The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has selected 12 individuals under the age of 30 as the Association`s…
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The recipients, in alphabetical order, are:
Mr. Anthony Akili
Senior Vice President
Smailing Tour & Travel
Mr. Sonam Dorji
Asst. Secretary General
Yarkay Tours & Treks
Mr. Wilfred Fan
Vice President of Business Development
Direct Commerce Technology Co.
Ms. Richa Goyal
STIC Travel Group
New Delhi, India
Ms. Tanya Jarman
Assistant Manager, PR and Promotions
Australian Tourist Commission
Mr. Robert Laney
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Ms. Kate Lawrance
Project Manager, Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism
Director, Bushwacker-ecotours Pty. Ltd.
Gold Coast, Australia
Ms. Yu-Jin Lee
Promotional Coordinator and Coordinator for Korea International Training Program on Tourism Development Policy and Marketing Strategy
Korea National Tourism Organization
Seoul, Korea (ROK)
Mr. Mayur (Mac) Patel
Ms. Dechen Wangmo Penjor
Yarkay Tours & Treks
Ms. Bhutsarin Prungsamrankit
Senior Marketing Services Assistant in Destinations Division
Pacific Leisure (Thailand)
Ms. Sharon Sakuma
Pacific Business Center, University of Hawaii
(Former Palau Visitors Authority employee)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
The Faces of the Future recognition programme was created in keeping with the theme of the 51st PATA Annual Conference, Tourism — Looking Ahead and Beyond. PATA`s golden jubilee anniversary celebrations will conclude at the 51st PATA Annual Conference in New Delhi, India, April 14-18, 2002.
PATA approached nearly 2,000 member companies as well as PATA Chapters around the world, seeking nominees. PATA`s 50th Anniversary Committee, chaired by Tunku Iskandar, evaluated the entries and made the selections.
These young men and women have demonstrated leadership qualities and a clear dedication to the Pacific Asia travel industry, said Mr. Peter de Jong, PATA President and CEO. All have been invited to attend the 51st PATA Annual Conference, and we look forward to introducing our members to the future leaders of the industry.
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