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Join PATA now | October 19, 2017
Meet PATAcademy-HCD speaker:
Dr. Ben Salt, Co-founder at Upthink
Empower your travel business with 'The Fundamentals of Growth Hacking' led by Dr. Ben Salt at the next PATAcademy-HCD. Dr. Ben is a digital marketing consultant and co-founder of the media agency Upthink. He will be sharing the tools to develop rapid organic growth of your social media channels that amplifies your online marketing campaigns using proven customised techniques and creative problem solving to target your ideal marketing audience for effective engagement, organic reach, leads and sales.

Harness the power of growth-hacking to scale your travel business or destination today at the upcoming three-day PATAcademy-HCD workshop on December 6-8.
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Join the PATA management team in Singapore and Vanuatu!
PATA's CEO reflects on three years at the helm


Three years, millions of kilometres travelled, hundreds of flights taken, countless hotel nights and too many speeches delivered to remember them all. So you may wonder why in the name of god (which ever one you prefer) would I sign up to do this for another three years?
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The CEO Blog
PATA @ ITB Berlin 2018

Invitation to co-exhibit with PATA


In partnership with the PATA Germany Chapter, PATA is exhibiting at ITB Berlin 2018 with a special offer for PATA members and Chapter members to join us as co-exhibitors.

PATA Updates
Former Vancouver tourism chief to address insights conference in Vanuatu


The inaugural Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) is set to address key opportunities and challenges facing the region’s public and private sector tourism organisations.
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Press Releases
Recommended Reading:
How to grow your business and give back to the marine environment using the Green Fins Handbook


Modern travellers are not what they used to be. The game has changed and competition amongst businesses is as high as it has ever been. In a similar situation to people applying for work they need to have a CV that stands above the rest, something that has a 'wow' factor or provides an edge on the competition.
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Green Tip:
Top tips for a green Halloween
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Scheduled airline seats from Americas to Asia set to increase

Capacity on scheduled airline seats to destinations across Asia from the Americas is likely to show an increase of 4.1 percent in 2017 over 2016. Northeast Asia will continue to take the lead with 66 percent share of total seats, reporting year-on-year growth of 5.1 percent. South Asia is also expected to see an impressive growth of 11.8 percent, followed by West Asia (1.3%) and Central Asia (0.4%). However, seat capacity to Southeast Asia is predicted to slightly decrease by 0.4 percent this year.

Acquire more data and insights on international visitor arrivals at
PATA Publication

Pre-order now: Annual Tourism Monitor 2017 Final Edition

The ATM Final Edition follows on from the earlier ATM report and provides a more detailed view of travel movements during calendar year 2016. It includes a number of additional measures of travel activity and profiles including length of stay, expenditure and other useful metrics. Early indicators of travel flows for calendar year 2017 (year-to-date) are also provided as an early warning mechanism for identifying major shifts and movements in key source and destination markets.

For more information, please visit or contact the Publications Team at
Transocean Travel Inc.

Transocean Travel Inc.
is a full retail travel agency established in July 1990, providing excellent service for customers with products ranging from exotic tropical island vacations, luxury and adventure cruises, romantic getaways, honeymoon packages and safaris to general tours. The agency works with customers to match their travel interests and lifestyle with the vacation of their dreams. Visit for more details.

Pan Asia Way Travel & Tour Co., Ltd. 

KGC Travel N Services
offers ticketing, hotel bookings and tours (inbound and outbound) to exciting destinations in over 40 countries. We are your travel consultants and will strive to provide an exceptional vacation experience for all, at very competitive prices. We have a dedicated team that is passionate about travel and, most important of all, value customer satisfaction above all else. At KGC (Kalibo Global Connections), we are also constantly seeking new B2B partnerships to add value to our travel portfolio, staying true to our motto 'Local Presence, Global Footprint'. Visit for more details.

Bali tourism workers hit hurt by volcano speculation
Tourists should keep visiting Bali as it is perfectly safe to do so. That was the recommendation made by Herman Hoven, General Manager of Khiri Travel Indonesia today. Mr Hoven said there had been at least a 20 percent drop in tourism bookings in the Bali tourism sector at large, since the 3,031m (9,944ft) Mt Agung volcano started to show increased signs of activity in the third week of September. Read more.
Singapore Airlines’ 70th anniversary events raise $2.55 million for Community Chest

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has raised S$2.55 million for Community Chest through three fundraising events, organised as part of the Airline’s 70th anniversary celebrations. Proceeds from the SIA Family Day, SIA Group Charity Run and SIA Charity Gala will go towards supporting beneficiaries from about 80 social service organisations under Community Chest. Read more.
Hong Kong PolyU: 2017 Hong Kong PolyU Winter School

It’s a fast-paced world we work in. To stay ahead, it is essential that professionals within the hospitality industry continuously strive to upgrade and improve their skills and broaden their knowledge. To this end, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has developed the Hong Kong PolyU Winter School to cater to the needs of the senior hospitality industry managers. Read more.
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