What is PATA in Tourism

In the tourism sector, PATA is an acronym for the Pacific Asia Travel Association and it is the largest advocacy organization for travel in the world. It is responsible for furthering the cause of tourism and travel in the Asia Pacific region. The organization was set-up in 1951 in Hawaii as a non-political, non-profit and voluntary entity to promote aid and expand travel in the Pacific RIM. Later on, in 1953, the headquarter of PATA was shifted from Hawaii to San Francisco. 

The first conference of the corporation was held in Honolulu in January 1952 while its first Asian office was opened in Manila, the Philippines in 1976. Some other important aspects related to the organization are also discussed in the following sections.    

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