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PATA Chapters to be at Travel Industry Exchange, Dec 13-15 in San Diego ... are YOU? Please stop by our PATA SoCal/San Diego Chapters table, located just outside the Main Entrance to the Tradeshow and say hi to your PATA Chapters Team.This is the one show you DON'T want to miss, especially for Cruise, Romance, Family and Luxury Travel Specialists.

Register TODAY! Details below. See you there...

Event highlights include:

  • Cutting-edge educational sessions
  • A fantastic speaker lineup
  • One-to-one appointments with diverse global suppliers
  • Certifications in Luxury, Romance, Cruise, and Family travel
  • Fun networking receptions and activities
  • And much more!

Two minutes is all it takes to fast-track your business through specialization. RCLICK TO REGISTER NOW and join us in San Diego in December!


Save the Date: PATA Chapters (N.A.) U in San Diego
March 1-3, 2017

The PATA San Diego Chapter is organizing a three-day program of educational seminars and fun networking events, March 1-3, 2017, to include leading industry speakers and informative sessions from PATA member destinations and suppliers. The program is in concert with the annual consumer San Diego Adventure & Travel Show, March 4-5. Additionally, registrants will be eligible for a reduced rate seven-day educational FAM cruise on Holland America's Westerdam, departing San Diego on March 4 for the Mexican Riveria. Please register your interest at sanpataadmin@gmail.com. And watch for updates.

ALSO: Request for Chapters Input
The PATA Executive Board and Board Meeting will be held at Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), Jakarta, Sept. 9-11, in conjunction with the annual PATA Travel Mart. The meetings are exclusively open to PATA members only. All Executive Board, Board, Committee and Chapter members must register online in advance. As your appointed PATA Chapters, NA, Board Representative, I kindly request you to compile any enquires/requests you may have for PATA management, and to address them to my attention, in bullet point form please, by Sept. 1.

Kind regards,

James Ferguson, CTC
PATA San Diego, Secretary, www.sanpata.org
PATA Board Member, Chapters (NA) Representative, www.pata.org


PATA EVENTS IN 2017

APRIL 1-4, 2017
PATA ADVENTURE TOURISM CONFERENCE AND MART
Luoyang, China
While adventure tourism has previously been seen as a small niche of the tourism market, the market is now valued at US$263 billion, growing by an estimated 65 percent between 2009 and 2012.†The PATA Adventure Tourism Conference and Mart†in conjunction with Luoyang, China International Adventure Tourism and Equipment Expo comprises a one-day Conference and a one-day Mart, bringing together industry professionals keen to grow their knowledge, brand and business in adventure travel.

MAY 18-21, 2017
PATA ANNUAL SUMMIT
Negombo, Sri Lanka
The PATA Annual Summit brings together international thought leaders, industry shapers, and senior decision-makers who are professionally engaged with the Asia Pacific region.†The Summit embraces a global tourism forum for enhancing the sustainable growth, value and quality of tourism and the programme also includes the Associationís Annual General Meeting.

SEPT. 13-15, 2017
PATA TRAVELMART
Macao SAR
Attracting over 1,000 delegates from more than 60 countries, PATA Travel Mart is Asia Pacificís premier travel trade show featuring unparalleled opportunities to help travel and tourism organisations access decision makers, meet new clients, expand their networks and build existing relationships. PTM2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the Mart.

NOV. 15-17, 2017
PATA NEW TOURISM FRONTIERS FORUM
Palau
Tourism is one of the most powerful tools for economic growth and social development. Aligning with the advocacy theme of tourism dispersal, the PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum gathers the top minds in destination travel for inspiring and insightful discussions on marketing and managing tourism growth to lesser-known destinations.

 

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