회를 탐색하고 이에 도전할 용기를 얻을 수 있었습니다. 인턴활동에 이어 저는 앞으로 YTP student member를 통해 사람들과 지속적으로 교류하고 관광산업에서의 국제적인 활동을 이어나가고자 합니다.


Datchanee Thernphrakiat

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

PATA Intern Associate Alumni | PATA YTP Student Member


I have met so many amazing people in travel industry, got to learn a lot more about sustainability which inspired me to pursue another degree in sustainable tourism. PATA has opened so many doors for me and helped me to network and connect with other businesses. It is such a great opportunity for students, graduates or even entry level employee who are looking to advance in this field.


ตั้งแต่ดัชชี่เริ่มฝึกงานที่พาต้า ดัชชี่ได้ทำความรู้จักกับคนอืนๆในแวดวงของธุรกิจการท่องเที่ยว และเรียนรู้เกี่ยวกับการพัฒนาธุรกิจการท่องเที่ยวแบบยั่งยีน. พาต้าเป็นแรงบันดาลใจให้ดัชชี่เรียนต่อทางด้านนี้. พาต้าเปิดโอกาสให้นักเรียน ที่เพิ่งเริ่มต้นและอยากได้ประสบการณ์เพิ่มทางด้านของธุรกิจการท่องเที่ยวค่ะ



1. JOIN US AT EVENTS


PATA HQ CALENDAR OF EVENTS

PATA’s international community meets several times during the year at the following PATA Events. More information about our events can be found here. PATA YTP members can attend at special YTP rates. 

Events in blue are highly recommended by PATA HQ for YTPs and PATA Student Chapters.

FEBRUARY: 

PATA Adventure Travel Conference & Mart

MAY: 

PATA Annual Summit + Youth Symposium + DNA Assembly

SEPTEMBER: 

PATA Travel Mart + Youth Symposium + DNA Assembly

NOVEMBER: 

PATA Destination Marketing Forum

 

PATA YOUTH SYMPOSIUM

    

The bi-annual PATA Youth Symposium is a perfect opportunity for Young Tourism Professionals (YTP) to learn from today’s leaders but also, more importantly, for leaders to listen to the future of the industry – YTPs themselves. Hence, PATA Youth Symposium is designed to facilitate conversations and make cross-cultural collaborations possible.

PATA DNA ASSEMBLY

    

The bi-annual PATA Development & Networking Academy (DNA) Assembly serves the PATA YTP community, bringing PATA Student Chapters from around the world together to share their passion projects. Here, peer-learning and gaining inspiration is at its highest. Industry leaders volunteer as mentors during a 1-hr speed-networking session to give career & life advice and form precious connections with YTPs. 

YTP Sponsorship to PATA Annual Summit: Apply by 21 Feb, 2020

YTP Sponsorship to PATA Travel Mart: Check back in August 2020


2. JOIN OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY


 

PATA YTP FACEBOOK PAGE

Where YTPs, Student Chapters and mentors gather for updates in the community. Exciting sponsorship opportunities and learning opportunities are posted here. 

YTP FACEBOOK

PATA SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR SERIES

   

Participants will gain comprehensive knowledge on topical issues within various tourism sectors and connect with other organisations in the tourism community.

FOR MORE INFO  VIEW PAST WEBINAR


3. LEAD CONVERSATIONS ON ISSUES YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT


 

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YTPs

    

PATA is dedicated to giving youths a voice and the opportunity to lead the conversation. If you have ownership of a passion project and would like to share about it to PATA Members, PATA Student Chapters and YTPs, please contact the YTP Ambassador for an opportunity to be a speaker on PATA Spotlight Webinar and/or at PATA International Events.

In order to be considered, please email your proposal to Ms Aletheia Tan, YTP Ambassador at ytp@PATA.org. Submit in word document or .pdf format the following details:

Project title

Short synopsis

Objectives

Documentation of the project
(Photos, Videos, Press Releases, Media Coverage)

Community and/or stakeholder engagement

Awareness generated by project

Roles and responsibilities of persons involved

Evaluation and overall impact and/or effectiveness

Next steps for the project.


4. LEAD PROJECTS ON ISSUES YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT


2019: BUFFET FOR YOUTH CHALLENGE

 

Built around PATA’s food waste initiative – BUFFET – this was a competition where industry professionals trained and mentored youth to design and implement food waste initiatives in their own local communities. The winning team, Food Savoirs, was hosted to speak at the PATA Annual Summit 2019 in Cebu, Philippines.

Read more about the winning team here

Interested to do your own food waste challenge in your community? 

Contact Ms Aletheia Tan, YTP Ambassador at ytp@PATA.org for more details.

 


2020: CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME

for PATA YTP passion projects and Student Chapter activites to measure their sustainability efforts. (Coming soon)

 


PATA INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FORUM


FOR MORE INFO


5. INVEST IN YOURSELF


PATA INTERN ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME

          

FOR MORE INFO


GIVE THE YOUTH A VOICE ON AN INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM


For USD$500, cover the accommodation, subsidise a flight and pay for the conference costs (eg: transport) for 2 international Young Tourism Professionals. With this small amount, you effectively give these YTPs a chance to represent themselves and present their ideas & passion projects on an international stage, such as PATA Annual Summit and PATA Travel Mart.

You’ll be joining the regular gang of mentors to bring empowerment & voice to PATA’s YTPs. We are excited for what is installed in 2020 and I want you to be part of the journey.


Sponsors will receive the following benefits: 

Accredited as a PATA YTP Sponsor on the PATA Event’s electronic Directory & Programme
that will be distributed to all delegates before & during the event.

Accredited as a PATA YTP Sponsor on the PATA Membership Directory 2021 that will be distributed to all PATA members.

Accredited as a PATA YTP Sponsor at the PATA DNA Assembly.

Accredited as a PATA YTP Sponsor on PATA digital channels.

Invited to mentor 2 YTPs during PATA Event.


BECOME A MENTOR NOW!

The opportunity to sponsor YTPs is available all year long.

Please contact Ms Aletheia Tan, PATA YTP Ambassador at aletheia@PATA.org for a customised sponsorship package and any questions you might have.


THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS!


 


YTP SPONSORSHIP TO ATTEND PTM 2020


Check back in August 2020


YTP SPONSORSHIP TO ATTEND PAS 2020


For Young Tourism Professionals, PAS is a thought leadership conference, networking event and an opportunity to represent your peers, your university and your country. We are looking for passionate individuals who have already demonstrated engagement and dedication to the travel and tourism industry. Check out what happened last year during PATA Annual Summit here and see the PAS 2020 YTP programme, specially designed for Young Tourism Professionals!

 
Due to the ever-changing COVID-19 situation, PAS2020 has been cancelled.
Please read Dr Mario’s announcement here.
PATA YTP Sponsorship to PAS2020 has been postponed to PTM2020.
Please stay tuned.
 
 
Questions? Please contact Ms Aletheia Tan, PATA YTP Ambassador at aletheia@PATA.org
 


STUDENT CHAPTER SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE


The PATA Student Chapter Sustainability Pledge is a commitment by Student Chapter members to actively implement sustainability in their day-to-day activities and events. This pledge communicates PATA’s expectations of a PATA Student Chapter’s sustainability practices and holds PATA Student Chapters accountable to the community.

Every Student Chapter is situated in a different city, country, culture, environment and context.
Pledge what you can. Together, we will make a difference. 

PLEDGE YOUR COMMITMENT

 
 
How do I sign the pledge?
1. Download the pledge template.
2. Conduct a meeting and discuss which pledges your Student Chapter can commit to.
3. Indicate with checkmarks your commitment. We recommend using the free online editing software Canva.
4. Add your Student Chapter logo (PNG file), digital signatures (PNG File) of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson and date (Month/Year).
5. Email your pledge (Soft Copy, PDF file) to ytp@PATA.org to be included on PATA website.
 

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