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PATA Global Insights Conference 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand


PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2015 in Legazpi, Albay, Philippines
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Take a sustainable coffee break!
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A Great
Catch Up
Regional Director Meeting


All Regional Directors and Senior Management Staff gathered to update each other about their current happenings and discuss the future direction for PATA to move forward. It was a two days intense and fruitful meeting. There will be many changes coming soon. Stay tuned to PATA Voice!

On a side note, it was our Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Daniela Wagner's birthday! We can be workaholics but we can never forget the PATA Family.

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A Campaign Worth US$500,000 Sponsored by TripAdvisor


PATA CEO Challenge
We believe all of you heard about the PATA CEO Challenge, especially NTOs. You should, because it is a US$500,000 worth of campaign sponsored by TripAdvisor! We are calling NTOs from these two categories:
1. States, Regions and Provinces
2. Second-tier/Third-tier Cities

Apply NOW before September 1, 2015. All winners and non-winners will be notified on September 24 and public announcement will be issued on October 1.
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Apply Now
2016 PATA Foundation Grants are now open for the application process! We therefore ask for your assistance in identifying, proposing and/or recommending a worthy project(s) including those related to research in your area in any of the following tourism-related fields:

• Environmental Conservation;
• Cultural & Heritage Preservation;
• Education Support.

The deadline for applications to arrive at the PATA Secretariat Office is August 10, 2015.  Please click the 
Application Guidelines and Application Form for your consideration. For more information, please visit or contact Ms. Kay Kornchalee at
Official Hotels and Important Documents Are up. Download Them NOW!
Seller Manual

All forms must be returned to the contact person stated in the Seller Manual.
PATA Travel Mart has Sustainability Centre Stage - Wild Asia Awards
This September, Winners will be officially announced and celebrated at the 2015 PATA Travel Mart in Bangalore.
“Sustainability is one of the main advocacy themes of the Association and an important issue to address when we talk about the responsible development of travel and tourism,” said Mario Hardy, PATA CEO.
“We are therefore delighted to host the Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards at this year’s Travel Mart and share in the celebration of tourism organisations that truly exemplify what it means to be sustainable.
Wild Asia is a valued PATA Sustainability Partner, and a special partner of the Responsible Travel Pavilion at PTM, a space where like-minded organisations can gather, share knowledge, and build business.”

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Key Insights from PATAmPOWER

Hong Kong SAR and Chinese Taipei Maintained High Level of Travel Website Reach in April 2015
Hong Kong SAR and Chinese Taipei both saw growing trends of travel website reach in year-to-date 2015 which is the percentage of unique visitors to travel websites as compared to the total sites. In April 2015, these two destinations reported percentage reach of 54.13% and 53.62% respectively. Meanwhile percentage reach for Japan and China were considerably lower with slight drop to 35.19% and 32.27% respectively for the same period.

Find out similar details for other destinations and other digital indicators at


SPIRIT Slovenia, Slovenian Tourist Board
SPIRIT Slovenia, Slovenian Tourist Board. The Tourism Division within the scope of the SPIRIT Slovenia public agency is the leading strategic partner of Slovenian tourism tasked with the development, marketing and promotion of the sale of the Slovenian tourist offer on European and overseas markets. Cooperation and partnership with the tourism industry and other entities is of key importance in this regard.

Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers
Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers is the only hotel on the eastern bank of Bangkok's River of Kings where all rooms command an expansive view of the River. Operating an international 740 room deluxe hotel hotel which offers varied cuisine and entertainment as well as large conference and function facilities. Relax and be rejuvenated in the Royal Orchid Mandara Spa.

Dunleavy White - International Executive Search

Dunleavy White - International Executive Search is an Executive Recruitment Search Agency for the Travel and Aviation, Leisure industry - Worldwide.

AB Hospitality PTE. LTD. (ichiqoo)

Ichiqoo is an easy, simple to use, door-to-door trip planner that promotes Asia for its people. Run by a group of well-travelled Asians, it’s aim is to provide unique local experiences and promote hand-picked accommodation. Currently focussing on Sri Lanka, Ichiqoo’s vision is to be the most sought-after local experience provider in Asia.
HIGHLIGHT FROM PATA MEMBERS Directs Travellers to the Hotel’s Website & Introduces Skill Sharing Platform

BookGreenerTM today launched, a new online hotel-booking tool focused on “green hotels” – properties that make a difference by actively greening their operations, implementing both environmentally and socially responsible policies, and helping guests become more responsible travellers. Read More.

Nepal Ready to Welcome Tourists
On April 25, 2015, an earthquake struck the central region of Nepal in the Gorkha district just north of the main highway between Kathmandu and Pokhara. The earthquake was followed by a number of severe aftershocks and as a result, there were more than 8,000 people found dead, thousands more injured and it destroyed houses, trekking trails and monuments including centuries-old palaces and temples listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Read More.

Wolfgang M. Neumann is new Chairman of the International Tourism Partnership (ITP)
Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor, is the new Chairman of the International Tourism Partnership (ITP). Effective today, he succeeds Ian Carter, President, Development, Architecture and Construction for Hilton Worldwide who steps down after four yearsRead More.

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