PATA and Awecademy Sign Organisational Partnership

PATA and Awecademy Sign Organisational Partnership

Bangkok (Thailand) – June 6, 2019 ( – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new organisational partnership with Awecademy, a future-focused educational content provider that creates personalised learning playlists and individualised learning pathways for learners globally.PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “The world is evolving at an accelerated pace with technological innovations disrupting long standing norms in every sector. With these changes come endless possibilities as well as boundless opportunities for those who embrace an exponential future and prepare themselves for the unimaginable. Awecademy breaks the models of traditional teaching methods, and our partnership will allow our members the opportunity to learn how they can prepare themselves for the inevitable technological changes and developments that will affect their lives.”

Through an online platform and offline programmes, Awecademy offers interdisciplinary programmes that equip learners and educators with the new competencies, future fluencies, and powerful values for them to have a positive impact on humanity These include big-picture thinking, radical creativity, moonshot thinking, empathy and compassion, self-transcendence, intelligent optimism, ethical use of technologies, existential studies, and much more. Their mission is to bring a sense of awe and wonder to education and inspire learners to bring about positive civilization-level change. Under the agreement, PATA members will receive a 20% discount on the Premium Awecademy Workshop Package.

Awecademy Founder & CEO Raya Bidshahri said, “We are living through a word of accelerating change due to exponential technologies. Traditional education is no longer fit for purpose in this digital world and evolving workforce. We are very excited to collaborate with PATA, to offer future-focussed and wisdom-based programmes to the youth community. Our goal is to equip learners with the new competencies, future fluencies, and powerful values for them to have a positive impact on humanity.”

Furthermore, PATA and Awecademy will be hosting an online webinar on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 06.30-08.00 hrs. Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), as part of the PATA DNA (Development and Networking Academy) X Series.

The webinar, with the theme ‘The Awe of Alternative Learning’, will prepare participants with a better understanding of what It takes to be the leaders of tomorrow and have a jumpstart on their proactivity. Speakers at the webinar include Dr. Hardy, Ms Bidshahri, and Ms. JC Wong, PATA Young Tourism Professional (YTP) Ambassador.

The first 30 registered participants will receive three months complimentary access to Premium Awecademy Workshop Package (valued at USD$9.99/month).

For further information or contact Ms JC Wong at

About PATA
Founded in 1951, PATA is a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its more than 800 member organisations, including 95 government, state and city tourism bodies, 20 international airlines and airports, 102 hospitality organisations and 70 educational institutions, as well as over a hundred young tourism professional (YTP) members across the world. The PATA network also embraces the grassroots activism the PATA Chapters and Student Chapters, who organise numerous travel industry training programmes and business development events across the world. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 35 local PATA Chapters worldwide, while hundreds of students are members of the 22 PATA Student Chapters globally. The PATAmPOWER platform delivers unrivalled data, forecasts and insights from the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre to members’ desktops and mobile devices anywhere in the world. PATA’s Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing and London. Visit

About Awecademy
Awecademy is an educational organization that offers future-focussed, wisdom-based education for high schools. Through an online platform and offline programs, Awecademy offers interdisciplinary modules that equip learners with the new competencies, future fluencies, and powerful values for them to have a positive impact on humanity. Here is the link to the intro video.

The programs cover areas such as exponential technologies, entrepreneurship, innovation mindsets, empathy & compassion, intelligence optimism, existential studies, global challenges and much more. Awecademy also offers an educators’ platform where teachers can access CPD-Certified professional development in areas such as STEAM Education and creating cultures of innovations in schools. All of the cutting-edge programs are also available as in-person boot camps & workshops.