Submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2016 now open

Published on : Friday, January 22, 2016

pataThe 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.”

An individual is eligible to enter the 2016 PATA ‘Face of the Future’ Award if he or she is:





The judges will seek to identify an individual who has best:

The finalists will be judged by former PATA Face of the Future winners, external judges and members of the PATA management team.




  1. The candidate him/herself or a third-party person may submit the nomination.
  2. No entry form is required. Simply submit a nomination letter, along with the nominee’s full professional contact details and bio-data with photo (JPG format, 300 dpi resolution, maximum 500KB total file size), in soft copy only (DOC or PDF file; maximum three pages).
  3. Submit a video (up to three minutes in length) detailing the nominee’s experiences to date and aspirations for the future of the travel and tourism industry. Movie clips shot on smart phones or tablets are acceptable.
  4. Submit an essay (500 words max) in English outlining how travel and tourism may contribute to the achievements of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Please note the judges are looking for sound ideas and will not be reviewing entries based upon the quality of the English language text.
  5. Please email the entry, clearly labelled ‘PATA Face of the Future 2016 Nomination’, to Parita Niemwongse at by March 4, 2016.



All entrants will be notified by March 18, 2016.
Source: PATA.

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