During an online voting held, Minister of Tourism of the Maldives Dr. Abdulla Mausoom has been elected to the Executive Board of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) – for a two-year term beginning on 29th April 2021.
Dr. Mausoom worked as a tourism consultant for over 25 years and was involved in the development of 3rd Tourism Master Plan of the Maldives. He was the lead author of the Ministry of Tourism of Maldives’ publication “35 Years of Tourism”. Dr. Mausoom holds a Doctorate Degree on sustainable tourism development conferred by the School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham, UK. His doctoral thesis was on the interdependency and the relationship between the government and the private sector in the development of micro island tourism in the Maldives.
Founded in 1951, PATA is a not-for-profit membership-based association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. By bringing together our private and public sector members, PATA facilitates meaningful partnerships to enhance the value, quality and sustainable growth of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region.
There are 32 Chapters in the Asia Pacific Region created in support of PATA, with top industry-leader H. Ladybird Aage, Mr. Abdulla Giyas acting as the Chair of the PATA Maldives Chapter.
The current Chair of the PATA Executive Board is the CEO of Singapore's Asia China Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Soon-Hwa Wong.