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Join PATA now | September 24, 2015
 Upcoming Events 
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PATA Global Insights Conference 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand

 

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PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2015 in Legazpi, Albay, Philippines
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PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 in Chiang Rai, Thailand

 

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PATA Annual Summit 2016 in Guam, USA
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Visit PATA Booth at IT&CMA: E12

IT&CMAsia is The World's Only Doublebill Event in MICE and Corporate Travel. Co-locating since 2004, offering its delegates an unparalleled platform to do business, learn and network.
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PATA BUILDS YOUR BUSINESS & NETWORK

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Keynote: Connectivity & Convenience-The Route to Growth
Meet Murat Bas, the Senior Vice President of Turkish Airlines, the world’s No.1 airline in terms of destination countries. Mr Bas has a high level of marketing and network planning expertise, with more than 10 years’ experience. He also designed Turkish Airlines’ penetration strategy for the African market.

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Updated Programme Aligned with Impactful Speakers
Check out our latest updated programme that covers marine tourism, adventure travel, and crisis management, including a unique 'Treasure Hunt’ on-ground exercise on new destination marketing. Stay tuned for exclusive offers for PATA members coming up next week!
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Practical Learning from the Trend Setters
 
A site visit to Bang Krachao, also known as the 'lungs of Bangkok', for a case study of urban biodiversity conservation and sustainable tourism. Meet their Community Conservation Leader for a Facility Tour. He will then unfold their sustainability secrets.
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Last Week to Win a Digital Campaign for Your Organisation
 
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PATA CEO Challenge
Is your destination a hidden treasure to be shared? Are you seeking capital to market it? This is your last chance to participate the PATA CEO Challenge as we are counting down six days till deadline.
Follow the Simple Steps to WIN

Calling for Entries till October 16
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Tourism InSPIRE Awards
Show us how your business is driving excellence in social, environmental, or economic sustainability in tourism. Check out the introduction video!
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PATA to Focus on Tourism Resilience

 

PATA NEWS UPDATES
In response to the recent increase in frequency of both natural and man-made disasters, PATA is inviting organisations to share their knowledge relating to tourism resilience on sustain.pata.org, the Association’s website devoted entirely to the dissemination of sustainable and socially responsible tourism knowledge.
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Create Experiences and Share Opportunities at AT&RTCM 2016 in Chiang Rai, Thailand

 

PATA is pleased to announce that the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 (AT&RTCM 2016) will be taking place in the historic northern city of Chiang Rai, Thailand from February 17-19, 2016 under the theme “Creating Experiences, Sharing Opportunities”.
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Two Case Studies by the PATA Task Force

 

PATA SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Values – Benefits – Impacts: Planning for sustainable tourism in the Provinces of Indonesia in a time of de-centralisation of the national Government of Indonesia.
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New Blog Post on PATA Sustain Website

 

Find out why what happens abroad doesn’t have to stay abroad. A blog post by two PATA Intern Associates, Brooklynn Downing and Shanna Schubert.
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Sustain Blog
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GREEN TIP
United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 – A Summit for Us All
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PATA BUILDS YOUR INSIGHTS
Key Insights from PATAmPOWER

Improvement Continues in Travel Websites ‘reaches’ in Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam in 2015

According to the latest figures from comScore, Vietnam experienced the strongest surge in the percentage of unique visitors to travel websites in July 2015 – increasing from 18.8 percent in the same month last year to 36.4 percent. Singapore maintained the highest percentage in the region (57.4% compared to 43.4% in July 2014). Throughout 2015, Malaysia has continued to witness ever-increasing percentage figures, reaching a record high 43.4 percent in July 2015.

Find out more about digital indicators at
http://mPOWER.PATA.org.
PATA Publication

Visa Global Travel Intension Report 2015 Is Now Available for Download


The Visa Global Travel Intentions Study has been regularly updated and published since 2006 and this latest installment shows that, with greater options, leisure travel is touching a wider mass. Regardless of economic or political highs and lows, leisure travellers are still optimistic about their plans. This latest 2015 global update is part of Visa’s continued commitment to helping industry players, including governments, in their pursuit of growth of the global travel and tourism industry.

Please visit PATA Store to download a complimentary copy.
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PATA WELCOMES NEW MEMBER

Wendekreisen Travel Ltd.

Wendekreisen Travel Ltd is a family-owned and operated New Zealand Campervan hire company offering quality Motorhome and Car rental to visitors since 1991. With over 20 years experience in the New Zealand Campervan rental market, we make every effort to deliver well -maintained and modern vehicles at a cheap price. Our team will look after you, provide free airport transfers and make sure you understand your vehicle before you leave the premises. Our on-road assistance is available to you 24 hours, 7 days a week.

DuSai Resort & Spa

DuSai Resort & Spa is the first world class 5 star standard boutique Villa Resort & Spa in Bangladesh nestled within a small tropical forest on hillocks with thousands of trees and flanked by a 1000 feet long serpentine lake on the south and two large fish ponds on the north side, just beside the largest concentration of tea gardens in Moulvibazar District about 200 km north-east of Dhaka.
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HIGHLIGHT FROM PATA MEMBERS
Connections Luxury Events: Networking for the Senior Travel Industry
 

Following the outstanding launch of Connections Luxury at the Four Seasons in Hampshire (UK), the Conrad Algarve (Portugal) and in the Yas Viceroy (Abu Dhabi), the autumn series of events continues the global expansion of this networking programme for senior executives. Read More.

Wild Asia Hails Khiri Travel as ‘Inspirational’


At the 2015 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards ceremony on September 7, Khiri Travel received an honorable mention as runner up in the Most Inspiring Responsible Tourism Operator category.

Khiri Travel received the finalists’ acclaim in the category that Wild Asia said, “demonstrates exemplary practices in responsible tourism by providing quality travel experiences that conserve natural environments, wildlife, and benefit local communities by providing a sustainable livelihood for the future”. 
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Invitation to the 2nd Easy & Busy Thailand MeetUp for the Travel Industry


A new and promising networking event for the travel & hospitality industry started recently in Bangkok by the publishers of TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific, which is part of the TravelDailyNews Media Network with three daily news portals.

The “Easy & Busy” Thailand MeetUp, as it is called, is organized on the first week of each month with the aim to bring together travel professionals from all sectors to network, share knowledge and explore business opportunities.
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LightBlue Environmental is Hiring
 

LightBlue Environmental is hiring: one Thai National for a full time Junior Associate Position and one individual of any nationality for a six month traineeship. Please go to our website, www.lightblueconsulting.com to find out more information about these positions or directly send in a cover letter and a resume to contact@lightblueconsulting.com and in the subject state which position you are interested in. Read More.
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