NewsOctober 9, 2018

Ras Al Khaimah to host PATA Annual Summit 2020

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organize the PATA Annual Summit 2020 from May 15-18 in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The announcement was made by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy during the PATA Board Meeting on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at the Langkawi International Convention Centre in Langkawi, Malaysia.


The four-day event, to be hosted by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), will bring together international thought leaders, industry shapers and senior decision-makers who are professionally engaged with the Asia Pacific region.

The Summit embraces a global forum for enhancing the sustainable growth, value, and quality of tourism and includes a one-day conference, the PATA Annual General Meeting and the PATA Youth Symposium that allows students and young tourism professionals the opportunity to engage with senior industry leaders.

As part of the event programme, PATA in partnership with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will also once again organize the UNWTO/PATA Leaders Debate which brings together senior executives from both the public and private sector to address thought-provoking issues currently affecting the industry.

In the meantime, the 2019 PATA summit will be hosted in Cebu, Philippines, 9 to 12 May.