Pacific Asia Travel Association announces Winners of the 2017 Grand and Gold Awards

BANGKOK, 2017-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Winners of the 2017 PATA Grand and Gold Awards are announced today (July 27, 2017) 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 28 separate organisations and individuals. The awards ceremony takes… Read the full press release

PATA announces renewed pledge to support the Paris Accord within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

PATA announces renewed pledge to support the Paris Accord within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change   BANGKOK, 2017-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is reasserting its commitment to sustainable development across the entire spectrum of travel and tourism with a renewed pledge to support the Paris Accord… Read the full press release

Finnair joins the Pacific Asia Travel Association

BANGKOK, 2017-May-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair, the flag carrier for Finland and a member of the oneworld alliance, has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The carrier, headquartered in Helsinki, is majority owned by the Government of Finland and listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “We are… Read the full press release

PATA recognized the contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region

PATA recognized the contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region   BANGKOK, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has presented a series of awards in recognition of contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The following… Read the full press release

PATA Annual Summit 2017: Disruption. Innovation. Transformation: The Future of Tourism

PATA Annual Summit 2017: Disruption. Innovation. Transformation: The Future of Tourism   BANGKOK, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Annual Summit 2017 (PAS 2017), under the theme ‘Disruption. Innovation. Transformation: The Future of Tourism’, opened in Negombo, Sri Lanka on May 18 with 406 delegates from 191 organisations representing 39 countries attending the… Read the full press release

The PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo, Sri Lanka: the next generation’s role in the future of travel and tourism

The PATA Youth Symposium in Colombo, Sri Lanka: the next generation’s role in the future of travel and tourism   BANGKOK, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Youth Symposium held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, welcomed 130 students, alumni and lecturers from various institutions from Sri Lanka, Australia and Macao SAR to discuss the… Read the full press release

IGLTA and PATA support a Nepalese tourism student to the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 34th Annual Global Convention

IGLTA and PATA support a Nepalese tourism student to the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 34th Annual Global Convention   BANGKOK, 2017-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The IGLTA Foundation has partnered with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to provide a unique opportunity for a tourism student from Nepal to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s… Read the full press release

Faeez Fadhlillah, Tripfez CEO and co-founder named as the 2017 PATA Face of the Future

Faeez Fadhlillah, Tripfez CEO and co-founder named as the 2017 PATA Face of the Future   BANGKOK, 2017-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Faeez Fadhlillah, CEO and co-founder of the travel booking engine Tripfez, is today (March 30, 2017) named as the 2017 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open… Read the full press release

Cape Town and Western Cape’s Tourism, Trade & Investment Promotion Agency, Wesgro is PATA’s newest government member

BANGKOK, 2016-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome Wesgro from South Africa as its newest government member. Wesgro is the official Tourism, Trade & Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape. The announcement was made by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy at the Association’s… Read the full press release

Southern Laos and the city of Meishan in China to work with TripAdvisor as winners of PATA CEO Challenge 2016

BANGKOK, 2016-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ —  A province in Lao PDR and the city of Meishan in China are the winners of the US$1 million PATA CEO Challenge 2016. Southern Laos receives the Top Destination Award in the category of ‘Regions/States/Provinces’. The People’s Government of Meishan, Sichuan, China is granted the Top Destination Award in… Read the full press release

PATA: Asia Pacific destinations welcomed 577 million international visitors in 2015

BANGKOK, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Asia Pacific destinations welcomed almost 577 million international visitors during calendar year 2015 – an increase of 24 million arrivals compared to the previous year. The figures are contained in the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Tourism Monitor 2016 Final Edition. It shows that across the entire Asia… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association announces Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority as its newest government member

BANGKOK, 2016-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (TDA) as its newest government member. The TDA’s aim is to establish the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah as a destination for leisure and adventure travel whilst maintaining its appeal for sun… Read the full press release

PATA and PTBA to organise Bloggers’ Forum as part of PATA Travel Mart 2016 in Banten Province, Indonesia on September 7-9

BANGKOK, 2016-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — PATA Travel Mart 2016 (PTM 2016) is to feature a Bloggers’ Forum on September 7. The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is joining forces with the Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA) to organise the Forum as part of PATA’s signature travel trade event which this year takes place in Banten Province, Indonesia on September… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association announces the election of Andrew Jones as Chairman of the Association’s Executive Board

BANGKOK, 2016-May-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Andrew Jones, Guardian – Sanctuary Resorts, Hong Kong SAR, as Chairman of the Association’s Executive Board. He replaces Kevin B Murphy who was elected Chairman in April 2015 and who remains a member of the Executive Board as… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association and the Reef-World Foundation announce new organisational partnership

Partnership to strengthen focus on marine tourism in the Asia Pacific Region BANGKOK, 2016-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Reef-World Foundation(Reef-World) have announced a new organisational partnership, recognising the positive impacts that their mutual support and endorsement can have in the areas of marine conservation and in the sustainable development of… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association extends its partnership with UBM UK (Routes)

BANGKOK, 2016-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is strengthening its partnership with UBM UK (Routes). An extension of the current agreement was sealed during Routes Asia in Manila where PATA, in partnership with Routes Asia, organised the PATA President’s Brief. This exclusive session, under the theme ‘Global Insights Impacting Aviation and Tourism’… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association achieves Bronze Benchmarked Sustainability Certification by EarthCheck

BANGKOK, 2015-11-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In an important milestone, the Headquarters of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) located in Bangkok, Thailand, has achieved Bronze Benchmarked Sustainability Certification by EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for the travel and tourism industry. The official certificate handover ceremony will take place during the PATAcademy-HCD Workshop on… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways joins PATA as its newest Aviation member

BANGKOK, 2015-10-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that Bangkok Airways has joined PATA as its newest Aviation member. PATA CEO Mario Hardy said, “PATA has a special relationship with Thailand, having moved its headquarters to Bangkok in 1998. That is why we are especially pleased to welcome Bangkok Airways as… Read the full press release

PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 (AT&RTCM 2016) will be at Dusit Island Resort in Chiang Rai, Thailand, Feb 17-19, 2016

BANGKOK, 2015-9-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 (AT&RTCM 2016) will be taking place at the Dusit Island Resort in the historic northern city of Chiang Rai, Thailand from February 17-19, 2016 under the theme “Creating Experiences, Sharing Opportunities”. The PATA… Read the full press release

Submissions now accepted for the PATA CEO Challenge 2015; $1M worth of digital marketing campaigns offered by TripAdvisor

BANGKOK, 2015-8-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Emerging tourism destinations have an unprecedented opportunity to boost their digital marketing campaigns, thanks to a collaborative venture between the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and TripAdvisor. The PATA CEO Challenge offers two prizes, each valued at US$500,000, for regional, state and province tourism organisations, and secondary and tertiary cities that are able to… Read the full press release

The winners of the 2015 PATA Grand and Gold Awards announced

BANGKOK, 2015-7-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 PATA Grand and Gold Awards. Proudly supported and sponsored by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) for the last 20 years, this year’s awards recognise the achievements of 25 separate organisations and individuals. PATA will present 29 Grand… Read the full press release

Hospitality consulting firm Horwath HTL and PATA partner for the organisation of the PATA Investment Forum in Bangalore, India

BANGKOK, 2015-7-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and hospitality consulting firm, Horwath HTL, today announced a joint partnership for the organisation of the PATA Investment Forum taking place in concurrent with PATA Travel Mart 2015, in Bangalore, India, on Monday, September 7, 2015 from 1400-1730 hrs. Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA, said, “The state of Karnataka… Read the full press release

PATA and the International Union for Conservation of Nature partner to strengthen focus on sustainable tourism in the Asia Pacific region

The Pacific Asia Travel Association and the International Union for Conservation of Nature strengthen focus on sustainable tourism in the Asia Pacific region BANGKOK, 2015-6-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have launched a new partnership in the form of a memorandum of understanding (MoU), recognising the positive… Read the full press release

PATA to hold the PATA Annual Summit 2016 at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort in Tumon, Guam in May

TUMON, Guam, 2015-5-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to be organising the PATA Annual Summit 2016 at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort in Tumon, Guam in May. The Summit, generously hosted by the Guam Visitors Bureau, will include a one-day conference, the PATA Youth Symposium, the PATA Executive… Read the full press release

Travelindex renews its successful partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

BANGKOK, 2015-5-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelindex, a travel content distribution and discovery platform has recently renewed its very successful partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). By publishing and distributing content for PATA Members that shows off industry expertise and highlights unique strengths and services, Travelindex can influence credibility, search rankings and purchase… Read the full press release

PATA and Red Robot Enter Preferred Partnership

BANGKOK, 2015-2-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (http://www.pata.org/) (PATA) is pleased to announce a new Preferred Partnership agreement with content distribution specialist Red Robot. Focused on international media outreach, Red Robot (http://www.redrobot.org) specialises in the Travel and Tourism industry, working with clients to distribute editorial, images and video content to a global media base…. Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association and Tourism Industry Association New Zealand to share insights and information in a new partnership

A new partnership is set to benefit New Zealand’s tourism industry and see it contributing at a global level BANGKOK, 2015-2-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will focus on four main areas of co-operation:… Read the full press release

PATA will hold its PATA Annual Summit 2015 at the Hong Zhu Shan Hotel in Leshan, Sichuan, China from April 23-26, 2015

BANGKOK, 2015-1-8 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to be organising the PATA Annual Summit 2015 at the Hong Zhu Shan Hotel in Leshan, Sichuan, China from April 23-26, 2015. The Summit, generously hosted by the Leshan Municipal People’s Government, includes a one-day conference, the PATA Youth Symposium, the… Read the full press release

PATA announces line up of international speakers for the upcoming PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2015 in Thimphu, Bhutan, February 4-6, 2015

BANGKOK, 2014-12-5 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to be bringing together a dynamic line up of international speakers for the upcoming PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2015 (AT&RTCM 2015) in Thimphu, Bhutan on February 4-6, 2015. The event will bring together both public and… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association announces the availability of the Annual Tourism Monitor (ATM) 2014 Final Edition

BANGKOK, 2014-11-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that the Annual Tourism Monitor (ATM) 2014 Final Edition is now available. Following the release of the Early Edition this year, the Final Edition includes updated and additional tourism-related information for 2013 that was not available in the Early Edition,as… Read the full press release