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Learn from experts of the China's outbound tourism market
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PATAcademy-HCD this June brings together industry experts based in mainland China who have been engaging successfully with the Chinese market:

Ms. Julia Gong, Chief Executive of CHINA READY®; David Tang, VP of Ivy Alliance Tourism Consulting; Haifeng Yan, Co-founder and COO of; and Mark Liang Wang, VP and General Manager of Beijing Oriental Century Travel Service – China Voyage.
This is your opportunity to enjoy savings starting from USD$300 while investing in the growth your travel and tourism business! This package discount offers you 10% off when you apply for both PTM2016 and PATA membership. Access a community of over 200 prequalified, hosted buyers from more than 60 destinations, at 10% off the regular members rate while expanding your network with your PATA membership. Applies to new and returning members only.
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Pictures and presentation slides from PAS 2016!
It was an amazing week, gathering international delegates in one place to discuss about the challenges faced by the Pacific nations and providing inspiration to cherish these beautiful islands.

Many thanks to all sponsors, delegates and volunteers in making this happen. Pictures and PowerPoint slides are now available to share and download.
Speaker's Presentation Slides

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A note from Ruan Samaringhe: "With dedicated commitment PATA has achieved tremendous growth over the year and gained much deserved recognition and fame. Your services to develop travel and tourism to, from and within the AP region are always appreciated. Congratulations for your wonderful journey of 65 years of success."

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Ruan Samarasinghe, Chairman, PATA Sri Lanka Chapter
PATA shows leadership in sustainability practices


PATA Updates
PATA has achieved Silver-level Sustainability Certification by EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for the travel and tourism industry. The official certificate handover ceremony took place during the PATA Annual Summit 2016 following the meeting of the PATA Sustainability & Social Responsibility Committee.
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Press Releases
PATA weaves successful Youth Symposium on Guam


Over 150 students, alumni, lecturers and industry professionals from Guam, neighbouring Pacific Islands and other countries participated at the PATA Youth Symposium 2016, held at the University of Guam Calvo Field House. Under the theme ‘Weaving Our Islands’ Tourism Future Together: Protecting culture, enhancing quality of life and generating an environmentally friendly island experience’, the Symposium took place prior to the PATA Annual Summit 2016 and was generously hosted by the University of Guam with support from the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB).
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Press Releases
PATA honours industry shapers at PATA Annual Summit 2016


PATA has presented a series of awards in recognition of contributions made to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region.

The following awards were presented during the PATA Annual Summit 2016 on the Pacific island of Guam: PATA Life Member, PATA Award of Merit, PATA Chairman’s Award, PATA Face of the Future Award and PATA Special Award.
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Press Releases
Guam and the Pacific Islands on centre stage at the PATA Annual Summit 2016


The PATA Annual Summit 2016 (PAS 2016) in Guam, USA officially ended on May 21 with many delegates remaining on the island to join the artists and cultural practitioners from 27 nations around the Pacific at the 12th Festival of the Pacific Arts (FestPac).
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Press Releases
PATA elects new Executive Board


PATA is pleased to announce the election of Andrew Jones, Guardian - Sanctuary Resorts, Hong Kong SAR, as Chairman of the Association’s Executive Board. He replaces Kevin B Murphy who was elected Chairman in April 2015 and who remains a member of the Executive Board as Immediate Past Chairman.
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PATA Sustain this week


MGM's "Celebration of Our Journey to Greatness," a chronicle of eight years of commitment to sustainability.
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Building our industry –
Eco-sensitive Architecture
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Strong arrivals growth from China to destinations in Southeast Asia

Arrivals from China to Vietnam surged 70.4 percent (y-o-y) in the first quarter of 2016. Singapore and Thailand also reported significant growth from China, 46.7 percent and 31.2 percent respectively for the same period. Meanwhile Cambodia is reporting a slower pace of growth from China (+16.1%) during 1Q2016.

Find out more on latest international visitor arrivals at
PATA Publication

Stark India Outbound Tourism 2015 Report is now available

This India Outbound Tourism Report 2015, commissioned, researched and consolidated by Stark Tourism Associates (STA), provides a composite bird’s eye view of a complex nation and the intricacies of its outbound tourism market as well as emerging trends.

For more information, please visit
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Harbour City Estates Limited
Harbour City is the largest and most diverse shopping mall in Hong Kong with over 185,000 square metres of prime real estate. Harbour City is located in the heart of Hong Kong alongside the beautiful Victoria Harbour and offers a wide range of services including shopping, dining, entertainment and sightseeing. Harbour City has established itself as Hong Kong's marquee mall and a major attraction.

Harbour City is a one-stop shopping paradise with over 450 shops, 50 food & beverage outlets, cinema, three hotels, 10 office buildings, two serviced apartments, cruise terminal and a luxurious private club under one roof.
Dusit International: Tumon, Guam – Luxury Villa Suites Showcase

Dusit Thani Guam Resort’s six Villa Suites offer exquisite accommodation masterfully designed with guest privacy, comfort and convenience as priorities. Located on the fifth floor of the Tumon hotel, the serene hideaways provide an unparalleled level of stylish accommodations with exemplary and personalised service from arrival to departure. Read More.

Kuzu Group appoints Jumeirah Group to operate luxury hotel and private residences within the Sea Pearl Development in Ataköy, Istanbul

Turkey’s Kuzu Group has appointed Jumeirah Group, the global hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, to operate a mixed-use development in the Ataköy district of Istanbul, Turkey.

The US$450m Sea Pearl development, expected to open in 2019, will include a luxury 202-room Jumeirah hotel and 62 private residences managed under the Jumeirah brand. The developer, Kuzu Group, is well-established in Turkey and has already completed a number of high-end developments, with a special focus on large-scale residential projects.
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Hong Kong PolyU: School of Hotel and Tourism Management hosts student-run international conference

Fifty three undergraduate students from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) formed an organising committee and ran HONG KONG 2016: 2nd Global Tourism & Hospitality Conference and 15th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students Research in Tourism, which was held at Hotel ICON on 16-18 May 2016. Read More.
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