Nepal Earthquake Tourism Recovery Fund Granted to Nepal School

The devastating earthquake that shook Nepal in April of 2015 saddened us all. A year later, the country and its tourism community continue to struggle to fully recover. The PATA Foundation acted hours after the event and established the PATA Foundation Nepal Earthquake Tourism Recovery Fund. The Trustees promptly committed money to the Fund and encouraged PATA members and industry …

Grant 2016 – Preservation of Bangladesh’s Cultural Heritage (Folk and Baul/Saint Songs of the Haor Region)

Pally Baul Samaj Unnayan Sangstha (PBSUS) is a cultural nonprofit organisation who participates in various social development issues.  It relates the Folk artist/Baul artists in different social and economic activities through organising musical programs highlighting various social issues. The three fifth of population Bangladesh lives in the rural areas where people are very fond of folk and mystical music.  It’s …

Grant 2016 – Sala Baï Hotel and Restaurant School, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sala Baï is wholly aligned with the PATA Foundation’s mission to contribute to the sustainable and responsible development of travel and tourism in Cambodia through supporting the education and employment of underprivileged people in Siem Reap. The school is delivering constantly well-trained students to the Cambodian tourism industry. The PATA Foundation has awarded the grant to the Sala Bai Hotel …

Grant 2016 – Hospitality Skills Education for Poor and Marginalised Women: Improving Lives – Improving Tourism, Bali, Indonesia

Established by ROLE Foundation (Rivers, Oceans, Land and Ecology), a non-profit humanitarian organisation whose aim is to improve the education, well-being and self-reliance of people living in underprivileged circumstances, whilst ensuring environmental resilience sustainability. The ROLE Foundation was established in 2007 by Mike O’Leary, founder/CEO, as an environmental learning and conservation project.  In recognition that a large number of families …

Grant 2016 – Sustainable Tourism in Yongding’s World Heritage Site: Capacity, Personal Value and Social Capital as the Mechanism, Yongding County, Fujian Province, China

This project seeks to explore sustainable development of world heritage site in Yongding, China, in an effort of greater understanding of the community value systems and traditions upon which both the preservation of cultural heritage and tourism success in this community.  The project proposes to develop the sustainability of Yongding Tulou by investigating residents’ perception of capacity, personal value and …

2016 EDIT Programme

PATA Foundation announced the scholarship recipients to attend 2016 Executive Development Institute for Tourism (EDIT) Programme during June 6-17, 2016 at TIM School, University of Hawai’i .

Nepal Earthquake Tourism Recovery Fund

BANGKOK, May 4, 2015 —  Within hours of the April 25, 2015 earthquake that killed and injured thousands of people and devastated much of Kathmandu’s tourism infrastructure, the PATA Foundation has made a commitment to assist the PATA Nepal Chapter in its tourism industry recovery efforts. The PATA Foundation has established a Nepal Earthquake Tourism Recovery Fund to which the …