Faeez Fadhlillah, CEO and co-founder of travel booking engine Tripfez, has been named the 2017 PATA Face of the Future, which honours young tourism professionals in Asia-Pacific.
Faeez will be invited to join the 2017/2018 PATA Executive Board as a non-voting member and observer as well as to speak at the PATA Annual Summit 2017 on May 19, when he will share his thoughts on the opportunities and challenges for young tourism professionals.
“This award is recognition for my co-founder Juergen Gallistl and the amazing team at Tripfez & Salam Standard who have put in tremendous effort in promoting the concept of inclusive travel focusing on localisation of our travel products for Muslim travellers,” Faeez said.
Also named one of ‘Forty Individuals Who Shaped Southeast Asian E-Commerce’ by EcommerceIQ, Faeez currently chairs the R&D committee of the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents, where he served as vice president for the 2015-2017 term.
TTG Asia Publishing senior editor, Raini Hamdi, one of the award judges, said: “The candidates have one thing in common – they are all so passionate about their jobs! This is good news for our industry – those who have nagging doubts about the quality, drive and sincerity of young people today to shine in travel and tourism may put that skepticism to rest.”