The Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA) role as a membership association will be the focus of discussions at the first plenary session of the 60th Anniversary and Conference, April 9-12, 2011, at the China World Hotel, Beijing.
Over the next 20-years, Asia Pacific’s aviation industry is set to soar. Growing an anticipated 6.8% per year, the region will require 10,320 new airplanes, 180,600 additional pilots and 220,000 extra maintenance workers.
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has revealed its forecasts for travel demand in the 42 destinations within the region, predicting an annual average rate of growth in arrivals of just under seven per cent between 2009 and 2013. Asia is expected to receive much of this growth, with an average increase of around 7.5 per cent per annum, while North America will average around five per cent and the Pacific between four and five per cent over the period.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) held its first consultative meeting recently, in conjunction with the PATA Thailand Chapter, Skal Thailand, and tourism representatives from the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand.
PATA has released preliminary figures for international visitor arrivals into Asia and the Pacific for the month of August 2010, indicating a year-on-year growth of 10 percent. Travel sentiment generally remained very robust across the region, as a stabilising global economy together with increased airline seat capacity and frequency supported the demand for travel during the northern hemisphere summer holiday period.
On the occasion of World Tourism Day, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is proud to align itself with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and its many initiatives in ensuring we have a greener world to live in.
The final day of the three-day PATA Travel Mart 2010 (PTM 2010), September 14-17, saw international buyers, sellers and media delegates gather at the dinner reception hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
Partnering with EarthCheck - the largest environmental management system in the world, which is used by more than 1000 organisations in over 70 countries – PATA unveiled a free carbon calculator that holds great appeal to small to medium sized operators.