Director – Communications & Marketing, PATA
Paul Pruangkarn is the Director – Communications & Marketing at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand.
He oversees day-to-day operations of all communications and marketing activities at the Association, both online and offline. Paul works to enhance PATA’s media relationships maintaining partnership agreements with such organisations as BBC World News, Skift, TTG Asia and the Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA).
Paul hails from New York and has spent that past four years living in Thailand. Prior to PATA, Paul worked at an Internet start-up in Bangkok as the Senior Business Development Manager, overseeing the daily operations, and as the Sub-Editor at Radio Thailand English Language News, where he also worked as an on-air personality. Before moving to Thailand, he spent five years as the Newsroom Supervisor at Business Wire.
He has also worked for such companies as Reuters, British Petroleum, and Traditional Home Magazine. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Classics with a concentration in Mediterranean Art and Archaeology from the University of Buffalo in New York.