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The PATA Global Insights Conference (PGIC) brings together a dynamic and unique line up of international thought leaders recognised for their success and expertise in innovative and disruptive thinking.

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A message from Taleb Rifai: "I congratulate PATA for a momentous six and half decades during which time PATA has established itself as the voice of Asia Pacific tourism. Today, PATA’s leading role in Asia Pacific tourism is vital as tourism in this region continues to grow above expectations – advancing economies and helping to preserve culture and environmental diversity. Thank you PATA for your contribution. I wish you every success - and Happy Birthday PATA." Watch Video

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PATA welcomes Jiang Tai Global Assistance Services as Corporate Member


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With more than 150 million Chinese tourists expected to visit Asia Pacific destinations by 2020 the demand for travel support services is increasing year by year – and this has prompted Jiang Tai Global Assistance Services to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).
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Meeting tomorrow’s tourism leaders in Zhengzhou


Tourism and hospitality undergraduates from five colleges and universities in Zhengzhou, China attended a careers lecture given by PATA Chief of Staff Dale Lawrence as part of Careers@Hilton Live for Youth in Hospitality. The event was hosted by the Hilton Hotel, Zhengzhou and organised by the hotel’s Marketing Communications Manager Stefanie Sun, a former intern at PATA headquarters in Bangkok (pictured above left with Dale Lawrence). Academic institutions represented at the lecture included Zhengzhou Tourism College and the Henan Communications Vocational Technology College.

Asking big questions in Asian Business Forum 2016


The numbers of international arrivals around the world are increasing with a very fast pace, especially in the Pacific region. It is important to know the numbers so that we are prepared for risks, not recover from it. Asian Business Forum 2016 discussed tourism resilience and defining the term 'visitor economy'.
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Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Sustainability: From Strategy to Actions


The ultimate goal of economic and social development is an attempt to establish security and improvement to have a better quality of life and society, and to maintain peace and safety, while all suffering is relieved. To achieve that goal, it is necessary to create sustainable development.
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Tourism’s role in transitioning towards a greener economy
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Robust growth of LCC flights from China to Asia destinations

Scheduled outbound low-cost flights from China to the Asia region are expected to grow at a faster rate (34%) than the full-service flights (8.7%) in 2016 compared to last year with Southeast Asia (45.6%) destination sub-region leading the growth pack, followed by Northeast Asia (19.3%). With such significant growth, Southeast Asia is expected to see an increasing share of the low-cost flights from 21.6 percent in 2015 to 25.7 percent in 2016. Northeast Asia is predicting a rise from 8.3 percent in 2015 to 9.2 percent in 2016.

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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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New PATA Chairman joins PATA Philippines Chapter’s Business Assembly

The PATA Philippines Chapter’s Business Assembly (General Membership Meeting) took place a few days after the PATA Annual Summit in Guam. Newly-elected PATA Chairman Andrew Jones, who had earlier scheduled his post-Summit trip to Manila, readily accepted the Chapter’s invitation to grace the occasion and to give his inspirational message to the members, making it his first official function after his election. Read More.
Bangkok Airways launches new non-stop service to Da Nang, Vietnam

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited is to operate four flights a week (Monday, Wednesday Friday and Saturday) to Da Nang with a 138-seater Airbus A319 aircraft.

Mr.Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways PCL said, “We consider Danang as one of our strategic flying hubs in the South-east Asia region. Da Nang is the third largest city and a major port in Vietnam. The city is situated close to UNESCO World heritage sites including the old town of Hoi An and the imperial capital of Hue, making Da Nang a popular vacationing spot for tourists looking to explore the attractions of central Vietnam.”
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Former TAT Governor Mrs Phornsiri Manoharn conferred PATA Life Membership Award

Former Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Mrs Phornsiri Manoharn has been conferred a Life Member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association in recognition of her contribution to PATA and the regional tourism industry.

Mrs. Phornsiri, who headed the TAT between 2007-2009, received the award during the PATA Annual Summit in Tumon, Guam. The summit in Guam, which is one of PATA’s founding members, commemorated PATA’s 65th Anniversary.
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Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau – Pacific Games 2023 win a key driver for major tourism development

Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has congratulated Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his government’s achievement in securing the Solomon Islands bid to host the 2023 Pacific Games.

Describing the win as 'the biggest ever windfall' for the destination’s tourism aspirations, Mr Tuamoto said the potential the Games offered from the perspective of new infrastructure, roads, sporting facilities and particularly tourism investment was massive.
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