Life Membership

PATA Life Membership is the Association’s highest honour, conferred upon an individual who has devoted at least 15 years of exceptional voluntary service to PATA and to the tourism industry. Representatives of PATA-member organisations are nominated by their peers to receive PATA Life Membership. The PATA Honours Committee judges each nomination on its own merits. A PATA Life Member enjoys the right to participate at Board of Directors meetings as an observer. If he or she is working in the industry as a representative of a PATA-member organisation, a PATA Life Member may also be appointed to the Board of Directors in the normal way.


PATA Life Membership Awards

Life Member 2014_Luzi Matzig

Luzi Matzig was recognised for his many achievements and honoured with the PATA Life membership during the Honours and Awards ceremony on May 17th, 2014 at PATA Annual Meeting in Zhuhai, China.


The PATA Life membership is the Association’s highest individual honour, recognising significant leadership and invaluable dedication to PATA. PATA was privileged to present this award to Matzig, who has over 40-years working in the travel and tourism industry.  Matzig is also involved in various ventures in the cruise and hotel industry.  He is an avid aviation enthusiast.  He has been an active member of PATA for 20 years and held many important roles as Executive Board, Board member, Chairman of Industry Council, and Chairman of Marketing Committee.


Past Life Members

2011    Mr Brian Deeson

2010    Ms Gloria C Henderson

2009    Mr Jae-Pil Sho, Mr Nobutaka Ishikure, and Ms Margaret Wilson

2008    Mr Kevin Murphy and Mr David Paulon

2007    Datuk Abdullah Jonid

2006    Mr Dan Burruss and Mr Doug Fyfe

2005    Mr Joao Manuel Costa Antunes and Mr Bo W Long

2004    Mr Rabendra Raj Pandey

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