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Hotelier James Mabey Wins PATA's Face of the Future 2013

Hotelier James Mabey Wins PATA's Face of the Future 2013

BANGKOK, Thailand – Mr. James Mabey is the recipient of the most prestigious honor for young tourism professionals in Asia Pacific - the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Face of the Future 2013 award. Mr. Mabey is the Senior Director of Development … April 24, 2013
PhoCusWright joins PATA as a Preferred Partner

PhoCusWright joins PATA as a Preferred Partner

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce PhoCusWright as a new PATA Preferred Partner. PhoCusWright is the research authority providing information and analysis in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. … November 5, 2012
Asia Pacific to remain world’s fastest-growing travel region in 2013 worth USD357 billion according to PhoCusWright ITB Asia study

Asia Pacific to remain world’s fastest-growing travel region in 2013 worth USD357 billion according to PhoCusWright ITB Asia study

SINGAPORE – Asia Pacific is set to continue to lead as the world’s fastest-growing travel region next year, reaching US$357 billion, a 64% increase over 2009, according to a study released today at ITB Asia by industry research authority, PhoCusWright. … October 18, 2012
PATA: Asia Pacific tourism arrivals grow in May but slowdown continues

PATA: Asia Pacific tourism arrivals grow in May but slowdown continues

BANGKOK, Thailand - International visitor arrivals into Asia Pacific destinations during May 2012 showed a collective gain of 3% year-on-year according to preliminary results released today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). This was the second … August 30, 2012
PATA: international arrivals increase in April but growth rate slows

PATA: international arrivals increase in April but growth rate slows

BANGKOK, Thailand - Collective international arrivals into Asia Pacific destinations grew by 4 percent year-on-year during April 2012, according to preliminary data released today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). In percentage growth terms, … July 31, 2012
PATA appoints Leong as Chief Operating Officer

PATA appoints Leong as Chief Operating Officer

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Ms. Sheila Leong as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective July 3, 2012. Sheila, a Singaporean national and a PATA staff member since 1998, assumes the role of COO, a newly-introduced … July 3, 2012
HiSo Online joins Brandsfever Group

HiSo Online joins Brandsfever Group

HiSo Online, a private shopping club in Thailand, has joined Brandsfever Group that runs multiple exclusive shopping clubs across Asia Pacific. Starting from today, HiSo Online members will have immediate access to Brandsfever Thailand ( http://siam.brandsfever.com … November 30, 2011
PATA announces name of new CEO as of October 31, 2011

PATA announces name of new CEO as of October 31, 2011

Martin Craigs has been named as the new CEO of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), effective October 31, 2011. Martin is the currently elected President of Aerospace Forum Asia (AFA) and Managing Partner at Hillcrest International Advisory. For … September 9, 2011
Asia and the Pacific record arrivals growth of 5 percent in February

Asia and the Pacific record arrivals growth of 5 percent in February

Asia and the Pacific record arrivals growth of 5 percent in February BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today released preliminary figures for international visitor arrivals into Asia and the Pacific [1] for the month … April 26, 2011
PATA Chapter delegates to enjoy unique access to Temple of Heaven

PATA Chapter delegates to enjoy unique access to Temple of Heaven

BANGKOK, Thailand - Delegates of the PATA Chapter Colloquium will enjoy a rare night access to Beijing’s famous “Temple of Heaven” for a special cocktail reception on the evening of April 8, 2011. Chapter members will be guests at the opening ceremony … March 31, 2011
PATA conference to debate key issues

PATA conference to debate key issues

BANGKOK, Thailand - The PATA 60th Anniversary and Conference offers delegates the opportunity to come to grips with some of the biggest issues shaping the travel and tourism industry. "Plenary Three: New Realities of Travel" will debate current and … March 23, 2011
European visitor volume predicted for Asia Pacific in 2011-13

European visitor volume predicted for Asia Pacific in 2011-13

Visitors from Europe are a substantial component of the Asia Pacific arrivals count, generating 34.5 million visits in 2009, some 9.5% of the international inbound volume to the region for that year. While the relative share of arrivals from Europe … March 10, 2011
PATA 60th anniversary and conference is 2011’s must-attend event

PATA 60th anniversary and conference is 2011’s must-attend event

BANGKOK, Thailand - PATA’s 60th Anniversary and Conference promises to be the most exciting event of the 2011 tourism calendar. Marking the return of the PATA Annual Conference, as well as a celebration of six decades of building tourism, it is a must-attend … March 1, 2011
IATA hails PATA’s key role in Asia Pacific travel and tourism

IATA hails PATA’s key role in Asia Pacific travel and tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand: Giovanni Bisignani, director general and chief executive officer of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has hailed the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA) unique contribution to the region’s tourism industry. … February 17, 2011
Dynamic Asia heads for new record in 2010

Dynamic Asia heads for new record in 2010

SINGAPORE - Asia Pacific is powering ahead as one of the most dynamic regions for world tourism in 2010. Outbound travel is increasing at double-digit rates and will end this year well ahead of 2008 levels, thus setting a new record, according to the … December 16, 2010
21st TTG Travel Awards 2010

21st TTG Travel Awards 2010

A total number of 48,300 nominations were received this year from TTG readers across the Asia-Pacific who participated in the print and online voting exercise for the Travel Awards. Based on these results, 25 new awardees emerged across various categories, … October 7, 2010
Recovery momentum continues for Asia Pacific travel and tourism

Recovery momentum continues for Asia Pacific travel and tourism

Amid mounting optimism for a promising year ahead for the Asian travel industry, EyeforTravel’s 6th Travel Distribution Summit Asia in Singapore (April 28-29) will focus on the theme of economic recovery and how the industry can capitalize on the changed … March 9, 2010
Agoda and Swissotel partner to distribute Asia Pacific properties

Agoda and Swissotel partner to distribute Asia Pacific properties

Agoda.com, an online travel company specializing in discount hotel bookings throughout Asia, has announced a partnership with Swissotel Hotels & Resorts to distribute its luxury properties throughout the Asia-Pacific region, with prime locations as China, … April 16, 2009

Hilton unmasks hidden perils of conference calls

SINGAPORE – Next time you’re on that conference call and have a sneaking suspicion that people aren’t listening to you - it could be because they’re "otherwise engaged." Thirty-five percent of senior executives admit to staying on a conference … April 15, 2009

11 Pullman hotels open and 12 more on the way in Asia Pacific

Pullman hotels, designed for today’s business traveler, announced today that the pace of the brands expansion in the region has exceeded forecast with a hotel having opened every five weeks. The Pullman Hotels and Resorts brand was launched in Asia … March 31, 2009

"Five Piece Band" to perform at Hong Kong Arts Festival

What do jazz legends Chick Corea and John McLaughlin, award-winning Latin-African jazz artist Omar Sosa, and the bossa nova diva Lisa Ono have in common? Their home when they are in Hong Kong is the InterContinental Grand Stanford. Performing at the … March 13, 2009
Tourism will be a key factor in the global drive out of recession

Tourism will be a key factor in the global drive out of recession

GUILIN, China / MADRID, Spain -­ Tourism is facing increasingly difficult conditions as the global economy deteriorates and Asia and the Pacific, one of fastest-growing tourism regions in the world, is also strongly feeling the impact of the global slowdown. … December 22, 2008
Carlson Hotels joins EventBidder.com, boosting the online  B-to-B travel services’ offerings in Asia Pacific

Carlson Hotels joins EventBidder.com, boosting the online B-to-B travel services’ offerings in Asia Pacific

Carlson Hotels Worldwide – Asia Pacific, one of the world’s largest, privately-owned, hotel companies, is now represented on EventBidder.com, a global Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) service used by agency buyers in more than … November 10, 2008
Everybody Sells Starwood sales blitz!

Everybody Sells Starwood sales blitz!

BANGKOK, Thailand – Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien, held the Sales Blitz activity called “Everybody Sells Starwood” to uncover new MICE leads for Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Asia Pacific. Sales associates and non-sales associates … September 10, 2008



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