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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!
The PATA Gold Awards recognises exceptional achievement in a variety of endeavours, acknowledging and rewarding the very best that the Asia Pacific’s travel industry has to offer.

This year’s awards attracted 200 entries from 87 organisations and individuals worldwide. The 34 winners were selected by an independent judging committee consisting of fourteen senior executives from the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors.


 
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   UPCOMING EVENTS   
PATA Travel Mart 2018

 

PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018
The Connected Visitor Economy Bulletin - 6th edition 2018 now available

 

PATA UPDATES
Jesper Palmqvist, STR's Asia Pacific Area Director, explores current trends across the region's booming hotel industry, diving into how several key markets are navigating challenges and capitalising on opportunities.
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Vanuatu analysing next stage of plastics ban

 

PATA SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Vanuatu became the first country in the world to ban plastic straws. After that, a ban on all single use plastic items followed. Find out how the nation plans to implement its impressive plans of going plastic free.
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Green Tip:
Into the wild – A sustainable adventure
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GET TO KNOW
Meet Yeji Choi, our intern associate from Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea. She's a senior in Kangwon National University, Majoring in Tourism Administration. Yeji's responsibilities include supporting the team in organising member's information and publishing member news.
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Yeji Choi (Allie)
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Associate - Membership Department
PATA BUILDS YOUR INSIGHTS
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Scheduled air seats from China and Korea (ROK) into Southeast Asia remains bullish in 2018


 
Among the top ten source markets of scheduled inbound air seat capacity into Southeast Asia, China and Korea (ROK) continue to dominate the percentage growth chart, expecting to yield double-digit increases in 2018. Other source markets are expected to see a minimal increase in the growth percentage, although a minute decline of 0.2 percent is expected from Australia this year. Overall, total scheduled flights into Southeast Asia are expected for the first time to exceed the 200 million mark by the end of 2018.

Acquire more data and insights on scheduled air seat capacity at mPOWER.pata.org.
PATA Publication

PATA Issues & Trends – 1H2018 is now available


 
Over the last decade, travel distribution has changed dramatically from the traditional wholesale model to the evolution and market dominance of OTAs, whilst operators continue to seek high yielding direct business within a dynamic and shifting market and grapple with the entry of Airbnb to the marketplace and the new challenges it presents. With the ever-increasing number of consumers travelling, a range of alternative travel distribution solutions has emerged for operators to partner with to expand their sales mix, top-up occupancy levels, add value and clear distressed inventory.

In this issue of the Issues & Trends, Bartercard examines the evolving and changing face of tourism distribution solution models and the innovative ways in which savvy operators are using them to drive their business.


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
DMC Leisure Private Limited

DMC Leisure Private Limited is a travel management company that caters to the smallest travel detail with efficient and high-quality operations. Visit www.tdmcindia.com for more information.


  Roiback

Roiback is an international company specialising in powering direct sales for hotels. Founded in 2010 in Palma de Mallorca with a portfolio of over 1,500 hotel chains plus independent hotels in 40 countries, it provides hotels with solutions to increase their online direct sales and their profitability. Visit www.roiback.com for more information.
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FROM PATA CHAPTERS

Updates from PATA Micronesia Chapter

The PATA Micronesia Chapter would like to share information on upcoming regional events including the 2nd Tri-Annual Membership Meeting, and the hospitality and customer service training in Chuuk supported by the Pacific Small Business Development Center (SBDC), United Airlines, the Chuuk Visitors Bureau and the Pacific Star Resort & Spa Guam. Read more
 
NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FROM PATA MEMBERS

PolyU study finds food tells stories on social media
Understanding what motivates travellers to share their food-related experiences through social media is important because that information influences others’ behaviour and acts as a form of destination marketing, according to Dr Ksenia Kirillova of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and her co-researchers. Read more
UNWTO launches an online platform to achieve SDGs through tourism

 
Promoting a greater engagement of the tourism sector with sustainable development is the main objective of the Tourism for SDGs Platform. The online tool is designed to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through tourism and was developed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the support of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Read more

Dragon Trail Interactive: Q2 2018 WeChat Rankings Report


Since the start of 2017, Dragon Trail Interactive has published weekly rankings for official WeChat accounts for travel brands, tracking national tourism offices (NTOs), destination marketing organizations (DMOs), airlines and cruise lines. From the start of Q2 2018, two new categories have been added to the rankings: museums & attractions, and hotels. Their Q2 data reveals the top accounts, most popular articles and winning themes for both the quarter and the first half of 2018. Read more
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