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The Pacific Asia Travel Association predicts one billion foreign arrivals into Asia Pacific

In the next five years, Asia Pacific is solidly preparing itself to welcome close to one billion international visitor arrivals (IVAs). This is one of the prime forecasts from the Executive Summary of the Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2020-2024, unveiled …

  • Women’s empowerment in tourism, central theme of the ministerial meeting of the Americas

    Published on : Monday, April 16, 2018

    The 63rd meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the National Tourism Secretariat of Paraguay (Asunción, 12-13 April 2018), highlighted the importance of advancing towards greater gender equity in tourism …

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  • LGBTQA Team Canada Athletes & Olympians Support a Significant ‘Voyage’

    Published on : Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Voyage, the signature fundraising event for the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association’s philanthropic Foundation, will have added luster this year thanks to the attendance of a special group of LGBTQ and ally Team Canada athletes and Olympians: Rosie Cossar …

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  • Nigerian President to inaugurate the 61st meeting of the UNWTO/Commission for Africa

    Published on : Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari is expected to inaugurate the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO/Commission for Africa (UNWTO/CAF), which would take place from June 4-6 in Abuja.   Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed said this yesterday in …

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  • IGLTA Foundation partners with Pacific Asia Travel Association for conference scholarship

    Published on : Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    The IGLTA Foundation has partnered with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to provide a unique opportunity for a Hong Kong Polytechnic University tourism student to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 35th Annual Global Convention, set for …

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  • HBAA members to the fore in National Venue Awards shortlists

    Published on : Monday, April 9, 2018

    An outstanding feature of the finalists for the National Venue Awards is the predominance of HBAA members on the shortlists.   21 HBAA members are finalists and between them they have achieved 28 nominations in 15 widely varied different categories …

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  • Croatia Airlines and TAP express operated by Portugália Airlines join the ERA Board

    Published on : Monday, April 9, 2018

    ERA (European Regions Airline Association*) is delighted to announce its three new board members; Jasmin Bajić, Croatia Airlines, and Valter Fernandes, TAP express operated by Portugália Airlines, representing regular airline members, and Patrick Edmond, Shannon Airport as an airport representative. …

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  • Messi appointed ambassador for responsible tourism by the World Tourism Organization

    Published on : Monday, April 9, 2018

    Considered by many the best football player of all times, Lionel Messi joins the World Tourism Organization to promote the value of responsible tourism. The UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, appointed Messi as UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism this Saturday at …

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  • Barbadian cryptocurrency firm partners with Caribbean Tourism Organization to

    Published on : Friday, April 6, 2018

    In order to boost the travel and tourism industry, a local Barbadian block chain technology company has set to play a key role to track the visitor spend and improve in global competitiveness.     The Hastings, Christ Church-based Bitt, …

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  • Skal International-USA join hands with other travel industry advocates

    Published on : Thursday, April 5, 2018

    A delegation of tourism leaders representing Skal International-USA collaborated with other travel industry advocates for upholding key issues facing the growth and health of one of America’s economic engines at Destination Capitol Hill, organized by the U.S. Travel Association.   …

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  • MATTA Supports Domestic Airfares Be Capped During Peak Seasons

    Published on : Tuesday, April 3, 2018

    The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) supports the Ministry of Transport’s initiative to put a cap on domestic airfares, as astronomical high fares during peak seasons have placed a heavy burden on the rakyat.   MATTA President …

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  • Nigerian travel agencies look for national carriers to push aviation & tourism

    Published on : Friday, March 30, 2018

    Nigerian travel agencies have reiterated the urgency for a national carrier to boost air travel and tourism growth in the country. At the 42nd annual general meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the group, under the aegis of the National …

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  • Experts speak at the TAAI convention in Srinagar

    Published on : Friday, March 30, 2018

    To boost tourism, Kashmir needs to give importance to civic infrastructure and build institutional framework within tourism industry so that it helps local economy and the common people. This was recommended by the experts and delegates at TAAI convention in …

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  • PATA appoints Trevor Weltman as Chief of Staff

    Published on : Thursday, March 29, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Mr. Trevor Weltman as Chief of Staff effective April 2, 2018. Reporting to PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy, he will be responsible for planning, managing, coordinating and executing the Association’s various activities. Dr. Hardy said …

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  • MATATO President Abdulla Ghiyas named 2018 PATA Face of the Future

    Published on : Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    Abdulla Ghiyas, President of the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) – one of the most active NGOs in the Maldives dedicated to fostering and promoting the sub industry of local travel agents, is today named as …

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  • Hospitality brands & their upcoming business brand

    Published on : Thursday, March 22, 2018

    The basic of the hospitality industry are showing all signs of growth. As per the UN’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), arrivals in terms of overseas tourists are expected to rise by over 3 percent every year to reach 1.8 billion …

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  • PATA Renews Partnership With comScore

    Published on : Thursday, March 22, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has renewed its preferred partnership with comScore, a leading cross-platform measurement company that measures audiences, brands and consumer behaviour everywhere.   PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “Data is increasingly essential in today’s business …

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  • PATA renews partnership with comScore

    Published on : Thursday, March 22, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has renewed its preferred partnership with comScore, a leading cross-platform measurement company that measures audiences, brands and consumer behaviour everywhere.   PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said that data is increasingly essential in today’s …

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  • ERA Media Briefing covers key issues and priorities for aviation

    Published on : Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    ERA Media Briefing provides a great opportunity for media to discuss current aviation issues in Europe and learn about the association’s work. To begin the briefing, ERA’s President Andrew Kelly welcomed the media and discussed the important role ERA plays …

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  • ACTA announces the addition of MemberPerks to the ACTA Membership Card Program

    Published on : Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) is announcing that they have selected Venngo as its Member Card Program partner. Through this partnership Venngo will support the enhancement of ACTA’s Membership card Program by delivering additional savings that were not …

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  • PATA Gold Awards 2018 Open For Submissions

    Published on : Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    Tourism industry organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the 2018 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards. The deadline for submissions …

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