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.
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.
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.
An exclusive new partnership between the Pacific Asia Travel Association and Tourism & Events Queensland will provide Queensland tourism businesses with access to the latest Asia-Pacific visitor research. The partnership will empower tourism businesses with access to a world first exclusive online visitor data, TEQmPower.
Pacific Asia Travel Association chief executive Martin Craigs is expected to announce his retirement from the role today. PATA is presently meeting at its Travel Mart 2014 event in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with the board of the organisation reportedly selecting a new leader for the organisation.
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.
The Pacific Asia Travel Association has announced the extension of its strategic partnership with TripAdvisor. The strategic partnership will facilitate further engagement on joint initiatives in publishing, research, surveys, events and advocacy.
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), The Netherlands Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), and Travelife have kicked off their co-operation with a series of training courses for tour operators and advisors.
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.
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.
Video: 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.