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

PATA strengthens partnership with Binumi

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a not-for-profit membership association acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry, has bolstered its partnership with Binumi, a video ecosystem platform empowering individuals and businesses to create and share compelling video content that can build… Read the full press release

PATA Travel Mart 2019’s PTM Forums to feature leading speakers on tourism trends and insights

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading speakers on tourism trends and insights are set to gather in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan for the PTM Forums taking place during PATA Travel Mart 2019 (PTM 2019) from September 18-20. In addition to the two full days of over 10,000 pre-matched appointments between global sellers and qualified hosted international buyers,… Read the full press release

PATA Youth Symposium to take place in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, September 18

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The next PATA Youth Symposium, with the theme ‘From Beginning to End: How Stories Connect Us’, will take place on the first day of PATA Travel Mart 2019 on Wednesday, September 18 at M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The Symposium is organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Human Capital Development Committee in collaboration… Read the full press release

PATA announces Grand and Gold Award winners 2019

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Winners of the 2019 PATA Grand and Gold Awards are announced today 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 27 separate organisations and individuals. The 2019 PATA Gold Awards Dinner and Award… Read the full press release

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 announces organisational partnership with Awecademy

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new organisational partnership with Awecademy, a future-focused educational content provider that creates personalised learning playlists and individualised learning pathways for learners globally. PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “The world is evolving at an accelerated pace with technological innovations disrupting… 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 Beijing Municipal Cultural and Tourism Bureau presented at the PATA Annual Summit 2019 in Cebu, Philippines

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Beijing Municipal Cultural and Tourism Bureau actively participated at the PATA Annual Summit 2019 in Cebu, Philippines from May 9-12. The event included a one-day conference, the UNWTO/PATA Leaders Debate, Executive Board and Board Meetings, Committee Meetings and the 68th Annual General Meeting. The organisation also hosted a dinner for all delegates… Read the full press release

Department of Tourism, Philippines hosted the highly successful PATA Youth Symposium

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines, took 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 under the theme ‘Progress with a… Read the full press release

PATA Annual Summit 2019 in Cebu, Philippines attracted 383 delegates from 194 organisations and 43 destinations

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Annual Summit 2019 (PAS 2019), under the theme ‘Progress with a Purpose’, opened in Cebu, Philippines on May 9 with 383 delegates from 194 organisations and 43 destinations attending the four-day event. Delegates also included local and international students, as well as student chapter representatives, from 21 educational… 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

Flori-Anne dela Cruz, GVB Board of Director named as the 2019 PATA Face of the Future

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Flori-Anne dela Cruz, youth representative to the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Board of Directors, is today (April 25, 2019) named as the 2019 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open to young tourism professionals in the Asia Pacific region. Dr Mario Hardy, CEO of the Pacific Asia… Read the full press release

PATA announces the winners of the PATA BUFFET for Youth Challenge

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the winner of the PATA BUFFET for Youth Challenge, Food Saviors from India representing the National Institute for Tourism and Hospitality Management, for their impact in reducing food waste on campus. The Challenge was implemented as part of PATA’s efforts… Read the full press release

PATA: Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk to speak at the PATA Annual Summit 2019 (PAS 2019)

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is proud to announce that Airbnb co-founder, Chief Strategy Officer, and Chairman of Airbnb China, Nathan Blecharczyk has been confirmed to speak at the PATA Annual Summit 2019 (PAS 2019).  The event, hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines, will be taking place from May 9-12 at Radisson… Read the full press release