PATA announces the release of a new book from PATA Life Member, Joseph A. McInerney, ‘Change is the New Status Quo’

BANGKOK, 2015-2-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is proud to announce the release of a new title from PATA Life Member, Joseph A. McInerney, a leader and expert in the international hospitality and lodging industry. In the book, titled Change is the New Status Quo and published by Charles Pinot, he describes a lifelong tale of his personal and professional experiences that revolve around the idea that by accepting and adapting to change, you’re allowing yourself, and your business, the ability to grow and ultimately succeed.

Change is the New Status Quo is now

In his engaging new book, McInerney presents an immersive true story of growth by thoughtful reaction and adaptability, and how we can all learn to embrace change for the better. Through his colourful tales he paints a journey that spans through time and continents as he paves the way to becoming a president and CEO of ITT Sheraton’s Franchise Division, Hawthorn Suites, Forte Hotels, the Pacific Asia Travel Association, and the American Hotel & Lodging Association, as well as his own McInerney Hospitality International LLC.

Throughout his career, McInerney has been a change agent – growing brands, creating earning streams, increasing profits, enhancing brand image, and significantly improving employee morale at the companies and associations he managed.

“Joe McInerney is not only one of the most sincere and kind people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, he’s completely genuine. You don’t need to work in the hospitality industry to enjoy his story, it’s a powerful and compassionate account of his life and career that leaves you touched and invigorated with inspiration,” said Keri Ribardiere, Book Division President at Charles Pinot.

A narrative that memoirs his life and career success, Change is the New Status Quo will motivate that successful person that lies inside all of us, and help you to embrace and accept change to work in your favour.


About PATA
Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, comprising 90 government, state and city tourism bodies, nearly 30 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 57 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 43 local PATA chapters worldwide. The chapters organise travel industry training and business development events. Their grassroots activism underpins PATA’s membership of the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which includes ACI, CLIA, IATA, ICAO, WEF, UNWTO and the WTTC. The PATAmPOWER platform delivers unrivalled data, forecasts and insights from the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre to members’ desktops and mobile devices anywhere in the world. PATA’s Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing, Sydney, Dubai, London and New York. Visit


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