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

Royal Brunei Airlines joins the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) as its newest aviation member

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Brunei Airlines, the national carrier of Brunei Darussalam, has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Royal Brunei Airlines to the PATA family as our newest aviation member. I look forward to working with them as they… Read the full press release

PATA welcomes the Tourism Association of Sarajevo Canton as its newest government member

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome the Tourism Association of Sarajevo Canton (Visit Sarajevo) as its newest government member. The announcement was made by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy at PATA’s annual Aligned Advocacy Dinner in London, UK on Monday November 6, 2017 where the guests included Mr…. Read the full press release

PATA holds successful Global Insights Conference 2017

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2017-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The highly acclaimed annual PATA Global Insights Conference was once again a resounding success with nearly 200 delegates hearing from high profile speakers representing major international brands such as Boeing, Microsoft and TripAdvisor. Under the theme ‘R U Future Ready’ and with the support of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic… Read the full press release

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes inspires next generation of tourism professionals at the PATA Youth Symposium

MACAO SAR, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes inspires the next generation of tourism professionals at the PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT). The Symposium welcomed more than 250 local and overseas students and academia, as well as industry professionals. Organised by the… Read the full press release

The 40th edition of PATA Travel Mart 2017 attracted 1,131 delegates from 66 global destinations

MACAO SAR, 2017-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The 40th edition of PATA Travel Mart 2017 (PTM 2017), hosted by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), has attracted 1,131 delegates from 66 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 460 sellers from 252 organisations and 37 destinations, along with 293 buyers from 281 organisations and 51 source markets. PTM 2017… Read the full press release

PATA announces AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes as speaker at its Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, September 13

PATA announces AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes as speaker at its Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, September 13   BANGKOK, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT). Organised by the Association’s… Read the full press release

PATA To Hold Workshop on Effective Public Speaking

PATA To Hold Workshop on Effective Public Speaking   BANGKOK, 2017-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The 8th PATAcademy-HCD, under the theme ‘Unlocking the secrets to effective public speaking”, takes place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on June 26 – 28. This latest programme from PATA is designed to empower… Read the full press release

UAE To Host its First PATA event

UAE To Host its First PATA event   BANGKOK, 2017-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2018 will take place in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Al Ain is one of the world’s oldest permanently inhabited settlements and a UNESCO World Heritage Site…. Read the full press release

PATA Initiates Discussion of Emerging Adventure Tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China

PATA Initiates Discussion of Emerging Adventure Tourism in Luoyang, Henan, China   BANGKOK, 2017-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2017 (ATCM 2017) in conjunction with the Luoyang Adventure Tourism and Equipment Expo ended on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Luoyang, Henan province, China with over 500 delegates from 36 countries… Read the full press release

Experts from Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Microsoft to upgrade online data platform for timely insights into the Asia Pacific visitor economy

Experts from Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Microsoft to upgrade online data platform for timely insights into the Asia Pacific visitor economy   BANGKOK, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced a collaboration with Microsoft that is designed to improve tourism data collection and develop advanced analytics that help travel… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reacts to recent Executive Order in the USA

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reacts to recent Executive Order in the USA   BANGKOK, 2017-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reiterates its commitment to the right to travel as stated in Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Association recognises that each country has the… Read the full press release

242 delegates from 17 countries in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh for the PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2016 (NTFF2016)

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2016 (NTFF2016) in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh attracted 242 delegates from 17 countries. The event, hosted by the Bangladesh Tourism Board under the supervision of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, brought together delegates from the public and private sectors to share… Read the full press release

PATA appoints Jie Cheng Wong as Young Tourism Professional Ambassador effective January 1, 2017

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2016-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Miss Jie Cheng (JC) Wong as Young Tourism Professional Ambassador effective January 1, 2017. This new role has been created as part of the Association’s continuing commitment to the development of young tourism professionals. In her new role Miss Wong reports to… Read the full press release

President University to host PATA Youth Symposium at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition, BSD-Serpong, Indonesia on September 8, 2016

BANGKOK, 2016-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Human Capital Development Committee will organise a PATA Youth Symposium on the afternoon of Thursday, September 8, 2016, generously hosted by President University at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), BSD-Serpong, Indonesia. Under the theme ‘Young Entrepreneurs Role in Tourism’s Future’, the Symposium takes place on the first day of PATA… Read the full press release

PATA and Triip.me launch competition for millennials interested in building their own travel startup

A challenge for millennials and young tourism professionals to show their love for their city BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2016-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Entrepreneurship, travel and teamwork merge in a new competition designed to encourage millennials to build their own local tour businesses. The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in partnership with Triip.me and with the support of Gobi Partners, FWD Hong… Read the full press release