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As support grows for internal overhaul, PATA comms manager exits

October 7, 2013 Association, Headline News 1 Comment Email Email

egtmedia59The communications manager of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, Ms Halona Padiachy, has resigned after only four months in the job. Her departure, effective immediately, comes just weeks after PATA CEO Martin Craigs publicly declared at the UN World Tourism Organisation General Assembly in Zambia that “the media must be confronted”.

Ms Padiachy declined comment on her abrupt departure. She said the CEO had been informed and that he would inform the Executive Board accordingly.

However, other sources within PATA said Ms Padiachy, like many other PATA staff, had been under pressure and decided to leave now before it becomes worse. Her appointment had been announced just this past May. She apparently plans to stay on in Bangkok and is pursuing other opportunities.

Ms Padiachy becomes the second PATA executive to depart this month. PATA’s regional director for China Ms Kate Chang also moved on after eight years with PATA. Her departure was announced following the PATA Travel Mart in Chengdu earlier this month.

The flip side of these resignations is that they will save PATA money, which will then be reflected on the bottom-line finances for this year, increasing the chances of PATA being able to report a small surplus after three years of red ink.

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  1. Laurence says:

    PATA can saves even more money if Martin Graigs resigns!

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