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PATA Annual Summit 2015 in Leshan, China

 

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PATAcademy-HCD June 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand
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PATA
Travel Mart 2015 in Bangalore, India

 

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PATA AT&RTC
2015 in Legazpi, Philippines
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GREEN TIPS
Switch off your computer or put it on sleep mode when you’re not at your desk!
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“Ambassadors for Tourism, for good and for peace…”
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PATA CEO BLOG
Today, I call for an end to racial, religious and social profiling and ask all nations to train their immigration officers to be Ambassadors for Tourism, for good and for peace by accepting the world as it is, a world of different beliefs, colours, cultures.
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Human Capital Development - This Decade's Tourism Challenge

 

PATA BUILDS YOUR PEOPLE
How will your organisations cope with tourism industry's phenomenal growth? How can we get the current and future generation of University Graduates interested in our sector? How can we retain our current talent within our sector? These are just some of the questions that we will attempt to answer at the 4th PATAcademy-HCD, June 2-4, 2015.
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PATAcademy-HCD
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University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Needs Your Support to Build its First Tourism Library

 

As a part of the largest and fastest growing sector of the global economy, there is a need for more highly qualified, trained, and skilled personnel in the tourism and hospitality industry in the world, especially in Bangladesh. In recognition of this, the University of Dhaka, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management is planning to build its first tourism library.
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PATA HCD

PATA Gold Awaards 2015 Submission Deadline:
April 30
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PATA BUILDS BUSINESS
Judged by panels of experts, the Gold Awards recognise exceptional achievement in seven broad categories with up to 29 Gold Awards and four Grand Awards on offer: Marketing Campaign, Environment, Corporate Social Responsibility, Heritage & Culture, Education & Training, Marketing Media, and Travel Journalism.
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PATA ANNUAL SUMMIT 2015

New Speakers Confirmed:

Linda Wang, Managing Director, Destination Asia 

 
Ms Wang will be presenting during The Conscious Traveller; Putting Purpose into Practise. Ms Wang joined Destination Asia in 2006, drawing upon her extensive China product knowledge and keen understanding of the DMC industry to expand the China office and lead a team that is adept at managing corporate events for up to 1000 guests as well as creating a bespoke itinerary for discerning leisure travellers.

Dato’ Azizan Noordin, Deputy Director General (Promotion), Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia)

Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin is sharing the marketing strategies taken by Tourism Malaysia in the session, Marketing the Competitive Destination of the Future. Being the Deputy Director General (Promotion) for the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia), Dato’ Haji Azizan responsible for overseeing the operations of the organisation and the promotional efforts all 44 Tourism Malaysia overseas offices. He regularly leads Tourism Malaysia sales missions overseas and has been a key speaker at many international tourism seminars and conferences.
 


When We Talk About Sustainability, What Else We Can Talk About?


With this month’s PATA Annual Summit being held in Leshan, China, we got the views of the next generation of Chinese travellers on sustainability. Read more on the sustain.PATA.org blog.

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PATA TRAVEL MART 2015

Travel Technology Pavilion

A designated section of the PTM Trade Hall, will provide travel and tourism technology businesses with a platform to promote and build business, network with relevant suppliers and discover the very latest products, services and solutions from top travel technology. MoreAbout PATA Travel Mart.
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GET TO KNOW
Meet Jessica Naval, Digital Media Marketing Assistant at PATA! She was a PATA intern, but she joined PATA crew few months ago due to her outstanding performance during her internship period. She assists Anuttra in designing and creating HTML for digital marketing materials.
PATA Staff

PATA.org

 

Jessica Naval
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Digital Media Marketing Asst.
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PATA BUILDS YOUR INSIGHTS

Key Insights from PATAmPOWER


Destinations in Southeast Asia Saw Solid Improvement of Travel Website Reach in 2015


According to the latest figures from comScore, Singapore maintained the highest percentage (59.1%) of unique visitors to travel websites in February 2015, up from 47.8% in February 2014. Vietnam reported a significant improvement with 28.3% during the month, up from 17.1% in February last year, so did Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand with percentage in a ranging of 35%-38% in February 2015. Find out more about digital indicators at PATAmPOWER.

Inquiries regarding the data provided by PATAmPOWER can be sent to  mpower@PATA.org.

STUDENT CHAPTER & CHAPTER NEWS

PATA Bangladesh Dhaka University Student Chapter Is on the PATA Map!


University of Dhaka has newly formed a PATA Student Chapter, PATA Bangladesh Dhaka University Student Chapter. Congratulate them and follow them of Facebook to receive updates on their activities among youths in Bangladesh. They will be sending their representatives to attend PATA Annual Summit 2015 at Leshan, China.

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HIGHLIGHT FROM PATA MEMBERS
Your Event Planning Journey Starts Here at IMEX 2015: 19 – 21 May

IMEX is the meetings industry's annual show in Frankfurt, where thousands of international event planners gather to discuss and do business with destinations, hotels, airlines and suppliers.

Doing business at the show will get you weeks ahead of schedule: Book appointments with venues and suppliers before you arrive and your event-planning needs will be achieved in record time.

Innovation: IMEX is always evolving so you’ll find brand-new ideas, exhibitors, educational sessions and networking programmes. The latest trends and thousands of meeting professionals are all under one roof. 

If you’re in the meetings industry, this is the show for you. 
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What Opportunities Does 2015 Bring to Thai Hoteliers?

New opportunities are brought to Thai hoteliers.

Revenue generation remains the top challenge for the market. Hoteliers have high hopes for 2015, but they know that they need to work hard to achieve their targets. Long-haul business has softened and they are exploring new markets to make up the difference. While they are monitoring their value proposition and overall competitiveness, their F&B business requires extra attention and creativity to be viable. 
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Asia Suppliers + Long Haul MICE Buyers. Let Us Help You Connect the Dots…

Over 104 buyer applications have been received for our next Asia Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (AMITE) taking place on 1 July in Singapore. Our dedicated team are busy filtering out the ‘little leagues’ to ensure who you meet on the day has business to confirm with YOU. AMITE delivers over 90% new buyers each year so the possibilities are endless!

Does your product/service fall into the below criteria? 
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