Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Andrew Jones was elected as Chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in 2016, after serving as a Vice Chairman from 2015 to 2016.
Mr. Jones grew up in the hotel business, as his parents managed Country Inns and Restaurants in the United Kingdom. Over the past 40 years, he has worked in a number of senior management and corporate positions in prestigious hotels, resorts and management companies in London, Bermuda, Canada and several countries in Asia. In 1996, he started a new journey when he founded and became Guardian of Sanctuary Resorts, a company that offers responsible and sustainable tourism experiences where people can balance their body, mind and spirit in an environmentally friendly space.
In addition, Mr. Jones was previously Director, Asia Pacific Affairs for the International Hotel and Restaurant Association and a member of the Board of the Indian Ocean Tourism Organization. He is a Certified Hotel Administrator of the American Hotel and Lodging Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality.
Mr. Jones is a leading proponent of corporate social responsibility and wellness in tourism, and a knowledgeable key speaker, moderator and panelist on matters of responsible and sustainable tourism at many hotel, environment and social enterprise forums and conferences, as well as universities and vocational schools.
Actively involved in PATA, Mr. Jones is a member of the PATA Executive Board, Board of Trustee member of the PATA Foundation, and Advisor for PATA on corporate social responsibility and responsible and sustainable tourism. He was also previously the Vice Chairman and Chairman of the PATA Hospitality Committee. In addition, he is a member of the World Travel Market World Responsible Tourism Day Advisory Panel.