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PATA honours PATA Chapters and Student Chapters in New Delhi

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    Smt V. Vidyavathi, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Chairperson, PATA India Chapter receiving the 2023 PATA Award of Excellence from Mr. Peter Semone, Chair, PATA.
  • Picture 1 (Top): L/R: Datuk Musa Hj Yusof, Chairman, PATA Malaysia Chapter; Mr. Peter Semone, Chair, PATA, and Mr Jonathan Low, Committee Member, PATA Malaysia Chapter. Picture 2: (Bottom Left): L/R: Ms. Shambhavi Singh, Chairperson, PATA India CHRIST University Student Chapter; Mr. Peter Semone, Chair, PATA, and Ms. Sadhika Saloni Sahoo, Vice Chair, PATA India CHRIST University Student Chapter. Picture 3: (Bottom Righ): L/R: Ms Hnin Wai Wai Khaing, Chairperson, PATA Thailand Bangkok University Student Chapter; Mr. Peter Semone, Chair, PATA, and Mr. Aung Zwe Wint, Secretary, PATA Thailand Bangkok University Student Chapter.

During the PATA Board Dinner and Awards Presentation, four chapters were lauded for their commitment to sustainable tourism and grassroots activism in the Asia Pacific region.

BANGKOK, THAILAND – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) honored the accomplishments of two PATA Chapters and two Student Chapters in New Delhi, India during the PATA Board Dinner and Awards Presentation hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

PATA Chair Peter Semone said, “The PATA Chapters and Student Chapters willingly volunteer their own time and effort to support the Association’s values and we recognize their importance in creating a responsible and sustainable travel and tourism industry in the Asia Pacific region and beyond through their grassroots activism. These awards celebrate their voluntary efforts, and I would like to personally congratulate all the winners of this year’s awards.”

During the evening, the 2023 PATA Award of Excellence was presented to the PATA India Chapter and the PATA India CHRIST University Student Chapter. The PATA India Chapter was honored for their dedication in the development of travel to, from and within the Asia Pacific region over the previous two years in a manner consistent with the aims and objectives of PATA, while the PATA India CHRIST University Student Chapter was recognized for creating opportunities for the development of future young tourism professionals.

Smt V. Vidyavathi, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Chairperson, PATA India Chapter accepted the award on behalf of the Chapter.

Ms. Shambhavi Singh, Chairperson, PATA India CHRIST University Student Chapter and Ms. Sadhika Saloni Sahoo, Vice Chair, PATA India CHRIST University Student Chapter, accepted the award on behalf of the Student Chapter.

PATA presented the 2023 Spirit of PATA Award to Datuk Musa Hj Yusof, Chairman of the PATA Malaysia Chapter, who received the award on behalf of the Chapter. The Spirit of PATA Award is given to the Chapter that best illustrates the aims and objectives of PATA consistently and progressively over a number of years.

The Best Sustainability Initiative was awarded to the PATA Thailand Bangkok University Student Chapter for their great dedication and contribution in the responsible and sustainable development of the travel and tourism industry. Ms Hnin Wai Wai Khaing, Chairperson, PATA Thailand Bangkok University Student Chapter and Mr. Aung Zwe Wint, Secretary, PATA Thailand Bangkok University Student Chapter, accepted the award on behalf of the Student Chapter.

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