BANGKOK, 4 February 2020: PATA’s CEO Mario Hardy has tendered his resignation after serving the association for six years. He will leave in December when his current contract expires. This report has been updated...
SINGAPORE, 4 February 2020: Singapore Tourism Board introduced measures to help tourism businesses combat the impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) at the weekend.  STB said it would waive licence fees for hotels, travel agents and...
BANGKOK, 29 January 2020: The Thailand Chapter of Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) won the Rising Star Award for 2019 at SITE’s 2020 Global Conference held in Vancouver, Canada earlier this week. The annual...
KUCHING, 3 January 2020: Sarawak Tourism Board sets out its marketing and sales stall for 2020  confirming participate in 27 trade and consumer fairs, roadshows and sales missions during the year. Among...
GENEVA, 16 December 2019: The International Air Transport Association forecast that the global airline industry will produce a net profit of USD29.3 billion in 2020 bettering the 2019 performance. It will represent an improvement over an...
BRUSSELS, 18 November 2019: Seamless travel makes for a popular talking point at travel conferences, but making it a reality for travellers is not proving to be that simple. The topic came up for...
BANGKOK, 18 November 2019:  The first reported hearing of the traditional ditty ‘Jingle Bells’ was witnessed in Bangkok’s shopping malls last week reminding us to fast track our preparations for December’s festive season. Taking...
BANGKOK, 8 October 2019: The 68-year-old Pacific Asia Travel Association says it will adopt democratic elections and embrace a new online business model to drag itself into the 21st century. In a letter to the members,...
MADRID, 7 October 2019: The EBRD and the UNWTO are joining forces to strengthen sustainable and inclusive tourism as a tool for achieving growth and development. Under an MoU, signed by EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti...

PATA backs Travel Lab Asia

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan, 24 September 2019: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in partnership with the Asian Development Bank and Plug and Play on the sidelines of the PATA Travel Mart last week. Asian Development Bank’s ADB Ventures...