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PATA carries forward pledge to the complete visitor economy

PATA carries forward pledge to the complete visitor economy

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO Martin Craigs this week wrote to attendees and speakers of the PATA Annual Summit to pledge the association's ongoing support for the complete visitor economy. The concept of the complete … May 3, 2013
UNWTO and PATA join to advance tourism for economic growth in Asia

UNWTO and PATA join to advance tourism for economic growth in Asia

MADRID, Spain & BANGKOK, Thailand - Advancing economic diversification, cultural and environmental preservation through tourism are the key objectives of a new Strategic Partnership signed between UNWTO and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) … April 26, 2013
Smart businesses are embracing the youth travel segment

Smart businesses are embracing the youth travel segment

BANGKOK, Thailand - Next Gen travel industry professionals shared their forthright views with over 150 travel industry students and young professionals at the PATA Youth Forum on April 25 at Thammasat University in Bangkok. Interactive sessions debated … April 26, 2013
PATA China Responsible Tourism Awards announced

PATA China Responsible Tourism Awards announced

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will present its China Responsible Tourism Awards at the PATA Annual Summit in Bangkok on April 26. Mr. Joao Manuel Costa Antunes, PATA Chairman, will present the awards in four categories … April 24, 2013
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
PATA China Responsible Tourism Awards winners to be announced at PATA Annual Summit

PATA China Responsible Tourism Awards winners to be announced at PATA Annual Summit

BANGKOK, Thailand – Initiated by PATA China and the PATA China Chapter, the new PATA China Responsible Tourism Awards were announced at the second China Responsible Tourism Forum in Shanghai in November. The PATA China Responsible Tourism Award … April 11, 2013
Search, Connect, Experience – the Future of Tourism

Search, Connect, Experience – the Future of Tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand - Under the theme, “Search, Connect, Experience – the Future of Tourism,” the PATA Youth Forum will tap into the insights of industry leaders on how consumers will find, search, and connect to travel in the future. Hosted by the … April 2, 2013
Search, Connect, Experience – the Future of Tourism at PATA Youth Forum Bangkok

Search, Connect, Experience – the Future of Tourism at PATA Youth Forum Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will organize the PATA Youth Forum, with the theme, “Search, Connect, Experience – The Future of Tourism.” Hosted by the College of Innovation at Thammasat University, the Forum will … March 26, 2013
PATA Annual Summit speakers: travel and tourism needs to get more political

PATA Annual Summit speakers: travel and tourism needs to get more political

BANGKOK, Thailand - Travel industry leaders will issue a rallying call for politicians and government policy-makers around the world to start “Embracing the Complete Visitor Economy” at the PATA Annual Summit, which takes place Friday, April 26, in … March 18, 2013
PATA: 2012 was a record year for Asia/Pacific tourism

PATA: 2012 was a record year for Asia/Pacific tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand - Asia and the Pacific continued as a hot spot for international tourism in 2012, attracting what is expected to be in excess of 350 million international visitor arrivals, expanding its collective inbound count by more than 5% and generating … March 8, 2013
Leaders of the Complete Visitor Economy to convene at PATA Annual Summit in Bangkok

Leaders of the Complete Visitor Economy to convene at PATA Annual Summit in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand - Leaders of the Complete Visitor Economy will gather for the 2013 PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Annual Summit (2013PAS) in Bangkok, April 25-28, 2013. The PATA Youth Forum will commence on Thursday, April 25, followed by the … March 5, 2013
PATA connects Digital Innovation Asia to its Annual Summit

PATA connects Digital Innovation Asia to its Annual Summit

BANGKOK, Thailand - Located alongside, the Digital Innovation Asia events are deliberately timed to lead into the PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Annual Summit on April 25-28, which will attract around 400 of the most senior travel and tourism … March 1, 2013
PATA Gold Awards 2013 now open for submissions

PATA Gold Awards 2013 now open for submissions

BANGKOK, Thailand - Travel industry organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to successfully develop and promote travel and tourism in Asia Pacific can now submit entries to the 2013 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) … February 26, 2013
PATA Annual Summit to define and advance the complete visitor economy

PATA Annual Summit to define and advance the complete visitor economy

BANGKOK, Thailand - Leaders of the Complete Visitor Economy will gather for the 2013 PATA Annual Summit (2013PAS) in Bangkok April 25-28, 2013. Confirmed speakers include Taleb Rifai, Secretary General, UNWTO; David Scowsill, President, WTTC; Gloria Guevara, … February 22, 2013
PATA appoints Daniela Wagner as PATA European Coordinator

PATA appoints Daniela Wagner as PATA European Coordinator

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Ms. Daniela Wagner as PATA European Coordinator, effective February 22, 2013. Mr. Martin J. Craigs, PATA CEO, said: “I am delighted to welcome Ms. Daniela Wagner to the PATA … February 22, 2013
Call for PATA Face of the Future submissions

Call for PATA Face of the Future submissions

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Face of the Future award is open for submission until February 28, 2013. The winner will receive global media exposure via PATA Communications channels; a round-trip economy flight to Frankfurt … February 20, 2013
Travelindex becomes PATA Preferred Partner

Travelindex becomes PATA Preferred Partner

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is delighted to welcome Travelindex as the Preferred Partner. Travelindex is an online platform and data repository for the travel industry. It had over 18 million visitors in 2012. Travelindex … February 15, 2013
PATA Annual Summit to define and advance the

PATA Annual Summit to define and advance the "Complete Visitor Economy"

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold the 2013 PATA Annual Summit (2013PAS) in Bangkok April 25-28, 2013. The PATA Youth Forum will commence on Thursday, April 25, followed by the one-day summit on Friday April 26, and … February 7, 2013
PATA launches crisis Rapid Recovery Task Force

PATA launches crisis Rapid Recovery Task Force

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) officially launched its Rapid Recovery Task Force (PRRT) at the association's Engagement Hub at its head office in Bangkok on January 31. The PRRT is a standing task force of the PATA CEO … January 31, 2013
PATA and WTTC reaffirm aligned advocacy agenda

PATA and WTTC reaffirm aligned advocacy agenda

BANGKOK, Thailand - Mr. Martin J. Craigs, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO, and Mr. David Scowsill, the President of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), outlined next steps and a united agenda in advocacy for the total travel industry … January 25, 2013
PATA attracts robust industry support during ATF event in Laos

PATA attracts robust industry support during ATF event in Laos

BANGKOK, Thailand - Over 150 travel industry professionals participated in the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Reception and Networking Event in Vientiane, Laos, January 21. The PATA event was a curtain raiser to the Asean Tourism Forum (ATF2013). Among … January 24, 2013
PATA Hub City Forum Sydney: the 3 Cs bite back

PATA Hub City Forum Sydney: the 3 Cs bite back

BANGKOK, Thailand - “Cost, Congestion and Competition – The Realities of Remaining Competitive,” will be the theme of the upcoming PATA Hub City Forum Sydney, to be held in Sydney, Friday, February 12 at the Sir Stamford Hotel, Macquarie St. Among … January 23, 2013
Travel Channel International becomes PATA Preferred Partner

Travel Channel International becomes PATA Preferred Partner

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce Travel Channel International as a new PATA Preferred Partner. Owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, the Travel Channel is the world's leading international travel broadcaster, … January 15, 2013
PATA: arrivals to Japan, Myanmar, Cambodia surge as Asia posts solid 5.5 percent visitor growth

PATA: arrivals to Japan, Myanmar, Cambodia surge as Asia posts solid 5.5 percent visitor growth

BANGKOK, Thailand - International visitor arrivals into Asia between January and September 2012 showed a collective increase of 5.5% year-on-year, according to preliminary results released today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). During … December 24, 2012
PATA Micronesia Chapter elects new officers

PATA Micronesia Chapter elects new officers

TUMON, Guam - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Micronesia Chapter wrapped up its Quarterly General Membership Meeting and Election for the 2013-2014 term. The meetings took place from December 11-12, 2012 and were attended by chapter delegates … December 18, 2012
Free training offered by PATA Micronesia Chapter

Free training offered by PATA Micronesia Chapter

TUMON, Guam - The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) will host the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Micronesia Chapter Quarterly Membership Meeting next week. Several dozen guests and chapter delegates representing the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana … December 7, 2012
PATA Travel Mart 2013 to take place in Chengdu, China from September 25-27

PATA Travel Mart 2013 to take place in Chengdu, China from September 25-27

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced that PATA Travel Mart 2013 will take place September 25-27 at Century City New International Convention & Exhibition Center, Chengdu, in Sichuan province, China. Alongside … November 29, 2012
Bigger attendance at expanded PATA China Responsible Tourism Forum

Bigger attendance at expanded PATA China Responsible Tourism Forum

SHANGHAI, China - The second PATA China Responsible Tourism & China-ASEAN Tourism Development Forum concluded in Shanghai November 16 with 152 participants, up from 130 who attended the first forum on December 16, 2011. All delegates interacted with … November 22, 2012
PATA announces the 2nd China Responsible Tourism Forum

PATA announces the 2nd China Responsible Tourism Forum

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in collaboration with the Marketing & International Cooperation Department of China National Tourism Administration and the ASEAN-China Centre, will organize the 2nd China Responsible Tourism … November 6, 2012
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
PATA stages Thrilla in Manila debate at PTM week

PATA stages Thrilla in Manila debate at PTM week

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is to break new ground in the conduct and content of industry forums globally by holding the first-ever debate on the future of travel and tourism between the PATA CEO and a leading regional … September 7, 2012
Chairman Antunes advances the PATA Next Gen agenda in India

Chairman Antunes advances the PATA Next Gen agenda in India

BANGKOK, Thailand - Mr. João Manuel Costa Antunes, in his capacity as PATA Chairman, held dialogue with India’s tourism industry leaders in New Delhi, August 28. It was the Chairman’s first official PATA visit since becoming Chairman in April. Chairman … August 31, 2012
Travel Guard is a new PATA Preferred Partner

Travel Guard is a new PATA Preferred Partner

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce Travel Guard, a Chartis company and worldwide leader in travel insurance and assistance, as a new PATA Preferred Partner. The partnership aims to increase opportunities … August 16, 2012
PATA connects industry leaders and youth at PATA Youth Forum

PATA connects industry leaders and youth at PATA Youth Forum

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Education and Training Committee, Taylor’s University, and Lyceum of the Philippines University will organize the Manila Youth Forum on Thursday, September 27, 0900-1500 hours, at Lyceum … August 9, 2012
PATA promotes Mam Chotipantawanon

PATA promotes Mam Chotipantawanon

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the promotion of Ms. "Mam" Puangthip Chotipantawanon as Director of Operations effective August 1 reporting to Chief Operating Officer Ms. Sheila Leong.Mam is responsible for … August 3, 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 Chairman updated on China’s Hubei Province tourism growth plans

PATA Chairman updated on China’s Hubei Province tourism growth plans

BANGKOK, Thailand - Over 3,000 attendees joined the 6th Central China Tourism Expo (CCTE), which took place July 6-8 in the City of Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. The 3-day travel trade event was organized by Hubei Provincial Tourism Administration and … July 10, 2012
Growing UK-Asia Pacific links emphasized at PATA Hub City London

Growing UK-Asia Pacific links emphasized at PATA Hub City London

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) hosted the PATA Hub City Forum, London, July 5, 2012 at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall. The objective was to engage on a variety of strategic matters including UK border issues, inward … July 6, 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
PATA Next Gen to “Build the Business Beyond Profits” in Malaysia

PATA Next Gen to “Build the Business Beyond Profits” in Malaysia

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will organize the 2012 PATA Annual Conference (PAC2012) hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia, and Tourism Malaysia. The conference will address the theme "Building the Business Beyond … February 22, 2012
PATA: Asia-Pacific tourism poised to record 6 percent growth for 2011

PATA: Asia-Pacific tourism poised to record 6 percent growth for 2011

BANGKOK, Thailand - Preliminary results released today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) show a collective increase of 6 percent year-on-year for international arrivals into Asia/Pacific destinations during each of the months of October and … January 27, 2012
PATA Micronesia meets for its Tri-Annual meeting

PATA Micronesia meets for its Tri-Annual meeting

TUMON, Guam - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Micronesia Chapter gathered for its 3rd Tri-Annual meeting in Palau from December 14-17, 2011. The meetings were held at the Palau International Coral Reef Center, and more than 30 members of the … January 6, 2012
Pacific Asia Travel Association names 3 Hawaii tourism professionals to Industry Council

Pacific Asia Travel Association names 3 Hawaii tourism professionals to Industry Council

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is currently holding its 60th Anniversary Conference at the China World Hotel in Beijing from April 9-12, 2011. Part of the conference program included the appointment of delegates to its Industry Council, of … April 11, 2011
PATA to release China Tourism Forecast 2011-2013

PATA to release China Tourism Forecast 2011-2013

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will be launching its forecasts of travel demand for regional China on Monday, April 11, 2011 during the PATA 60th Anniversary and Conference, April 9-12, 2011, at the China World Hotel, Beijing. … April 4, 2011
PATA’s future role up for debate at 60th Anniversary and Conference

PATA’s future role up for debate at 60th Anniversary and Conference

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association's (PATA) role as a membership association will be the focus of discussions at the first plenary session of the 60th Anniversary and Conference, April 9-12, 2011, at the China World Hotel, Beijing. … March 16, 2011
PATA reveals tourism forecast for 2011-13

PATA reveals tourism forecast for 2011-13

BERLIN, Germany - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today announced its forecasts of travel demand for 42 destinations within the Asia Pacific region, predicting an annual average rate of growth in arrivals to these destinations of just under … March 9, 2011
PATA names 2011 Face of the Future winner

PATA names 2011 Face of the Future winner

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is delighted to announce that Tavalea Nilon of Samoa is the winner of the 2011 "Face of the Future" competition. She was selected from a group of six finalists, with Sitpasu Thongsuk of … March 9, 2011
UN World Tourism Organization praises PATA’s significant role in global tourism

UN World Tourism Organization praises PATA’s significant role in global tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand - Taleb Rifai, secretary-general of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), has praised PATA’s significant role in the growth of the global tourism industry. From 25 million arrivals worldwide in 1951, to over 900 million today, … February 24, 2011
PATA names Tomorrow’s Tourism finalists

PATA names Tomorrow’s Tourism finalists

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2011 "Tomorrow’s Tourism" competition. The competition, which was launched last September, challenged undergraduate students from PATA member … February 22, 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
PATA announces 2011 Grand and Gold Award winners

PATA announces 2011 Grand and Gold Award winners

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 PATA Gold Awards. These awards have long been proudly supported and sponsored by the Macau Government Tourist Office. This year, the awards recognize … February 2, 2011
Travel Industry Leaders Applaud First PATA CEO Challenge

Travel Industry Leaders Applaud First PATA CEO Challenge

Travel and tourism industry leaders offered glowing reviews for the first PATA CEO Challenge, held in Bangkok last week, describing it as "inspirational" and an "ambitious, brave and visionary event". Almost 97 per cent of delegates surveyed at the event, … May 6, 2008
Collaborative Opportunities Emerge From PATA CEO Challenge

Collaborative Opportunities Emerge From PATA CEO Challenge

Delegates at the inaugural Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO Challenge 2008: Confronting Climate Change agreed to collaborate on a range of initiatives to confront climate change, such as Banyan Tree's green audit program, Intrepid Travel's … April 30, 2008
Guam Attends the 4th Quarterly PATA Micronesia Chapter Meeting

Guam Attends the 4th Quarterly PATA Micronesia Chapter Meeting

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, … December 13, 2007



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