PATA Compass

Highlights from July - August 2013


PATA Chairman at ITE & MICE 2013. Read it. (PDF 616 KB)

INSIGHT: Catching the Updraft

PATA Compass talks with Malaysia Airlines Group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya about the airline's recent resurgence and new business plan. Read it. (PDF 555 KB)

INTERVIEW: Team Stayer

As the general manager of the portman Ritz Carlton in Shanghai, John Rolfs is in the midst of one of the world’s most dynamic hospitality scenes. He shares his thoughts on that market and the hotel’s latest innovations in MICE and CSR. Read it. (PDF 208 KB)

EXPLORE: Manor of Marvels

Hong Kong Disneyland's latest attraction caps a mind-blowing expansion plan. Read it. (PDF 359 KB)


EXPLORE: Branching Out

A green spot in Hong Kong has branched out from its humble roots to become a colossal tree of wisdom and conservation. Read it. (PDF 635 KB)

EXPLORE: Zip Modes

Ziplining is moving toward the front ranks of eco-tourism activities in countries like Thailand and the US. Read it. (PDF 331 KB)

PATA FOUNDATION: Ticket out of Poverty

Claude Colombie, Agir pour le cambodge Country Manager - Sala Bai Program Director, talks about how his NGO in Cambodia helps to train poor rural teens for the hospitality business. Read it. (PDF 150 KB)


Thai Taster. Read it. (PDF 150 KB)


About PATA Compass

Distributed on a bi-monthly basis to all PATA members, PATA Compass incorporates an editorial mix of strategic intelligence, forecasts and industry insights as well as regular destination features, industry news and member updates.

PATA Compass has an estimated readership of 18,000, according to publisher Media Transasia Thailand Ltd. Subscribers include government, state and city tourism bodies, airlines, cruise operators and a broad cross section of travel and tourism industry executives.

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What the industry says about PATA Compass

“PATA Compass truly functions as the voice of the travel and tourism industry in the Asia Pacific region.”
-- Mr Joao Manuel Costa Antunes, Director, Macau Government Tourist Office

“PATA Compass can be relied upon for its insight and commitment …It carries both authority and depth, and deftly balances colour features and comment with hard research and statistics.”
-- Ms Clara Chong, (former Executive Director, Hong Kong Tourism Board)

“PATA Compass not only creates a bridge for the Asia Pacific tourism and travel industry but also provides tremendous opportunities for the development of intra-regional tourism.”
-- Mr Li Hong, Director, Hangzhou Tourism Commission

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-- Mr Rick Antonson, President & CEO, Tourism Vancouver