The Pacific Asia Travel Association welcomes ecotourism industry leader Megan Epler Wood as its Special Advisor

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the appointment of thought leader, pioneer, teacher and ecotourism industry leader Megan Epler Wood as its Special Advisor on sustainable tourism development for destinations, business, and civil society. “We are honoured to have Megan as PATA’s special advisor…. Read the full press release

PATA announces winners of the 2022 PATA Gold Awards

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — During the 2022 PATA Gold Awards Ceremony held virtually on October 7, 2022, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the winners of the 2022 PATA Gold Awards. Proudly supported and sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for the last 27 years, this year’s awards… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association introduces Weekly Travel Recovery Dashboard

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the PATA Asia Pacific Snapshot: Weekly Travel Recovery Dashboard to support its destination members and the sector at large by offering an easy, comprehensive guide to the status of travel re-openings, new travel experiences, and the most current travel policies… Read the full press release

The PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2022 attracted 326 delegates from 22 destinations and 10 national tourism organisations

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2022 (PDMF 2022), with the theme “Building Back Sustainably through Cultural Heritage and Community-based Tourism”, officially began on Tuesday, August 2 at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand, attracting 326 delegates from 22 destinations and 10 national tourism organisations (NTOs)…. Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association launches new online resource to increase sustainability in the tourism sector

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online resource for increasing the sustainability of the tourism sector. The course, Targeting Zero Plastics in Tourism Businesses – with UNESCO, PATA & Expedia Group, is launched in conjunction with this year’s PATA Destination Marketing Forum (PDMF),… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association publishes the Food and Plastic Waste Reduction Standard for Tourism Businesses

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is proud to publish the Food and Plastic Waste Reduction Standard for Tourism Businesses as part of its commitment to the European Union (EU)-funded TourLink project, under the EU SWITCH-ASIA Programme. TourLink aims to drive Thai tour operators and suppliers, from… Read the full press release

PATA and GBTA to host inaugural PATA & GBTA APAC Travel Summit at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand

The two-day, first-of-its-kind joint event in Asia will address sustainability and best practices in the tourism, MICE, and corporate travel spheres BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Jul-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in partnership with the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) will host their inaugural PATA & GBTA APAC Travel Summit at… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association announces Dalberg as its newest corporate member

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-May-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome Dalberg as its newest corporate member. Dalberg is an impact advisory group operating from more than 30 locations worldwide that brings together strategy consulting, design thinking, big data analytics, and research to address complex social and environmental… Read the full press release

PATA to hold PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2022 in Songkhla, Thailand from August 2-4

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2022 (PDMF 2022) at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Songkhla, Thailand from August 2-4. The event, under the theme “Building Back Sustainably through Cultural Heritage and Community-based Tourism”, is generously hosted by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), the Tourism Authority… 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

PATA welcomes the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as its newest government member

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as its newest government member. STB’s mission is to shape a dynamic tourism landscape for Singapore in partnership with industry and community. PATA CEO Liz Ortiguera said, “I am truly honoured to… Read the full press release

New report by PATA and Vynn Capital: digital transformation can drive faster recovery for the travel industry and make it more resilient

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The travel and tourism industry can accelerate travel recovery and become more resilient by adopting technology solutions according to a new report released today (January 27, 2022) by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Vynn Capital, a Southeast Asia based venture capital firm. The report, The… 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

PATA announces partnership with global payments enablement and software company Flywire

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ —The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new preferred partnership with Flywire, a global payments enablement and software company with significant experience in the travel industry. “Flywire’s travel payment platform is proven to solve vertical-specific payment and receivables problems for organizations that deliver high-value services,” said PATA… Read the full press release

Trip.com Group becomes a corporate member of PATA

PATA CEO Liz Ortiguera and CEO of Trip.com Group Jane Sun speaking at the PATA Wellness and Luxury Travel Conference and Mart 2021 BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), is pleased to welcome Trip.com Group, a leading global travel service provider, as its newest corporate member. By… Read the full press release

PATA to hold Virtual PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2021 from November 24-26

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the Virtual PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2021 from November 24 – 26. As destination marketing organisations (DMOs) across the globe continue to rebrand from a purely marketing organisation to embracing the importance of also being a destination… Read the full press release

PATA updates third-quarter 2021 forecast for international visitor arrivals

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Given the dynamic environment driven by COVID-19 and border policies, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has just produced an updated third-quarter 2021 forecast for international visitor arrivals into 39 Asia Pacific destinations. The latest forecast at the overall regional level projects a nominal decrease in rate… Read the full press release

Liz Ortiguera, CEO of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA): wellness and sustainable luxury tourism are on the rise

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Virtual PATA Wellness and Luxury Travel Conference and Mart 2021, taking place from October 20-22. The event is organised in partnership with Platinum Sponsor, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and Official Virtual Platform Partner, Zipevent Co., Ltd. This niche-themed event… Read the full press release

PATA recognised 20 organisations and individuals at the PATA Gold Awards 2021

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today (September 8, 2021) announced the winners of the PATA Gold Awards 2021. Proudly supported and sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for the last 26 years, this year’s awards recognise the achievements of 20 organisations and individuals. PATA presented 18… Read the full press release

2021 PATA Gold Awards winners to be announced on September 8, 2021

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will be announcing the winners of the 2021 PATA Gold Awards live on September 8, 2021. Supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), this year’s awards will recognise the achievements of 18 Gold Awards and two Grand… Read the full press release

Virtual PATA Travel Mart (PTM) 2021 to take place on September 2-5

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today (August 3, 2021) announced that Virtual PATA Travel Mart (PTM) 2021 will take place from September 2-5 and Leshan, China will once again be the featured destination for the event. Virtual PTM is a business-to-business travel contracting and virtual networking event that… Read the full press release

Updated PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2021-2023 now available

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The new mid-year revision of the ‘Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2021-2023’ from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) indicates a hard year ahead in 2021 but with recovery occurring thereafter, albeit in a very uneven fashion. With the extreme volatility in the travel and tourism sector brought… Read the full press release

PATA names its next Chief Executive Officer Liz Ortiguera

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Ortiguera as its next Chief Executive Officer effective May 17, 2021, succeeding Dr. Mario Hardy who will finish his term at the end of May. The announcement was made at the Association’s Board… Read the full press release