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.
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.”