1. What is the nature of the organization?
Founded in Hawaii in 1951 as a not-for-profit organization, PATA is an "Association of Leaders for Leaders" with a membership of over 2,200 organizations including governments, air and cruise lines, hotels, tour operators, travel agencies and other tourism-related corporations and companies, educational institutions, financial and consultancy services and media.
Formed five decades ago, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is an international organization headquartered in Bangkok, with more than 2,500 members composed of the destinations, hotel groups, retail travel agents and tour operators, based mainly in the Pacific Asia Region. Additionally, there exists a network of 77 Chapters, with the UK Chapter of the PATA foundation ranked second largest worldwide. PATA is a non-profit organization.
2. Where it is based?
In 1953 PATA’s headquarters were moved from Hawaii to San Francisco, USA, with Sam Mercer serving as the first executive director.
PATA’s Operational Headquarters were located in Bangkok Thailand and its Administrative Headquarters can be found in Oakland California. Its other offices can be found in Sydney, Beijing, Dubai, and Frankfurt.
There are 40 PATA Chapters around the world assist local travel industry communities. The PATA chapters, which represent its vast geographical reach within and beyond PATA region, including America, Asia, Pacific and Europe. PATA Chapters are established throughout the world to assist in the fulfillment of the objectives of the Association. They are local community organizations of travel industry professionals who join in a co-operative endeavor-within the framework of PATA to develop travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific area.
3. What is organizational hierarchy?
Executive Board Members
Gregory Duffell, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Duffell joined PATA on February 1st 2009. He was previously at Indochina Services Travel Group CEO);...