New Members + Melia Mallorca +Azerbaijan

Welcome New Members

Leila Kresic-Juric | Director | Croatian National Tourist Office | NTO National Tourism Organization

Santi Sawangcharoen | Director | Tourism Authority of Thailand | NTO National Tourism Organization

Alp Ozaman | Sales Manager | Turkish Airlines | Airlines – Corporate

Nohora Carrillo Nieto | CEO | ODRETOURS INTERNATIONAL | Tour Operator

Warren Isenhour | President – CEO | Isenhour International | Travel Advisor

Cynthia D. Brown | Owner | Global Destinations Inc | Travel Advisor

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Melia Hotels International
To celebrate the new United Airlines direct flight between Newark Liberty International Airport to Mallorca (and also Tenerife) airports in Spain, Live for The Arts honors the sights, sounds, and tastes from both iconic destinations.
Hosted by Mallorca’s own Meliá Hotels International, the evening was filled with literary panel discussions, live art installations, musical performances, and delectable cuisine from Mallorca and New York. It was great to meet some of the new International sales directors.
In the Back Patio, there were platters of sushi and a Seafood Bar that had a spread of jumbo shrimp, lobster, clams, and oysters. The raw bar attendant was shucking oysters all evening. In closing, there was music by Aina Zanoguera, one of the most prodigious voices on the Balearic Islands music scene. It was an elaborate celebration and a festive event enjoyed by all.
According to U.S. News and World Report, Spain has officially been ranked as the number one cultural heritage destination in the world! Spain also ranked 3rd in adventure travel and 6th in cultural influence.

Updates on PATA Member Destination – Azerbaijan!
Azerbaijan, the Land of Fire, is home to 350 mud volcanoes and used to be the centre of fire worshipping, which is now reflected in its renowned Flame Tower. The transcontinental destination has a collection of wonders you would not want to miss out on: Baku and Sheki- the two UNESCO-certified heritage sites; the serene Caspian beaches; their magical traditional breakfast and teas; the modern architectural masterpieces including the Heydar Aliyev Centre by Zaha Hadid… and more. Experience art, culture, gastronomy, and spiritual wellness in Azerbaijan!

Emerging technologies are bringing game-changing capabilities to reinvent the travel & tourism industry and build more resilience to ensure business continuity in the industry. Meanwhile, leaders need to understand and embrace the changes needed for the adoption of such technologies and focus on sustainability in their organizations.

Best regards,

PATA New York Board

Elizabeth Chin
Board Member
Immediate Past Chair (2016 – 2022)
Pacific Asia Travel Association,
PATA New York Chapter

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