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PATA Chapters U in San Diego
March 1-3, 2017

Invitations for travel agent delegates have gone out to the PATA Chapters of North America, anticipated to attract upwards of 125 Asia Pacific-focused sellers of travel, to the PATA Chapters U educational conference, March 01-03, San Diego, CA.

Featuring - informative and engaging Breakout Sessions on Travel & Tourism to the Asia Pacific region, with leading industry speakers, including Keynote Speaker, Mr. Andrew Jones,CHA, FHCIMA, Chairman, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), headquartered in Bangkok. Mr. Jones is also a Trustee of the PATA Foundation, and Advisor, PATA CSR, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism. He is also Guardian of Hong Kong-based Sanctuary Resorts

"The PATA San Diego Chapter has an excellent reputation within the travel industry for organizing exceptional and consistent educational programs to the travel agency community...we are looking forward to a very engaging event in San Diego," said Jill Powell, Executive Administrator of PATA San Diego and Co-Chair of the program, together with PATA Board Member, Jim Ferguson,

Under the theme of "Chart Your Course" the PATA CHAPTERS U will be held at The Bay Club Hotel & Marina, Shelter Island,, and leads into the annual consumer San Diego Travel & Adventure Show, March 04-05, at the Convention Center. Interested travel agents should contact Jill Powell at


APRIL 1-4, 2017
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
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
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
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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