The 12th PATAcademy-HCD workshop to take place at the PATA Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on July 1-2, 2019

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The 12th PATAcademy-HCD workshop, under the theme ‘Chinese Outbound Tourism Market’, is set to take place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on July 1-2, 2019. The two-day programme aims to enable participants to understand the different market segments of the Chinese outbound market, including current and… Read the full press release

‘PATA Human Capacity Building Programme’ with the theme Risk Mitigation and Crisis Recovery Management from April 17-18, 2019 in Sabah, Malaysia

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2019-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Risk Mitigation and Crisis Recovery Management will be the theme of the upcoming ‘PATA Human Capacity Building Programme’ in Sabah, Malaysia. Hosted by the Sabah Tourism Board (STB), the two-day intensive workshop will be held on April 17-18, 2019 at the Marriott Hotel Kota Kinabalu. “Global economic losses… Read the full press release

The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India welcomed 300 delegates from 28 countries

RISHIKESH, India, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 began on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India with 300 delegates from 28 countries in attendance for the three-day niche event, comprising a one-day-travel mart and one-day conference. The event, which was organised by the Pacific Asia Travel… Read the full press release

GLP Films announces an open call for video submissions for their upcoming film event at ITB Berlin

Kennebunkport, Maine, 2019-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, GLP Films (GLP), an award-winning content marketing agency for the travel and sustainability industries, announces an open call for video submissions for their upcoming film event at ITB Berlin.  The “6th Annual Short-Film Showcase” will feature the best sustainable tourism films from around the globe at… Read the full press release

2019 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards: deadline for submissions April 30, 2019

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2019-Feb-12 — /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 2019 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2019. The PATA Gold Awards Dinner and Presentation… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association opens submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2019

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is now accepting submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2019. Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2019. 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… Read the full press release

New report explores how Stopover Tourism is positively affecting visitor arrival numbers

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2019-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Stopovers have a bad reputation. Travellers think of stopovers either as a long and tiring part of a trip or a rushed, stressful experience. However, stopovers do not need be tedious and boring; indeed, they can become an enjoyable part of the trip itself. Governments, tourism organisations, airlines,… Read the full press release

PATA hosted successful PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 in Khon Kaen, Thailand

KHON KAEN, Thailand, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 (PDMF 2018), with the theme “Growth with Goals’, officially began on Wednesday, November 28 attracting 290 delegates from 25 destinations. The event, hosted by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) with the support of Khon… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association held successful PATA Human Capacity Building Programme in the Maldives

MALE, Maldives, 2018-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In response to the success of the first PATA Human Capacity Building Programme in the Maldives on July 12-17, 2017, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) organized the second PATA Human Capacity Building Programme with the theme ‘Growth Hacking: How to Scale Your Business Exponentially’ on November 22, 2018 … Read the full press release

PATA to host its second ‘PATA Human Capacity Building Programme’ in the Maldives on November 22, 2018

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to stage its second ‘PATA Human Capacity Building Programme’ in the Maldives on November 22, 2018. The event, with the theme ‘Growth Hacking: How to Scale Your Business Exponentially, is organised in partnership with the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour… Read the full press release

PATA Annual Summit 2020 to be held in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE from May 15-18

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the PATA Annual Summit 2020 from May 15-18 in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The announcement was made by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy during the PATA Board Meeting on… Read the full press release

PATA Recovery Advisory Group ready to assist disaster affected destinations around the world

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — With the frequency and severity of natural disasters occurring around the world, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is ready to assist affected destinations around the world as they look to quickly rebuild and recover. The PATA Recovery Advisory Group assists member destinations in identifying key challenges facing the sector and providing… Read the full press release

PATA held highly successful PATA Youth Symposium in Langkawi, Malaysia

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and the Alumni Association of UiTM Students’ Representative Council (PIMPIN) in collaboration with the PATA Malaysia Chapter, Tourism Malaysia and Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark, took place on September 12, 2018 on the first day of PATA Travel… Read the full press release

PATA Travel Mart 2018 attracted over 1,400 delegates from 70 global destinations

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — PATA Travel Mart 2018 (PTM 2018), hosted by Malaysia, has attracted over 1,400 delegates from 70 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 389 sellers from 208 organisations and 33 destinations with local sellers comprising 32% of the total, along with 252 buyers from 241 organisations and 53 source markets. The Pacific… Read the full press release

WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018 winners announced at the PATA Travel Mart 2018

LANGKAWI, Malaysia, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — For the 3rd time, World Tourism Forum Lucerne organized the WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp, this year integrated in PATA Travel Mart 2018, with the aim of finding revolutionary and innovative ideas in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. After two evaluation rounds, the 15 most innovative Start-Ups have been chosen… Read the full press release

PATA announces a dynamic line up of speakers for the second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered a dynamic line up of speakers for the second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort in Apia, Samoa on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The event is organised in partnership with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and generously hosted by… Read the full press release

The next PATA Youth Symposium ‘Inspiring Tourism Leaders of Tomorrow’ to take place on September 12 in Langkawi, Malaysia

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The next PATA Youth Symposium, with the theme ‘Inspiring Tourism Leaders of Tomorrow’, will take place on the first day of PATA Travel Mart 2018 on Wednesday, September 12 at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) in Langkawi, Malaysia. Organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Human Capital Development… Read the full press release

PATA and SPTO to host second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) in Apia, Samoa on October 3, 2018

BANGKOK, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in partnership with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) will organise the second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) in Apia, Samoa on October 3, 2018. The event, generously hosted by the Samoa Tourism Authority (STA), brings together a dynamic and unique line up of international thought leaders recognised for their… Read the full press release

PATA announces partnership with The Travel Corporation to address food waste in tourism

BANGKOK, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a partnership with The Travel Corporation (TTC) to address food waste in tourism. As an official sponsor of the BUFFET (Building an Understanding for Food Excess in Tourism) Initiative, TTC has made a commitment to help raise awareness of food waste in the travel… Read the full press release

Tourism Authority of Thailand wins big at 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards

Bangkok, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and two Thai tourism operators among the 27 organisations and individuals to receive the prestigious 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards. 2018 PATA Grand Awards TAT will receive a Grand Award for Education and… Read the full press release

2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards winners unveiled

BANGKOK, 2018-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Winners of the 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards are announced today (July 18, 2018) 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 awards ceremony takes… Read the full press release

PATA and STR to host “Certification in Advanced Hotel and Tourism Analytics (CAHTA) by PATA/STR” training programme

BANGKOK, 2018-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in collaboration with STR will organise the “Certification in Advanced Hotel and Tourism Analytics (CAHTA) by PATA/STR” on November 19-20, 2018 at the PATA Engagement Hub, Bangkok, Thailand. CAHTA is a certification focused on data research for hospitality industry professionals geared towards hotel revenue managers, general managers,… Read the full press release

PATA empowers members with comprehensive view of destination visitor data through partnership with ADARA

BANGKOK, 2018-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new Strategic Partnership agreement with ADARA, the enterprise-wide data solution for travel brands, to empower its members with a comprehensive view of destination visitor data for more powerful and efficient marketing campaigns. As part of the agreement, ADARA will work… Read the full press release

PATA and Skål International to promote responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Skål International have announced a new organisational partnership, recognising the importance of promoting the responsible development of the travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy and Skål International CEO Daniela… Read the full press release

PATA to hold two-day workshop on How to create engaging online video campaigns for brand-building and sales on June 25-26, 2018

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The 10th PATAcademy-HCD, under the theme ‘Online Video Marketing – How to create engaging online video campaigns for brand-building and sales’, takes place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on June 25-26, 2018. Using interactive learning approaches and hands-on assignments, the latest programme from PATA examines the… Read the full press release

PATA announces winner of 2018 PATA-IGLTA Foundation Sponsorship

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ —  The IGLTA Foundation has partnered with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to provide a unique opportunity for a Hong Kong Polytechnic University tourism student to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 35th Annual Global Convention, set for May 9-12 in Toronto, Canada. Thanakarn (Bella) Vongvisitsin… Read the full press release

MATATO President Abdulla Ghiyas and one of the most active NGOs in the Maldives named as the 2018 PATA Face of the Future

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Abdulla Ghiyas, President of the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) – one of the most active NGOs in the Maldives dedicated to fostering and promoting the sub industry of local travel agents, is today named as the 2018 PATA Face of the Future. This is the… Read the full press release

PATA launches food waste campaign “BUFFET for Youth”

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the “BUFFET for Youth”. The announcement was made yesterday by PATA Young Tourism Professional (YTP) Ambassador, Ms JC Wong, and PATA Sustainability and Social Responsibility Associate, Ms. Veronika Forstmeier, at the Asia Pacific Youth & Sustainable Tourism Workshop held today… Read the full press release

PATA holds the Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism Workshop with highlight on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — University students along with representatives from the travel and tourism industry came together at the Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism Workshop to examine how the industry can help in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism Workshop, organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and… Read the full press release

PATA announces H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon as opening keynote speaker at the PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018)

PATA announces H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon as opening keynote speaker at the PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018) BANGKOK, 2018-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is proud to announce that former Secretary General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon is set to be the opening keynote speaker at the PATA Annual Summit… Read the full press release