The Pacific Asia Travel Association UK Chapter (PATA UK)
PATA UK is the hub of activity for Pacific Asia. We have a community of over 5,000 travel professionals who strive to be travel experts for a wide array of destinations throughout the region. Our goal is to educate the UK travel trade by hosting events throughout the UK, where members can keep up-to- date about the latest happenings in Pacific Asia.
PATA UK & Ireland Events
Guernsey Quiz Night – 21st March 2018
Join PATA UK for a unique pub quiz in Guernsey, where we ask you questions about the fabulous destinations and products from around the Pacific Asia region. Our quiz nights are a great way to get some current training about PATA destinations in a relaxed environment. You can also meet with representatives from throughout the PATA region, including tourist boards, hotel groups and airlines. The quiz will begin at 6:30pm, and of course drinks and dinner are provided free of charge. There will also be plenty of fantastic prizes up for grabs. We plan to finish at approximately at 10pm. Our quiz nights are very popular and sell out quickly, so be sure to secure your place today! Venue is TBC. If you would like more information or would like to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Sellers: Cost is £325 Member/ £425 non member Agents: Attendance is free.
Jersey Quiz Night – 22nd March 2018
Join PATA UK for a unique pub quiz in Jersey, where we ask you questions about the fabulous destinations and products from around the Pacific Asia region. Our quiz nights are a great way to get some current training about PATA destinations in a relaxed environment. You can also meet with representatives from throughout the PATA region, including tourist boards, hotel groups and airlines. The quiz will begin at 6:30pm, and of course drinks and dinner are provided free of charge. There will also be plenty of fantastic prizes up for grabs. We plan to finish at approximately at 10pm. Our quiz nights are very popular and sell out quickly, so be sure to secure your place today! Venue is TBC. If you would like more information or would like to register, please email email@example.com Sellers: Cost is £325 Member/ £425 non member Agents: Attendance is free.
Win an unforgettable adventure filled Thai holiday of a lifetime
Win an unforgettable adventure filled Thai holiday of a lifetime Tourism Thailand, and our friends at Thai Airways, are offering you the chance to win a stunning, adventure-filled holiday to Thailand, that you will never forget. This amazing holiday for two will take you to the beautiful beaches of Khao Lak and get you up close to nature in Khao Sok National Park. This incredible opportunity includes two return economy tickets with Thai Airways to Phuket then on to enjoy three days at Elephant Hills, on their Jungle Lake Safari Tour, where your hotel room floats on the water! This is followed by five incredibly relaxing nights at two stunning Khao Lak hotels – the La Flora Resort & Spa and La Vela. A jungle adventure and relaxation on unspoilt Thailand beaches – what could be better? All you have to do to enter our competition, is complete the Amazing Thailand Online Training Programme: training.tourismthailand.co.uk T&Cs apply. Subject to availability. Closing date for entries 10.1.18.
Perfect for Diving: Papua New Guinea now features in Dive Magazines ‘Top Ten Best Dive Sites in the World.’
Perfect for Diving: Papua New Guinea now features in Dive Magazines ‘Top Ten Best Dive Sites in the World.’ In the U.K. it’s freezing cold and dark by 4.15. In Papua New Guinea the sun shines down on the clear blue waters. So perfect for diving, PNG now features in Dive Magazines ‘Top Ten Best Dive Sites in the World.’ Papua New Guinea offers a feast of activities. At Tufi Resort the Xmas program is full on fun with stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, diving fishing, canoeing the fjords and cultural tours. www.tufi resort.com Overlooking the magical Duke of York islands is Kokopo Beach Bungalows, with picture postcard views of the twin volcanoes of Tavurvur, visit and swim with the dolphins on route. www.kbb.com.pg For something completely different ‘Kabakon Survivor’ experience on Karawara Island. Here you will learn how to spearfish, then cook your catch to eat for your Christmas lunch. www.oceaniaexpeditions.com Lake Murray Lodge, only accessible by their private plane, nestled among trees and surrounded by fish and birds. www.pngtours.com www.papuanewguinea.travel
Macao Releases New Travel Guide
Macao Releases New Travel Guide The Macao Government Tourism Office has released a new 16-page glossy Macao Guide, for use by both consumers and travel trade, as a one stop tool for everything people need to know about the destination, only 40 miles from Hong Kong. With information ranging from what to do in Macao and how to get there, to essential details on the destination’s culture and a calendar of events, it’s a truly comprehensive tool for anyone interested in visiting or selling Macao. View here.
Dusit Thani Dubai has officially launched ‘The View’
Dusit Thani Dubai has officially launched ‘The View’ Dusit Thani Dubai has officially launched View. Dubai’s newest, and one of the most sophisticated al fresco soiree destinations serving an award winning fare against a backdrop of the city’s spectacular skyline that features the Burj Khalifa. Open from 4pm to 2am daily, View attracts a dynamic, eclectic crowd, from colleagues looking to catch up over sundowners, friends warming up before a big night out, to sophisticated couples and group of individuals who are fascinated by an ambience steeped in urban romance. Award-winning Australian import Jones the Grocer will treat diners to light eat including the Jones cheese, antipasto and charcuterie platter, to hearty favourites such as the truffle and mushroom risotto and the Jones wagyu burger. This stunning terrace space is well-worthy of its title as diners are treated to panoramic vistas and an eyeful of Downtown’s most iconic skyscrapers. A few minutes’ walk from the DIFC area and the nearest Metro station, View is also one of the few conveniently located restaurants in the heart of Dubai that is both licenced and offers shisha. Centrally-located, multi-awarded menu and Dusit’s renowned gracious hospitality, View has earned thumbs-ups from the city’s biggest […]
The Legian Bali is amongst the 15 top resorts in Asia, on the Conde Nast Traveller readers choice 2017
The Legian Bali is amongst the 15 top resorts in Asia, on the Conde Nast Traveller readers choice 2017 as voted for by the public Making another appearance on the Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, The Legian Bali is proud to announce its place as part of the Top 15 Resorts in Asia 2017, as voted by the public. With only two other resorts in Bali making the Top 15 list, this award indicates an advancement and further recognition for The Legian Bali in the international resort scene. The Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards is a particularly high honor as travellers not only vote, but submit ratings and comments, sharing their positive experiences and personal views with the world. Due to this unique voting system, this great accolade signifies The Legian Bali’s continued achievement in hospitality excellence even after 20 years. And as such, The Legian Bali extends its sincerest gratitude to all those who have supported. Contact: Mirah Marhaendra, Public Relations Manager, The Legian Bali T (62) 361730622 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vietnamese Beach Resort, The Anam, Unveils ‘Spa Villa’ Package at its Two Residences Complete with Private Spas
Vietnamese Beach Resort, The Anam, Unveils ‘Spa Villa’ Package at its Two Residences Complete with Private Spas Spa Villa Guests will Enjoy Two Complimentary Treatments a Day in the Comfort of their Excusive Sanctuary October 2017…// Vietnam’s first five-star colonial beach resort, The Anam, which celebrated its grand opening in April 2017, is delighted to launch its innovative ‘Spa Villa’ concept. The Anam is home to two exclusive villas complete with their own spa quarters and as part of the new package, guests staying in these villas will now be able to enjoy one complimentary in-villa spa treatment per person per day as part of their stay. Guests checking in to The Anam’s one-bedroom Spa Villas will be spoilt with pampering in-room treatments on each day of their holiday, which can be selected from the adjoining Sri Mara Spa’s comprehensive menu. A 25% discount is available on any further treatments and packages booked throughout each stay. Enjoying a 400-square-metre hillside location within the grounds of the Sri Mara Spa, the two expansive villas each have their own state-of-the-art spa facilities for the utmost privacy. Each villa comes complete with couples’ massage tables, a sunken granite jacuzzi large enough for two, […]
Diethelm Travel is pleased to announce that Mayanmar tours, hotels and transfers are now available for easy online booking
Diethelm Travel is pleased to announce that Mayanmar tours, hotels and transfers are now available for easy online booking through just a few clicks. Diethelm Travel is pleased to announce that our Internet Booking Engine (IBE) now offers a wide array of Myanmar products for online booking. This includes: Day tours (excursions) Multi-day tours and itineraries Hotels Transfers The new functionality, which lets agents search and book products at their convenience, follows booking capabilities already live for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia Maldives and now Myanmar. Diethelm Travel’s IBE is a comprehensive online reservation system providing a wide range of products and services available to book with just a few clicks. Along with allowing clients to easily access extensive information about current tour, transfer and accommodation options, and make bookings, the system also provides instant booking confirmations and details on the latest special offers. To access the IBE and start discovering what Myanmar has to offer for Journeys of a Lifetime, simply contact email@example.com.
Destination Asia Achieves Travelife Partner Status for Sustainability Efforts
Destination Asia Achieves Travelife Partner Status for Sustainability Efforts Following long-term efforts to steer operations along a more sustainable path and improve social and environmental impacts, Destination Asia Thailand has been awarded Partner status by Travelife. The official award ceremony took place at WTM 2017, when Destination Asia Thailand Managing Director Addie Hirunkate was presented with the Travelife Partnership Certificate by Naut Kusters, General Manager of Travelife for Tour Operators. To achieve partner level, Destination Asia Thailand had to comply with more than 200 criteria, related to operators’ office management, product range, supply chain and customer information. The Travelife standard covers ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility themes, including environment, biodiversity, human rights, and labor relations, and is formally recognized as in full compliance with the UN-supported Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria. For more information click here
New Aussie Specialist Training Module – Self-Drive Australia
New Aussie Specialist Training Module – Self-Drive Australia Australia is the perfect destination for self-drive holidays, with a range of scenic drives to experience the country’s wide-open spaces, dramatic landscapes, native wildlife and gourmet produce. The new Self-Drive Australia training module aims to educate travel agents on the rules and regulations of safe driving, provide a guide to creating inspiring journeys across the country and help them to best plan their clients next adventure. Register and start your training today. You’ll also find a range of supporting facts sheets, from On the Road in Australia to Motorhome and Camping Guidelines, and for each State and Territory with links to detailed itineraries. If you qualify as an Aussie Specialist and complete the new module by 31 January 2018, you will go into the draw to win one Love2Shop voucher worth £100 or one of two Love2Shop vouchers worth £50 each.
Festive Flash sale offered at Song Saa, Cambodia
Festive Flash sale offered at Song Saa, Cambodia We are happy to announce the following festive flash sale at the stunning Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia for bookings made between now and 16th February 2018. Stay 3 nights, Pay 2 Stay 6 nights, Pay 4 Stay 9 nights, Pay 6 This is applicable for stays between 15th January and 20th December 2018 Terms and conditions: This is a non-combinable, non-refundable deposit offer which must be booked before 16th February 2018 and applies to all inclusive bed and breakfast bookings. Blackout dates apply: 14-23 Feb, 28 March – 6 April and 2 – 7 Oct Valid for new requests and new bookings only Bookable direct or via Tour Operators and DMC’s For full details please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.songsaa.com
Qantas opens new London Heathrow lounge
Qantas opens new London Heathrow lounge Qantas will welcome customers into the new spacious Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Airport as the airline counts down to its non-stop 787 Dreamliner flights between London and Australia. Qantas has spent the past 12 months building a dedicated lounge at Heathrow as part of a multi-million dollar investment for customers on its existing London services as well as the landmark London – Perth route starting on 25 March 2018. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said investing in the first dedicated Qantas Lounge at Heathrow was key as the airline prepares to directly air link Europe and Australia for the first time. “The Kangaroo Route is at the heart of Qantas’ identity and London is one of our most important destinations,” said Mr Joyce. “We have worked with leaders in design, food and service to create a lounge that is modern and comfortable and incorporates the aesthetics of the Qantas lounges that make our customers feel at home. “We are reshaping what customers come to expect from international travel with direct flights between Australia and London. It’s a long flight, so we’re taking a holistic approach to passenger wellbeing on and off the aircraft, […]
Meet ‘Outrigger Resorts’ at the Thailand, Mauritius and Maldives stand at WTM
Meet ‘Outrigger Resorts’ at the Thailand, Mauritius and Maldives stand at WTM Outrigger Resorts will be exhibiting at WTM this year. Please pop along to the Thailand Stand, Mauritius Stand and Maldives Stand where we have a booth and will be delighted to tell you more about our properties
The Legian in Seminyak Bali Turns 21!
The Legian in Seminyak Bali Turns 21! The Legian Bali is a dual concept hotel that sets a new standard for resort living with its contemporary approach to traditional Indonesian design. Set in landscaped tropical gardens with Indonesian sculptures and indigenous art, the resort features 67 all-suites that are among the most spacious in Bali, along with 14 private pool villas set in the neighbouring compound of The Club, and luxurious sea front, two-storey beach house, all designed to exude the feel of high-end private residences. Rediscover the spa at the Legian Situated within the lush grounds of ‘The Legian Bali’, the Spa is a calm respite against Seminyak’s often crowded and bustling streets. Adorned in dark teal and neutral earth toned hues, the 6 spas and sunlit manicure-pedicure room at the Spa exudes a luxurious yet timeless interior that is quintessentially Balinese, with a wide range of treatments. The immersive bespoke treatments can be custom-tailored to suit your every need. The therapists deliver intuitive massage sequences and innovative wellness rituals honed through years of experience to spoil and pamper your mind, body and soul. Launch of the Ocean Champagne Bar A refreshing take meant to further diversify entertainment and […]
Read about Guma’s experience joining the training programme at ‘3 Sisters Adventure Trekking’ in Nepal which works to empower women.
Read about Guma’s experience joining the training programme at ‘3 Sisters Adventure Trekking’ in Nepal which works to empower women. Guma Bishwakarma, 20 years old young girl from Pokhara. I come from a lower caste family. My father had two wives. I am from his second wife. My mother was 25 years younger than my father. From his both wives we are seven children. My father married my mother after the death of his first wife. Now all of my siblings are married. I have 3 elder sisters. I am the youngest of all. My father was a blacksmith and my mother was a house wife but also worked in the field. My father passed away when I was in standard 7. After my father’s death, my other sisters too got married and I and my mother were left behind, helpless. There was no one to care or financially support us. I had to quit my school when I was in Class 9. I had no other options left than to get a job and help mother in the field. I then started working as a labor. Working in the construction site, in roads and making house became my life. […]
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa has been named ‘Spa of the Year – Southeast Asia & the Pacific’ at the 13th Annual AsiaSpa Awards.
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa has been named ‘Spa of the Year – Southeast Asia & the Pacific’ at the 13th Annual AsiaSpa Awards. KAMALAYA NAMED AS ‘SPA OF THE YEAR’ AT THE ASIASPA AWARDS Recognized for the holistic wellness experience that integrates healing therapies from East and West, a breathtakingly beautiful natural environment, inspired healthy cuisine, holistic fitness practices and customized wellness programs ranging from Detoxification to Stress & Burnout, as well as Healthy Lifestyle, Yoga Synergy and Emotional Balance. In 2017, Kamalaya introduced a series of Life Enhancement Retreats for small groups, guided by wellness experts. Considered Asia’s premier spa and well being magazine, AsiaSpa this year featured 26 Award categories, judged by a panel of 21 industry representatives. For more information please visit www.kamalaya.com or contact email@example.com
Latest Issue from Diethelm Travel Group Reveals New Asia Travel Insight, Products and Offers
Latest Issue from Diethelm Travel Group Reveals New Asia Travel Insight, Products and Offers LONDON – 06 November 2017 – Diethelm Travel Group, an award-winning inbound tour operator servicing Asia, today released the third issue of its signature Diethelm Discovery magazine. Larger than ever before, the self-published magazine is filled with even more Asia travel insight and inspiration, including a number of in-depth stories plus plenty of new products, packages and booking deals. The magazine is available in print and digital formats and meant to be used as both a source of inspiration and enlightening resource, allowing agents and partners an inside look at the company while staying up to date on the latest Asia travel trends. Along with pages of special offers and travel tips, the magazine also includes coverage on: Advice from Diethlem Travel’s local experts Popular and under-the-radar destinations Family travel itineraries Local travel packages Upcoming holidays and festivals Unique culinary experiences Regional shopping recommendations Cultural insights “Since joining the company mid September, I’ve been amazed by all Diethelm Travel has to offer its clients – from extensive on-the-ground support to thousands of innovative products – and this magazine showcases it all,” said Stephan Roemer, CEO of […]
Book a 3 night stay at the EL QUESTRO Homestead and a Kimberley Ultimate itinerary on the TRUE NORTH to receive an amazing exclusive offer:
Book a 3 night stay at the EL QUESTRO Homestead and a Kimberley Ultimate itinerary on the TRUE NORTH to receive the following exclusive offer: A 4WD transfer from Kununurra to the El Questro Homestead (Homestead stays include accommodation, gourmet meals, selected alcoholic beverages, selected private tours and El Questro Visitor Permit). A 2 for 1 Miri Miri scenic helicopter flight (2 hour duration) A 4WD transfer from the El Questro Homestead direct to the mighty TRUE NORTH (True North itineraries include accommodation, meals, non-alcoholic beverages and all off-ship activities excluding scenic helicopter flights). A $250 per person on-board credit to spend whilst on-board the TRUE NORTH 3 night stays at the El Questro Homestead are available from $3,669pp (twin share) and the True North’s Kimberley Ultimate itinerary starts at $21,995pp (twin share). Applicable to travel in 2018 only. Subject to availability. Offers only applies when booking a 3 night Homestead Stay together with a Kimberley Ultimate itinerary on the TRUE NORTH. For cruise schedule and bookings please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Win the Holiday of a lifetime with Tourism Thailand and Thai Airways!
Win the Holiday of a lifetime with Tourism Thailand and Thai Airways! Tourism Thailand and Thai Airways are giving you the chance to win a stunning, adventure filled holiday to Thailand that you will never forget. The holiday for 2 will take you to beautiful Khao Lak and get you up close to nature in Khao Sok National Park. This incredible opportunity includes 2 return economy tickets with Thai Airways to Phuket then onto enjoy 3 days at Elephant Hills, on their Jungle Lake Safari Tour. This is followed by 5 incredibly relaxing nights at two stunning Khao Lak hotels – the La Resort & Spa and La Vela. All you have to do to enter our competition is complete the Amazing Thailand Online Training Programme: training.tourismthailand.co.uk.
Reaching the Ultimate Peak with Papua New Guinea
Reaching the Ultimate Peak with Papua New Guinea Mount Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea’s highest mountain lays 4,509 metres above sea level and it is the point where three provinces, Simbu, Western Highlands and Madang literally meet in the sky. On glorious clear mornings the summit provides spectacular views for trekkers of the surrounding mountain ranges and valley below. It is in this valley that organisations assisted by the government are working closely with the local people towards further developing tourism and most importantly for the local infrastructure creating additional employment in the lodges and guest houses. Whilst in the Highlands region there’s plenty to do; explore the local coffee plantations, visit the orchid farms and remember the region is home to many rare insects and birds including the wonderful ‘birds of paradise’, here if your lucky and persistent you may catch sight of this beautiful bird. www.papuanewguinea.travel
Tourism Australia’s annual roadshow ‘Australia on Tour’ is back
Tourism Australia’s annual roadshow ‘Australia on Tour’ is back Kicking off at the end of the month, and running for just over a week, ‘Australia on Tour’ is once again returning, taking place in five cities across the UK: Exeter – 28 November at Exeter Phoenix Cardiff – 29 November at Tramshed Cinema Chester – 30 November at Storyhouse Norwich – 5 December at Picturehouse Cinema City Newcastle – 6 December at Tyneside Cinema Each event will be held in a boutique cinema, where agents will receive the latest updates and tips to help create the perfect Australian itinerary. With presentations from Tourism Australia, State and Territory partners and airline partner, Singapore Airlines – this is the most comprehensive Australia training evening of the year! Food and drink will be provided and agents will also have the chance to network. Starting at 6pm, each event will finish before 10pm with a fun quiz and the opportunity to win a return ticket to Australia courtesy of Singapore Airlines. The venues are small, intimate cinemas, so space is limited and filling up fast. Don’t miss out
Macao Designated as UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy
Macao Designated as UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy We’re excited to announce that Macao has been selected as a member of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network in the field of Gastronomy. Joining this elite list of global cities is further recognition of Macao’s more than 400-year old culinary legacy View here.
A Gold Green Globe status for The Samaya Seminyak
A Gold Green Globe status for The Samaya Seminyak The Samaya Seminyak proudly announced that they have met the requirements of the Green Globe Standard 1.7 which made their Green Globe certificate extended. This year’s certification is quite special for The Samaya Seminyak since they have been awarded Gold status for continuous certification over 5 years. Besides keeps doing all Green Programs they have in previous years, this year The Samaya Seminyak has better program in managing all waste. The Samaya Seminyak’s Green team leader; Mr. Eka Dilaga; said “in first quarter of this year, we have special MOU with EcoBali to work together in managing any kind of waste from our hotel”. EcoBali was established in 2006 in response to the urgency of waste management problems in the island of Bali and their focus is to maximize recycling, reduce quantity of waste to landfill and promote composting.
Outrigger Laguna Beach in Phuket are offering complimentary half board.
Outrigger Laguna Beach in Phuket are offering complimentary half board. This is for guests staying at their Club Lagoon room. Guests will also receive full club privileges including unlimited soft drinks, tea and coffee and snacks served in club lounge, daily cocktails and chefs tasting menu between 6.00 and 7.30pm. Book through your preferred tour operator.
Australia in the news with its latest Youth campaign
Australia in the news with its latest Youth campaign The latest chapter in Tourism Australia’s evolving There’s Nothing Like Australia campaign will focus upon youth, in a $5 million push to put Australia back on the map as one of the world’s most desirable and memorable destinations for youth travellers and working holiday makers. A dedicated, tongue-in-cheek news channel, Aussie News Today, curated by youth for youth will sit at the centre of the campaign. Additional youth content will be created as part of a world-first partnership with BuzzFeed, which will see eight young travellers from the UK and Europe report on their individual three-month campervan road trips of Australia. Find out more and watch the promo video here. To benefit Aussie Specialists, the campaign also includes a brand new special interest module called ‘Youth Experiences‘. Complete the module by 31 October 2017 and entrants will automatically go into the draw to win an amazing Osprey backpack. Don’t miss out, log in now!
SONG SAA’S AHYOKA – Set Sail on the Archipelago
SONG SAA’S AHYOKA – Set Sail on the Archipelago The Song Saa Collective is delighted to introduce The Ahyoka – A beautiful 43-foot Beneteau Oceanis Motor Yacht, fitted with two cabins to carry a maximum of 8 passengers. The Ahyoka allows guests visiting Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia the opportunity to explore the most beautiful scenes of the Archipelago – enchanting bays & beaches, search for sea turtles and snorkel through reefs teeming with colourful life. Song Saa offer a variety of sailing options from the island including sunrise sail, snorkel safari and a full day on-board. In addition to hosting guests, The Ahyoka also takes to the seas for the Song Saa Foundation’s regular ‘boat of hope’ missions to bring medical supplies, books and educational programmes to the communities of this Cambodia archipelago. For more details about Song Saa Private Island, The Ahyoka and the Song Saa Foundation please visit www.songsaa.com/sailing or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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