PATA to advance EK staff product knowledge

Emirates Holidays’ top 100 Asia Pacific bookers will be treated to a one-off educational event hosted by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in Dubai next month.
PATA to advance EK staff product knowledge
By Administrator
Thu 01 Mar 2007 12:00 AM

Emirates Holidays’ top 100 Asia Pacific bookers will be treated to a one-off educational event hosted by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in Dubai next month.

Themed ‘What’s New for Summer 2007?’ the half-day workshop will be held on April 1 at the Radisson SAS Hotel, Dubai Media City.

The event, which will involve UAE-based tourism boards and PATA members will provide a platform for key PATA destinations to showcase travel packages tailored to the GCC market ahead of the summer rush.

“Calendar 2006 was generally a good one for the travel and tourism industry across the Asia Pacific region with international arrivals exceeding 350 million for the year, and PATA expects this momentum to continue in the medium-term with arrivals growth averaging around six cent per annum to 2009,” explained John Koldowski, director of PATA’s Strategic Intelligence Centre.

“Past history has shown us that there is strong interest for travel from the GCC to Asia Pacific, with arrival figures in excess of 0.5 million annually. Given the ever-increasing air route network, as well as capacity between the two regions, we expect this to continue.”

PATA Gulf region director, Nicki Page, added: “From a regional perspective, we are keen to encourage and develop closer working relations within members of the tourism industry in our aims to enhance the value and quality of travel and tourism to and from Asia and the Pacific.”

Supporting partners for the event are Radisson SAS Hotel, Dubai Media City; Emirates Holidays and media partner, Arabian Travel News.

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