Mario Hardy

  • PATA head announces theme for 2020 : ‘ Partnerships for Tomorrow’

    Published on : Thursday, September 26, 2019

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced its theme for 2020: ‘Partnerships for Tomorrow’ which is in sync with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Developmental Goals(SDGs). PATA CEO Dr Mario Hardy during the PATA Board Meeting last week made …

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  • Pata Travel Mart 2019 to be held in Kazakhstan

    Published on : Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association has announced the PATA Travel mart 2019 will be organised in Astana, Kazakhstan in September.       The Ministry of Culture and Sports of Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Tourism National Company JSC, the …

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  • More than 646 million international arrivals in Asia Pacific , exceeds global average

    Published on : Thursday, October 11, 2018

      Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) released the Annual Travel Monitor Final Edition which states that the international visitor arrivals (IVAs) into 47 destinations in Asia Pacific increased by 5.7 percent. This brought 35 million additional arrivals to the collective …

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  • PATA Annual Summit 2020 to be held in Ras Al Khaimah

    Published on : Monday, October 8, 2018

      The Pacific Asia Travel Association CEO Dr. Mario Hardy  announced that Ras Al Khaimah will host the PATA Annual Summit 2020.   The four day event hosted by the Ras Al Khiamah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) will see international …

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  • Meet world’s 15 innovative tourism start-ups at PATA Travel Mart 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Fifteen of the most innovative start-ups have been invited to the World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018 taking place at PATA Travel Mart 2018(PTM 2018) on September 12 in Langkawi, Malaysia, where they will have a unique opportunity to pitch …

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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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  • 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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  • Ban Ki-moon motivates delegates at PATA Annual Summit 2018

    Published on : Monday, May 28, 2018

    The PATA Annual Summit 2018 (PAS 2018), under the theme ‘Building Bridges, Connecting People: How Collaboration Creates Opportunities’, commenced in Gangnueng, Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea on May 17 with 372 delegates from 182 organisations that represented 41 destinations attending the four-day …

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  • Asia Pacific witnessed another record year in tourism in 2017

    Published on : Thursday, May 10, 2018

    With a cumulative count of 636 million foreign arrivals into the region in 2017, Asia Pacific sets a new record – according to a report released today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). Covering 47 destinations across the region with eight …

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  • PATAcademy-HCD creates engaging video marketing campaigns

    Published on : Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    The 10th PATAcademy-HCD, under the theme ‘Online Video Marketing – How to create engaging online video campaigns for brand-building and sales’, takes place at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Engagement Hub in Bangkok, Thailand on June 25-26, 2018. Using interactive learning approaches and hands-on …

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • PATA launches a new food waste campaign ‘Building an Understanding For Food Excess in Tourism’

    Published on : Thursday, January 11, 2018

    Building on the success of the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017) initiative and in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), PATA, along with our project partner, Scholars of Sustenance (Thai-SOS) and knowledge partner Futouris, is launching …

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  • PATA to highlight the issue of gender equality in 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    In line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will advocate for increased gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018. As noted in the SDGs, gender equality is the primary focus of …

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  • Airbnb joins hands with PATA

    Published on : Monday, October 23, 2017

    Airbnb is currently the latest brand in the hospitality sector to join hands with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).   Dr. Mario Hardy, the chief executive of PATA mentioned that they are overjoyed to welcome Airbnb into the family …

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  • Former Vancouver tourism chief to address Vanuatu’s insights conference

    Published on : Monday, October 16, 2017

    The inaugural Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC), which takes place in Port Vila, Vanuatu on Wednesday, October 25, is set to address key opportunities and challenges facing the region’s public and private sector tourism organizations. Planned and implemented by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in …

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