The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mario Hardy as its next Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2014. Mr Hardy is currently the Chief Operations Officer of PATA, a position he has held since January 15th of this year. He was approved to succeed Martin Craigs as the CEO by the PATA Executive Board at the last Executive Board Meeting held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in September 2014. Mr Hardy’s appointment will be endorsed by the full PATA Board at the next Annual Meeting.

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Why Condé Nast Traveller Luxury Travel Fair?.Condé Nast Traveller Luxury Travel Fair is the first global luxury travel trade event, organized by the world’s leading publishing house Condé Nast.Condé Nast Traveller Luxury Travel Fair is the largest in scale luxury travel trade event in Eastern Europe with more than 3000 square meters richly decorated by top international designers and florists.Condé Nast Traveller Luxury Travel Fair is the only luxury travel trade event in Eastern Europe officially recognized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

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The time has come to seek a developer and investor for a congress centre
Estonian Convention Bureau, Enterprise Estonia and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications are now starting the search for a developer, investor and operator for a convention centre.According to Estonian Convention Bureau’s Chairman of the Board, Feliks Mägus, conferences would increase tax revenues of the public sector. „Bringing large-scale international conferences and fairs to Estonia should interest both entrepreneurs and the public sector, and a contribution from the state and cities is crucial to make that happen.

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UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit to address the links between tourism and mega events. The eighth edition of the UNWTO/World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers’ Summit will gather Tourism Ministers and leading tourism experts from all over the world to debate the key issues around tourism and mega events (London, United Kingdom, 4 November 2014).

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WTTC urges immediate action to try and avert significant damage to jobs and economic growth. There is a serious shortage of the right people, in the right place, with the right skills to meet the growth of Travel & Tourism over the next ten years. This human capital crisis needs immediate action. That is the “urgent” message from David Scowsill, the President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the global private sector body for Travel & Tourism. Mr Scowsill is calling on the public and private sectors to collaborate together “to solve this very concerning issue and to prevent the economic contribution of the industry from being severely constrained”.

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Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) recently attended the Presentation Ceremony of the Princess Srinagarindra Award 2014 at the Royal Grand Palace. The Princess Srinagarindra Award 2014, was preside over by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and is conferred annually upon an individual or group of registered nurses and/or registered midwives who have made a significant contribution, though direct care, research, education or management, within the nursing profession and/or for the development of the nursing profession.

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