Miss Samoa 2010 Tavalea Nilon recently accepted the PATA Face of the Future award, in a ceremony in Beijing. Nilon was nominated by the Samoa Tourism Authority and was selected from a group of five finalists.
The PATA 60th Anniversary & Conference at the China World Hotel in Beijing was the opportunity for PATA Chairman Hiran Cooray to present the PATA Honorary Life Member awards, the Spirit of PATA and Award of Excellence, the 2011 Face of the Future award, the Award of Merits, and the Life Member Award. PATA presented their lifetime membership and achievement awards during their 60 Years of PATA celebration in Beijing, China, April 11.
Other awards were presented to Mr. Shao Quiwei, Chairman of the China National Tourism Association (CNTA); Mr. Guo Jinlong, Mayor of Beijing; Tom Nutley, The Travel Club and member of the UK chapter and Barbara Doyle, Colonial Kiwi Comfort, New Zealand.
Nilon will attend the IMEX 2011 show next month in Frankfurt Germany under the sponsorship of the show's organisers.
Source: eTurboNews and Travel Daily News