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  • Internet presence essential for destination marketers in India

    With over half of Indian travellers using the internet to search for information about destinations aboard, travel operators and tourist bodies need an effective online presence if they are to capture India's early adopters and increasingly affluent travellers, according to the latest India Outbound Travel Monitor conducted by The Nielsen Company in partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The survey shows that, while traditional media such as newspapers and magazines remain the primary source for travel advertising and information for many, the Internet...
    Statistics & Trends Fri, 12/12/2008 - 11:47
  • PATA offers support to India travel sector

    PATA is ready, willing and able to provide knowledge, support and expertise to the travel and tourism community in India in the wake of last week's attacks in Mumbai. In a letter from PATA Chairman Janice Antonson to the Indian Minister of Tourism Ambika Soni, Mrs Antonson has extended condolences on behalf of the Association's staff and members. Mrs Antonson wrote: "On behalf of the Directors, staff and members of the Pacific Asia Travel Association I extend to you our very sincere condolences for the appalling loss of life in Mumbai. I would also like to extend, through your offices, our sympathies to...
    Regional News Thu, 12/04/2008 - 12:18
  • PATA questions UK government policy on air departure taxes

    The UK government's decision to raise departure taxes from British airports is short-sighted and self-defeating. That's the view of Brian Deeson, interim President and CEO of PATA, the Pacific Asia Travel Association. "At a time when the travel and tourism industry is facing an unprecedented threat to long term financial stability we see a government in Europe imposing tax increases which pose a real threat to jobs and...
    Aviation Tue, 11/25/2008 - 12:09
  • Philippines tourism invests in Bollywood

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) recently laid out the red carpet for the arrival of executives from the Mumbai cinema industry. The group visited some of the country’s top destinations that may become the backdrop for future productions. Their itinerary included Manila, Subik, Clark, Cebu, Boracay, Palawan, and Bohol. The DOT has further lined up ocular inspections of film studios and other technical resources in Manila and Cebu...
    Regional News Fri, 12/28/2007 - 12:32
  • Vietnam tourism attracts foreign investors

    Over 1.7 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) from 41 different projects in 2007 were attracted by the tourism sector of Vietnam, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism as the Vietnam News Agency reported. The total number of FDI projects in tourism over the past decade reached 229 with a total capital of more than six billion USD...
    Statistics & Trends Fri, 12/28/2007 - 12:29