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PATA Global Insights Conference 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand

 

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PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2015 in Legazpi, Albay, Philippines
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PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 in Chiang Rai, Thailand

 

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PATA Annual Summit 2016 in Guam, USA
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MESSAGE FROM PATA

Following the recent incident in Bangkok, Thailand, all PATA staff and interns are safe and accounted for. Thanks to all those who sent messages of concern. For the affected families, please allow us to convey our deepest condolences.
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Bloomberg Interview
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Complimentary Tour
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Speakers for Technology Forum
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Complimentary Half-Day City Tour on September 8, pick up from Official Hotels at 0800hrs and drop off at Official Hotels around 1230hrs. Click here to view itinerary or book a tour.

New speakers announced for Technology Forum organised by Phocuswright and Connecting Travel. View the speakers and register now!

PATA Travel Mart
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MEET THE SPEAKER
Visitor Experience: Put ourselves in the shoes of our visitors to increase satisfaction.

Paul Walker, Head of Investment, Urban Regeneration, Lend Lease.

Shifting the Needle: Global examples proved ‘vision’ has been a catalyst for real change. We will look into the bold decision-making and fundamental drivers of significant urban development. Is Auckland ready to unleash game changing growth? If it’s not br
oken; break it...
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Session #2:

Visitor Experience
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Paul Walker

Lend Lease


Marine Tourism
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MEET THE SPEAKER
Marine Biologist Chloë Harvey became involved in Green Fins in 2008 after learning that it provided the only internationally recognised environmental standards for diving. Since then she has dedicated her life to developing Green Fins into a programme that provides business owners and national authorities with the tools and support needed to implement industry best practice and mitigate environmental risk.
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PATA EVENTS
New Zealand Philippines Thailand | USA Indonesia Bangladesh

 
Lift off for PATA CEO Challenge


The PATA CEO Challenge is really capturing the imagination of regional tourist boards and second/third tier towns and cities throughout the Asia Pacific region.
The Challenge offers two prizes, each valued at US$500,000, provided generously by our partner TripAdvisor.

The prizes are offered in the form of digital marketing campaigns created by specialist teams at TripAdvisor. This is an amazing opportunity for tourism organisations to earn just rewards for their commitment to the sustainable growth of tourism and to the provision of genuine economic empowerment to local communities. TripAdvisor is pleased to share current data on ‘top 10 destinations’ - as researched by business and leisure travellers - in specified regions with official state, regional and city tourism offices. Simply email us at PATACEOChallenge@PATA.org and we will send you the latest data. Deadline for entries is October 1, 2015. The prizes will be presented at the PATA Aligned Advocacy Dinner in London on November 2, 2015. Click here for more details.
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PATA Welcomes Turkish Airlines as Its Newest Aviation Member

 

PATA BUILDS BUSINESS
Skytrax named Turkish Airlines in 2015 as the “Best Airline in Europe” for the fifth year running. Turkish Airlines also received “World’s Best Business Class Airline Catering”, “World’s Best Business Class Lounge” and “World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining” awards in 2015.
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PATA News
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Sustainable Style and Design in Hotels  

 

PATA SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
August’s sustain.PATA.org blog article looks at sustainability style and design in hotels. Read more about how hotels can offer a luxury experience and still make rooms sustainable, from guest contributor, Siobhan O’Neill, Editor of Green Hotelier.
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GREEN TIP
Secondhand doesn’t mean second best… Find out why, here.
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PATA BUILDS YOUR INSIGHTS
Key Insights from PATAmPOWER

Arrivals from China to Oceania Continued to Surge During 2Q2015

China, Oceania’s second largest source market, contributed to 12.4 percent of total arrivals to the region in 2Q2015. Arrivals from China to Australia saw strong year-on-year growth of 23.8 percent while New Zealand reported solid 33 percent growth for the same period. In recent years, both destinations have continued to experience and benefit from increases in international arrivals from this key source market through strategic partnership agreements and incentive-based programmes.

Find out more on the latest international visitor arrivals and other tourism indicators at
http://mPOWER.pata.org.

PATA Publication

The Connected Visitor Economy Bulletin - 7th Edition, 2015 is Now Available


The 7th edition of the 2015 Connected Visitor Economy Bulletin is now available to view or download. The August 2015 edition of the VE Bulletin, written by Carolyn Childs, CEO and Co-Founder of MyTravelResearch.com, provides key insights and trends in luxury travel and the visitor economy.

View or download a complimentary copy of the PATA VE Bulletin 7th Edition, 2015 
here.

To order any PATA publications, please contact
publications@PATA.org.

Webinar: An Introduction to Luxury Tourism by MyTravelResearch.com


Luxury Tourism is one of the highest value and most desired segments. Ahead of the Luxperience event in Sydney, where she will be part of the Thought Leaders session, Carolyn Childs will draw on the best of the published information about the size, needs and wants of this sector.


Join Carolyn and Bronwyn of MyTravelResearch.com to find out whether you should be targeting the Hedonists, Jetsetters, Dynasts or Lotus Eaters - and how to do so through the webinar. It will happen on September 17, 2015, 12:00 PM AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

After
registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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PATA WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

PARKROYAL Yangon

PARKROYAL Yangon  is strategically located in the Central Business District, PARKROYAL Yangon enjoys easy access to many tourist attractions and is a 30-minute drive from Yangon International Airport.

Experience the best of Myanmar hospitality in all our rooms, diverse restaurants and newly renovated meeting facilities, complete with seamless WIFI connectivity. For recreation and rejuvenation, the hotel also features a revitalised gymnasium and spa.

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, an urban hotel with a resort-like atmosphere, is located in a prime location of Bangkok with direct access to Siam Paragon and easy reach to BTS Skytrain. The hotel is part of Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels. With its 303 rooms and suites together with an additional of 98 serviced residences, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is an ideal choice for both business and leisure travellers.

One Stop Travel & Tours

Our Company was well established since 2011 and it is fully private owned, registered with the Government with the license No. Kha 1537 and a member of UMTA (Union of Myanmar Travel Association), MTM (Myanmar Tourism Marketing Committee), UNGC (United Nation Global Compact) and PATA (Pasic Asia Travel Association). Visit site.


Shubh Tour and Travel Consultancy

Shubh Tour and Travel Consultancy exclusively serves as a means to explore this diverse nation with much ease. We are renowned for our excellence and hospitality. We provide an array of travel services and tour packages to take care of all your travel needs. Our extensive range of services includes Tour Operating, Airline Ticketing Services, Hotel Booking Services, Car & Coach Rental Services, Corporate Services, Excursion Services, Event Organizing Services.
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HIGHLIGHT FROM PATA MEMBERS
Situation Update of the Explosion Incident in Bangkok
 

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to convey the deepest sympathy and condolences to all the victims of the blast and their families at this traumatic time. The thoughts and prayers of the Thai people are with you. Read More.

The World’s Leading Hotel Companies Meet the World Water Week Challenge and Collaborate to Standardise the Way the Industry Measures and Reports on Water Consumption
 

In the Silver Jubilee year of World Water Week, multiple global hotel companies are meeting the challenge “to think innovatively – together – about new development pathways” and are developing a methodology and calculation tool to enable hotel companies and individual properties to measure and report on water consumption in a consistent way. Read More.

Cinnamon and University of Colombo Launch Specialised Hospitality & Leisure Management Degree
 

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts together with the John Keells Foundation announced their partnership with the University Of Colombo (UOC) and the Faculty of Management and Finance for the successful implementation of a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Hospitality and Leisure Management at the university. This is a landmark arrangement as it is the first time ever that a hotel chain has partnered a university to launch a degree programme of this nature. Professor Lakshman Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor at University of Colombo and Mr. Ajit Gunewardene, President of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts officially signed the agreement at a ceremonious event held at the University of Colombo. Read More.
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