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PATA Annual Summit 2015 in Leshan, China

 

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Travel Mart 2015 in Bangalore, India
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The Connected Visitor Economy Bulletin
1st Edition
2015

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FEATURED PUBLICATION

The 1st edition of the Connected Visitor Economy Bulletin was written by OAG, and examines airport infrastructure and the need to keep up with the demand in the Asia Pacific region. The article provides three scenarios based on changes in Asian airline capacity per capita. For more information please contact  publications@PATA.org.

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Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism
Conference and Mart

Meet the Moderator

Meet Neil Geddes, Founder of Loka Travel, will be the moderator for Plenary Session 1: The Traditionalists vs The Disruptors and Breakout II: Adventure Tomorrow: Future Trends of Adventure Travel at ATRTCM 2015! For over 25 years Neil Geddes has been actively involved in the establishment, development and operation of some of Australasia’s and the Adventure Tourism market’s most innovative, awarded and well known tourism  businesses. Don’t miss out on joining this unique event, please visit www.pata.org/adventure2015.

Namseling Hotel

All our rooms are tastefully designed in transitional style (blend of traditional Bhutanese & contemporary style) using different color theme based on the five elements and comforting environment. We have indoor and outdoor dining.


Terma Linca Resort & Spa

A luxury resort that combines cosmopolitan charm with traditional Bhutanese elegance. Resting on the curve of the river “Wangchu” just outside of the capital, Thimphu, the resort retains a natural ambience through its simple and refined architecture. Although located in a peaceful setting, the resort is just a 10 minutes ride from the bustling capital Thimphu, and so it also offers guests the opportunity to enjoy both the buzz and cultural life of village.

Ro-Chog Pel Hotel

Situated on a gentle hill above Thimphu City entrance gate, Ro-chog Pel Hotel will give our guest, some really exciting, comfortable and exotic views. Everything has been considered to surpass our guest’s expectations.

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Meet PATA at ATF 2015
 
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PATA BUILDS BUSINESS

PATA will be exhibiting at ATF 2015, booth no. 2M-A10 on level 2 of MICC1. Mario Hardy, PATA CEO, is speaking at the ASEAN Tourism Conference on "The Rise of Regional Tourism through Partnerships".

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Successful PATA Hub City Forum Held in
Chengdu, China
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Co-hosted by PATA and Chengdu Culture & Tourism Development Group to analyse current international travel trends, hold discussions on improving the market competitiveness and attractiveness of hub city tourism destinations, and explore the 72-hour visa free transit policy.
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2015 EDIT Scholarship Programme Open for Applications

Deadline: February 15
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The PATA Foundation is offering one scholarship for this programme; this is valued at US$5,000 and covers registration, tuition fees, and partial support for accommodation and subsistence expenses.
In addition, one partial Scholarship – to the value of US$2,500 – is also kindly offered by the Jerome A. Keller Memorial Fund. 

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IN MEMORIAL

On behalf of PATA family worldwide, it saddens us to pass on the news that PATA Life Member and former PATA Chairman, Mr Bo W. Long has passed away. The entire PATA family sends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr Bo W. Long.
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Chi manages PATA’s Sustainability & Social Responsibility initiatives, develops PATA’s internal and external sustainability-related programming and helps PATA realise its commitment to responsible tourism and sustainable growth. 
PATA Staff

Sustain.PATA

 

            Chi Lo
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Sustainability & Social Responsibility Specialist
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KEY INSIGHTS FROM PATAmPOWER

Most Destinations in Northeast Asia Saw Strong International Visitor Arrivals Growth in November 2014


Both Japan and Korea (ROK) reported strong year on year growths of 39.1% and 23.9% respectively, Meanwhile China, the region largest destination in term of arrivals, saw minimal growth of 1.4% for the same period. In term of volume change, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR saw significant additional arrivals of 649,999 and 369,398 respectively.
Find out more on international visitor arrivals in Northeast Asia and other sub-regions at 
http://mpower.pata.org/
 



CHAPTER NEWS

New York PATA Invites Members, Colleagues and Friends to Our Lunar New Year Celebration & Annual General Meeting
 

We encourage ALL members and national tourist offices to participate in this celebration of Lunar New Year. It is a 12-Course Banquet includes wine, soft drinks and tea. Guests who sign up for membership will benefit of the low member dinner rate.
 
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HIGHLIGHT FROM PATA MEMBERS
India: A Tourism Partner That Australia Should Embrace - MyTravelResearch.com


There are India-Aussie synergies such as English language, love of cricket, and a desire to be friends before we work together. And there are opportunities: a fast growing Indian-Australian population, a huge education market (which boosts VFR travel), the presence of direct air links (Air India flies from Delhi to Sydney and Melbourne). More importantly, the Indian market wants to hear from us. Interested

HTA Announces Search for a New President and CEO


The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state of Hawai‘i’s tourism agency, is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to serve as the next president and chief executive officer. Read More

Lights, Camera, Action! Melco Crown Entertainment Sets the Scene on Macau’s Studio City



Hollywood Stars feature in Premiere of Film-Teaser at Unveiling of the ‘Next-Generation’ of Thrilling Leisure Entertainment in Asia. Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (SEHK: 6883) (NASDAQ: MPEL) a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, today unveiled details of its thrilling new cinematically-themed gaming, entertainment and leisure destination resort in Macau: Studio City. 
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