The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has launched TravelWithPATA.com
a one-stop consumer website offering travelers credible region-wide
information on travel in Asia Pacific. The site features travel news,
explanations and samples of travel advisories, airline and hotel offers,
weather information, maps and currency exchange guides. Global media
campaigns will drive thousands of visitors to the site over the next
few months, said PATA President and CEO, Mr. Peter de Jong. Consumers
will come back to TravelWithPATA because we will be the only site
providing a balanced region-wide perspective. We aim for TravelWithPATA
to become the first place travellers will go to when they need authoritative
and insightful information about travel in Asia Pacific, he
said. PATA Japan Chapters own new website, which will feature
information about chapter members, giving them a chance to promote
their own activities and special deals, will be launched early next
month and will feature a link to TravelWithPATA.com.
PATA Americas Asian Tourism Mission
PATA Americas Division invites IATA-qualified PATA and PATA Chapter
members to register their interest in the Asian Tourism Mission, to
be conducted September 25th-October 4th. This Project Phoenix initiative
gives invited participants a choice of three nights in Chinese Taipei,
Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Hong Kong, plus three working days at PATA
Travel Mart 2003, to be held October 1st-3rd in Singapore. China Airlines
is sponsoring business class departures from US gateways New York
(JFK), San Francisco, Los Angeles and Honolulu. Also sponsoring the
mission are Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and Singapore Airlines.
Mission participants and PATA member sellers will discuss the latest
programs in the recovery of travel and tourism to and within Asia
Pacific. For more information, contact PATA Director-North America,
Mr. James Ferguson. Tel: (1-510) 625-2055; Fax: (1-510)625-2044; E-mail:
CNN, Time and Fortune
Bangkok: CNN International broadcast its new Welcome Back!
60-second TV advert to restore travel consumer confidence in Asia
Pacific. The colourful and upbeat advert, which will reach 128 million
households in Europe and Asia Pacific, is part of a US$ 1 million
global TV and print campaign entitled Welcome Back! created
by PATA Premier Partners CNN, TIME and FORTUNE. The objective is to
boost consumer confidence in travel to and within Asia Pacific. The
initiative dovetails with the objectives of PATAs Project Phoenix.
Over the next two months, the CNN advert will be broadcast throughout
the day on CNN internationals Asia Pacific and European feeds.
The final frame of the advert includes the logo for PATAs new
consumer site TravelWithPATA.com. Download the CNN advert at http://patanet.org/downloads/.
Viewers will need Windows Media Player and audio capability.
As part of its Project Phoenix Campaign, CNN International broadcast
its new Welcome back! 60-second TV advertisement on August
18th to restore travel consumer confidence in Asia Pacific. The colourful
and upbeat advert, which will reach 128 million households in Europe
and Asia Pacific, is part of a US$1million global TV and print campaign
entitled Welcome back! created by PATA Premier Partners
CNN, TIME and FORTUNE. The objective is to boost consumer confidence
in travel to and within Asia Pacific. The initiative dovetails with
the objectives of PATA's Project Phoenix. Over the next two months,
the CNN advert will be broadcast throughout the day on CNN Internationals
Asia Pacific and European feeds. The final frame of the advert includes
the logo for PATAs new consumer site TravelWithPATA.com.
JAL 2003 Seoul Beijing Bicycle Tour
Peace Through Tourism
Following the success of the 2002 China Bicycle Tour, the 2003 Seoul
Beijing Bicycle Tour has been organized under the theme of Peace
through Tourism and Peace on the Korean Peninsula.
The trip will take place from October 12th-19th, 2003, and participants
will travel from Seoul, Korea, to Beijing, China, cycling approximately
50-100 km a day, and travelling by ferry between Incheon and Dalian.
Experienced cyclists and beginners are welcome to join the tour,
at ¥207,600 (departures from Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya) and ¥197,600
for departures from Fukuoka. Details of the tour can be found as follows:
2003 Seoul Beijing Bicycle Tour Committee
53rd PATA Annual Conference to be held April,
2004 in Jeju
The 53rd PATA Annual Conference will take place in Jeju Island, Korea,
from April 18th-22nd, 2004. The theme of the conference is Tourism
is Everybodys Business, and issues related to the Pacific
Asia travel industry.
PATA Japan Chapter New Members
TONICHI TRAVEL SERVICE CO., LTD.
4th Fl., Tsukiji KY Bldg., 4-7-5, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0045
(Executive) Mr. Kei Takahashi, Chief Executive Officer
(Primary Contact) Mr. Hirofumi Sato, General Manager
TEL 81-3-5148-1733 FAX 81-3-5148-1736
Macau Government Tourist Office
3rd Fl., Sanden Bldg., 5-5, Kojimachi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083
(Executive) Mr. Fumihiro Sakakibara, Director
(Primary Contact) Ms. Takako Nambu, Marketing
TEL 81-3-5275-2537 FAX 81-3-5275-2535