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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
TripAdvisor becomes PATA Strategic Partner

TripAdvisor becomes PATA Strategic Partner

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce TripAdvisor™ as a new PATA Strategic Partner. TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel … December 13, 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
Seychelles Minister of Tourism joins PATA for meeting at House of Commons in London

Seychelles Minister of Tourism joins PATA for meeting at House of Commons in London

Martin J. Craigs, the Chief Executive Officer of PATA, the Pacific Asia Travel Association, invited a group of selected Tourism Ministers and experts in the field of tourism for a meeting followed by dinner at the House of Commons in London. Minister … November 6, 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 Travel Mart opens in Manila

PATA Travel Mart opens in Manila

MANILA, Philippines - The PATA Travel Mart ( www.pata.org/events/pata-travel-mart-2012 ) 2012 opened today in Manila, Philippines. Some 925 attendees have joined the 3-day annual B2B travel industry event, organized by the Pacific Asia Travel Association … September 27, 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
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
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 commits to “Next Gen” action as conference opens

PATA commits to “Next Gen” action as conference opens

At the opening of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Conference in Kuala Lumpur on April 21, PATA CEO, Martin J. Craigs, will commit the association to a four-year phase of “Next Generation” action to underpin the 61-year old travel … April 20, 2012
PATA and Taylor’s University create Youth Tourism Forum

PATA and Taylor’s University create Youth Tourism Forum

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association [ www.pata.org/ ] (PATA), Taylor’s University [ www.taylors.edu.my/en/university/ ] (Division of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts), and the PATA Education and Training Committee will hold a … April 6, 2012
Jetwing Sea honored with PATA Gold Award

Jetwing Sea honored with PATA Gold Award

“We are committed to Sri Lanka, to her continued growth, to her continued fame, and to keeping her beautiful for the generations to come.” – Hiran Cooray, Chairman of Jetwing COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) honored … February 24, 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
PATA launches China Advisory Board and Beijing Chapter

PATA launches China Advisory Board and Beijing Chapter

BEIJING, China - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the PATA China Advisory Board at the first China Responsible Tourism Forum, organized by PATA, in cooperation with the Organizing Committee of the China International Heritage Towns … December 21, 2011
Successful PATA China Responsible Tourism Forum goes annual

Successful PATA China Responsible Tourism Forum goes annual

BEIJING, China - A series of case studies, presented at the first China Responsible Tourism Forum (CRTF) in Beijing on December 16, confirmed that responsible tourism is firmly on the agenda among small- and medium-sized enterprises in China. “The … December 21, 2011
Skål and PATA unite to promote Phuket tourism

Skål and PATA unite to promote Phuket tourism

PHUKET, Thailand - Skål International Phuket and South Thailand and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Thailand Chapter are launching a new era of tourism cooperation with local government and Phuket’s travel trade to aggressively promote the … September 21, 2011
PATA to organize Bhutan’s first travel trade event

PATA to organize Bhutan’s first travel trade event

BANGKOK, Thailand - The 3rd PATA Annual Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart will take place in Paro, Bhutan, February 3-7, 2012. The official theme for the event will be High Value Tourism – Low Impact Footprints. The gathering … September 13, 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 dominates Asia-Pacific tourism boom

Asia dominates Asia-Pacific tourism boom

BANGKOK, Thailand - Preliminary results released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today showed that international visitor arrivals into Asia/Pacific destinations1 grew by 6% year-on-year in June 2011. The positive momentum of the previous … August 31, 2011
PATA and WTTC join forces with APEC in groundbreaking study to create new business opportunities

PATA and WTTC join forces with APEC in groundbreaking study to create new business opportunities

BANGKOK, Thailand & LAS VEGAS, Nevada, US - Travel and tourism is widely recognized as a major engine for future economic growth within the economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) grouping. In 2010, the APEC economies collectively … May 16, 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 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 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
Asia and the Pacific record growth of 7 percent in January

Asia and the Pacific record growth of 7 percent in January

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today released preliminary figures for international visitor arrivals into Asia and the Pacific for January 2011, showing a 7 percent year-on-year expansion. South Asia set the pace with … March 21, 2011
PATA seeks member feedback following tsunami

PATA seeks member feedback following tsunami

BANGKOK, Thailand - Following the March 11, 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has sent messages of concern and support to PATA members in Japan. PATA has been in contact with its members in Japan and across … March 13, 2011
Space travel expert to headline PATA conference

Space travel expert to headline PATA conference

BANGKOK, Thailand - Eric Anderson, co-founder and chairman of Space Adventures, will be interviewed on stage by CNN’s Richard Quest, at the keynote session of PATA’s 60th Anniversary and Conference, April 9-12, 2011, at the China World Hotel, Beijing, … March 9, 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
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
PATA honors Walt Disney and General Chalermchai in PATA Gallery of Legends

PATA honors Walt Disney and General Chalermchai in PATA Gallery of Legends

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and PATA Hawaii Chapter, in cooperation with the Hawaii State Department of Transportation–Airports Division, organized the installation ceremony of name plaques in the PATA Gallery of … February 28, 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
Pacific Asia Travel Association to partner the 5th IIPT African Conference

Pacific Asia Travel Association to partner the 5th IIPT African Conference

STOWE, Vermont, USA: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has agreed to be a partner in the 5th International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) African Conference. The theme of the conference is: Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change … December 21, 2010
Green Globe Certification introduces new partners at PATA Travel Mart 2010

Green Globe Certification introduces new partners at PATA Travel Mart 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - Green Globe Certification will introduce its Asian partners at PATA Travel Mart 2010, September 14-17, Macau SAR. PATA Travel Mart is the leading travel industry marketplace. and this year it is being held at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel, … September 9, 2010
Building recovery in Thailand – UNWTO and PATA join forces to support tourism in Thailand

Building recovery in Thailand – UNWTO and PATA join forces to support tourism in Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) have conveyed their strong support of Thailand and its tourism industry as the country returns to normalcy following political unrest earlier in … July 2, 2010
Protests in Bangkok have not caused major disruption

Protests in Bangkok have not caused major disruption

The Tourism Authority of Thailand, in association with the Pacific Asia Travel Association, issued the following statement today (March 16): Both organizations seek to reassure tourists and business travelers visiting Thailand that the protests in … March 16, 2010
Skal International and PATA join forces in Bangkok

Skal International and PATA join forces in Bangkok

SKAL International Bangkok and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) held a joint Christmas Luncheon in Bangkok at the Dusit Thani Hotel on Tuesday, December 8. The event was attended by over 100 members and guests, among whom was the recently appointed … December 14, 2009
PATA appoints CFO

PATA appoints CFO

Narawat (Nora) Khamsai is the new chief financial officer at PATA. Nora joins the association from a Bangkok-based architecture and design company where she was group accounting manager. Her accountancy experience embraces the hospitality and tourism … May 7, 2009
PATA calls for urgent review of UK travel tax

PATA calls for urgent review of UK travel tax

The British government must review as a matter of urgency its decision to increase air passenger duty. That's the view of the Pacific Asia Travel Association. "It's no more than a swinging, punitive tax on business and on families. Destinations across … April 30, 2009
Former Thailand tourism chief elected chairman of PATA

Former Thailand tourism chief elected chairman of PATA

Newly-elected PATA chairman Phornsiri Manoharn believes the association has an increasingly important role to play in the current global economic crisis. She told the Association's AGM in Macau SAR yesterday (April 19) that PATA will continue to work … April 20, 2009
PATA lands high-profile speakers for Macau Business Forum

PATA lands high-profile speakers for Macau Business Forum

PATA has secured the services of two high-profile speakers from China (PRC) for the opening keynote addresses at this month's Business Forum in Macau SAR. Sheng Li, general manager, Visa, China and Dr. John Liu, VP of sales for Google in Greater … April 8, 2009
Some cause for industry hope in new PATA Tourism Forecasts

Some cause for industry hope in new PATA Tourism Forecasts

There's some cause for cautious optimism in the tourism and travel industry across the Asia Pacific region, according to PATA's strategic intelligence director John Koldowski.The PATA Tourism Forecasts 2009-2011, to be published this month, suggest growth … April 2, 2009
Modest growth in 2008 - but Q4 arrivals numbers take tumble

Modest growth in 2008 - but Q4 arrivals numbers take tumble

There are some small crumbs of comfort for the travel industry in the latest PATA Quarterly Tourism Monitor. Although figures just released for Q4 2008 covering 37 destinations show a year-on-year drop of 2.8 percent in international arrivals, the dip … March 11, 2009
Andrew faces up to PATA award

Andrew faces up to PATA award

Andrew Nihopara is the 2009 PATA Face of the Future. Andrew, marketing manager for the South Pacific Tourism Organization based in Suva, Fiji Islands, leads a team that embraces 13 national tourism offices in the South Pacific. His role includes managing … March 11, 2009
One third of leisure travelers say plans not affected by economy

One third of leisure travelers say plans not affected by economy

Despite economic turbulence worldwide, the Asia Pacific tourism industry has received a welcome boost from data contained in the Visa and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Asia Pacific Travel Intentions Survey "Determining Travel Preferences … February 16, 2009
Gilt-edged awards from PATA

Gilt-edged awards from PATA

It's time to 'go for the gold' with the PATA Gold Awards 2009. Travel and tourism industry stakeholders who have made outstanding contributions to develop and promote travel and tourism across the Asia Pacific region in a responsible manner may now submit … February 10, 2009
PATA forges partnership with OAG on airline data analysis

PATA forges partnership with OAG on airline data analysis

PATA, the Pacific Asia Travel Association, has forged a partnership with OAG (Official Airline Guide) designed to further strengthen the work of the association's Strategic Intelligence Centre (SIC). OAG is now PATA's 'preferred airline data supplier' … January 20, 2009
PATA Travel Monitor gives some cause for optimism

PATA Travel Monitor gives some cause for optimism

Figures reported in PATA's Travel Monitor for the third quarter of 2008, reflect the growing impact of the global economic downturn on travel and tourism across the Asia Pacific region. But the Monitor, which analyzes international arrival figures obtained … December 17, 2008
PATA forms key partnership to identify CSR best practice

PATA forms key partnership to identify CSR best practice

PATA, the Pacific Asia Travel Association, is seeking examples of industry best practice in corporate social responsibility (CSR) for a new guide to be published in 2009. The association has teamed up with sustainable development experts SNV and GTZ … December 9, 2008
PATA questions UK government policy on air departure taxes

PATA questions UK government policy on air departure taxes

The UK government's decision to raise departure taxes from British airports is short-sighted and self-defeating. That's the view of Brian Deeson, interim president and CEO of PATA, the Pacific Asia Travel Association. "At a time when the travel and … November 25, 2008
Industry praise for PATA's inaugural Tourism Strategy Forum

Industry praise for PATA's inaugural Tourism Strategy Forum

BANGKOK - The two-day PATA Tourism Strategy Forum hosted by the Kunming Municipal People's Government and the Yunnan Provincial Tourism Administration has received wide-ranging praise from delegates and speakers. The forum, titled 'Applying tourism … November 5, 2008
PATA partners with STCRC and EC3 Global to build tourism sustainability

PATA partners with STCRC and EC3 Global to build tourism sustainability

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has partnered with the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) and its subsidiary arm, EC3 Global, in the drive to encourage sustainable tourism and increase awareness about climate change. A … October 31, 2008
Research key to travel industry tie-ups

Research key to travel industry tie-ups

Research is a key driver to improved partnerships between all stakeholders in the travel and tourism industry including, amongst others, airlines, hotels, tour operators, and national tourism authorities. That's the view that PATA's Strategic Intelligence … October 31, 2008
New PATA report confirms record visitor numbers for Asia Pacific

New PATA report confirms record visitor numbers for Asia Pacific

BANGKOK - Figures just published by PATA show record numbers of international visitors to the Asia Pacific region. PATA's Annual Travel Monitor 2007, published by the Association's Strategic Intelligence Centre (SIC), states that almost 376 million … October 23, 2008
PATA Travel Mart hits high note in Hyderabad

PATA Travel Mart hits high note in Hyderabad

BANGKOK - There's a positive tone to initial feedback received from delegates attending PATA Travel Mart 2008 in Hyderabad. Results from PATA's eSurvey, conducted immediately after the event, show that 97 percent of buyers rate PTM 2008 as either … October 20, 2008
Latest data released by PATA suggests deteriorating market conditions starting to

Latest data released by PATA suggests deteriorating market conditions starting to "bite"

BANGKOK – Latest figures released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) indicate year-to-date growth, although positive, is down over the same period in 2007. These year-to-date numbers are for international arrivals into 39 destinations in … October 6, 2008
Leading futurist to headline PATA Tourism Strategy Forum

Leading futurist to headline PATA Tourism Strategy Forum

BANGKOK (September 26, 2008) – One of the world’s leading tourism industry futurists, Dr. Ian Yeoman will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Tourism Strategy Forum, which is bringing together tourism marketers, … September 26, 2008
Klong Rua Village Environmental Education Program wins 2008 PATA Gold Award

Klong Rua Village Environmental Education Program wins 2008 PATA Gold Award

The Klong Rua Village Environmental Education Program is a winner of the PATA Gold Awards 2008 in the Environment Award Category. Klong Rua Village is located in the remote forested areas of Ranong Province in Southern Thailand. Set amidst the lush … September 22, 2008
PATA CEO search well advanced

PATA CEO search well advanced

HYDERABAD, India (September 21, 2008) - Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) chair Janice Antonson today informed the PATA board of directors in Hyderabad, India that the organization had received an exceptional field of candidates for the CEO position, … September 21, 2008
The grandest and the golden celebrate in India

The grandest and the golden celebrate in India

HYDERABAD, INDIA (September 19, 2008) - An international airline, a tourism and transport development organization, a rainforest hideaway and a tropical island resort took away top honors at the presentation ceremony today for Asia Pacific's only truly … September 20, 2008
Host destination conjures magic at the Mart

Host destination conjures magic at the Mart

HYDERABAD, India (September 19, 2008) - By the final day of the three-day PATA Travel Mart 2008 (PTM 2008) held September 16-19, the vast majority of international buyer and seller delegates interviewed were unanimous in the opinion that Hyderabad had … September 20, 2008
Coventry accepts

Coventry accepts "Journalist of the Year" honor

HYDERABAD, India (September 19, 2008) - Veteran New Zealand travel writer Nigel Coventry today graciously accepted this year's "PATA Travel Journalist of the Year" Award. The Publishing Editor of New Zealand's "Inside Tourism," Mr. Coventry celebrated … September 20, 2008
PATA employs

PATA employs "greening" measures in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD, India (September 17, 2008) - PATA is reiterating its commitment to the environment by taking actions towards the greening of PATA Travel Mart 2008 (PTM08), which opened today in Hyderabad, India.PATA president and CEO Peter de Jong this morning … September 17, 2008
Asia Pacific-Africa travel and tourism industry cooperation strengthened

Asia Pacific-Africa travel and tourism industry cooperation strengthened

NEW YORK, NY - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Africa Travel Association (ATA) have renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further strengthen cooperation between the African and Asia Pacific travel and tourism industries. The … September 2, 2008
The grandest of them all - results of the 2008 PATA Gold Awards

The grandest of them all - results of the 2008 PATA Gold Awards

BANGKOK, THAILAND - What do an international airline, tourism and transport development organization, rainforest hideaway and tropical island resort have in common? They are all the "best of show" Grand Award winners in the Pacific Asia Travel Association … July 24, 2008
Nielsen and PATA join forces to launch first ever Indian outbound travel monitor

Nielsen and PATA join forces to launch first ever Indian outbound travel monitor

July 24, 2008, Mumbai - To help travel industry professionals better understand the growing Indian outbound travel market, The Nielsen Company has joined forces with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to launch the first ever Nielsen Indian Outbound … July 24, 2008
PATA Announces First 'Pacific Asia Media Exchange'

PATA Announces First 'Pacific Asia Media Exchange'

The first Pacific Asia Media Exchange (PAMEX) will take place June 14 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at Los Angeles Airport. The new event was formally announced by Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Regional Director-North America Mr Jim Ferguson … March 6, 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
Nobel Prize Recipient to Keynote PATA's CEO Challenge

Nobel Prize Recipient to Keynote PATA's CEO Challenge

Dr RK Pachauri, Chairman of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize-winning United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will be a keynote speaker at PATA's 'CEO Challenge 2008: Confronting Climate Change'.Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) … November 13, 2007

PATAs CEO CHALLENGE 2008 CONFRONTS CLIMATE CHANGE

BANGKOK, THAILAND, August 2, 2007 - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is challenging influential and passionate travel industry leaders to agree and sign on to a truly cross-sectoral industry response to climate change, one of the greatest global … August 2, 2007

PATA APPOINTS BRYANT & TRIPPTREE LTD. AS NORTH AMERICA REPRESENTATIVE

BANGKOK, THAILAND, July 26, 2007 - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed the representation firm Bryant & Tripptree Ltd. (BTL) as its representative in North America. The appointment, announced at the PATA head office in Bangkok, … July 26, 2007

CULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL THEMES DOMINATE 2007 PATA GOLD AWARDS

BANGKOK, THAILAND, July 25, 2007 - Cultural heritage and environmental tourism are the dominant themes of the winning entries in this year's Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards announced today. The four "best-of-show" Grand Awards will … July 25, 2007



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