Submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2016 now open

first_imgThe Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is now accepting submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2016.The winner will receive a round-trip economy flight with hotel accommodation to attend the Association’s Dinner and PATA Awards Presentation during the PATA Annual Summit 2016 on May 19, 2016 at Dusit Thani Guam Resort, Guam, USA.The winner will also benefit from global media exposure via PATA’s far-reaching communication channels and will be invited to join the PATA Executive Board as a non-voting member and observer. Deadline for submissions is March 4, 2016.PATA is dedicated to human capital development across the broad spectrum of travel and tourism. Each year the Association presents this special award and prize to an exceptional ‘rising star’ in the industry.Past winners have exhibited initiative and leadership in the advancement of tourism as well as demonstrating a commitment to the sustainable development of the Asia Pacific travel industry in line with PATA’s mission.“Human capital development is amongst one of our greatest challenges, as noted in the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. The PATA Face of the Future award provides us the perfect occasion to recognise a young tourism professional making an impact in the travel and tourism industry,” said PATA CEO Mario Hardy.“If you are young travel professional who has exhibited initiative, leadership and demonstrated a commitment to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region, this is the perfect opportunity to build your career and networks through the PATA Face of the Future award.”ELIGIBILITYAn individual is eligible to enter the 2016 PATA ‘Face of the Future’ Award if he or she is:Aged 35 and below as of March 4, 2016Working for a PATA member organisation (in good-standing as of March 4, 2016) or undertaking post-graduate travel and tourism studies at a PATA member educational institutionJUDGING CRITERIAThe judges will seek to identify an individual who has best:Exhibited initiative and leadership in the implementation of local, regional and/or international tourism initiatives (including research projects)Demonstrated commitment to the sustainable development of the Asia Pacific travel industry in a spirit compatible with PATA’s missionThe finalists will be judged by former PATA Face of the Future winners, external judges and members of the PATA management team. More details hereSource = acific Asia Travel Associationlast_img

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