PATA pushes summit registration

BANGKOK, 6 December 2019: Pacific Asia Travel Association has launched promotions to boost registrations for its annual summit that will be hosted in Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE, 31 March to 3 April 2020.

Under the theme ‘Partnerships for Tomorrow,’ the event will continue the tradition of hosting a UNWTO/PATA Leaders Debate on the second day of the summit.

Registration is complimentary for PATA Members and delegates based in Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.

As for the rest, members across the Asia-Pacific region will pay USD299, while non-members pay USD499. PATA’s publicity states “local registration is set at USD199. However, in its latest promotion, PATA announced delegates from the GCC countries are eligible for complimentary registration.

It marks the first time that a major PATA event such as the summit has convened in the GCC countries and is part of a strategy to grow PATA’s membership in the Middle East and extend its influence.

With over 7,000 years of fascinating history, towering mountains, terracotta deserts and beautiful beaches,  Ras Al Khaimah promises an authentic, unforgettable Arabian experience, PATA’s publicity claims. For the more adventurous delegates they can check out the  UAE’shighest peak, Jebel Jais, where visitors can experience exhilarating speeds on the World’s Longest Zipline – Jebel Jais Flight, to a 7-zipline circuit tour and new hiking trails.

The offer of complimentary registration to PATA members and delegates based in Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman) for PAS 2020 is subject to available seating capacity. The event will be held in the Al Hamra International Exhibition and Convention Centre.