PACIFIC ASIA TRAVEL ASSOCIATION – a world-wide organization.
PATA which was founded in Hawaii in 1951 is an “non-profit” organization. The PATA region is comprised of 43 countries and covers the part of the world from Pakistan and India in the east, across the whole of Asia and the Pacific, and further to the North American west coast.
PATA’s principal aim is to promote tourism and travel to these areas and to increase the travel trade’s knowledge of the world’s fastest growing tourist market. Simultaneously PATA strives to find and maintain a balance between the promotion of economic growth through tourism and to preserving the nature and cultural identity of the region.
PATAS INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS
Over 100 national and local tourist organizations, 55 airlines and cruise companies, and several thousand participants in the travel trade are members of PATA. The main organization has its base in Bangkok and issues publications informing members about events occurring in the PATA region. International workshops, fairs and other relevant activities are all organized from there.
For those with an interest in the PATA regions see www.pata.org PATA’s official web site.
Or follow PATA on social media.
The organization’s interests are otherwise maintained by the increasing amount of local member associations spread around the whole world, namely PATA Chapters. The Norway Chapter is one of over 43 chapters with a total of over 17,000 members in the travel trade. In addition to the Nordic countries, most countries in Europe also participate in PATA. The Nordic countries in particular but the other European associations also, co-operate closely and exchange knowledge on issues of common interest.
PATA NORWAY CHAPTER
The Chapter was established in 1992 and today has a total of 150 members amongst the country’s travel agents, tour operators, airlines and national tourist offices. Its aim is to offer all members important and relevant information about the PATA countries, on development, trends, investments, education, research and marketing in the region.
Denmark, Sweden and Finland each have their own chapter. If you are interested in finding out more about them and their activities please visit their individual web sites:
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