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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 [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:55+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Chapter News|

SANPATA DONATES TO LOCAL CHARITIES

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 [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:56+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Chapter News|

Introducing “Baja Traveler” magazine

By: Dick Slaker - Travel Writer I share with you my new experience writing travel articles for Baja Traveler magazine. I am so impressed with the Editor, Mayte, and her challenge to produce and sell three travel related, glossy print, magazines: World Travel, Baja Traveler and Mexico Traveler. She captures most of the Mexico Market [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:56+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Chapter News|

Guam – Where America’s Day Begins The Jewel of Micronesia

Hafa Adai (Hello). Guam Visitors Bureau recently stopped in to San Diego to exhibit its tourism product at the Pacific Island Festival. Attendance was exceptional and the Bureau representatives were very pleased with the response. United Airlines offers air service to Guam via Hawaii and a secondary routing being promoted was via Tokyo using the [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:57+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Chapter News|

EASTER ISLAND – Hard to get to but well worth the trip

Author: Michie Vinje In January 2016 I took a small group on the Oceania Marina cruising from Valparaiso, Chile to Papeete, Tahiti French Polynesia.  Booking the trip was not as smooth as when booking most cruise lines and getting excursion was  impossible but we got it done and were anxious to get on our way. [...]

2017-03-05T18:31:57+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Chapter News|