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Join us at the next PATAcademy-HCD workshop on
December 6-8 in Bangkok, Thailand
'Growth Hacking' is the big new trend in the tech world that has now spread to all industries, including travel and tourism. In a nutshell, growth hacking refers to the ability to quickly scale a product in creative - typically viral - ways beyond the realms of traditional marketing tactics.

The next three-day PATAcademy-HCD workshop empowers participants with the understanding of growth hacking while applying this new learning to help their travel businesses and destinations grow exponentially.
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PATA welcomes Airbnb as its newest hospitality member


Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, is the latest hospitality sector organisation to join PATA.
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PATA Foundation offers six sponsorships programme


The PATA Foundation is offering six sponsored Executive Development Programmes to member-endorsed candidates to attend the 2017 Hong Kong Poly U Winter School.
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The 11th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook


This year’s forum was organised under the theme of “Sustainable Tourism: Beyond Being Green” to celebrate the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
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PATA extends CEO contract


PATA's Executive Board has extended the contract of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mario Hardy for a period of three years commencing January 1, 2018.
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Scale your business exponentially by growth hacking


The 9th PATAcademy-HCD, under the theme ‘Growth Hacking - How to Scale Your Business Exponentially', takes place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on December 6-8.
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PATA supports Thailand MICE Intelligence Conference 2017


Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), in partnership with PATA and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), explored the thriving MICE market in the country at the Thailand MICE Intelligence Conference 2017 held on Friday, October 6.
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The eco guide to litter disposal


Litter brings out an urge in Lucy Siegle, a journalist who writes about ethical living for The Guardian, to ban everything. Under her regime, straws would be outlawed.
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PATA Sustain workshop with BIG Trees and The Sustainable Self


BIG Trees and The Sustainable Self initiative visited the PATA office to share their knowledge on the importance of tree planting, sustainable living, as well as their past and current projects around Bangkok.
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Northern Marianas enjoys arrivals boom from Republic of Korea

The popularity of the Northern Mariana Islands continues to soar with visitors from Korea (ROK). In August 2017, arrivals from that market posted impressive growth of 43.7 percent compared to August 2016. Korea (ROK) has remained the largest source market for Northern Marianas since June 2016. China held a 37.4 percent share, reporting significant growth of 20.5 percent compared to the same month last year. Despite the decline from other source markets such as Japan (-23.3%), the Russian Federation (-2.4%) and Philippines (-36.4%), the overall year-on-year growth in August 2017 for Northern Marianas shows an increase of 24.6 percent.

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COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute Market Report Autumn 2016 is now available

COTRI Market Report provides expert insights into the worldwide developments of China’s outbound tourism market by offering qualitative analysis, numbers and information plus several special topics in each issue.

For more information, please visit or contact the Publications Team at
Local Alike 

Local Alike
is a social enterprise which provides you with an authentic experience in community-based tourism. With this idea, we believe that our travel can help to preserve local culture and generate income to the communities. The connection of people from different places will lead to a truly sustainable society and a meaningful experience for travellers and locals alike. Visit for more details.

Pan Asia Way Travel & Tour Co., Ltd. 

Pan Asia Way Travel & Tour Co., Ltd.
was established in Yangon, Myanmar for operating tours and travels since 2017. Our company has a well-established organisation and experienced management team to receive foreign visitors from abroad and make the stay in Myanmar pleasant and interesting. Visit for more details.

Vote for Mystifly as 'world's leading airline consolidator' 2017
The World Travel Awards is a coveted validation that acknowledges, rewards and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. At Mystifly, we believe in excellence translating across all we do. Winning the title of the ‘World’s Leading Airline Consolidator’ at the World Travel Awards twice in a row, in 2015 and 2016, gave us the belief that we are treading on the right path. Vote for Mystifly here.
Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority conducts research on voluntourism best practices

As part of the APEC Tourism Working Group, Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority is conducting research on voluntourism best practices. They seek your views on the rapidly growing and evolving niche market of voluntourism. Your input will help to guide the research, which aims to improve outcomes for industry and local communities in the Asia Pacific and wider APEC region. The research is being undertaken by the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology. Your participation is highly appreciated and the 10-minute survey can be completed here: Deadline is on October 22.
ITDC celebrates flagship ‘Paryatan Parv’

Through the adoption of this initiative, ITDC aims to influence the masses through cultural and tourism events at its establishments and Hotel properties to promote India as a nation of varied cultures, languages and religions. The activities are being undertaken to highlight major schemes inspired by the spectrum of vision at the tourism ministry. Read more.
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