In­dus­try mourns Al­win Zecha

Tourism in­dus­try vet­eran and founder of Pacific Leisure Group (PLG) Al­win Zecha passed away on March 12 in Bangkok af­ter suf­fer­ing a car­diac ar­rest.

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Al­win Zecha Chair­man and Founder, - uted enor­mously to the ASEAN travel and tourism in­dus­try through his close in­volve­ment with PATA whilst as­sist­ing to

bring nu­mer­ous PATA events such as PATA Travel Mart and An­nual Con­fer­ence to In­done­sia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philip­pines and Thai­land. In his ca­reer span­ning over 50 years, across the globe and quickly gained a rep­u­ta­tion as one of the lead­ing DMCs world­wide. He was born in Suk­abumi West Java, In­done­sia

Trib­utes pour in

Eckard Kre­mer - lost a friend, men­tor and our will live on.” Al Mer­schen, Manag­ing Di­rec­tor, Myr­iad Travel Mar­ket of life, and a life well lived.

San­Jeet, Honorary Vice Chair­man, PATA In­dia for me per­son­ally and all of us here in In­dia. The travel in­dus­try has lost an em­i­nent states­man who guided us and more im­por­tantly held us all to­gether. He will be missed but his legacy of great work will stay in our hearts for­ever.” Vikram Mad­hok, Honorary Trea­surer, PATA In­dia Chap­ter true in­dus­try leader go. Al­win was an in­spi­ra­tion to many of us. I have lost a friend of more than 20 years since I be­came in­volved with PATA. When he spoke, peo­ple stopped to lis­ten; such was his charm and per­sona.” Narza­lina Lim, For­mer Sec­re­tary, Depart­ment of Tourism (DoT) Philip­pines, of en­cour­age­ment, as­sur­ing us that we could put the Philip­pines back in the tourism map. He never stopped en­cour­ag­ing us and gave us every op­por­tu­nity, through PATA to host many events tourism world. We owe him a lot and we will miss him.” While pay­ing his trib­ute, Ar­jun Sharma, Chair­man, was a pil­lar of the Asia in­dus­try. I have had the plea­sure of work­ing closely with him in PATA. He had the ca­pac­ity to think big We pray to the Almighty for peace to the de­parted soul and strength to the fam­ily to bear this ir­repara­ble loss.” Ali­son Cryer, MD, Repre - tion, pos­i­tive­ness and cheer­ful dis­po­si­tion. Nick and my and the chil­dren.” many peo­ple in the travel and tourism in­dus­try of the - edge, and for me he was not only a busi­ness part­ner but also a men­tor and a friend will be very much missed by all who knew him well, in­clud­ing those in PATA and Skal,” shared Tunku Iskan­dar Tunku Ab­dul­lah, Elly Hutabarat, Vice Chair­per­son, In­dus­try Coun­cil, had in­tro­duced me to PATA more than 20 years ago and he con­tin­ued ‘lec­tur or­gan­i­sa­tion since then. I and any­one of us in the tourism in­dus­try will miss him tremen­dously. a great jour­ney back home. We will al­ways re­mem­ber and love you.”

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