319-buyer delegates from 228-organisations across the world have registered to participate in the PATA Travel Mart (PTM) 2010. The PTM is Asia-Pacific’s premier travel trade show, to be held in September 14-17 in Macau SAR.
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today released the preliminary Asia and the Pacific1 international visitor arrivals figures for the months of April and May 2010, showing year-on-year growth in arrivals of seven per cent and 16% respectively.
Former Pacific Asia Travel Association executive Renton de Alwis is to return to the Association in a short-term advisory role at the invitation of Association CEO Greg Duffell to offer expert advice on membership retention, recruitment and chapter development.
PATA is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Punam Mohandas as its new Director – Communications, replacing Dale Lawrence who leaves PATA in mid June.
PATA is seeking early confirmation of reform to the widely-criticised UK Air Passenger Duty from the new British coalition government.
Members of the Pacific Asia Travel Association have again attacked planned rises in Air Passenger Duty in the United Kingdom. With increases set for November, PATA argues smaller Pacific nations, which rely on long-haul tourism for economic prosperity, will be adversely affected.
MasterCard Worldwide in affirming its commitment in supporting sustainable development of Asia Pacific travel and tourism, has signed an agreement to support PATA Foundation to earmark its 25th Anniversary.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand, in association with the Pacific Asia Travel Association, issued the following statement today (16 March):
The Pacific Asia Travel Association has continued its assault on proposed changes to the UK’s Air Passenger Duty. The association argues rises planned for November will have a detrimental impact on travel to many long-haul developing markets.