Pacific Asia Travel Association to organise the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019 in Pattaya, Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019 (PDMF 2019) in Pattaya, Thailand from November 27 – 29. The announcement was made by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy at the conclusion of the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018) in Khon Kaen, Thailand. PDMF 2019 will… Read the full press release

PATA hosted successful PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 in Khon Kaen, Thailand

KHON KAEN, Thailand, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018), with the theme “Growth with Goals’, officially began on Wednesday, November 28 attracting 290 delegates from 25 destinations. The event, hosted by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) with the support of Khon… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association held successful PATA Human Capacity Building Programme in the Maldives

MALE, Maldives, 2018-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the success of the first PATA Human Capacity Building Programme in the Maldives on July 12-17, 2017, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) organized the second PATA Human Capacity Building Programme with the theme ‘Growth Hacking: How to Scale Your Business Exponentially’ on November 22, 2018 … Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association to hold PATA Travel Mart 2019 in Astana, Kazakhstan

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise PATA Travel Mart 2019 in Astana, Kazakhstan in September. The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Tourism National Company JSC, the key organization in the tourism industry effectively promoting the tourist brand… Read the full press release

PATA to host its second ‘PATA Human Capacity Building Programme’ in the Maldives on November 22, 2018

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to stage its second ‘PATA Human Capacity Building Programme’ in the Maldives on November 22, 2018. The event, with the theme ‘Growth Hacking: How to Scale Your Business Exponentially, is organised in partnership with the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour… Read the full press release

PATA Annual Summit 2020 to be held in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE from May 15-18

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the PATA Annual Summit 2020 from May 15-18 in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The announcement was made by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy during the PATA Board Meeting on… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association recognized the accomplishments of PATA Chapters and Student Chapter in Langkawi, Malaysia

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) honoured the accomplishments of three PATA Chapters and one Student Chapter in Langkawi, Malaysia on Saturday, September 15 during the PATA Board Dinner and Chapter Awards Presentation, hosted by Tourism Malaysia. PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “The PATA Chapter and Student Chapters, through… Read the full press release

PATA Recovery Advisory Group ready to assist disaster affected destinations around the world

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — With the frequency and severity of natural disasters occurring around the world, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is ready to assist affected destinations around the world as they look to quickly rebuild and recover. The PATA Recovery Advisory Group assists member destinations in identifying key challenges facing the sector and providing… Read the full press release

PATA held highly successful PATA Youth Symposium in Langkawi, Malaysia

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and the Alumni Association of UiTM Students’ Representative Council (PIMPIN) in collaboration with the PATA Malaysia Chapter, Tourism Malaysia and Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark, took place on September 12, 2018 on the first day of PATA Travel… Read the full press release

WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018 winners announced at the PATA Travel Mart 2018

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — For the 3rd time, World Tourism Forum Lucerne organized the WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp, this year integrated in PATA Travel Mart 2018, with the aim of finding revolutionary and innovative ideas in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. After two evaluation rounds, the 15 most innovative Start-Ups have been chosen… Read the full press release

PATA announces a dynamic line up of speakers for the second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered a dynamic line up of speakers for the second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort in Apia, Samoa on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The event is organised in partnership with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and generously hosted by… Read the full press release

The next PATA Youth Symposium ‘Inspiring Tourism Leaders of Tomorrow’ to take place on September 12 in Langkawi, Malaysia

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The next PATA Youth Symposium, with the theme ‘Inspiring Tourism Leaders of Tomorrow’, will take place on the first day of PATA Travel Mart 2018 on Wednesday, September 12 at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) in Langkawi, Malaysia. Organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Human Capital Development… Read the full press release

The 11th PATAcademy-HCD ‘Going Green how to run a sustainable resort’ to take place in Langkawi, Malaysia in December

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The 11th PATAcademy-HCD, under the theme ‘Going Green how to run a sustainable resort’, is set to take place at the award-winning Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa (FLGK) in Langkawi, Malaysia on December 11-13, 2018. Organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the latest programme focuses on… Read the full press release

PATA and SPTO to host second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) in Apia, Samoa on October 3, 2018

BANGKOK, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in partnership with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) will organise the second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) in Apia, Samoa on October 3, 2018. The event, generously hosted by the Samoa Tourism Authority (STA), brings together a dynamic and unique line up of international thought leaders recognised for their… Read the full press release

PATA announces partnership with The Travel Corporation to address food waste in tourism

BANGKOK, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a partnership with The Travel Corporation (TTC) to address food waste in tourism. As an official sponsor of the BUFFET (Building an Understanding for Food Excess in Tourism) Initiative, TTC has made a commitment to help raise awareness of food waste in the travel… Read the full press release

2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards winners unveiled

BANGKOK, 2018-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Winners of the 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards are announced today (July 18, 2018) by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). These awards, generously supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), this year recognise the achievements of 27 separate organisations and individuals. The awards ceremony takes… Read the full press release

PATA and STR to host “Certification in Advanced Hotel and Tourism Analytics (CAHTA) by PATA/STR” training programme

BANGKOK, 2018-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in collaboration with STR will organise the “Certification in Advanced Hotel and Tourism Analytics (CAHTA) by PATA/STR” on November 19-20, 2018 at the PATA Engagement Hub, Bangkok, Thailand. CAHTA is a certification focused on data research for hospitality industry professionals geared towards hotel revenue managers, general managers,… Read the full press release

PATA empowers members with comprehensive view of destination visitor data through partnership with ADARA

BANGKOK, 2018-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new Strategic Partnership agreement with ADARA, the enterprise-wide data solution for travel brands, to empower its members with a comprehensive view of destination visitor data for more powerful and efficient marketing campaigns. As part of the agreement, ADARA will work… Read the full press release

PATA and Skål International to promote responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Skål International have announced a new organisational partnership, recognising the importance of promoting the responsible development of the travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy and Skål International CEO Daniela… Read the full press release

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and Gangwon Province host The PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018)

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018), under the theme ‘Building Bridges, Connecting People: How Collaboration Creates Opportunities’, opened in Gangnueng, Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea on May 17 with 372 delegates from 182 organisations representing 41 destinations attending the four-day event. Delegates also included 50 university students and student… Read the full press release

PATA to hold two-day workshop on How to create engaging online video campaigns for brand-building and sales on June 25-26, 2018

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The 10th PATAcademy-HCD, under the theme ‘Online Video Marketing – How to create engaging online video campaigns for brand-building and sales’, takes place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on June 25-26, 2018. Using interactive learning approaches and hands-on assignments, the latest programme from PATA examines the… Read the full press release

PATA announces winner of 2018 PATA-IGLTA Foundation Sponsorship

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ —  The IGLTA Foundation has partnered with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to provide a unique opportunity for a Hong Kong Polytechnic University tourism student to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 35th Annual Global Convention, set for May 9-12 in Toronto, Canada. Thanakarn (Bella) Vongvisitsin… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association names Trevor Weltman as Chief of Staff

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Mr. Trevor Weltman as Chief of Staff effective April 2, 2018. Reporting to PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy, he will be responsible for planning, managing, coordinating and executing the Association’s various activities. Dr. Hardy said, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Trevor to the… Read the full press release

MATATO President Abdulla Ghiyas and one of the most active NGOs in the Maldives named as the 2018 PATA Face of the Future

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Abdulla Ghiyas, President of the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) – one of the most active NGOs in the Maldives dedicated to fostering and promoting the sub industry of local travel agents, is today named as the 2018 PATA Face of the Future. This is the… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association renews its preferred partnership with comScore

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has renewed its preferred partnership with comScore, a leading cross-platform measurement company that measures audiences, brands and consumer behaviour everywhere. PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “Data is increasingly essential in today’s business environment as we move inexorably towards a more exponential future. Our agreement… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association invites outstanding tourism industry organisations and individuals to submit entries for the PATA Gold Awards

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism industry organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the 2018 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards. The deadline for submissions is May 11, 2018. The Awards presentation will take place during PATA… Read the full press release

PayPal joins Pacific Asia Travel Association

PayPal joins Pacific Asia Travel Association BANGKOK, 2018-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome global technology platform and digital payments company PayPal Holdings, Inc. as its newest industry member. “As we are moving towards an exponential future at an unprecedented speed, it is important that travel and tourism stakeholders are… Read the full press release

PATA announces the Asia Pacific Youth & Sustainable Tourism Workshop on March 14 in Bangkok, Thailand

PATA announces the Asia Pacific Youth & Sustainable Tourism Workshop on March 14 in Bangkok, Thailand   BANGKOK, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), supported by the Global Peace Foundation and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), will organise the Asia Pacific Youth & Sustainable Tourism Workshop on… Read the full press release

PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018) to be held in Khon Kaen, Thailand from November 28-30

PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018) to be held in Khon Kaen, Thailand from November 28-30   CHIANG MAI, Thailand, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018) will be held in Khon Kaen, Thailand from November 28-30. The event, formerly… Read the full press release

World’s leading independent advertising technology company AppNexus becomes a PATA Preferred Partner

BANGKOK, 2018-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and AppNexus, the world’s leading independent advertising technology company, today (January 22, 2018) announced a new Preferred Partnership agreement. The agreement will allow PATA members to better understand the new landscape of programmatic advertising and how best to utilise it for their respective organisations. As a… Read the full press release