128: LNY Event + TAS Booth 351 +  Hospitality  + Sustainable Tourism + Singapore CNY +  Hong Kong Soccer – Messi +TAS Tickets; 128-20240126

Issue 128, January 26, 2024New York, NYIssue 127 https://conta.cc/3S0hpbZ
Lunar New Year Celebration
Lunar New Year is just around the corner, and we are excited to announce that New York City is gearing up for an amazing celebration! On February 10, Asian cultures around the world will be ringing in the new year, and we are inviting everyone to join in on the fun. From amazing parades to delicious food, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So come out and celebrate with us in New York City!
We are excited to invite our members, colleagues, and guests to join us for a joyful evening of networking and cultural experiences on March 11th, 2024. This occasion is a great opportunity to meet new people, make connections, and learn about different cultures. Our event promises to be a delightful evening filled with music, dance performance, and delicious food. We encourage everyone to bring their friends and colleagues to share in the festivities. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to expand your horizons and connect with like-minded individuals.
Year of the Dragon
Join us for the NY PATA Lunar New Year Celebration as we welcome the Year of the Dragon. This year’s event will take place on Monday, March 11, 2024, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the House of Joy located at 28 Pell Street, New York, NY 10013.The celebration will feature a Banquet Dinner, Cultural Performance & Presentation, as well as Wine & Prosecco. There will be many door prizes for the lucky draw, and each attendee will receive a gift bag.
Don’t miss out on this exciting event and purchase your ticket for $75 today. Contact Julian Banegas at julianbanegas@aol.com or Elizabeth Chin at elizabethnypata@gmail.com .
Travel & Adventure Show at Javits CenterPATA New York Booth 351

PATA New York Chapter is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at this weekend’s Travel and Adventure Show at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Our booth, located at 351, will be open to all attendees who are interested in learning more about the benefits of joining PATA New York Chapter.We invite you to come and visit us to discover how we can help you grow your travel and tourism business, expand your network, and stay informed about the latest industry trends and developments. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with our team and learn more about what PATA New York Chapter can do for you. We look forward to seeing you there!
Hudson Yards 1/27/2024
Before or After the Travel and Adventure Show at Javits Center.Enjoy traditional lion dances and ribbon twirling performances from The New York Chinese Cultural Center every Saturday (1/27, 2/3, 2/10) at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a NY PATA reunion and group photo op at our Javits Center booth on the 27th at 3pm. This is a great opportunity for all NY PATA active members to come together, catch up, and take a memorable group photo. We encourage everyone to mark their calendars and join us for this special event. Don’t miss out on this chance to reconnect with fellow NY PATA members and capture a lasting memory on our website!

Two resorts from the Philippines have been recognized as the world’s leading resorts in their respective categories. Amanpulo has been honored as the World’s Leading Dive Resort, while City of Dreams Manila has been recognized as the World’s Leading Fully Integrated Resort. These achievements were celebrated by Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco, who highlighted the contributions of tourism to the country’s economy.We congratulate Amanpulo and City of Dreams Manila for their well-deserved recognition and for putting the Philippines on the map as a top destination for luxury travel and entertainment.
Amanpulo Resort in Palawan
Amanpulo Resort in Palawan is a world-renowned destination that offers unparalleled luxury, privacy, and exclusivity. Located amidst breathtaking natural surroundings, this resort is known for its exceptional service and stunning beaches. With easy access via scheduled and chartered flights, Amanpulo Resort is the perfect choice for travelers seeking a lavish escape. Hollywood stars, tech tycoons, and Miss Universe winners have all made Amanpulo Resort their preferred destination. With a legacy of over 30 years, Amanpulo Resort in Palawan is the ultimate choice for those seeking the ultimate in luxury and relaxation.
City of Dreams Manila
City of Dreams Manila has been recognized as the World’s Leading Fully Integrated Resort. This prestigious award is a testament to the exceptional service and facilities provided by the staff and management of City of Dreams Manila. The integrated resort features world-class accommodations, dining options, and entertainment facilities that cater to both local and international guests. It is known for its three luxury hotel brands, impressive regional and international specialty restaurants, bars, and a spacious retail boulevard.The resort is also home to thrilling entertainment venues, notably DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-inspired family entertainment center. In 2020, City of Dreams was the third-largest casino in the world, and they are proud to be recognized as a leader in the hospitality and gaming industry and will continue to provide their guests with an unforgettable experience. 
Sustainable Tourism
Start listening: https://www.pata.org/…/sustainable-tourism-podcast-by…Curious about regenerative travel, tourism taxes, the decarbonisation of the tourism industry and the making of a more ethical tourism industry? Tune in to the Centre for Responsible Tourism Singapore’s podcast for all the answers needed to get you started on a greener path!Discover how the CRTS is shaping the world of tourism by shedding light on current issues within the industry and promoting responsible travel. Enjoy their bite-sized podcast, where CRTS director Kevin Phun explores engaging topics in the realm of sustainable tourism.Ready for a deeper dive? Enrol in CRTS online courses for even more comprehensive insights, practical strategies, and expert guidance, joining industry peers in making a positive impact PATA members, remember to unlock your exclusive 20% discount on all courses!
Singapore Chinatown DragonChinese New Year Light-Up January 19th

The annual Chinese New Year Light-Up in Singapore has once again taken over the streets with its vibrant and festive atmosphere. As usual, the highlight of this year’s event is the large centrepiece located at the busy intersection of New Bridge Road/Eu Tong Sen Street and Upper Cross Street. In addition to the centrepiece, smaller dragon lanterns can be seen lining up along New Bridge Road.Visitors can enjoy the beautiful display of lights every night from 7pm to 12am until March 9th, and till 6am on the first day of Chinese New Year. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to immerse yourself in the festive mood and capture some stunning photos. Picture credit goes to Joon Bond.
According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Dragon comes once every 12years. The dragon (龙 lóng) years of the last century were 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, and 2012. The next Year of the Dragon will be this year 2024. The future one will be in the year 2036.
Inter Miami, Lionel Messi Exhibition Gamein Hong Kong, Broadcast Live and Free

Inter Miami CF, the US football club, has announced its first international tour, which will take place in February 2024. As part of the tour, the club will be playing an exhibition match against the Hong Kong team on February 4 at the Hong Kong Stadium. The match is set to feature star player Lionel Messi and is already sold out. In addition to the match, the club has also announced that 15,000 tickets for the US team training session on February 3 will be given to students, young athletes, and the underprivileged. Furthermore, players from both teams will participate in a football clinic for young players aged nine to 14 years old. The highly anticipated match will be broadcast live and free, much to the delight of football fans around the world. Inter Miami CF believes that sport has the power to unite communities, inspire individuals, and create positive change. Stay tuned for more updates on the club’s international tour and other destinations they will be visiting in the coming weeks. Inter Miami’s preseason will be watched with extra observation as Messi draws considerable attention wherever he goes, home or abroad.
Travel & Adventure Show TicketsJanuary 27-28, 2024
You will need to have a ticket to access the exhibition hall area.Complimentary Ticket OptionEnjoy the Travel & Adventure Show with access to the show floor, exhibitors, and consumer-focused presentations throughout the weekend.Registration for Complimentary Admission or Travel Trade Programs for Travel Advisors: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2024-new-york-travel-adventure-show-fam-tas-program-tickets-737337104127?aff=oddtdtcreator&_gl=1%2Azo1sce%2A_ga%2AMTQxMjQ4ODE1MC4xNzA0NDY1NjQ4%2A_ga_99KEYN08N1%2AMTcwNjEwODE2NS4yMC4wLjE3MDYxMDgxNjUuNjAuMC4w(Access to exhibits both days of event. This registration is for Travel Advisors / Travel Industry Trade ONLY. Registrations will be reviewed and non-trade registrations will be canceled.)
You must bring your ticket to the event. Tickets may be printed or displayed on your mobile device Tickets may be purchased at:https://travelshows.com/shows/new-york/travel-advisors/

Look forward to seeing you there.

Elizabeth Chin

Executive Director

PATA New York Chapter