The 38th AGM of PATA Nepal Chapter was held on 29 January 2014 at Hotel Annapurna amidst massive progressive and positive activities.
PATA Nepal Chapter presented two key guest speakers –Professor Kaye Chon, Dean of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Mr Siradej Donavanik, Asst Dir-Project Investment for Dusit Thani, Bangkok who gave presentations on Leadership in Service Industry , Professional Development for Tourism and Hospitality Industry and Contribution of the Next Generation to Tourism Industry respectively.
Launching of PATA Youth Forum
PATA Youth Forum was launched at the initiation of PATA Nepal Chapter. Mr Suman Pandey, Chairman of PATA Nepal Chapter stated that the main aim of the event was to present the role of the Next Generation in the Tourism Industry to the members, tourism stakeholders and policy-makers. The event moved forward with the enrollment of 40 members from tourism and different sectors of business influencing the tourism industry of Nepal. This forum shall now onwards work in enhancing national and international youth networking in tourism. Mr. D.B Limbu, President of NATA presented the forum pins to the young enrolled youths and Mrs. Srijana Rana, Director -CSR of Hotel Annapurna offered Khadas to them. On this occasion Mr. Laxman Gautam- representing CEO of Nepal Tourism Board and Mrs. Srijana Rana, Director of Hotel Annapurna from the dais congratulated the newly appointed Youth Forum Members and encouraged them to work for the upliftment and betterment of the Nepalese Tourism.
During the closed door session of the AGM wherein policies and much required amendments were approved and applauded by the general members of PATA Nepal Chapter. One of the important agenda was The Himalayan Travel Mart scheduled for 29- 31 May 2014 to be hosted in Nepal with participation of 50 buyers and 50 sellers.
Personality of the Year 2013 awarded to Mrs Natasha Shrestha, Managing Director-Avia Club Nepal for her indefatigable effort and her tenacious mission to establish Air Sports in Nepal.
Same day’s evening session was chaired by the Chief Guest, Member of Constituent Assembly Hon. Gagan Thapa and Guest of Honor, Chief Secretary of Prime Minister’s Office Hon. Lilamani Poudel.
Mr. Gagan Thapa emphasized encouraging companies from other countries to send Incentive Tours to Nepal. He stated that boost in tourism can have a strength in elevating all the poverties of our country. He pushed with an urge to the youth to make this a dream and work for a beautiful tomorrow
Mr. Lilamani Poudel, focused his note on responsible tourism and the concept of giving back to the community. He congratulated Mrs. Natasha Shrestha for being awarded ‘PATA Personality of the Year Award 2013’.
Professor Kaye Chon was generous enough to present a special presentation on “Human Capital Building”. His presentation was focused on mainly the term ‘Human Capital’ as it suggests the role and importance of relationship between managerial hierarchies which was highly appreciated by all the participants from the Nepalese Tourism.
Mr. Siradej Donavanik spoke length on ‘Intergenerational Experience’. He shared his wisdom on the resolution between generational leadership and how the Asian Ethics and mannerism has helped much more compared to European society in terms of family businesses.