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The PATA Team will be at TTM+ 2017 in Chiang Mai and they want to meet you. Visit the PATA booth where Roong Tepkaew, Monica Pawa and Carolina Xu will be waiting to welcome existing and prospective members.
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The Connected Visitor Economy Bulletin - 6th edition 2017 now available


Amélie Yan-Gouiffes, a professional public speaking coach and motivational speaker, discusses the key points to any successful presentation, especially when addressing a multi-cultural audience.
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PATA reaffirms support to Paris Accord on Climate Change


PATA is reasserting its commitment to sustainable development across the entire spectrum of travel and tourism with a renewed pledge to support the Paris Accord within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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Beyond Zeros and Ones: Industry 4.0 Guest blog by John Koldowski


As we move towards an exponential future the topic of Industry 4.0 is both very timely and very controversial. However, a pragmatic approach to industry 4.0 is a solid first step to managing its consequences to your advantage rather than being surprised by what it might bring.
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Master of Ceremony training with PATA Nepal Chapter


PATA Chief of Staff Dale Lawrence was in Kathmandu last week to give ‘MC’ training to five young tourism professionals in advance of the International Bloggers and Media Conference and the Himalayan Travel Mart in Nepal.
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PATA recognised by the President of Nepal


PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy, Immediate Past Chairman Andrew Jones and former PATA Thailand Chapter Chairman Bert van Walbeek received awards from President Bidhya Devi Bhandari of Nepal for PATA's contribution to the country following the 2015 earthquake that damaged several historical sites.
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How to communicate sustainability to guests? NatGeo World Legacy Awards winners share their tips


The National Geographic World Legacy Awards 2017 winners and finalists have been asked for their tips on communicating with guests about responsible practices.
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Video Release by Green Fins for World Oceans Day


For this year’s World Oceans Day, Green Fins posed the question 'What do you do to protect the oceans?' to its members.
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Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Impressive growth in visitor arrivals from Lao PDR to Cambodia during March 2017

The popularity of Cambodia has been soaring among visitors from Lao PDR. In March 2017, arrivals from that market posted an increase of 125 percent as compared to the same period last year. China and Malaysia also registered strong growth of 44.8 percent and 10.5 percent respectively. However, arrivals from other source markets such as Vietnam (-17%), Korea (ROK) (-5.7%), USA (-3.6%), UK (-3.3%), Japan (-2.7 %) and Thailand (-2%) were in decline. As a result, the overall year-on-year growth for Cambodia was only 13 percent - despite the impressive growth in numbers of visitors from neighbouring Lao PDR.

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COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute Market Report Spring 2016 is now available

COTRI Market Report provides expert insights into the worldwide developments of China’s outbound tourism market by offering the latest available data, statistics, qualitative analysis and information as well as several special topics.

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Shenzen China Dragon International Travel Service Co., Ltd.

China Dragon Tour is a national full line wholesaler of China outbound tourism. Lines covering Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Mid-East and part of Africa, Europe, Australia, New Zealand with more than 30 branches in 30 cities nationwide.
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M/S Piano Island Tours & Travel

As we continue to adapt to the demands of a challenging economic climate to become a more efficient and agile organisation, we hope to accelerate our portfolio transformation and grow further by expanding into adjacent categories, new geographic territories and through synergistic bolt-on M&A.
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Ringlein Science and Technology Ltd.

Ringlein is experienced in global marketing and promotion of Chinese destinations, provides clients professional marketing solution includes tour product development, overseas digital marketing, tourism strategy consulting and MICE activities. Visit for more details.

UNWTO and WTTC present open letter to Malta's Prime Minister

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) presented the open letter on Travel and Tourism to the Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat. The open letter outlines tourism’s value as one of the world’s largest generators of jobs and a powerful driver of socio-economic growth and sustainable development. 
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Dorsett Hospitality International: Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur unveils panda-themed rooms

The Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur has launched panda-themed rooms. These thematic rooms are specially designed to elevate the extraordinary experience of panda enthusiasts who stay in the hotel. Read more.

Goh Choon Phong new IATA Chairman

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term, effective from the conclusion of the 73rd IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Cancun, Mexico. Goh is the 76th Chair of the IATA BoG, and the third CEO of Singapore Airlines to hold this position. Read more.

ForwardKeys: Summertime and the livin' is easy

In most parts of the world, the tourism forecast for this Summer is hot, hot, hot. ForwardKeys, the company which predicts future patterns by analysing 16 million booking transactions a day, reports that global long-haul air travel bookings for June, July and August are 6.4 percent ahead of where they were at the same time last year. Read more.
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