112 – NY PATA Success at ITS + Thank You, TEAM + Welcome New Members

New York PATA Success at ITS

The ITS International Travel Show, a world-class travel industry event in New York City, was a big success for New York PATA. Our 10 x 20 corner booth was strategically located near the entrance of the event. Our busiest day was on Friday, October 27th when two corporate accounts (hospitality and tour operator), Sri Lanka, media, and a travel advisor became members of NY PATA.
On the day dedicated to the travel trade, about 60 NY PATA members attended ITS and conferences. Missing ITS this year is our Chairman, Joebert Opulencia, who was attending ITB Asia in Singapore. Our traditional photo op and networking took place at 3 pm in Booth 613.
NY PATA members, Kevin Hichour, general manager, Holidays with Downtown Travel and Michael Luongo of Purdue University Hospitality & Tourism Management were speakers at ITS. Kevin Hichour was on the panel, “How tours make you money and the world more sustainable” with Terry Dale as moderator, and Michael Luongo was the moderator on “The Middle East” panel. “Focus on Asia Pacific” conference was presented by NY PATA.NY PATA member exhibitors at ITS were China National Tourist Office, Travel Bureau of Nepal, Antigua & Barbuda, and Travel World VR.
Exhibitors of some major brands and destinations for the travel show were conspicuously absent this year. Is having two major travel shows a year at Javits Center, more than what the market will bear, post-pandemic?

Exhibitor Staff Team

Thank you so much for your participation on the Exhibitor Staff Team during the 3 days ITS International Travel Show at Javits Center. Your attendance truly made a difference and contributed to the event’s success. Your involvement was greatly appreciated.
Elizabeth Chin, ECI Travel World
Irene Sino, Panorama Travel
Julian Banegas, Gil Travel Group
Boris Miketic, Boris World of Travel
Peter Lintner, Going Global
Michael Zufolo, Libra/America – Let’s Travel! Radio
Alejandro Garrido, Aviajar Tours & Travel USA
Elena Kalugina, Panorama Travel
Kate Bagdasarian, Panorama Travel
Shun Sudo, Remote Lands
Asia Pacific Travel Experts
“Focus on Asia Pacific” – New Travel Trends conference sponsored by NY PATA was held on Friday. Thank you so much to our travel experts and speakers. Your insights were truly enlightening, and you have contributed to the success of our conference.
Wellness, Sustainability and Artificial IntelligenceElizabeth Chin, President, ECI Travel World Splendors of Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri LankaBoris Miketic, President, Boris World of Travel Luxury Travel and Destinations in JapanCatherine Heald, Co-Founder & CEO, Remote Lands Adventure Travel and Asia ExpeditionsUndraa Buyannemekh, President, Nomadic Expeditions West Asia Holiday PackagesWilliam “Bill” Gardiner CTC, CTIEDirector of Business Development, Holidays by Downtown Travel
WELCOME to NY PATA7 New Members Joined at ITS
Munkhtulga.G – Miles OverlandEnkhbolor – Miles OverlandMunkhzul – Miles OverlandBrenda Solano – EB Hotel MiamiCharles Coonghe – Blue and Green TravelsRamaa Reddy – Venture TravellerSharon Gardner – Kingdom Travel Network
Thank You, ITSSee You in 2024

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