Outrigger announced two leadership appointments in its Hawaii Vacation Condos division — CARLY CLEMENT as Vice President Operations – Hawaii Vacation Condos and CYNDE VANNATTA as General Manager of Royal Sea Cliff by Outrigger. CLEMENT will lead the strategic vision and effective operations of Outrigger’s Hawaii Vacations Condominium division with a focus on excellence in guest satisfaction, high-product quality and service standards, facilities maintenance and excellence in safety and security practices.

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TCEB’s “MICE Winnovation” programme wins UFI Marketing Award 2022 for “Best marketing strategy in a changing exhibition industry”. The award recognises the programme’s timeliness, originality, and impact on the exhibition industry.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) joined The UFI Award and Competition Programmes and was declared winner during the UFI European Conference held in Poznań, Poland. The award programme was organised to share best practices and showcase the most outstanding initiatives in six categories among UFI’s 812 members from 84 countries.

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Routes Asia, which is held in a different location each year, brings together airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss air service strategy and future networks. Half of the region’s new air services are connected to meetings at the event.
As the only route development event dedicated to the Asia Pacific region, Routes Asia 2023 will facilitate conversations that will drive recovery and future growth for Asia’s route networks.

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says Arabian Travel Market
Feedback from 2021 responsible tourism seminar identifies potential market trend with sustainability and social awareness at its heart
Hotels, airlines and resort destinations will have to live and breathe their brand values
New Google listing will make hotels verify their environmental credentials
RX Global, organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), has revealed that 2022 could witness a resurgence in brand conscious travellers, following commentary it received from delegates attending its 2021 in-person and virtual seminars about responsible tourism.

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This week, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the new position of their next chairwoman. Liz Ortiguera will take the position as the next CEO effective May 17, 2021, succeeding Dr. Mario Hardy who will finish his term at the end of May. The announcement was made at the Association’s Board Meeting held earlier.
PATA Chair Soon-Hwa Wong said, “We are delighted to welcome Liz to the PATA family, especially as she will be the first Asian American female CEO in PATA’s 70 year history. Her extensive leadership experience across different industries in the Asia Pacific region is what PATA needs to lead the Association to new heights. The Executive Board looks forward to working closely with her as we rebuild a more resilient, responsible, sustainable and stronger travel and tourism industry.”

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Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Bangkok Menam Riverside receives the prestigious ‘Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA)’ certificate. The certificate signifies that the hotel has met the standards of hygiene, health and cleanliness required as part of a nationwide effort to contain any further spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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