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at PATA Travel Mart 2018
Book your space before June 30 to gain exclusive access to qualified hosted international buyers through 10,000+ pre-matched appointments at PATA Travel Mart 2018 in Langkawi, Malaysia on September 12-14.

As of today, PTM 2018 Registered Buyers include representatives from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, India, Korea (ROK), the Netherlands, Norway, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom and USA.

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PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018

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Learn how to create successful online video campaigns for your business or destination


Discover the knowledge, insights, productions skills and other resources dedicated to helping you launch an effective video marketing strategy at the two-day PATAcademy-HCD workshop on June 25-26 in Bangkok, Thailand. First 10 registrations receive a complimentary of one-year Binumi subscription valued at USD1,000.
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8 days left to participate in the BUFFET for Youth challenge


The BUFFET for Youth is a challenge for the next generation of tourism leaders that builds on the PATA BUFFET Campaign – a food waste initiative. Make a reservation and register before June 15, 2018.
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BUFFET for Youth
Watch H.E. Ban Ki-moon's interview with Sharanjit Leyl during the PATA Annual Summit 2018


Former Secretary-General of the United Nations H.E. Ban Ki-moon emphasized on the importance of achieving world peace, gender equality, and being a global citizen at #PAS2018 during an interview with BBC World News Producer and Presenter Sharanjit Leyl.
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Technology: The Trojan Horse for Hotel Sustainability


The hotel industry is embracing higher-tech sustainability practices while a survey by Bouteco shows that “the youngest and oldest among us care most about sustainability when choosing a hotel.”
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Key insights from PATAmPOWER

Thailand set to lead 2018 growth in inbound flights to Japan from Southeast Asia

An annual increase of nine percent in scheduled inbound flights from Southeast Asia to Japan is forecast for 2018. Flights from Thailand are likely to top the growth chart at 17.1 percent, taking up higher share of total flights from 23.6 percent in 2017 to 25.4 percent in 2018. Airlines operating out of Philippines (8.2%) and Singapore (6.6%) are also expected to increase scheduled flights this year compared to 2017 whereas Indonesia is set to bounce back after a shortfall in flight frequencies to Japan in 2017, with an impressive annual growth of 16.9 percent by year end.

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Annual Tourism Monitor 2018 Early Edition is now available

The ATM Early Edition is published in the first half of 2018 and provides a snapshot of travel movements into major Asia Pacific destinations during calendar year 2017. The report identifies top destinations in terms of visitor volumes and annual growth, as well as an overview of arrivals from a number of key origin markets including China, India, France, Germany, Japan, Korea (ROK), the USA and the UK, among others.

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Tripuri Travel

Tripuri Travel was founded in 1996. Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, the agency offers full travel services for domestic and international tickets, inbound and outbound packages, hotel reservations, MICE, car rental, including trips to Umra or the Holyland. For inquiries, email for more information.

Yatra Link Travel Media

Yatra Link is one of the leading spiritual holiday portals providing end-to-end solution for more than 750 spiritual destinations across India. They offer a range of spectacular spiritual destinations, remarkable rituals, delectable food and intriguing histories where the amazing confluence of cultures will help render inner peace, while going easy on budget. Visit for more information.


PATA San Diego Chapter: Young Cambodian woman receives her Ph.D in Law from De Paul University, Chicago

Ms. Davy Hem recently received her Juris Doctor Degree in Law from the distinguished De Paul University, Chicago, USA, Class of 2018, on May13, 2018. Attending the graduation ceremony and celebration was PATA SoCal Chapter member, Mr Robert Lyons, board member of the, an initiative of which Ms. Hem was part of in starting her journey of life in Cambodia. Read more.


Dragon Trail Interactive: What makes an airport China-ready?

While we doubt that anyone travels overseas just to visit an airport, these transit points not only serve as both first and last impressions of a destination, but they also do valuable, often overlooked work to promote inbound tourism. As Chinese tourism continues to take off around the world, international airports are deeply engaged in attracting and accommodating travellers from all over China. Airports’ experience with and connectivity to China varies a great deal. Read more.
Aviation leaders assemble in Sydney for IATA’s 74th Annual General Meeting

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that leaders of the global air transport industry are gathering in Sydney, Australia, for the Association’s 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. Hosted by Qantas, the event will include addresses by Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor-General of Australia; Michael McCormack, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport; and Dr Fang Liu, Secretary General, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Read more.

UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism – seizing the power of technology

Around 600 participants from 52 countries gathered at the 4th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (Bangkok, Thailand, 30 May to 1 June 2018). Organised by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of Thailand, in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, participants addressed topics ranging from the role of technology in achieving sustainable development, to linking the whole tourism value chain to gastronomy. Read more.
EarthCheck: Global thought leaders identify tourism sustainability challenges

With a key focus on sustainable destinations, infrastructure, over tourism and water management, EarthCheck, the world’s leading business advisory group for travel and tourism, hosted its signature event, the Inner Circle Forum at Marco Polo Parkside in Beijing. The Forum, now in its 7th year, is an exclusive gathering of global travel and tourism thought leaders who collaborate and investigate sustainability challenges facing the tourism industry. Read more.
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