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Asia Pacific tourism pioneer dies at 97

The Pacific Asia Travel Association’s former president and tourism pioneer Matt Lurie has died, PATA has confirmed.

On Japan tourism, what PATA gets wrong, WTTC sets right

I have great respect for Martin Craigs, the chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, as he and I see eye-to-eye on most issues concerning travel and tourism policies or non-policy by certain g

Travel industry groups give major cash boost to local charity

Funds raised jointly by members of Skal International Bangkok and the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s Thailand Chapter have been donated to the Good Shepherd Sisters charity, based in Bangkok.

Computer visitor economy endorsed by PATA

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO Martin Craigs this week wrote to attendees and speakers of the PATA Annual Summit to pledge the association's ongoing support for the

New tourism Strategic Partnership between UNWTO and PATA

MADRID, Spain & BANGKOK, Thailand - The lasting support to the development objectives and the positioning of tourism as a central contributor to economic growth and sustainability in Asia are at the c

No coincidence the youth travel market is a target

BANGKOK, Thailand - Next Gen travel industry professionals shared their forthright views with over 150 travel industry students and young professionals at the PATA Youth Forum on April 25 at Thammasat

PATA to award China Responsible Tourism Awards in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will present its China Responsible Tourism Awards at the PATA Annual Summit in Bangkok on April 26.

Young tourism professional named for PATA award

BANGKOK, Thailand – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has named Mr. James Mabey to receive this year’s Face of the Future Award. Mr.

PATA to unveil China Responsible Tourism Awards winners

BANGKOK, Thailand – Initiated by PATA China and the PATA China Chapter, the new PATA China Responsible Tourism Awards were announced at the second China Responsible Tourism Forum in Shanghai in Nove

How new generations of consumers are connecting to travel

BANGKOK, Thailand – The PATA Youth Forum, which has the theme, “Search, Connect, Experience – The Future of Tourism,” is aiming to attract hundreds of young professionals and students from ove

Exploring a holistic approach towards a complete visitor economy

BANGKOK, Thailand - Former Secretary of Tourism, Mexico and G20 pioneer, Ms. Gloria Guevara, and President of Boeing Southeast Asia and former US Ambassador to Thailand, Mr.

PATA Youth Forum taps tourism industry leaders

BANGKOK, Thailand - Under the theme, “Search, Connect, Experience – the Future of Tourism,” the PATA Youth Forum will tap into the insights of industry leaders on how consumers will find, search

PATA Youth Forum to explore the future of tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will organize the PATA Youth Forum, with the theme, “Search, Connect, Experience – The Future of Tourism.” Hosted by the College of

Travel leaders issue rallying call to world governments

BANGKOK, Thailand - 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 A

Asia and Pacific continue as travel hot spots

BANGKOK, Thailand - Asia and the Pacific continued as a hot spot for international tourism in 2012, attracting what is expected to be in excess of 350 million international visitor arrivals, expanding

Tourism leaders will gather for PATA Summit next month

BANGKOK, Thailand - Leaders of the Complete Visitor Economy will gather for the 2013 PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Annual Summit (2013PAS) in Bangkok, April 25-28, 2013.

Digital Innovation Asia timed to lead into PATA Annual Summit

BANGKOK, Thailand - Located alongside, the Digital Innovation Asia events are deliberately timed to lead into the PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Annual Summit on April 25-28, which will attrac

Entries being accepted for PATA Gold Awards

BANGKOK, Thailand - Travel industry organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to successfully develop and promote travel and tourism in Asia Pacific can now submit entries

Travel leaders gather for PATA Annual Summit in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand - Leaders of the Complete Visitor Economy will gather for the 2013 PATA Annual Summit (2013PAS) in Bangkok April 25-28, 2013.

PATA appoints Daniela Wagner as PATA European Coordinator

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Ms. Daniela Wagner as PATA European Coordinator, effective February 22, 2013.

Who will be next PATA Face of the Future?

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Face of the Future award is open for submission until February 28, 2013.

Pacific Asia Travel Association welcomes Travelindex as Preferred Partner

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is delighted to welcome Travelindex as the Preferred Partner.

PATA to hold Annual Summit in Bangkok this April

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold the 2013 PATA Annual Summit (2013PAS) in Bangkok April 25-28, 2013.

Thailand tourism is like an easy date

Keynote speakers in the PATA Thailand Chapter debate January 30 in Bangkok, Thailand, is a like a cunning cheerleader, a good looker, an easy date who cheats at her exams and gossips about her friends

New PATA task force to aid destinations at time of crisis

BANGKOK, Thailand - 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.

PATA and WTTC outline united agenda for total travel industry chain

BANGKOK, Thailand - Mr. Martin J. Craigs, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO, and Mr.

PATA event raises the curtain on ASEAN Tourism Forum

BANGKOK, Thailand - Over 150 travel industry professionals participated in the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Reception and Networking Event in Vientiane, Laos, January 21.

Sydney welcomes PATA Hub City Forum

BANGKOK, Thailand - “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, Febr

PATA welcomes Travel Channel as Preferred Partner

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce Travel Channel International as a new PATA Preferred Partner.

International arrivals into Asia grow 5.5 percent

BANGKOK, Thailand - International visitor arrivals into Asia between January and September 2012 showed a collective increase of 5.5% year-on-year, according to preliminary results released today by th