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

January 9, 2017


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 on Travel & Tourism to the Asia Pacific region, with leading industry speakers including Keynote Speaker, Mr. Andrew Jones, CHA, FHCIMA, Chairman, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), headquartered in Bangkok.  Mr. Jones is also a Trustee of the PATA Foundation, and Advisor, PATA CSR, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism. He is also Guardian of Hong Kong-based Sanctuary Resorts.

“The PATA San Diego Chapter has an excellent reputation within the travel industry for organizing exceptional and consistent educational programs to the travel agency community…we are looking forward to a very engaging event in San Diego,” said Jill Powell, Executive Administrator of PATA San Diego and co-chair of the program, together with PATA Board Member, Jim Ferguson.  Main sponsor Emirates has donated 2 economy class tickets on Emirates with space available upgrade to business class on day of departure from any of their US Gateways to Dubai!*

Under the theme of “Chart Your Course” the PATA CHAPTERS U will be held at The Bay Club Hotel & Marina, Shelter Island, and leads into the annual consumer San Diego Travel & Adventure Show, March 04-05, at the Convention Center Interested travel agents should contact Jill Powell at

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*Must be valid IATAN Card holder and PATA member to be eligible for all travel prizes.