PATA Micronesia Chapter

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


MISSION STATEMENT

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.



STRUCTURE

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.



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.

 

2019/2020 PATA MICRONESIA CHAPTER EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

 

Stephanie Nakamura, Chair
Managing Director
Palau Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 256
Koror, Republic of Palau 96940
Tel: (680) 488-1939/2793
Email: sn@pristineparadisepalau.com

Paula Monk, Vice Chair
Senior Manager Sales
Guam & Micronesia
United Airlines GUMSA
Tel: (671) 645-8772
Email: paula.monk@united.com


Marstella Jack, Secretary
Law Office of Marstella E. Jack
P.O. Box 2210
Family Circle Building
Kolonia, Pohnpei, FSM 96941
Tel: (691)320-7400
Email: ejacklaw@gmail.com

Mark Manglona, Treasurer
Marketing Manager - North America & Pacific, Marketing Department
GUAM VISITORS BUREAU
401 Pale San Vitores Road
Tumon, GU 96913
Tel: (671) 646-5278
Email: mark.manglona@visitguam.org


Perdus Ehsa, Jr, Alternate
President--Pacific Foods & Services dba Seabreeze Hotel
P.O. Box 692
Kolonia, Pohnpei FSM 96941
Tel: (691) 320-2066
Email: perdusjr@gmail.com


Pilar Laguana, Immediate Past Chair
Director of Global Marketing
GUAM VISITORS BUREAU
401 Pale San Vitores Road
Tumon, GuamUSA 96913
Tel: (671) 646-5278
Email: pilar.laguana@visitguam.org
 

PATA MICRONESIA CHAPTER EXECUTIVE STANDING COMMITTEES


MARKETING

Lori DeBrum - Chair 
Email - 
loridebrum@gmail.com

Luciano Abraham - Vice Chair
Email -
 1485sano1957@gmail.com

 

MEMBERSHIP

Lourdes Aguon-Schulte - Chair
Email: lou@paradises.com

Victoria G. Blas-Toves - Vice Chair
Email:
vmblastoves@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

Denise Hertslet - Chair
Email: denise@pacificsbdc.com

Don Evans - Vice Chair
Email: donyvb@mail.fm
 

CULTURE, HERITAGE AND ENVIRONMENT

Sandra Iseki Osada - Chair
Email: tasa.voyagers@gmail.com

Rita Nauta - Vice Chair
Email: rpnauta@gmail.com
 

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Judy Torres - Chair
Email: jtorres@mymarianas.com

Catherine Perry - Vice Chair
Email: cperry@integrity-communications.net