PATA Forecasts Strong Growth in Asia Pacific International Visitor Arrivals Amid Post-COVID Recovery

(IN SHORT) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) unveils its Executive Summary report detailing forecasts for international visitor arrivals (IVAs) across the Asia Pacific region from 2024 to 2026. Despite potential scenarios ranging from mild to severe, the report predicts robust annual growth, with pre-COVID arrival levels anticipated to be surpassed by 2024. PATA CEO… Read the full press release

PATA Travel Mart 2024: Uniting Asia Pacific’s Tourism Industry in Bangkok

(IN SHORT) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is gearing up to host the 47th edition of PATA Travel Mart (PTM) at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand, from August 27-29. With Thailand serving as the backdrop for this significant event, PATA Chair Peter Semone highlights the enduring partnership between PATA… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Partners with Disney+ to Offer Exclusive Inflight Entertainment Experience in Asia-Pacific

The first airline in Asia-Pacific to bring Disney+ Original titles to the skies (IN SHORT) Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s flagship airline, is set to become the first airline in the Asia-Pacific region to offer Disney+ Original titles as part of its inflight entertainment experience. Starting from December 1, 2023, passengers on Cathay Pacific flights will… Read the full press release

Marriott Expands “Check Out for Children” Donation Program in Multiple Regions

Marriott Relaunches and Expands its Donation Program in the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific (IN SHORT) Marriott International has partnered with UNICEF to relaunch and expand its “Check Out for Children” donation program, coinciding with World Children’s Day. The initiative encourages guests at Marriott properties to make voluntary contributions for each… Read the full press release

JW Marriott Launches ‘Stay in the Moment’ Campaign Starring South Korean Actor Lee Min-ho in Asia-Pacific

Renowned actor Lee Min-Ho Stars in K-drama inspired campaign video capturing the beauty of immersive surroundings and mindful moments (IN SHORT) JW Marriott, a luxury brand within Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio, has unveiled its “Stay in the Moment” campaign in the Asia-Pacific region. The campaign features a K-drama-inspired video starring renowned South Korean actor, Lee Min-ho…. Read the full press release

PATA and ICCA Forge Partnership to Boost Business Travel and Sustainability in Asia Pacific

(IN SHORT) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration in promoting responsible and sustainable growth within the travel and tourism industry, both regionally and globally. The agreement, signed during the 62nd ICCA Congress hosted by the Thailand… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines Set to Host AAPA’s 67th Assembly of Presidents, Focusing on Sustainable Air Transport Growth in Asia Pacific

(IN SHORT) Singapore Airlines (SIA) will host the 67th edition of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) Assembly of Presidents on November 9 and 10, 2023, at Singapore’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The AAPA consists of 14 member airlines and serves as the trade association for scheduled international carriers in the Asia Pacific region. The… Read the full press release

UNWTO and PATA Collaborate to Promote Sustainable Tourism in Asia-Pacific Region

(IN SHORT) The 17th edition of the UNWTO-PATA Forum, held in Guilin, China, from October 26 to 27, 2023, reaffirmed the partnership between the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to guide the sustainable development of tourism in the Asia-Pacific region. The forum, organized with co-hosts including the… Read the full press release

Asia Pacific Tourism Shows Resilience with Strong Rebound in International Visitor Arrivals

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — After a series of annual contractions in international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in recent years, calendar year 2022 saw 44 destinations across the Asia Pacific region end with a collective annual gain of almost 124.2 million foreign arrivals, to return a collective inbound count of nearly 265.5 million,… Read the full press release

PATA Recognizes Outstanding Contributions to Asia Pacific Tourism

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has presented awards to two individuals in recognition for their contributions to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The following awards were presented on Saturday, October 7 during the PATA Board Dinner and Awards Presentation hosted by… Read the full press release

PATA Signs MoU with SPTO to Strengthen Partnership and Encourage Advocacy Marketing and Communication in the Asia Pacific Region

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), to promote and strengthen shared interests between the two organisations in the areas of market access, innovative events, membership and communications to name a few. PATA Chair Peter… Read the full press release

PATA Gold Awards 2023: Celebrating Excellence and Innovation in Asia Pacific Tourism Industry

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel and tourism industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the PATA Gold Awards 2023. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2023. Now in its 39th year and sponsored… Read the full press release

AirAsia Launches 10 Million FREE* Seats Mega Sale for Travel to Asia, Asia Pacific, and Beyond!

Flights to domestic and international destinations as low as RM23* and RM60, respectively Fly to our long-haul destinations from just RM329* Newly launched routes to China starting from RM299* For booking from now till 19 March 2023 with travel period between 4 September 2023 and 13 Aug 2024 Sepang, Malaysia, 2023-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

CWT Appointed as Corporate Travel Management Partner for Antengene Corporation Limited in Asia Pacific and North America

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2023-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT today (March 08, 2023) announced that it has been appointed by biopharmaceutical company Antengene Corporation Limited (Antengene) as its corporate travel management partner for Asia Pacific and North America, following a competitive two-month RFP process. Founded in Shanghai in 2017, Antengene now has branch offices in… Read the full press release

PATA Predicts Strong Annual Increase in Inbound Visitors to Asia Pacific in 2023

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The latest forecasts from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) predict strong annual increases in inbound visitor numbers for Asia Pacific under each of the mild, medium, and severe scenarios in 2023, with growth rates ranging from 71% under the latter scenario conditions to as much as 104%… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Promotes Rainer Stampfer to President of Global Operations and Rami Sayess to President of Hotel Operations in Asia Pacific

Promotions of Rainer Stampfer and Rami Sayess further strengthen Four Seasons global operations across new and existing hotels, resorts, residences and experiential offerings Toronto, Canada, 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, announces key appointments to its operations leadership team with the promotion of Rainer Stampfer to President,… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways (ANA) Recognized as the Top Airline for On-Time Performance in Both Global and Asia Pacific

ANA named top performer in Global airline category and in Asia Pacific region. This is the second consecutive year that ANA was ranked first in the Global and Asia Pacific category, a record accomplishment in the world. This is the fourth consecutive year that ANA has been ranked first in Asia Pacific. TOKYO, JAPAN, 2023-Jan-14… Read the full press release

Emirates invites passengers to experience sparkling sensations of the worlds’ most outstanding champagnes at 40,000 feet

Only airline in the world to serve top champagnes Dubai, UAE, 2022-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates is currently the only commercial airline in the world officially serving Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Dom Pérignon onboard. Global airline exclusive agreements are in place until 2024, meaning that Emirates is the only international airline offering a ‘taste of the… Read the full press release

Hyatt to expand footprint of luxury and lifestyle hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific

Expanding footprint of luxury and lifestyle hotels and resorts sees Hyatt’s brands entering new markets across the region, offering unique experiences to guests, World of Hyatt members and customers CHICAGO, IL, 2022-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (September 6, 2022) announced plans for the continued growth of its brand portfolio… Read the full press release

Moxy® Hotels launches augmented reality experience in Asia Pacific

Moxy Channels its “Play On” Spirit, Breaking the Boundaries of Multiple Dimensions from the Hotel into the Virtual World BETHESDA, MD, 2022-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Moxy® Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, announced today (JULY 12, 2022) the launch of the “Moxy Universe, Play Beyond” augmented reality experience in… Read the full press release

Marriott International expands Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy™ program to 100 hotels across Asia Pacific

Purpose-led program collaborates with creative arts initiative PARDICOLOR to reimagine travel posters as part of expansion HONG KONG, 2022-May-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International today (MAY 12, 2022) announced the expansion of Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy™, a program that offers meaningful travel across Asia Pacific. The program now spans close to 100 hotels across… Read the full press release

Royal Caribbean International launches hotel booking engine

New System, Powered By Priceline, Has Thousands of Hotel Options for Pre- and Post-cruise Adventures MIAMI, FL, 2022-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (March 16, 2022), Royal Caribbean International launched a hotel booking engine to make it easy for vacationers to opt in for additional days of adventure before or after their cruise. Royal Caribbean… Read the full press release

DHL Express announces Crew and Maintenance agreement with Singapore Airlines

Singapore, 2022-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has entered into a Crew and Maintenance agreement (CM) with Singapore Airlines (SIA) to deploy five Boeing 777 freighters. This agreement marks a further step in DHL Express’ expansion of its intercontinental air network to meet customer demand in… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association releases destination-specific reports for each of 39 destinations within the Asia Pacific region

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In follow up to the most recent release of the PATA “Asia Pacific Overall Visitor Forecasts 2022-2024” last week, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today (February 24, 2022) announced the release of destination-specific reports for each of 39 destinations within the Asia Pacific region. Sponsored by Visa and with… Read the full press release

Award winning bartenders from Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in the Asia Pacific region team up to present a curated menu of special cocktails

Poured by Four Seasons sees award winning bartenders from Four Seasons hotels in Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Hong Kong present a curated menu of special cocktails from February 17 to March 3 at BKK Social Club Bangkok, Thailand, 2022-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Bartenders from Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in the… Read the full press release

Marriott International to open nearly 100 hotels in Asia Pacific in 2022

Company expects to open nearly 100 hotels in Asia Pacific in 2022 HONG KONG, 2022-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today (FEBRUARY 9, 2022) announced its plans to further expand its portfolio across Asia Pacific, targeting to open its 1000th property in the region in late 2022. The company expects to… Read the full press release

The latest PATA 2022 and 2024 international visitor arrival forecasts covering 39 Asia Pacific destinations

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has been collating, assessing and sharing international visitor arrival (IVA) forecasts annually for the past two decades. With the onset of COVID-19 and the ever-changing landscape of the pandemic, these forecasts, published in conjunction with Hong Kong Polytechnic University, have been… Read the full press release

Minor Hotels announces NH Collection Doha Oasis Hotel & Beach Club slated to open in mid-2022

Doha, Qatar, 2022-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 528 hotels and resorts in 55 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, is pleased to announce the signing of an upcoming addition to its portfolio… Read the full press release

Qatar Executive expands its fleet with three Gulfstream G650ER aircraft

Latest delivery brings the total number of Gulfstream G650ER aircraft in the private jet charter division fleet to 11  DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Executive is excited to announce it has taken delivery of a further three Gulfstream G650ER aircraft, reaffirming its position as the largest owner-operator of the ultramodern jet,… Read the full press release

IATA appoints Philip Goh as Regional Vice President for Asia-Pacific

Singapore, 2021-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Philip Goh as its Regional Vice President for Asia-Pacific with effect from today (13 September 2021). Goh succeeds Conrad Clifford, who has been IATA’s Deputy Director General since 1 July 2021. Goh is a 34-year veteran of the… Read the full press release