The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has confirmed the appointment of Liz Ortiguera to the role of chief executive.
She will take up the role on May 17th, succeeding Mario Hardy.
PATA chair, Soon-Hwa Wong, said: “We are delighted to welcome Liz to the PATA family, especially as she will be the first Asian American female chief executive in PATA’s 70-year history.
“Her extensive leadership experience across different industries in the Asia Pacific region is what PATA needs to lead the Association to new heights.
Commenting on her new appointment, Ortiguera said: “I am honoured to be selected as the next PATA chief executive.
“From crisis comes innovation and from community comes strength.