AAPI + Parade + Dine Around + Melia Hotels Event


We want to particularly begin this month by bringing attention to and condemning the violence and hatred that has been directed at the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

AAPI communities consist of approximately 50 ethnic groups speaking over 100 languages, with connections to Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, Hawaiian, and other Asian and Pacific Islander ancestries.

The month of May was selected for two reasons: first, to commemorate the arrival of the first known Japanese immigrant to the U.S. on May 7, 1843; second, to honor the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, which upwards of 20,000 Chinese workers helped to construct. The month pays tribute to the generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have enriched United States history and are instrumental in its future success.


Are you ready for the #JapanParade on May 14th? Check out the official parade route & street festival. Don’t miss #GeorgeTakei, #SailorMoon, #Yosakoi and more!
More Info: https://japandaynyc.org/parade/

Time: 1:00 p.m. ~ 4:30 p.m.
Location: 69th Street between Columbus Ave​ and Central Park West

Dine Around – Chinese cuisine

Wednesday, May 25h, 2022, 5 pm to 7:30 pm
House of Joy restaurant
28 Pell Street, NYC.
10-course banquet-style dinner
Chinese tea
Pre-payment of $50 pp includes tax & gratuity
Seating is limited.
Please RSVP to Elizabeth Chin at ecitravel@aol.com

Registered Travel Advisors – Reminder
INNSIDE New York NoMad | 132 West 27h Street | 4:30pm to 9:30pm

Cinco de Mayo is seen as a day to celebrate the culture, achievements and experiences of people with a Mexican background, who live in the United States. It is reportedly one of the top five drinking holidays in America, with many celebrations including tequila, beer, and margaritas.

For me, it’s a margarita together with a dish of guacamole….cheers to Cinco de Mayo!


Consulate General of Nepal in New York and PATA New York Chapter Event on 4/29/2022

Hello Joebert and all,
Congratulations! The ”Nepal – PATA” event was a wonderful success.
Below is the link to the video that I created.
All the best,


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Iris, thank you so much for the video.

This pandemic has taught us a lot of things and it also allowed us to do something extraordinary.
As we head out of this pandemic, I hope soon, we can change the world and create a world of love and a world where we can be kind to each other.

To anyone in the Tourism Industry, remember, we are matchmakers. We create ongoing opportunities for people to feel, see, touch, enjoy, and fall in love with. The trips we design, the services we render, and the travel arrangements we do for them, make these all possible.

Joebert Opulencia, Chairman

Elizabeth Chin
Board Member
Immediate Past Chair (2016 – 2022)
Pacific Asia Travel Association,
PATA New York Chapter
Email: newyorkpata@gmail.com

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