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The Blogger Lounge and Blogger Marketing Forum @PTM2016
Meet established bloggers and gain tips on influencer marketing at PTM2016 at the Blogger Lounge and Blogger Marketing Forum, organised in partnership with the Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA). Don't miss this opportunity to take the first step in creating  authentic, buzz-worthy, content-rich travel stories told through the eyes of leading travel bloggers and online influencers.
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Connecting products & experiences – Meeting the shift of consumer mindsets
Why is the sharing economy becoming the talk of the town? How can destinations and organisations manifest its full potential and stand out among the crowd? Key players in this field include  Julian Persaud, Regional Director for the Asia Pacific of Airbnb, Catherine Turnbull, Chief Operations Officer of Grès et Delibaşı and John O’Mahony, Partner of Deloitte Access Economics.

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Multi-hazard Risk Management Standard Mobile Feedback Workshop


A workshop organised by GIZ in partnership with UNISDR and PATA at Mega Cebu to develop the hotel resilient module. It gathered the steering committee, field experts and stakeholders in the Philippines to develop, review and analyse the module that will be used in the following stage.
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Sustainable Scuba, not just coral reefs!


Say SCUBA and most people will immediately see coral reefs, possibly whale sharks and maybe a tiny island topped by palms in the background. Well... it didn't really begin like that, and still tropics are only a part of the story. 
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Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Flights from South Asia to Southeast Asia to see solid growth in 2016

Scheduled flights from South Asia to Southeast Asia are expected to grow 8.6 percent in 2016 compared to last year driven mainly by routes to Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Flights from South Asia to Malaysia and Thailand are expected to grow 9.6 percent and 12.3 percent respectively in 2016 while flights to Singapore are estimated to increase 5.9 percent.

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Stark India Outbound Tourism 2015 Report now available

This India Outbound Tourism Report 2015, commissioned, researched and consolidated by Stark Tourism Associates (STA), provides a composite bird’s eye view of a complex nation and the intricacies of its outbound tourism market as well as emerging trends.

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Happy Tours

Happy Tours network of offices in Europe (Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, UK) is, without doubt becoming one of the most significant market leaders in providing and arranging ground services in Slovenia and all Europe.

Our team of 60 skilled staff is young and enthusiastic, yet we have grown into a homogenous unit where we divide the workload and share responsibilities most efficiently.

We tend to aspire to build partnerships within and outside of the organisation to create a business culture that values everybody involved in the business process of making the clients HAPPY.

PATA Thailand Chapter continues to assist Ministry of Tourism and Sports

The Executive Committee members from PATA Thailand Chapter met with Thailand Permanent Secretary H.E. Mr Pongpanu Svetarundra (5th from left) to offer their insights and collaboration for Thailand's next tourism master plan.Chapter Profile.

PATA New York Chapter member – Pacific Holidays FAM Trip to Tahiti

PATA New York Chapter's Executive Board member Marta Visu, Pacific Holidays, offers members a fantastic deal for a fam trip to Tahiti.

8 days/6 nights – from $1,699 per person Including airfare from Los Angeles. Experience the islands of Tahiti on this familiarization trip co-sponsored by Pacific Holidays and Air Tahiti Nui. Begin with a two-night stay in Tahiti, where you will participate in the Tahiti Tourisme Forum. Next take a ferry to Moorea and spend two nights at Moorea Pearl and do site inspection of the other hotels on the island.
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Messe Berlin: 'Call for entries' announced for 3rd Annual National Geographic Travel World Legacy Awards

The World Legacy Awards 'Call for Entries' was announced. Applications will be accepted till August 20, 2016, at Celebrating National Geographic’s mission of inspiring people to care about the planet, the World Legacy Awards honour today’s leading sustainable tourism destinations, organisations and businesses, and share their stories with travelers around the world. Any travel and tourism company, organisation or destination— ranging from airlines to hotels, from cities to countries, and from luxury tour operators to adventure travel outfitters—is eligible to apply for the awards in one of the five categories. Read More. Talking dirty - How Toilet Tourism can change the world?

Good toilets can change the world. Bad or non-existent ones can hurt a destination’s tourism prospects.

Travel industry futurists, believe public toilet cubicles with the right kind of see-through walls can be a good thing. Well at least sometimes.

A pop up example was unveiled recently in Sydney. When you enter the cubicle you can see out in all directions through the walls. However, people outside cannot see in.
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ITDC : The Ashok wins Coveted National Tourism Award

The Ashok, New Delhi, a flagship property of India Tourism Development Corporation, a PSU under administrative control of Ministry of Tourism has been awarded with National Tourism Award 2016 held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Ashok, city’s foremost five star deluxe hotel has won it under the category of “Best Hotel Based Meeting Venue.” Read More.

Bangkok Airways wins World’s Best Regional Airline 2016 and Best Regional Airline in Asia 2016 by Skytrax

Bangkok Airways led by Captain Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth received World’s Best Regional Airline 2016 and Best Regional Airline in Asia 2016 awards from Skytrax. The award ceremony is held at the Skyview Hall, Farnborough International Airshow 2016, London. Read More.

Silversea expands ‘Silver Select’ promotion to voyages in 2017

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has expanded its popular Silver Select program to include 12 additional voyages in 2017. Originally launched on dozens of worldwide voyages sailing in 2016, the program enables guests to personalise their voyage with a choice of three savings options: a US$1,500 per suite Onboard Spending Credit, a two-category suite upgrade, or 50% off a second suite. For select expedition voyages, Silversea is offering the choice of a two-category suite upgrade or 50% off a second suite. Read More.
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