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A Road Map to Post-COVID Sustainable Travel and Tourism Revitalization

In this series of audio interviews, PATA explores “The Future of Tourism” through multiple, interrelated sustainability challenges that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.

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“The New Normal”. We’ve all heard the saying but what does it mean for Hawaii’s tourist industry and how will it affect other related industries. Join PATA Hawaii Chapter to find out about our current market situation, what the marketing plan looks like and the vision for the future.

John De Fries, Jay Talwar, and Patti Herman share their insights and efforts into Hawaii’s tourism and economic recovery as we reopen our shores to visitors.

Hawaii Attorney General’s office offers this example of how hotels and car rental companies can know whether or not someone who traveled to Hawai‘i from out of state needs to be in quarantine. They can show their document from the Safe Travels program (look halfway down at the line that says “in quarantine” – and it’ll say either yes or no).

Congratulations from the PATA Hawaii Chapter to Outrigger Hospitality Group for it’s recognition and efforts in global conservation.

Outrigger Hospitality Group, the premier beach brand in the world, earned the prestigious 2020 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award in the Climate Change category for its OZONE platform – a global conservation initiative supporting coral health and resiliency, with special focus on the waters that surround the iconic beach destinations of Outrigger Resorts around the world. The winners were announced on September 24, 2020 during the virtual PATA Gold Awards presentation.

October 10, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. HST

“The New Normal” We’ve all heard the saying but what does it mean for Hawaii’s tourist industry and how will it affect other related industries. Join PATA Hawaii Chapter to find out about our current market situation, what the marketing plan looks like and the vision for the future. 

  • John De Fries: President & CEO Hawaii Tourism Authority
  • Pattie Herman, VP Marketing & Product Development Hawaii Tourism Authority
  • Jay Talwar: CMO Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau 

Moderator: Jennifer Chun, Director of Travel Research Hawaii Tourism Authority

PATA International
PATA 101: Your Membership Benefits & Meet PATA Face of the Future 2020

September 30, 2020 10:00 pm HST

During the webinar you will hear from Ms. Sarudha Netsawang, Director-Membership Relations at PATA on how you can navigate the numerous benefits and services available at your fingertips.  

· What are the benefits of my PATA membership?
· How can PATA help me build my business?
· Where can I meet other PATA members?
· Why should I attend a PATA event?
· Who can I speak to at PATA?
· How do I access PATA publications?

PATA Face of the Future is part of PATA activities, the Association is dedicated to human capital development (HCD) across the broad spectrum of the travel and tourism industry. The primary focus of the Association’s HCD programme is the development of the ‘Young Tourism Professional’ (YTP).

In this webinar, you will also have a chance to meet with Mr. Suresh Singh Budal, PATA Face of the Future 2020.
Mr. Suresh will share with you about how he got voted to recognition as PATA Face of the Future 2020. What he has learned and the opportunities that have come with this.

Mr. Suresh Singh Budal is a young, proactive, and passionate tourism professional with leadership aspirations to serve towards the sustainable tourism development in Nepal and the region. Holding a post-graduate degree in Travel and Tourism Management from Kathmandu Academy of Tourism and Hospitality, Suresh has been actively engaged with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter since 2013.

Presenters:
• Ms. Sarudha Netsawang, Director-Membership Relations, PATA
• Ms. Aletheia Tan, Youth Ambassador, PATA
• Mr. Suresh Singh Budal, Chief Executive Office of the PATA Nepal Chapter