PATA launches InSPIRE awards to recognise sustainability champions

PATA inspire awardsThe Pacific Asia Travel Association has launched Tourism InSPIRE Awards 2015 to recognise organisations that demonstrate excellence in social, environmental, and economic sustainability in tourism. The awards are supported by EU-SWITCH-Asia RPSC, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the Pacific Asia Travel Association. “This joint initiative celebrates best practices in tourism by recognising those organisations that demonstrate leadership in sustainable tourism,” commented PATA CEO Mario Hardy.

In Brief
  • The deadline to submit applications is 16 October. There is no entry fee and the awards are open to non-PATA member companies. Applications must be submitted online at
  • Entries are welcome from a broad range of travel and tourism businesses and organisations in the 19 designated countries. These are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Winners in each category will be sponsored to attend the awards presentation ceremony in Legazpi, Albay, Philippines as part of the programme for the PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum, 27 November.
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