The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the appointment of two new top executives at the organisation. Stu Lloyd will take on the role of senior director – marketing and membership services, while Reid Ridgway will take over as head of regional director – Asia.
After assessing the situation in Japan, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has reaffirmed its belief the vast majority of the country is safe to travel to. Nearly all the country is operating as normal, with the exception of the locally impacted tsunami area in the vicinity around the Fukushima nuclear plants.
The Pacific Asia Travel Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with the European Tour Operators Association designed to enhance cooperation between the two bodies. Under the terms of the deal, the organisations will share research, intelligence, information and work together to carry out lobbying and policy development activities.
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has entered a partnership with STR Global, as part of PATA’s new strategic direction to “Build the Business” for members. PATA members will benefit by receiving access to accommodation sector indicators that will enable better decision making.
The Pacific Asia Travel Association has presented its Japan Appeal support package worth tens of thousands of dollars to the PATA Japan Chapter at ANA headquarters in Tokyo. The package comprised a one million yen cheque and extensive in-kind support to help Japan’s travel industry members attend PATA Travel Mart in New Delhi in September.
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has offered its resources and support to a new tourism recovery initiative collectively launched by China, Japan and Korea (ROK).
The Pacific Asia Travel Association has offered its resources and support to a new tourism recovery initiative collectively launched by China, Japan and Korea. The three countries agreed earlier this month to jointly develop a crisis management manual to combat future crises.
The importance of travel and tourism as a driving force of economic growth in Asia has been highlighted by new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The two industry heavyweights are collaborating to enhance public-private partnership across Asia, which will be of the themes of the WTTC Summit in Las Vegas.
The National Tourism Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNTA), together with the Provincial Government of Sichuan, has officially opened the 2011 Sichuan International Tourism Festival, 2011 with a formal ceremony held at the town of Shuimo in Wenchuan County, Sichuan ProvinceRunning until May 15th, 2011 this international tourism festival commemorates the devastation caused by the 8.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the province of Sichuan at 2:28pm China local time on May 12th, 2008 with devastating consequences to both life and property.