PATA set to build new tourism links at Skopje conference




The Pacific Asia Travel Organization (PATA) is to bring its productive Global Insights Conference format in order to Europe as part of the Macedonia Tourism Peak 2017. The PATA Global Information Conference (PGIC) Europe Edition happens at the Marriott Hotel in Skopje on Tuesday June 20th using the theme ‘ Building Tourism Bridges’.

The conference, managed generously by Tourism Macedonia, is certainly part of a three-day programme that will also embraces the International Journey Crisis Management Summit (June 19th) presented by the Jacobs Media Team and Travel Weekly.

“ Taking the successful PGIC file format to Europe is a significant advance for our Association, ” explained PATA CEO Dr . Mario Hardy. “ Destinations across Europe are seeking to use the exponential growth in outbound travel from many influential resource markets in the Asia Pacific area and national tourist organisations are usually recognising the important and influential part played by PATA in developing bridges between destinations and marketplaces on different continents. This meeting reinforces the value of PATA membership meant for Tourism Macedonia in seeking to bring in more visitors from markets for example China, Korea (ROK), Japan plus Australasia. ”

The particular conference program will include sessions upon sustainable development, aviation and visitor industry trends/forecasts with an impressive collecting of international expert presenters plus panellists. PATA’ s commitment to back up Young Tourism Professionals around the world is going to be covered in the session ‘ Vivid Ideas – Future Trends’.

“ We are working with Travel and leisure Macedonia to invite contributions through tourism students in Skopje. Their own views, as ‘ tomorrow’ h tourism leaders’, will be an important element in the conference program, ” additional Dr . Hardy.

2. The inaugural PATA Global Information Conference was staged in Auckland in October 2015. The success of that will first event prompted a return in order to Auckland in September 2016 plus there is demand from other markets within Europe, Middle East and Asian countries to embrace the PGIC idea