Founded in 1951, PATA is a not-for-profit membership-based association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region.
By bringing together our private and public sector members, PATA facilitates meaningful partnerships to enhance the value, quality and sustainable growth of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region.
The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its more than 800 member organizations, including 95 government, state and city tourism bodies, 20 international airlines and airports, 102 hospitality organizations and 70 educational institutions, as well as over 4,000 youth members across the world.
The PATA network also embraces the grassroots activism of the PATA Chapters and Student Chapters, who organize numerous travel industry training programs and business development events across the world. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 31 local PATA Chapters worldwide, while hundreds of students are members of the 22 PATA Student Chapters globally.
PATA’s Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing and London.