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PATA Elects New Chair

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the election of W. Scott Supernaw, Tauck, Inc., as Chairman of the Executive Board of PATA.

Mr Supernaw replaces Joao Manuel Costa Antunes who has served as Chairman of PATA since April 2012 and will become PATA Immediate Past Chairman.

In addition, PATA has elected seven new members to its Executive Board including, Kevin Murphy, President & CEO, Asiawide Hospitality Solutions (AHS), Basant Raj Mishra, Executive Chairman, Venture, Travel (Temple Tiger) Nepal; Setyono Djuandi Darmono, Chairman, PT Jakarta Old Town Revitalization Corporation; Andrew Ford, Vice President, Global Business Development, DFS; H.E. Ramon R. Jimenez Jr., Secretary, Philippines Department of Tourism; Sarah Mathews, Destination Marketing Senior Sales Manager APAC, TripAdvisor; Henry Oh, Jr., Vice Chairman, Global Tour, Ltd.; and Stephen Pearce, Vice President, Leisure Travel & Digital Marketing, Tourism Vancouver, Canada.

Long-time PATA member Mr. Murphy has been elected as the new Vice Chairman and Mr. Mishra has been elected Secretary/Treasurer.

Re-elected Executive Board members include Andrew Jones, Guardian, Sanctuary Resorts, Hong Kong SAR; Karl A. Pangelinan, General Manager, Guam Visitors Bureau; and Mohamed Sallauddin Hj. Mat Sah, General Manager Marketing, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd.

The new Executive Board members were elected at the PATA Board Meeting on May 18, 2014 in Zhuhai, China.

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Picture: Top Row L/R: W. Scott Supernaw, Tauck, Inc., Chairman, PATA; Kevin Murphy, President & CEO, Asiawide Hospitality Solutions (AHS), Vice Chairman, PATA; Basant Raj Mishra, Executive Chairman, Venture, Travel (Temple Tiger) Nepal, Secretary/Treasurer, PATA; Setyono Djuandi Darmono, Chairman, PT Jakarta Old Town Revitalization Corporation. Middle Row L/R: Andrew Ford, Vice President, Global Business Development, DFS; H.E. Ramon R. Jimenez Jr., Secretary, Philippines Department of Tourism; Andrew Jones, Guardian, Sanctuary Resorts, Hong Kong SAR; and Sarah Mathews, Destination Marketing Senior Sales Manager APAC, TripAdvisor. Bottom Row L/R: Henry Oh, Jr., Vice Chairman, Global Tour, Ltd.; Karl A Pangelinan, General Manager, Guam Visitors Bureau; Stephen Pearce, Vice President, Leisure Travel & Digital Marketing, Tourism Vancouver, Canada; and Mohamed Sallauddin Hj. Mat Sah, General Manager Marketing, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd.

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