June 18, 2019 – San Diego, CA

Asia Event a Hit with Southern California Travel Advisors and Top Suppliers

PATA San Diego Chapter received glowing feedback following their All About Asia Event on June 18, 2019.  Over 100 Southern California area agents gathered together to learn more about top destinations in the Asia Pacific Region.  Suppliers sponsors joined the group from major travel companies for a trade show and dinner to educate and network with these top selling agents.  Guests enjoyed a henna artist sponsored by A Classic Tour as well as a Thai dance performance hosted by Chinatour.com.  Presentations by Star Clippers, Celebrity Cruises and Tourism Malaysia rounded out the evening.  The grand prizes included two individual Tijuana-Beijing round-trip air tickets donated Hainan Airlines, along with a three night land package from Chinatour.com.

Feedback from suppliers was overwhelming; Barbara Rubin from Magister Tours shared “the agents who attended were definitely interested in learning more about Asia. I believe the evening was beneficial to both the suppliers and agents in attendance. Congratulations on a job well done!”  Beth Lindsley Elwood from Star Clippers commented “Hats off to everyone who put together a terrific All About Asia event last night – thank you to all!”

PATA San Diego Chapter is affiliated with PATA International and is the most active chapter in the Americas today.  For the past 40 years, the mission of this chapter is educate and inspire agents to sell more travel around the world.  Events are held throughout the year at various venues in San Diego county.  Membership in PATA San Diego Chapter is open to anyone who works in the Travel and Tourism Industry or a related field and “who sells and/or promotes travel” to the Pacific Asia region – click here to learn more about joining this exciting and active group.  

In 2019, this chapter has put on events such as a private tour of the new international arrivals facility at San Diego Airport, an educational with ideas on How to Grow Your Business, an exclusive evening in a La Jolla art gallery on World’s Hottest New Cruise Ships. Australia and New Zealand were explored at their April event and Hawaii was the talk of the night at their grand 40th Anniversary Celebration in May.  Asia and the Maldives were both highlighted in June.

Upcoming events include another chance to tour the international arrivals terminal and an exciting FAM to India in September, the 4th Annual Cruise Night on October 10th, an educational on November 6th and the grand finale – the biggest holiday gathering in the San Diego travel industry – the co-op Holiday Event with ASTA, APTA, PATA and NACTA members celebrating together on December 17th.  Click here to get on our list and stay up to date on all events this chapter is putting together.  

 

For more information on PATA San Diego Chapter, please contact info@sanpata.org.