Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, comprising 95 government, state and city tourism bodies, 25 international airlines and airports, 108 hospitality organisations, 72 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 36 local PATA chapters worldwide.
Role in programme(s):
Global Tourism Plastics Initiative
In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, the Pacific Asia Travel Association commits to:
- Encouraging affiliated organisations and businesses of partners to join the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative by spreading the word through media channels by August 2020, by highlighting 5 successful members’ case studies by January 2021 and by including plastics as key component of promoting sustainability in tourism supply chains by June 2021.
- Advising and guiding members to better manage plastics in their operations by integrating workshops, toolkits and trainings into Tour Link Project promoting sustainability in the Thai tourism supply chain by June 2021.
Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism
The Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA’s) acts as a catalyst for the sustainable and socially responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. To do so PATA works in partnership with our public and private sector members and strategic partners to balance the travel and tourism industry impacts on the region’s communities, economies, and environments to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). PATA’s approach inspires impact to create positive change, both within the association, and across the PATA network, by: 1. providing a platform to recognize and communicate our members’ SDG innovations and achievements 2. establishing frameworks and guidelines for our members to measure, analyse and manage knowledge-driven, destination-oriented SGD initiatives 3. managing projects for, by and with our members to achieve exponential impacts on SDGs relative to responsible tourism development
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Author: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) https://www.pata.org/food-waste/
Publication: The Olive Tree – How travel and tourism can contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
This publication was launched at the PATA Annual Summit in Sri Lanka. There has been positive feedback regarding the...