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Gain deeper insights into the China and Russia outbound tourism markets at PATAcademy-HCD in November

The 13th PATAcademy-HCD workshop, under the theme ‘China and Russia Outbound Tourism Markets’, is set to take place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on November 25-26, 2019.   The two-day programme aims to …

WTM London and Travel Forward 2019 poised to be most successful event

WTM London 2019, which takes place between Monday 4 – Wednesday 6 November, is poised to be the most successful event yet with more Ideas Arriving at WTM London than ever before. This year, WTM London turns 40 and 50,000 …

ADB and PATA to partner with Plug and Play

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a non-profit membership association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism within the Asia Pacific region, have teamed up with Plug and …

ADB and PATA teams up with Plug and Play

The Asian Development bank (ADB) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) have teamed up with Plug and Play, a global open innovation platform to develop technologies in the space of sustainable tourism for the region.     There is …

Asian Development Bankand PATA to Partner with Plug and Play

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a non-profit membership association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism within the Asia Pacific region, have teamed …

  • Pata travel mart held in Langkawi, Malaysia

    Published on : Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Pata Travel Mart (PTM), which is Asia Pacific’s leading travel trade event, started today with more than 1,400 delegates from 70 countries attending the exhibition which was held at Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) in Langkawi, Malaysia. Pata chief executive …

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  • Cvent welcomes Jamie Vaughan as head of European Sales

    Published on : Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Cvent, Inc has announced the hiring of Jamie Vaughan as Head of European Sales for Cvent’s Event Cloud platform.     It offers the solutions organisations need to automate and simplify the entire event planning process and maximize the impact …

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  • Tui purchased Musement, Italian online activities platform

    Published on : Monday, September 17, 2018

    Tui Group has purchased Italian online firm Musement, which specialises in selling activities, tours and excursions.     Musement specialized in selling activities, tours and excursions  has been acquired by the TUI Group. Five years ago the Milan –based start-up …

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  • MGTO attends PATA Travel Mart in Malaysia and runs food truck to spotlight Macao

    Published on : Friday, September 14, 2018

    Following the partial re-opening of Kansai International Airport (KIX), Hong Kong Airlines will gradually resume its services between Hong Kong and Osaka from 19 September 2018. Customers should note that there is only limited local transportation in and out of …

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  • Langkawi welcomes over 1,400 delegates to PATA Travel Mart 2018

    Published on : Friday, September 14, 2018

    PATA Travel Mart 2018 (PTM 2018), hosted by Malaysia, has attracted over 1,400 delegates from 70 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 389 sellers from 208 organisations and 33 destinations with local sellers comprising 32% of the total, along with …

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  • Rajasthan to add ‘battlefield tourism’ for boosting footfalls in the region

    Published on : Friday, September 14, 2018

    The Indian state of Rajasthan may soon add ‘battlefield tourism’ to its product bouquet to boost tourism in the region.   The Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) will be exploring places that could be promoted as battlefield tourism as part …

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  • Inaccurate figures are not appropriate to introduce tourist tax

    Published on : Friday, September 14, 2018

    Repeating the Culture and Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop’s reprimand of Cllr McVey in July, Mr Mackay utilized a written Parliamentary answer to reminiscent the SNP in Edinburgh that they “will not consider requests to implement a tourist tax unless the …

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  • A Global Success: 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition in Collaboration with Globalia

    Published on : Thursday, September 13, 2018

    The first edition of the UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in partnership with Globalia, the leading tourism group in Spain and Latin America, is the world’s first and largest initiative devoted to identifying new …

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  • Tourism body CEO thinks poor mgmt led to over-tourism problem

    Published on : Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Mario Hardy, the CEO of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, argued that it was not so much over-tourism in majority of cases but poor tourism management that was creating problems.   In an interview at the 2018 Travel Mart in …

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  • HBAA launches Independent Venue Showcase on Friday 28 September at Wyboston Lakes Resort

    Published on : Friday, September 7, 2018

    Leading hospitality and events industry association HBAA is launching the Independent Venue Showcase, to take place at Wyboston Lakes Resort on Friday 28 September from 9am to 4pm.   The Independent Venue Showcase will provide a unique opportunity for agencies …

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  • PATA partners with Mastercard , drives digital transformation

    Published on : Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    A new Strategic Partnership agreement was announced between Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Mastercard, a technology company in the global payments industry.   A digital transformation is expected across the region through this agreement.     PATA CEO Mario …

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  • Turkish tourism body blasts Insta stars

    Published on : Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    The Turkish tourism association chief has blasted the “freeloading” Instagram stars and bloggers.   “Some of the Instagram stars and bloggers stay in Turkish hotels for free for up to three weeks by promising to promote them. However, they have …

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  • UNWTO: Qatar among 10 most open visa countries in the world

    Published on : Monday, September 3, 2018

    Qatar has become the most open country in the Middle East and the 8th most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently updated its visa openness rankings, confirming Qatar’s recent visa facilitation …

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  • Inspiring The Tourism Leaders Of Tomorrow At The Next PATA Youth Symposium In Langkawi

    Published on : Monday, September 3, 2018

    The next PATA Youth Symposium, with the theme ‘Inspiring Tourism Leaders of Tomorrow’, will take place on the first day of PATA Travel Mart 2018 on Wednesday, September 12 at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) in Langkawi, Malaysia.   …

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  • Taiwan Tourism Bureau and ACTA enter into a Corporate Partnership

    Published on : Thursday, August 30, 2018

    The Taiwan Tourism Bureau and the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) have entered into a Corporate Partnership Agreement to bring Taiwan’s history, culture, attractions and beauties to ACTA members.   Linda Lin, the Director of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau …

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  • Youth and student travel takes center stage in Edinburgh during the Year of Young People

    Published on : Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    The 27th World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) is bringing the top buying and selling organisations from across the globe and from all aspects of youth and student travel together for trading, networking, and education in Edinburgh on 18-21 September. Organised …

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  • Alan Wardle leaves ABTA

    Published on : Monday, August 27, 2018

    Alan Wardle, ABTA’s director of public affairs has stepped down from the association after a restructure. Abta chief executive Mark Tanzer confirmed his departure stating that the changing needs of the organisation was a result of the decision to restructure. …

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  • One of Our own as Prime Minister

    Published on : Friday, August 24, 2018

    The Tourism & Transport Forum congratulates Scott Morrison on being elected Leader of the Federal Liberal Party and becoming the Commonwealth of Australia’s 30th Prime Minister.   Scott Morrison has a long, rich background in the tourism sector having held …

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  • Azerbaijan’s tourism potential will be presented at thematic exhibitions in Asia

    Published on : Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    The tourism potential of Azerbaijan will be presented at thematic exhibitions in Asia.   Nahid Bagirov, the Head of the Azerbaijan Tourism Association (AzTA) said that currently, the Association along with the State Tourism Agency is preparing to participate in two …

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  • PATA Shares The Secrets Of Storytelling With Nepal Travel Industry Professionals

    Published on : Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Travel industry professionals in Nepal are now better placed to effectively promote this idyllic destination, thanks to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the generous support of the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).     The PATA Human Capacity Building …

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