TRAVEL ASSOCIATION NEWS

  • PATA Gold Awards 2021 open for submissions

     Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    Organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel and tourism industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the PATA Gold Awards 2021. The deadline for submissions is May 28, 2021. …

  • ABTA – The Travel Association responds to the Budget

     Saturday, March 6, 2021

    ABTA has responded to the Chancellor’s Budget statement today, welcoming the extension of general business support measures, but saying that travel companies without retail premises must also be eligible for financial support. Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of ABTA – The …

  • U.S. Travel Reacts to Latest Job Figures

     Saturday, March 6, 2021

    The U.S. Leisure & Hospitality sector gained 355,000 jobs in February and the industry’s unemployment rate now stands at 13.5%—compared with 379,000 jobs gained and a 6.2% unemployment rate for the overall economy, according to the monthly employment report released …

  • USTOA Tour Operators Offer Wildlife Encounters Around the World

     Friday, March 5, 2021

    Observing animals in their habitats around the world can be a life changing experience for not just animal lovers but intrepid travelers of any age. Tour operator members of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) are committed to offering …

  • Surayyal Hizmi named 2021 PATA Face of the Future

     Thursday, March 4, 2021

    Surayyal Hizmi, Lecturer Advisor of the PATA Lombok Tourism Polytechnic Student Chapter, is today named as the 2021 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open to young tourism professionals in the Asia Pacific region. “This …

  • U.S. Travel Lauds Confirmation of Raimondo

     Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo: “Sec. Raimondo brings strong leadership to a Cabinet agency that will be pivotal to an important and difficult …

  • U.S. Travel Reacts to COVID Relief Bill

     Monday, March 1, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the COVID relief package advancing through Congress: “The relief package includes several provisions that will help accelerate the travel industry’s recovery …

  • Beth Potter appointed President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada

     Friday, February 26, 2021

    Beth Potter has been appointed the new President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), commencing from March 15, 2021. She is a recognised leader and comes with more than 30 years of experience in the not-for-profit and tourism …

  • ABTA’s response to the Prime Minister’s roadmap on easing lockdown restrictions

     Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    The Travel Association has responded to the Prime Minister’s announcement today on a roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions. Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of ABTA – The Travel Association said: “The Prime Minister’s announcement today sets an ambition to get people …

  • Suzanne Neufang Named Executive Director of GBTA

     Monday, February 22, 2021

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the worldwide leader in education, research, networking, and advocacy for the business travel industry, proudly announces the hiring of Suzanne Neufang as its next Executive Director, leading the combined GBTA and the Association of …

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