PATA plans Dubai chapter

The Director General of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Mr. Khalid A bin Sulayem, welcomed the CEO and President of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Mr. Peter de Jong, who visited the emirate recently. Present during the meeting held at One & Only Royal Mirage hotel were the DTCM Executive Director Operations and Marketing, Mr. Mohammed Khamis bin Hareb, and Mr. Udaya Indrarathna, DTCM Executive Director for Tourism Affairs -Strategy & Research.

The discussions focused around bilateral relationships between the DTCM and PATA. They also discussed PATA’s ability to provide useful detailed research of mainly Asian markets and how this can be shared with the DTCM.

The opening of a PATA Chapter in Dubai was on the agenda.

Earlier this year, the DTCM had joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) as a member.