PATA and Skal International Partner to Promote
the Responsible Development of Travel and Tourism

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Skal International have announced a new organisational partnership, recognising the importance of promoting the responsible development of the travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy and Skal International CEO Daniella Otero during the recent 47th Skal Asia Congress in Macau China.  The agreement commits the two organizations to share knowledge through research and publications, to reciprocate in event participation, to support mutually agreed advocacy positions, and to enhance access for the benefit of members both organizations.

Dr Hardy said ‘PATA and Skal are very similar in many regards like PATA, Skal has a long storied history having being founded in 1934 and through the years its members have fostered a great spirit of friendship and camaraderie.  They are also committed to the development of young tourism professionals and students through young Skal. This partnership helps align both our missions in developing a responsible tourism industry and look forward to working with them towards this goal’.

Skal International CEO Daniella Otero stated that the tourism economy in Asia has increased exponentially in recent years and that the agreement was very important for development of Skal in that area.

Sk. Keethi Jayaweera as Treasurer and Sk.Dushy Jayaweera as Directory of Young Skal & Scholarship Exchange from Skal International Colombo are members of the Board of Officers in Skal Asia Congress.



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