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Join PATA now | May 4, 2017
With a proven track record covering more than 40 years, PTM’s Hosted Buyer Programme provides you with one-on-one meetings with leading companies in the travel and tourism industry, top quality insights, networking events and the opportunity to explore a new destination.
Just a few places remain for our hosted packages. Find out more about our buyer registrations and be part of the Asia Pacific's most successful regional travel trade show this September 13th-15th at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Macao SAR.
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Executive Summary: Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017-2021

 

PATA UPDATES
The Executive Summary of PATA’s Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017-2021 for 39 destinations within Asia Pacific reveals powerful economic figures on the fastest-growing tourism region in the world. Now available at the PATA Store.
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The Connected Visitor Economy Bulletin - 5th edition 2017 now available

 

The fifth edition of the PATA VE Bulletin for 2017 – Visual Analytics Driving Content Marketing Decisions – is now available to view and download.
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PATA pays respects to late King Bhumibol

 

PATA recently co-hosted the royal funeral rites dedicated to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej to express gratitude towards the beloved monarch and perform good deeds in his honor.
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How do we know what’s really important in sustainable tourism?
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PATA SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
There are about as many definitions of sustainable tourism as there are international travellers, so how does a company or an association know where best to focus its resources when it comes to working towards a sustainable future?
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Roundtable Meeting "Hotel Owners for Tomorrow" was held at PATA office
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One of the major challenges in the hotel industry is how sustainable practices may best be communicated. Best practices need to be shared. Hotel owners must sit at one table with NGO and government representatives.
www.hotelsfortomorrow.org
Green Fins for environmental briefings on How-to-Manage Underwater Photographers

 

The second Green Fins how-to-video shows divers the threat they can pose to marine life when taking a camera underwater and how dive guides and instructors can support customers to be responsible photographers.
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Green Tip:
Tips for a sustainable Mother’s Day celebration
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PATA BUILDS YOUR INSIGHTS
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Significant fall in Chinese arrivals to Palau and Guam during 1Q2017


 
Although arrivals to Palau from mainland China dropped by 32.1 percent in 1Q2017, China still remains an important and influential source market. Arrivals to Guam from China were also down (21.6%) in this year’s first quarter compared to 1Q2016. There is better news for the Northern Mariana Islands where Chinese arrivals in this quarter increased by 2.2 percent compared to the same quarter last year.

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

China Outbound-Tourism Price Index Monthly Report is now available



The China Outbound-Tourism Price Index (OPI) is China’s first monthly monitoring system of Chinese outbound tour products and market price to global destinations. The OPI monthly report is developed with the aim of tracking the price trends of Chinese outbound tourism and reporting the changes of consumer prices on Chinese outbound travel to worldwide destinations.

The OPI report will provide DMOs and destination suppliers with useful guidance and intelligence on China outbound tourism market demand, changes of price and structure of outbound tourism products. OPI monthly report is now available for annual subscription (12 editions per annual subscription).

For more information, please visit www.PATA.org/store or contact the Publications Team at publications@PATA.org.
GET TO KNOW
Meet Weihan Xu, our Events Officer for Buyer Relations and Events Administration. Carolina is in charge of recruiting buyers to PATA events as well as coordinating details of events to attending delegates. 
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Weihan Xu (Carolina)
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Events Officer – Buyer Relations & Events Administration
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WELCOME NEW PATA MEMBERS
Luxperience Enterprises Pty. Ltd.

Luxperience is a key travel trade event held in the Australasia and Pacific region showcasing luxury and experiential travel experiences from around the globe. Following the successful inaugural event in 2012, Luxperience has developed into an annual event culminating in a three-day workshop for exhibitors and buyers as well as an extensive array of networking events. Visit www.luxperience.com.au for more details.

 

Astute Horse Business and Marketing Solutions BD. LTD

Astute Horse Business and Marketing Solutions began as a hospitality industry consulting firm based in Ottawa, Canada. It has now expanded into a digital marketing and business solutions provider with the recent opening of a central office in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Visit 
astutehorse.com for more details.

 

Trips N Tours Limited

Trips N Tours is a tour operator that intends to deliver leisure travel excursions to customers, specialising in New Zealand & Australia packages, with focus upon sports tourism worldwide where customers will get all the support under one platform.
Visit www.tripsntours.com.bd for more details.
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FROM PATA MEMBERS

OAG: On-time performance star ratings
High levels of on-time performance should be viewed as a key aspect of product quality at both airlines and airports. This is why OAG has launched the On-Time Performance Star Ratings Programme. Download the report.

World's greenest hotels revealed for Responsible Business Week


The 2017 Green Hotelier Awards have named the world’s most eco-friendly and sustainable hotels as part of Responsible Business Week. Read more.

Air China becomes global partner of international horticulture exhibition


Air China has signed an agreement to become the global partner and exclusive airline sponsor of the International horticulture exhibition in Beijing 2019. For the next two years, Air China will provide full support to the Beijing World Park in Beijing, China. Read more.


TAT plans activities for Thailand's rainy season


The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a series of tourist activities for June and July in order for tourists to enjoy Thailand's festival experiences. Read more.

Job opening at The Reef-World Foundation


Reef-World is looking for a motivated entrepreneur to lead in the diversification of marine conservation funding sources and the establishment of sustainable funding mechanisms to support the Green Fins initiative. View job posting.
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