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The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart (ATRTCM) 2018 is Asia Pacific’s leading travel trade event dedicated to the adventure travel industry.

Set in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE, the conference is held alongside a travel mart and brings together international experts at the forefront of the adventure travel industry from both private and public sectors to discuss issues, challenges and opportunities under the theme 'Adventure in a New Era'.
Conference highlights include:
Keynote Address: '2018 Adventure Travel Trends – looking ahead to 2021'
Norie Quintos, Editor at Large, National Geographic Travel

Plenary Session 1: 'Partnership for a New Era'
Willde Ng, Founder, 40urs, China
Simon Goldschmit, Chief Commercial Officer, Orbital Systems, Denmark


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   UPCOMING EVENTS   
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PATA Annual Summit 2018

 

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PATA Travel Mart 2018
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PATA launches food waste campaign

 

PATA UPDATES
PATA is launching the BUFFET (Building an Understanding For Food Excess in Tourism) Campaign to raise awareness of food waste in our industry to drive positive change.
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Press Releases
China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI) Market Report

 

The COTRI Market Report provides expert insights into the worldwide developments of China’s outbound tourism market by offering qualitative analysis, quantitative data and best practice case studies.
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Student Sponsorship to IGLTA 35th Annual Global Convention

 

Get your flight, accommodation and registration expenses covered in attending the IGLTA Annual Global Convention to be held from May 9-12, 2018. Deadline for applications is on January 31.
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Recommended Reading:
Why Norway is teaching travellers to travel
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PATA SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Trolltunga is one of Norway’s most famous geological sites – and one of its most controversial.
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Green Tip:
Eco-warriors on the road: tips for greening your car rental
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PATA BUILDS YOUR INSIGHTS
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Oceania shows downtrend in travel website usage in November 2017


 
According to the latest figures from comScore, both Australia and New Zealand saw modest drops in percentage reach of travel website in November 2017. The monthly figures reported percentage reach of 43.3% and 45.7% respectively, down from 49.1% and 54.3% in November 2016. However, New Zealand saw a greater number of total time spent on travel websites with 50.39 million minutes for the period, up from 45.79 million minutes in the same month last year.

Acquire more data and insights on international visitor arrivals at mPOWER.pata.org.
PATA Publication

China Outbound-Tourism Price Index Monthly Report is now available



The China Outbound-Tourism Price Index (OPI) is China’s first monthly monitoring system of Chinese outbound tour products and market price to global destinations. The OPI monthly report is developed with the aim of tracking the price trends of Chinese outbound tourism and reporting the changes of consumer prices on Chinese outbound travel to worldwide destinations. The OPI report will provide DMOs and destination suppliers with useful guidance and intelligence on China outbound tourism market demand, changes of price and structure of outbound tourism products. OPI monthly report is now available for annual subscription (12 editions per annual subscription).

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
Groundbooker Limited / Fast Track

Fast Track is an airport meet-and-assist service provider that arranges professional and personalised assistance in airports throughout the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Fast Track’s service simplifies passing through busy and unfamiliar airports and adds the First Class feel to the start and end of every journey. Visit asiafasttrack.com for more details.
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FROM PATA MEMBERS

Centara appoints new Business Development VP to support expansion
  
Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, announced the appointment of Allen Thomas as Vice President Business Development, effective January 1st. Thomas has 28 years of experience developing hotel and resort businesses, a career that includes positions with HPL and Como Hotels and most recently Resorts Holdings International. Read more.
UNWTO activities at FITUR 2018

 
The UNWTO Awards on Innovation and Excellence in Tourism, African and Middle East tourism development and the Chinese Market among the activities of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during the 38th edition of the Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR, January 17-21), the yearly kick-off for the world’s leading tourism meeting points. Read more.

Travelife for Tour Operators Achieves Accreditation by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Travelife for Tour Operators has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status. The awarded status affirms Travelife’s for Tour Operators commitment to promoting sustainable tourism products and services. Read more.
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