Pacific Asia Travel Association

  • Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints Director of Tourism Research

    Published on : Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    Today the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) declared that they have appointed Jennifer Chun as the Director of Tourism Research of the agency and she is scheduled to commence her duties from 1st December, 2017.   George D. Szigeti, HTA president …

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  • Pacific Tourism Insights Conference assesses the future of tourism in the Pacific region

    Published on : Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    The inaugural Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC), successfully brought together over 180 delegates to explore the key influences that will drive and shape future thinking in terms of tourism marketing, destination development and the challenges of crisis and recovery in the South …

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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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  • PATA extends contract of CEO, Mario Hardy

    Published on : Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    The Executive Board of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has extended the contract of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mario Hardy for a period of three years commencing January 1, 2018. PATA Chairperson Sarah Mathews said that she is overjoyed at the fact …

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  • PATA reveals 83.7m tourists visit in Asia-Pacific

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Quarterly Tourism Monitor by the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA) reveals the international visitor arrivals to 27 Asia Pacific destinations in Q2 2017 shows a healthy combination of inbound total of 83.7m over the same period.     PATA says …

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  • PATA continues smart leadership with sustainability practices

    Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) head office team worked with guidance from EarthCheck, a leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for the travel and tourism industry, in the collection and collation of relevant operational data on daily practices …

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  • IGLTA Foundation partners with PATA to arrange conference scholarship

    Published on : Friday, March 31, 2017

    The IGLTA Foundation has entered into a partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association with an aim to offer a special opportunity for a tourism student from Nepal to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 34th Annual Global …

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  • PATA publishes international visitor forecasts for 2017-2021

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has come up with an estimate of international visitor demand across several travel locales in the Asia Pacific region.   This report is scheduled to be released in April.   And, it also contains …

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  • PATA introduces Young Tourism Professional student membership category

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is ready to launch a membership category for students who are a part of the Association’s motto to support Young Tourism Professionals (YTPs).   Students between the ages 18 and 35 who are enrolled …

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  • Hawaii economist claims tourist arrivals might fall in 2017

    Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017

    The economic growth of Hawaii is gradually decelerating even though the regional tourism industry has been witnessing record numbers.   One of the leading economists of the state said that the visitor arrivals might slump this year simply due to …

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  • PATA Reiterates Its Commitment To The Right To Travel

    Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reiterates its commitment to the right to travel as stated in Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.   The Association recognises that each country has the responsibility to ensure the safety …

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  • Guam witnesses a record high of 1.53 million tourists in 2016

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Last year, over 1.53 million tourists had visited the island of Guam surpassing the tourism records of any year. This is because the tourism industry of the island had begun more than four decades ago.   The South Korean market …

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  • PATA signs MoU with South Pacific Tourism Organization

    Published on : Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    A landmark agreement has been signed by the Pacific Asia Travel Association  or PATA with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO). The goal of SPTO is to promote and systematically develop the concept of sustainable tourism across a large number …

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  • Bangladesh hopes to host PATA Travel Mart soon

    Published on : Saturday, November 26, 2016

    A one-day international tourism conference was conducted in Bangladesh yesterday that witnessed discussions by top travel industry experts, with a common aim of unlocking the true potential of Cox’s Bazar as a premiere tourism destination.   The conference has been …

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  • US tourists to be top spenders in Asia-Pacific by 2020

    Published on : Saturday, September 3, 2016

    US travellers have been dominating tourism spending in the region of Asia-Pacific, having spent about $231.6 billion in 2015. It seems that they would retain this leading position till as long as 2020.   The Pacific Asia Travel Association has …

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  • PATA shows leadership in sustainability practices

    Published on : Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), located in Bangkok, Thailand, has achieved Silver-level Sustainability Certification by EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for the travel and tourism industry. The official certificate handover ceremony took place during …

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  • PATA Signs Partnership Agreement with Universe

    Published on : Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with Uniiverse Collaborative Lifestyle, Inc. (Universe), the social marketplace for events. Under the terms of the agreement, PATA will use the Universe event management platform …

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  • PATA Launches the Tourism InSPIRE Awards 2015 to Recognise Sustainability in Tourism

    Published on : Friday, September 18, 2015

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Tourism InSPIRE Awards 2015 to recognise organisations and businesses that demonstrate excellence in social, environmental, and economic sustainability in tourism. The deadline to submit applications is …

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  • Slovenian Tourist Board: newest Member of Pacific Asia Travel Association

    Published on : Thursday, July 2, 2015

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is delighted to publicize that the Slovenian Tourist Board has joined PATA as its newest National Tourism Organisation (NTO) member.   The Slovenian Tourist Board, the tourism division under the SPIRIT Slovenia, is tasked …

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