PATA names Budal as 2020 Face of the Future

- A Monitor Desk Report 03 Mar, 2020 | 936 Views|-+
Dhaka: Suresh Singh Budal, Chief Executive Officer of the PATA Nepal Chapter, has been named the coveted 2020 PATA Face of the Future on March 3.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA said, “As a tourism lecturer in Nepal, Budal understands the importance of human capital development and empowering the next generation of young tourism professionals, as highlighted by the growth of the PATA Nepal Student Chapter and by his assistance in bringing PATA Human Capacity Development Programmes to the country. This award will provide him greater exposure in Nepal and throughout the industry, allowing PATA the opportunity to further its mission across the region.”

Budal is a young, proactive and passionate tourism professional with leadership aspirations to serve towards the sustainable development of tourism in Nepal and the region. Holding a post-graduate degree in Travel and Tourism Management from the Kathmandu Academy of Tourism and Hospitality, he has been actively engaged with the PATA Nepal Chapter since 2013.

Starting his career with the PATA Nepal Chapter as an Executive Officer, Budal has demonstrated his multifaceted skills and competencies in carrying ahead with PATA's mission towards engaging young tourism professionals and human capital development.

In addition, he has organised various events, networking programmes and insightful forums in collaboration with both public and private sector stakeholders in Nepal.

“Travel and tourism is a sensitive industry and extremely volatile in response to the changes in various influencing factors currently happening. The biggest question today is, how we can remain resilient and sustainable to mitigate all the unexpected risks and crisis around the world? A very progressive answer to this question is PATA's vision for 2020, ‘Partnerships for Tomorrow’,” said Budal.

“I look forward to working together with more organisations and industry stakeholders in the country as well as the global tourism fraternity towards achieving our long-term vision for responsible and sustainable tourism development.”

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