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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 …

  • India is world’s fastest growing major business travel market

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced the results of its latest GBTA BTI™ Outlook – India report, a semi-annual analysis that relates unfolding economic events at home and abroad …

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  • PATA and Microsoft collaboration paves way for digital transformation in tourism industry

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced a collaboration with Microsoft that is designed to improve tourism data collection and develop advanced analytics that help travel industry operators better serve their customers.   Experts from PATA and Microsoft will …

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  • GBTA Commends Confirmation of Elaine Chao as New Transportation Secretary

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, commends the Senate for the confirmation of Elaine Chao as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The following statement can be attributed to …

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  • Tourism’s Future is Australia’s Best Asset

    Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Australia’s export tourism industry is now more valuable to the national economy than coal or rural exports, and with international tourism spending growing at more than 10% a year the future looks extraordinary.“Australia’s tourism success has been long and sustained …

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  • American Adds Weekend Summer Service to Charlotte from BGR

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    American Airlines will start summer service from Bangor International Airport to Charlotte-Douglas International starting June 3th. The service will be operated once daily on Saturdays through August 19th.   Tony Caruso, Airport Director commented, “BGR is very excited about American’s …

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  • UNWTO Lifetime Achievement Award Pays Tribute To The Founders Of Lonely Planet

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    Tony Wheeler and Maureen Wheeler, founders of the widely-known Lonely Planet Publications have received the 13th UNWTO Lifetime Achievement Award. The prize is conferred every year to individuals with visionary leadership and significant contributions to the global tourism sector.   …

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  • World Food Travel Association Announces 2017 FoodTrekking World Travel Trade Convention

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    The World Food Travel Association , the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism, today announced the speaker lineup for its 2017 FoodTrekking World convention, taking place April 2-4, 2017, in Portland, Oregon, USA. Eight world-class, inspirational speakers and leaders in food …

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  • Statement from GBTA on the Visa Waiver Program and Senator Schumer’s Comments on the Today Show

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    On the Today Show this morning, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) claimed that the Visa Waiver Program “allows people from France, Belgium – places where there are known terrorists – to come in no questions asked.”   This is …

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  • U.S. Travel Association Reacts to Executive Orders

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on executive orders signed Friday by President Trump:   “People all over the world want to visit the U.S. and the U.S. travel community strongly supports efforts to …

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  • Belarus to launch 5-day visa-free policy for travellers from 80 countries

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    UNWTO has expressed its full support to the decision of the Government of Belarus to launch the 5-day visa-free policy that will be applicable to travellers from 80 countries. The measure aims at advancing seamless travel and attracting visitors, particularly …

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  • UNWTO states tourism witnessed 3.9% growth in 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation , UNWTO said in its last report that the demand for international tourism continued to remain quite strong in the year 2016 though there have been several challenges.   This organization said that the …

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  • Tomorrow’s 2017 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade to usher in the Year

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the 2017 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade will be held at 8pm tomorrow (28 January) in Tsim Sha Tsui. It is one of the main HKTB events commemorating the 20 th …

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  • U.S. Travel Reacts to Border Security Executive Order

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement:   “Without security there can be no travel, and the American travel community strongly supports efforts to ensure all of the country’s entry points are secure. For that …

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  • U.S. Travel Welcomes Kelly DHS Confirmation

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement congratulating Gen. John Kelly on his confirmation as Homeland Security Secretary by the U.S. Senate:   “The U.S. travel community applauds the Senate’s confirmation of General John Kelly …

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  • IATA, UNCTAD collaborate to boost global adoption of cargo messaging standards

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced that IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard has now been fully integrated into ASYCUDAWorld, the UNCTAD automated customs management system used by 90 countries worldwide …

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  • AHLA – Alis Award Winners Announced

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    At the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) awards presentations today, executives and companies responsible for the most influential hotel industry deals in 2016 were honored with prestigious ALIS awards. Nominees are considered for the awards based on outstanding business performance …

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  • EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky and Director Luc Tytgat meet with the ERA Board

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    The European Regions Airline Association* (ERA) Board members met with EASA’s Executive Director Patrick Ky and Safety & Strategy Director Luc Tytgat on 23 and 24 January to discuss aviation safety matters and the work of EASA. At the meeting …

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  • ACI-NA Congratulates Kelly on DHS Confirmation

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated retired Marine General John F. Kelly on his confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Secretary …

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  • SITA appoints global leaders in Singapore

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    SITA, the air transport IT provider, today announced the appointment of Sumesh Patel as SITA President Asia Pacific. He will be responsible for developing and driving the strategic direction for SITA in the region.   Sumesh is a global leader …

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  • Cruise Lines International Association joins hands with PTANA

    Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has recently announced that it has formed an alliance with the Professional Travel Agents of North America (PTANA) organization. PTANA, which was formed in 2009, has joined CLIA as a 2017 Premier Member and has …

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