PATA rallies to support Indonesian tourism

1st Jun 2006

PATA sent a message of condolence, support
and solidarity to each of its members in Indonesia this week,
after an earthquake rocked Central Java.The Association also created a
dedicated page to host news from members and friends in Indonesia. The
page is linked from PATA’s “Crisis Centre” at
PATA’s fears that bookings to Indonesian destinations unaffected by
the earthquake may be negatively impacted are being realised with a
report from Bali Hilton International that the property has already
received cancellations for 48 room nights.

PATA’s global network of members and
friends are requested to spread the following message:


- All Indonesian destinations,
except for some parts of Central Java, were unaffected by the
earthquake. Please continue with your travel
plans. -

PATA President and CEO Mr Peter de Jong said: “It is vital that
we try to limit unnecessary cancellations in destinations unaffected
by the earthquake—and do our best to encourage a return to
normality in worst-hit destinations.”



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