BANGKOK, 3 April 2020: The Covid-19 crisis has handed the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s CEO, Mario Hardy, a six-month extension of his work contract to 31 May 2021. He was due to step down 31 December...
SINGAPORE, 3 April 2020: Over 320,000 local jobs across the Asia Pacific region and a USD36 billion industry are at risk of being overlooked by politicians as they devise financial rescue measures to cope with the Covid-19...
KUALA LUMPUR, 31 March 2020: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is calling on the government to allow the private sector to stop mandatory contributions to government funds and other schemes. “The first measure...
BANGKOK, 26 March 2020: The Pacific Asia Travel Association is opening a crisis resource centre to support members with data and research to help them rebuild business once Covid-19 peaks. Noting that losses are...
BANGKOK, 19 March 2020: In his latest "letter from the CEO", Pacific Asia Travel Association's president and CEO, Mario Hardy, cuts, through the clutter and noise surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak. He calls for calm suggesting even if...
LONDON, 19 March 2020: In this open letter, the World Travel & Tourism Council presents the case for governments to step in and save millions of jobs in travel and tourism sector that are at risk.
BANGKOK, 12 March 2020: The Bangkok Skal Club elected its committee and president during the annual general meeting held 10 March. The club members elected Andrew Wood as president and Tom Sorensen as vice...
SINGAPORE, 12 March 2020: Covid-19 continues to impact the global business travel industry, with companies cancelling meetings and instituting blanket business travel cancellations, according to the latest research conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).
KUALA LUMPUR, 10 March 2020 - The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is calling on airlines and hotels to be fair to travel agents who are the true victims of the Covid-19 outbreak.
BANGKOK, 9 March 2020: It seems like an eternity, but just a year ago the Pacific Asia Travel Association's CEO, Mario Hardy, raised the spectre of a crisis that would see Chinese tourist arrivals crash through the...