BANGKOK, 19 September 2019: Leaders of the Pacific Travel Association and its foundation are going the extra mile in the name of transparency. PATA’s CEO Mario Hardy messaged TTR Weekly at the weekend to confirm the...
SEATTLE, 18 September 2019:  The Adventure Travel Trade Association has hired Taleb Rifai, former secretary-general of the UNWTO as a special advisor. Rifai, a two-term secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism...

Spain wins UNWTO award

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, 16 September 2019: The Spanish city of San Sebastian was awarded the 2019 World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) prize for Public Policy and Governance at a ceremony attended by leaders of the global tourism sector...
ST PETERSBURG, 13 September 2019: The 23rd Session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) closes today 13 September in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation. More than 1,000 participants from 124 countries = travelled to...
BANGKOK, 11 September 2019: The chairman of the PATA Foundation, Peter Semone, quit abruptly last week, after heading the foundation for over five years Travel Impact Newswire reported Tuesday. Known for its in-depth analysis of...

Global tourism rises 4%

ST PETERSBURG 11 September 2019 - International tourist arrivals grew 4% from January to June 2019, compared to the same period last year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer published ahead of the 23rd World Tourism Organization General Assembly....

PATA in good shape for now

BANGKOK, 9  September 2019: Calling the last four years a net positive performance, the Pacific Asia Travel Association now reports its fiscal year 2018 closed in good health. Released 2 September, the 2018 annual report stresses membership...
BANGKOK, 6 September 2019: Asian Development Bank and the Pacific Asia Travel Association are teaming up with Plug and Play, an open platform that develops technologies to supports startups in the sustainable tourism sector across Asia. By...
BANGKOK, 4 September 29 2019: The Pacific Asia Travel Association has strengthened its partnership with Binumi, a video content platform to develop more robust video communications. “PATA is pleased to bolster its partnership with Binumi and begin...
MADRID, 29 August 2019: Buenos Aires is the latest city to join the International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO), an initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to help destinations to monitor and manage tourism in...