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Join PATA now | Mar 30, 2017
As we celebrate 40 years of PATA Travel Mart, we would like to thank all our 28 host destinations since 1978 for helping us to connect qualified buyers and experienced sellers from emerging and established destinations worldwide.

This year, experience #PTM2017 at Macao SAR as it positions itself as the World Centre of Tourism and Leisure after introducing a pipeline of tourism facilities against the backdrop of its vibrant and historic Portuguese and Chinese legacy.

Reserve your spot now at PTM 2017

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Submit your entries for the 2017
PATA Gold Awards

 

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Sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for the 22nd consecutive year, the PATA Gold Awards sets industry standards for excellence and innovation.
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Announcing 2017 PATA Face of the Future Winner

 

Faeez Fadhlillah, CEO and co-founder of the travel booking engine Tripfez, is today named as the 2017 PATA Face of the Future.
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Get 10% off your booth at PTM 2017!

 

Join us at PTM 2017 as we celebrate 40 years of connecting pre-qualified buyers and experienced sellers from destinations worldwide. Don't miss your chance to save 10% off seller booth fees! Valid until tomorrow, March 31.
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PATA launches PATA Human Capacity Building Programme in Maldives

 

The PATA Human Capacity Building Programme is our in-house/outreach initiative for Human Capital Development focused on the tourism industry. The Programme designs and implements customised training workshops.
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The green movement is talking about racism? It's about time
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PATA SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The same people and organisations we admire for protecting our wild places also have a history of being apathetic or plain antagonistic toward issues of race and social justice.
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Marta Mills offers some perspective on ITB’s 2017 Sustainable Tourism Programme
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According to UNWTO, tourism’s role in the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is to promote inclusiveness: including sustainable economic growth, social inclusiveness, diversity and mutual understanding.
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Tippawan shines light on Earth Hour campaign

 

This year’s winner of the PATA staff Earth Hour​ competition is Khun Tippawan (pictured far right), Manager of the Legal & Administration department based in Bangkok. PATA staff worldwide supported the global campaign to reduce energy by taking part in Earth Hour on Saturday March 25 and then submitting entries to a photo competition.
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Green Tip:
Travelling responsible with children - shaping our future and theirs
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PATA BUILDS YOUR INSIGHTS
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Impressive growth in international visitor arrivals to Japan in 2016

Japan tourism continues to enjoy significant growth, with official figures for 2016 showing an increase of 22.4 percent compared to 2015. China remained the highest traffic-generating market. With 29.4 percent year-on-year growth, its share increased from 28.5 percent in 2015 to 30.1 percent in 2016. Other source markets such as Korea (ROK) (27.2%), Chinese Taipei (11.2%), Hong Kong SAR (20.7%), USA (20.3%) and Thailand (13.2%) also generated increased visitor arrivals to Japan in 2016.

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

Pre-order now: Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017-2021



The 2017 edition of PATA’s Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts covers the period 2017 to 2021 and is available in two volumes, both of which continue with the recognition of international visitor flows (as distinct from tourist flows) so as to give greater consideration to the much wider impact of tourism and tourism-related industries across destinations in the Asia Pacific region. This publication is provided in two separate volumes at one single price.

For more information, please visit www.PATA.org/store or contact the Publications Team at publications@PATA.org.
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Meet Isaree Ciftci, our Coordinator for Membership Relations. Isaree is responsible for filing important documents and reports. She ensures that all the administrative and support functions of the Membership department are operating effectively.
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Isaree Ciftci
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WELCOME NEW PATA MEMBER
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Slido is an audience interaction platform for meetings and events. It allows event organisers to crowd-source the best questions for Q&A sessions, get instant feedback via live polls and share presentations with audiences in real-time. Visit www.sli.do for more details.
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FROM PATA MEMBERS

Plaza Athénée hotel extends ISO 20121 certification


Following an extensive and rigorous systems assessment, the Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel has achieved recertification of its ISO 20121 for Sustainability Event Management Systems accreditation. Read more.


High ratings for ASEAN resinar


Fifteen participants attended the March 17 resinar at the PATA Engagement Hub, designed to mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN by providing the travel and tourism industry with an update of the many historic and ongoing developments that have shaped one of ASEAN’s most successful economic sectors. Read more.


IATA responds to on-board laptop ban


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to urgently find alternatives to recently announced measures by the United States and the United Kingdom to restrict the carry-on of large electronic items on certain flights departing the Middle East and North Africa. Read more.

Digital Travel APAC 2017


This is a gathering of APAC’s most senior-level eCommerce & Digital Event for Travel. Get ready for 100 thought leaders providing you with new insights, new learning formats, interactive lighting talks on China and India and digital travel dragons. Assess the latest innovations, witness 'winner takes all' head-to-head debates with dedicated in-depth tracks for Directors and VPs of eCommerce and Digital Marketing. Register now.


PolyU study finds social media critical for overseas DMOs in China

In a recently published study, the researchers highlight the variability in overseas DMOs’ use of social media for marketing in what they describe as 'China’s unique social media landscape'. Read more.
 
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