PATA Annual Summit

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WHY JOIN PAS 2021?

The PATA Annual Summit brings together international thought leaders, industry shapers and senior decision-makers who are professionally engaged with the Asia Pacific region. The Summit embraces a global forum for enhancing the sustainable growth, value and quality of tourism.

The event comprises a one-day conference, the PATA Annual General Meeting and the PATA Youth Symposium which provides students and young tourism professionals the opportunity to engage with senior industry leaders.

Part of the event programme, the UNWTO/PATA Leaders Debate – organised in partnership between PATA and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) – will also bring together industry leaders from both the public and private sector to address thought-provoking issues currently affecting the industry.

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COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATION FOR PATA MEMBERS AND DELEGATES BASED IN GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL (GCC) COUNTRIES.


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PAS 2019 Highlights

 

 

PAS 2020 Theme: ‘Partnerships for Tomorrow’

 


HOST

PAS 2021 is generously hosted by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

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Mobile App Sponsor

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Supporting Media Partner


Raki Philips
CEO
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority
Welcome Address

Dr Mario Hardy
CEO
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Introduction to “Partnerships for Tomorrow”

Debbie M. Remengesau
The First Lady of Palau
Keynote: Asking More of Our Guests – Palau Pledge

Matthew Zatto
Vice President, Tourism – APAC
ADARA
Leveraging our Cultural Heritage for Tourism Growth

Lyublena Dimova
Research Manager
European Travel Commission
Understanding Generation Z

Caroline Bremner
Head of Travel Research
Euromonitor International
Understanding Generation Z

Aletheia Tan
Young Tourism Professional Ambassador
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Understanding Generation Z

Jon Whitby
General Manger (acting) Marketing nib Travel
WorldNomads.com
Understanding Generation Z

Nicole Smith
Founder and CEO
Flytographer
Cross-cultural Communities of the Future

Joseph Naaman
Executive Vice President, Strategy
Twenty31 Consulting
New Tricks Changing the Old Game

Naudé Muller
Co-founder / Co-CEO
PayToday / StayToday
New Tricks Changing the Old Game

Chris Seek
CEO
Solimar International
New Tricks Changing the Old Game

Olof Atladottir
Director, Destination Management
The Red Sea Development Company
New Tricks Changing the Old Game

Mona Shahab
PhD candidate and CLinical Psychologist
Leiden University and i-PSY
My dream: Everest

Graham Harper
Sustainability and Social Responsibility Consultant
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainable Technology Innovation in Asia Pacific Tourism & Hospitality

Jeannie Kwok
Director, Corporate Responsibility
Hilton
Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainable Technology Innovation in Asia Pacific Tourism & Hospitality


Suresh Singh Budal

CEO
PATA Nepal Chapter
Closing Position Speeches

Dr. Chris Bottrill
Chairman
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Wrap up & Closing Remarks

Vanessa Leong
Graphic Recorder
Sketch Post

Paul Pruangkarn
Director – Communications & External Affairs
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Master of Ceremonies

 

 


HOW TO GET THERE


Ras Al Khaimah is easily accessible via a 45-minute drive from Dubai International Airport.

Travel times and distances to Ras Al Khaimah City:

Dubai International Airport – 45 minutes, 85 kilometers
RAK International Airport – 20 minutes, 18 kilometers
Abu Dhabi International Airport – 2 hours and 30 minutes, 250 kilometers
Sharjah International Airport – 35 minutes, 60 kilometers
Oman, Mussandam Border – 30 minutes, 40 kilometers

For those visiting from Dubai, you could also try Seawings – a luxurious seaplane experience that also offers a tour around the vast landscapes of Ras Al Khaimah.

You can find more information on travelling to the emirate on the Travel Information page on the official Ras Al Khaimah website.


WELCOME TO RAS AL KHAIMAH


With over 7,000 years of fascinating history, towering mountains, terracotta deserts and beautiful beaches – Ras Al Khaimah, the northernmost Emirate of the United Arab Emirates – promises an authentic Arabian experience you won’t forget.

Ras Al Khaimah is home to the UAE’s highest peak, Jebel Jais, where you can find exciting attractions at the Jebel Jais Adventure Park. From exhilarating speeds on the World’s Longest Zipline – Jebel Jais Flight, to a 7-zipline circuit tour and new hiking trails, Jebel Jais has something for every thrill seeker. Ras Al Khaimah is full of surprises, enough to satisfy those who seek thrills, who want serenity, who want to connect with nature or even reconnect with their families. Whatever adventure you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.

For more information visit: https://en.rasalkhaimah.ae/

The PAS 2021 Quick Facts Guide provides a bevy of resources to help you get a brief overview about the event in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

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Registration is complimentary for PATA Members and interested media (editorial purposes only).