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Macao SAR welcomes over 1,100 delegates
to PATA Travel Mart 2017
The 40th edition of PATA Travel Mart 2017 (PTM 2017), hosted by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), has attracted 1,131 delegates from 66 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 460 sellers from 252 organisations and 37 destinations, along with 293 buyers from 281 organisations and 51 source markets.
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2017 Hong Kong PolyU Winter School (HKWS)


The PATA Foundation is offering six sponsorships to member-endorsed candidates to attend the 2017 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Winter School, developed by PolyU’s School of Hotel & Tourism Management.
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AirAsia Group CEO inspires at the PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR


The Symposium welcomed more than 250 local and overseas students and academia, as well as industry professionals. The Symposium took place on Wednesday, September 13 with the theme ‘Enabling Travel and Managing a Complex Future’.
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Startup helps Ikea save 350,000 meals from the trash can


The global hospitality industry trashes an estimated $100 billion of food annually. A London-based startup, Winnow, is turning waste into wealth by helping companies like Ikea slash the amount of food they throw away.
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Key insights from PATAmPOWER

China and Japan remain top destinations for scheduled flights from Europe

Capacity on scheduled inbound flights to Northeast Asia from Europe is likely to increase by 6.7 percent in 2017 over 2016 with China and Japan set to continue as the top two destinations. China will take the lead with 33,422 flights this year, accounting for a 48.6 percent share of total frequencies. Although Japan is expected to see only marginal growth of 1.4 percent in 2017, it will remain in second place with an 18.5 percent share of total flights from Europe. In percentage growth terms, Mongolia is expected to outperform its neighbours with a year-on-year 12.9 percent increase.

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Quarterly Tourism Monitor 2Q2017 is now available

The Quarterly Tourism Monitor (QTM) provides a timely quantitative view of inbound travel, by origin markets for all major destinations in Asia Pacific region by quarter, during calendar year 2017.

Key highlights of QTM 2Q2017:
  • International visitor arrivals (IVAs) to the 27 Asia Pacific destinations that have released second quarter 2017 data show a combined inbound total of 83.7 million with a growth rate of 6.9 percent over the same period last year
  • Japan is leading the pack in Northeast Asia with year-on-year growth of 21.1 percent. Korea (ROK) saw a significant decline in this period, reporting a 32.6 percent decrease that was driven mainly by falling visitor arrivals from China (-65.7%)
  • In Southeast Asia, Vietnam outperformed other regional peers in terms of percentage growth. The destination witnessed a significant rise of arrivals from its largest key source market, Northeast Asia, of 45.3 percent
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Glorious Myanmar Travels & Tours Co., Ltd.

Glorious Myanmar Travels & Tours
is one of the efficient travels and tours service providers in Myanmar. Since 2013, we are offering a wide variety of services to fulfil the differing needs of travelers with one-stop services, which includes international and domestic ticketing, for individuals or groups, incentive tours, special interest/tailor-made tours, business trip and conference meetings. Visit for more details.

Airbnb Singapore Pte Ltd

is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodation around the world - online or from a mobile phone or tablet. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries. Visit for more details.

Silversea Cruises announces global creative partnership with renowned photographer Steve McCurry

Silversea Cruises, the world’s leading luxury and expedition cruise line, and renowned photographer Steve McCurry today announced a global creative partnership that will chronicle Silversea’s extensive fleet and portfolio expansion designed to take guests to some of the world’s most intriguing and remote destinations. Read more.

Beach combing cows at InterContinental Bali Resort

If you happen to be walking along the magnificent golden sands of Jimbaran Beach in the early morning, you might just get to witness the enchanting sight of a pair of Balinese cows harnessed to a large metal rake and treading the beach. The apparatus is similar in many ways to the hand-held walking ploughs used in Bali’s rice fields and drawn by water buffaloes. Read more.
More than 1300 delegates attend 22nd UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu

More than 1300 delegates from over 130 countries attended the opening of the 22nd session of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly in Chengdu, China. The transformation of the UNWTO Code of Ethics for Tourism into an International Convention and the impact of technology on tourism will centre the discussions. On the agenda of the Assembly is also the election of the Secretary General for the next four years. Read more.
PolyU study finds room attribute preferences vital to hotel profit maximisation

Hotel managers need to understand the value that customers place on particular room features and charge for them accordingly, argue Dr Lorenzo Masiero of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and his co-researchers in a recently published study. Read more.
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