Basant Raj Mishra, executive chairman of Temple Tiger Group of Companies, has been conferred with a Life Membership Award by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) during the PATA annual summit 2018 held in South Korea last Friday.
The association’s highest honour, this award is presented to an individual affiliated to a PATA member organisation who has devoted exceptional service to the tourism industry in Pacific Asia Region. Mishra was also the first Nepali to be the secretary and treasurer of PATA. The summit brings together international thought leaders, industry shapers and senior decision-makers who are professionally engaged with the Asia Pacific region. The Summit embraces a global forum for enhancing the sustainable growth, value and quality of tourism.
The association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, comprising 95 governments, state and city tourism bodies, 29 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 63 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond.
Since 1951 PATA has led from the front as the leading voice and authority on travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region.