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PATA member Lloyd Cole died today from COVID-19 complications

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 17, 2020 23:35

Simone Bassous, Executive Director of the New York Chapter for the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), shared that PATA member Lloyd Cole died today. He said: I am deeply sad ... Read More

How World Tourism Confronted Coronavirus in Berlin today?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 6, 2020 16:50

Traveling during Coronavirus? No more?  The global travel and tourism industry is in a state of panic, disbelief, and business is in a downward free-fall due to the outbreak of ... Read More

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) teams up to develop new tools for tourism

editor editor- March 6, 2020 04:05

In the age of climate change and overtourism, several organizations are coming together to equip the sector with the critical skills needed to manage tourism. The Pacific Asia Travel Association ... Read More

Prestigious Honor for Young Tourism Professional bestowed by PATA

editor editor- March 4, 2020 04:12

The CEO of the PATA Nepal Chapter, Suresh Singh Budal, is a young, proactive, and passionate tourism professional with leadership aspirations to serve towards the sustainable development of tourism in ... Read More

Dialogue between USA and Iran? IIPT founder tries to open window

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2020 08:11

The founder and president of the New York-based International  Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT), Louis D'Amore is urging the United States and Iran to take the opportunity and opened ... Read More

SKÅL and PATA’s Bangkok Christmas Charity Fundraiser 2019 Hits New Heights

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- December 13, 2019 23:36

The spectacular SKÅL and PATA Bangkok Christmas Charity Fundraiser event took place on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, with a record turnout. The Thai capital’s top travel associations, SKÅL International Bangkok, ... Read More

Asia dominates supply of international visitor arrivals into Asia Pacific

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 7, 2019 17:15

Data from the Annual Travel Monitor 2019 Final Edition (ATM) released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) last month shows that Asia continued to dominate the supply of international ... Read More

Premier Destinations wins Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator at World Travel Awards

editor editor- June 11, 2019 20:17

Premier Maldives part of the Premier Destinations brand won Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards 2019 - Africa & Indian Ocean red-carpet gala ceremony held in ... Read More

Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Leaders are in Nepal

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2019 05:42

The Nepal Tourism Board under the leadership of their CEO Deepak Joshi is positioning the country as a global center for tourism resilience in Asia. A summit ongoing in a ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett to participate in inaugural Asian Resilience Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 15:27

Jamaica's Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett is expected to participate in the first Asian Resilience Summit, being held in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 31, 2019. The Minister received this invitation ... Read More

PATA announces Board Members, Industry Council and Government Committee from India

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 28, 2019 02:34

At the recently-concluded PATA Annual Summit & Board Meeting held at Cebu, Philippines, Tourism Secretary Government of India, Mr. Yogendra Tripathi, Chairman & Managing Director of ITDC and Mrs. Ravneet ... Read More

PATA Annual Summit 2019: Issues of sustainability and social responsibility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019 04:13

The PATA Annual Summit 2019 (PAS 2019), under the theme ‘Progress with a Purpose’, opened in Cebu, Philippines on May 9 with 383 delegates from 194 organisations and 43 destinations ... Read More

PATA Youth Symposium empowers the next generation of tourism leaders

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:39

The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines, took place on the first day of the PATA Annual Summit 2019 on Thursday, May 9 at the Radisson ... Read More

Tourism Solomons CEO invited to join PATA Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 07:28

Strong recognition for the Solomon Islands on the international tourism stage and huge kudos for Tourism Solomons with CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto invited to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association ... Read More

Asia Pacific Tourism: 700 million international arrivals in 2018 and growing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 18:30

Asia Pacific destinations collectively received almost 700 million international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in 2018, an increase of 7.7% over the 2017 figure, according to PATA’s Annual Tourism Monitor 2019 Early ... Read More

PATA launches report exploring the current state of food waste in Asia Pacific tourism and hospitality

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019 08:38

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the release of a food waste report titled, “BUFFET: Building an Understanding For Food Excess in Tourism – A report on ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau Director Flori-Anne dela Cruz named 2019 PATA Face of the Future

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 08:22

Flori-Anne dela Cruz, the youth representative to the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Board of Directors, is today named as the 2019 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett named PATWA advisor

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 22:12

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has accepted an invitation to become an advisor to international travel writers’ group — Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA). The invitation was made by ... Read More

Airbnb co-founder headed to Phillippines for travel summit

editor editor- March 27, 2019 20:56

“We are excited to be welcoming Mr. Nathan Blecharczyk to the PATA Annual Summit 2019. It is nearly impossible to talk about the travel and tourism industry without mentioning Airbnb ... Read More

PATA: Indian tourism to Asia Pacific will increase by 5.4 million in next 4 years

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 16:52

India is set to generate an incremental increase of 5.4 million visitor arrivals between 2018 and 2023, according to a latest report by PATA’s Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2019-2023. Of ... Read More

Reimagining tourism for the future

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2019 17:06

In the last decade or so, tourism has positioned itself as a critical variable in the development planning space and the development discourse globally. Today businesses, governments, international organizations as ... Read More

Cardiac Arrest took PATA Life Member: Alwin Zecha, Founder Pacific Leisure Group

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2019 04:08

The funeral of Alwin Zecha, chairman and founder of Pacific Leisure Group, was held at Saturday at Rangsit Methodist Church and Crematorium in Bangkok, Thailand The Travel and Tourism industry ... Read More

Global DMC Network by JTB Group DMC Travelife Partner status

editor editor- March 8, 2019 21:04

JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. (JTBGMT), member of the Global DMC Network by JTB Group, received the Travelife Partner award last month in recognition of the long-term efforts of ... Read More

CEO Pilar Laguana is fantastic news for Guam Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 5, 2019 20:58

Pilar Laguana, an international tourism veteran, is now in charge of the Guam Visitors Bureau. She thinks out of the box, she has a global mindset, and she is a ... Read More

PATA embraces adventure and spirituality in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 19:10

The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 takes place in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India with 300 delegates from 28 countries in attendance for the three-day niche event, ... Read More

PATA: Asia Pacific will welcome 900 million international visitors in 2023

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 7, 2019 19:30

The overall annual growth rate for international visitors into 40 Asia Pacific destinations is estimated to have been around 7.8 percent in 2018, generating an inbound volume of around 688 ... Read More

Flow from China will dominate Asia Pacific tourist arrivals in 2023

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019 19:40

According to the latest edition of PATA's Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts, the Asia Pacific region is expected to enjoy a steady 5.5% average increase in international visitor arrivals (IVAs) per ... Read More

eTN Sri Lanka contributor appointed to international board of Asian Eco-Tourism Network 

editor editor- January 14, 2019 21:44

Srilal Miththapala, senior tourism industry personality and regular contributor to eTurboNews from Sri Lanka, has been appointed to the Board of the Asian Eco-Tourism Network. Read More

PATA lines up speakers for Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference

editor editor- January 8, 2019 21:30

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered a diverse line-up of thought leaders, innovators and pioneers for the upcoming PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019. Read More

PATA Micronesia Chapter: New Board of Directors and Chairs

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019 05:36

This past month marked the end of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Micronesia Chapter’s directorship for 2017 – 2018. For the past four years (two-year consecutive terms), Pilar Laguaña ... Read More

PATA in India to promote Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- December 12, 2018 10:56

India is confident of putting up an impressive show at the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 (ATRTCM 2019)scheduled to be held in Rishikesh in the ... Read More

PATA Forum set for Pattaya

editor editor- December 4, 2018 10:24

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organize the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019 (PDMF 2019) in Pattaya, Thailand. Read More

PATA honors Chapters and Student Chapters in Langkawi, Malaysia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 23, 2018 19:09

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) honoured the accomplishments of three PATA Chapters and one Student Chapter in Langkawi, Malaysia on Saturday, September 15 during the PATA Board Dinner and ... Read More

PATA Youth Symposium inspires the next generation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 14, 2018 09:55

The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and the Alumni Association of UiTM Students' Representative Council (PIMPIN) in collaboration with the PATA Malaysia Chapter, Tourism Malaysia ... Read More

PATA: Inspiring the tourism leaders of tomorrow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 3, 2018 08:25

The next PATA Youth Symposium, with the theme ‘Inspiring Tourism Leaders of Tomorrow’, will take place on the first day of PATA Travel Mart 2018 on Wednesday, September 12 at the ... Read More

Winners announced: 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 18, 2018 08:59

See the full list of award winners. This year’s awards attracted 200 entries from 87 organisations and individuals worldwide. The winners were selected by an independent judging committee consisting of ... Read More