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PATA inks MoU with South Pacific Tourism Organisation

 

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The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has signed a landmark agreement with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) that is designed to enhance the promotion and development of sustainable tourism across a broad range of Pacific island destinations.
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Winners of the 2016 Global Travel Entrepreneurship Challenge announced

 

PATA and Triip.me with the support of FWD Hong Kong, Gobi Partners and the Seychelles Tourism Board, are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Global Travel Entrepreneurship Challenge (GTEC 2016).
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The CEO Blog: Reflecting on the past year

 

"As I end the second year of my 3-year term as PATA CEO, I just wanted to take a few moments to reflect on the past year and what a crazy year it has been!" - Dr. Mario Hardy
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The CEO Blog
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Water challenges are actually opportunities
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PATA SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
This is a moment of opportunity - to drive smart, equitable, resilient investments to modernise our aging water infrastructure; to invent and build the water technologies of the future; and to protect our precious water resources.
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PATA BUILDS YOUR INSIGHTS
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Scheduled inbound flight capacity to Asia set to decrease in 2017
 
Capacity on inbound flights to destinations across Asia from all continents will see a decline of around 15 percent in 2017 over 2016, according to latest figures from Innovata. Flights from Europe to Asia are predicted to show the biggest drop (15.8%) compared to 2016. Within Asia, airline services are also predicted to show a reduction in capacity for 2017 (15.3%).

Find out more insights on flight frequency at
http://mPOWER.pata.org.
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Now Available: Issues & Trends (2H2016)



The second edition of Issues & Trends for 2016 discusses cyber criminal trends as they apply to the protection of digital assets of travellers and travel companies.

We live in the digital age where personal information and sensitive data are ubiquitous. Breaches of sensitive personal data may lead to catastrophic events. In this report we highlight the threat of cyber threats in the travel industry and the urgent need to adopt a cyber security framework to identify, monitor and control potential crises. Cybersecurity is the backbone for advancing travel innovations. With sound data protection in place, travel companies can fully leverage big data to support new products and services, revenue management, better customer relationships and more efficient operation.

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WELCOME NEW PATA MEMBER

Sticky Rice Travel

Sticky Rice Travel is a boutique travel agency and operator that focuses on destinations in Malaysian Borneo. We plan personalised trips that explore sensitive ecosystems and indigenous cultures, all while adhering to our strict policy on low-impact, responsible travel. Visit www.stickyricetravel.com for more details.
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CHAPTER & STUDENT CHAPTER NEWS

PATA-MOT Europe Roadshow travels European continent

PATA India Chapter, in cooperation with Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has conducted a business development roadshow in six European cities. The roadshows were held in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Vienna, Prague and Warsaw. Read More.

NY PATA member Pacific Holidays Indonesia Fam

Experience the best of Indonesia on this 11 day/8 night familiarisation trip by Pacific Holidays. In Indonesia, the natural beauty is as diverse as the people who live among it. Spend one night in chaotic, crowded, and cosmopolitan Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, and a city of contrasts. Read More.

PATA India Chapter AGM


PATA India Chapter conducted its 46th AGM on 2nd December, 2016 at The Claridges with 35 members present. Along with the Chairman Vinod Zutshi, office bearers – SanJeet – Vice Chairman, PATA, Jatinder Taneja – Hon. Secretary, Vikram Madhok – Hon. Treasurer and Runeep Sangha – Executive Director PATA India Chapter also graced the occasion. Read More.

PATA Finland Chapter at MATKA 2017


PATA Finland Chapter invites you to a seminar and panel discussion at the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair. They will discuss 'Travel to Pacific Asia 2020' from different perspectives. Our speakers come from the travel trade and are specialists in their own areas. Read More.
 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FROM PATA MEMBERS

Triip.me and Booking.com partner to create unique local tour & hotel platform integration


Singaporean impact travel company Triip.me has announced a new strategic partnership with website Booking.com to bring an integrated tour and lodging experience in early 2017 to hotels around the world. The collaboration is set to give traditional lodging access for the first time to truly indie and unique local experience offerings. Read More.

Silversea signs partnership with Plateno Group to further expand across Chinese territories


Silversea Cruises, the world’s leading luxury cruise line, has announced an exclusive partnership with the Plateno Group in China. The partnership terms will see the Chinese hospitality brand market and sell on behalf of Silversea Cruises throughout mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. Read More.

GSTC: Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating certification scheme achieves GSTC recognition


The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Ecotourism Kenya Eco-rating Certification Scheme has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status. The awarded status affirms Ecotourism Kenya’s commitment to promote sustainable tourism products and services. Read More.


Jumeirah Group: Innovations mark the dawn of new era for world’s most luxurious hotel


Burj Al Arab Jumeirah pushes the boundaries of innovation with the world’s first outdoor leisure experience – the Burj Al Arab Terrace, just as UAE visas become available on arrival for Chinese tourists. Read More.


Qantas: Melbourne-Los Angeles confirmed as first Dreamliner route

Passengers flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles will be the first to experience the Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner when the inaugural international service takes off on 15 December next year*. The Qantas Dreamliner will carry 236 passengers in a three-class configuration and complement the daily Airbus A380 service already flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles.
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OAG’s Megahubs Index 2016 calculates a ‘Connectivity Index’ for each airport


With Asia Pacific home to one third of the top 50 global megahub airports, and Bengalaru in India joining the top 25 low cost megahubs, the region’s dynamic growth continues to drive high levels of connectivity. Read More.
 

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