Honours and Awards

PATA is pleased to recognise each year the outstanding dedication, commitment and achievements of individuals and organisations.

PATA Gold Awards

Recognising exceptional achievements in a variety of endeavours, bringing deserved acclaim to the best that Asia Pacific travel industry has to offer. The PATA Gold Awards presentation takes place at PATA Travel Mart each year.

Life Membership

The Association’s highest individual honour, conferred upon an individual who has devoted at least 15 years of exceptional voluntary service to PATA and to the tourism industry

Award of Merit

Recognising an individual who has provided outstanding service and leadership to PATA.

Outstanding Chapters

Acknowledging the efforts of two outstanding Chapters for the spirit and excellence with which they have conducted their activities and aligned themselves to PATA’s strategic agenda.

Face of the Future

An award that recognises an exceptional young leader in the travel and tourism industry.

Gallery of Legends

Legends from travel and tourism have been inducted into the PATA Gallery of Legends since 1993. The Gallery is situated at Honolulu International Airport. Plaques document and remember the outstanding contributions of each inductee to Asia Pacific travel and tourism.

Tomorrow's Tourism

A competition that challenges undergraduate students from PATA member schools to come up with new ways of measuring tourism, taking into account its wider impact on the environment and community at large.

Chairman's Awards

The Awards, in the personal gift of the serving PATA Chairman, recognise an individual (or individuals) for their help, support, loyalty and dedication during the Chairman’s tenure.

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The Pacific Asia Travel Association is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to building responsible travel to the Pacific Asia region through

  • Promoting sustainable tourism practices