HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Hawai'i Chapters will host its 2018 Annual Outlook & Economic Forecast Forum on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at the Prince Waikiki. Attendees will hear from economists and visitor industry experts regarding market conditions, upcoming challenges and forecasts for 2018.
Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organizations, comprising 88 government, state and city tourism bodies, 22 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 62 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 41 local PATA chapters worldwide. The chapters organist travel industry training and business development events. Their grassroots activism underpins PATA's membership of the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which includes ACI, CLIA, IATA, ICAO, WEF, UNWTO and the WTTC. The PATAmPOWER platform delivers unrivalled data, forecasts and insights from the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre to members' desktops and mobile devices anywhere in the world. PATA's Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing, Sydney, and London. Visit www.PATA.org.
Founded in 1970, the Travel and Tourism Research Association (ttra) is a non-profit association whose purpose is to enhance the quality, value, effectiveness and use of research in travel marketing, planning and development. Our Association strives to be a leader for the global community of practitioners and educators engaged in research, information management and marketing in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. ttra creates business opportunities for our members and provides a unique multi-sector industry network. Members in ttra represent a variety of segments from the greater international travel and tourism community, including educators, practitioners, research providers/consultants and users of research. ttra seeks to improve the industry through education, publication and networking activities. There are currently 8 chapters of ttra across Canada, the United States, Asia Pacific and Europe. www.ttra.com