Last Call Mid-Autumn Fest + PTM India + ITS2023 Exhibitors + Vietnam + UA to PVG + Jamaica Events + TaiwanFest + San Gennaro + Oktoberfest NYC + Shanah Tova

Issue 105, September 17, 2023

New York, NY

Digitalization – Innovation – Resilience – Sustainability

Mid-Autumn Festival Networking


Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner

A sublime gastronomic experience.

Lots of High Value Lucky Draw Prizes

3-night hotel stay

2 Turkish Airlines roundtrip economy class ticket to any TK destination

House of Joy

28 Pell Street

New York, NY 10013

September 20, 2023

From 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Business Smart Attire

Group Photo will be taken

Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner

Shrimp and Pork Siu Mai

Peking Duck with Julienned Scallion and Hoisin Sauce

Jumbo Shrimp with Honey Walnuts and Broccoli Florets

Chicken with Stir-fry String Beans

Peking Pork Chops

Beef with Chinese Broccoli

House Special Yangzhou Fried Rice

Braised E-Fu Noodles

Mid-Autumn Mooncake

NY PATA Autumn Gourmet Cake

Includes Wine, Prosecco, Beer, and Soda

$65 per person. Register and pay by credit card to receive confirmation and QR code.




Join PTM 2023 in India to get a head start on expanding your business and important networks.

Asia Pacific is expected to regain the top spot as the world’s largest regional travel market by 2025, with North America; West Europe; and East Europe as three of the top five sources of arrivals (PATA, 2023; Phocuswright, 2023).

Foreign tourist arrivals to India have risen by 166% in 2023 compared to last year (Skift, 2023). PATA’s latest 2023-2025 destination forecast for India indicated that Asia and Europe will be the two biggest source regions occupying nearly 70% of all int’l arrivals.

Exhibitor Details for

International Travel Show 2023

October 26 – 28, 2023

Exhibiting in ITS2023 is one of the most cost-effective ways to reach travel advisors, group travel and meetings incentives professionals, meetings and event planners, travel media and frequent consumer travelers in one location.

A special exhibit package has been created that provides all exhibitors with qualified leads and increased sales.


October 27, 2023, Friday

More than a dozen key Travel Industry Associations including Destinations International, Africa Tourism Association (ATA), Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), Family Travel Association (FTA), IATA, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) NY PATA, SKAL and Tourism Cares will help create exceptional Conference Programs which will be marketed to their members and other travel professionals.

PATA New York Chapter Conference 12 Noon to 12:50 pm

Focus on Asia Pacific

Click here for Conference sessions that will include keynote presentations and panel discussions. Travel industry expert speakers will focus on new business models and emerging solutions; the latest industry products and services; and destination information and travel trends.

China – Vietnam Cross Border Tourism

Detian – Ban Gioc Waterfalls

Good news! The China-Vietnamese Detian (Ban Gioc) Cross border Tourism Cooperation Zone will start trial operation from September 15, 2023 to September 14, 2024!
Ban Gioc Waterfall is one of Vietnam’s natural gems. It is the largest natural waterfall in Southeast Asia and the 4th biggest waterfall on an international border in the world. Its immaculate waters are surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, making it a must-visit destination if you are in Northern Vietnam. The waterfall is about 400km from the city of Hanoi.
Detian is on the border of China’s southern Guangxi region and Vietnam, about 3 hours from Nanning. It’s especially cool if you’ve already visited Yangshuo and are looking for more karst landscapes to see in southern China, with a taste of Vietnam mixed in as well.
This waterfall system is comprised of two parts. On the Chinese side of the Guichun River is the Detian Waterfall, meaning Virtuous Heaven Waterfall (德天瀑布 Détiān Pùbù). Then on the Vietnamese side is the Ban Gioc Waterfall (Banyue Waterfall in Chinese).
United Airlines welcomes you back to China with daily direct flights from San Francisco (SFO)! Not only are they increasing their service to Shanghai (PVG) from 4 flights weekly to daily, but they will also be the only U.S. airline flying to Beijing (PEK) starting in October.
2023 Northeast USA Fall/Winter Destination Update – Series 2‘Come and Be Inspired’’The Jamaica Tourist Boardin association with our Industry Partners cordially invites you, our valued Travel Advisorsto our Destination Showcase!This is your opportunity to network with us and receive updated information on the Jamaica tourism product for the upcoming fall and winter travel booking season.Please select your city and join us for an informative and exciting evening!Click Here To Register

I Love New York

TAIWANFEST.NYCSunday Sept 17th, 2023Chelsea – New York City11AM-5PMSet GPS Location:   875 6th Ave, New York, NY 10001 TaiwanFest.NYCCome to the Festival to enjoy everything on Taiwan!

The Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy
from September 14 – 24, 2023

The annual Feast of San Gennaro 2023 is set in Little Italy, celebrating Italia with Italian food and free entertainment.Out-of-towners and locals get psyched for the annual Feast of San Gennaro and for good reason: the event includes the best spots in Little Italy. Eat at some of the best Italian restaurants in the city, watch colorful parades, catch live music and soak up all the fun of this early fall festival.
Although the Feast of San Gennaro is a celebration of faith (folks tip their hats to the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy) the festive atmosphere, delicious food and colorful processions are what it’s known for. For 11 days, Little Italy is transformed into a red, white and green bash with special guests, live music and lots of fun.

Dine Around – September 30, 2023

It’s Oktoberfest!!

The time has come to raise a beer stein and say “prost” to Oktoberfest in NYC!Pull on your lederhosen and celebrate Oktoberfest NYC 2023 with great brews, bratwurst, good company, dancing, and live music.The Bavarian celebration’s events are among the best in town in September and October, featuring waves of beer and oodles of delicious food.
Bierhaus NYC is brought to you through the love of Oktoberfest & Hofbräu bier.HOFBRÄU OKTOBERFEST6.3% Alc. By VolumeIn honor of Oktoberfest, Hofbräu brews a rich, full-bodied golden beer with a clean, crisp edge, that pairs perfectly with traditional Bavarian cuisine. Brewed with pure water, the best quality malt and exquisite hops. A vital part of the Oktoberfest experience!A Bavarian-style beer hall located just two blocks from Grand Central, serving authentic German cuisine and bier by the boot since 2011! Live music and steins of crisp Hofbräu bier will transport you to the tents of Oktoberfest in Munich, if only for a few hours.
Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 6 pm to 8 pmBierhaus NYC | 712 Third Avenue ( at 45th Street) | New York, NY$50pp | RSVP to Elizabeth C. at:

Shanah Tova!

Elizabeth Chin
Executive Director
PATA New York
Pacific Asia Travel Assn (PATA)
Editor, NY PATA Newsletter
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.