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Enrich your journey at ATRCM 2018 with a half-day city tour of Al Ain - complimentary
to all delegates. The tour includes visits to the Al Ain National Museum, Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, the camel race track, the livestock market and Jebel Hafeet, the great mountain that overlooks Al Ain city.
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PATA Annual Summit 2018


PATA Travel Mart 2018
PATA will highlight the issue of
gender equality in 2018


In line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), PATA will advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry.
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2018 EDIT Scholarship Programme is now open for applications


This programme provides an exceptional development opportunity for industry executives, offering real benefits that make a substantial contribution to leadership growth across the travel and tourism industry.
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PATA Foundation
Student Sponsorship to IGLTA 35th Annual Global Convention


Get your flight, accommodation and registration expenses covered in attending the world’s premier educational and networking event for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender tourism professionals: the IGLTA Annual Global Convention to be held from May 9-12, 2018.
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Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Flights from India to Southeast Asia to see solid growth in 2017

Scheduled inbound flights from India to Southeast Asia are expected to grow by 17 percent this year compared to 2016, driven primarily by increased traffic on routes to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Singapore will continue to take the lead with 12,417 flights this year, accounting for a 35.7 percent share of total frequencies. Flights to Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar are also predicted to see impressive growth of 15.6 percent, 16.8 percent and 27.4 percent respectively. Furthermore, new routes from India to Indonesia have opened with 851 flights operating this year.

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PATA Publication

Quarterly Tourism Monitor 3Q2017 is now available

The Quarterly Tourism Monitor (QTM) provides a timely quantitative view of inbound travel, by origin markets for all major destinations in Asia Pacific region by quarter, during calendar year 2017.

Key highlights of QTM 3Q2017:
  • International visitor arrivals (IVAs) to the 28 Asia Pacific destinations that have released third quarter 2017 data show a combined inbound total of 88.7 million with a growth rate of 4.9 percent over the same period last year
  • In Northeast Asia, Japan outperformed its neighbours in terms of percentage growth with an impressive year-on-year growth of 18.8 percent while Korea (ROK) witnessed a significant decline of 34.8 percent in this period
  • In the Pacific region, Northern Marianas reported the strongest growth of 22.4 percent during 3Q2017, driven by an 18 percent increase in visitor arrivals from China. Fiji followed with an increase of 6.7 percent for the same period
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SKAL International Bangkok and PATA Thailand Chapter Charity Christmas Luncheon
The combined Christmas Charity Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, 19th December 2017, 12:00 Noon onwards at the fabulous Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. Proceeds from the event will be equally divided and donated to SKAL International Bangkok and PATA Thailand Chapter’s choices of charities. RSVP now.

Palau creates world first conservation pledge, stamped in visitors’ passports
The first country in the world to ask visitors to sign a declaration in passports to protect its environment and culture for next generation. The Republic of Palau in the Western Pacific has today launched the Palau Pledge, a world-first eco-initiative that asks all inbound visitors to make a compulsory promise, directly to the children of Palau, to preserve their home before they can enter the country. Read more.

Register now for Outbound China - Premium Webinar January 24th and 26th
After a successful initial launch, ForwardKeys and COTRI are pleased to invite you to our next upcoming Outbound China webinar on January 24th and 26th. Join us in our quarterly webinars to learn all you need to know about Chinese outbound traveller trends. Read more.
Destination Asia appoint Michelle Rust to lead M&I Business Development in North America
Destination Asia has appointed Michelle Rust as their official and dedicated staff member to lead its North American incentive travel and event business development for the Asian region. The new alliance offers customers access to highly skilled Asian operations, backed by Destination Asia’s existing sales and marketing team located in their Head Office in Bangkok. Read more.

A hat-trick win for Mystifly at World Travel Awards
Mystifly wins the title of 'World's Leading Airline Consolidator' at the illustrious World Travel Awards 2017. Awarded for its comprehensive network of airfare content, intelligent pricing, multi-currency transactions, and user-friendly interface, the leading Global Airfare Marketplace has held on to the title since 2015, making this win, a hat-trick for the company. Read more.
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