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REGISTER FOR PTM 2017 AND MEET FACE-TO-FACE WITH LEADING BUYERS FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE WORLD

Meet a few of our PTM 2017 hosted buyers coming from Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. Secure your booth space today to showcase your business and network with these buyers and more.
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   UPCOMING EVENTS   
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PATA Global Insights Conference 2017

 

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PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2017


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Join the PATA management team in Australia, China, New Zealand and Finland!
 
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Social media implications on destination marketing – Navigating the consumer mindset

 

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Join TripAdvisor's Head of Destination Marketing - APAC Sarah Mathews as she explores how travel consumers navigate the path to purchase and the implications for destination marketing organisations and their industry partners.
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Recommended Reading: First Venice then Barcelona, now anti-tourism marches spread across Europe

 

PATA SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
With the continent sweltering under a heatwave nicknamed Lucifer, the tempers of local residents have also been rising as a wave of anti-tourism protests take place in some of Europe’s most popular destinations
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PATA BUILDS YOUR INSIGHTS
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Unshaken average visitor arrival growth this coming five years to the Maldives


 
The Maldives is preparing to welcome increased numbers of visitors over the next five years with double digit growth forecast from the influential sub-regions of Northeast Asia (11.5% average p.a.) and South Asia (11.1% average p.a.). Southeast and West Asia are predicted to produce average annual growth of 9.6 percent and 6.9 percent respectively for the period to 2021.

Acquire more insights on forecacsts at mPOWER.pata.org.
PATA Publication

The Olive Tree is now available



Released at the PATA Annual Summit in May this year, this publication will help travel & tourism decision-makers mine the treasure trove of UN events, activities, campaigns, statistics and free reports and boost awareness of how the UN Sustainable Development Goals and travel & tourism are deeply inter-linked.

Each article is accompanied by a sidebar explaining its importance and relevance to travel and tourism. This ‘ideas bank’ allow industry executives to envisage the linkage and to then decide how to get involved in advancing the cause.

The publication is available free of charge at PATA Store.

For more information, please visit www.PATA.org/store or contact the Publications Team at publications@PATA.org.
 
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WELCOME NEW PATA MEMBERS
PT Bali Cruises Nusantara

Bali Hai Cruises
is Indonesia’s leading Marine Tourism Company operating exciting day cruises to Lembongan Island, with fun-filled activities for the whole family. Offering a range of activities to cater for those with an adventurous spirit, to those who are seeking a relaxing day on a paradise island. Visit www.balihaicruises.com for more details.
 

Pegu Travels Co., Ltd.

Based in Yangon, the Pegu Travels
team combines extensive international experience with an intimate knowledge of the Myanmar travel market – and our operational network reaches every corner of this diverse and fascinating country. Visit www.pegutravels.com for more details.
 

SkyWay Travel

SkyWay Travel
is one of the major tour operators of Central Asia. The company offers full tourism services around the world and to the most beautiful places in Kazakhstan. SkyWay is ready to help with MICE tourism, from classic to luxury. The company provides comfortable transportation including professional guides with interesting stories to tell. Visit www.skyway.kz for more details.
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FROM PATA CHAPTERS

A sustainable tourism initiative by PATA India Chapter


PATA India Chapter sponsored a sustainable tourism initiative in form of a presentation titled “Antarctica Matters – a journey with a purpose.” on June 5, 2017 at the India habitat centre. The event was attended by 150 attendees comprising of environment focused activists, thought leaders and people of different strata of society. Read more.

PATA India Chapter stages North American roadshow


PATA India Chapter, in cooperation with Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, conducted its business development Roadshow in USA & Canada from May 30 - June 8, 2017. The Roadshow commenced in Toronto, Canada on May 30, and moved on to USA with its first show in Boston followed by Chicago, Houston, and finally, New York where two roadshows were held. Read more.


NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FROM PATA MEMBERS

Hong Kong PolyU scholar honoured with McCool Breakthrough Award for advancing hospitality and tourism education


Professor Kaye Chon received the award at the Annual I-CHRIE Summer Conference and Marketplace in Baltimore, Maryland, USA in late July. This is the second time that the SHTM has attracted the interest of the McCool Breakthrough Award judging panel, with the School taking the coveted prize in 2012 for the breakthrough realised in the form of its teaching and research hotel – Hotel ICON – the heart of the SHTM’s innovative approach to hospitality and tourism education. Read more.
International Youth Day – Celebrating the potential of tourism to empower youth


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Hilton and the WYSE Travel Confederation have joined forces ahead of International Youth Day at the Youth General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters to highlight tourism’s capacity to empower youth. Read more.
 
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