PATA to host the next ‘PATA Human Capacity Building Programme’ in Astana, Kazakhstan on Friday, September 20, 2019

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to stage the next ‘PATA Human Capacity Building Programme’ in Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan on Friday, September 20, 2019. The half-day workshop, with the theme ‘Explore the Art of Storytelling’, is jointly organised by PATA and Kazakh Tourism and will take place during the PATA… Read the full press release

PATA announces the ratification of the 2019/2020 PATA Executive Board

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the ratification of the 2019/2020 PATA Executive Board. Dr. Chris Bottrill, Dean of Fine and Applied Arts, and Director, International at Capilano University in North Vancouver, Canada and Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination Marketing APAC – TripAdvisor, Hong Kong… Read the full press release

PATA hosted Human Capacity Building Programme with the theme ‘Risk Mitigation and Crisis Recovery Management’ in Sabah, Malaysia

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — With the continued success of the PATA Human Capacity Building Programme, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to have organised another Human Capacity Building Programme with the theme ‘Risk Mitigation and Crisis Recovery Management’ at the Marriott Hotel Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. The event, hosted by the… Read the full press release

The next PATA Youth Symposium will take place in Cebu, Philippines on Thursday, May 9

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The next PATA Youth Symposium, with the theme ‘Progress with a Purpose’, will take place on the first day of the PATA Annual Summit 2019 on Thursday, May 9 at the Radisson Blu Cebu in Cebu, Philippines. Organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Human Capital Development Committee, the Symposium is generously… Read the full press release

The Pacific Asia Travel Association announces new Strategic Partnership agreement with Mastercard

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new Strategic Partnership agreement with Mastercard, a technology company in the global payments industry. As part of the agreement, Mastercard will work with the Association and its members in providing collaboration and mentorship to strengthen tourism and drive digital transformation across… Read the full press release

PATA holds the Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism Workshop with highlight on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — University students along with representatives from the travel and tourism industry came together at the Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism Workshop to examine how the industry can help in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism Workshop, organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and… Read the full press release

PATA announces H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon as opening keynote speaker at the PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018)

PATA announces H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon as opening keynote speaker at the PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018) BANGKOK, 2018-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is proud to announce that former Secretary General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon is set to be the opening keynote speaker at the PATA Annual Summit… Read the full press release

PATA launches the BUFFET Campaign to raise awareness on food waste in the tourism industry

PATA launches the BUFFET Campaign to raise awareness on food waste in the tourism industry   BANGKOK, 2018-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on the success of the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017) initiative and in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), PATA, along with our project partner, Scholars of… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association to advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018

Pacific Asia Travel Association to advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018   BANGKOK, 2017-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018. As… Read the full press release

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