PATA launches Dream to Travel Festival

A virtual event for the global travel trade from 22 June to 17 July 2020

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Dream to Travel Festival, an online event that brings together travel trade businesses worldwide to learn, network & celebrate the power of travel during these challenging times. The virtual event, unifying the travel trade through the infinite possibilities of the digital experience, will run for 4 weeks across time, space & borders from 22 June to 17 July 17 2020

“During these challenging times for the travel & tourism industry, we didn’t want to launch just another virtual event but a platform to truly engage, inspire & spark ideas that address some of the challenges & issues we are facing today,” said PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy. “The festival provides a platform for the travel trade community to gain new insights, meet experts & peers & showcase and browse products from all over the Asia Pacific region & beyond. In addition, we wanted to adapt the idea of networking in a fun & engaging manner through live experiences & virtual hangouts. This is the perfect opportunity for our industry to come together & work towards a more responsible & stronger travel & tourism industry.”

The Dream to Travel Festival will welcome both B2B & travel trade industry stakeholders to attend on a complimentary basis & comprises 3 key elements:

  1. Dream to Travel Forums
    Get a front-row ‘seat’ of the latest updates from both public & private sectors of tourism. Be inspired by influential speakers
  2. Digital Showroom and Community Hub
    Connect with the travel trade worldwide, browse or showcase the latest products & access Festival links & recordings
  3. Live Experiences, Virtual Hangouts & Giveaways
    Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Re-think how cultural exchange & meet-ups can be adapted for a virtual, socially distanced world.

The schedule of events will be similar to a festival calendar rather than a full-day event, with games & activities included to provide the opportunity to network, socialise & have fun. Each week of the festival is dedicated to a specific theme (Trust, Courage, Wellbeing & Infinite Possibilities) & to a specific destination. PATA is excited to be working with destination partners the Macao Government Tourism Office, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) & Tourism Malaysia. The 4th destination will be announced shortly

Access to the Dream to Travel Festival is free for all. Interested participants simply need to register for their Attendee Pass to join the event app, receive updates & attend the event in June

For more information, visit dreamtotravel.PATA.org

Join our webinar to find out how you can participate: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_W_1Xg3skTEiar6r0yh2seg

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