BANGKOK, Thailand – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is delighted to welcome 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 becoming a leader in B2B and B2C travel relations. The partnership will add value to PATA member organizations, large or small, public or private, who need reliable mass distribution opportunities. Travelindex data will also support PATA’s aligned advocacy activities.
The partnership will enable PATA members to gain easy access to Travelindex’s comprehensive databases for the complete visitor economy in the 104 destinations and 17 time zones that PATA serves.
PATA CEO Mr. Martin J. Craigs, said: “I am delighted to confirm a new PATA partnership with travel industry pioneer Bernard Metzger and his diligent team of Asia-based data miners. In an online world increasingly influenced by automated search engines, it is encouraging to see how Travelindex verifies all their inputs with an intelligent human touch.”
Mr. Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex, said: “We are excited to be partnering with PATA, the leading voice and authority on travel and tourism in the region. Travelindex and PATA share the vision that an open information platform of all actors in the visitor economy will contribute significantly to its development. I am delighted that we will be working closely with PATA on a wide range of projects to deliver innovative direct distribution solutions, particularly to small businesses who offer the bulk of travel offerings.”
Metzger added: “Reaching over 18 million travelers, Travelindex is more than equipped to drive more e-business to all PATA members.”