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PATA NTFF 2015
Check out the live Instagram stream of the ongoing Tourism Marketing Treasure Hunt from the hundreds of delegates that will feed into tomorrow's conference session on 'Interactive Marketing' at the inaugural PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum.
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LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR UPCOMING PATA EVENTS
PATAcademy-HCD Dec 2015: Bangkok, Thailand
 
A note from PATA CEO Mario Hardy on our workshop on 'Sustainability in Tourism': “We want participants to understand the importance and the fragility of the environments in which their organisations operate. This is an intensive programme that capitalises upon the proven expertise of international sustainability experts.”


 
PATA ATRTCM 2016: Chiang Rai, Thailand
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The Mart features impressive exhibits from Sampran Riverside, a PATA Grand Award Winner and family-run property celebrating 50 years of being a sustainable eco-cultural destination. The resort sits just an hour from Bangkok with traditional Thai houses, organic spa, weekend Farmers' Market and a certified organic farm. Register as a Seller before deadline, December 4. Visit event page for more information.
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PATA CEO Mario Hardy invites you to be a PATA Future Shaper by sharing your views in our upcoming membership research project.
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PATA Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Talent Basket

 

PATA Updates
PATA is pleased to announce a new Strategic Partnership agreement with San Francisco-based cross-border emerging media consulting and artist management company Talent Basket LLC.

As part of the agreement,
Talent Basket will work with PATA to develop an ROI-driven strategy and programme to increase engagement with members and improve marketing and social media presence.
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Press Releases
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Don’t Bother Me With Sustainability - I’m On Vacation!

 

PATA SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
As we enter the holiday season, are we thinking about our sustainable holiday choices? Peter Berg Schmidt, Owner of Beachmeter.com says, “Don’t Bother Me With Sustainability - I’m On Vacation!"
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GREEN TIP
Solar Heaters: Let the Sun Work for You for Free. Find out how.
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PATA BUILDS YOUR INSIGHTS
Key Insights from PATAmPOWER

3Q2015: Strong Growth Performance for Destinations in Southeast Asia

 
During 3Q2015, Thailand and Philippines’ year-on-year arrivals growth dominated the region with significant numbers of 24.3 percent and 18.0 percent respectively, driven largely by the increase of arrivals from Northeast Asia. Singapore and Vietnam also saw positive arrivals growth of 5.9 percent and 6.2 percent respectively in 3Q2015 after two quarters of negative growth in 2015.

Find out more about the latest international visitor arrival numbers and other tourism indicators at
http://mPOWER.PATA.org.
PATA Publication

The 9th Edition of the 2015 Connected Visitor Economy Bulletin (VE Bulletin) is Now Available to Download


The latest edition of the VE Bulletin, written by David Topolewski - CEO of Qooco - examines the declining level of customer service in mature markets and explores alternative ways of improving the level of service in the hospitality industry in a sustainable and affordable way.

Download a complimentary copy of the PATA VE Bulletin 9th Edition of 2015 at the
 PATA Store.
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PATA WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

Vesna Tours Pvt. Ltd.

Vesna has been involved in educational travel since inception, working with over 250 universities from around the world to help them curate recruitment events, study tours, EMBA programs and more.

Vesna Tours is a global destination management company that provides world-class travel management services to and within India, UAE, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Malaysia. Based in New Delhi, Vesna has connections across the Indian subcontinent and additional associates in North America, the UK and Europe.
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Meet the PATA Denmark Chapter
 
 

Karin Gert Nielsen, Chairperson of PATA Denmark Chapter

PATA Denmark Chapter aims to present at a wide range of events different themes highlighting particular areas or countries, foreign policy issues, including daily work life challenges. The Chapter always focuses on PATA regions, new upcoming destinations, sustainable tourism, and environmental and climate issues.

Throughout the year, the Chapter organises 10-12 events such as workshops, debates, road shows, and after-hour meetings, in order to increase awareness and knowledge of PATA in the Danish travel trade.

Besides their professional focus, this Chapter also intends to
 create a platform for Danish travel industry professionals to meet, network and socialise.

The Chapter is also hosting the biggest Worldwide Workshop in Scandinavia, held over two days in both Copenhagen and West Denmark. The event hosts about 30-35 suppliers (airlines, tourist boards, car rental companies both from Denmark and abroad etc.) where they can meet the Danish travel trade and showcase their products.

The Chapter also places high priority not only on recruiting new members from all segments of the Danish travel trade, but also international members.
 
HIGHLIGHT FROM PATA MEMBERS
New ITB MOOC on the Topic of Social Media: Don’t Just Be a Follower – Be an Expert!


With its multi-session, free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on social media in tourism, which is due to take place for the first time, the ITB Academy will be providing tourism professionals with the latest information and updating their social media knowledge. Together with Tourismuszukunft, the Institute for eTourism and the ITB’s partner responsible for content, the knowledge factory of ITB Berlin will have information on the role of rating platforms, how to measure success with social media and will highlight examples of best practices. Read More.

GSTC Training Workshop – Guanajuato, Mexico


Highlights from the dynamic GSTC training workshop held recently in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Read More.

Dusit Fudu Signs a New Hotel and Residence in Jiangyin City, Jiangsu Province
 

Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts, the Shanghai-based hospitality management arm of Dusit International, is pleased to announce the signing of a second management agreement with Jiangsu Huaqiang Real Estate Development Company Limited to manage a 400-room international mid-scale DusitPrincess Hotel and Residence in Jiangyin City, Jiangsu Province. The property is expected to open in late 2016. Read More.
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