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After receiving extraordinary interest from international buyers within the adventure travel sector, the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart (ATRTCM) 2018 - through our extensive qualification process - is well on the way to delivering the most relevant buyers for the exhibiting seller organisations.

Meet these confirmed buyer organisations and more from the adventure travel sector across the world including Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Malaysia, Poland, Russian Federation, South Africa, Thailand, UK and USA through pre-matched appointments at ATRTCM 2018 in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi on February 21-23:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2017
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PATA Annual Summit 2018

 

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PATA Travel Mart 2018


PATA SPEAKING AND EVENT CALENDAR
 
Join the PATA management team in Australia and Thailand!
 
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PATA Issues & Trends – 2H2017 is now available to download at the PATA Store

 

PATA UPDATES
Are highly popular cities still tourist-friendly? Based on exclusive data, TCI Research shares its insights on how destinations in the Asia Pacific region can learn from the recent ‘Tourists Go Home’ trend in Europe.
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PATA Store
Join Jesse Desjardins at PATAcademy-HCD this December

 

Don't know what to expect at the next PATAcademy-HCD workshop on December 6-8? Theodore Koumelis from Travel Daily News had a quick chat about growth hacking with one of our speakers, Jesse Desjardins.
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PATA @ ITB Berlin 2018. Invitation to co-exhibit with PATA

 

In partnership with the PATA Germany Chapter, PATA is exhibiting at ITB Berlin 2018 with a special offer for PATA members and Chapter members to join us as co-exhibitors. Deadline for applications is on November 30.
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PATA Updates
Recommended Reading: Carbon and Tourism - Where to next?
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PATA SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Professor Susanne Becken reflects on the last decade of work on climate change and tourism, making three observations and suggesting actions.
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Green Tip:
Greening a sandy footprint: your day at the beach
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PATA BUILDS YOUR INSIGHTS
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

France and Australia continued to dominate New Caledonia’s inbound market


 
France has remained the number-one source market for visitor arrivals to New Caledonia since 2014. Figures for 3Q2017 show an increase of 8.1 percent compared to the same period last year. With a six percent increase of arrivals, Australia came in second place holding a 22.9 percent share in this period. Vanuatu and Japan topped the growth chart for the quarter, grabbing a double-digit growth of 33.3 percent and 11.8 percent respectively.

Acquire more data and insights on international visitor arrivals at mPOWER.pata.org.
PATA Publication

Annual Tourism Monitor 2017 Final Edition is now available



The ATM Final Edition follows on from the earlier ATM report and provides a more detailed view of travel movements during calendar year 2016. It includes a number of additional measures of travel activity and profiles including length of stay, expenditure and other useful metrics. Early indicators of travel flows for calendar year 2017 (year-to-date) are also provided as an early warning mechanism for identifying major shifts and movements in key source and destination markets.

For more information, please visit www.PATA.org/store or contact the Publications Team at publications@PATA.org.
 
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WELCOME NEW PATA MEMBERS
Comunicacion Iberoamericana

Comunicacion Iberoamericana is a leading destination marketing agency in Latin America and Spain specialising in the tourism sector with more than 15 years of experience. The agency offers creative solutions to promote tourism brands by understanding the market and needs of travelers. It knows how to generate attractive brand content for the media, build bridges to create brand loyalty and reach the final consumer. Visit comunicacioniberoamericana.com for more details.
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FROM PATA MEMBERS

Plaza Premium Group signs Letter of Intent for Business Cooperation with Shenzhen Airport Joyee Business Development
  
Plaza Premium Group, the pioneer and Industry leader in providing Premium Airport Services, and Shenzhen Airport Joyee Business Development Co., Ltd. recently signed a Letter of Intent for Business Cooperation (LOI) to pave the way for strengthening future collaboration on mid-to-premium airport services. Read more.

Travelife sustainability awards handed out to 32 tour operators from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe
  
During WTM 2017, Nikki White, Director of Destinations & Sustainability at ABTA, and Jeannette Scherpenzeel of CBI, the Netherlands Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries, handed out the Travelife Partner and Travelife Certified awards to 32 tour operators from 4 different continents. The awards are a recognition of the frontrunner position of these companies in sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. Read more.
Tourism Malaysia: Minister of Tourism meets CNN's Richard Quest
  
At the recent World Travel Market in London, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia, met with Richard Quest, CNN International’s anchor and journalist, for a one-on-one interview. Read more.

Comunicación Iberoamericana appointed by DOT Philippines as representative, marketing and PR agency
  
Communication, marketing and PR agency Comunicación Iberoamericana will be the new representative of the Department of Tourism of Philippines in all the activities that will be organised in the Spanish market. For Diego Barceló, President of Comunicación Iberoamericana: “This new account is a big step ahead for the agency in the Asian market. Expanding our client portfolio in that region was one of the main goals we had set at the beginning of the year. We are very proud to be able to represent the Philippines, a country so beloved by the Spanish for the close ties that unite us, and we are sure that we will manage to increase the flow of tourists to the country, where connectivity is increasing significantly.” Read more.
 
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