Suresh Singh Budal, chief executive office of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter, has been named as the 2020 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open to young tourism professionals in the Asia Pacific region.
“On behalf of everyone at PATA, I would like to congratulate Suresh on winning the 2020 PATA Face of the Future award. He has been a consistent champion for the tourism industry in Nepal and for the mission of PATA in acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism in the region,” said Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO of PATA.
Budal said: “Travel and tourism is a sensitive industry and extremely volatile in response to the changes in various influencing factors currently happening. I look forward to working together with more organisations and industry stakeholders in the country as well as the global tourism fraternity towards achieving our long-term vision for responsible and sustainable tourism development.”