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Natasha Shrestha awarded

Friday, January 31st, 2014
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The Nepal Chapter of the Pacific Area Travel Association (PATA) held its 38th annual general meeting this week in Kathmandu and awarded its Personality of the Year 2013 to Natasha Shrestha (pic, right)of the pioneering adventure sports company based in Pokhara, Avia Club Nepal.

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PATA Nepal said it honoured Shrestha for her “indefatigable effort and tenacious mission to establish air sports in Nepal”. The award was conferred by Gagan Thapa of the Nepali Congress and Chief Secretary Lila Mani Poudel (pic, left), who said adventure sports had a great potential in Nepal, especially in poverty alleviation.

The conference was also attended by two guest speakers, Kaye Chon, Dean of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Siradej Donavanik, of Dusit Thani Bangkok. They gave keynote addresses on leadership in service industry, professional development for tourism and hospitality industry, and contribution of the next generation to tourism industry respectively.

Kaye Chon spoke on human capital building and delved into the relationship between managerial hierarchies.Siradej Donavanik spoke on intergenerational experience in tourism in family businesses, and the importance of Asian ethics and customs in management in the hospitality industry.

 

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