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Theme parks and resort getaways at PTM2016
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Join Disneyland Hong Kong, Legoland Malaysia, Hello Kitty Town, Desaru Coast, and other leading theme parks and resort getaways in the region on the travel trade floor at PTM2016.

With the largest percentage of the world's middle class population, Asia Pacific ranks as an important market for the $US44.3 billion global theme parks market. Don't miss this opportunity to network them!
Alistair McEwan is the Senior Vice President, Commercial Development for BBC Worldwide Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He leads an integrated regional advertising team and is responsible for the delivery of profitable advertising sales revenues from the BBC Worldwide and BBC Global News portfolios in the Asia Pacific (not hyphenated) region.

Meet him at PGIC 2016.
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Call for entries: PATA CEO Challenge

Join us in celebrating the diversity of cultures, customs and nature from around the world. PATA in partnership with TripAdvisor is looking for emerging destinations with unique stories in their cultural, historic and natural landscape to highlight in two categories: 1) State, region, province, and country; and 2) Second-tier and third-tier cities. Submit your entries by September 23 to win a US$500,000 digital marketing campaign with TripAdvisor.
PATA welcomes Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority as newest government member


PATA is pleased to welcome the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (TDA) as its newest government member. The TDA’s aim is to establish the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah as a destination for leisure and adventure travel whilst maintaining its appeal for sun seekers, beach loving couples and families.
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Press Releases
Nominations for PATA Honours Awards


Each year PATA acknowledges individuals that have showed great contribution and dedication to the Association and to our industry by presenting the Life Membership Award and Award of Merit.

PATA members are encouraged to nominate such individuals before Friday, July 15, 2016.
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Press Releases

- JUNE 21 -

How to choose and work with influencers


There has been a lot of talk in the marketing world about the value of influencer marketing, but marketers have the experience to maximise the potential of an influencer campaign. This one-hour seminar will outline why influencer marketing offers excellent value for your marketing dollar and best practices for maximising the results of influencer campaigns.
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PATA Events
Picture: L/R: Dr. Kris Bulcroft, President and Vice Chancellor, Capilano University, Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA, and Dr. David Fung, Chancellor, Capilano University.

Dr Mario Hardy received an honorary Doctor of Letters from PATA member, Capilano University, Vancouver, Canada. The university recognised Mario’s global leadership in responsible tourism and support for the acclaimed PATA Foundation supported Vietnam Community Based Tourism (CBT) project. As noted by Dr Chris Bottrill, Dean of the Faculty of Global and Community Studies, "the Honorary Doctorate is the highest honour we can provide. Mario has been a friend to our university and program for several years. Of note, he is a keen follower and participant in the progress of our students and faculty and we are especially grateful for that.” The day of celebration was rounded out with Sabrina Ouellette, a past CBT student volunteer delivering the Valedictorian speech, and Ly Lo May, a resident of Taphin, Vietnam, one of the CBT villages, receiving her Tourism Management Diploma.
The deadline for applications to arrive at the PATA Secretariat Office is August 10, 2016


The PATA Foundation Grants are awarded yearly to grass-roots tourism-related projects and focus on practical projects that provide tangible benefits to the future sustainable tourism of the Asia Pacific region. Over the past two decades, the PATA Foundation has financed literally hundreds of projects to the benefit of individuals and communities that form the backbone of our industry.
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PATA Sustainability News


How to travel responsibly during every stage of your trip? – Download PATA Responsible Business Travel Guidelines here!
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Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Solid growths are forecasted across Asia sub-regions

Average growth rate between 2016 and 2020 for South Asia is forecasted to set the highest pace at 7.7 percent. Southeast Asia is also expected to experience strong pace in average annual growth (6.5%) over the same period while Northeast Asia is forecasted to grow at a rather more leisurely rate of 3.4 percent.

Find out more about visitor arrival forecasts at
PATA Publication

Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2016-2020 is now available

The 2016 edition of PATA’s Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts covers the period 2016 to 2020 and is available in two volumes. Both volumes 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
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Shree Plan Your Journey Pvt. Ltd.

I take the privilege to introduce my Company, Shree Plan Your Journey Pvt. Ltd. , dealing in Air Ticketing, Railway & Bus Ticketing, Tours and Transport, Hotels & Packages. Shree Plan Your Journey Pvt. Ltd. having its Head Office at A/211, 2nd Floor, Dalamal Tower, Free Press Journal Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 21. Shree Plan Your Journey Pvt. Ltd. is an IATA approved, leading provider of Travel &Tourism Services.

The main objective of Shree Plan Your Journey Pvt. Ltd. is to provide Top-notch services to Aviation and Travel & Tourism Industry & at the same time remain customer oriented. “To Put Simply We Know What a Traveler Anticipates”
Greenview launches ‘Green Lodging Survey’ in Asia as hotel industry embraces landmark global sustainability study

Leading travel and hospitality sustainability consultancy Greenview has launched the first ever Green Lodging Survey in Asia aimed at providing the industry with a clear report card to benchmark performance and catalyse greater innovation and best practices as the green debate takes centre stage in the region.
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Available now: Diethelm Travel launches magazine, Diethelm Discovery

Diethelm Travel Group, an award-winning inbound tour operator servicing Asia, is proud to present its first issue of a new magazine titled Diethelm Discovery launching at Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2016 which is being held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Created to offer an exclusive, in-depth look at Diethelm Travel products as well as rising travel trends and destinations in Asia, the self-published magazine is now available in both print and digital forms and free for Diethelm Travel clients.
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Dusit Thani Guam Resort hosts its first international conference at its Guam Convention Centre

The Dusit Thani Guam Resort recently played host to the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s annual summit attended by more than 640 delegates from over 33 countries.

The summit in May enabled the resort to showcase the island’s only convention centre. The event helped to draw attention to Guam’s strengths for international travellers and the hotel’s capacity to host major conventions as the island aims to become a preferred MICE destination.
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IATA: Industry welcomes clarity on EU passenger rights

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the publication of Interpretative Guidelines on Regulation 261/2004 by the European Commission which brings greater clarity to the European Union’s passenger rights regulation. This is an important stop-gap measure until critical reforms to EU 261/2004 are implemented. Read More.
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