Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is the recognized authority on Asia Pacific travel and tourism. PATA provides leadership and advocacy to the
collective efforts of nearly 100 government, state and city tourism bodies, more than 55 airlines and cruise lines, and hundreds of travel industry companies. In addition,
thousands of travel professionals belong to more than 70 PATA chapters worldwide. PATA's mission is to enhance the growth, value and quality of Asia Pacific travel and
tourism for the benefit of its membership. PATA is a not-for-profit organisation.