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PATA inks memorandum of understanding with South Pacific Tourism Organisation

PATA inks memorandum of understanding with South Pacific Tourism Organisation

The Pacific Asia Travel Association has signed a landmark agreement with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation. The deal is designed to enhance the promotion and development of sustainable tourism across a broad range of Pacific island destinations. A core element of the memorandum of understanding is tourism associated data that embraces accurate figures for international arrivals to each member nation of the SPTO

Zimbabwe joins Pacific Asia Travel Association to promote Chinese tourism

Zimbabwe joins Pacific Asia Travel Association to promote Chinese tourism

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has become the first national tourism organisation from the continent of Africa to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association. The two organisations signed a letter of agreement during the annual Sanganai World Tourism Expo in Bulawayo. The agreement reinforces Zimbabwe’s determination to increase the numbers of international arrivals from influential source markets across the Asia Pacific region.

PATA elects new exectutive board

PATA elects new exectutive board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has elected Andrew Jones, Guardian – Sanctuary Resorts, Hong Kong SAR, as Chairman of the Association’s Executive Board. He replaces Kevin B Murphy who was elected Chairman in April 2015 and who remains a member of the Executive Board as Immediate Past Chairman.

Pacific Asia Travel Association appoints Hardy as new chief

Pacific Asia Travel Association appoints Hardy as new chief

The Pacific Asia Travel Association has announced the appointment of Mario Hardy as its next chief executive, effective from November 1st, 2014. Hardy is currently the chief operations officer of PATA, a position he has held since January 15th of this year. He was approved to succeed Martin Craigs as the chief executive by the PATA executive board at the last executive board meeting held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in September 2014.

BBC World News signs partnership with PATA

BBC World News signs partnership with PATA

The Pacific Asia Travel Association is has revealed BBC Global News, the owner and operator of BBC World News and bbc.com/news, as the new PATA Premier Media Partner. As a membership association advocating for the responsible development of the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry, the partnership will provide PATA the opportunity to reach more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, and over 389 million households and 1.81 million hotel rooms.

PATA signs CRA training deal to boost Chinese tourism

PATA signs CRA training deal to boost Chinese tourism

The Pacific Asia Travel Association has signed a Master License agreement with China Ready & Accredited in order to promote the global rollout of CRA programmes to PATA members. CRA delivers a global system of training and accreditation, which provides Chinese consumers with an assurance of a pre-determined level of service quality when interacting with product and service providers outside mainland China.

Martin Craigs, chief executive, Pacific Asia Travel Association

Martin Craigs, chief executive, Pacific Asia Travel Association

3rd Jun 2014 Videos

PATA chief executive Martin Craigs here talks to Breaking Travel News reporter Phil Blizzard about the origins of International Air Transport Association during the organisation’s 70th Annual General Meeting in Doha. Also on the agenda are the growth of Gulf-based ‘super-connector’ carriers, the problems with UK aviation taxation and the challenges facing international travellers.