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...
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...