114: NY PATA Holiday Party 12/12/2023 + PATA CEO Hamid + IMEX America + Member/Community News

Issue 114, November 3, 2023

New York, NY



Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

NY PATA Holiday Party

Christmas Joy at House of Joy

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

PATA CEO Noor Ahmad Hamid

PATA CEO Noor Ahmad Hamid shares his strategic vision and immediate priorities for this pivotal role, as well as PATA’s instrumental role in advancing sustainability, digitalization, and inclusivity across destinations in the Asia Pacific region.
What are your immediate plans in this new role?My immediate plan is to bring greater stability to the organisation, as 2020-2022 has been a transitional period after Covid-19. In this regard, I look forward to working with the PATA Executive Board on the critical areas for the association to achieve this in the short and medium term. Meanwhile, my 100-days goal will be around the five topics from the Expert Task Forces’ (ETFs) recommended by the PATA Executive Board covering Digitalisation & Technology Adoption, Events & PATA Travel Mart, Organisational Design, Voice & Brand Image and Membership Engagement. To delve deeper into his plans, read this TTG Asia article!

IMEX America

An exhilarating, energizing and exuberant IMEX America 2023 epitomized the robust comeback of our global events industry. More than 15,000 suppliers and event professionals gathered at bustling booths, in aisles alive with conversation and in the expanded show floor—a floor that saw a 20% increase in exhibit space taken and a 9% increase in booths booked. It was the busiest IMEX Las Vegas show ever.

Member News

Boris Miketic – Met Ms. Terelj Batbold of Selena Travel Mongolia at the PATA Travel Mart 2023 in New Delhi, India. We met again today, October 22nd, in New York City to further discuss business opportunities, and to become a member.Pacific Asia Travel Association – PATA New York Chapter connecting travel professionals

Aki Hirai – Tokyo NOW
October – https://conta.cc/3LCwaPB
November – https://conta.cc/45JQrKq

Undraa Buyannemekh – A Journey with Nomadic Expeditions and Three Camel Lodge, Mongolia


Eastern Standard Time ZoneTurn Clocks Back 1 Hour at 2 am Sunday
Elizabeth Chin
Executive Director
Immediate Past Chair (2016-2022)
PATA New York Chapter

PATA New York Chapter, founded in 1962, is a not-for-profit membership-based association that is dedicated to facilitate meaningful partnerships to enhance the value, quality and sustainable growth of travel and tourism to and from countries in APAC, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. 

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) founded in 1951 is the recognized authority on Asia Pacific travel and tourism. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research, and innovative events to its member organizations, which including government, state and city tourism bodies; international airlines and airports; hospitality organizations, and educational institutions, as well as thousands of young tourism professional (YTP) members across the world.