New PATA Phuket Chapter Receives Huge Boost

PATA Thailand Chapter and Skål International Phuket & South Thailand established a new benchmark for tourism cooperation in Phuket with a recent dinner and education programme that was considered informative by all. Over 100 tourism leaders, government officials, honorary councils plus Skål and PATA members packed the ballroom to hear how PATA Chapters boost local tourism. Speakers included PATA Interim CEO Bill Calderwood and PATA Thailand Chapter executive committee members Bert van Walbeek, Blair Speers, Luzi Matzig and Ben Montgomery. Skål President Blandine Cressard also gave an address on its role in Phuket and the region, while Mr Speers was the main organiser and MC of the event that was sponsored by PATA Thailand Chapter Chairman, Mr van Walbeek said: “Thank you to the Skål team who did a great job in organising the evening. PATA is on the way to creating a new Chapter in Phuket that will work closely with Skål, as we do in Bangkok.” Anyone interested in a copy of Mr van Walbeek’s presentation ‘Past, Present and Future Success in Developing Tourism in Thailand’ should click here to read or download.

PATA and Skål unite to promote Phuket tourism

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Skål International invite all Phuket-based members from either association to attend a joint event on 24 September starting from 5:30pm. This unique meet and greet session will feature speakers from Thailand's leading international travel companies, Honorary Counsels, Thai government officials and PATA CEO Bill Calderwood. The event is supported by the Thai Government’s Ministry of Sports and Tourism and is open for everyone to attend. Non-SKAL and non-PATA members can enjoy a wonderful dinner with cocktails for 1,500 THB per person. Click on the following links to view the event invite and speaker programme. To make a direct reservation please contact Mr Arnupab Satakorn on or call 66 (0) 8 1719 4620.


One of the World’s Great Destinations

Welcome to the PATA Thailand Chapter website. We represent one of the great travel destinations in the world – and this is our mission statement:

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Thailand Chapter is a voluntary not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the responsible development of the travel and tourism industry in Thailand. The Chapter organises tourism training seminars, disseminates useful information to its members and the media and supports the strategic objectives of PATA head office. The Chapter comprises both private and government sectors

The Chapter represents over 100 members from both the private and public sectors. All of us have a commitment to professional development to enhance the quality of the travel industry in Thailand.

We have a strong commitment to education and skills development. That’s why we organise frequent workshops and seminars, as well as industry luncheons with compelling speakers. Check the calendar of events to find out how you can participate.

Our strength is the diversity of our membership in Thailand. Click onto our member directory to find the PATA Thailand Chapter member who offers the service you need.

The PATA Thailand Chapter is proud to help Thailand work towards the responsible development of its travel industry. Please join us in this rewarding quest.

PATA Foundation has come a long way.
In the past 25 years, hundreds of grassroots projects across 40 destinations in Asia Pacific have felt the generosity of PATA Foundation, through our annual fundings, and scholarships. As our industry experiences continued growth rate, the challenges to ensure sustainable and responsible development and conservation are equally high. With your strong support, we are certain that we will be able to meet these challenges in the years ahead.

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