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Guam Attends the 4th Quarterly PATA Micronesia Chapter Meeting

Guam Attends the 4th Quarterly PATA Micronesia Chapter Meeting (Forimmediaterelease.net) The Micronesia Chapter of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) held their 4th Quarter meeting in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, on December 3 and 4. Twenty members of the Micronesia Chapter were present, representing the islands of Guam, the CNMI, Palau, Yap, Pohnpei, and Chuuk. The marketing, education and executive committee meetings were held the afternoon of December 3rd and the general membership meeting was held the morning of December 4th. All took place at the Truk Stop Hotel Conference Room. The Chuuk Visitors Bureau served as host for this 4th quarterly meeting.

The members discussed issues pertaining to tourism in Micronesia, including the new Magnificent Micronesia brochures that distribution to all Micronesia NTOs/STOs will be completed soon. A major topic of discussion was the Micronesia Product website, being developed and offered to the PATA Micronesia Chapter compliments of Pacific Business Center. The new site will feature local products from each island member of the PATA Micronesia Chapter, including Guam. Visitors to the Magnificent Micronesia website (www.magnificientmicronesia.com) can access this new site and will be able to learn about local products and make safe purchases online.

The next PATA Micronesia Chapter meeting will be held in Pohnpei from March 28 – April 1, 2008.

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About PATA Micronesia
It is one of 39 international chapters of travel and hospitality operators that were chartered in 1983. Chapter membership consists of 60 members throughout Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands, Republic of Palau, States of the Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of the Marshall Islands. The chapter meets quarterly in various parts of Micronesia-the Western Pacific. Its purpose is to develop relationships among the national and state tourism offices and tourism corporations in this region. The Micronesia Chapter was awarded the prestigious Gold Award for its youth programs in 1999 and for best Chapter Excellence in 2004. For more information about the chapter please contact GVB at 6446-5278 or href="mailto:gkono@visitguam.org">gkono@visitguam.org.

For more information: Cindy Hanson, Publicist Email: chanson@visitguam.org Pilar Laguana, Marketing Manager Email: plaguana@visitguam.org Guam Visitors Bureau Tel: 671-646-5278/9

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