TRAVEL ASSOCIATION NEWS

  • PATA & TTC highlights food waste issue in tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, August 8, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association or PATA has proclaimed collaboration with The Travel Corporation (TTC) to address food waste in tourism.   As an official sponsor of the BUFFET (Building an Understanding for Food Excess in Tourism) Initiative, TTC has …

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  • Second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference to convene in Samoa in October 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, August 8, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in partnership with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) will organise the second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) in Apia, Samoa on October 3, 2018. The event, generously hosted by the Samoa Tourism Authority (STA), brings together a dynamic and unique …

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  • Town holds up the biosphere destination of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association

    Published on : Wednesday, August 8, 2018

    Glenn Mandziuk is not willing to sell his soul for the cause of tourism. However, he’s eager to do things in a different way and put Oliver on the map.   In fact, the chief executive officer of the Thompson …

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  • USTOA’s Terry Dale Signs New Three-Year Contract as President and CEO

    Published on : Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Dana Santucci, vice president of development at EF Education First and chairman of the United States Tour Operators Association’s (USTOA) Board of Directors, today announced that Terry Dale has signed a new three-year contract extending his role as president and …

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  • Uttar Pradesh to build Asia’s largest park in Mathura to boost eco-tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Uttar Pradesh, a north Indian state is going to construct Asia’s largest park in Mathura in order to boost pilgrimage and eco tourism.     In a bid to give a boost to local tourism and pilgrimage, the government is …

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  • The Travel Corporation partners with PATA to address food waste in tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced a partnership with The Travel Corporation (TTC) to address food waste in tourism.   As an official sponsor of the BUFFET (Building an Understanding for Food Excess in Tourism) Initiative, TTC has made a commitment to help …

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  • AIANTA celebrates its 20th anniversary

    Published on : Monday, July 30, 2018

    The only association of the country is all set to promote tourism across America’s native lands will observe this September its 20th anniversary at the annual American Indian Tourism Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.   The American Indian Alaska Native …

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  • World Routes 2018 authenticates the names of the speakers

    Published on : Thursday, July 26, 2018

    World Routes established that Tan Wangeng, China Southern Airlines CEO and president will provide a CEO Keynote Address at World Routes 2018 in Guangzhou.   At the opening session of the conference he is anticipated to talk about the removal …

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  • ETOA membership reaches 1000, putting product diversification in the spotlight

    Published on : Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    ETOA, the European Tourism Association has reached the milestone of 1000 members this week. Australian Tour operator APT and Irish country estate Mount Juliet have joined the Association.   ETOA CEO Tom Jenkins said, “Product diversification is important. In a …

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  • Thomas Cook India signed agreement with Seoul Tourism to promote leisure tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    An integrated travel and travel related financial services company in India, Thomas Cook has signed an agreement with Seoul Tourism to promote Seoul as a leisure destination for outbound travellers from Indian states.     As a part of the …

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  • Tourism budgets dip as mid-term polls approach in 36 US states

    Published on : Monday, July 23, 2018

    As mid-term polls approach, during which governors of 36 states will be elected, state tourism boards increasingly face pressure to justify higher spending, or in some cases even their existence.   Tourism budgets have gradually bounced back to or exceeded …

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  • USTOA Members Offer Travelers New Ways to Explore Japan in 2018

    Published on : Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Travelers interested in visiting Japan, named one of the top five “hot” destinations for 2018 in the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) annual survey of travel forecasts and trends, will find a host of new itineraries that include authentic …

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  • Tourism Australia appoints Mandy Wu as Country Manager

    Published on : Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Tourism Australia welcomed Mandy Wu as Country Manager for China.     China is Australia’s largest and highest yielding international inbound market.     Based in Shanghai, Mandy Wu will set the direction of Tourism Australia’s marketing and Public Relations …

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  • PATA Announces Grand and Gold Award Winners 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Winners of the 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards are announced today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).   These awards, generously supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), this year recognise the achievements …

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  • Majorca and Menorca hit by ‘Mini tsunami’, streets flooded

    Published on : Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    The Spanish islands of Majorca and Menorca was hit by a ‘mini tsunami’ that resulted in floods.     Meteotsumani ( a weather phenomenon) caused a 5ft wave and beaches, restaurants and roads were hit by high sea waters wave …

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  • PATA and STR to conduct training programme on data analytics

    Published on : Wednesday, July 4, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in collaboration with STR will organise the “Certification in Advanced Hotel and Tourism Analytics (CAHTA) by PATA/STR” on November 19-20, 2018 at the PATA Engagement Hub, Bangkok, Thailand.   CAHTA is a certification focused on data research for …

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  • Increasing tourism interest cautions against rising travel taxes

    Published on : Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    “We recognise the challenges facing countries, but it is our duty to point out that taxing for additional revenue may have a reverse effect as tourists may choose not to travel to or within the Caribbean and instead select other …

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  • PATA Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement With ADARA

    Published on : Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a new Strategic Partnership agreement with ADARA, the enterprise-wide data solution for travel brands, to empower its members with a comprehensive view of destination visitor data for more powerful and …

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  • Caribbean tourism body warns govts about air travel tax hike

    Published on : Monday, July 2, 2018

    The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has warned the governments in the Caribbean region about the impact of air travel-related taxes and fees on travel demand apprehending a drop.   The CHTA’s director general and chief executive officer, CEO …

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  • ICCA Board signals ambitious changes ahead with search for new CEO

    Published on : Friday, June 29, 2018

    The Board of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) today announces the departure of long-serving CEO, Martin Sirk, who will step down from his position with the association at the end of July 2018.   With Sirk’s departure, the …

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