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First-ever Fijian appointment to PATA board “feather in the cap” for Pacific

May 20, 2019 5:43 am

Fijian Josefa Tuamoto has been invited to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) executive board.

The CEO for Tourism Solomons describes the invitation as a “real feather in the cap” for the entire Pacific region having been trusted to join the leadership of the Asia Pacific’s most highly respected travel industry organization.

The move follows Tuamoto’s attendance at the ‘PATA Annual Summit 2019’ in Cebu, Philippines, last week where, taking part in a leadership debate, he gave an impassioned presentation on the United Nation Sustainable Development Goal 8 – ‘Sustainable economic growth and decent jobs for all’.

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The presentation received a standing ovation from the hundreds of delegates attending the event.

Following this at the organisation’s annual general meeting, Tuamoto was invited by PATA chair, Dr Chris Bottrill and the executive to join the board as a director, in the process becoming the first-ever Fijian to achieve the honour.

A graduate in mathematics and physics from the University of the South Pacific, Tuamoto holds an MBA from the University of Wales in Cardiff.

He has also completed management studies at Harvard Business School in Massachusetts, the Wharton Business School in Pennsylvania, and the University of Hawaii.

 

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