Pacific Asia Travel Association

Pacific Asia Travel Association


Live in 3️⃣ days! The ocean is home to vast biodiversity and an essential provider of food, jobs, and livelihoods. 🪸🌏

How is the tourism industry doing its part in conserving our life support system? What simple actions can we take to be a part of this force for good? Join this webinar to start your ocean conservation actions.

Tue, Jan 31, 12 PM Singapore (GMT+8) | 9:30 AM New Delhi | 2 PM Queensland | Jan 30, 8 PM Vancouver:

Spain is art, is culture, is good food... Spain is your next getaway. ✈️🍹

Madrid, Andalusia, and Barcelona are where you can find the Spain of your dreams; bathe in sun on a beach in the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, and Valencia; and indulge in the Spanish dishes all across the destination. If you are planning for a longer stay in this destination with countless experiences to tick off, here is a list of places in Spain that makes an ideal location for your digital nomad life:

Currently, there are no restrictions to travel to Spain by air. Travellers arriving from China should carry an EU Digital COVID Certificate, an equivalent, or a negative COVID test.

Spain is a year-round destination, so start packing now!

Stay informed. Here are this week's updates on travel in Asia Pacific destinations:

🔹 to partially resume overseas group tours on Feb 6.
🔹 aims to scrap COVID testing rule, end quota system after Lunar New Year.
🔹 (ROK) downgrade indoor mask requirement from “Mandatory” to “Recommended” starting Jan 30.
🔹 to make all resorts, beaches, and public spaces smoke-free.
🔹 Taipei to ban disposable amenities in hotel rooms.
🔹 lower COVID-19 to flu status.
🔹 temporarily suspends issuing new passports.

Find full updates on 39 Asia Pacific destinations:

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The PATA Gold Awards 2022 Digital Marketing Campaign Winner is Tourism Authority of Thailand's ! 📲🍛

The contest, held twice in 2020 and once in 2021, invited the online community to guess the featured Thai Cuisine, and the lucky winners were awarded meals from the best Thai restaurants in Mumbai.

It was a huge success in keeping the audience engaged and educated about Thai food even when they couldn't physically be in Thailand, attracting 700+ participants and 8,000+ engagements.

Learn more about the winning project:

Live in 3️⃣ days! Tired of scouring through the news to understand the impact of China's reopening? Join this webinar to get all the essential information you need to draw the travel industry's accurate portrait:

🔹 Expected industry & destination performance
🔹 Latest macro-economic outlook & priority categories for consumer spending
🔹 Forecasted visitor arrivals into Asia Pacific destinations
🔹 Possible challenges in the face of rapid recovery

Thu, Jan 26, 4 PM Singapore (GMT+8) | 8 AM London | 1:30 PM New Delhi | 7 PM Sydney. Final call to register:

The webinar is complimentary to PATA International Members and available at a discounted pricing for PATA Chapter Members & Youth.

Happy Year of the Rabbit! 🐇🧧
May you leap into a year full of joy, health, and bright opportunities. ✨

Fully sold out last year, our popular PATA Destination Experience Forum & Mart is back in Sarawak, Malaysia this year- a vibrant destination full of adventures. 🌳🦧

The event taking place June 21-23 will focus on ecotourism, responsible tourism, and gastronomy tourism; allowing attendees to gain first-hand practical knowledge on destination management and marketing through the 1-day destination experience and 1-day forum.

Super early-bird rate tickets now for sale, available only until February 15. Mark the date and get ready to discover your senses to adventure:

The ocean is an essential element in combatting climate change, requiring much more effort than now to conserve. 🌊

This webinar will deep dive into the impact of the tourism industry on the Maritime environment and how we are working to mitigate them. The speakers will also share how the industry can contribute to ocean conservation from a tourist perspective.

🔹 Dmitri Cooray, Deputy Managing Director, Jetwing Hotels
🔹 Susanne Etti, Global Environmental Impact Manager, Intrepid Travel
🔹 Janine Tewid, Marketing Representative, Palau Visitors Authority

Tue, Jan 31, 12 PM Singapore (GMT+8) | 9:30 AM New Delhi | 2 PM Queensland | Jan 30, 8 PM Vancouver. The webinar is open to all.

Register now:

Stay informed. Here are this week's updates on travel in Asia Pacific destinations:

🔹 introduces random COVID tests on travellers.
🔹 temporarily exempts visas for 34 countries.
🔹 requires all visitors to present vaccination proof; negative 72-hour PCR report for unvaccinated travellers.
🔹 -China, Myanmar-Thailand checkpoints reopened partially.
🔹 to finalise details of 300-baht tourist fee on Jan 24.
🔹 will reopen Chinese Embassy visa offices on Jan 25.
🔹 plans to further ease mask mandate after Lunar New Year.

Find full updates on 39 Asia Pacific destinations:

Receive weekly Asia Pacific travel updates:

As China opened its doors on January 8, destinations around the world have been seeing surges in bookings and searches. 📈

Which countries/regions within the Asia Pacific will be the major beneficiaries as a result? What can travel and hospitality businesses expect? This webinar will present the forecasts and their implications.

Thu, Jan 26, 4 PM Singapore (GMT+8) | 8 AM London | 1:30 PM New Delhi | 7 PM Sydney. Register now:

The PATA Gold Award 2022 Culture Award winner is Sarawak Tourism Board (Sarawak Travel, Malaysia, Borneo) with its "2021 Virtual Rainforest World Music Festival"! 🎧🎷

The Rainforest World Music Festival was introduced in 1997 to preserve the unique music and instruments of its ethnic groups that are at risk of becoming lost. In 2021, the festival was conducted online by merging the best elements of traditional music and modern technology to provide an interactive virtual festival.

By broadcasting it online for all to join, it helped extended the reach of the festival while enforcing the importance and significance of maintaining cultural and world music.

Learn more about the winning project:

Henan, home to the iconic Shaolin Temple, is the city depicted in the Qingming Scroll. If you are keen to learn more about the profound Chinese culture, visit Henan and take a seat at the Unique Henan– Land of Drama theatre complex. 🎭

Using the most cutting-edge technology and dazzling fantasy techniques, the immersive theatre city tells the story and history of Chinese human civilisation through a 700-minute non-repeating repertoire presented by a thousand actors in 21 theatres. Visit Henan to enjoy a feast for your eyes and mind!

China has now resumed the application and issuance of foreigners visa, permits, and the implementation of the 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy.

Henan, Where China Beings: Visit Henan

Tourism in Asia Pacific is gradually bouncing back as evidenced by the international visitor arrivals (IVAs) of 43 destinations accumulating to over 67 million in the third quarter of 2022, marking an increase of 102.5% over 3Q2021.

In the Americas, Canada was the only destination whose IVAs surpassed the pre-pandemic level over the same period. In Southeast Asia, 4/10 destinations registered four-digit growth rates over the same period, with Thailand leading both 3Q2022 and year-to-date 2022 IVAs into the destination.

Download the 3Q2022 Quarterly Tourism Monitor to learn more 👉

The report is complimentary/available at a discounted price for PATA Members, get your copy now!

If you are looking to dive into the beauty of untouched nature, the Solomon Islands is the best choice for your next vacation. 🐬🌴

The Solomon Islands are an archipelago of 992 tropical islands scattered between Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu in the South Pacific. Here in the Islands' unspoilt and uncrowded waters, divers can glide alongside manta rays and reef sharks and explore the World War II-era shipwrecks and planes.

The Islands is also known for its exotic local customs and traditions and intricate handicrafts; visit the destination and witness their thousands-year-old archaeological sites and villages that will surely bring you back in time!

Incoming passengers by air and sea no longer need to undertake a pre-departure PCR test. Proof of full vaccination required upon arrival. Learn more:

It's "Solways" Special: Visit Solomon Islands

Start 2023 with some fresh business ideas! 💡

The PATA Travel Innovations Hub, sharing innovative concepts sourced from across the globe and updated on a weekly basis, now has two new categories- Sustainability and Next-gen Technology added.

Find out what is on the rise and get a head-start on advancing your organisation.

Head over to the hub:

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Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, comprising government, state and cit


World Travel Market - WTM London is back and it’s more important than ever!

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Euromonitor International’s insight revealed that 64% of global consumers want to have a positive impact on the environment through their daily lives, and nearly 80% of travellers will pay 10% more for sustainable travel features. 📊

Through 56 indicators across 7 pillars, EMI's Sustainable Travel Index shows top positions are dominated by Europe with much space for improvement for APAC countries; but as APAC destinations are gearing up for eco-tourism and improving destinations for sustainability as well, a lot of development and work are seen in the pipeline.

The speakers also gave a sneak peek into its "New Traveller Segments Report," which 8 different types of travellers and their personalities are identified. The piece will be officially launched in November- stay tuned to EMI's official pages!

🌏 In the latter part of the webinar, experts from Euromonitor International talk about how to put sustainability into action in three themes; innovation, digitalisation, and luxury travel. Understanding the resources is key to having sustainability initiatives tailored to the business’s reality for efficient sustainability transformations. Also, AI’s role in aiding sustainability transformation will only become increasingly important moving forward.

What are the sustainable strategies businesses can take considering customer trends? What opportunities are there that have been able to break free of what emerging countries already have? How can a destination improve their ranking on the sustainable travel index? 📣 PATA International Members, send us a message to request the link to the webinar recording.

If you are interested in learning more from Euromonitor International’s market research on the travel industry, find the reports here:


The 2023 Gold Award "Marketing Campaign- State & City" winner is Kerala Tourism's "Pack Up for Kerala"! 🎒🛶

The campaign "Pack Up for Kerala" was conceptualised for an audience transitioning to normalcy post-COVID. The campaign idea, Make up for lost time– pack up for Kerala, was simple and direct; yet, it eloquently conveyed the sentiments of people during the transition to normalcy. There was regret about the immediate past and a determination to live life to the fullest - and to do so immediately. The line also exhorted everyone to regain their fun and freedom in one of India’s best-known destinations.

The campaign's digital videos and banners, which targeted domestic tourists within India, were promoted through print, radio, OOH, web portals, and social media channels.

Pack up for Kerala, let's go 🏃:


Oct 26-28: Join the 17th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook to meet speakers from: UNWTO, ForwardKeys, Visa, Mastercard, Airbnb, ADB, European Travel Commission, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PATA, and more. 📌

This year’s forum will enable participants to:
🔹 Rethink Tourism in post-pandemic times: Understanding and Adapting to new trends
🔹 Explore Sustainable Tourism Development: Leveraging China's Tourism Potential
🔹 Learn about Digital Frontiers: Leveraging Technology for Sustainable Tourism
🔹 Empower People in Tourism
🔹 Work together to get prepared for a better future
🔹 Empower Local Economies: Financial and Digital Literacy for Sustainable Tourism
🔹 Explore Sustainable Travel Behaviour post-COVID-19

Take stock of global and regional trends and map out your next course of action for the future. Final call to register:

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) School of Hotel and Tourism Management, PolyU Visa Mastercard Asian Development Bank ForwardKeys Amadeus European Travel Commission (ETC) Sarawak Travel, Malaysia, Borneo Vpon Big Data Group

Photos from Pacific Asia Travel Association's post 23/10/2023

The newly released ‘Annual Tourism Monitor 2023’ report shows that IVA numbers in 2022 were the strongest since 2019 and, as such, herald the much-awaited resurgence of the international travel and tourism sector for the Asia Pacific. 📈🧳

2022 saw a collective annual gain of almost 124.2 million foreign arrivals in 44 destinations, returning to a collective inbound count of nearly 265.5 million. There were wide differences at the three Asia Pacific destination region levels. The Pacific had the strongest growth rate in 2022 Y-o-Y, whereas Asia received both the largest number of arrivals and the greatest annual increase in absolute numbers from 2021. The Americas had the strongest recovery in the number of IVAs with 69%, followed by the Pacific, with over 57%.

Although Asia may have been slower in returning to growth up until 2022, the early 2023 figures show a very powerful return to dominance in the Asia Pacific mix of arrivals. Asia had the strongest performance of the three destination regions against the metrics of IVAs year-to-date, period-to-period growth rate and period-to-period increase in absolute numbers of IVAs.

💡 Read more about international visitor movements across the Asia Pacific region for 2022 and 2023 year-to-date update:


In an era where digital marketing and technology intersect, the journey to success for young professionals in the tourism industry is driven by harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence. 🤖🧠

The webinar will delve into the challenges faced in incorporating A.I. into digital campaigns and understand the evolution of digital marketing over the years, adapting to emerging technologies, and recognising AI as the latest tool in our arsenal. The session will also explore the ways in which AI can become a powerful ally for young professionals in tourism marketing, setting the stage for their dynamic journey towards success in the digital age.

Gain insights from seasoned experts, JTB Tourism Research & Consulting and Miles Partnership, who have navigated these uncharted waters.

Fri, Nov 10, 1PM Singapore (10:30 PM New Delhi | 12 PM Bangkok | 3 PM Queensland | Nov 9, 9 PM Vancouver), 🔗 save your seat:

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The 17th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook: Technical tour route B 👀

Route B: ⛰️ | 💃🏻 | 🖼️

Tour starts at a wonderful scenic spot where you can experience the breathtaking beauty of China's Longji Rice Terraces, known for their stunning tiered landscapes. Next, explore the unique cutural trail of the Yao ethnic group at China Long Hair Technology Museum, and watch the long hair performance. Lastly, immerse yourself in the charm of Dazhai Village, surrounded by picturesque rice terraces and local culture.

October 26-28, experience Guilin, China at the 17th UNTWO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook. Register now:

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) School of Hotel and Tourism Management, PolyU

Photos from Pacific Asia Travel Association's post 20/10/2023

The 17th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook: Technical tour route A 👀

Route A: 🌊 | 🏞️ | 🌃

The one-day trip will take you to Integral, a Sustainable Development Garden that embodies Esquel’s philosophy in sustainability and eCulture. Next, visit the highest peak in Yangshuo, Ruyi Peak. Last but not least, you can enjoy the performance that represents Guilin’s culture, the Large Guilin Scenery Live show - Impression of Liusanjie.

October 26-28, experience Guilin, China at the 17th UNTWO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook. Register now:

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) School of Hotel and Tourism Management, PolyU


Stay informed. Here are this week's updates on travel within Asia Pacific and beyond:

🔹 extends the validity of tourist e-visas to 90 from 30 days with multiple entries; tripled the duration of visa-free stays for visitors from certain countries to 45 days.
🔹 exempts visa fee for visitors from China, Russia, India, Thailand and Indonesia.
🔹 requests transiting passengers from visa-required nations to apply for Visitor Visa in order to board any flight to Mexico.
🔹 opens e-visa for visitors from Turkiye, Thailand, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles and Mauritius.
🔹 requires foreign visitors visiting for less than 12 months to enter with travel health insurance.
🔹 (ROK) plans to offer bigger tax refunds to foreign tourists.

🔸 int'l visitor arrivals up nearly 25% in July, 84% of pre-pandemic levels.
🔸 business travel to touch pre-COVID levels next year.
🔸 opens a new airport to serve Angkor Wat.
🔸 welcomes 7.4M int'l tourists Jan-Aug period.
🔸 air passenger traffic up 72% as of Sep 2023.
🔸 Airlines offers over 170K discounted round-trip tickets for travel between Jan-Sep 2024.
🔸 awarded Earthcheck Silver Certification- a first for the Middle East.
🔸 Shusha named ECO’s Tourism Capital 2026.
🔸 SAR Disney unveils the world’s first-ever Frozen-themed land.

Find full updates on 48 destinations within Asia Pacific and beyond:

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The travel and tourism industry, diverse and interconnected, intersects with the majority of the 17 UNSDGs, positioning it as a catalyst for positive global change. 🫴🌏

Specifically, it can contribute to Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) through fair wages, inclusive growth, and sustainable travel options. Addressing Goal 13 (Climate Action) involves reducing carbon emissions and advancing sustainable aviation technologies, while Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) is upheld by adopting eco-friendly practices, including waste reduction. Goals 14 (Life Below Water) and 15 (Life on Land) underscore the importance of nature conservation.

Moreover, the industry holds the potential to empower women (Goal 5), alleviate poverty (Goal 1), reduce inequality (Goal 10), and promote cross-cultural understanding (Goal 16) by ensuring equitable distribution of tourism benefits to local communities. Through data-driven decisions and collaboration, the travel sector can lead in sustainability, contributing to the well-being of our planet and its inhabitants.

Guided by the SDGs, Sabre recognises the industry's potential for global change. Its commitment to integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles into operations benefits stakeholders worldwide, fostering a more sustainable and equitable future.

Read the full article by Sabre:


The 2023 Gold Award "Community-based Tourism" Winner is Jeju Tourism Organization's "Kareum Stay"! 🍊🏡

A combination of "Kareum", Jeju’s village, and the word "Stay", this stay-type village trip consisting of accommodation, food, activity, and community delivers key values such as "stay," "rest," "relax," and "kindness". Residents and tourists can form nice interactions and exchanges that become a virtuous cycle of activating the local economy through enhanced satisfaction among local residents, income from touristic activities, and the creation of tourism-related jobs.

The key element of Kareum Stay is the local residents. There are Kareum Masters, the leaders, in each village to properly execute the roles of the main body of governance and manage the site for the brand.

Since the establishment of the brand in 2021, 13 villages in Jeju and about 200 local businesses have participated in the CBT programme.

Tempted for a Kareum Stay in Jeju? 🫧 Start planning:


Sustainability in tourism relies on responsible practices and positive impacts on communities and environments. 🌏

Join World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Pacific Asia Travel Association, and School of Hotel and Tourism Management, PolyU at this forum to learn more about how tourism can create a positive and long-lasting impact on productivity and quality of life of both tourists and locals.

The conference dives into trends and outlook for the best practices, collaboration, and education for sustainable tourism. Topics of Technical Session include:
🔹 Adapting to Post-Pandemic Tourism Trends
🔹 Unlocking China's Sustainable Tourism Potential
🔹 How Technology can Support Sustainable Tourism
🔹 Empowering People in Tourism

Save the date Oct 26-28: Register now:


Expedia Group's insight revealed that 59% of travellers are not set on a specific destination when they start their path to purchase; they look at social media for inspiration and adopt OTA and meta-travel sites for planning and booking- indicating an open opportunity along this path to influence their travel decisions. 🌏📍

Visa's data showed that contactless payment, especially via mobile, has become an inseparable part of cross-border travel; there are 10.8x more contactless payment transactions seen in 2023 compared to 2021 and 19x more by mobile payments compared to cards.

In the latter half of the webinar, the three experts are joined by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia and Suruga Marketing & Tourism Bureau to take a look at how destinations are adapting to these observed traveller trends. For Suruga, the destination is increasingly using this type of data to identify the audience that has more potential to become their loyal visitors (i.e. will actively make plans to visit this second-tier destination) in order to create effective marketing strategies.

Indonesia has also been utilising data on consumer behaviour for different markets to determine what promotional strategies could be applied to attract visitors from different source markets. This will help build loyalty across different parts of their tourism destinations and expand the reach of tourism economic impact.

💳 On the topic of adopting digital payments, both destinations confirmed that their first-tier or more upfront sector have successfully reaped the convenience of digitalised payments, but the more traditional sector or more rural part of their destinations are slower in the transitioning process, mainly faced by the issue of digital literacy.

Recognising this challenge, Visa has implemented digital literacy training in key APAC travel destinations, as well as investing in user-friendly payment methods with greater capabilities to support local tourism in addressing diverse payment challenges.

What's the most effective online strategy Expedia has observed its clients using to inspire travellers' destination selection? What are the recent global events impacting traveller spending and choices? How can SMEs and secondary destinations in APAC boost recovery and attract travellers? 🔔 PATA International Members, send us a message to request the webinar recording.

If you are interested in learning more from Expedia's report on how consumers plan and book their travel, get a copy here:


Congratulations to PATA Chapter & Student Chapter Award Winners: Pata India Chapter, PATA Malaysia Chapter, PATA Christ University Student Chapter, and PATA Thailand Bangkok University Student Chapter! 👏🏆

The 2023 PATA Award of Excellence was presented to the PATA India Chapter and the PATA India CHRIST University Student Chapter for their dedication to the tourism development of Asia Pacific over the previous two years and for creating opportunities for the development of future young tourism professionals.

The 2023 Spirit of PATA Award was awarded to the PATA Malaysia Chapter, who illustrated the aims and objectives of PATA consistently and progressively over a number of years.

The Best Sustainability Initiative was awarded to the PATA Thailand Bangkok University Student Chapter for their great dedication and contribution to responsible and sustainable development in the sector.

Learn more about the winners and the awards:


The final leg of the PATA- Visa Finance & Digital Skills Training concluded in Laguna, Philippines on Sep 11-12! 🙌 The 2-day training, with support from the Department of Tourism - Philippines, was attended by 43 participants including tour operators, accommodation providers, leisure farm owners, and more.

The workshop provided participants with comprehensive basic knowledge on financing and digital skills- ranging from managing cash flows to understanding Google Ads and online transactions. The participants found the lessons on content creation, building a digital presence, and building digital payments particularly helpful in helping them advance their businesses.

The same course is also available on our website, completely free of charge, for all that are interested. The training is available in six languages: English, Vietnamese, Khmer, Bahasa Indonesia, Mandarin, and Thai. 🔗

A big shoutout to Visa for sponsoring this programme, allowing PATA to support tourism SMEs in our member destinations to build resilience through financial and digital literacy and be equipped with fundamental tools to catch up with the next generation of travel.


We are delighted to welcome 9 new members joining the PATA Community:

🔹 Air India Express and AirAsia India
🔹 AMH Tourism
🔹 Ark Travel Express Inc
🔹 Asia Bespoke Tours
🔹 Crystal Holidays
🔹 Elmakkan for Travel and Tours (88 Destinations Travel)
🔹 Indic Tours
🔹 Kansai Gaidai University Hospitality Management Program
🔹 My Blossom Travel

We look forward to collaborating closely with our growing community to navigate through the transforming travel and tourism industry!

Learn more about our members:


Check out Kerala Tourism's Marketing Campaign that won this year's PATA Gold Award Marketing (State & City - Global) category ✨


The 17th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Travel Trends and Outlook features speakers from: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), ForwardKeys, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, PolyU, Visa, Mastercard, Korea Tourism Organization - VisitKorea, Amadeus, Airbnb, Asian Development Bank, European Travel Commission (ETC), Vpon Big Data Group, PATA, and more. 🗣️

This year's forum explores best practices for balancing preservation, people, and productivity in sustainable tourism; fosters collaboration and knowledge-sharing among stakeholders in the tourism industry; and promotes awareness and education about sustainable tourism among forum attendees and the broader general public.

Analytic insights, case studies, and expert knowledge– Oct 26-28, Guilin, China: Join the Forum to be a part of a global movement for sustainable tourism. Register now:


The 2023 Gold Award "Marketing Campaign- National, Pacific" winner is Tourism Fiji's "Where Happiness Comes Naturally"! 🏝️💖

Happiness has always been a part of Fiji’s identity. It isn’t something that is turned on for tourists – it’s how Fijians live. Community & family, spirituality, the spirit of sharing, gratitude, and inclusion, all contribute to why Fiji is perfectly placed to create holiday experiences that bring genuine happiness to those who visit.

Happiness is a brand truth that Tourism Fiji has embraced since 2012, and it was time to have a fresh take on Happiness – one that centred not just on the tourist but on the truth that Fijians live life in a way that inspires happiness.

Now that visitors increasingly want more authentic travel experiences, the natural evolution was to shift the perspective and tell the story from the eyes of the people of Fiji. It’s this sentiment that the new brand platform seeks to capture.

So happy for your win, Tourism Fiji! Feel the happiness:


Live in 3 days, register now to learn about AI, digitalisation, and luxury travel in the realm of sustainable tourism.

🔗 Thursday, Oct 12, 4 PM GMT+8:

Guided by Euromonitor International's unrivalled expertise in market research, explore the forefront of the travel industry's evolution, where innovation, digitalisation, luxury travel and sustainability intersect. 💡

What are the opportunities here for businesses to take advantage of? What disruptive technologies do we have to look out for and adapt to? How are businesses harnessing generative AI – and do travellers like it and respond positively to it? Come with your questions and let’s do a deep dive together.

October 12, 2023, 4 PM Singapore (9 AM London | 1:30 PM New Delhi | 3 PM Bangkok | 7 PM Sydney | 9 PM Auckland). Register now:

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That's a wrap for PATA Travel Mart 2023!

This event wouldn't have been possible without the host- Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, all the exhibitors, buyers, Forum speakers and delegates, Air India the official carrier, sponsors, supporting media partners, volunteers, and the huge support from the PATA India Chapter. 💙

Last but not least, we greatly appreciate the support from our members and long-time participants!

We hope to see you all at our next event. Stay tuned to our website and social media pages for timely updates! 😉

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PATA Travel Mart 2023 Day 3 Happening:

An invited-only Mentorship Session in a speed-dating format where 50+ students had the chance to conduct sincere conversations with 10 mentors from different fields within the travel and tourism industry.

The Youth Symposium at PTM 2023 officially concludes with this mentorship session on Oct 6. We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our wonderful mentors for generously sharing their wealth of knowledge and years of experience with our talented young individuals. And a big shout-out to the youths for giving us valuable insights into what they're seeking in the industry. ✨

Photos are now available on PATA Flickr album:

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India

Photos from Pacific Asia Travel Association's post 06/10/2023

PATA Travel Mart Day 2 & 3 Happening:

PATA Travel Mart with 159 sellers from 92 organisations and 15 destinations, along with 196 buyers from 191 organisations and 38 source markets. 🙌🏻

Photos are now available on PATA Flickr album:

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India Incredible India


‘Where responsibility meets opportunity’ is where tourism faces its threats

Pacific Asia Travel Association Chair Peter Semone delivered an impassioned keynote address, October 4, on the eve of PATA Travel Mart 2023 in , .

“GT” is attending at the kind invitation of PATA, and thanks to the generosity of the event hosts, the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

Photos from Pacific Asia Travel Association's post 06/10/2023

PATA Travel Mart 2023 Day 2 Happenings:

PATA Youth Symposium attended by 400+ students from 13 universities. The symposium featured presentations from mentors, roundtable discussions, and student sharing.

Thank you to all the youth sponsors and speakers for supporting our youths, and a big shout out to all the students who joined us at the symposium! 💙

Photos are now available on PATA Flickr album:

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India

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PATA Travel Mart Day 2 Happenings:

PATA Gold Awards Lunch hosted by Macao Government Tourism Office 🥂 Congratulations again to all the PATA Gold Awards 2023 Winners!

Photos are now available on PATA Flickr album:

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India

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PATA Travel Mart 2023 Day 1 Happenings:
PTM2023 Welcome Reception hosted by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India! 🙌🏻

The reception featured a number of traditional dance performances, local and international cuisines, and dancing time with the local dancers 💃🕺🏻

Photos are now available on PATA Flickr album:

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PATA Travel Mart 2023: Day 1 Happenings:

PTM Forum convening on:
🔹 Sustainability in MICE and Supply Chain
🔹 Preserving Culture Heritage
🔹 Bridging Gender Gap
🔹 Food & Plastic Waste Management
🔹 Travel Trends in India: Traveller Behaviours, India's Aviation, Indian Wedding
🔹 AI and the Future of Tourism

Photos are now available on PATA Flickr album:

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India

Photos from Pacific Asia Travel Association's post 04/10/2023

Congratulations to the two waste-free championship winners: Sivatel Bangkok Hotel & Anantara Layan Phuket Resort! ♻️🏆

They were selected as the winner because of their outstanding commitments and practical measurable and scalable approach to tackling the pressing issue of food and plastic waste.

Started out with 100,000 kg of food waste in 2017, Sivatel has been able to reduce the amount to 56,000kg in one year in 2018. Following the initial success, the hotel continued to improve and advance their food waste reduction initiatives which now include a circular economy with organic chicken farm, in-house graden fertiliser, and BSF feed grown with food waste.

Anantara set up a green department with each department involved to tackle the plastic waste issue from all corners within the property. A series of constant changes include from plastic keycards to wrist keycards, replacing bottled water to canned water with recycle bin directly available in guest rooms, laundry bags to baskets, changing all signages to QRCodes and Apps, and more.

If you are interested in learning more about their amazing initiatives:


PATA Travel Mart 2023 less than a day to go! 🙌🏻

Join these speakers at Forum to hear about India's aviation & travel trends, Impact of Indian weddings on travel and tourism, Protecting cultural heritage, Bridging gender gap, AI, and Sustainability.

🗣️ Final call to join as Forum Delegate or Trade Visitor:

🔹 Prof. Veena Sikri, Convenor, South Asia Women's Network
🔹 Amaresh Tiwari, Vice Chairman, Indian Convention Promotion Bureau
🔹 Dr Shikha Jain, Founder & Director, Dronah
🔹 Sachin Bansal, Founder, India City Walks
🔹 Aashish Gupta, Consulting CEO, Faith Tourism
🔹 Sangeetha Liyanapathirana, Manager - Health, Hygiene and Sustainability, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts; 2023 PATA Face of the Future

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India


PATA Travel Mart 2023 less than a day to go! 🙌🏻

Join these speakers at Forum to hear about India's aviation & travel trends, Impact of Indian weddings on travel and tourism, Protecting cultural heritage, Bridging gender gap, AI, and Sustainability.

🗣️ Final call to join as Forum Delegate or Trade Visitor:

🔹 Noredah Othman, CEO, Sabah Tourism Board
🔹 R B Santosh Kumar, VP & Head of Government Engagement- South Asia, Mastercard
🔹 Santosh Kumar, Country Head - Indian Subcontinent & Indonesia,
🔹 Sriram Gopalswamy, VP, Site Reliability Engineering & MD, Sabre India
🔹 Tara Naidu, Chief of Commercial, Air India Express and AirAsia India
🔹 Rajeev Jain, Founder & MD, Rashi Entertainment Pvt.Ltd.
🔹 Bharat Nagpal, Enterprise Sales Director, ADARA
🔹 Prof. Monika Prakash, Nodal Officer, Central Nodal Agency for Sustainable Tourism
🔹 Jyothi Varma, Consultant for Travel Related Services Online & Offline

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India Incredible India

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Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region.

The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, comprising 95 government, state and city tourism bodies, 25 international airlines and airports, 108 hospitality organisations, 72 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond.

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Level 26, Gaysorn Tower, 127 Ratchadamri Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan


จันทร์ 09:00 - 17:30
อังคาร 09:00 - 17:30
พุธ 09:00 - 17:30
พฤหัสบดี 09:00 - 17:30
ศุกร์ 09:00 - 17:30

Non-Profit Organizations อื่นๆใน Bangkok (แสดงผลทั้งหมด)
The Rotary Club of Bangkok South The Rotary Club of Bangkok South
The Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park Hotel, Lower Ground Floor, 952 Rama IV Road
Bangkok, 10500

Give a little, change a lot... With help of sponsors and donations, we have funded and installed ove

Young Skål Thailand Young Skål Thailand
Bangkok, 10114

Membership in Young SKAL is open to students and young profesionals (20-35 years old) studying touris

Arts et Metiers ParisTech Engineers Alumni in Thailand Arts et Metiers ParisTech Engineers Alumni in Thailand

Arts et Metiers ParisTech Alumni Thailand : ParisTech Alumni Thailand :

The JUMP Foundation The JUMP Foundation
1/5-1/6, Soi Ari 2, Phahonyothin Road Samsen Nai, Phayathai , กรุงเทพมหานคร
Bangkok, 10200

The JUMP! Foundation is a non-profit organization that believes in inspiring, empowering, and engagin

Hope Cards Hope Cards

Please visit to view our beautiful selection of handmade cards.

Love Wildlife Love Wildlife
77 Nakornsawan Road Wat Sommanat, Pomprap Sattruphai
Bangkok, 10100

Love Wildlife is a Thai non-profit organization dedicated to protecting southeast Asian wildlife thro

Imagine Thailand Imagine Thailand
195 Soi Udomsuk 37 Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok, 10261

We believe in the capacity of youth, university students and skilled professionals to create a new f

Guidotti Foundation Guidotti Foundation
Bangkok, 10110

Guidotti Foundation is privately funded, strives in assisting people reaching financial independence

มูลนิธิสถาบันราชพฤกษ์ มูลนิธิสถาบันราชพฤกษ์
19 ซอยกรุงเทพกรีฑา 8 แยก 16 แขวงหัวหมาก เขตบางกะปิ
Bangkok, 10240

A tree planting organization that aims to increase no. of trees in Thailand and raise green awareness

ASAswu ชมรมอาสาพัฒนา มศว ASAswu ชมรมอาสาพัฒนา มศว
114 สุขุมวิท 23 แขวงคลองเตยเหนือ เขตวัฒนา
Bangkok, 10110


UNICEF Thailand UNICEF Thailand
19 Phra Atit Road
Bangkok, 10200