Mario Hardy

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

     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 …

  • Pata Travel Mart 2019 to be held in Kazakhstan

     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 …

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

     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 …

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

     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 …

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

     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 …

  • The Travel Corporation partners with PATA to address food waste in tourism

     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 …

  • PATA and STR to conduct training programme on data analytics

     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 …

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

     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 …

  • Asia Pacific witnessed another record year in tourism in 2017

     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 …

  • PATAcademy-HCD creates engaging video marketing campaigns

     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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