AirAsia Group CEO to speak at PATA Youth Symposium

A Monitor Desk Report 30 Aug, 2017
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BANGKOK: Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT).

Organised by the Association’s Human Capital Development Committee, the Symposium takes place on September 13 with the theme of “Enabling Travel and Managing a Complex Future.”

Dr Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA said, “The PATA Youth Symposium is a cornerstone of our commitment to the next generation of young tourism professionals. We are honoured that Tony Fernandes has agreed to address tomorrow’s tourism industry leaders.”

“The Association has placed special focus upon the Young Tourism Professional this year and the PATA Youth Symposium highlights our continued dedication to enhancing the knowledge and skills of students seeking careers in travel and tourism.”

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said, "These are exciting times for air travel in Asia. The low-cost revolution has made flying affordable and we are seeing more and more people fly for the first time.”

“This creates opportunities as well as challenges for the region's travel and tourism industry. What role will automation play? How do we ensure sustainable development of tourism? What are the constraints we will face as traffic grows? Are there enough low-cost terminals to cater for the fastest growing aviation segment? The PATA Youth Symposium is a great forum to discuss these questions and more, and I look forward to hearing what students have to share on the future of travel in Asia."