PATA Annual Summit

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WHY JOIN PAS 2019?

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.

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

The PATA Annual Summit embraces a global forum for enhancing the sustainable growth, value and quality of tourism.
 
The event includes 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.
 
As part of the event programme, the UNWTO/PATA Leaders Debate – organized 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.
 
PAS 2019 is generously hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines.

 

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REGISTER FOR PAS 2019

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

To access your complimentary pass or for more information, please email events@PATA.org

 


SPONSORS

Generously hosted by the Department of Tourism

   

Programme Partner

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Supporting Media Partners

          

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*Please note that only registered delegates may access the event.

Bernadette Romulo-Puyat
Secretary
Department of Tourism
Welcome Address 

Zhu Shanzhong
Executive Director
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
UNWTO/PATA Leaders Debate – Opening Remarks

Benito C. Bengzon, Jr. 
Undersecretary 
Tourism Development Planning
UNWTO/PATA Leaders Debate – Welcome Address

Datuk Musa Hj Yusof
Director General
Tourism Malaysia
UNWTO/PATA Leaders Debate – Opening Position Speeches

Dr Mario Hardy
CEO
PATA
Setting the Stage for PAS 2019

Dr Andrew Staples
Global Editorial Director
The Economist Corporate Network
Keynote Speaker

Rico Hizon
Presenter
BBC World News
Panel Discussion: Navigating the Numbers

Professor John Koldowski
Special Advisor to the CEO
PATA
Insights Presentation: The Current and Future State of Travel and Tourism in Asia Pacific

Greg Klassen
Partner
Twenty31
Panel Session 1 – Destination Management in Times of Uncertainty 

Arturo P. Boncato, Jr.
Undersecretary
Tourism Regulation Coordination & Resource Generation Department of Tourism 
Panel Session 1 – Destination Management in Times of Uncertainty 

Haitham Mattar
CEO
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority
Panel Session 1 – Destination Management in Times of Uncertainty 

Oliver Martin 
Partner
Twenty31
Breakout Session 1 – Mainstreaming Sustainable Tourism

Josie Costales
Chairperson and Founder
Costales Nature Farms
Breakout Session 1 – Mainstreaming Sustainable Tourism

Robin Yap
Chairman Emeritus
The Travel Corporation Asia
Breakout Session 1 – Mainstreaming Sustainable Tourism

TJ Grundl-Hong
Founder and CEO
Epikurean Hotels & Lifestyle
Breakout Session 1 – Mainstreaming Sustainable Tourism

Caroline Bremner
Head of Travel Research
Euromonitor International
Breakout Session 2 – The Power of Data and Insights for Responsible Development

Diana Robino
Senior Vice President of Global Tourism Partnerships
Mastercard
Breakout Session 2 – The Power of Data and Insights for Responsible Development

Martin Heng
Accessible Travel Manager & Editorial Advisor
Lonely Planet
Panel Session 2 – Accessible Tourism for All

Abdulla Ghiyas
PATA Face of the Future 2018 and President
Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operations (MATATO)
Moderated Debate

Maja Pak
Director General
Slovenian Tourist Board
Closing Keynote: The Future of Sustainable Destination Branding

Daniela Wagner
Regional Director – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
PATA
Conference Wrap Up 

 

Crowned as the “Queen City of the South”, Cebu is where business and leisure breathe alongside each other, with office buildings and beach resorts finding their own place under Cebu’s friendly skies.

Cebu is the traveler’s dream of a tropical island come true: balmy weather, pristine beaches, and luxurious resorts with all the frills of modern living. Meanwhile – as the Philippine’s second largest city – Metropolitan Cebu is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of the Visayas (Philippines’ 3 main island groups). 

 

 

Hotels, shopping malls, entertainment halls, casinos, and golf fairways are present in the metro to cater to every tourist’s whim.

As the oldest city in the Philippines, its past is firmly entrenched in the annals of the Spanish conquest, when Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan planted the Cross of Christianity in the name of Spain in 1521.

 

 


GETTING THERE

 

Cebu is an international destination with numerous direct daily flights to and from China, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Korea (R.O.K.), Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and scheduled flights to Thailand. Arrival is at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport almost daily. From Manila, Cebu is just an hour away by plane. It is an ideal jump-off point for other tourist attractions in Visayas and Mindanao.

For inquiries, email events@PATA.org

 

We are pleased to present the official hotels of PAS 2019. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Hotel reservation is subject to availability and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Rates are subject to change without prior notice and please book your room with the hotel directly. Your rate is guaranteed once you receive a booking confirmation from the hotel. Daily transfer will be provided from the official hotels to the event venue.


Radisson Blu Cebu (Conference and Board Meeting Venue)

Address:  Serging Osmena Boulevard, Corner Pope John Paul II Ave, Cebu City
Tel:           (+6332) 402 9900
Email:      reservations.cebu@radisson.com 
cc:            mpepino@radisson.com 
Website:  https://www.radissonblu.com/
The price is starting from PHP 6,000.00 Nett or USD 120 (Est.)

Click here for hotel reservation

 


Bayfront Hotel Cebu

Address:   Kaohsiung St, Cebu City, Cebu
Tel:            (+6332) 350 0115
Email:        reservations@bayfronthotelcebu.com 
cc:             s.nebril@bayfronthotelcebu.com
Website:   https://www.bayfronthotelcebu.com/
The price is starting from PHP 2,130.00 Nett or USD 45 (Est.)

Click here for hotel reservation

 


 bai Hotel Cebu

Address:   A1 Ouano Avenue cor. Seno Boulevard North, Reclamation Area, Mandaue City, Cebu
Tel:            (+6332) 342 8888
Email:      reservations@baihotel.com.ph  
cc:            hlabayon@baihotel.com.ph
Website:   https://baihotels.com/
The price is starting from PHP 5,000.00 Nett or USD 100 (Est.)

Click here for hotel reservation

 


 

PATA Annual Summit 2019

Complimentary Tour

 

 

Pre – Tour: Complimentary Cebu City Heritage Tour

Date: May 9, 2019

Time: 09:00 – 11:30 hrs.

COMPLIMENTARY CEBU CITY HERITAGE TOUR PROGRAMME

 

 


 

 

Post – Tour: Complimentary Technical Tour

Date: May 13, 2019

Time: 08:30 – 17:30 hrs.

COMPLIMENTARY TECHNICAL TOUR PROGRAMME

 

 

 


 

ONLINE TOUR REQUEST FORM 

*Please note that all tours are on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 

 

PATA Annual Summit 2019 

Official Transfers for the event in Cebu, Philippines

PAS 2019 Host (the Department of Tourism, Philippines), will operate official coach transfers between the official hotels and the conference venue & dinner receptions from May 8-13 (Wednesday to Monday).

**transfer schedule will be available soon**


Airport Transfers

Arrival Transfer from Mactan–Cebu International Airport (CEB) to all the official hotels will be available on May 7-9 Only.

Departure from all the official hotels to Mactan–Cebu International Airport (CEB) will be available on May 11-13 Only.

 

*Please submit online booking form before April 30*

COMPLETE ONLINE BOOKING 

 

REGISTER FOR PAS 2019

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

To access your complimentary pass or for more information, please email events@PATA.org

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