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PATA San Diego Chapter Attends Global ASTA Convention 2017

August 28, 2017 San Diego, CA San Diego PATA Board members attended the ASTA Global Convention, held this year at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.  With over 200 suppliers in attendance, the board members were there to not only learn from the ASTA educational sessions, but also strengthen their partnerships with top suppliers.  [...]

September 4th, 2017|Chapter News|

PATA San Diego Chapter Showcase on Honeymoons

    July 1, 2017 - San Diego, CA PATA San Diego Chapter hosted a spectacular evening last month, showcasing top suppliers for romantic destinations, honeymoons, weddings and more.  65+ top selling San Diego based travel agents attended and met with 17 top suppliers, including Fiji Airways, Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, [...]

July 18th, 2017|Chapter News, Industry News|

PATA San Diego Chapter Donates to the PATA Foundation

From The PATA Voice - July 14, 2017 Through the generous donation of an additional US$200 from Mr. Douglas Shachnow, CEO of, the PATA San Diego Chapter has been able to increase its PATA San Diego Chapter/Chapters U March event donation commitment to the PATA Foundation from USD$300 to USD$500. The Chapter requested that [...]

July 18th, 2017|Chapter News|

PATA Chapters U a Hit with Top Travel Advisors

SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2017 — On March 2nd and 3rd, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) San Diego Chapter (SANPATA) provided an exceptional educational travel industry conference at the Bay Club Hotel & Marine, Shelter Island, California, USA.  The PATA Chapters (Americas) U featured informative and engaging sessions on Travel and Tourism to the Asia Pacific region with leading industry speakers, including [...]

March 21st, 2017|Chapter News, Industry News, Press Release|

PATA San Diego Chapter plans educational event of the year: PATA Chapters U, March 1 – 3, 2017

January 9, 2017 AGENTS TO SET SALE (SAIL) FOR PATA CHAPTERS U, March 01-03, SAN DIEGO, CA. Invitations for travel agent delegates have gone out to the PATA Chapters of North America, anticipated to attract upwards of 100 Asia Pacific-focused sellers of travel to the PATA Chapters U educational conference, March 01-03, San Diego, CA. Featuring informative and engaging Breakout Sessions [...]

January 9th, 2017|Chapter News, Press Release|

PATA San Diego Chapter Attends Travel Industry Exchange

  The PATA San Diego Chapter was thrilled to be present at this past week’s Travel Industry Exchange event at the Hilton Bayfront, downtown San Diego, CA.  We saw many of our local travel colleagues at the show amongst the 300+ agents and 130 exhibitors, including our preferred travel suppliers from Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, [...]

December 22nd, 2016|Chapter News, Press Release|

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights Celebrates the San Diego Zoo Centennial on the Bayfront December 11 and 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2016 SAN DIEGO, CA — Continuing its long-standing San Diego tradition, the 45th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bay front crowds during the evenings of December 11 and 18, 2016. Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats [...]

December 14th, 2016|Chapter News, Press Release|

SANPATA Event Write Up – CBX: Cross Border Express Connects San Diego with Tijuana Airport

On Friday, May 27th, 30 travel industry professionals, including members of SAN PATA, SAN APTA, and CCRA plus a few of our favorite supplier sales reps traveled down to Otay Mesa to the Cross Border Xpress terminal. This impressive joint venture between USA and Mexico provides convenient access to the Tijuana International Airport where daily flights [...]

July 19th, 2016|Chapter News|

The Kingdom of Tonga: The True South Pacific

By Dick Slaker ~ Travel Writer They greet you upon arriving in Tonga: Malo e lelei, Welcome to the Kingdom of Tonga!! Our SANPATA group of travel agents were invited to make a visit to Tonga, after their delegation of musicians, dancers and suppliers visited us in San Diego last year and shared their country’s [...]

July 19th, 2016|Chapter News|


SANPATA’s commitment to its members is to provide bi-monthly educational venues and dinner at a very affordable rate and in so doing keep members informed on PATA destinations, provide the opportunity for networking and to also cover its overhead. When the chapter realizes a small profit we are encouraged to reach out and help worthy [...]

July 19th, 2016|Chapter News|