Calling nominations for PATA Face of the Future

PATA is now accepting submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2018, which recognises exceptional rising stars in the industry in line with the association’s human capital development programme.

The association is seeking an individual who has shown leadership in the implementation of tourism initiatives (including research projects) of tourism as well as demonstrated commitment to the sustainable development of the Asia-Pacific travel industry in line with PATA’s mission.

The winner will be awarded complimentary round-trip economy class air ticket and accommodation to attend the association’s Dinner and Awards Presentation during the PATA Annual Summit 2018 on May 18-21 in Gangneung, South Korea.

In addition, the winner will be given a speaking opportunity at the PATA Youth Symposium and the one-day conference during the PATA Annual Summit 2018, in addition to being invited to join the PATA Executive Board as a non-voting member and observer.

Other benefits include the chance to be mentored by PATA CEO Mario Hardy; speak at other PATA events or partner events on behalf of PATA; sit in on PATA Committee meetings; be a mentor as part of the PATA Young Tourism Professional Mentorship Programme. The winner will also enjoy complimentary registration to one PATAcademy-HCD training of their choice (June or December 2018).

Eligible candidates must be aged 18-35 as of May 21, and be working for a PATA member organisation “in good-standing” as of the same date.

To apply, candidates or a third-party person are required to 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 (DOC or PDF file; maximum three pages); and submit a video (up to three minutes in length) detailing the nominee’s experiences to date and aspirations for the future of travel.

Entries must be labelled ‘PATA Face of the Future 2018 Nomination’ and sent to Parita Niemwongse at by March 9, 2018.

The results will be notified to all entrants by March 16, 2018. Public announcement will be made by March 20, 2018.

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