PATA awards industry professionals at PATA Annual Summit 2019

- A Monitor Desk Report 09 Jun, 2019 | 2274 Views|-+
Dhaka: Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) awarded several individuals in recognition for their contributions to the responsible development of tourism in the Asia Pacific region at PATA Annual Summit 2019 in Cebu, Philippines.

The awards given were PATA Life Membership, PATA Chairperson’s Award, PATA Face of the Future Award and PATA Honorary Membership Award.

“The PATA Annual Summit is the perfect opportunity to recognise industry leaders that have contributed to the responsible development of the travel and tourism industry. This year’s recipients embody the spirit of collaboration and cooperation that is essential to the success of the industry,” said Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA.

The PATA Life Membership was awarded to Elly Hutabarat, President Director – PanTravel, Indonesia. The award is the Association’s highest individual honour and recognises significant leadership and invaluable dedication to PATA.

PATA Life Member Dato Haji Azizan Noordin, retired Deputy Director General, Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board received The PATA Chairperson’s Award.

The PATA Face of the Future award 2019 was presented to Flori-Anne Dela Cruz, youth representative to the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Board of Directors. She is currently employed as a marketing specialist at ASC Trust, the largest provider of retirement plan management services in Micronesia.

Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Secretary, Department of Tourism, Philippines, received The PATA Honorary Membership Award as recognition to the host of the PATA Annual Summit 2019.

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