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Industry gurus at PATA Marketplace
Hear from industry gurus such as TripAdvisor, RedRobot and Twenty 31 Consulting as they present their take on topical issues and travel trends at the PATA Marketplace - part of the PAS 2016 programme.
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Fast forward to 2050
PATA is celebrating 65 amazing years of working with public and private sector organisations to promote travel to, from and within the Asia Pacific region.

We’ve asked travel industry professionals to share their visions of what tourists will be doing in 2050 as PATA prepares to celebrate its centenary.

“Even in 2050, as PATA approaches its centenary, there will still be corners of the world to be discovered. But the means of discovery may very different.” - Mei Zhang, WildChina.

Note to PATA:
“PATA is a very useful organisation for us. Not just the research but also the many networking opportunities at PATA events. Happy 65th anniversary.” - Simon Martin, Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD)
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65th Anniversary


Mei Zhang, WildChina
Simon Martin, IECD
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Join us at Indonesia's largest convention centre 
for PTM 2016
Miss Julia (Ting Ting) Gong is a highly sought after international presenter who brings an expert and authoritative voice on all things relevant to China.

Join her at PATAcademy HCD in June 2016 now to gain a better insight on the world's largest market!
Join us at PTM 2016 at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), the country’s biggest convention and exhibition centre with eco-friendly and energy-efficient features, 30 minutes away from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, close to highways and public transport.
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Call for entries for ASEAN-China Tourism Photo Contest


PATA and the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) invite entries for the ASEAN-China Tourism Photo Contest 2016. This competition is organised in collaboration with China National Travel Magazine (CNT), a cultural travel magazine published monthly by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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Press Releases

Executive Pastry Chef wins 2016 PATA Face of the Future


PATA is pleased to announce that Mr Danny Ho is the recipient of the most prestigious honour for young tourism professionals in Asia Pacific – the 2016 PATA Face of the Future award. A native of Malaysia, Danny is the Executive Pastry Chef at Hotel ICON in Hong Kong SAR where he oversees all pastry and bakery operations at the hotel, which also acts as an extension of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM).
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Press Releases



World Water Day:
Better water, better jobs
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Northeast Asia was key driver for Southeast Asia arrivals growth in 2015

Thailand witnessed a surge last year in the numbers of international arrivals from source markets in Northeast Asia. The increase of almost four million arrivals equated to year-on-year growth of just over 50 percent. Lao PDR, Philippines and Singapore also saw significant increases in arrivals from Northeast Asia, reporting double digit year-on-year growth of 27.7 percent, 14.6 percent and 10 percent respectively. Other destinations recorded growth from this same region last year in the range of five percent to nine percent.

Find out more about how much traffic each of the Asia Pacific destinations received in the past years and expect to see over the next 5 years at
PATA Publication

Stark India Outbound Tourism 2015 Report now available for purchase

This Stark India Outbound Tourism Report 2015 , commissioned, researched and consolidated by Stark Tourism Associates (STA), provides a composite bird’s eye view of a complex nation and the intricacies of its outbound tourism market as well as emerging trends.

Please visit 
PATA Store or contact the SIC team at for more information.


HanaTour is the largest travel company in Korea with over 3,200 employees nationally and internationally and ranked top in international travel and air ticket sales for 15 consecutive years. HanaTour has led quantitative and qualitative growth of travel industry by providing better service through directly operated network covering 29 areas globally and with the best experts in travel and maintains top position in customer satisfaction and preference researches. HanaTour is trying to become the top global culture and tourism group by 2020 by expanding business into production, distribution of cultural products and developing tourism. We will become a company providing the best culture and tourism service in the world by enhancing global competency for human resources and competency in business related with cultural travel.

Trendi Travel

Trendi Travel is the world’s first integrated travel platform that fills a major gap in the in the travel industry for both travellers and hoteliers worldwide. Trendi arms selected hotels worldwide with smart phones provided complimentary for their guests with unlimited 3G data and local calls, alleviating the high cost of data roaming. Embedded is a patented technology that integrates Trendi phones directly into the hotels' IPPBX/PABX systems allowing hotels to innovatively engage guests through VOIP calls, push messaging and content that will revolutionise revenue potential for hoteliers. Trendi has secured multiple hotel partners in ASEAN and is expanding worldwide.

Anantara’s Annual King’s Cup raises millions for Thailand’s elephants

After four days of fun festivities, the 14th annual King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament came to a close on Sunday 13th March, coinciding with Thailand’s National Elephant Day. Ten teams with players from around the world, including Miss Thailand, the New Zealand All Blacks rugby players and professional polo players created many memorable on (and off) pitch moments. Read More.

Trendi: Changing the game of travelling in Malaysia with Dorsett Kuala Lumpur

The tide is changing for Malaysia’s tourism and hospitality sector as Malaysian-owned start-up company Trendi – in collaboration with official hotel partner Dorsett Kuala Lumpur – is geared to redefine Malaysia and the global travel landscape by developing a unique ecosystem Trendi Travel, the latest cutting-edge technology to enter the tourism and hospitality market and the first fully integrated electronic travel concierge developed in Malaysia for the world.  Read More.
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