PATA Thailand News
The PATA Thailand Chapter will hold an all-day workshop called, “Risk & Crisis Management in Tourism.” The Wednesday June 17 event at the Dusit Thani in Bangkok has been organized by Thailand’s acclaimed tourism crisis expert, Mr Bert van Walbeek of The Winning Edge, who is also a Risk & Crisis Management Advisor to the Government of Macau SAR. The programme will cover essentials such as the essence of crisis management, reduction and readiness, response and recovery, case studies, the role of the media and the importance of cooperation within the industry.
The Paradise Koh Yao, just off the east coast of Phuket, is offering a four-day/three-night romantic escape packages at its new hilltop pool villa. The villa is a 360 sqm two-story pool villa with two master bedrooms. For three nights, prices start from THB 65,000 for the entire upper floor with one master bedroom, 12-metre pool with extended pool deck, spacious living and dining room with kitchenette. It is THB 35,000 for the entire lower floor with one master bedroom, 12 sqm on-deck Jacuzzi with extended pool deck, spacious living area with bar and private pavilion.
Swissotel Nai Lert Park in Bangkok is offering a Business Advantage Package at Baht 7,999++ with minimum two nights’ stay. The package includes a stay in a Swiss Business Advantage room with complimentary fruit platter in room upon arrival, daily American Breakfast at the ISO restaurant, internet in guest room, one way hotel/ airport limousine transfer, in-room tea & coffee facilities, daily local English newspaper, and shuttle van service within central Bangkok.
Asian Oasis has opened Lanjia Lodge in Chiang Rai province in northernmost Thailand. It is located on a hillside overlooking the Mekong River and Laos. The local villagers are Hmong and Lahu tribes. The lodge consists of four local-style thatched cottages. Each features a shared living area and four bedrooms. Each lodge is equipped with a private bathroom with warm water and basic amenities. Guests will have an opportunity to visit the shaman's house and observe various aspects of Hmong and Lahu cultures.
The PATA Thailand Chapter is organising a day-long seminar Friday January 23 entitled, "Quality and Quantity - What Is Best for Thailand´s Tourism Industry?" The event is co-sponsored by the TAT. At the heart of the debate is the conflict between quality (higher yield) and quantity (mass) tourism. The dilemma has implications for government policies, Thailand´s economic performance, the socio-economic well-being of its population, the environment, and the integrity of cultural heritage sites. Industry leaders will analyse tourists´ evolving needs and best practice case studies of operators who have taken a position on the quality versus quantity continuum.
One of the contradictions at the centre of the tourism industry - quality versus quantity tourism - will be addressed head-on by the PATA Thailand Chapter in January 2009. "The objective," said the Chapter's Chairman, Mr Luzi Matzig, Group CEO of Asian Trails, a major inbound tour operator in Asia, "is to show that the debate has profound implications for your destination's identity, its economic performance, the physical environment and the social-economic well-being of your people.
The PATA Thailand Chapter executive committee met with the Minister for Tourism and Sports, H.E. Weerasak Kowsurat, at the Ministry, June 16. The objective was to exchange information on priority issues facing the inbound travel industry in Thailand.
BANGKOK, January 18, 2008 – The PATA Thailand Chapter, which represents over 100 international tourism-related organizations in Thailand, has appointed its new executive committee for 2008/2009*.
BANGKOK, October 18, 2007 – Leaders from the meetings industry in Asia will use Hollywood movie themes to boost Thailand’s meetings industry, which has been in a downturn for a year.
BANGKOK, 19 September 2007 -- Leading members of the multi-billion baht a year meetings and conventions industry in Thailand will unite to hear expert advice on how they can significantly enhance their competitive edge and market share.
BANGKOK, 27 May, 2007 -- The PATA Thailand Chapter will host an information technology seminar for the travel industry on 27 June called, "Travelling Bits & Bytes."
BANGKOK, May 11, 2007 - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has confirmed initial details of the first-ever Annual PATA Summit, a unique forum for the world's travel and tourism leaders to focus on the big strategic issues impacting the industry.
BANGKOK, May 10, 2007 – Eighteen Asia Pacific destinations are expected to receive more than US$110 billion in additional tourism revenue over the next three years, according to a new report by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).
BANGKOK, April 23, 2007 – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Thailand Chapter today launched its website to serve its 100 travel industry member organisations. The website at www.PATA-Thailand.org has been designed to advance the Chapter’s agenda to promote the responsible development of the travel industry in Thailand.
BANGKOK, April 13, 2007 --- The Tourism Authority of Thailand on Tuesday April 10 strengthened its partnership and understanding with the PATA Thailand Chapter, a joint private-public sector body representing hotels, tour operators, airlines and travel-related companies in Thailand. The TAT Governor, Ms Phornsiri Manoharn, exchanged statistical updates and views with the Chapter’s executive committee.
BANGKOK, January 25, 2007 -- Senior representatives of Thai tourism have been told that the industry needs to upgrade its security standards.
BANGKOK, January 12, 2007 -- Security expert Vic Plessner of VHP Group Asia will the assess the tourism industry from a security perspective during the PATA Thailand Chapter AGM luncheon at the Shangri-La Hotel on January 17.
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