PATA Summit Draws Hundreds to Guam

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Guam is hosting the annual summit which attracts about 200 to 400 delegates from more than 30 countries who come together for a forum to enhance the sustainable growth, value and quality of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region.

Guam – The Guam Visitors Bureau kicked off the Pacific Asia Travel Association or PATA summit today.

 

Just before the Festival of the Pacific Arts, Guam is also hosting the annual summit which attracts about 200 to 400 delegates from more than 30 countries who come together for a forum to enhance the sustainable growth, value and quality of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. During the three-day summit, there will be a PATA Youth Symposium, an all-day conference that addresses major issues related to travel and the tourism industry, and a Ministerial Debate on Pacific Island Tourism. PATA CEO Mario Hardy says another topic that will be discussed is Island Sustainability.

He says, “To ensure the needs of everybody, the businesses and public sectors, are met. To make sure your 2025 or 2050 plan, you also look at your infrastructure. Is your airport capable of handling the increase of tourists? Are your roads capable of handling it? Production of electricity? waste management? Water consumption? Is there enough for your population? Is there enough for the tourists? So when we talk about sustainability, we talk about all of these aspects together. And this is what you’re going to hear about in the conference from many of the speakers.”

The summit will be held at Guam’s first convention center at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort.