The Bali-Nusa Tenggara Chapter of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) met on December 14, 2006 and elected a new Chairman and Board at its Annual General Meeting.
Chosen to head the grouping of hotels, tour agents, and local attractions who comprise PATA' local membership in Bali and Eastern Indonesia was Herdy Sayoga who will serve as Chairman for the period 2006-2009. Sayoga is replacing outgoing Chairman, Aloysius Pura, who was recently elected Chairman of the Bali Chapter of the Association of Indonesian Tour and Travel Agents (ASITA).
Sayoga, who is a Director and Manager of Resor Seminyak and very active in the Bali Village marketing effort, will be assisted in his new post by:
▪ Dr. Anak Agung Suryawan of the Center for Research on Culture and Tourism at Bali's Udayana University who will serve as Vice Chairman.
▪ Ir. Made Mandra, the President Director of the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) who will serve as Treasurer.
▪ Ratna Rajauli of Selamat Jalan Tours who will serve as Secretary.
Sayoga outlined his program for his coming term of office as focusing on empowering and educating the younger generation, and increasing the international networking opportunities for PATA's members in Bali and Eastern Indonesia.
Bali will act as host of the PATA International Travel Mart to be held in September 2007.
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