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Engage with the people and culture of Khon Kaen at PDMF 2018
Unique to the PATA Destination Marketing Forum, the Technical Tour and Tourism Marketing Treasure Hunt provides delegates with an unprecedented opportunity to explore Khon Kaen’s natural landscapes and cultural treasures.

Experience the lifestyle of Isan people, taste their cuisine, and admire the region's landscapes while leveraging the digital tools from the Digital Marketing workshop to identify, collect and promote your new-found travel treasures.

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PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019

There's still time to join the PATA team in Greece, Singapore, and China! ✈
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ITB Asia 2018


Discover the multitude of membership benefits available to public and private sector organisations at ITB Asia! Schedule meetings with Roong Tepkaew and Aom Angkanarak from our membership team by emailing
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PATA Events
Learn how to incorporate eco-friendly business practices into your hotel


Save the environment and up to 20% of your hotel operating cost. Access over 300 ‘green’ practices for your hotel or resort at the upcoming PATAcademy-HCD.
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Ras Al Khaimah to host PATA Annual Summit 2020


PATA is set to organise the PATA Annual Summit 2020 from May 15-18 in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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Press Releases
PTIC 2018 challenges the traditional views of the travel and tourism industry in the Pacific


The discussions from PTIC highlighted the need for greater collaboration between the public and private sectors in preserving the unique culture and heritage of the local communities and protecting the environment.
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Press Releases
International arrivals into Asia Pacific continue to exceed the global average


According to the Annual Travel Monitor 2018 Final Edition (ATM) released by PATA, international visitor arrivals into 47 destinations in Asia Pacific covered in this report increased by 5.7% and added close to 35 million additional arrivals to the collective foreign inbound count into the region in 2017.
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Gain real-world data analytics skills to grow your hospitality and tourism business


The training will empower participants with real-world data analytics skills to grow their hospitality and tourism business, increase profits, and create maximum value for their shareholders.
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Last chance to register and join PATA as a co-exhibitor at ITB Berlin 2019


Increase your brand exposure at the world’s leading travel trade show with 10,000 exhibitors, 180 countries, and around 110,000 trade visitors together with PATA. All registrations close October 19, 2018.
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Key insights from PATAmPOWER

China top traffic-generating source from Northeast Asia into the Pacific in 1Q2018

The Pacific welcomed a record high of 2.1 million international visitor arrivals (IVAs) from Northeast Asia during the first quarter of 2018. With consistent strong traffic growth, China overtook Japan for the first time as the lead source market in the region, occupying more than a one-third share (35.5%) of Northeast Asia traffic. Hong Kong SAR (+29.1%) and Chinese Taipei (+12.6%) dominated most in terms of percentage growth for that period.

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PATA Issues & Trends – 1H2018 is now available

Over the last decade, travel distribution has changed dramatically from the traditional wholesale model to the evolution and market dominance of OTAs. Meanwhile, operators continue to seek high yielding direct business within a dynamic and shifting market, and grapple with the entry of Airbnb to the market place and the new challenges it presents. With the ever-increasing number of consumers travelling, a range of alternative travel distribution solutions have emerged for operators to partner with in order to expand their sales mix, top-up occupancy levels, add value, and clear distressed inventory.

In this issue of the Issues & Trends, Bartercard examines the evolving and changing face of tourism distribution solution models and the innovative ways in which savvy operators are using them to drive their business.

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Beijing HuaYu Culture & Tourism Development Co., Ltd

Beijing HuaYu Culture & Tourism Development Co., Ltd was founded in 2016. They aim at constructing an ecosphere of the cultural tourism industry and developing the projects on cultural tourism resources integration, tourism development consultation, hospitality and tourism talent training, with a number of self-owned lodges. Email for more information. is a modern and up-to-date company providing complete, reliable software solutions for travel businesses all over the world. They develop software solutions and supplies online reservation systems to travel agencies, tour operators, travel wholesalers, travel management companies and destination management companies from all over the world. Visit for more information.

PATA Nepal Chapter MOTTO Photo Contest 2018 – “Exploring the unexplored tourism potentials”

Embracing the theme ‘Tourism and Digital Transformation’, PATA Nepal Chapter is pleased to announce “PATA Motto Photo Contest (PMPC) 2018” as an initiative to explore the unexplored tourism potentials of the country engaging through the digital platforms. Read more

PATA New Zealand AUT Student Chapter: Beach clean-up Rangitoto/Motutapu island

On September 22, 2018, PATA AUT New Zealand Student Chapter had the privilege to spend an unforgettable day with staff from the Department of Conservation (DOC) on Rangitoto/Motutapu Islands! Following PATA’s overall missions and goals for the responsible and sustainable development of tourism in the Asia Pacific, conservation week was an excellent opportunity for them to engage and contribute to nature conservation in the Hauraki Gulf. Read more


Centara appoints enthusiastic and experienced General Manager for new COSI hotel on Samui

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest hotel operator, announced the appointment of Vatmongkol Rasisawas to manage its innovative new COSI hotel on Thailand’s Samui island. Ms. Vatmongkol will take over responsibility for the first hotel of Centara’s new COSI brand, launched by Centara last December to serve a new generation of independent travellers. Read more
Diethelm Travel Group acquires Travel Center Asia

Diethelm Travel Group, an award-winning inbound tour operator servicing Asia, announced that it has acquired Travel Center Asia (TCA), one of Thailand’s leading DMC’s based in Bangkok to merge its services. The two companies will continue operating under the Diethelm Travel branding as of November 1, 2018. Read more

TAT: Bangkok comes up top in Mastercard's 2018 Global Destination Cities Index

Bangkok is basking in the limelight of being named this year’s number one city in the world by the Mastercard’s 2018 Global Destination Cities Index, making it the third consecutive year that Thailand’s ‘City of Angels’ has been ranked in the top spot. Read more
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