Daniela Wagner

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Regional Director- Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), PATA


Daniela Wagner joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) as the PATA European Coordinator on February 22, 2013.

Daniela is also the co-founder and CEO of eWaterways Cruises, a global online aggregator of small ship cruises with over 1200 contracted ships selling from over 300 suppliers through multiple distribution channels.

Daniela has previously held positions with OctopusTravel and Cendant/Travelport B2C Business Group, leading online travel portal for hotels (under GTA (Gullivers Travel Associates).

Other leading positions include Vice President, Corporate Affairs for the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), and the Executive Director for the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA). 

Daniela is an enthusiastic, energetic and personable manager with a demonstrable track record of outstanding achievement in the travel industry. She has a strong belief in people and in building relationships between companies and individuals at all levels.  She is commercially creative and has applied her entrepreneurial and interpersonal skills very effectively in large corporate and start-up environments. Fluent in both German and French, she has an extensive network of top-level industry contacts around the globe. Daniela has a sound understanding of the requirements of trade association’s through her 15 year career in running various associations around the world.