Technology + Banquet Pix + Celebrations + Zongzi

Emerging Technologies

Recorded Session Now Available on YouTube

Emerging technologies have no doubt transformed the travel and tourism industry; it can equip businesses with the resilience to respond to different happenings and level-up their sustainability. To capture these competitive advantages, leaders need to understand and embrace the changes needed for the adoption of such technologies.

Speakers from Expedia GroupEuromonitor InternationalHotelbedsOKKAMIVynn Capital and other organizations will present and discuss the latest innovations in travel technology across the travel journey: from search/discovery → book →

Dine Around at House of Joy

10-course banquet dinner + Longevity Peach Bun with Lotus Seed

May 2022 Birthdays
Boris Miketic and Chandan Sen


Before the parade passes by……

Memorial Day Parades:

On May 30th, the parade will start at 11 a.m. rain or shine and will run from 5th Avenue at 44th Street and end at 4:30 p.m. at 5th Avenue uptown at 79th Street, Manhattan.

The Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade is at 11am on Monday, from 78th Street and Third Avenue, along Third Avenue. to Marine Avenue, up to Fourth Avenue and over to John Paul Jones Park on 101st Street and Fourth Avenue.


Nepal’s 73rd Republic Day on May 29th, 2022

International Everest Day is observed every year on May 29. The day celebrates the first summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world reaching an elevation of over 29,000 feet.

Manhattanhenge 2022

May 29 and 30

(Half sun and full sun, respectively) 

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival is in the 5th month of the Chinese lunar calendar; Friday, June 3, 2022. The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the four top traditional Chinese festivals, along with the Spring Festival, Tomb-Sweeping Day, and Mid-Autumn Festival.

In addition to China, many other Asian countries also celebrate this festival. In Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Taiwan, it is known as Bak Chang Festival (‘Dumpling Festival’). 

The Hong Kong 2022 Dragon Boat Festival is scheduled for Sat July 30th & Sunday the 31st. A colorful multicultural tradition, this festival paddles back to Flushing Meadows–Corona Park for a weekend-long celebration.

Indonesia Independence Day

The first of June is an important day for the Indonesian nation. Not only signifies this day the day that the first Indonesian president Sukarno announced the birth of the philosophical foundation of the Republic of Indonesia, but it also is the day that the country declared its independence from The Netherlands.

Philippine Independence Day Parade

Celebrate the country’s independence from 300 years of Spanish rule at this joyous annual event, held on the first Sunday in June. Hope to see you along Madison Avenue, from 37th to 25th Streets, Nomad, Manhattan on 6/5/2022

Home to the largest community of Filipinos on the East Coast, New York City is an excellent place to explore a taste of the Philippines—literally and figuratively.…/guide-to-filipino-culture-nyc…

Malaysia – King’s Birthday

An event that is welcomed with grandeur and seeing Malaysians take out their finest outfit, the birthday of Agong (the Malaysian King) is earmarked as a day of celebration and joyous moments. Locally known as Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the King of Malaysia’s speech on his special day is something that traditionally has kept many Malaysian nationals close to their television on this day, June 7th.

One of the most important public events occurring during Agong’s Birthday is the “Trooping of the Colours” parade in Kuala Lumpur: a spectacle that draws a crowd from across greater Kuala Lumpur.


PATA India invites you to an exclusive webinar ‘Destination Forecast for Asia Pacific on 2nd June 2022 at 10:30 AM (IST) (June 2 at 12:30am EDT)

Meet Liz Ortiguera, PATA CEO who will share with you global perspective on Tourism development and growth & Prof John Koldowski, who will analyze the Tourism Monitor Forecast across Asia Pacific over the next 5 years. 

We request you to register for the webinar on the given link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


to resume accepting guided foreign tour groups from June 10, 2022

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said yesterday
that foreign tourists will be allowed to enter Japan
on package tours from June 10.
For details, please check the article
with the following link.

Celebrate Dragon Boat Festival with Zongzi / Joong

Zongzi or simply Joong (in Cantonese) is a traditional Chinese rice dish made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo leaves, or sometimes with reed or other large flat leaves. They are cooked by steaming or boiling. In the Western world, they are also known as rice dumplings or sticky rice dumplings or Chinese tamale.

The savory zongzi/joong that I like has fillings of marinated pork belly, shiitake mushrooms, lop cheong, duck egg yolk, dried large shrimp, and mung bean. After cooking, the flavor from the pork marinade penetrates into each grain of rice. The meat becomes so tender that it almost melts in your mouth. You may serve meaty Zongzi warm, as breakfast, snack or as a staple of a dinner.

As zongzi has evolved, it was only in the Jin Dynasty (266 – 420 A.D.) that zongzi contained meat, chestnut and other fillings and officially became the iconic food for the Dragon Boat Festival. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, zongzi was recognized as an auspicious food, and in the millennium, the Dragon Boat Festival became an international event, that’s celebrated around the world.

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday weekend.

Be safe and well.

Best regards,

New York PATA Board

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

New York PATA Going Digital

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