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Join PATA now | Mar 23, 2017
PAS 2017 assembles an A-list of leaders, innovators and industry titans in travel - all under one roof. Register now to join travel's most influential people in exploring the future of tourism.


Under the theme 'Disruption. Innovation. Transformation: The Future of Tourism', the upcoming PATA Annual Summit features a one-day conference followed by a half-day UNWTO/PATA Ministerial Debate in a highly interactive environment that facilitates networking and relationship building.

Reserve your spot now at PAS 2017

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Sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for the 22nd consecutive year, the PATA Gold Awards sets industry standards for excellence and innovation.
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Beyond Zeros and Ones -
My Fascination with AI

 

For many, artificial intelligence (AI) is science fiction that belongs in movies, books or something in the distant future. What you may not realise is that most of us have already interacted with some form of AI since the early 1990s.
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Get 10% off your booth at PTM 2017!

 

Join us at PTM 2017 as we celebrate 40 years of connecting pre-qualified buyers and experienced sellers from destinations worldwide. Don't miss your chance to save 10% off seller booth fees! Valid until March 31.
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Sustainable corporations perform better financially, report finds
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PATA SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Analysis of S&P 500 companies finds that corporations with sustainability strategies outperform others on the index.
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Celebrate
Earth Hour on Saturday 25 March at 8:30pm

 

Support the global campaign to reduce energy by taking part in Earth Hour on Saturday 25 March. Switch off your power at 8.30 pm and think about how reducing energy consumption helps to save our planet.
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Green Tip:
Earth Hour 2017 - it's more fun with the lights out
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PATA BUILDS YOUR INSIGHTS
Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Asia set for increased inbound flight capacity in 2017

Scheduled inbound flight capacity to Asia is predicted to increase by 2.4 percent in 2017 compared to last year. Flights from West Europe will still dominate, with 38.1 percent share of the total frequencies. Flights from East Europe are likely to report significant growth of 7.9 percent, accounting for 25.9 percent share. North Europe (2.1%) and South Europe (0.1%) are also expected to contribute toward growth in 2017.

Acquire more data and insights on scheduled flight frequencies at
mPOWER.pata.org.
PATA Publication

Stepping out of the crowd available at PATA Store



The second of PATA’s series of reports focusing on young travellers, Stepping Out of the Crowd, provides valuable insights on the behaviour of Asian millennial travellers while pushing forward the debate on how the tourism sector can help enthusiastic young travellers to explore destinations further afield in order to ease the pressure on already-crowded visitor attractions.

PATA members can download a complimentary copy at 
PATA Store. For more information, please contact the Publications Team at publications@PATA.org.
GET TO KNOW
Meet Christoph, our intern associate from Germany. He is currently studying International Tourism Management & Consultancy at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. He looks forward to gathering knowledge about relevant trends in this field and building new relationships by exploring a different culture. 
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Christoph Wegener
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Intern Associate - Sustainability & Social Responsibility
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WELCOME NEW PATA MEMBER
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CHAPTER NEWS

Spotlight on Asia Pacific at PATA Chapters (Americas) U event


On March 2/3, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) San Diego Chapter (SANPATA) provided an exceptional educational travel industry conference at the Bay Club Hotel & Marine, Shelter Island, California, USA. Read more.


PATA Nepal Chapter initiates Youth Talent Quest 2017


PATA Nepal Chapter (PNC) organised the Grand Finale of Public Speaking Competition at the Global Academy of Tourism & Hospitality Education (GATE) College, Mandikhatar, Kathmandu. This was a part of PATA Nepal Youth Talent Quest 2017, a campaign in search of talented Young Tourism Professionals. Read more.


PATA UK & Ireland Chapter hosts annual flagship networking event


The PATA UK & Ireland Chapter hosted its annual flagship networking event, PATA Exchange, on 13 March at the De Vere Venues, Canary Wharf. A record number of 76 suppliers from across the Pacific Asia region came together to meet with 80 buyers from across the UK. Read more.

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FROM PATA MEMBERS

Dragon Trail Interactive: Digital Marketing in China 2017 briefing
British tourism industry practitioners gathered in London on 15 March to hear the latest trends in Chinese outbound tourism and the digital landscape in China. Read more.

JSF: Wharton Innovation Programme


The Travel & Tourism Innovation programme in collaboration with Wharton from 26-30 November 2017 takes place in San Francisco and the Wharton West Campus. Read more.
 
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