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We're quickly filling up space on the PATA Travel Mart 2017 trade floor with just one month left for pre-matched registrations.
Register today to secure the best spots for your business and join with confirmed sellers from the airlines and hospitality sectors from Macao SAR, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, the USA and more.
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Join the PATA management team in Cambodia, China, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand & Yap!
How Far Will You Go?


Take a moment to reflect on your inspirations for travel as well as aspirations for the Asia Pacific tourism industry with PATA's new thematic video in collaboration with GLP Films.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Sri Lanka


With memories of the successful PATA Annual Summit in Negombo still fresh in our minds, this natural disaster has reminded us all once again of our vulnerability in such circumstances. Our deepest sympathies to the families affected by the floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka.
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Prayers for victims of Bangladesh cyclone


We, at PATA, are watching updates on the news and thinking of Bangladesh and how they are coping as a nation with the destructions caused by Cyclone Mora. We hope and pray for the country's speedy recovery from the effects of this calamity.
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Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017-2021 Full Report now available


PATA’s Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017-2021 Full Report for 39 destinations within Asia Pacific reveals powerful economic figures on the fastest-growing tourism region in the world - now available at the PATA Store.
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PATA Store
Why join PATAcademy-HCD July 2017 on Public Speaking?


Learn and practice essential tips that will become life savers when faced with challenging scenarios where you need to address an audience. Please note that the dates have been moved to July 17-19.
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PATA Events
PATA Global Insights Conference 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand


Meet high profile speakers and panel members from Europe, Asia Pacific and North America representing major international brands such as BBC, Boeing, Microsoft and TripAdvisor - under the theme ‘R U Future Ready’.
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Plastic pollution doesn’t just make for an ugly beach day. It’s contaminating our food chain


Don’t be misled about the disposal of plastic items. You may not merely throw them away – because there is no ‘away’. Plastic is not biodegradable and our ability to recycle such items is limited.
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IUCN: Tapping into sustainable tourism to safeguard biodiversity


Recognising the importance of tourism in biodiversity conservation, many programmes and organisations are already working with local communities to ensure that tourism not only benefits the economy but also the environment.
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PATA Sustain Guest Blog


In this month’s PATA sustainability blog, Jackie Edwards discusses how to further sustainability in her article, “Beginning at home — the next generation of sustainable travelers.”
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Green Tip:
Challenging Voluntourism – Food for thought when working with volunteers
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

2017 started with varying IVAs growth for Southeast Asia destinations

Vietnam started 2017 with an impressive year-on-year growth of 25.1 percent for January and boomed up to 43.8 percent by the end of February. Indonesia, Philippines and Cambodia also experienced a good start to the year with growth of 21.3 percent, 17.9 percent and 14.1 percent respectively, while Thailand and Singapore reported slower growth of 6.5 percent and 4.8 percent respectively in January this year compared to last year. In contrast to Vietnam, other countries showed slower growth for the month of February, whereas Thailand posted a negative growth rate of 3.4 percent.

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Stepping out of the crowd available at PATA Store

The second of PATA’s series of reports focusing on young travellers, Stepping Out of the Crowd, provides valuable insights on the behaviour of Asian millennial travellers while pushing forward the debate on how the tourism sector can help enthusiastic young travellers to explore destinations further afield in order to ease the pressure on already-crowded visitor attractions.

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Bannikin Travel & Tourism Ltd.

Bannikin is a Toronto-based travel and tourism consultancy dedicated to enhancing the businesses of niche-focused tour operators, destinations and lodging providers worldwide. We define ‘niche’ as unique and experiential travel, ranging from active and outdoor adventure to culinary and cultural experiences. Visit for more details.


Bournemouth University - Department of Tourism and Hospitality

Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality is recognised globally as a leading contributor to knowledge creation and dissemination in tourism and hospitality. Our approach is about creating value for everyone we work with, locally and globally, and to share the benefits of society.
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A1 Tours & Travels

A1 Tours & Travels has a proven record of service and professionalism, which includes personalised service to our clients ranging from large tour groups to individual travellers. Visit for more details.


Join PATA San Diego Chapter on June 14, 2017

PATA San Diego Chapter is pleased to announce its Romance Event: Honeymoons, Babymoons, Weddings & More. Workshops, trade show and presentations by top romantic suppliers.
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Tourism integration partners with Travelport to launch
This partnership allows access to Travelport’s innovative Travel Commerce Platform providing its consumers with easy access to real-time travel content from over 400 airlines, both low cost carriers and network carriers, as well as 650,000 hotel properties and extensive car rental, rail and cruise options. Read more

TAT: Thailand tourism generates 840 billion Baht in first four months of 2017

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports released figures showing that during the first four months of this year, 12 million visitors came to Thailand spending around 620 billion Baht, an increase of 4.71 per cent when compared with the same period in 2016. Domestic tourism is thriving too, with over 220 billion Baht being generated. Read more.

Singapore Airlines adds Stockholm as second Scandinavian city in route network

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has added a second Scandinavian city to its route network. Operating five times a week from Singapore Changi Airport, SQ362 flies to Stockholm, via Moscow. This will complement SIA’s existing flights to Copenhagen in Denmark, boosting connectivity between Southeast Asia and Northern Europe, in addition to meeting increasing demand for travel between Southwest Pacific and Northern Europe. Read more.
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