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

Trip.com Group becomes a corporate member of PATA

PATA CEO Liz Ortiguera and CEO of Trip.com Group Jane Sun speaking at the PATA Wellness and Luxury Travel Conference and Mart 2021 BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), is pleased to welcome Trip.com Group, a leading global travel service provider, as its newest corporate member. By… Read the full press release

PATA to hold Virtual PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2021 from November 24-26

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the Virtual PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2021 from November 24 – 26. As destination marketing organisations (DMOs) across the globe continue to rebrand from a purely marketing organisation to embracing the importance of also being a destination… Read the full press release

PATA updates third-quarter 2021 forecast for international visitor arrivals

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Given the dynamic environment driven by COVID-19 and border policies, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has just produced an updated third-quarter 2021 forecast for international visitor arrivals into 39 Asia Pacific destinations. The latest forecast at the overall regional level projects a nominal decrease in rate… Read the full press release

Liz Ortiguera, CEO of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA): wellness and sustainable luxury tourism are on the rise

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Virtual PATA Wellness and Luxury Travel Conference and Mart 2021, taking place from October 20-22. The event is organised in partnership with Platinum Sponsor, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and Official Virtual Platform Partner, Zipevent Co., Ltd. This niche-themed event… Read the full press release

PATA recognised 20 organisations and individuals at the PATA Gold Awards 2021

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today (September 8, 2021) announced the winners of the PATA Gold Awards 2021. Proudly supported and sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for the last 26 years, this year’s awards recognise the achievements of 20 organisations and individuals. PATA presented 18… Read the full press release

2021 PATA Gold Awards winners to be announced on September 8, 2021

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will be announcing the winners of the 2021 PATA Gold Awards live on September 8, 2021. Supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), this year’s awards will recognise the achievements of 18 Gold Awards and two Grand… Read the full press release

Virtual PATA Travel Mart (PTM) 2021 to take place on September 2-5

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2021-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today (August 3, 2021) announced that Virtual PATA Travel Mart (PTM) 2021 will take place from September 2-5 and Leshan, China will once again be the featured destination for the event. Virtual PTM is a business-to-business travel contracting and virtual networking event that… Read the full press release

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