Mid-Autumn Reunion + India Day Parade + PDOT Webinar + More AA DL Flights to Shanghai + Weekends + Tree of Life + Rosewood Hong Kong + Shanghai + The latest news for you

Mid-Autumn CelebrationSeptember 20, 2023from 5:30pm to 8:30pmRSVP: www.newyorkpata.orgLogin and Pay by Credit CardOr send check to:Irene Sino, Treasurer
https://newyorkpata.orgIssue 102, August 19, 2023New York, NY

Mid-Autumn Festival

House of Joy

28 Pell Street, New York NY 10013

 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Dinner with Wine, Beer, or Soft Drink

$65 pp includes tax and gratuity

Reservation and Confirmation of Payment required

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India Day Parade

August 20, 2023 Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

The parade begins on East 38th Street and continues down Madison Ave until it reaches 28th Street. New York City

For over more than 4 decades FIA-NY-NJ-CT-NE New York India Day Parade culminates every year in the month of August, and is observed as the Indian Anniversary of Independence. India formally gained independence on August 15, 1947 following almost 200 hundred years under British rule.

It is considered the largest parade outside of India, and brings together thousands of members of the Indian Diaspora for one of the biggest cultural extravaganzas in New York City. Performances, food, merchandise booths, giveaways and more.

SFO to Manila Nonstop

August 29, 2023 at 2 pm ESTTuesday Webinar
Valuable prizes to be awarded for attending including a free ticket on the new United flight.Microsoft Teams meetingJoin on your computer, mobile app or room deviceClick here to join the meeting

Strong Travel Demand

in the Asia Pacific Region

Delta Air Lines and American Airlines Group will operate more flights to China soon, the two carriers said on Wednesday, as they look to capitalize on strong travel demand in the Asia-Pacific region.

American Airlines told Reuters the daily service from Dallas-Fort Worth to Shanghai Pudong International Airport will start from January. American currently operates flights from Dallas to Shanghai four times a week.

Beginning October 29, Delta Air Lines will operate daily flights to Shanghai from SEA and three-times-weekly service from DTW. Delta flights would be able to connect to other cities within China via its partnership with China Eastern Airlines.

The U.S. Department of Transportation will allow more direct flights into the country by Chinese airlines. The department issued an order allowing Chinese carriers to boost weekly flights from eight to 12. Xiamen Airlines, Air China, China Southern and China Eastern Airlines fly direct to the US. It matches the number of flights US airlines operate to China.


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“Tree of Life” Initiative

Introducing Dusit Hotels & Resorts‘ game-changing ‘Tree of Life’ initiative! With sustainability as a core pillar, this program covers 31 criteria aligned with UNSDGs across 4 levels.

The program’s foundation level consists of 8 crucial criteria that emphasize sustainability and responsible practices, including protecting vulnerable species, minimizing food waste, reducing single-use plastic, and promoting energy efficiency. The initiative also prioritizes staff and customer well-being, prevents trafficking and exploitation, and collaborates with local communities for mutual benefits.

By integrating sustainability with their operations, Dusit strives to set an example for the industry, cultivate positive change, and create a lasting impact on the communities they engage with. Learn more about

“Tree of Life”: https://www.pata.org/…/dusit-international-launches-new…

Hospitality – Rosewood Hong Kong

Competing in Hong Kong’s luxury hotel market is a difficult task, given the astounding number of five-star hotels the city boasts. But Rosewood Hong Kong’s entry has only elevated the scene, not just in Victoria Dockside where it resides, but in its greater Tsim Sha Tsui district. Each of its 11 restaurants—including the one Michelin-starred Chaat—delivers a stellar gourmet experience, but we think BluHouse and The Legacy House deserve repeat visits. Plan for an early dinner before you take a stroll along the Avenue of Stars in time for the 8pm light show.

The hotel’s 91 suites are the most of any hotel in Hong Kong, and the Grand Harbor Corner Suite is my pick for its panoramic waterfront view. At 1,323 square feet, it affords the quiet luxury of coming back to a generous space, complete with your own butler, twin walk-in showers, a sumptuous freeform bath, and Manor Club access.

Set on the 40th floor, Rosewood Hong Kong’s exclusive Manor Club offers private sanctuary, featuring handsome ultra-residential interiors, exceptional service and premium food and beverage experiences that offer a sense of a cozy club. From the moment of arrival, the Club’s discreet and personalized service leaves no detail overlooked nor request unattended. 

Destination – Shanghai

Shanghai is widely recognized as the most flourishing city of China. Here, unlike anywhere else in China, you can experience not only the bullet-fast Maglev Train, that is running in a stunning speed at 430km/h, also the tallest skyscraper in China – Shanghai Tower, inside which the world’s highest observation deck and world’s fastest elevator can be find. Aside from the fastest train and tallest building, Shanghai is also a good place to have a view of the combination of Chinese style and western style buildings, especially when wondering along the Bund, Tianzifeng, and Xintiandi. Nearby Shanghai, there is a 1700-year-old Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, which also deserves a half day tour.

Elizabeth Chin

Executive Director

Editor, Newsletter

Pacific Asia Travel Assn (PATA)

PATA New York

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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.