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 holds successful Hybrid PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2021

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hybrid PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2021 was launched on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, thru both on-ground, in Clark, Philippines, and online formats. The two-day niche event attracted 582 delegates from 53 destinations in attendance including international delegates comprising 56% of the total. With both… Read the full press release

PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2021 to be held on May 26-27

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-May-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in partnership with the Department of Tourism of the Philippines, will be organising a hybrid PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2021 on May 26-27. “With vaccine rollout plans beginning to take shape across the world, there is new hope in… Read the full press release

PATA joins The Future of Tourism Coalition

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has today (May 11, 2021) become a signatory of The Future of Tourism Coalition with the global mission to place destinations at the centre of recovery strategies. PATA CEO Dr Mario Hardy said, “While decades of growth before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic… 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

PATA Annual Summit (PAS) 2021 take place online from April 27-29

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today (January 12, 2021) announced that the PATA Annual Summit (PAS) 2021 will take place online from April 27-29. The three-day virtual event, organised with the support of Platinum Sponsor, the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), will bring together… Read the full press release

PATA announce a new organisational partnership with Hotel Resilient

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new organisational partnership with Hotel Resilient, a scientific benchmarking and certification body for crisis risk management and climate change adaptation of hotels and resorts based on internationally recognized and industry supported standards. “Tourism is one of… Read the full press release

PATA launches PATA Crisis Resource Center Regional Training Materials

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the PATA Crisis Resource Center Regional Training Materials for communication strategy, and destination marketing and management. The regional training kits were created with the support of the Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM), a project implemented by the… Read the full press release

PATA announce the launch of PATA Marketplace

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of PATA Marketplace, a digital showroom exclusive for PATA members and an online community for all travel industry stakeholders. The announcement was made earlier today (December 7, 2020) by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy during… Read the full press release

PATA to host its first-ever hybrid event “Asia Pacific Tourism Recovery Trends & Outlook” on December 7, 2020 at the Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise its first-ever hybrid event, with the theme “Asia Pacific Tourism Recovery Trends & Outlook”, on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. “With domestic tourism thriving in many destinations around the Asia Pacific region… Read the full press release

PATA to announce PATA Gold Awards 2020 winners live during Virtual PTM 2020

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will be announcing the PATA Gold Awards 2020 live during Virtual PTM 2020. Supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), this year’s awards will recognise the achievements of 21 Gold Awards and three Grand Title Winners during the Online PATA Gold… Read the full press release

PATA announces the launch of expanded and revamped PATA Crisis Resource Center

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is excited to announce the launch of the expanded and revamped PATA Crisis Resource Center (CRC) to aid in the rapid, robust and responsible renewal of the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry. The updated resource was created with the support of the Asian Development… Read the full press release

PATA launches an online event that brings together travel trade businesses worldwide

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Dream to Travel Festival, an online event that brings together travel trade businesses worldwide to learn, network, and celebrate the power of travel during these challenging times. The virtual event, unifying the travel trade through the infinite… Read the full press release

PATA announces new organisational partnership with TCI Research

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new organisational partnership with TCI Research, a leading Travel Data Intelligence Agency awarded by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for its TRAVELSAT Solution and trusted by over 100 destinations, travel brands and organizations globally. “The COVID-19 pandemic presents a… Read the full press release

PATA announces second issue of 39 destination-specific reports for the period 2020-2024

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Following last month’s successful release of the “Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2020-2024”, complete with updates in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the second issue of a suite of 39 destination-specific reports for the period 2020-2024, sponsored by Visa. Each report builds… Read the full press release

Entries to the PATA Gold Awards 2020 now accepted

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel and tourism industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the PATA Gold Awards 2020. The deadline for submissions is May 14, 2020. The PATA Gold Awards Dinner and Presentation will… Read the full press release

PATA Nepal Chapter Chief Executive Officer, Suresh Singh Budal, named 2020 PATA Face of the Future

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Suresh Singh Budal, Chief Executive Office of the PATA Nepal Chapter, is today named as the 2020 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open to young tourism professionals in the Asia Pacific region. “On behalf of everyone at the Pacific Asia Travel… Read the full press release

PATA to help equip the travel sector with critical skills needed to manage tourism

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with leading global charity The Travel Foundation, EplerWood International, and Cornell University’s Centre for Sustainable Global Enterprise, a year after the publication of their landmark report Destinations at Risk: The Invisible Burden of Tourism. In the age of climate change and… Read the full press release

“Invisible Burden of Tourism” partnership to address skill gaps in destination management

BRISTOL, England, 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading global charity the Travel Foundation, EplerWood International, and Cornell University’s Centre for Sustainable Global Enterprise are joining forces again, a year after the publication of their landmark report Destinations at Risk: The Invisible Burden of Tourism. In the age of climate change and overtourism, these organizations are… Read the full press release

PATA announces line-up of international experts for the PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2020 (ATCM 2020)

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2020-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered a diverse line-up of international experts at the forefront of the adventure travel industry to explore the nuances, trends and dynamics of one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors at the upcoming PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2020 (ATCM 2020) in Kota Kinabalu,… Read the full press release

PATA to hold PATA Travel Mart 2020 in Leshan, Sichuan, China from September 3-6

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise PATA Travel Mart 2020 in Leshan, Sichuan, China from September 3-6. The event will be hosted by the Leshan Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism Bureau. “We are delighted to be returning to Leshan, Sichuan, China for PATA Travel Mart 2020,… Read the full press release

PATA Face of the Future 2020 now open for submissions

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is now accepting submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2020. Deadline for submissions is February 10, 2020. PATA is a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. As part… Read the full press release

PATA to hold the next ‘PATA Human Capacity Building Programme’ in Kathmandu, Nepal

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the next ‘PATA Human Capacity Building Programme’ in Kathmandu, Nepal on December 16-17, 2019. Under the theme “Design Thinking – Creating Lifetime Experiences in Nepal”, the workshop is hosted by the Nepal Tourism Board and the PATA Nepal Chapter, and is specially designed… Read the full press release

China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets highlighted at the PATAcademy-HCD workshop

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Travel and tourism industry professionals now have a better understanding of the Chinese and Russian outbound tourism markets after attending the two-day PATAcademy-HCD workshop organized by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) from November 25-26, 2019. The interactive programme, under the theme ‘China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets’, was led by… Read the full press release

Over 170 participants from 23 countries/regions came together for the 13th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook in Guilin, China

Guiling, China, 2019-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin (China) held the 13th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook in Guilin from 17 to 19 October 2019. Over 170 participants from 23 countries/regions came together to share their knowledge… Read the full press release

PATA recognized the accomplishments of PATA Chapters and Student Chapter in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) honoured the accomplishments of three PATA Chapters and one Student Chapter in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on Saturday, September 21 during the PATA Board Dinner and Chapter Awards Presentation, hosted by Kazakh Tourism. PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “The PATA Chapters and Student Chapters willingly… Read the full press release

PATA organizes successful PATA Youth Symposium in Kazakhstan

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kazakh Tourism National Company and M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University, took place on the first day of the PATA Travel Mart 2019 on Wednesday, September 18 at the M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Organised by the Pacific… Read the full press release

PATA announces its theme for 2020: ‘Partnerships for Tomorrow’ in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced its theme for 2020: ‘Partnerships for Tomorrow’. As noted in the SDGs, partnerships for the goals is the primary focus of Sustainable Development Goal 17 – Strengthen the means of implementation… Read the full press release

The 13th PATAcademy-HCD workshop: ‘China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets’ to take place on November 25-26 in Bangkok, Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The 13th PATAcademy-HCD workshop, under the theme ‘China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets’, is set to take place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on November 25-26, 2019. The two-day programme aims to enable participants to leverage destination, consumer and competitor’ insights to create an effective destination… Read the full press release

ADB and PATA team up with Plug and Play to develop technologies in the space of sustainable tourism

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a non-profit membership association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism within the Asia Pacific region, have teamed up with Plug and Play, a global open innovation platform to develop… Read the full press release