Asia Pacific Tourism Recovery a Mixed Picture, But Visa Easing and More Air Capacity Would Help

Experts convened by PATA also show that digitalisation, localisation, seamless travel payments and tourism aligned to values are redefining the new Asia Pacific tourism landscape   Bangkok, 2024-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — New consumer preferences and habits have emerged in the first half of 2024 in an Asia Pacific tourism sector which is recovering from… Read the full press release

PATA Annual Summit 2024: Reimagining Tourism with Global Leaders

(IN SHORT) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is gearing up for its Annual Summit 2024 in Macao, China, from May 15-17, 2024. The event, themed ‘Reimagining Tourism,’ aims to foster discussions on transforming the Asia Pacific tourism industry to be more resilient and sustainable. With esteemed speakers from various sectors including tourism, government, and… Read the full press release

Enhancing Resilience: PATA Expands Tourism Destination Resilience Programme to Sarawak, Malaysia

(IN SHORT) PATA has expanded its Tourism Destination Resilience (TDR) Programme to Sarawak, Malaysia, aiming to bolster resilience and sustainability in the Asia Pacific tourism sector. As tourism rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus on resilience is crucial to prevent reverting to pre-pandemic practices. The program, which emphasizes a holistic approach beyond traditional metrics… Read the full press release

PATA Unveils Comprehensive Visitor Forecasts for Asia Pacific 2024-2026

(IN SHORT) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) released its Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2024-2026 report, offering detailed insights into the projected growth and recovery of 39 destinations within the region. Highlighting recovery rates and trends, the report indicates a promising trajectory for international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in the Asia Pacific, with an expected increase… Read the full press release

PATA’s Women in Travel Conference in the Philippines: Empowering Diversity and Sustainability in Tourism

(IN SHORT) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is gearing up to host the PATA International Conference on Women in Travel from March 20-22, 2024, in the Philippines, showcasing the commitment to gender equality and empowerment in the tourism sector. With a focus on addressing gender disparities and promoting women’s leadership, the conference aims to… Read the full press release

PATA Forecasts Strong Growth in Asia Pacific International Visitor Arrivals Amid Post-COVID Recovery

(IN SHORT) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) unveils its Executive Summary report detailing forecasts for international visitor arrivals (IVAs) across the Asia Pacific region from 2024 to 2026. Despite potential scenarios ranging from mild to severe, the report predicts robust annual growth, with pre-COVID arrival levels anticipated to be surpassed by 2024. PATA CEO… Read the full press release

PATA Travel Mart 2024: Uniting Asia Pacific’s Tourism Industry in Bangkok

(IN SHORT) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is gearing up to host the 47th edition of PATA Travel Mart (PTM) at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand, from August 27-29. With Thailand serving as the backdrop for this significant event, PATA Chair Peter Semone highlights the enduring partnership between PATA… Read the full press release

PATA and ICCA Forge Partnership to Boost Business Travel and Sustainability in Asia Pacific

(IN SHORT) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration in promoting responsible and sustainable growth within the travel and tourism industry, both regionally and globally. The agreement, signed during the 62nd ICCA Congress hosted by the Thailand… Read the full press release

PATA and Visa Empower Southeast Asian Tourism SMEs with Finance and Digital Skills Workshops

(IN SHORT) The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has successfully concluded a series of finance and digital skills workshops for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the tourism sector across Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, and the Philippines. In partnership with Visa, these workshops aimed to enhance the financial management and digital literacy of tourism businesses, especially… Read the full press release

Asia Pacific Tourism Shows Resilience with Strong Rebound in International Visitor Arrivals

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — After a series of annual contractions in international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in recent years, calendar year 2022 saw 44 destinations across the Asia Pacific region end with a collective annual gain of almost 124.2 million foreign arrivals, to return a collective inbound count of nearly 265.5 million,… Read the full press release

PATA Recognizes Outstanding Contributions to Asia Pacific Tourism

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has presented awards to two individuals in recognition for their contributions to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The following awards were presented on Saturday, October 7 during the PATA Board Dinner and Awards Presentation hosted by… Read the full press release

PATA Recognizes Outstanding Contributions at Awards Presentation in New Delhi

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ —The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) honoured the accomplishments of two PATA Chapters and two Student Chapters in New Delhi, India on Saturday, October 7 during the PATA Board Dinner and Awards Presentation hosted by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. PATA Chair Peter Semone said, “The PATA Chapters… Read the full press release

Sangeetha Liyanapathirana Named 2023 PATA Face of the Future for her Commitment to Sustainable Tourism and Youth Engagement

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Sangeetha Liyanapathirana, Manager – Health, Hygiene and Sustainability at Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, has been named as the 2023 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open to young tourism professionals in the Asia Pacific region. “This year we received a fantastic list… Read the full press release

Ms Noredah Othman and Dr. Gerald Perez Join PATA Executive Board to Advance Tourism Initiatives

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association(PATA) is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Ms Noredah Othman, CEO, Sabah Tourism Board, Malaysia and the election of  Dr. Gerald Perez, Vice President, Guam Visitors Bureau, USA to the PATA Executive Board for a two-year term beginning June 27, 2023. On… Read the full press release

PATA Signs MoU with SPTO to Strengthen Partnership and Encourage Advocacy Marketing and Communication in the Asia Pacific Region

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), to promote and strengthen shared interests between the two organisations in the areas of market access, innovative events, membership and communications to name a few. PATA Chair Peter… Read the full press release

PATA and Visa complete Informal Workers Programme in Bali to support tourism industry’s overlooked stakeholders

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Visa are delighted to announce the completion of the Informal Workers Programme in Bali, Indonesia. The programme was created in 2021 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support one of the most important – but often overlooked – stakeholders… Read the full press release

PATA Gold Awards 2023: Celebrating Excellence and Innovation in Asia Pacific Tourism Industry

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Mar-30 — /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 2023. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2023. Now in its 39th year and sponsored… Read the full press release

PATA Predicts Strong Annual Increase in Inbound Visitors to Asia Pacific in 2023

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The latest forecasts from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) predict strong annual increases in inbound visitor numbers for Asia Pacific under each of the mild, medium, and severe scenarios in 2023, with growth rates ranging from 71% under the latter scenario conditions to as much as 104%… Read the full press release

PATA and Visa team up to support small and medium-sized tourism businesses and informal workers for a more resilient future

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is delighted to announce the start of a new collaboration with Visa to extend the Tourism Destination Resilience (TDR) Programme and continue to help build a more resilient and sustainable tourism industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has painfully proven the importance for… Read the full press release

PATA Destination Experience Forum and Mart 2023 to Showcase Best Practices in Sustainable Tourism in Kuching, Malaysia

Focusing on Ecotourism, Gastronomy Tourism, Adventure Travel, Destination Management and Digital Marketing, the event is composed of four components – Destination Experiences, a Conference, a B2B Adventure Travel Trade Show and various networking opportunities  BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the PATA Destination Experience Forum and Mart… Read the full press release

PATA announces Professor Kishore Mahbubani as a speaker at the PATA-GBTA APAC Travel Summit 2022

He leads a diverse line-up of industry leaders and experts speaking at the upcoming event. BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is proud to announce that Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Diplomat; Founding Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS; Former President of UN Security Council has… 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

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

PATA announces partnership with OAG a leading data platform for the global travel industry

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new preferred partnership with OAG, a leading data platform for the global travel industry. The new agreement will provide PATA members with continued access to unique and reliable aviation data through the PATAmPOWER platform. It will… 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

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

PATA and global hospitality, travel and tourism sector organisations announce release of The Net Zero Methodology for Hotels

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2022-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in partnership with global hospitality, travel and tourism sector organisations released a new methodology to guide hotels on how to set a net zero pathway. The Net Zero Methodology for Hotels provides detailed guidance on how hotels can approach the technical… Read the full press release