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Examine the latest Asia Pacific tourism trends and outlook at PATA’s first hybrid event

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise its first-ever hybrid event, with the theme “Asia Pacific Tourism Recovery Trends & Outlook”, on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.

“With domestic tourism thriving in many destinations around the Asia Pacific region and borders slowly re-opening, current data and trends are already providing early indications on the outlook of travel and tourism as we head into 2021,” said PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy. “As Asia Pacific will be the leading force of tourism’s global recovery from COVID-19, as both an inbound destination as well as a robust source market, I invite all members and industry stakeholders to join us as we work towards the responsible renewal of the travel and tourism industry.”

The event, organized in partnership with the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and the Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, will provide the latest insights into the current trends shaping the recovery of travel and tourism in the region.

With in-depth conversations focusing on hospitality, aviation and the future of MICE, the event will include presentations from Joanna Lu, Head of Consultancy Asia, Ascend by Cirium on “Air Travel Trends in APAC”, and Bernard Kee, Regional Manager, Southeast Asia, STR on “Hotel Performance in Asia Pacific”.

In addition, Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Asia and South Pacific), Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), will provide an update on Thailand tourism.

Other confirmed speakers at the event include Aaishah Bohari, Director of Sales & Marketing – Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok; Anne Somanas, Thailand Correspondent – TTG Asia; Antony Meguerdijian, Vice President Sales & Partnerships, South East Asia, South Korea & Japan – Accor Hotels and Resorts; Beatrice Lim, Director-Industry and Regulatory Affairs – Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA); Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, President, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB); Danny Levy, Managing Director, APAC – Worldwide Business Research (WBR); Dr. James Mabey, Professor of Practice of Hotel Development and Strategy – School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Dr Jennifer Cronin, President – Wharf Hotels Management Limited; Komkrit Ngamwongwirot, Director – Key Account and Ancillary Product, Bangkok Airways; Max Boontawee Jantasuwan, President – Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (Thailand Chapter); Naomi Mano, Chairperson – JAPAN MICE Association; Supawan Teerarat, Senior Vice President – Development and Innovation, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB); Richard Englemann, Vice President – Asia And Oceania, Japan Airlines; Vinoop Goel, Regional Director – Airports & External Relations, Asia-Pacific, International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Wimintra J. Raj, Editor-in-Chief – Hotelintel.co.

Due to limited seating, PATA members, sponsors and invited guests will be given priority seating for the event. International and other guests have the opportunity to join the event virtually by registering at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WxtOrNcpSE6CF1QuMIH7eg.

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