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Explore the wonders of Indonesia at PTM2016
Unlike other travel trade exhibitions, PTM offers delegates a different host destination each year, allowing delegates to immerse in new cultures and landscapes. Experience the wonders of Indonesia next month through exciting tours offered to PTM2016 delegates at special rates. Delegates can also join a complimentary half-day tour to the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah or the 'Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park'. Pre-booking is required and seats are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Discussing the future of connectivity
Join BBC World News Presenter Ben Thompson in Auckland as he moderates two dynamic panel discussions at PGIC. Ben will be grilling groups of PGIC keynote speakers.

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“It puts us right in the middle of millions of moments when tourists make a decision. Secondly, it helps us in terms of smelling the trends as they evolve.. I think that's the two key things why we went for … I would have said even without the PATA CEO Challenge we would probably have asked for TripAdvisor.”
- Joey Sarte Salceda, Governor of Albay -

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PATA CEO Blog: The world’s largest Treasure Hunt – where will it take us?
For those who know me well, it will not come as a surprise to you that I am writing about the ‘largest Treasure Hunt’ the world has ever known: Pokemon Go.

I must admit that I am one of the 100 million users that downloaded the game in the first month of its launch. My son and I spent part of our recent holiday in Sri Lanka chasing Pokemon around tourist attractions, hotels and restaurants. This treasure hunt has no pirates, no real treasures and no wooden coffer full of gold and diamonds but everyone is still searching for these little creatures in order to be seen at the top of the rankings. The game has taken the world by storm and has surprised even its creators to the point where their servers were not able to keep up with the volume of traffic.
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Explore new frontiers with PATA in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh


The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will stage the PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2016 (NTFF 2016) in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on November 23-25. The event is being hosted generously by the Bangladesh Tourism Board under the supervision of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
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Press Releases
PATA to focus on the ‘Young Tourism Professional’ in 2017


In line with the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will have a primary focus on the ‘Young Tourism Professional’ (YTP) in 2017.
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Press Releases

Cinnamon’s commitment to sustainable tourism!


At Cinnamon, inspired living means that our guests, our neighbours and our stakeholders are encouraged to live life to the fullest. Be inspired by vibrant experiences and awakened to the potential of sustainable living. Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, Sri Lanka.
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Green your ways to go to work!
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Japan and Korea (ROK) lead visitor arrivals growth in Northeast Asia during 2Q2016

Korea (ROK) is recovering from the visitor arrivals setback experienced in 2015, reporting significant year-on-year growth (31.4%) in the second quarter of 2016. Japan also continued to enjoy double digit year-on-year growth (19%) in the same period. Chinese Taipei reports a slower pace of visitor arrivals growth (2.2%) in 2Q2016 whilst the SARs of Hong Kong and Macao both witnessed slight drops in numbers of visitor arrivals in the same period.

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PATA Issues & Trends 1H2016 is now available

The first edition of Issues & Trends for 2016 deals with the often sensitive issue of visas and national security, citing several examples of where both are used in a mutually constructive way to allow entry to foreign arrivals without any compromise to national security.

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University of Guam

Located in the village of Mangilao in central Guam, the University of Guam sits on a 110-acre campus which boasts a breathtaking ocean view, cool breezes and modern, island-inspired architecture. Home to nearly 4,000 students every year, UOG offers 31 undergraduate degrees and 13 graduate degrees in Business, Nursing, the Sciences, Liberal Arts and Education. UOG is a public U.S. land-grant institution accredited by the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). UOG has also offers programme-specific accreditation from nationally recognised professional accrediting organisations such as: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN); Council on Social Work Education; Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

PATA Micronesia Chapter: RFP Feasibility Study

PATA Micronesia Member, The Pohnpei State Office of Economic Affairs, is soliciting proposals from interested companies and organisations for the preparation and submission of a feasibility study for a five-star Eco-Lodge resort. This proposed project was initiated by Pohnpei State Government in collaboration with Pohnpei Tourism of the Office of Economic Affairs, with support from the Department of Resources and Development, Federated States of Micronesia. Read More.

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, and more. Register now with code: PATA15 to receive 15% off. Read More.
Best Western unveils beachfront hotel in Okinawa

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts has opened an idyllic beachfront property in Japan that combines all the key elements of a tropical seaside vacation.

Located on the main island of Okinawa, where the warm, shallow waters of Nago Bay lap gently against the golden shore, Best Western Okinawa Kouki Beach creates the perfect setting for guests seeking sun, sea and sand.

Set in a modern 10-storey building – painted white and positioned just metres from the shoreline – Best Western Okinawa Kouki Beach features a collection of light, bright rooms with balconies that offer spectacular views across Nago Bay’s shimmering aquamarine sea, as far as Minna Island and the Motobu Peninsula.
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Travelport renews long-term Emirates partnership

Travelport has announced the renewal of both its global full content and IT agreements with Emirates. The strengthened partnership will see Emirates offer Travelport connected agencies in 180 countries giving hundreds of millions of travellers around the world continued access to Emirates’ fares and inventory through the Travel Commerce Platform. Travelport has also signed an extension of its long-standing IT services agreement with Emirates. This agreement will see Travelport continue to provide Emirates with industry leading pricing, shopping and ticket rebooking technology, enabling the airline to support advanced shopping and rebooking options within their internal sales channels including  
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Blacklane secures largest investment to date

Global professional driver service Blacklane has raised the largest investment in its history. Daimler AG, through subsidiary Daimler Mobility Services GmbH, led the two-digit million euro Series C round. Existing investors RI Digital Ventures, b-to-v and Alstin also joined the round. Read More.
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