All posts tagged "Martin Craigs"

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    PATA Travel Advice on Jakarta Flooding

    PATA is advising travellers to defer travelling to Jakarta for now, as the situation remains chaotic in the city after heavy flooding. Travellers should also be cautious when travelling to West Java (Bandung/Bogor) as heavy rains are also expected. Jakarta is now under Emergency Decree until 27th January to help relevant authorities...

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    Travel Guard is New PATA Preferred Partner

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association has announced that Travel Guard, a Chartis company and a worldwide leader in travel insurance and assistance, as a new PATA Preferred Partner. The partnership aims to increase opportunities to co-ordinate events, research and publications. PATA Chief Executive Martin Craigs said: “I am delighted to welcome Travel...

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    New PATA Director of Operations

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association has promoted ‘Mam’ Puangthip Chotipantawanon as Director of Operations effective 1st August, reporting to Chief Operating Officer Sheila Leong. Mam is responsible for operations across all departments to provide an association-wide support structure to actively and regularly engage with members; deliver all PATA products, services, and events...

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    Building Beyond Profits with PATA

    ‘Building the Business Beyond Profits’ was the theme of the Pacific Asia Travel Association conference held this weekend at The Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Chief Executive Martin Craigs said: “One message is that you need to use technology as an ally but it is still important to deal with people in...

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    WTTC Global Summit in Japan

    The World Travel & Tourism Council’s Global Summit will take place in Tokyo and Sendai from 16th – 19th April with 85 speakers taking part in the annual event that brings together nearly 1,000 industry and government leaders from around the world to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing travel...

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    APD a Detention Tax, Says PATA

    At yesterday’s PATA Exchange event in London, Martin Craigs, Chief Executive of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, told Neil Steedman, ITTN’s News and Features Editor: “The UK Air Passenger Duty has become a detention tax – a tax against freedom of movement. PATA is working with IATA on this and PATA Chapters...

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    Travel to Bangkok and Thailand – an Update

    Despite the current flooding that has been affecting the central region of Thailand and some parts of Bangkok, other tourist attractions and destinations outside of the central provinces are experiencing normal conditions and continue welcoming visitors. These include Krabi, Phuket and Ko Samui, which are favourite destinations for tourists from Ireland and...