KATHMANDU: Tourism entrepreneur Basant Raj Mishra, Executive Chairman of Temple Tiger Group of Companies has been unanimously elected in the post of Secretary/Treasurer of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a leading travel industry organisations in the Asia Pacific region.
Mishra is the first Nepali to serve as an elected official of PATA at its Executive Board in its 63-year-long history.
Mishra has already served as chair of PATA’s Industry Council, Education Committee and a member for the Sustainable Tourism Committee before being elected to serve his present post.
At the local level, he was the Chairman of PATA Nepal chapter from 1992 to 1996 and Vice Chairman and Treasurer prior to that. Mishra is a Past President of the Nepal Association of Tour Operators, the representative body for tour operators in Nepal. He has also served on the Tourism Committee of the Confederation of Nepalese Industries and serves presently on its Laboru Committee.
Meanwhile, Suman Pandey, the present Chairman of PATA Nepal Chapter has been nominated to serve a term on PATA’s Board. Ashok Pokharel, President of the Nepal Association of Tour Operators and a former PATA Nepal Chapter Chairman has also been re-nominated to the PATA Board for an additional year. – See more at: http://thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Nepali+elected+PATA+Secretary+for+first+time&NewsID=415360#sthash.M03o0zpk.dpuf