This webinar will provide new updates on the PATA Visitor Forecasts in consideration of the new developments in the COVID-19 pandemic within Asia Pacific.
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the webinar “PATA Visitor Forecast Updates – Are we seeing the light at the end of tunnel?” on May 18th at 3pm )GMT +7). This webinar will provide new updates on the PATA Visitor Forecasts in consideration of the new developments in the COVID-19 pandemic within Asia Pacific, with a particular focus on the influence of the COVID-19 vaccination programme and possible introduction of the travel bubbles on the visitor flows within the region.
What you’ll learn from Hong Kong Polytechnic University:
- Revised scenario of visitor forecasts for some destinations and factors that contributed to these scenarios
- The methodology used in the revised visitor forecasts
- Possible policy implications
What you’ll learn from Euromonitor International:
- Latest macro-economic outlook, along with the latest consumer survey trends on behaviours and values
- Which countries are performing well in Euromonitor’s new Sustainable Travel Index
What you’ll learn from TCI Research:
- The latest trends around the state and dynamics of web social conversations influencing the competitive attractiveness of Asia Pacific destinations
- A mapping of positive reputation drivers able to accelerate the rebound
What you’ll learn from STR:
- Insights on the current demand towards Q3 and Q4 2021
- Forecasts to help hoteliers ride the waves and optimise the opportunities towards recovery.
What you’ll learn from ForwardKeys:
International review on international travel and learnings from travel bubbles
Regional APAC overview and 6-month forecast – what can we see in terms of future bookings to APAC
Professor Haiyan Song, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Professor Haiyan Song is Associate Dean and Mr and Mrs Chan Chak Fu Professor in International Tourism in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has a background in Economics with a particular focus on tourism demand modelling and forecasting.
Caroline Bremner, Head of Travel Research, Euromonitor International
Caroline Bremner manages the global content strategy for the travel and tourism industry at Euromonitor International, which she joined in July 1996. Caroline has a degree in French (MA (Hons), University of Edinburgh) and Postgraduate Diploma in European Marketing and Languages (PG Dip, Napier University, Edinburgh).
Olivier Henry-Biabaud, CEO, TCI Research
Olivier Henry-Biabaud founded TCI Research in 2010 after 20+ years of experience in market research in global companies. TCI Research -a leading Brussels-based travel BI Agency, sets global standards for measuring the pulse of sustainable and competitive destinations with a focus on visitor satisfaction, resident sentiment and destination brand reputation.
Jameson Wong, APAC Director / Divisional Director, Hospitality, ForwardKeys
Jameson graduated from Murdoch University, Australia with a double major in Hospitality & Tourism Management and Marketing Management. With 13 years of experience in hotels and travel technology companies, he now confidently leads ForwardKeys’ efforts in the Asia Pacific region.
Fenady Uriarte, Business Development Manager, Southeast Asia, STR
Fenady Uriarte heads the Business Development Management of Southeast Asia and Guam for STR, a division of CoStar Group, Inc. She has over 15 years of experience in hospitality and real estate with global brands such as Mandarin Oriental Group, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Raffles Hotel Singapore and Century Properties Group Inc.
Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA
Dr Hardy was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the not-for-profit membership association that catalyses on the responsible development of travel and tourism within the Asia Pacific region, in November 2014. He is the past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the PATA Foundation, a non-profit organisation with a focus on the protection of the environment, the conservation of culture and heritage, and support for education.
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