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.
The Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA) China Office and Digital Marketing Inner Circle (DMIC) are together staging a seminar ‘Leveraging Social Media for Engaging Consumers’.
There’s a role to play for every PATA member in the battle against climate change. That’s the view of PATA CEO Greg Duffell, who is asking all Association members to lobby their government representatives in advance of next week’s COP15 climate change summit in Copenhagen.
Some cause for industry hope in new PATA Tourism ForecastsThere’s some cause for cautious optimism in the tourism and travel industry across the Asia Pacific region, according to PATA’s Strategic Intelligence Director John Koldowski.
The Pacific Asia Travel Association, has forged a partnership with OAG designed to further strengthen the work of the Association’s Strategic Intelligence Centre (SIC). OAG (Official Airline Guide) is now PATA’s ‘preferred airline data supplier’ and also becomes a corporate member of the Association.
The Pacific Asia Travel Association isforecasting robust growth for travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region, withtourism revenues to top US$4.6 trillion and visitor arrivals to reach close to 500million by the end of 2010.