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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|

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|

Congress Asks Canada for Compromise on Total Cruise Ban to Permit Alaska Sailings

By    James Shillinglaw,  Feb 26, 2021,  (post a comment)  (9 comments) ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail   Did a bipartisan group of congressmen come up with a solution to allow major cruise lines to sail to Alaska this season after all? Members of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee sent a letter to the Canadian ambassador to the United States asking for [...]

February 28th, 2021|Categories: Industry News, Press Release|

Insider Video: How Royal Caribbean’s $40 Million Loan Program for Travel Agencies Works

Your Insider Travel Report Insider Video: How Royal Caribbean’s $40 Million Loan Program for Travel Agencies Works   By    Alan Fine,  Feb 24, 2021,  (post a comment)  (1 comments) ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail   Vicki Freed, Royal Caribbean International's senior vice president of sales, trade support and service, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about how company’s new loan program [...]

February 24th, 2021|Categories: Industry News, Press Release|

Royal Caribbean Opens Travel Agency Loan Program to Applicants

    Royal Caribbean Group’s eagerly anticipated “Pay it Forward” $40 million loan program for travel advisors, which was first unveiled in December, is finally open for applications. As part of the second phase of RCL Cares, the program has a dedicated platform on www.CruisingPower.com, Royal Caribbean’s travel agency website, where qualifying travel agency owners can [...]

February 18th, 2021|Categories: Industry News, Press Release|

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Cancels Cruises through May

by Daniel McCarthy / February 16, 2021 As the cruise industry in the United States continues to await guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), another company has pushed back its potential restart. On Tuesday morning, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH), which includes NCL, Oceania, and Regent Seven Seas, announced [...]

February 16th, 2021|Categories: Industry News, Press Release|

Coming Soon: The ‘Vaccine Passport’

By Tariro Mzezewa Feb. 4, 2021Updated 10:47 a.m. ET Among governments and those in the travel industry, a new term has entered the vocabulary: vaccine passport. One of President Biden’s executive orders aimed at curbing the pandemic asks government agencies to “assess the feasibility” of linking coronavirus vaccine certificates with other vaccination documents, and producing digital versions of them. [...]

February 8th, 2021|Categories: Industry News, Press Release|