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Mr Peter Semone

Mr Semone currently serves as Chief Technical Advisor of the Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (Lanith).  Prior to his current engagement, Peter served as Team Leader of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded Mekong Tourism Development Project (MTDP) in Vietnam, which focused on small-scale infrastructure development and broad capacity building measures in support of the tourism sector.   Peter has served as Vice President of PATA where he was responsible for directing PATA’s regional offices and providing strategic leadership.  Early in his career, Peter founded a destination management company, which managed shore logistics for major cruise ship visits to ports in Indonesia.    Peter holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences and Wharton School of Business and a master’s degree from Cornell University’s School of Hospitality Management.

Vice Chairman



 Mr Stewart Moore

Stewart Moore is one of the Asia Pacific’s most experienced planning and management consultants.  He has over 25 years of experience in a wide range of disciplines from business and strategic planning, policy development, tourism destination management and marketing, sustainability, risk management and corporate and social responsibility.  He is the founder and CEO of EC3 Global , Chairman of the National Centre for Studies in Travel and Tourism and Executive Director for the APEC International Centre for Sustainable Tourism.  Stewart is an active board director on a wide range of both public and private tourism, research and development boards.  In 2013 Stewart was named in the Global list of the top 100 sustainability professionals (ABC Carbon Singapore).  He has co- authored a wide range of books and publications in the areas of destination management, risk and crisis management, strategic and regional planning and product development.



Dr Chris Bottrill

Dr. Chris Bottrill is the Dean of the Faculty of Global and Community Studies at Capilano University, North Vancouver BC.  He holds a PhD from Victoria University, New Zealand in tourism networks and destination development and has taught a wide array of tourism topics at universities in New Zealand, USA, Austria, and Canada. He has over 20 years of experience in over 50 tourism management and development projects around the globe.  Currently, Chris directs the Vietnam Community Tourism project which is now in its fifth year of operation.  He has also directed a four-year community tourism project in Paraguay and he has worked with the International Centre of Sustainable Cities on sustainable tourism and multiple stakeholder engagement activities in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  Chris is the current Chair of the PATA Education Committee, Vice Chair of Sustainability and Social Responsibility Committee, and he is a member of PATA’s Industry Council.

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 Mr Hiran Cooray

Almost 20 years in the Tourism Industry, Hiran has been actively involved in trying to re-position Sri Lanka’s Tourism Industry and in particular driving Jetwing Hotels to reach extremely high standards in customer care, service  delivery, product differentiation, people development, environment and community development. He has been Sri Lanka’s Tourism Industry representative to Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) since 1996.

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Mrs Gloria Henderson

Mrs Henderson has been a travel consultant for 32 years and attended her very first PATA Annual Conference in 1975. She has been PATA Hawaii Chapter Chair since 2004. In 1992 Mrs. Henderson set up a partial scholarship grant in memory of her late husband Jerome A Keller, and offer to individuals from PATA-member organisation to attend the Executive Development Institute for Tourism programme at the University of Hawaii. She becomes PATA Life Member in 2010.

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Mr Nobutaka Ishikure

Mr Ishikure graduated from Keio University, Tokyo in 1969 with a BA in Economics.  Since then, he has been with Japan Airlines (JAL) stationed variously in Tokyo, New York, Geneva, Osaka, London and Zurich. Mr Ishikure has been Executive Officer at JAL since June 2002 and represents JAL on various committees and boards of organisations such as the Japan Business Federation, Board of Airline Representatives Japan, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, International Air Transport Association and the Airline Tariff Publishing Company.   He received PATA Life Membership Award in 2009


Mr Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones grew up in the hotel business, as his parents managed Country Inns and Restaurants in the United Kingdom. Over the past 40 years Andrew has worked in a number of senior management and corporate positions in prestigious hotels, resorts and management companies in London, Bermuda, Canada and several countries in Asia.  In 1996 Andrew founded and became Guardian of Sanctuary Resorts.  Andrew is a leading proponent of Corporate Social Responsibility and Wellness in Tourism, and a knowledgeable Key Speaker, Moderator and Panelist on matters of Responsible and Sustainable Tourism at many Hotel, Environment and Social Enterprise Forums and Conferences, as well as Universities and Vocational Schools.  Andrew is Advisor on CSR and Responsible and Sustainable Tourism for PATA, and also a member of the World Travel Market World Responsible Tourism Day Advisory Panel.   Andrew believes in directly contributing to the community in which he lives, being Chairman Emeritus of the KELY (Kid’s Everywhere Like You) Support Group, a Past President of the Rotary Club of Kowloon, and a supporter of numerous other Charitable organizations and Social Ventures in Hong Kong.


Mr Basant Mishra

Basant Raj Mishra, the executive chairman of the Temple Tiger Group of Companies, is a well-known name in the travel trade community.  Former chairman of the PATA Nepal Chapter and Founder Board of  Nepal Association Tourism Board (NTB).  Mr. Mishra is an energetic and visionary entrepreneur.  A widely traveled entrepreneur, he also has been carrying out responsibilities as the Honorary Consul of Republic of Chile to Nepal.  Mr. Mishra is a well known person in the field of tourism and conservation, having a lot of experiences in the cultural, adventure and wildlife tourism.  He received many national and international awards.

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Mr Scott Supernaw

Mr Supernaw has extensive experience in global marketing and business development from well-established brands in the travel industry. The companies he has worked with include Trans World Airlines, Getaway Tour brand; General Mills Inc., Olson-Travelworld Ltd., and Tauck World Discovery where he led their expansion into the international tour market. He is a founding member and past 2-term Chairman of the United States Tour Operators Association. Mr Supernaw is also a past member of the Executive Committee of the Pacific Asia Travel Association and their Board of Directors.