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Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), UK & Ireland just lately hosted its annual flagship coaching occasion – TASTE of PATA in London. In partnership with Travel Uni, the night time attracted its greatest ever attendance with over 300 travel agents from throughout the UK. Aware the nation is in mourning; it was essential for the organisation to recognise this final night time and permit PATA members and agents to pay their respects to the Royal Family.
Acknowledging the passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, PATA chairman Chris Crampton led a minute’s silence adopted by a toast to honour the brand new monarch, His Majesty, King Charles III.
“On behalf of PATA UK & Ireland, our members and companions, we’re deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her devoted service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth was extraordinary. Since 1947 she has devoted her life to the service of the Commonwealth and as we mirror on her contribution to our 19 Asia and Pacific member states, we’re reminded of her unwavering dedication and are united in our sorrow.
The ‘Million Mile Monarch’ she travelled the world visiting greater than 120 nations and spent a big half of her time within the commonwealth, most just lately throughout her Golden Jubilee 12 months together with Australia and New Zealand. Over 70 years she led with dignity and charm, her fixed and reassuring presence might be significantly missed. I want to prolong our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family and the individuals of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth in mourning the loss of their beloved Queen, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.”
Along with over thirty prize giveaways, the night time gave agents the prospect to attach with 24 suppliers from throughout the Pacific Asia area whereas studying extra and having fun with regional meals and drinks.
Travel agent Lucy McCreath from Oliver’s Travels (London) shared her ideas on why she was at TASTE: “it’s widely known as a great industry event to attend, network with lots of people and learn more about all the destinations in a fun and relaxed way. The food and prize giveaways really make it extra attractive too!”
Spokesperson for one of the brand new TASTE of PATA suppliers, Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board additionally shared their ideas on why they have been exhibiting for the primary time: “We really wanted to showcase that Vietnam is back and open again with no restrictions to welcome tourists. Visitor numbers are growing again for the destination which is really great to see.”
Incorporating profession help for agents once more this 12 months proved massively profitable. The Training & Recruitment stand was positively one of the highlights of the occasion with agents praising it as actually helpful in searching for recommendation on profession alternatives and rising ability units.
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