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Chairman’s Corner

Industry News

Chairman’s Corner – 2019

  Hello all, I am excited to be your SAN PATA 2019 Chairman, and have a lot of great events along with educational programs planned for 2019. In 2019, our hard working Board is bringing the world to you with amazing vendor programs and educational tools to help you grow your business and how to [...]

May 10th, 2019|Categories: Chairman's Corner|

Chairman’s Corner – 2018

Hello Fellow Travel Industry Professional! I am thrilled to be your Chairman for 2018.  Thank you for your interest and participation with PATA San Diego Chapter.  We are so excited to bring you our line-up of events for this year, including major destination events on exciting locales such as Cuba, Indonesia, Latin America, our 3rd [...]

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Chairman's Corner|

Chapter News

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

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.  [...]

August 1st, 2019|Categories: Chapter News, Industry News|

Ya’lla Tours Invites Travel Advisors to Experience Cuba

  CUBA DELIGHT - June 5 - 14, 2018 Join Ya'lla Tours for 9 nights / 10 days in 5-star hotels in Havana & Trinidad de Cuba.  Land only cost is $1,990 ppdo (no single rooms available).  Tour Includes: 9 nights hotel with daily breakfast 8 lunches and 5 dinners; limited drinks with meals bottled [...]

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Chapter News, Industry News|

PATA San Diego Chapter Mourns the Loss of Industry Icon

In Memoriam: Klaus Billep Klaus Billep, CTC, passed away on Sunday January 28, 2018, in Santa Monica, CA. Klaus was a true leader in the global travel and tourism industry community and a mentor for many. Originally from Düsseldorf, Germany, Klaus loved his home of choice, Santa Monica, California. His travel agency Universal Travel System [...]

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Chapter News, Industry News|

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|Categories: 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|Categories: 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 WorldBrowser.com, 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|Categories: Chapter News|

Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards Announced

  Holland America Line Named Number One for Cruises to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, and the Panama Canal and Central America in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards Premium cruise line takes eight total honors Seattle, Wash., July 17, 2019 — Holland America Line claimed the top spot as the favorite cruise line for [...]

August 20th, 2019|Categories: Industry News, Press Release|

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

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.  [...]

August 1st, 2019|Categories: Chapter News, Industry News|

Last Chance! Singapore Airlines Global Sale

  Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce they have some great fares in the market and the ticketing period is almost coming to an end.  You have until 13 Sep 2018 to take advantage of these great offers!  Sale applies to Business Class tickets (D) Premium Economy Class (R, P) Economy Class (K). Details: • [...]

September 7th, 2018|Categories: Industry News|

Travel Buyers Looking to Bring Innovation to Booking Process

Travel Buyer Role Continues to Broaden Alexandria, VA (August 9, 2018) – Consumerization, personalized booking and live chat top the list of booking innovations travel buyers are most excited about offering through their travel program to improve the user experience, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership [...]

August 17th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

GBTA Announces Successful Women Leading in Business Travel Panel at GBTA Convention 2018

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today unveiled its first Center Stage panel for the 50th edition of GBTA Convention, held August 11-15, 2018 in San Diego. “We look forward to these women leaders sharing their experiences along their pathway to success and the problems [...]

August 12th, 2018|Categories: Industry News, Press Release|