UN warns of acute pilot shortage

MONTREAL, 15 February 2018: Hundreds of thousands of pilots will need to be trained to meet growing demand for air transport around the world by 2036, the UN aviation agency said Tuesday. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) secretary general Fang...
BANGKOK, 3 March 2015: Details of a new tourism marketing strategy and action plan for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) were released 27 February at a workshop supported by the Asian Development Bank and the Thailand Ministry of Tourism...
BANGKOK, 30 March 2018: Pacific Asia Travel Association has appointed Trevor Weltman as chief of staff effective 2 April. Reporting to PATA CEO, Mario Hardy, he will be responsible for planning, managing, coordinating and executing the association’s day-to-day activities. The post...
SINGAPORE 9 February 2018 The International Air Transport Association and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore will establish a Global Safety Predictive Analytics Research Center (SPARC) in Singapore. SPARC will use predictive analytics to identify potential aviation safety hazards and...
BANGKOK, 12 April 2017: Travel trade media rarely endorses candidates vying for top level tourism appointments, but TravelIndex founder and director, Bernard Metzger, made an exception, Tuesday, by backing a candidate from the Seychelles to take over as the...
BANGKOK, 25 August 2017: Pacific Asia Travel Association is offering members access to a monthly China Outbound Tourism Price Index through its online store. PATA members get to save USD900 for a report that has a USD5,999 price tag for 12...
LONDON, 28 May 2018: The World Travel & Tourism Council invited transport ministers attending the annual International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, to partner with the tourism sector to implement biometrics to make travel more efficient and secure. Speaking to...

Tool kit to save wildlife

BANGKOK, 9 February 2018: Freeland.org, a frontline counter trafficking organisation, released its latest online took kit to protect wildlife at a presentation in Bangkok, Thursday. The official launch held at the Bangkok-based Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand attracted media and...
BANGKOK, 13 December 2017: Pacific Asia Travel Association will advocate for better gender equality in the travel and tourism industry in 2018. The decision is in line with United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal Five, that calls for gender equality in...
BANGKOK, 4 April 2018: Thailand’s registered travel agencies handled 870,720 Chinese tour clients, January to March 20, according to the latest data released by the Association of Thai Travel Agents. For ATTA member companies trips from China improved 29.49%, while...