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PTM2016 is open for Trade Visitors!
Gain insights at the Blogger and Travel Innovation forums on Sept 7
Register as a Trade Visitor to gain one-day access to the PTM2016 main trade hall on September 9th. This includes access to PTM Talks, the new Digital Hub, the Blogger Lounge and all seller exhibition booths.

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PTM2016 offers more than just a travel trade show. Learn tips on content marketing through online influencers at the Blogger Forum presented by the Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA). Stay ahead of travel trends with the Travel Innovation Forum presented by Phocuswright and Connecting Travel. Register for each event as a non-delegate for $50 today or pre-register for free as a PTM2016 delegate.
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Do we really appreciate the pace of regional expansion in Asia and the positive impact this is having? How can we better utilise this expansion? Blake will be sharing his analysing expertise, opening your thoughts to wider possibilities. Join him in Auckland!
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BLAKE MOORE

Industry Analyst
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Why Bangladesh?
The most interesting and unique attractions – including indigenous culture, wildlife and natural landscapes – are nearly always located in areas where access is difficult and poverty levels are high. Aligning with the advocacy theme of tourism dispersal, the Forum shines the spotlight on new and emerging destinations such as Bangladesh, introducing delegates to the lesser-known yet attractive sites.

The two-day programme comprises a one-day conference, networking events and a day of on-ground activities known as the Technical Tour and Tourism Marketing Treasure Hunt.
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PATA CEO CHALLENGE 2016: CALL FOR ENTRIES
 
Win a $500,000 digital ad campaign with TripAdvisor! Click on the image to view the digital campaign for Thekkady, Kerala, India, named one of PATA CEO Challenge 2015’s Top Destinations, live on TripAdvisor.


We're looking for new and emerging destinations, with unique stories and a passionate community that is driving its tourism efforts, which could be developed further by leveraging the scale and support of TripAdvisor's unrivalled global expertise and reach.
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PATA and Flexiroam enter Preferred Partnership

 

PATA UPDATES
PATA has signed a Preferred Partnership agreement with mobile virtual network operator Flexiroam Asia Limited.

Flexiroam is a new breed of telecommunications company that enables travellers to bypass roaming charges around the world. Its flagship data-roaming product, FLEXIROAM X, allows users to earn up to 100GB data to be used in 100 countries with plans that last up to one year.
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China Outbound - Tourism Price Index now available on the PATA Store

 

The OPI monthly report is developed by Ivy Alliance Tourism Consulting in partnership with UTour World and HuaTai Securities and with support from the China Association of Travel Services. 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).
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PATA SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Have a look at the 'Browse Knowledge by Continent' map on sustain.pata.org. The map allows you to search content according to different continents and leads you to the latest articles and additions published on the website.
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GREEN TIP
Start Insetting rather than simply Offsetting your carbon footprint!
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PATA BUILDS YOUR INSIGHTS
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Significant growth for top five low cost carrier routes from China

Scheduled low cost carrier (LCC) seat capacity from China to Singapore is expected to grow by 63.2 percent in 2016. LCC seat capacity to Thailand is expected to increase by an additional one million seats – representing year-on-year growth of 50.5 percent. LCC seat capacity from China to Japan is also expected to witness robust growth (+47.7%) in 2016 while double digit growth figures are also predicted for Malaysia and Korea (ROK).

Find out more about scheduled flight and seat capacity at http://mPOWER.PATA.org.
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China Outbound Tourism Yearbook 2014-2015 is available for sale



The Yearbook, compiled by China Association of Travel Services (CATS) and Ivy Alliance Tourism Consulting, is the ‘white paper’ of China outbound tourism market development and forecasting. It contains authoritative and comprehensive information and analysis on the fast expanding China outbound tourism market as well as valuable guidance to domestic and overseas tourism trade.

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WELCOME NEW PATA MEMBER

Silver Mountain School of Hotel Management (SMSH)

Silver Mountain School of Hotel Management (SMSH) was started in 2002 with an aim of providing world class education in Hotel and Tourism Management in Nepal. Situated Kathmandu, SMSH provides a four-year Bachelor Degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management in affiliation with Queen Margaret University, UK, and a three-year Higher Diploma in International Culinary Arts leading to four year hospitality degree as well as several short term courses. SMSH facilities include state-of-the-art kitchens, newly-built restaurants, beautiful apartments, a barista and a wine lab.

SMSH provide students with opportunities to do their internship in best hotels in national and international levels.
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CHAPTER & STUDENT CHAPTER NEWS

PATA New York Chapter invitation reminder Shanghai Tourism Bureau

 

Shanghai Tourism Bureau invites PATA New York Chapter members to a presentation hosted by the Vice Deputy Director, Miss Meihong Zhang at Xinhua News Agency. Read More.

PATA Philippine Chapter : PATA Travel Forum features foreign experts

 

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Philippines Chapter will host the third edition of its highly successful Pinoy Chikka Travel Forum with this year’s theme - Global Trends and Challenges on August 23 from 9am at the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Centre  This milestone tourism event will once again feature a stellar line-up of experts, this time from the international scene, who are widely known for their success stories in their respective careers. Read More.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FROM PATA MEMBERS
Join the most prominent travel industry leaders at SkiftGlobal Forum, NYC, Sept 27-28
 

We have partnered with Skift to offer you an exclusive discount to attend Skift Global Forum on September 27-28 at the magnificent Alice Tully Hall in NYC. Our Global Forum helps top travel professionals understand the changing trends in travel across sectors, geographies, and the functional silos, and will include CEO speakers from Marriott, Expedia, Booking.com and more. Register now with code: PATA15 to receive 15% off.

Silversea announces $170 million fleet refurbishment plan
 

Silversea, the leading ultra-luxury cruise line, is delighted to announce the biggest fleet-wide refurbishment plan in its history worth US$170 million. This investment is not aimed at simply maintaining Silversea’s self-imposed high levels of excellence but to reaffirm the company’s commitment to exceptional standards of guest comfort and timeless elegance. Read More.

 
Visitor numbers on the rise in beautiful Samoa


Samoa Tourism Authority has released data for April showing continued confidence by overseas visitors for Samoa.

Official figures show an increase of 21.2 percent for the month with a 11,206 visitors (up from 9,243 in 2015) clearing customs at the Treasured Islands.
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New Managing Director appointed for Travelport Japan
 

Travelport has appointed a seasoned travel industry executive as its new Managing Director for Travelport Japan. Osamu Tokairin is leading the expansion of Travelport’s presence in Japan following the announcement of the acquisition of its third party distributor in April.  
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ITDC surges high on profit
 

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the public sector undertaking under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism, posted a remarkable performance for first quarter of the current financial year 2016-17. The total turnover in quarter ending June 2016 increased to Rs.110.5 cr as compared to Rs. Rs.105.96 cr in the corresponding quarter last year. The company registered Net Profit Before Tax (PBT) at Rs. 13.78 cr as compared to Rs. 2.77 cr in the corresponding quarter last financial year i.e. 2015-16, an increase of a significant 397 percent from last year.  Read More.
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