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February 03, 2016
PATA Report Illustrates That Tourism Flourishes When Peace Prevails

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has published a research report that examines the link between peace and tourism. Through international visitor arrival (IVA) data and short historical perspectives the study examines how peace,...
January 28, 2016
PATA and Routes Asia To Explore Impact of Aviation Boom On Asia Pacific Tourism

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Routes Asia are bringing together industry leaders from Boeing, Amadeus IT Pacific and Digital Jungle to discuss how Asia Pacific tourism will benefit from a thriving aviation industry over the...
January 14, 2016
PATA: Dynamic Range of International Speakers Confirmed For AT&RTCM 2016

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered a dynamic range of international speakers from around the world to share their insights and knowledge at the upcoming Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 ...
November 03, 2015
Montenegro Tourism Taps Into PATA Expertise

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) this week welcomes the National Tourism Organisation of Montenegro as a new government member. The announcement was made by PATA CEO Mr Mario Hardy at the Association's annual Aligned Advocacy Dinn...
November 02, 2015
GBTA: Chinese Business Travelers Spend $110 Billion USD On Meetings & Events In China

In the first-ever assessment of China's Meeting, Incentive, Convention, & Exhibition (MICE) market, the GBTA Foundation found a total of 138.5 million domestic trips were taken for MICE purposes and MICE business travelers spent a total of ...
November 02, 2015
Successful UNWTO/PATA Forum Held In Guilin, China

The 9th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Guilin, China successfully ended on October 21, 2015. The two-day conference, under the theme "Tourism and the Experience Economy" was organised by the P...
October 21, 2015
ACTE and CAPA Announce Cooperation: 9 Educational Forums and Travel Summits For Australasia Market In 2016

Two global organisations - one respected for the scope of its programme content and the other renowned for the depth of strategic aviation and travel intelligence and data - will provide nine major Corporate Travel Summits in the Australasi...
October 20, 2015
PATA Pushes To Make New Global Insights Conference An Annual Event

The PATA Global Insights Conference could become an annual fixture in the international events calendar. That is the view of Mario Hardy, CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), who described last week's event in Auckland as a 'remarka...
October 20, 2015
Albay, Philippines and Thekkady, Kerala, India Named PATA CEO Challenge 2015 Top Destinations

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is honoured to announce the winners of the inaugural US$1 million PATA CEO Challenge 2015. The province of Albay, Philippines has been awarded the Top Destination Award in the category of Region...
October 01, 2015
Philippine Tourism Secretary To Open PATA New Frontiers Forum 2015

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced that Hon. Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr., Secretary of the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT), will deliver the opening address during the PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2015 at the Ori...
September 22, 2015
PATA To Focus On Tourism Resilience

In response to the recent increase in frequency of both natural and man-made disasters, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is inviting organisations to share their knowledge relating to tourism resilience on sustain.pata.org, the As...
September 17, 2015
PATA Launches The Tourism InSPIRE Awards 2015 To Recognise Sustainability In Tourism

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the launch of the Tourism InSPIRE Awards 2015 to recognise organisations and businesses that demonstrate excellence in social, environmental, and economic sustainability in tourism. T...
September 16, 2015
China To Host 22nd UNWTO General Assembly

China will be the host of the next UNWTO General Assembly, as decided by 21st UNWTO General Assembly (Medellín, Colombia, 15 September 2015). The 22nd Session of the Assembly, the most important global meeting of senior tourism officials...
September 08, 2015
Bangalore Welcomes Delegates To PATA Travel Mart 2015

PATA Travel Mart 2015 (PTM2015) officially opened in Bangalore, India on the evening of September 6, 2015, with the official PTM2015 Opening Ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The Mart, generously hosted by the...
September 08, 2015
PATA Events Calendar Takes Shape With More Venues Confirmed For 2017/18

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the host destinations for three major events in 2017 and 2018. The announcement follows the endorsement of all three venues by the Association's Executive Board during a meeting in Ba...
August 26, 2015
ACTE Global Travel Conference Opens In Hong Kong

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives' Global Travel Conference opened in Hong Kong today to the largest audience of business travel managers and high volume travel experts ever assembled in the Asian market. Whilst the world holds...
August 04, 2015
UNWTO Welcomes China's Decision To Make Tourism A Tool To Fight Poverty

UNWTO welcomes the recent decision of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development of China to promote rural tourism as an effective means to fight povert...
July 21, 2015
GBTA/CWT: 2016 Global Travel Price Outlook Reveals Six Global Hot Spots For Business Travel

New research identifies six hot spots - India, China, Colombia, Mexico, Singapore and Australia - where increased business travel demand is driving significant air price increases. This is despite global air travel prices displaying signs t...
July 14, 2015
PATA and The Global Sustainable Tourism Council To Conduct Sustainable Tourism Training

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will host a Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) three-day intensive sustainable tourism-training programme at the PATA Engagement Hub in Bangkok from September 15-17, 2015. Tourism and en...
July 14, 2015
Horwath HTL and PATA Announce Partnership For PATA Investment Forum

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and hospitality consulting firm, Horwath HTL, today announced a joint partnership for the organisation of the PATA Investment Forum taking place prior to PATA Travel Mart 2015, in Bangalore, India,...
July 09, 2015
PATA Report Puts A Focus On Indigenous Tourism & Human Rights In Asia and the Pacific Region

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) recognises the various pressures and threats that many global Indigenous communities face and in collaboration with the World Indigenous Tourism Al...
July 02, 2015
Slovenian Tourist Board Joins PATA As Newest Member

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced 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 Sloven...
June 25, 2015
UNWTO: Silk Road Tourism Ministers Commit To Travel Facilitation and Closer Marketing Cooperation

The 7th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism agreed to advance travel facilitation, promote a "Visit the Silk Road" Programme and step up efforts to develop tourism routes and enhance human resources. (Xi'an, China 18-20 June 20...
June 25, 2015
Experience A Trip of A Lifetime At The SITE Global Conference 2015 In India

New Delhi, India is the host for this year's SITE Global Conference, 23-25 October. It is the one time of the year when the global incentive travel community comes together to network and celebrate the incentive travel industry, while also ...
June 10, 2015
PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2015 To Be Held In Albay, Legazpi, Philippines

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will organise the newly re-branded PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2015 (formerly the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference 2015) from November 25-27, 2015 at the Oriental Hotel...
May 19, 2015
Bangalore, Karnataka, India To Host PATA Travel Mart 2015

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold the 38th PATA Travel Mart 2015 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India on September 6-8, 2015 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC). The Mart is being generously hosted by the D...
May 13, 2015
PATA Annual Summit 2016 To Be Held In Tumon, Guam

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is organising the PATA Annual Summit 2016 at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort in Tumon, Guam in May. The Summit, hosted by the Guam Visitors Bureau, will include a one-day conference, the PATA Youth Sym...
May 13, 2015
PATA Honours Industry Leaders at PATA Annual Summit 2015

On the evening of April 24, 2015 at the PATA Annual Summit 2015, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) honoured several industry leaders at the PATA Annual Summit 2015 Welcome Dinner and PATA Awards Presentation for their outstanding c...
May 08, 2015
PATA Elects New Executive Board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the election of Kevin B. Murphy, President & CEO, Asiawide Hospitality Solutions (AHS), Hong Kong SAR & Thailand, as Chairman of the PATA Executive Board. Mr Murphy replaces W. Scott ...
May 04, 2015
Successful PATA Annual Summit 2015 Held In Leshan, Sichuan, China

The PATA Annual Summit 2015, held at the Hong Zhu Shan Hotel in Leshan, Sichuan, China, successfully ended on Sunday, April 26. The event was organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), co-hosted by the Leshan, Municipal People...
April 18, 2015
More Than 300 Delegates Expected At The PATA Annual Summit 2015 In Leshan, Sichuan, China

From April 23-26, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold the PATA Annual Summit 2015 in Leshan, Sichuan, China. More than 300 international and local delegates are expected to be in attendance, including representatives from t...
April 16, 2015
PATA: Asia Pacific Foreign Arrivals Count To Reach 547 Million In 2015

Asia Pacific destinations stand to welcome 33 million more foreign arrivals in 2015 over those of 2014, lifting the expected total inbound volume to around 547 million by the end of the year. This is according to Volume I of the annual P...
April 07, 2015
Registration Is Open for SITE Global Conference 2015 In New Delhi, India

Registration is open for the SITE Global Conference 2015, 23-25 October in New Delhi, India. The conference will bring together professionals from the global incentive travel industry to build their business networks and take part in a valu...
March 16, 2015
ACTE Names Tracy Greer As Regional Manager For Australasia

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives has named Tracy Greer as its new manager for the Australasia region, effective 16 March. According to ACTE's Executive Director Greeley Koch, Greer's qualifications are perfectly suited for the...
March 12, 2015
High Profile Speakers Confirmed For PATA Annual Summit 2015

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered together key industry thought leaders from around the world to share their insights and knowledge during the PATA Annual Summit 2015, hosted by the Leshan Municipal People's Government...
March 06, 2015
PATA Visitor Arrival Forecasts: Asia Pacific Maintaining Its Growth Potential To 2019

International Visitor Arrivals to Asia Pacific destinations will continue their growth momentum over the next five years, according to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Visitor Arrivals Forecasts for the period 2015 to 2019. Pre...
March 04, 2015
PATA Launches New Microsite For Knowledge Sharing and Resources On Sustainability

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today launched its new microsite, . The site, a new online tool for information on sustainable and socially responsible tr...
February 18, 2015
ICCA International Meetings Foundation Seminarisa Sell Out

The inaugural ICCA International Meetings Foundation Seminar(IMFS) formerly known as Forum for Young Professionals will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 22 - 23 February 2015, prior to the Asia-Pacific Incentiv...
February 17, 2015
Tourism Industry Association New Zealand and PATA Join Forces

The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will focus on four main areas of co-operation: - the sharing of information and insig...
February 12, 2015
New Book From PATA Life Member Joseph A. McInerney: Change Is The New Status Quo

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the release of a new title from PATA Life Member, Joseph A. McInerney, a leader and expert in the international hospitality and lodging industry. In the book, titled Change is the New...
January 13, 2015
Successful PATA Hub City Forum Held In Chengdu, China

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Chengdu Culture & Tourism Development Group co-hosted the 2014 PATA Hub City Forum: Chengdu at the Sichuan Jinjiang Hotel in Chengdu, China on December 22, 2014. The purpose of the forum was...
January 07, 2015
PATA Annual Summit 2015 To Be Held In Leshan, Sichuan, China

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is organising the PATA Annual Summit 2015 at the Hong Zhu Shan Hotel in Leshan, Sichuan, China from April 23-26, 2015. The Summit, hosted by the Leshan Municipal People's Government, includes a one...
December 09, 2014
GBTA Foundation: Data Helps Asia Pacific, European Travel Managers Save Money

The majority of Travel Managers in Asia Pacific (61 percent), believe their organization is successful in utilizing travel data for decision making, such as evaluating compliance and vendor selection, which can lead to cost saving solutions...
December 04, 2014
Speakers Announced For The PATA AT&RTC and Mart 2015 In Bhutan

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is bringing together a dynamic line up of international speakers for the upcoming PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2015 (AT&RTCM 2015) in Thimphu, Bhutan on Februar...
November 24, 2014
GBTA Foundation Significantly Upgrades Business Travel Outlook For India

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation today announced the results of its second GBTA BTI Outlook -- India report, a semi-annual analysis that relates unfolding economic events at home and abroad to their resulting impacts...
November 20, 2014
PATA Annual Tourism Monitor 2014 Final Edition Now Available

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced that the Annual Tourism Monitor (ATM) 2014 Final Edition is now available. Following the release of the Early Edition this year, the Final Edition includes updated and additional tour...
November 16, 2014
4th Dimension; CAPA Airfare Report For Delegates To ACTE Global Travel Conference In Australia

All delegates to the Association of Corporate Travel Executives' Global Travel Conference in Sydney (8-9 December 2014) will receive a copy of the Interim Australian Aviation and Airfare Analysis. Jointly produced by 4th Dimension, the new ...
November 10, 2014
PATA mPOWERs Tourism Malaysia

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced a new partnership with Tourism Malaysia for the development TMmPOWER, a new PATAmPOWER white-label software platform and next gen business decision-making tool that aggregates travel ...
November 03, 2014
PATA Organizes Forum On Patterns & Trends of China Self-Driving Tourism

On September 28, 2014, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) organized the Forum on Patterns & Trends of China Self-driving Tourism in Leshan, Sichuan. Guided by the Sichuan Provincial People's Government and China Tourism Automobile a...
October 30, 2014
GBTA Foundation Forecasts China Business Travel Spend To See Double Digit Increases In 2014, 2015

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 -- China report, a semi-annual analysis that relates unfolding economic e...
October 24, 2014
New Look PATA.org

PATA will launch the new look PATA.org on November 1st. @PATATravelNews
October 10, 2014
HSMAI Asia Pacific: Technology Is Impacting The Role of Sales In Hotels

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Asia Pacific's 10th Annual AsiaConnect Conference was held in Singapore on September 3, 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Conference Center. At the conference, a Keky...
October 10, 2014
Five Exciting Destinations for SITE Events In 2015

SITE has revealed the dates for their 2015 events being hosted in destinations in Asia, Europe and North America. "The destinations for the 2015 events are representative of SITE's member diversity and the global expansion and growth of...
October 01, 2014
SITE 2015 Board of Directors Represents Association's Global Diversity

SITE is pleased to present the incentive travel industry leaders who will serve on the International Board of Directors effective 1 January 2015. SITE President 2015, Rhonda Brewer commented, "SITE is extremely fortunate to have such a s...
September 29, 2014
HSMAI Asia Pacific: How Mobile Technology Can Transform A Travellers' Experience

HSMAI's 10th Annual AsiaConnect Conference was held in Singapore on September 3, 2014. Ani Bhalekar, mobility solutions expert at Accenture Digital who delivered a keynote on 'Tapping the Growth of the Mobility Marketplace' to help hospital...
September 23, 2014
Celebration of PATA Grand and Gold Awards at the PATA Travel Mart Cambodia

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) proudly presented the PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2014 to 21 separate organisations and individuals at a special luncheon on Friday, September 19, 2014, at Koh Pich City Hall, during the PATA Travel...
September 23, 2014
PATA Panel At 6th ASEAN Investment Forum

On Thursday, September 18, 2014, a Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) panel marked the opening session of the 6th ASEAN Tourism Investment Forum, during an afternoon of meaningful discussions on the future of tourism in the region. ...
September 19, 2014
PATA Travel Mart 2014 In Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The PATA Travel Mart 2014 (PTM2014) opened yesterday in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with over 1,000 delegates from close to 60 countries around the world joining the annual networking event organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) ...
September 18, 2014
Phnom Penh Declaration Accepted & Endorsed In Support of Community Based Tourism Development

Royal Government of Cambodia, in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the Univer...
September 15, 2014
PATA Foundation To Host Inaugural Gala Dinner At GTEF 2014

The PATA Foundation, in conjunction with the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF), will host the Inaugural PATA Foundation Gala Dinner on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Galaxy Macau. Under the theme of "Today's Vision, Tomorrow's Action," ...
September 15, 2014
UNWTO: International Tourism Up By 5% In The First Half Of The Year

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists between January and June 2014, 22 million m...
September 10, 2014
PATA Supporting Partner of Brisbane G20 Venture

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a supporting partner of the Brisbane Global Cafe -- Tourism's New Frontiers, ahead of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane. The week-long events in Brisbane, Australia will take place from Novemb...
August 07, 2014
ACTE CSR Program Focuses On Helping People - The Ultimate Travel Service

Corporate Social Responsibility is often perceived as environmental sustainability in a world driven by global economies and international development. CSR starts with people at the Association of Corporate Travel Executives. In Asia, ACTE ...
August 07, 2014
ACTE Asia Corporate Travel Conference Participation Up By 20 Percent

Looking through a ballroom packed with 437 delegates representing companies in 26 countries, Greeley Koch, executive director for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, had one word to describe the success of the group's Asia Corpo...
July 28, 2014
PATA Elects New Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the election of W. Scott Supernaw, Tauck, Inc., as Chairman of the Executive Board of PATA. Mr Supernaw replaces Joao Manuel Costa Antunes who has served as Chairman of PATA since Apr...
July 17, 2014
PATA Announces 2014 Grand and Gold Award Winners

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the winners of the 2014 PATA Grand and Gold Awards. Proudly supported and sponsored by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) for the last 19 years, this year's awards recognise t...
July 16, 2014
PATA Launches Conference On Community Development Through Tourism

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia have announced the launch of The International Conference on Community Development Through Tourism (ICCDT), held in conjunction with PATA Travel Mart 2014 (P...
July 16, 2014
PATA, CBI, and Travelife Begin Promotion of Sustainable Tourism In Asia

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), The Netherlands Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), and Travelife have kicked off their co-operation with a series of training courses for tour operators and advis...
July 03, 2014
SITE Changes Name To Society For Incentive Travel Excellence

Since 1973, when SITE was founded as the Society of Incentive Travel Executives, the association's mission has been to serve as a source of expertise, knowledge, and professional connections that enhance and sustain professional growth and ...
June 17, 2014
Newly Appointed GBTA Operations Manager Prepares For Growth In China

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced the appointment of Maggie Wu as Manager, Operations -- China. The search for a China Operations Manager commenced after a second successful event in the region and a demand for c...
June 12, 2014
PATA and The Code Join Forces To Protect Children From Sexual Exploitation

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism (The Code) have agreed to cooperate in the promotion of child protection practices among touris...
June 10, 2014
GBTA Announces Partnership With ITB Asia

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced a strategic partnership with Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organiser of ITB Asia, 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market'. As part of the partnership, GBTA will hold a Busi...
June 09, 2014
PATA Annual Tourism Monitor 2014 Early Edition Now Available

Asia Pacific destinations collectively welcomed close to 520 million international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in calendar year 2013 according to the Pacific Asia Travel Association's (PATA's) just released Annual Tourism Monitor 2014 Early Edi...
June 05, 2014
GBTA Foundation Forecasts 7.6 Percent Growth For India's Business Travel Spend In 2015

The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) -- announces the results of its first GBTA BTI(tm) Outlook -- India report, a semi-annual business travel outlook and overall economic anal...
June 02, 2014
Major Corporations Respond To ACTE Agenda At Inaugural Tokyo Forum

A market-driven agenda drew more than 80 representatives of Japan's most prestigious companies - and some of the biggest names in global commerce - to the Association of Corporate Travel Executives' inaugural educational event, held at the ...
May 14, 2014
UNTWO: International Tourism Generates US$ 1.4 Trillion In Export Earnings

Total export earnings generated by international tourism in 2013 reached US$ 1.4 trillion. Receipts earned by destinations from international visitors grew by 5% to reach US$ 1159 billion, while an additional US$ 218 billion was earned by i...
May 06, 2014
GBTA Appoints Advisory Board In India

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the appointment of their Advisory Board members for its GBTA India chapter and the launch of the dedicated website ...
April 29, 2014
No Registration Fees For Business Travel Managers For 2014 ACTE Conferences in Hong Kong & Copenhagen

The cost of attending two major travel industry events has dropped for business travel managers who are Association of Corporate Travel Executive members. Speaking at ACTE's 26th Annual North American Global Travel Conference (Miami April 2...
April 28, 2014
PATA Congratulates Lanith On WTTC's Global Tourism Award

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to congratulate the Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (Lanith) on winning the prestigious World Travel & Tourism's (WTTC) Tourism for Tomorrow's People Award 2014. The aw...
April 25, 2014
WTTC Presses Travel & Tourism Industry To Ensure Highest Standards Of Ethics & Sustainability

The global Travel & Tourism industry must operate to the highest standards to prove that it is a force for good and not a force for destruction. That is according to the President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), David Sc...
April 24, 2014
PATA CEO To Panel Session At WTTC Global Summit In Hainan

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) congratulates the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) on the opening of WTTC's 14th annual Global Summit in Hainan, China. PATA continually enjoys the support and camaraderie of WTTC executive...
April 21, 2014
PATA and Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) Sign MoU

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) have agreed to work together to benefit both sets of members. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed in April, will focus efforts on impl...
April 18, 2014
PATA Welcomes Decision On Badgerys Creek - Sydney's Second Airport

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) wholeheartedly applauds the Australian Cabinet's announcement on April 15, 2014 of Badgerys Creek as the selected site for a second new airport to the west of Sydney. "After decades of myopic ...
March 31, 2014
GBTA Forecasts China Business Travel Spend to Increase by 15 Percent in 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, the voice of the global business travel industry, today announces the results of its latest GBTA BTI(tm) Outlook -- China report, a semi-annual analysis that relates unfolding econom...
March 28, 2014
First-Ever Public Unveiling of IATA NDC Pilot Program At GBTA Conference In China

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced the final line-up of speakers for a session dedicated to distribution and the International Air Transport Association's (IATA's) New Distribution Capability (NDC) at its Shanghai...
March 24, 2014
WINTA and PATA Tourism Partnership To Focus On Indigenous Rights

The World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) have agreed to develop plans and programs to give practical expression, through tourism, to Indigenous rights. Guiding principles will be taken fro...
March 12, 2014
PATA and Kazakhstan Sign MoU

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Committee of Tourism Sector of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs (NCE) of Kazakhstan. The agreement strengthens the bon...
March 11, 2014
CSR A New Category For PATA Gold Awards 2014

Travel and tourism industry organisations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to successfully promote the travel industry in Asia Pacific can submit entries to the 2014 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards ...
March 10, 2014
ACTE Announces New Asia Regional Council For 2014

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives has announced its Asia Regional Council for 2014. According to the association's Executive Director Greeley Koch, this year's council represents more countries throughout the region and reflect...
March 06, 2014
UNWTO, UNODC and UNESCO Launch Anti-Trafficking Campaign; Urges Traveller Support

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers...
March 06, 2014
ACTE's 13th Annual Asia Corporate Travel Conference Moves To Hong Kong

ACTE's Asia Region has announced that the 13th Annual Asia Corporate Travel Conference will be held for the first time in Hong Kong, on 6 August - 7 August 2014. According to Benson Tang, ACTE's Asia Regional Director, the scope of the conf...
March 04, 2014
Zhuhai, China To Host 63rd PATA Executive Board, Board Meeting and 2014 AGM

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold the 63rd PATA Executive Board, Board Meeting and 2014 AGM, May 16-18 at the Chimelong Hengqin Bay Hotel, Zhuhai, China. Also known as the "Chinese Riviera," it is one of China's premier t...
February 27, 2014
GBTA U.S. President & CEO Donna Kelliher To Speak At 2nd China Conference

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced keynote speakers for their second conference to be held in Shanghai March 31 -- April 2. GBTA President Donna Kelliher's keynote speech centers around the important question "Ca...
February 13, 2014
UNWTO Secretary-General Commends Australia's Tourism Policy Advances

The UNWTO Secretary-General concluded a 5-day trip to Australia where he met with federal and state government officials as well as main private sector associations and UNWTO Affiliate Members. During his visit, Mr. Rifai underscored the pr...
February 05, 2014
Regional GBTA China Board Assigned

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced the expansion of their Advisory Board members for its GBTA China Chapter. The China board is a high level balance of regional travel buyers and suppliers and has been appointe...
January 21, 2014
Pacific Asia Travel Association and Africa Travel Association Enhance Tourism Partnership

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Africa Travel Association (ATA) officially renewed their partnership by signing a memorandum of understanding strengthening cooperation in developing the visitor economies of the two fastes...
December 19, 2013
PCMA 20 In Their Twenties Winners Selected

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has selected the inaugural class for its 20 in their twenties programme -- including two European winners, Yasha Bergmann from Germany and Rosa Garriga Mora from Spain. 20 in thei...
December 12, 2013
ACTE 2014 Calendar of Events

ACTE has a robust list of events scheduled around the world in 2014. All events are open to members and non-members. For more information on events or membership visit: 201...
December 12, 2013
UNWTO: International Tourism An Engine For The Economic Recovery

In the first nine months of 2013, international tourism grew by 5% according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. The number of international tourist arrivals reported by destinations around the world increased by some 41 million be...
December 11, 2013
PATAcademy-HCD Looks At Trends and Forces Defining The Future of Tourism

Twenty-five rising star travel professionals from 13 destinations gather today for the first PATAcademy-HCD on December 11-14, 2013 at the PATA Engagement Hub in Bangkok. The PATAcademy-HCD demonstrates PATA's next generation commitment to ...
November 19, 2013
PATA and MyTravelResearch.com Enter Preferred Partnership

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced a Preferred Partnership with specialist insights provider, MyTravelResearch.com. The two organisations reached a two-year agreement that will support PATA's strategic focus to provide...
November 12, 2013
UNWTO Calls For Support To The Philippines

UNWTO is deeply saddened by the devastating impact of typhoon Haiyan which hit an important part of the Visayas region in the Philippines. On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt sympathy to the familie...
November 08, 2013
UNWTO: Tourism Ministers Call For Higher Policy Coordination Between Tourism & Aviation

Improving air connectivity through a closer coordination of tourism and aviation policies to ensure the sustained growth of the tourism sector and of air transport was the commitment stemming from the annual UNWTO & World Travel Market (WTM...
October 31, 2013
Lonely Planet Becomes PATA Preferred Partner

Lonely Planet, the world's largest travel guide book publisher, has become a Preferred Partner of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). Lonely Planet offers trusted advice from real travellers and a wide variety of travel choices a...
October 08, 2013
Routes and PATA Enter Preferred Partnership

Routes (part of UBM Live) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reached a 2 year agreement during the World Routes event in Las Vegas, to collaborate to advance the understanding of the value of airline connectivity for destination...
October 03, 2013
PATA: Asia Pacific International Visitor Surge Continues

International visitor arrivals into Asia and the Pacific grew by six percent in June 2013, the latest month for which comprehensive pan-regional results are available. The figures for June are among the strongest year-on-year growth perform...
September 30, 2013
PATA CSR Specialist Appointed Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) took significant steps today towards promoting a sustainable future for the tourism industry by gaining a seat on the Global Sustainable Tourism Council's (GSTC) Board of Directors. PATA Corpor...
September 25, 2013
PATA Travel Mart: Chengdu Bullish On Inbound and Outbound Growth Potential

The Pacific Asia Travel Association's (PATA) annual Travel Mart opened in Chengdu, China on September 17th, with a number of allied and concurrent content-driven workshops. One of the workshops specifically addressed the foreign inbound pot...
September 25, 2013
Site 2014 International Board of Directors Represents Association's Global Diversity

Site has introduced the experienced and geographically diverse group of incentive travel and motivational events industry leaders who will serve on the Site International Board of Directors effective January 1, 2014. New Board President ...
September 23, 2013
New Country For IAPCO - Malaysia

Malaysia joins the ranks of IAPCO member countries with the recent addition of AOS Conventions & Events being accepted into membership. "We are delighted to welcome AOS" commented Gonzalo Perez Constanzó, "Malaysia is such an important meet...
September 16, 2013
PATA Travel Mart Opens In Chengdu

The PATA Travel Mart 2013 (PTM2013) kicked-off today in Chengdu, China. More than 1,000 delegates from 60 countries around the world have joined the annual B2B travel trade event organized by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), host...
September 16, 2013
UNWTO Partners With JATA To Advance Tourism In Asia And The Pacific

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA). The agreement, signed on the occasion of JATA Travel Showcase 2013, aims to reinforce the knowledge and posi...
September 11, 2013
UNWTO Approves Accessible Tourism Recommendations

The UNWTO recommendations on "Accessible Tourism for All" (2013) have been approved and endorsed by the General Assembly. Updated from the 2005 version, the recommendations outline a form of tourism that involves a collaborative process amo...
September 10, 2013
PATA: 3rd China Responsible Tourism Forum

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in collaboration with the ASEAN-China Centre and the Jiuzhaigou National Park Administration, will organise the 3rd China Responsible Tourism Forum (CRTF) on September 12, 2013 at the Sheraton H...
August 27, 2013
German Government Supports PATA; To Promote A Sustainable Asia Pacific Visitor Economy

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) signed an agreement with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German International Cooperation Agency, GIZ) to help develop a sustainable future for the Asia Pacific visit...
August 26, 2013
UNWTO: International Tourism Demand Exceeds Expectations In The First Half Of 2013

International tourist arrivals grew by 5% during the first half of 2013 compared to the same period of 2012, reaching almost 500 million, according to data just released by UNWTO. Growth was above the projection made at the beginning of the...
August 21, 2013
PATA: Asia Pacific On Track For Another Record Year In International Visitor Arrivals

International visitor arrivals into Asia Pacific destinations have expanded at better than eight per cent over the first part of the year according to preliminary estimates released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today. Acros...
August 20, 2013
PATA: New Zealand Maori Tourism To Host Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference 2014

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has accepted the New Zealand Māori Tourism's exceptional bid to host the second Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference (PAITC) and PATA Board Meetings in Rotorua, New Zealand from April 4-...
August 16, 2013
PATA Renews Partnership With EC3 Global, Taking Sustainability Collaboration To The Next Level

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and EC3 Global, formally renewed and enhanced its long-standing relationship in a pledge to collaborate to improve the awareness of and promote sustainable tourism and corporate social responsibili...
August 15, 2013
Dominican Republic Selected As Destination For Site Executive Summit 2014

Site Executive Summit 2014 Site members in the Dominican Republic will host the 2014 Site Executive Summit, 31 January to 1 February 2014 at the Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort in Punta Cana. The Summit, a two-day educational forum, ...
May 22, 2013
IAPCO and PCMA Form Global Partnership

The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) announced yesterday the formation of a global partnership with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). The partnership provides an opportunity ...
May 20, 2013
ICCA Announces Destination For 2016 Congress

After presentations from the two shortlisted destinations, Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia, and the Czech Republic capital Prague, ICCA President Arnaldo Nardone on behalf of the ICCA Board of Directors today announced at the mid-year ICCA mee...
May 13, 2013
ICCA 2012 Statistics: International Association Sector Shows Significant Growth

With the release of the 2012 Top 20 Rankings for cities and countries, ICCA is reporting another year of continued strength in the international association meetings market. For the first time ever, more than 11,150 regularly occurring a...
April 26, 2013
UNWTO and PATA Join To Advance Tourism For Economic Growth In Asia

Advancing economic diversification, cultural and environmental preservation through tourism are the key objectives of a new Strategic Partnership signed between UNWTO and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) on the occasion of the PAT...
April 26, 2013
Global Sustainable Tourism Council and PATA Sign Landmark Memorandum of Understanding

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has announced a partnership as undersigned in a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a not-for-profit trade membership association headquartered in Bang...
April 25, 2013
PATA Launches Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2013-2017

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Hotel and Tourism Management (PolyU) released their joint publication, the Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2013-2017. The new forecasts on the co...
April 25, 2013
Site Seeking World-Class Incentive Destinations For The Site Global Conference 2015 and 2016

Every year, the Site Global Conference gathers a diverse global audience of incentive travel buyers and suppliers to advance the incentive travel and motivational experiences industry and highlight an exceptionally noteworthy incentive dest...
April 23, 2013
Hotelier James Mabey Wins PATA's Face of the Future 2013

Mr James Mabey is the recipient of the most prestigious honour for young tourism professionals in Asia Pacific - the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Face of the Future 2013 award. Mr Mabey is the Senior Director of Development for Ma...
April 15, 2013
GBTA Publishes Third GBTA BTI Outlook - China 2013 H1 Report

GBTA publishes the results of its third GBTA BTI Outlook -- China 2013 H1 report, a semi-annual analysis of one of the largest business travel markets in the world. The report, sponsored by Visa, includes the GBTA BTI; an index of business ...
April 11, 2013
Gloria Guevara and Ralph 'Skip' Boyce To Keynote PATA Annual Summit

Former Secretary of Tourism, Mexico and G20 pioneer, Ms Gloria Guevara and President of Boeing Southeast Asia and former US Ambassador to Thailand, Mr Ralph 'Skip' Boyce, will be keynote speakers of the 2013 PATA Annual Summit in Bangkok Ap...
March 26, 2013
UNWTO and China's New National Tourism Strategy Set To Increase Outbound Tourism

'The Outline for National Tourism and Leisure (2013-2020)', recently issued by the government of China, sets the ground for the redefinition of tourism development and management in the country, including a strong support for outbound touri...
March 18, 2013
PATA Annual Summit Speakers: Travel and Tourism Needs To Get More Political

Travel industry leaders will issue a rallying call for politicians and government policy makers around the world to start "Embracing the Complete Visitor Economy" at the PATA Annual Summit, which takes place Friday April 26 in Bangkok. M...
February 27, 2013
PATA Gold Awards 2013 Now Open For Submissions Until April 30

Travel industry organisations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to successfully develop and promote travel and tourism in Asia Pacific can now submit entries to the 2013 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awar...
February 22, 2013
PATA Annual Summit to Define and Advance the 'Complete Visitor Economy'

Leaders of the Complete Visitor Economy will gather for the 2013 PATA Annual Summit (2013PAS) in Bangkok April 25-28, 2013. Confirmed speakers include Taleb Rifai, Secretary General, UNWTO; David Scowsill, President, WTTC; Gloria Guevara, F...
February 15, 2013
Travelindex Becomes PATA Preferred Partner

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has welcomed Travelindex as the Preferred Partner. Travelindex is an online platform and data repository for the travel industry. It had over 18 million visitors in 2012. Travelindex is fast becomi...
February 13, 2013
Site Extends Its Strategic Partnership With The IBTM Global Meetings & Events Portfolio

As Site, the global association for the motivational events and incentive travel industry, celebrates its 40th anniversary year in 2013 it also celebrates one of its longest standing industry partnerships with Reed Travel Exhibitions. Today...
February 07, 2013
PATA Annual Summit To Define and Advance The 'Complete Visitor Economy'

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold the 2013 PATA Annual Summit (2013PAS) in Bangkok April 25-28, 2013. The PATA Youth Forum will commence on Thursday, April 25, followed by the one-day summit on Friday April 26, and the PA...
February 05, 2013
Amadeus Becomes PATA Premier Partner

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has welcomed Amadeus as a PATA Premier Partner. Amadeus, one of the world's leading providers of technology solutions to the travel industry, now assumes the highest level of PATA membership, along...
January 31, 2013
PATA Launches Crisis Rapid Recovery Taskforce

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) officially launched its Rapid Recovery Task Force (PRRT) at the association's Engagement Hub at its head office in Bangkok on January 31. The PRRT is a standing task force of the PATA CEO and se...
January 29, 2013
Global Business Travel Association Announces Creation of GBTA Russia

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced the formation of a GBTA Russia chapter. The development of GBTA Russia means that the association now has activity and membership in all BRIC regions for the first time. The ...
January 28, 2013
UNWTO: Asia; The Pacific; and, The Americas The Most 'Open' Regions For Travellers In Terms of Visas

New UNWTO research on Visa facilitation shows that Asia and the Pacific and the Americas are the most 'open' regions in terms of tourist Visa requirements. Data also shows that there has been significant progress on Visa facilitation global...
January 24, 2013
PATA and WTTC Reaffirm Aligned Advocacy Agenda

Mr Martin J Craigs, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO and Mr David Scowsill, the President of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), outlined next steps and a united agenda in advocacy for the total travel industry chain ...
January 23, 2013
PATA Attracts Robust Industry Support During ATF Event In Laos

Over 150 travel industry professionals participated in the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Reception and Networking Event in Vientiane, Laos, January 21. The PATA event was a curtain raiser to the Asean Tourism Forum (ATF2013). Am...
January 22, 2013
PATA Hub City Forum Sydney: The 3 'C's Bite Back

"Cost, Congestion and Competition -- The Realities of Remaining Competitive," will be the theme of the upcoming PATA Hub City Forum Sydney, to be held in Sydney, Friday, February 12 at the Sir Stamford Hotel, Macquarie St. Among the many...
January 14, 2013
Travel Channel International Becomes PATA Preferred Partner

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced Travel Channel International as a new PATA Preferred Partner. Owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, the Travel Channel is the world's leading international travel broadcaster, transm...
December 20, 2012
Site International Foundation Announces Board of Trustees For 2013

The Site International Foundation has announced a distinguished list of industry leaders who will serve as the Foundation's International Board of Trustees effective 1 January 2013. The Site International Foundation President for 2013 is...
December 17, 2012
Site International Foundation Releases Annual Forecast For The Motivational Events Industry

The Site International Foundation has released results of the latest Site Index Annual Survey. The Site Index compiles and compares data over a number of years to track changes and forecast trends in the motivational events industry. This t...
December 14, 2012
Site 2013 International Board of Directors Represents Association's Global Diversity

Site has introduced an experienced and geographically diverse group of incentive travel and motivational events industry leaders who will serve on the Site International Board of Directors effective 1 January 2013. New Board President Da...
November 29, 2012
Site Launches Call For Speakers For Site Global Conference 2013 In Orlando, Florida

Site is now accepting applications for both keynote and breakout session speakers for the Site Global Conference 2013, to be held 7--10 December at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando(r) in Orlando, Florida, USA. In 2013, Sit...
November 13, 2012
ACTE Hong Kong Executive Forum Sets New Registration Record

On 1 November, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) held its first Executive Forum in Hong Kong in over seven years, bringing together the leaders of the business travel industry in the region. The educational event at the...
November 06, 2012
PATA and Travel Industry Criticize UK APD At The House of Commons

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) held a politicians' and travel industry leaders' dinner in the House of Commons in London, November 5. The aim was to draw attention to unfair taxation and ill thought-out schemes that are hurting ...
November 05, 2012
PhoCusWright Joins PATA As A Preferred Partner

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced PhoCusWright as a new PATA Preferred Partner. PhoCusWright is the research authority providing information and analysis in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. It is headquar...
November 05, 2012
PATA Announces The 2nd China Responsible Tourism Forum

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in collaboration with the Marketing & International Cooperation Department of China National Tourism Administration and the ASEAN-China Centre, will organise the 2nd China Responsible Tourism Foru...
October 22, 2012
PATA Hosts Advocacy Dinner In House of Commons, London

The Pacific Asia Travel Association's (PATA) will hold a travel industry advocacy reception and dinner at the House of Commons in London on November 5. Senior spokespeople and lobbyists will attend the dinner, with guest of honour Mr Andrew...
October 10, 2012
Site: Pablo Sismanian of Argentina Named Kevin Forde Spirit Award Winner

In recognition of his passion, advocacy and leadership in making his country a premier incentive travel destination, Site has presented Site Member Pablo Sismanian of Argentina with the 2012 Kevin Forde Spirit Award. The award ceremony took...
October 04, 2012
Site International Conference Proves to Be Key Component of China Meetings Week

At the Site International Conference 2012 in Beijing, China, 14--17 September, Site upheld its reputation as the global leader in providing education and raising the bar on the use of motivational experiences to engage employees and key sta...
September 20, 2012
Site Honors 10 Companies Worldwide With The 2012 Crystal Awards

Site celebrated the extraordinary motivational programs of 10 organizations with the presentation of the Site Crystal Awards 15 September 2012 at the Site International Conference in Beijing, China. Since 1980, the Crystal Awards Recognitio...
August 31, 2012
PATA Chairman Antunes Advances The PATA 'Next Gen' Agenda In India

Mr. João Manuel Costa Antunes, in his capacity as PATA Chairman, held dialogue with India's tourism industry leaders in New Delhi, August 28. It was the Chairman's first official PATA visit since becoming chairman in April. Chairman Antunes...
August 30, 2012
PATA: Asia Pacific Tourism Arrivals Grow In May, But Slowdown Continues

International Visitor Arrivals into Asia Pacific destinations during May 2012 showed a collective gain of 3% year-on-year according to preliminary results released (August 30) by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). This was the seco...
August 21, 2012
Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) Events Through 2012

Open to members and non-members alike, ACTE educational events tackle emerging issues and provide plenty of quality networking... 6 Sept - Washington Executive Forum 6 Sept - Shanghai Executive Forum 8-15 Sept - Beijing Around the Wo...
August 16, 2012
Travel Guard Is A New PATA Preferred Partner

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced Travel Guard, a Chartis company and worldwide leader in travel insurance and assistance, as a new PATA Preferred Partner. The partnership aims to increase opportunities to coordinate ...
August 06, 2012
ACTE To Announce Dates and Location For 2012 Australasia Education Conference

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) will host the first-ever ACTE Australasia Education Conference, an education and networking event focused on advancing the industry by identifying new and innovative approaches to the pr...
August 01, 2012
ACTE Asia Education Conference Announces Final Keynote Speaker

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has announced the fourth and final keynote presenter for the 2012 ACTE Asia Education Conference, an education and networking event focused on advancing the industry by identifying new a...
July 30, 2012
ACTE Announces 1st Australasia Educational Conference: Sydney, Australia, December 5 & 6

ACTE's much anticipated 1 ½ day educational conference will bring the region's business travel community together to provide you with real strategies to tackle these challenges and assist you with running a reliable, streamlined and cost ef...
July 30, 2012
Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China Will Host PATA Travel Mart 2013

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced that PATA Travel Mart 2013 (PTM2013) and PATA Board Meeting will be hosted by the City of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China in September 2013, at its PATA's Executive Board Meeting on July...
July 27, 2012
PATA Launches The PATA Hong Kong Chapter

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the launch of the new PATA Hong Kong Chapter on July 27, 2012 at the Hotel ICON, in Kowloon, Hong Kong on the eve of its Executive Board meeting. Eng João Manuel Costa Antunes, PA...
July 25, 2012
ACTE Asia Education Conference Announces Second Keynote Speaker

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has announced the second keynote presenter for the 2012 ACTE Asia Education Conference, an education and networking event focused on advancing the industry by identifying new and innovat...
July 19, 2012
Peter Greenberg To Headline Site International Conference Education Program In Beijing

Site will feature Emmy award-winning travel journalist Peter Greenberg as the keynote speaker for the 2012 Site International Conference in Beijing 14--17 September. Held immediately following CIBTM, the conference will provide attendees th...
July 19, 2012
PATA CEO Meets UK Government Minister To Raise Concerns

To advance the Pacific Asia Travel Association's (PATA's) advocacy platform on behalf of PATA members, PATA CEO Martin J Craigs met with Lord Stephen Green, UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment in the Foreign and Commonwealth Offic...
July 09, 2012
PATA Chairman Updated On China's Hubei Province Tourism Growth Plans

Over 3,000 attendees joined the 6th Central China Tourism Expo (CCTE), which took place July 6-8 in the City of Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. The three-day travel trade event was organised by Hubei Provincial Tourism Administration and co...
July 06, 2012
Growing UK-Asia Pacific Links Emphasized At PATA Hub City London

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) hosted the PATA Hub City Forum, London, July 5, 2012 at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall. The objective was to engage on a variety of strategic matters including UK border issues, inward inv...
July 05, 2012
Site International Foundation Seeks Applicants For 2012 David Riddell Memorial Scholarship

The Site International Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2012 David Riddell Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to one individual to experience the Site International Conference, taking place 14-17 Septe...
June 20, 2012
ACTE New Delhi Executive Forum Unites Industry Leaders

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives held last week a successful education forum at the The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi. The ACTE New Delhi Executive Forum, held 6 June 2012, welcomed business travel executives from all over the re...
June 20, 2012
ACTE Bangalore Executive Forum A Success

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) held last week a captivating forum at the Sheraton Bangalore at Brigade Gateway. The ACTE Bangalore Executive Forum welcomed business travel executives from all over the region, includi...
June 11, 2012
ACTE Asia Regional Education Conference Announces Mr. Hino Lam As A Keynote Presenter

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has announced the first keynote presenter for the 2012 ACTE Asia Education Conference, an education and networking event focused on advancing the industry by identifying new and innovati...
June 06, 2012
ACTE Announces Search Committee For New Executive Director

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) announced this morning the resignation of ACTE Executive Director, Ron DiLeo effective 1 December 2012. ACTE also announced the creation of a search committee to find a new Executive Di...
May 30, 2012
Site Master Motivator Recipient Is An Industry Pioneer In His Homeland of Japan

The highest standard of excellence from Site was presented to Fukuo "Lucky" Morimoto on 23 May 2012 during IMEX in Frankfurt, Germany. The Site Master Motivator award recognizes an individual in the motivational events and incentive travel ...
May 22, 2012
ACTE: 2012 Global Education, Training & Networking Calendar

Educational Conferences: 15-16 August Singapore Regional Education Conference 14-16 October Rome Global Education Conference 18-20 November Vancouver Regional Education Conference Educational & Training Programs: 23 May Sydney Ex...
May 21, 2012
GBTA Predicts China's Business Travel Spending To Reach $245 Billion By 2013

The Global Business Travel Association ("GBTA") has announced the results of its inaugural GBTA BTI Outlook -- China, sponsored by Visa Inc. The GBTA BTI Outlook -- China includes the GBTA Business Travel Index (GBTA BTI). The GBTA BTI prov...
May 08, 2012
GBTA Announces New Advisory Board Appointments For Asia

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the formation of its new Advisory Board for Asia. Having recently established its base in Asia with offices in Bangkok and Hong Kong, the new Advisory board will provide strategic ...
April 24, 2012
PATA Awards Malaysia Airports For 'Exceptional Service'

The PATA Aviation Committee gave its inaugural award for "Exceptional Service to Aviation" to Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad, the Managing Director of Malaysia Airports. The award, presented April 20 at the PATA Board meeting in Kuala Lumpur, recogni...
April 23, 2012
GBTA First-Ever Energy & Resources Symposium In Australia

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the launch of its GBTA Australia/New Zealand Energy & Resources Travel Symposium. The event, a first for the region, will be held at the Mercure Perth Hotel in Western Australia o...
April 23, 2012
PATA Awards Leading Travel Professionals

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) awarded seven organisations and individuals for exemplary services to travel and tourism at the association's annual conference in Kuala Lumpur, April 21. - The PATA Thailand Chapter won the 201...
April 20, 2012
PATA Commits To 'Next Gen' Action

At the opening of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Conference in Kuala Lumpur April 21, PATA CEO Martin J Craigs will commit the association to a four-year phase of "Next Generation" action to underpin the 61-year old trave...
April 12, 2012
Site Celebrates Continued Learning With Global Education Week

The Site member network is rich in experience and expertise that will be showcased during the upcoming Site Global Education Week, 15-21 April. Held in partnership with Site chapters around the world, the week will focus on delivering educa...
April 11, 2012
PATA China Chapter Defines Its Priorities

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) China Chapter board members gathered together at the first China Chapter Board Meeting on March 30, to discuss ways to invigorate and extend the PATA Chapter network in China. The half-day meeti...
April 03, 2012
PATA Launches Mobile Travel Data Platform

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has released PATAmPOWER, a real-time travel data platform that travel industry professionals can use on their mobile devices. PATAmPOWER, which was created in HTML5, can be used on tablets such as ...
February 28, 2012
Kuoni Destination Management Wins PATA Gold Award 2012

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the winners of the 2012 PATA Gold Awards. Kuoni Destination Management India has won a PATA Gold Award 2012 in the category of Marketing Media for its e-newsletter, 'Art of Travel'. ...
February 23, 2012
PATA Announces The Grand and Gold Award Winners

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the winners of the 2012 PATA Gold Awards. The awards have long been proudly supported and sponsored by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO). This year, the awards recognise the ...
February 21, 2012
2012 PATA Annual Conference (PAC2012) Hosted By Malaysia

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will organise the 2012 PATA Annual Conference (PAC2012) hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia, and Tourism Malaysia. The conference will address the theme "Building the Business Beyond Profit...
February 20, 2012
Site Index Annual Study 2012 Reveals Optimism and Technology Top of Mind

The Site International Foundation presents the ninth release in the Site Index series, the Site Index: Annual Survey 2012. The Site Index studies seek to identify insights and measure significant changes in the business performance of the ...
February 14, 2012
PATA To Run Six-Part Sustainability Webinar Series

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has launched a series of webinars for 2012 that will tackle topics such as crisis management, social media, sustainability, and cross-cultural training. PATA has secured world-leading sustainab...
February 09, 2012
GBTA Australia & New Zealand Focus; New Initiatives and Resource Announced

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced several new initiatives in the Australia/New Zealand region, following a recent announcement of the appointment of Welf Ebeling as Regional Director for Asia. In addition to k...
February 06, 2012
Debate On 'High Value Low Impact Tourism' Takes Place At PATA Event In Bhutan

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has opened its three-day Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart (AT&RTCM) in Bhutan, one of the world's most secret and sought-after destinations. The event is the first inter...
January 31, 2012
THAI Airways President Asks PATA, 'Make Visas Easier'

THAI Airways president, addressing the PATA Hub City Forum in Bangkok (January 30), asked the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to help make it easier for Thai nationals to get tourism visas. Addressing 120 public and private sector...
January 27, 2012
PATA Webinars Ask: Are You Ready For The Next Crisis?

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has launched a series of webinars for 2012 that will tackle topics such as crisis management, social media, sustainability, and cross-cultural training. Webinars are scheduled for two Wednesdays ev...
January 26, 2012
Site International Conference 2012 Seeks Speaker Abstracts For Education Program

Site leadership has begun designing content for the Site International Conference 2012 in Beijing, China. Planned for 14-17 September at the Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel, the Site International Conference brings top-notch education and ...
January 25, 2012
Thai Airways and Tourism Authority of Thailand Leaders To Address PATA Event

Over 100 senior travel industry executives are expected to debate the future direction of Thailand and the Mekong region's tourism industry on Monday, January 30. Thai Airways International, President, Dr Piyasvasti Amranand and Tourism Au...
January 20, 2012
PATA Salutes US Travel & Tourism Initiative and ASEAN Activism

The ability of travel to boost economic activity and create employment has in the past week been recognised by political leaders on both sides of the Pacific. On Thursday January 19 in Washington, USA, President Obama announced a nationa...
January 12, 2012
2012 Site International Foundation Leadership Announced

The Site International Foundation has introduced a distinguished list of leaders who will serve as the Foundation's International Board of Trustees, effective 1 January 2012. The Site International Foundation President for 2012 is Stephe...
December 21, 2011
PATA Launches China Advisory Board and Beijing Chapter

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the PATA China Advisory Board at the first China Responsible Tourism Forum, organised by PATA, in co-operation with the Organising Committee of the China International Heritage Towns ...
December 21, 2011
Successful PATA China Responsible Tourism Forum Goes Annual

A series of case studies, presented at the first China Responsible Tourism Forum (CRTF) in Beijing on December 16, confirmed that responsible tourism is firmly on the agenda among small and medium-sized enterprises in China. "The highl...
December 12, 2011
PATA's Creative Concept of 'Good Tourism' Adopted By UNESCO In China

UNESCO's Funds-in-Trust Project named "Good Tourism" was launched in Yanoda, a Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone in Hainan province, China on December 3, 2011. "Inspired by the 'Rise of Good Tourism' session during the PATA 60th Anniversa...
December 09, 2011
Site 2012 Leadership Announced

Site Members elected four members to serve on the association's International Board of Directors, effective 1 January 2012. Each member will serve a three-year term. New board Directors include: - Rhonda L. Brewer. VP, Group Business M...
November 30, 2011
ACTE Announces Around the World in 80 Hours -- Spring 2012 Itinerary

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) launches its immersion learning programme designed for travel professionals to gain local market knowledge on global business travel management. The Around the World in 80 Hours programm...
November 22, 2011
New Leadership For The Joint Meetings Industry Council

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) has announced that Philippe Fournier, President of the International Association of PCO's (IAPCO) and Managing Director for France, MCI Group, has assumed the Presidency of the Joint Meetings Indus...
November 21, 2011
PATA and Tourism Administration of Guangdong Province Sign MoU

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tourism Administration of Guangdong Province (GDTA). The objective of the MoU is to strengthen cooperation in the sharing of research, intelligence...
November 15, 2011
Upcoming ACTE Events On The Global Education Calendar

November 16 -- MILAN Executive Forum -- Business Travel Management Nel Nuovo Decennio: Competenze e Trend November 16 -- WEBCAST -- Cultural Considerations in Traveler Decision-Making November 22 -- SAO PAULO Executive Forum -- Turnin...
November 09, 2011
PATA and Dragon Trail Sign Preferred Partner Agreement

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has signed a PATA Preferred Partner agreement with Dragon Trail, an award-winning digital marketing and travel technology company in Beijing. The agreement aims to strengthen cooperation in the dev...
October 27, 2011
New Look To PATA Mandarin Website

PATA has announced that Phase I of its new look PATA Mandarin website is completed. The URL www.PATAChina.org now has with much improved content and functionality. The site has been developed by PATA member Dragon Trail. Functionality o...
October 27, 2011
The First Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference (PAITC)

The first Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference (PAITC) will take place on 28-30 March 2012 in Darwin, Australia. The objective is to enhance and protect the increasingly important tourism role of Asia Pacific's indigenous people such ...
October 26, 2011
PATA: Asia Pacific Tourism Arrivals Up 6%

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has released results showing that international visitor arrivals into Asia Pacific destinations1 grew by 6% year-on-year in August 2011, the latest month for which reliable figures are available. E...
October 26, 2011
GBTA: Companies To Pay More For Plane Tickets and Hotel Rooms Next Year

Companies in North America (N.A.) and Asia Pacific (APAC) are expecting airfare and lodging rates to climb next year and bracing for these increases by upping their travel budgets, travel managers report. Negotiations with airline and hot...
October 24, 2011
PCMA Cultural Learning Lounge

As part of the PCMA innovative programme which followed on from IMEX, the Go Global theme continued with the introduction of Cultural Learning Lounges. Countries selected on the basis of participants' advance expressions of interest incl...
October 19, 2011
PATA Defines Its New Events and Advocacy Agenda

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is making a new commitment to help its members engage emerging markets, make better use of technology, bounce back from crises, and fight taxes and regulations that hurt the travel industry. Th...
October 19, 2011
ACTE Divides ACTE Asia-Pacific Region Into ACTE Asia and ACTE Australasia

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has announced a new region: ACTE Australasia. The ACTE Board made the unanimous decision earlier this month during the ACTE Global Education Conference in Paris. On 5 December, duri...
September 27, 2011
Marking World Tourism Day

As the world celebrates World Tourism Day on 27 September, experts in the field of tourism and culture have underscored the need for local community engagement in tourism development at the official celebrations in Egypt (27 September, Aswa...
September 23, 2011
PATA and Chengdu Culture and Tourism Development Group Signed MoU

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chengdu Culture and Tourism Development Group to strengthen cooperation in the development of tourism training, and in co-branding a seminar on global ...
September 20, 2011
IATA: Weak Economy, Weak Profits -2012 Looking Even Tougher

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upgrading of its industry profit expectations to $6.9 billion (up from $4.0 billion projected in June). IATA emphasized that, despite the improvements, profitability at these l...
September 06, 2011
Joining UNWTO/WTTC Global Campaign, China Reaffirms Commitment To Tourism

"The Chinese Government is increasingly conscious of the role that tourism plays in socio-economic development and will double its efforts in tourism," said Chinese Vice-Premier, Wang Qishan, on joining the UNWTO/WTTC Global Leaders for Tou...
August 30, 2011
PATA Goes In-Depth On India and China Outbound Tourism

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold an in-depth half-day forum on the remarkable outbound tourism phenomena of India and China. The event, entitled, "Get the Insights -- Build the Business," September 6, in New Delhi, will ...
August 29, 2011
PATA and China Guangxi Tourism Sign MoU

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Guangxi Tourism Administration (GXTA). The objective of the MoU is to strengthen cooperation in the sharing of research, intelligence, mark...
August 26, 2011
Site Launches Mobile Application To Meet Members Where They Do Business

To better serve members and the global motivational events community, Site announces the release of a new business mobile application. The "Site Mobile" app will allow convenient and quick access to relevant content on siteglobal.com Wit...
August 25, 2011
Site: New Research To Focus On Incentive From The Travel Participant Viewpoint

The Site International Foundation and the Incentive Travel Council (ITC) have commissioned Dr. Scott Jeffries and Monmouth University to conduct a joint study focused on The Incentive Travel Participant Viewpoint. Both organizations share t...
August 15, 2011
GBTA Announces Global Business Development Role

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced details of a new global development role to be filled in 2012 by Paul Tilstone, presently CEO of the Institute of Travel & Meetings (ITM). Tilstone, whose transition from ITM to...
August 10, 2011
PATA Report Analyses Asia Pacific's MICE Sector

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has published a 24-page analysis of the meetings, incentives, conference and exhibition (MICE) industry in Asia. The report, in the latest edition of PATA's Issues & Trends, shows that Asia acco...
August 10, 2011
New GBTA Study: Who Is Today's Premium Air Traveler?

Premium air travel is on the rise according to a new study from the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). The study, "Consumer Choice in Premium Air Travel", finds that Asia will ...
August 04, 2011
The Site International Foundation Presents A 2011 Update To The Site Index: Focus On Measurement

Focused on the relevance and need for measurement related to motivational experiences and incentive travel program, the Site International Foundation has asked members of its global data panel to once again provide insight into current prac...
August 04, 2011
ACTE Announces 3 Under 33 For Asia-Pacific

Recognizing the newest and brightest thinkers in the business travel industry today, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) presented its "3 Under 33" award to three professionals during the ACTE Asia-Pacific Education Confer...
August 03, 2011
PATA: South Asia and Southeast Asia Leading Asia Pacific's Tourism Boom

Preliminary results released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today showed that international visitor arrivals into Asia/Pacific destinations1 grew by 4% year-on-year in May 2011, with the South Asia and Southeast Asia sub-regi...
August 02, 2011
PATA Moving To A Better Business Model

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Interim CEO Mr Bill Calderwood and Chairman Mr Hiran Cooray have announced that PATA is taking steps to restructure and move towards a better business model. Calderwood said: "This will involve a mo...
July 28, 2011
Tohoku In Japan Using PATA Donation To Tell the World, 'We're Back'

The PATA Foundation's original Japan Appeal Support cheque for one million yen (US$12,318) has been invested in online communications in Japan. The funds are at the centre of a new campaign to spread accurate information about the Tohoku re...
July 28, 2011
ACTE Asia-Pacific Business Travel Conference Celebrates 10 Years in Singapore

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives' (ACTE) 2011 Asia-Pacific Education Conference will convene over 500 global business travel buyers and sellers for the Conference's 10th Anniversary, August 3-4 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singa...
July 13, 2011
PATA Assessment: Japan is Safe and Open for Business

After assessing the situation in Japan, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reaffirms that the vast majority of the country is safe to travel to. Nearly all the country is operating as normal, with the exception of the locally impact...
July 06, 2011
PATA and European Tour Operators Association Sign MoU

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA). The objective of the MoU is to enhance cooperation in the sharing of research, intelligence, info...
June 22, 2011
President Yudhoyono of Indonesia: First Asian Head Of State To Join UNWTO/WTTC Global Campaign

The President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has become the first Asian head of state to join the ongoing World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Leaders for Tourism Campaign. "Today,...
June 15, 2011
Keynote Speaker Announced for the ACTE Asia-Pacific Education Conference, Singapore

Wednesday, 3 August 2011 | 09:30 -- 10:45 Changing Buying Behavior Emma Reynolds, Founder & CEO, e3 Unlimited Emma Reynolds is on a mission to help organizations understand changing behaviors -- particularly how social technologies ar...
June 07, 2011
IATA Announces New Leadership; Hartman to Chair Board of Governors; Tyler Named DG & CEO

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced leadership changes at the conclusion of the Association's 67th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Singapore. • Peter Hartman, President and CEO of ...
June 06, 2011
PATA and STR Global Combine To Build Business For PATA Members

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has entered a partnership with STR Global, as part of PATA's new strategic direction to "Build the Business" for members. PATA members will benefit by receiving access to accommodation sector indic...
May 31, 2011
PATA Supports Crisis Recovery Collaboration Between China, Korea and Japan

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has offered its resources and support to a new tourism recovery initiative collectively launched by China, Japan and Korea (ROK). The three countries agreed on May 29 to jointly develop a crisis...
May 26, 2011
ACTE Asia-Pacific Education Conference, Singapore 3-4 August

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the ACTE Asia-Pacific Education Conference and ACTE is planning a conference like no other to celebrate! As the global business travel community faces a rapidly changing economic, political and techn...
May 16, 2011
PATA and WTTC Join Forces With APEC In Ground-Breaking Study

Travel and tourism is widely recognised as a major engine for future economic growth within the economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) grouping. In 2010, the APEC economies collectively attracted over 40% of total interna...
May 11, 2011
ACTE Asia-Pacific Education Conference, Singapore, August 3-4

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the ACTE Asia-Pacific Education Conference and ACTE is planning a conference like no other to celebrate! As the global business travel community faces a rapidly changing economic, political and techn...
May 11, 2011
PATA Establishes Rapid Recovery Task Force

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is to establish a Rapid Recovery Task Force to address post-crisis recovery strategies in the face of natural, economic, or political upheaval across countries. At the PATA 60th Anniversary and ...
April 26, 2011
PATA: Asia and The Pacific Record Arrivals Growth of Five Per Cent In February

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has released preliminary figures for international visitor arrivals into Asia and the Pacific for the month of February 2011, showing a year-on-year increase of five per cent. February demand grow...
April 12, 2011
PATA Discusses The New Realities of Travel

A brief decade into the 21st century has already witnessed phenomenal change occurring within the travel and tourism industry -- change that is likely to continue. The Plenary Three session this morning at the Pacific Asia Travel Associa...
April 12, 2011
PATA 60th Anniversary And Conference Draws To A Close

The PATA 60th anniversary and conference concluded (April 12) after a successful four days of meetings, panel discussions, and special events. Hosted by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the Beijing Municipal Government, ...
April 11, 2011
PATA Honours Outstanding Contribution To Tourism

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has bestowed honours upon two PATA Chapters and six individuals, who have made outstanding contributions to both the travel and tourism industry as well as the Association. The PATA Honourary L...
April 11, 2011
Grand & Gold Celebrations At The PATA 60th Anniversary & Annual Conference

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) presented PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2011 to 21 separate organisations and individuals at a special luncheon on Monday, April 11, at the China World hotel, during the PATA 60th anniversary and Annu...
April 11, 2011
PATA Chapter Colloquium Gets Off To A Successful Start

Many of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Chapter chairpersons and members gathered together in a unique PATA Chapter Colloquium, to discuss ways to reinvigorate the Chapter network. This was the first in a series of events that ki...
April 11, 2011
PATA Launches Its 60th Anniversary Celebrations and Annual Conference

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) commenced its much-anticipated 60th anniversary and Annual Conference event at the China World hotel in Beijing (April 11). Under the theme 'Building Tourism: Past. Present. Progressive', the c...
April 11, 2011
PATA Positions Itself In The Face Of Change

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)'s role as a membership association was the focus of discussions at the first plenary session of the PATA 60th anniversary and Conference, at the China World Hotel, Beijing. Taking the anniversa...
April 11, 2011
PATA Chapters Play An Integral Role In The Association

After months of planning, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Conference has finally kicked off to a spectacularly successful start. The inauguration of the much awaited event was attended by senior Chinese leaders led by Wang...
April 10, 2011
1000 Delegates Expected At PATA 60th Anniversary & Annual Conference

Up to 1,000 delegates will gather in Beijing, China, next week, for the PATA 60th anniversary celebrations and Annual Conference. The focal point of PATA's year-long celebrations, it will take place at the China World Hotel from April 9-12...
April 04, 2011
PATA To Release China Tourism Forecast 2011-2013

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will be launching its forecasts of travel demand for regional China on Monday April 11, 2011, during the PATA 60th Anniversary and Conference, April 9-12, 2011, at the China World Hotel, Beijing. ...
April 04, 2011
HSMAI Global Announces New Asia Pacific Region

The global division of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), the world's leading professional hospitality association, recently inducted a third region. The Asia Pacific region joined Europe and the Americas...
March 31, 2011
PATA Chapter Colloquium Highlight

Delegates of the PATA Chapter Colloquium will enjoy a rare night access to Beijing's famous 'Temple of Heaven' for a special cocktail reception on the evening of April 8, 2011. Chapter members will be guests at the opening ceremony of the 2...
March 23, 2011
PATA Conference To Debate Key Issues

The PATA 60th Anniversary and Conference offers delegates the opportunity to come to grips with some of the biggest issues shaping the travel and tourism industry. 'Plenary Three: New Realities of Travel' will debate current and future t...
March 18, 2011
PATA's Future Role Up For Debate At 60th Anniversary & Conference

PATA's role as a membership Association will be the focus of discussions at the first plenary session of the 60th Anniversary and Conference, April 9-12, 2011, at the China World Hotel, Beijing. Taking the anniversary theme 'Building To...
March 09, 2011
Space Travel Expert, Eric Anderson, To Headline PATA Conference

Eric Anderson, co-founder and chairman of Space Adventures, will be interviewed on stage by CNN's Richard Quest, at the keynote session of PATA's 60th Anniversary and Conference, April 9-12, 2011, at the China World Hotel, Beijing, China. ...
March 01, 2011
PATA 60th Anniversary and Conference 2011

PATA's 60th Anniversary and Conference promises to be one of the most exciting events of the 2011 tourism calendar. Marking the return of the PATA Annual Conference as well as a celebration of six decades of building tourism, it is a must-a...
February 28, 2011
Site Executive Summit Sets Sights On Business Growth In India

Recognizing the power and potential of the business market in India, Site chose Delhi as the location of its eighth annual Site Executive Summit. The economy of India is ranked eleventh in the world, with healthy annual GDP growth making it...
February 28, 2011
PATA Honours Walt Disney; General Chalermchai In PATA Gallery of Legends

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and PATA Hawaii Chapter, in cooperation with the Hawaii State Department of Transportation -- Airports Division, organised the installation ceremony of name plaques in the PATA Gallery of Legends a...
February 21, 2011
PATA: Double-Digit Growth For Asia And The Pacific In 2010

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has released preliminary tourism arrival statistics for Asia and the Pacific [1] for calendar year 2010, showing a gain of 11% year-on-year. Compared to the corresponding month in 2009, the number ...
February 19, 2011
Site Leaders Distribute Results of The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy to Members Across 92 Countries

As an Allied partner to the alliance of 14 industry organizations producing The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. study, Site Leaders called for its global network of professionals who drive the motivational events and incentive...
February 17, 2011
IATA Hails PATA's 'Key Role' In Asia Pacific Travel and Tourism

Giovanni Bisignani, director general and chief executive officer of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has hailed the Pacific Asia Travel Association's (PATA) unique contribution to the region's tourism industry. Said B...
February 10, 2011
WTTC Congratulates PATA On Reaching Its 60th Year

One of the leading travel and tourism leaders of today, David Scowsill, president and CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), has congratulated PATA on reaching its 60th anniversary. Said Scowsill: "In the 60-years since it was fo...
February 03, 2011
The New "Global Business Travel Association" Launches Today

To meet the growing demands and increasing globalization of business travel, the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) -- today announced the launch of its new name: the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). In conjunction with ...
January 21, 2011
PATA Releases Preliminary International Visitor Arrivals Figures For Asia Pacific

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has released preliminary international visitor arrivals figures for Asia and the Pacific1 in October and November 2010, showing year-on-year growth of 9% and 8% respectively. Growth momentum remain...
December 22, 2010
Site Recognizes Chapter Excellence During Honors Gala

During the Site International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, Site Southeast USA was presented with the 2010 Site Chapter of the Year Award after being first runner up in the 2009 competition. Members include over seven states: Alaba...
December 22, 2010
Madam Gu Xiaoyuan Named Site 2010 Member of the Year

During the Site International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, the association bestowed its highest individual award - Site Member of the Year - to Madam Gu Xiaoyuan, Deputy Director-General of BTA and Site China Chapter President. Ac...
December 21, 2010
PATA To Partner The 5th IIPT African Conference

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has agreed to be a partner in the 5th International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) African Conference. The theme of the conference is: Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change to Touris...
December 08, 2010
PATA Renews MoU With The Africa Travel Association (ATA)

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has renewed its memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Africa Travel Association (ATA) to encourage the sustainable development of the travel-and-tourism industry to Africa. The MoU was sig...
November 17, 2010
PATA: Visitor Arrivals Growth Momentum Remains Robust In August

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has released preliminary figures for international visitor arrivals into Asia and the Pacific for the month of August1, indicating a year-on-year growth of 10%. Travel sentiment generally remained ...
November 16, 2010
PATA Signs Off Deal With Sinotech Group

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has joined forces with the SinoTech Group, a performance-based digital marketing company headquartered in Beijing. The SinoTech Group is known regionally as technology innovators in social media an...
November 08, 2010
Industry-Critical Topics To Feature At PATA Conference

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)'s 60th Anniversary and Conference, the highlight of the Association's year-long campaign of events and activities, will focus on some of the biggest issues facing travel-and-tourism executives. ...
September 16, 2010
PATA's 60th Anniversary Website Goes Live

PATA has launched a dedicated website for its 60th anniversary year. The site, www.pata60.org, is home to a variety of competitions, activities and events built around the 60th anniversary theme: 'Building Tourism: Past. Present. Progressiv...
September 06, 2010
Visa & PATA Research: Travel Optimism Returns

Latest research from Visa and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) shows optimism is returning among travelers as fewer people worry about the affect of economic uncertainty on their travel plans. Compared with last year's survey, ...
August 23, 2010
PATA To Establish Healthcare Travel Advisory Task Force

PATA aims to establish a Healthcare Travel Advisory Task Force, in conjunction with MEDICO Services International, Bangkok. Greg Duffell, CEO, PATA, is therefore seeking volunteers and vital contributions from PATA members with knowledge of...
August 19, 2010
Beijing To Host PATA's 60th Anniversary Celebrations

The China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) will be the host of PATA's 60th Anniversary and Conference in Beijing from April 9-12, 2011. To be held at the China World Hotel, the celebratory event will be the focal point of a series of ...
June 15, 2010
PATA Travel Mart Seminar Promoting Industry-Academia Collaboration

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) School of Hotel & Tourism Management and the Institute For Tourism Studies (Macao SAR) are joining forces to offer a special seminar at this year's PAT...
May 27, 2010
Hospitality Asset Managers Association Japan Formed

The formation of Hospitality Asset Managers Association Japan, the first international affiliate of HAMA was announced at the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) Update Japan. Hosted by Horwath Asia Pacific and Burba Hotel Net...
April 30, 2010
Pacific Tourism Leaders Slam UK 'Tax On Travel'

The tourism industry in the Pacific region is raising grave concerns over the negative impact of the UK government's proposed further increase in Air Passenger Duty (APD), scheduled for November 2010. Members of the Pacific Tourism Leaders...
April 23, 2010
PATA's New TIGA Platform Gets 'Cat City' Launch

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) launched Phase 1 of its new TIGA online intelligence service. Developed jointly with Creative Advances Technology (CAT), TIGA (Travel Intelligence Graphic Architecture) offers PATA members and indu...
March 29, 2010
Asia Pacific Tourism Forecast To Grow

The Executive Board of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today released its forecasts of tourism demand across the Asia Pacific region for the next three years. At the aggregate level, international arrival numbers are predicted to...
March 22, 2010
PATA Chapter Awards Recognise 'Spirit' And 'Excellence'

The 'incredible' determination and resolve displayed by PATA Chapter members in India in the wake of the November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai has been acknowledged with the 'Spirit of PATA' Award for 2010. The 'Award of Excellence' ...
March 12, 2010
PATA And World Centre Of Excellence Partner On 'Real Sustainability'

The World Centre of Excellence for Destinations (CED) and PATA are joining forces in the drive towards 'real sustainability' in destinations across the Asia Pacific region. A Memorandum of Understanding signed this week at ITB Berlin by Gre...
March 12, 2010
WTTC Forecasts Subdued Growth For 2010

Travel & Tourism is one of the world's most important sectors and employers and has been one of the leading growth sectors since the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) first started measuring Travel & Tourism's economic impact 20 years a...
March 05, 2010
PATA Chapters Encouraged To Lobby Against UK 'Tax On Travel'

PATA Chapters worldwide are being encouraged to lobby British Ambassadors and High Commissioners as part of the Association's commitment to oppose further rises in the UK government's Air Passenger Duty (APD). Chapters will reinforce PAT...
March 04, 2010
PATA: 'Much Improved' Year-End Figures For Visitors To Asia Pacific

Preliminary figures released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) indicate that the numbers of international visitors to the Asia Pacific region fell by an estimated three percent year-on-year for calendar year 2009, a much improve...
February 25, 2010
UNWTO Anticipates Outcome of First T.20 Ministers' Meeting in South Africa

UNWTO welcomes the outcome of the First T.20 Ministers' Meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa (22-24 February) to debate the contribution of tourism to the global agenda, in particular to the ongoing process of supporting economic reco...
February 24, 2010
PATA Gold Awards 2010: Call for Entries

The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) is once again sponsoring the 2010 PATA Gold Awards. These well-established awards are for industry stakeholders that have made outstanding contributions to the development and promotion of travel a...
February 17, 2010
Site Seeks Strategic Partnerships To Support Global Growth

Site has launched a search for a new Director to join the Global team and lead the discussions with potential partners for the associations exciting future. As the Global Economy starts to show signs of change, Site's strategic vision o...
February 04, 2010
PATA's Adventure Travel Show Wins Widespread Industry Praise

Industry leaders and government ministers are praising the success of the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart (ATRTCM) in Kathmandu, Nepal. The conference addressed key issues facing the industry as PATA seeks ...
February 02, 2010
PATA: Recovery Momentum Continues For Asia Pacific Travel & Tourism

Preliminary figures from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) show that the numbers of international visitors to the Asia Pacific region grew by three percent year-on-year in November 2009. All the sub-regions, with the exception ...
January 22, 2010
PATA China & DMIC To Co-Host Social Media Event

The Pacific Asia Travel Association's (PATA) China Office and Digital Marketing Inner Circle (DMIC) are together staging a seminar 'Leveraging Social Media for Engaging Consumers'. The Social Media landscape in China includes Blogs, SNS,...
January 14, 2010
Statement By The UN World Tourism Organization On Haiti

The UNWTO is deeply saddened by the losses of lives and devastation caused by the earthquake that struck Haiti and expresses its support to its people and sincere condolences to those who lost their loved ones. The severity of yet anothe...
January 05, 2010
PATA: October Continues Positive Trend For Asia Pacific Tourism

Figures just released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) show that the numbers of international visitors to the Asia Pacific region grew by 2.2 percent year-on-year in October 2009, improving the overall position for the year (10...
December 15, 2009
PATA Welcomes New Green Economy Initiative

The Pacific Asia Travel Association welcomes and fully supports the 'Live the Deal' climate change initiative announced (December 14) by Professor Geoffrey Lipman on behalf of greenearth.travel - a policy think tank for 'innovation and inve...
December 09, 2009
Asia Pacific Destinations Facing Five Percent Drop In International Arrivals For 2009

Figures just released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) show that the numbers of international visitors to the Asia Pacific region* grew by 0.7 percent year-on-year in September 2009. Growth in arrivals for the region is still d...
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