The Micronesian chapter of PATA was established 1986 as a result of increasing tourism interests in the region.
Today, PATA Micronesia has over 70 members from both the public and private sectors. The organization provides a unique networking and partnership opportunity among travel industry representatives in our region.
The PATA Micronesia Chapter is a 3-time, internationally recognized, award-winning organization. In 2004, the chapter was recognized and presented the "Award of Excellence" by PATAfor their commitment to conducting quarterly meetings, monthly teleconferences, and a full program of activities despite geographic limitations. In 2010, the chapter was honored a second time for its use of social media and creative marketing to promote the region's brand. Most recently in 2017, the chapter was honored a third time and recognized for their unique approach to marketing the diverse and expansive region, which encompasses 2,100 islands spread over 2.9 million square miles of Pacific Ocean, the “blue continent.”
Furthermore, PATA recognizes individuals for their dedication in upholding PATA's mission. In 2009, PATA International honored Guam Visitors Bureau Marketing Manager and who is now the Chapter's 2018 Chairperson, Ms. PilarLaguaña, as a recipient of the prestigious PATA Award of Merit. The honor is given annually to individuals who have provided outstanding leadership and service to PATA and its regions tourism industries.
PATA Micronesia Chapter Headquarters
P.O. Box 232147, Barrigada, GU 96921-3217
Tel: 1 (671) 646-5278/79, Fax: 1 (671) 646-8861
To assist in the development of our regional tourism industry with strategies that are environmentally sensitive, respect Micronesian cultures, adhere to high operational standards and provide opportunity for education, training and gainful employment among the resident populations of our Micronesian membership. These goals will be accomplished through the cohesive cooperation and active participation of all its members.
PATA Micronesia Chapter is governed by an Executive Committee consisting of nine public sector members (representing the nine national state tourism offices in Micronesia), nine private sector members, airline representatives and the chapter's officers comprising of a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer that are elected from among the Executive Committee.
The Chapter also maintains three auxiliary working committees: Marketing, Education, and Membership.
PATA Micronesia Chapter membership and PATA membership are not the same. The two are separate and distinct privileges that are applied separately.
PATA Micronesia Chapter membership is open to any organization, business or individual with an interest to develop, market or sale travel to, from and within Micronesia.
For inquiries on how to become a member of the PATA Micronesia Chapter, please contact:
Bobbie Taitano – Membership Co-chair, PATA Micronesia Chapter
Mystical Tours & Adventures
P.O. Box 12173
Tamuning, GU 96931
Tel: +1 (671) 489-2080
2017/2018 PATA MICRONESIA CHAPTER EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
Ms. Pilar Laguana - Chairwoman, PATA Micronesia Chapter
Guam Visitors Bureau (NTO)
401 Pale San Vitores Road
Tumon, GU 96913
Tel: +1 (671) 646-5278/79
Bermance Aldis - Vice Chairman, PATA Micronesia Chapter
Tourism Unit, Division of Resources & Management
Colonia, Yap, FSM 96943
Ms. Faustina- Secretary, PATA Micronesia Chapter
P.O. Box 256
Koror, Republic of Palau 96940
Tel: 1 (680) 488-8201
Ms. Judy Torres - Treasurer, PATA Micronesia Chapter
Marianas Visitors Authority (NTO)
P.O. Box 500861
Saipan, MP 96950
Tel: +1 (670) 664-3200 2013/2014
PATA MICRONESIA CHAPTER EXECUTIVE STANDING COMMITTEES