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PATAcademy-HCD June 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand

 

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PATA ATRTC 2015 in Legazpi, Albay, Philippines
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Engage Your Employees in Your Sustainability and CSR Policies! - Why?
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Meet some of the speakers for the upcoming 4th PATAcademy-HCD under the theme, "Human Capital Development - This Decade's Tourism Challenge" on June 2-4, 2015 at the PATA Engagement Hub in PATA Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand.
PATAcademy-HCD

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Successful PATA Annual Summit 2015 Held in Leshan, Sichuan, China

 

PATA BUILDS BUSINESS
PATA had previously held various events in China including the PATA 60th Anniversary & Conference in Beijing, the PATA Travel Mart 2013 in Chengdu, and the PATA Annual Meeting 2014 in Zhuhai; however this was the first annual conference held by the Association in the central and western area of China.

More pictures are up on 
PATA Facebook Page and Flickr.
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PATA Foundation Establishes Nepal Earthquake Tourism Recovery Fund

 

Within hours of the April 25, 2015 earthquake that killed and injured thousands of people and devastated much of Kathmandu's tourism infrastructure, the PATA Foundation has made a commitment to assist the PATA Nepal Chapter in its tourism industry recovery efforts.
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PATA and Travelindex Renew Successful Partnership

 

By publishing and distributing content for PATA Members that shows off industry expertise and highlights unique strengths and services, Travelindex can influence credibility, search rankings and purchase decisions in the travel online world.
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Travelindex

Boeing: Commercial Aviation and Environment Leadership

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PATA CONVERSATIONS
In line with PATA Conversation's May issue on aviation, Boeing's Managing Director, Marketing for Asia Pacific and India, John Schubert, talks about Boeing's environmental efforts on the sustain.pata.org blog.
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PATA Events 2016

February
PATA Adventure Travel & Responsible Tourism Conference & Mart 2016, Thailand
 
April
PATA Annual Summit 2016, Guam
 
September
PATA Travel Mart 2016, Indonesia
 
November
PATA Adventure & Responsible Tourism Conference 2016, Bangladesh
 
Stay tuned to www.PATA.org/events/ for updates on our upcoming events!
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GET TO KNOW
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce Wallace Wong as the new Regional Director - Asia and the promotion of Parita Niemwongse as Director - Human Capital Development, effective immediately.

Read more from the press release for Wallace (
click here) and Parita (click here).
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PATA Staff

 

Wallace Wong

Regional Director - Asia
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Parita Niemwongse

Director - Human Capital Development
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Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) welcomes two new associates from Korea Tourism Organization: Yeon Woo Joo and Jae Eun Lee who worked under their International Affairs and MICE Promotion Team.
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PATA BUILDS YOUR INSIGHTS
Key Insights from PATAmPOWER

Moderate Visitor Arrivals Growth Is Forecasted for Sub-regions in the Pacific During 2015-2019
 
 
International visitor arrivals to the Pacific are forecast to grow by 3.4% annually between 2015-2019, dominated by Oceania with a 1.89 million additional arrivals. Off a smaller volume base, Micronesia led the pack in percentage growth terms registering an annual increase of 6.8% during the forecast period.

Find out more on latest international visitor arrivals and forecasts at
http://mPOWER.pata.org.
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PATA WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok is located in the heart of he city's vibrant business and entertainment district. With a direct link to BTS Asok Sky Train station and a few steps from MRT Sukhumvit subway station.


Auckland International Airport 


Auckland Airport is the major connection between the world and New Zealand. In 2015 Auckland Airport was voted as the best airport in Australia-Pacific for the seventh year in a row. 
Auckland Airport is continually developing the capacity and services to ensure it will sustainably cope with an anticipated 40 million passengers a year by 2044, reflecting New Zealand’s growing popularity as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations. 


OV Holidays

OV Holidays is a Singapore-based luxury tour and travel provider that was founded and established in 2010. OV Holidays offers premium high-end travel accommodation and booking services to clients looking for luxury travel solutions to the Maldives without the hassle of handling reservations and travel itineraries on their own. As destination specialists of the Maldives, our team of travel experts are able to handle personalized holiday requests and special travel demands to guarantee our clients’ a memorable and eventful experience on the beautiful island of Maldives.


CHAPTER NEWS

PATA Finland Chapter August Event

The well-known PATA Finland Chapter August Event is inviting colleagues in trade to participate as a host in this event – now organized for the 22nd time! Read more
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HIGHLIGHT FROM PATA MEMBERS

Last Call for 2015 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards

Wild Asia is now seeking application for its Responsible Tourism Awards. The Wild Asia Awards remain the only programme dedicated to identifying travel industry leaders in sustainability across Asia. Apply now or become a sponsor! Read more

International Tourism Partnership / Green Hotelier

Destination Asia Pacific Case Studies and Know How Guides from the
International Tourism Partnership addressing sustainability & social responsibility in tourism are now up on sustain.pata.org. Browse here.


Last Chance to Participate in International Conference on Ecotourism in Protected Areas

Myanmar’s first International Event around the theme of ecotourism! Over the course of three days, international, regional and local experts will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing ecotourism in protected areas.  The Government of Myanmar will officially launch its Myanmar Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy.
More information.

Secure new routes with ASM's traffic forecasting and route development training courses

Tailored specifically to the Asia region, ASM's training courses are suitable for route development professionals of all levels and will provide  you with the insight and techniques to secure new air services to your airport or destination. Supported by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), both courses will take place in May at PATA Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. Limited places remain -
book now to secure your placeClick here for more information.
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