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Join PATA now | Apr 20, 2017
Meet these pre-qualified, hosted confirmed buyers from the UK, Ireland, Germany, the Russian Federation, USA, Canada, Indonesia and Singapore at PTM 2017 and stay tuned for more:
Capitalise on the amazing potential and proven track record of the region's most successful and longest running travel trade show. Join us at PTM 2017 this September 13th-15th at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel and boost your market share.
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PATA Gold Awards 2017 call for entries

 

PATA UPDATES
Don't miss this chance to celebrate your achievements and boost your profile. Submit your entries before the deadline on April 28, 2017.
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HCD Membership Survey Questionnaire

 

Human Capital Development is one of the most dynamic, rewarding and yet challenging issues affecting business and destination success in the tourism and hospitality industry. With this in mind, please help us to support the industry by completing this short survey. The deadline for replies is April 28, 2017.
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PATA Issues & Trends – 1H2017

 

This issue of Issues & Trends, written by Dr. Chris Bottrill and Chris Carnovale of Capilano University, Canada, www.capilanou.ca, focusses upon Community Based Tourism (CBT).
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What happens to half-used hotel soap?
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PATA SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Ever wondered what happens to the half-used bars of soap you leave behind after overnight stays in hotels? In some cases the soap is recycled, thanks to the non-profit organisation Clean the World.
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PATA Celebrates Earth Day 2017 – Everyone can be a hero
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For this year’s Earth Day, our Green Team invited Mr Poonyos Kumpolkunjana, founder of Paper Ranger a local Bangkok non-profit to give our team a workshop entitled “Everyone can be a hero.”
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PATA BUILDS YOUR INSIGHTS
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Impressive growth in international visitor arrivals to Vietnam in 1Q2017


 
Vietnam tourism continues to enjoy significant growth with official figures for 1Q2017 showing an increase of 31.2 percent compared to the same period in 2016. The growth is the result, primarily, of a remarkable increase in visitor arrivals from China, reaching remarkable year-on-year growth of 63.5 percent in this period. Other source markets including Cambodia (34.9%), Korea (ROK) (29.2%), Chinese Taipei (22.4%) and Malaysia (19.9%) also generated more visitors to Vietnam in this period.

Acquire more insights on international visitor arrivals at 
mPOWER.pata.org.
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COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute Market Report Spring 2016 is now available



The COTRI Market Report provides expert insights into the worldwide developments of China’s outbound tourism market by offering the latest available data, statistics, qualitative analysis and information as well as several special topics.

For more information, please visit www.PATA.org/store or contact the Publications Team at publications@PATA.org.
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WELCOME NEW PATA MEMBERS
ACROSS SPAIN

ACROSS SPAIN was created in 2004 and is based in Barcelona and Madrid to cater professional needs in destinations Spain, Portugal & Morocco. They specialise in leisure travel, from classic programs for individuals, families, groups, honeymooners, self-drive itineraries, to theme based ones oriented to gastronomy, shopping, religion, Islamic heritage, festivals, music, and sports.
Visit 
www.across-spain.es for more details.

 

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA)

IGLTA is the leading member-based global organisation dedicated to LGBT tourism and a proud Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. IGLTA’s mission is to provide information and resources for LGBT travellers and expand LGBT tourism globally by demonstrating its significant social and economic impact.
Visit 
www.iglta.org for more details.

 

Seagull Fashion & Tourism Corporation
 
Since 2014, Seagull Fashion & Tourism Corporation has set a new standard in the industry in Asia and beyond. We are a full-service travel agency that provides our customers with unique lifetime memories that enrich their lives and reignite their mind. We ensure the right trips for the right customers, through two branches: SFT and Hai Au Tourist.
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FROM PATA MEMBERS

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir sign codeshare agreement with Air France-KLM


Singapore Airlines and regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air France-KLM to codeshare on each other’s flights with effect from 27 April 2017. Under the agreement, which is subject to regulatory approvals, Singapore Airlines will add its ‘SQ’ designator code to Air France-operated flights beyond Paris to 10 destinations – Aberdeen, Bordeaux, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Newcastle, Nice and Toulouse. Read more.


Dusit Hotels & Resorts becomes first hotel group in Thailand to accept WeChat Pay


Thailand-based, global hospitality group Dusit Hotels & Resorts has signed a partnership agreement with
Ksher (WeChat Pay Thailand) and Asset Bright Public Company Limited to accept WeChat Pay at Dusit Hotels and Resorts. Read more.

Macao welcomes over 420,000 visitor arrivals during Easter holiday


According to the figures provided by the Public Security Police Force, Macao registered a total of 427,000 visitor arrivals (excluding non-resident workers and students) during the four-day Easter holidays (14 – 17 April), marking an increase of 5.6% compared with the last Easter holidays in 2016. Read more.

PolyU: HNA Hospitality Group gives boost for SHTM to advance hospitality education


The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is pleased to have received
a RMB300,000 donation from the HNA Hospitality Group (HNA) for the establishment of the “HNA Hospitality Group/Tangla Hotels & Resorts Students Internship Scholarship” at the SHTM. Read more.
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