MasterCard and PATA Support Young Talents in Asia/Pacific Travel Industry

Thursday 30 October 2003 18:56 CET | News

MasterCard is partnering with Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to sponsor two awards ?Young Tourism Strategist of the Year and Face of the Future ? as part of PATA?s Young Tourism Professionals (YTP) initiative for 2004.

Young Tourism Strategist of the Year Award The Young Tourism Strategist of the Year Award seeks to identify the best young executive in the Asia/Pacific travel industry through a 2,500-word essay on one of a variety of industry related topics. The PATA Honours Committee will shortlist and pick the winning essay and MasterCard will award the author with a US$5,000 research grant to delve deeper into the chosen topic. The Award will be presented at PATA Travel Mart 2004 in Bangkok, Thailand, on September 22-24. The winner will also have the opportunity to present his/her research findings to key players in the Asia/Pacific travel industry. In addition to the research grant, MasterCard will sponsor the winner?s air travel and accommodation. Face of the Future Award The Face of the Future Award recognises a young professional who is an upcoming ?star? in the industry. Nominees will be judged according to their contribution to the tourism industry, their commitment to the development of tourism and their vision for the future of tourism in Asia/Pacific. This award will be presented at the 53rd PATA Annual Conference in Jeju, Korea on April 18-22, 2004. MasterCard will sponsor the winner?s return air tickets and accommodation to attend the conference and receive the award.

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