Welcome to our Fall 2002 enhanced electronic version of your award-winning PATASCOPE. As we continue to move forward from the post 9-11 economic fallout from the horrific events of last September, a singular theme as become more evident than ever that our unique industry, that we all love, remains RESILIANT and will survive!
Many of us, to this aim, have had to adjust our market focus and priorities, in proving the old adage that "where there's a will there's a way"!
While the future is cautiously optimistic we must continue to work in harmony and your Chapter continues to move in this direction. I urge you to stay connected and involved. Please feel free to communicate with me, and any of your hard-working Board Members, with constructive suggestions on making our chapter even stronger. I especially draw your attention to our Out-of-Country section where several fine Educational Fam trips are being offered including an outstanding Mega PATA Discovery Tour to Malaysia in December for only $299!
In the meantime, I wish to thank the agents and the following list of suppliers, and their representatives, who participated in our recent Annual General Meeting, August 07, at the Luxe Summit Hotel, Bel Air. (See related photos on www.socalpata.org/archive.html)
Aberdeen Tours, Bora Bora Lagoon Resort, C & H International, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Indonesian Consulate General, Korea National Tourism Organization, Macau Government Tourist Office, Pacific Delight Tours, Pleasant Holidays, Singapore Airlines, Tahiti Tourism, Tourism Bureau of the Republic of China, Uniworld.
Pamela Ryan has been appointed Director of sales, Bora Bora Lagoon Resort and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Heinz Niederhoff, previously President, Maupintour, is now Vice President, Product Development with Uniworld, email@example.com
Barbara Bryant, longtime fixture at HKTA, Los Angeles, is now Managing Partner of Bryant & Triptree, Ltd., representing the Hong Kong Harbour Plaza Hotels & Resorts, USA, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joan Marso with Integrated Travel Resources representing Vatulele Island Resort and Castaway Island Resort, has added the Outrigger Fiji to her lineup of top end Fiji properties. email@example.com
Leslie Detter has been appointed Director, Chapter Relations & Sustainable Tourism, PATA, based in the Oakland office, Americas@pata.org, which has changed suite number (only) to #550. firstname.lastname@example.org
Following 12 years as PATA
Director, Latin America & Chapters Western USA, Gabriel Ortiz,
has left due to downsizing. Sincere best wishes Gabe.
PATA Headquarters, Thailand, movements include:
Lyn Hikida has been promoted to Vice President of Operations. email@example.com
Peter A. Semone appointed Vice President for Development. firstname.lastname@example.org
And industry veteran Ian
Kennedy is the new PATA representative in Australia. email@example.com
SOCAL CHAPTER PROGRAM DATES 2002
- "See You in Pacific Asia" www.seeyouinpacificasia.com
Watch for further details tba
on these informative and entertaining programs.
PATA EVENTS CALENDAR 2002/2003
OCT 24 - NOV
3// PATA AMERICAS Meeting, aboard NCL Norwegian Sky, Eastern Caribbean.
Contact - www.pata.org
or e-mail Americas@pata.org
OCT 23 - 26, 2002// PATA
Sustainable Tourism Conference & Mart, Banten, Indonesia
DEC 3-12**MEGA PATA DISCOVERY
TOUR to Malaysia**
APR 13-17, 2003// 52nd PATA
Annual Conference, Bali, Indonesia, www.pata.org/frame.cfm?pageid+2&ebid=38
USEFUL PATANET QUICK LINKS
Destination Links - www.pata.org/frame.cfm?pageid=3
NEW & NOTES
OUT OF COUNTRY PROGRAMS
(operated jointly with our sister PATA chapters of Orange County & San Diego and compiled by Jim Ferguson, Out-Of-Country Chairman.)
SEP 21-OCT 03: POHNPEI
& KOSRAE Dive Fam *Only $150 all inclusive
SEP 24-OCT 11: INDIA In-depth *FOC (from JFK) Application - from V.P. Krishna, Information Officer, India Government Tourist Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
OCT 20-NOV 05: SRI LANKA & MALDIVES deluxe $1145 (from JFK) Contact - Debbie@culturalvacations.com
NOV 03-10: PERU Deluxe $1099 (companions welcomed at $1649) Contact - JfergusoninLA@aol.com
DEC 03-12: MALAYSIA/BORNEO PATA DISCOVERY MEGA FAM *Only $299 Contact - JfergusoninLA@aol.com
And finally ... FYI
CURRENT PATA OFFICERS
Chairman -Bo W. Long,
Sea Cloud Cruises
PATA MEMBER DESTINATIONS
Australia , Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia , Canada, China (PRC), Chinese Taipei, Cook Islands, DPR Korea, Fiji, Guam, Hawaii, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (ROK), Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico , Micronesia (FSM) , Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Northern Marianas, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Thailand, Tonga, USA, Vietnam