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PATA Global Insights Conference 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand


PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2015 in Legazpi, Albay, Philippines
PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2015
November 25-27, 2015
‘Ecotourism - Transcending Climate Change’

Join fellow tourism industry professionals this November in Legazpi, Philippines. This Forum will be tackling the issues, challenges and opportunities of marketing and managing the growth of lesser-known tourist destinations in a practical, responsible and sustainable manner. The dynamic conference programme includes a keynote address on ‘climate change mitigation and the role of tourism’.

Delegates will also experience some of the region’s many tourism success stories during the hosted technical tour and tourism marketing treasure hunt. An interactive marketing session featuring travel guru Lisa Pagotto will analyse the findings from the treasure hunt.
Click here for more details. Reduced registration fees apply to all applications received by 31 July.

The event is hosted by the Provincial Government of Albay with the support of the country’s national Department of Tourism.

Further logistics information on hotel accommodation, accessibility and others is available at or by contacting

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Latest Programme for PATA Travel Mart 2015
Counting down to PATA Travel Mart 2015! The latest programme is now available on the event page. The latest programme includes details on Investment Forum and Technology Forum . Both resourceful forums are free to all registered delegates as an extra benefit.
Investment Forum: Saturday 5 September
A half-day forum coordinated by a leading investment specialist revealing the “FUTURE” of an ever-changing industry’s investment trends to all PTM 2015 delegates. Future is unsure however preparations can be done for a better future.

Technology Forum: Sunday 6 September
This forum includes a panel discussion with senior travel industry experts and content from the 
Phocuswright research team that helps to foster smart strategic planning, tactical decision-making and organisational effectiveness. The programme concludes with "Connecting Travel" – a session that examines how global players redefine business models in line with the accelerated pace of communications, marketing and loyalty initiatives.
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PATA CEO Challenge: 
Your Chance to Win A US$500,000 Digital Marketing from TripAdvisor

Discover more about how your destination could win a new digital marketing campaign valued at US$500,000. The PATA CEO Challenge invites submissions from towns, cities, states, provinces and regional tourism boards on how their marketing campaigns are making a real contribution to sustainable tourism growth and giving economic empowerment to the local communities.

Two awards, each valued at US$ 500,000 and sponsored generously by TripAdvisor, will be presented at the PATA Aligned Advocacy Dinner in London on Monday 2 November. A panel of international tourism experts will judge the entries.

Submissions have already been received from regional tourist organisations as well as secondary and tertiary cities (primary cities are excluded from this awards programme).

The winners will enjoy the support of a dedicated team at TripAdvisor for the planning and implementation of the digital marketing campaign.

Deadline for entries is September 1, 2015. 
Click here for more information.
PATA Fourth Aligned Advocacy Dinner to be Held at Stationers’ Hall in London, United Kingdom
PATA will hold its fourth Aligned Advocacy Dinner at Stationers’ Hall in London, United Kingdom on November 2, 2015, the first night of World Travel Market (WTM).


PATA Provides Blueprint for Tourism Recovery in Nepal

Presented Nepal with the PATA Nepal Tourism Rapid Recovery Task Force Report to help the country recover from the devastating earthquake on April 25, 2015 which killed and injured thousands of people and devastated much of Kathmandu’s tourism infrastructure.


PATA Report Puts a Focus on Indigenous Tourism and Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific Region
We recognises the various pressures and threats that many global Indigenous communities face and in collaboration with the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA), focuses the travel and tourism industry’s attention on the issue through the release of the report on Indigenous Tourism & Human Rights In Asia & the Pacific Region.




Here's this week's green tip!! SHARK WEEK: Stand up for sharks!
Key Insights from PATAmPOWER

International Visitor Arrivals to Northeast Asia Continued to Surge in May 2015, Driven by China and Japan

Northeast Asia reported a year-on-year 7.0% growth of visitor arrivals in May 2015, translating into a 1.45 million additional arrivals, compared to the same period last year. China and Japan led the pack in terms of extra volume gain, reporting additional arrivals volume of 577,700 and 544,589 respectively. Despite smaller volume bases, Chinese Taipei and Korea (ROK) saw moderate growth of 5.9% and 7.9% respectively.

Find out more on latest international visitor arrivals at
China Outbound Tourism Yearbook 2014/2105 – A White Paper of China Outbound Tourism Market Development and Forecast

The China Outbound Tourism Yearbook 2014-2015, released in March 2015, offers insights into the size and shape of China Outbound Tourism market, highlights emerging trends as well as influencing market factors. Based on extensive first-hand research data, the report provides objective analysis and evaluation of different tourist source market across China, China travel trade projections, Chinese tourist flow structure and trend of global destination markets.

The report by China Association of Travel Services (CATS) and Ivy Alliance Tourism Forecasting is now available for order at discounted rates. Email for more details.

Fez Travel

Fez Travel  was founded in 1997, and since then we have progressed to become one of the most reliable and popular tour operators in Turkey, offering a diverse range of Turkey & Greece tours. Fez Travel is a tour operator, a ground handler, and a travel agent. We cooperate with travel agents from all over the World, and each year carry more than 12,000 passengers on our "round-Turkey" tours, day tours and shore excursions.

Magnolia Myanmar Travel & Tours

Magnolia Myanmar Travels & Tours is a local investment and travel company based in Yangon Myanmar, founded in the year of 2012. We Specializes in customizing tours for individuals, families and groups to anywhere in Myanmar.

We work with you to give you the kind of holiday you will most cherish. That’s where we come in. We use our expertise to help the right traveler find the right destination.

Hi! Tours

Hi! Tours today is an award winning, high-end, tailored experiential Destination Management Company that specializes in putting together exceptional, boundary-pushing trips around the India sub-continent. As specialists we can introduce you to the best experiences this magical continent has to offer.

Orange County Resorts

Orange County Resorts is an experiential holiday company that owns luxury resorts at Coorg & Kabini, and an upcoming resort in the beautiful World Heritage Site of Hampi in Karnataka, India.
MICE and Sustainable Tourism in the Asia Pacific Region Part 2

Key steps in planning for and delivering a more responsible and sustainable event are summarised in the enclosed diagram. Step 1, the Planning step, outlines the need to develop a formal policy, to determine the scope of the event or meeting which is being held, to identify and actively engage with key stakeholders and to prepare an assessment of potential impact. Read More.

Asia Pacific Affluent Choose Sandy Shores and Swanky Stays for Family Breaks
Getaways with pristine beaches and upscale hotels are most likely to top the family vacation destination list for well-heeled Asia Pacific families, according to the Visa Affluent Study 2015¹.

The Study, which looked into the travel patterns of affluent consumers in eight major markets in Asia Pacific, found that four in five (82 percent) respondents have traveled with their families in the past 12 months and they also prefer to spend their holidays within the region. Read More.

TripAdvisor Releases “TripBarometer Connected Traveler” Report: Connected Travelers Twice as Likely to Make Travel Bookings via Smartphones

Mobile usage is on the rise throughout the entire traveler journey, according to the TripBarometer Connected Traveler report released today by TripAdvisor. The report defines Connected Travelers as those who have used a smartphone to plan or book a trip and provides in-depth insight into their habits and behaviors. Read More.

UNWTO and Amadeus Join Forces to Strengthen Technology in Tourism

Amadeus, a leading provider of technology solutions for the tourism sector, and UNWTO are joining forces to advance the use of innovative technology in tourism in areas such as education and multi-modality.

UNWTO and Amadeus, a UNWTO Affiliate Member since 2007, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to consolidate their partnership in several areas. This includes the development of a UNWTO Prototype on multi-modality – the door-to-door planning and ticketing of trips involving all possible transport options – to further integrate different means of transport between destinations around the world.
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