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PATA Promotes in Dublin at the Loft Bar

PATA Promotes in Dublin at the Loft Bar

The Pacific Area Tourism Association (PATA) UK / Ireland Chapter, led by President Christopher Crampton from the ICS Travel Group, had a great turnout for their very successful workshop in Dublin’s Loft Bar in Dame Lane.

Kim Brown, PATA, welcomes Aisling O’Carroll, Okoru Travel, with Gill Davies, PATA

There was a really relaxed atmosphere as the many trade attendees lapped up the information, coupled with drinks and Oriental food.

Suppliers attending this year at Taste of PATA Dublin: eXplore Central North Island, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Hankyu Travel International, ICS Travel, Hidden Doorways, Papua New Guinea Tourism, Qantas Airways, SpiceRoads Cycling,Tourism Malaysia, Taiwan Tourism, Tourism Australia and Tourism Thailand

Alison Sheehan and Kelly Toland, Hayes & Jarvis, partook of a massage at the Amazing Thailand  area

The PATA UK and Ireland chapter is the hub of activity for Pacific Asia. They have a community of over 5,000 travel professionals who strive to be travel experts for a wide array of destinations throughout the region. The goal is to educate the UK and Irish travel trade by hosting events throughout the UK and Ireland, where members can keep up-to-date about the latest happenings in Pacific Asia.

Rachel McAnaspie, Click&Go, learns all about Amazing Thailand from Emma Arnott

The region is a treasure trove of desirable destinations – Amazing Thailand alone attracted close on 70,000 Irish visitors last year. The 13 suppliers present included destinations, airlines, destination management companies and other tourist entities.

The PATA team also hosted travel agents quiz nights,pre and post the Dublin event, in Limerick and Belfast.

It was all about Finnair as Jialng briefs the Oscar Travel trio of Mobin Thomas,Meenunol Pillai and Vinod Pillai.

Will Shoubridge, Spice Roads Cycling

Sarah Lyne Rand, Taiwan Tourist Bureau, briefs Rachel McAnaspie and Will Walsh, Click&Go

Wesley Kelly and Kevin Chaney, Click&Go, meet Chris Crampton, ICS Travel

Alison Crook and friend were at the PATA event for Tourism Australia

Marek Maslowiec and Catherine Fleming, Cassidy Travel, learn more about eXplore Central Island from Abbie Downes

Hazel Fogarty, Platinum Travel, learns about Hidden Doorways from Lou Harding

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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