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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 …

  • PATA Gold Awards 2018 now 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 is May 11, …

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  • Dr. Liu of China reappointed as the Secretary General of ICAO

    Published on : Monday, March 19, 2018

    Another UN tourism related agency is under Chinese leadership. The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has reappointed Dr. Fang Liu of China as the Secretary General of the UN Specialized Agency for a second three-year term, which …

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  • Pacific Asia Travel Association and PayPal collaborates

    Published on : Friday, March 16, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome global technology platform and digital payments company PayPal Holdings, Inc. as its newest industry member.   “As we are moving towards an exponential future at an unprecedented speed, it is …

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  • PATA explores SDGs in the sphere of youth, tourism in the Asia Pacific

    Published on : Friday, March 16, 2018

    University students along with representatives from the travel and tourism industry came together at the Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism Workshop to examine how the industry can help in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Asia-Pacific Youth and Sustainable Tourism …

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  • PATA introduces youth component of food waste campaign, “BUFFET for Youth”

    Published on : Thursday, March 15, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the “BUFFET for Youth”. The announcement was made yesterday by PATA Young Tourism Professional (YTP) Ambassador, Ms JC Wong, and PATA Sustainability and Social Responsibility Associate, Ms. Veronika Forstmeier, at …

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  • PATA Launches Youth Component Of Food Waste Campaign, “BUFFET For Youth”

    Published on : Thursday, March 15, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the “BUFFET for Youth”. The announcement was made yesterday by PATA Young Tourism Professional (YTP) Ambassador, Ms JC Wong, and PATA Sustainability and Social Responsibility Associate, Ms. …

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  • HSMAI Asia Pacific Global Revenue Optimization Conference

    Published on : Wednesday, March 14, 2018

     For the first time in its history, the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will host its Revenue Optimization Conference (ROC) in a total of five major cities around the world in 2018: Amsterdam, Singapore, Houston, Sao Paolo, and Dubai. …

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  • UK Sees 7.3% Increase in Visitor Numbers

    Published on : Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    On the eve of English Tourism Week, the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) announced its members’ visitor figures for 2017 today (Friday, March 16, 2018), which saw an average increase of 7.3% on 2016 visitor numbers to UK attractions. …

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  • Seychelles Tourism Board collaborates with Qatar to boost the tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) is in collaboration with Qatar Airways to take part in Travel & Adventure Show in Los Angeles, USA.     This partnership helps in intensifying efforts to promote the destination in the aviation and tourism …

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  • PATA welcomes PayPal as its brand new industry member

    Published on : Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to welcome global technology platform and digital payments company PayPal Holdings, Inc. as its newest industry member.   PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said that as they are progressing towards an exponential future at an …

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  • Hills Balfour announced acquisition by MMGY Global

    Published on : Friday, March 9, 2018

      Hills Balfour has collaborated with MMGY Global, the world’s largest integrated marketing company specialising in travel and hospitality.     The merger includes Hills Balfour’s offices across London and Dubai, significantly expanding MMGY Global’s footprint. It brings the agency’s …

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  • Message by UNWTO Secretary General on the occasion of International Women´s Day

    Published on : Thursday, March 8, 2018

    Tourism can be a leading promulgator of gender equality as it offers a wide range of jobs for women, particularly in developing regions and rural areas where women still face major hardships. Indeed, there are many destinations around the world …

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  • Ban Ki-moon will be keynote speaker at PATA Annual Summit 2018

    Published on : Thursday, March 8, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is proud to announce that former Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, is set to be the opening keynote speaker at the PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018).  The event, generously hosted by the Korea Tourism …

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  • ITB China becomes official partner event of EU- China Tourism Year (ECTY)

    Published on : Saturday, March 3, 2018

    In the official EU-China Tourism Year, ITB China, taking place from 16 to 18 May 2018 in Shanghai, becomes an official partner event of the ECTY (EU-China Tourism Year). A corresponding agreement was signed in February 2018 by Mr Eduardo …

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  • Finland is the partner destination for ITB China 2018

    Published on : Thursday, March 1, 2018

      The focus of ITB China, the travel industry event taking place in Shanghai from May 16th -18th will be on its partner destination Finland.     David Axiotis, general manager ITB China said that Finland has proven that it …

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  • Sunwing Travel Group signs a deal with Planet Hollywood Create Partnership

    Published on : Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    Sunwing Travel Group, North America’s largest vertically integrated travel company, has signed a deal with iconic lifestyle brand Planet Hollywood to dramatically increase the footprint of Planet Hollywood’s hotel operations globally. Initially, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica will open …

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  • Martin Nydegger has been chosen as new CEO of Switzerland Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    The Board of Directors of Switzerland Tourism appointed Martin Nydegger as the new CEO in January 2018. The Federal Council approved this decision at a meeting held in September 2017. The selection committee of the ST Board of Directors made …

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  • MATTA Set Up Working Committee For Visit Malaysia Year 2020

    Published on : Tuesday, February 27, 2018

    The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has set up a Working Committee to lend greater focus and momentum in line with Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2020. The working committee will look into overseas promotion, hosting oversea travel agents to do …

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  • PATA seeks adventure in a new era in Al Ain, UAE

    Published on : Friday, February 23, 2018

    The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2018 began on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) with 180 delegates from 33 countries in attendance for the three-day niche event.   The event, …

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  • Dubai tourism and hospitality sector shows lot of growth

    Published on : Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Hotel room supply in Dubai is expected to reach 132,000 by the end of 2019 with the hospitality sector recording strong growth and occupied room nights expected to reach 35.5 million next year. While occupied room nights is set to …

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