Bangkok (Thailand) – March 17, 2014 – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has launched the PATA Intern and Associate Programme. The initiative will help enthusiastic, hard-working and highly motivated students who want practical experience working in a leading international travel industry organisation.
The intern programme puts into practise PATA’s Human Capital Development strategy to help young people become rising stars of the travel industry.
The programme is designed to attract intern associates of different nationalities from various destinations and backgrounds. PATA intern associates will be required to perform operational and administrative tasks at PATA Headquarters in Bangkok.
Ms Parita Niemwongse, Manager – Human Capital Development Projects and Awards, said: “The interns will be guided by professionals in the travel and tourism industry. An internship complements good grades and university credits. It is a terrific foundation on which young people can build their network and advance their careers.”
The objective of the programme is to give intern associates a first-hand experience working with inspirational professionals and senior management. Students will be exposed to PATA activities including advocacy, events, human capital development, membership, research, multimedia production, and sustainability challenges. Interns and associates will play an important role in organising PATA events and contributing to organisational efficiencies.
For further information and to apply, please visit www.PATA.org/internship.
Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, comprising 90 government, state and city tourism bodies, nearly 30 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 57 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 41 local PATA chapters worldwide. The chapters organise travel industry training and business development events. Their grassroots activism underpins PATA’s membership of the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which includes ACI, CLIA, IATA, ICAO, WEF, UNWTO and the WTTC. The PATAmPOWER platform delivers unrivalled data, forecasts and insights from the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre to members’ desktops and mobile devices anywhere in the world. PATA’s Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing, Sydney, Dubai, London and New York. Visit www.PATA.org