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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pacific Asia Travel Association announces the winners of the 2106 PATA Grand and Gold Awards

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2016-Jul-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2106 PATA Grand and Gold Awards. Proudly supported and sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for the last 21 years, this year’s awards recognise the achievements of 26 separate organisations and individuals. PATA will present 31 Grand… Read the full press release

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority becomes the first national tourism organisation from Africa to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2016-Jun-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) is the first national tourism organisation from the continent of Africa to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The two organisations signed a Letter of Agreement during the annual Sanganai World Tourism Expo in Bulawayo held from June 16-18, 2016. The Agreement reinforces Zimbabwe’s determination to increase the numbers… Read the full press release

Jiang Tai Global Assistance Services joins the Pacific Asia Travel Association

BANGKOK, 2016-May-31 — /Travel PR News/ — With more than 150 million Chinese tourists expected to visit Asia Pacific destinations by 2020 the demand for travel support services is increasing year by year – and this has prompted Jiang Tai Global Assistance Services to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). Jiang Tai Global Assistance Services, headquartered in… 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

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

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

Pacific Asia Travel Association panel marked the opening session of the 6th ASEAN Tourism Investment Forum

PHNOM PENH, 2014-9-23 — /Travel PR News/ — On Thursday, September 18, 2014, a Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) panel marked the opening session of the 6th ASEAN Tourism Investment Forum, during an afternoon of meaningful discussions on the future of tourism in the region. Moderated by PATA CEO Martin Craigs, the panel featured distinct perspectives… Read the full press release

The Asian Development Bank, Guilin Institute of Tourism and Pacific Asia Travel Association to host training programme for travel industry professionals in Guilin, Guangxi, China

BANGKOK, 2014-8-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in partnership with the Guilin Institute of Tourism (GIT) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) are delighted to invite travel industry professionals to attend the ADB-Phnom Penh Plan (PPP) for Development Management Learning Programme on “Tourism Management in the Greater Mekong Subregion.” The five-day… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association releases new report, The Rise of the Young Asian Traveller

France, the United States, Australia, Japan and Italy rated highly in a groundbreaking report on the dream destinations, travel habits and attitudes of Asia’s future travellers. BANGKOK, 2014-8-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The rapid emergence of Asian economies and the accompanying boom in travel has attracted the attention of the global travel and tourism community,… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association launches the ‘PATA Loves ASEAN’ campaign

BANGKOK, 2014-7-10 — /Travel PR News/ — On Friday, July 4, 2014, the Pacific Asia Travel Association(PATA) officially launched the ‘PATA Loves ASEAN’ campaign with a soft launch screening of the Travel Channel advertising campaign promoting responsible tourism experiences, which is to be broadcast throughout the Travel Channel network of over 81 million viewers in Europe, Middle… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association released Annual Tourism Monitor 2014 Early Edition

Half a Billion IVAs to Asia Pacific Destinations in 2013 and Growing  BANGKOK, 2014-6-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Asia Pacific destinations collectively welcomed close to 520 million international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in calendar year 2013 according to the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA’s) just released Annual Tourism Monitor 2014 Early Edition. Covering 42 destinations across 11 sub-regions… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association and Japan Association of Travel Agents to work together to benefit both sets of members

Bangkok, Thailand, 2014-04-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) have agreed to work together to benefit both sets of members. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed in April, will focus efforts on implementing joint activities related to tourism. The MoU shows the membership commitment by both associations to… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association delegation visited Moscow and Saint Petersburg in its first ever official visit to the Russian Federation

Bangkok, 2014-03-20 — /Travel PR News/ — By invitation of the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation, a delegation from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), headed by PATA Chief Executive Officer Mr. Martin Craigs and PATA Regional Director – East Asia, Ivy Chee, visited Moscow and Saint Petersburg between 14th- 21st March for… Read the full press release

Thailand’s tourism stakeholders organized Safety and Security brainstorm and forum to help improve standards within the Thai tourism industry

Bangkok, Thailand, 2013-10-22— /travelprnews.com/ — The Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MoTS) has supported and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has sponsored the two-phase Thailand Tourism Marketing – Safety and Security brainstorm and forum by Thailand’s tourism stakeholders to help improve the safety and security standards within the Thai tourism industry. Organised by the Joint Foreign… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) wishes to thank Ms. Kate Chang for her eight outstanding years dedicated service to PATA

Thailand, 2013-09-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)bids farewell to its much admired Regional Director – Greater China, Ms. Kate Chang, who has accepted a position with the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Bureau in the Beijing office. The Executive Board thanked Ms. Chang for her dedicated service to PATA for the last eight years… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association: Asia Pacific destinations international visitors figure grew by eight per cent in first half 2013

2013-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — International visitor arrivals into Asia Pacific destinations have expanded at better than eight per cent over the first part of the year according to preliminary estimates released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today. Across the 31 destinations for which data is currently available, this translates into more than eight million additional arrivals… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association to host the 2nd Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference (PAITC) and PATA Board Meetings in Rotorua, New Zealand

2013-08-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has accepted the New Zealand Māori Tourism‘s exceptional bid to host the second Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference (PAITC) and PATA Board Meetings in Rotorua, New Zealand from April 4-9, 2014. The objective of the PAITC is to promote awareness, enhance and protect the increasingly important tourism role of… Read the full press release