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Bangkok First Global City for Top 25 Restaurants by Restaurant Rating Index

Bangkok (Thailand) – February 20, 2017 (travelindex.com) – The dining scene in Bangkok has never been more diverse, dynamic, or delicious. From Michelin-star quality tasting menus to exquisite Thai food or the best sushi you’ll ever have, Bangkok is a gourmet heaven. The city is also the top-ranked destination city by international overnight visitors and Travelindex decided to launch its first Global Restaurant City Guide with the Top 25 Restaurants in the Thai capital.

Restaurant ratings and reviews are critical in the consumer decision making process. The Top25Restaurants guide is based on Travelindex owned and patented, “Restaurant Rating Index”. The 3-tier rating combines the power of crowd wisdom (social media and review sites) with artificial intelligence behavioral algorithms and a zest of human expertise from some of the world’s top culinary experts. The result, the Restaurant Rating Index (RRI), a true and objective measuring standard on a scale between 1 and 100, where 100 is best.

Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex, said “How often are you asked by your friends for restaurant recommendations? Existing guides and websites offer either too much choice, and one gets frustrated by the many layers to go through, or restaurants on curated sites tend to be expensive with Michelin-star quality of cooking and a price tag to match. Our aim, with the Top 25 Restaurants guide series, is to give, diners and foodies alike a tool to fast and easily match their aspirations, location and budget.

The new website and guide brings together the best of all cuisines, with every establishment chosen first and foremost for the quality of cooking. Navigate the city’s foodscape with the “Top 25 Restaurants” to Bangkok and our RRI as your guide…excellence in dining is what you’ll get.

Start your Bangkok restaurant discovery and culinary tour here: top25restaurants.com

Your comments, suggestions and questions are welcome, please send to: editor@top25restaurants.com

About Travelindex:
Travelindex is a company focused on developing data driven travel discovery and travel planning products. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create online marketing solutions. Since 2013 Travelindex has spearheaded the development of the “Travel Rating Index” a system and platform measuring objectively, in the same way across the world, criteria important for travellers. Travelindex puts a priority in the integration of sustainability into distribution and management systems to bring tangible benefits to its partners and clients helping them to improve reputation and goodwill.

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First Sustainable Recognition Scheme Introduced by Travelindex

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – January 18, 2017 – Travelindex announced the first sustainability incentive program; Sustainable First. Sustainable First is not a certification program but aims to recognize individuals, companies and organizations making significant efforts and contributing to the environmental, social and economic welfare of the planet and all its inhabitants.

Sustainability is central to economic growth. For the private sector, it represents greater environmental and social responsibility as well as a new landscape of business opportunity in particular for the tourism sector. Tourism plays a key role in delivering sustainable solutions and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has declared 2017 “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development”.

Sustainable First intends to inspire actions and strategies for moving towards a more sustainable pattern of development in tourism providing prosperity and opportunities for all. The program’s vision is to make the tourism industry the leading activity sector in implementing sustainable strategies.

Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex, said; “Currently, there are over 128 organizations offering certification programs and multiple challenges are associated with the current status of sustainability certification, i.e. the proliferation of schemes has lead to confusion among actors involved and consumers are unsure of credibility, reducing the value of the certification.

Bernard further added, “the recognition methodoly used at “Sustainable First” is based on a 3-tier patented Travelindex algorithm and the Sustainable Recognition Index. They include crowd wisdom, self-assessment and expert opinions. Travelindex will work closely with recognized and reputable organizations in the fields of development, tourism, environment and sustainability.”

Join us on this exciting journey and send us your ideas and suggestions here: partners@sustainablefirst.com

About Travelindex:
Travelindex is a company focused on developing data driven travel discovery and travel planning products. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create online marketing solutions. Travelindex puts a priority on the integration of sustainability into distribution and management systems to bring tangible benefits to its partners and clients helping them to improve reputation and goodwill.

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Bernard Metzger meets with World Tourism Organisation Secretary-General Taleb Rifai in Madrid

World-Tourism-Organisation-Secretary-General-Taleb-Rifai-And-Founder-Travelindex-Bernard-Metzger-UNWTOMadrid (Spain) – December 22, 2016 – During a recent trip to Europe, Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex paid a courtesy call on Dr. Taleb Rifai UNWTO Secretary-General. The visit was to brief the Secretary-General on the developments and commitment of Travelindex in promoting tourism as a major contributing factor to
economic development, international understanding, peace and prosperity, paying particular attention to the 157 UNWTO Member States. In attendance of the meeting were also Carlos Vogeler, UNWTO Executive Director, John Kester, Director Tourism Market Trends Programme and Sandra Carvao, Chief Communications and Publications at UNWTO.

Commenting on the visit of Bernard Metzger, the Secretary-General said it was always a pleasure to have such friends visiting the UNWTO Headquarters especially now that we are about the launch the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and we need all support to highlight tourism’s enormous potential to contribute to the development of all countries within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

World-Tourism-Organisation-Secretary-General-Taleb-Rifai-And-Executive-Team-With-Founder-Travelindex-Bernard-Metzger-UNWTOBernard said “This was a great privilege and immense honor having the opportunity to meet Dr. Taleb Rifai and his executive team in a one hour private meeting and to explore all avenues of cooperation between our two organizations, in particular in the promotion of lesser known destinations. Am grateful for the open discussions and for the time taken by the Secretary-General and his team in the very busy end of the year period”.

Travelindex has been a strong advocate of public-private partnerships for the tourism industry as a way to address social and economic problems that are difficult or impossible for a single entity to tackle such as greater sustainability, inclusiveness, alleviating poverty, increasing access to education and peace in our societies.

About Travelindex:
Travelindex is a company focused on developing data driven travel discovery and travel planning products. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create online marketing solutions. Travelindex puts a priority on the integration of sustainability into distribution and management systems to bring tangible benefits to its partners and clients helping them to improve reputation and goodwill.

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Travelindex Media Officer
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Travelindex Selected Among the World’s Top 250

travelindex-tokyo-pioneer-asiaHong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) – March 4, 2016 – Travelindex has been selected to participate in Pioneers Asia 250 – the annual lineup of the 250 most promising early stage companies from Asia, Europe and beyond. The event will take place in Happo-en, Tokyo, Japan on March 23rd 2016. Pioneers Asia, in partnership with Nikkei Inc, Asia’s largest business media organization, supports the most promising ideas and early stage startups by allowing them to shine on a world stage in front of industry leaders, some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs and international media.

Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex, said “We are greatly honored to have been identified by the global tech community and selected key players to be among the world’s best early stage companies. To be included in a lineup of 250 companies coming not only from the technology sector but from all the 7 main ecosystems, financial services to manufacturing and energy, will strengthen our competitive position in the global marketplace and increases our capacity of building global relationships.”

Pioneers.io began in 2009 with a vision to support entrepreneurs building technology that would forever change the world. The event has featured the world premier of a flying car Aeromobil, presented Rimac, the world’s fastest electric car, featured speakers such as Xavier de le Rue from Hexo+, Bobak Ferdowsi, flight director of the Mars Rover Mission at NASA and featured startups like Ekso Bionics, Unlimited Tomorrow & Lightsail energy.

Pioneers.io, in partnership with Nikkei, Asia’s leading media platform for business, is bringing the Pioneers Festival experience to Asia. 999 international entrepreneurs, investors, corporations and industry thought leaders will come together under one roof with the aim of building a bridge between Asia and Europe’s startup ecosystems. Nikkei brings to the partnership strong business knowledge, established networks and regional experience. It’s vast network of media covers global business news, with Nikkei recently purchasing the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review the only dedicated business magazine covering the whole of Asia.

About Travelindex Media:
Travelindex specializes at the confluence between travel, media and technology. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create online marketing solutions generating more visitors and revenue. The portfolio of media products include web properties in multiple content verticals, travel review and rating solutions, video distribution channels and a dedicated travel technology framework. With the vision of enabling travel businesses and brands to overcome the huge fragmentation in the travel sector, Travelindex is building a content distribution platform for engaging audiences directly. Our ecosystem is all about driving revenue and visibility that traditional marketing strategies and partners are unable to deliver,

From Luxury to Fabulous – Travelindex to Launch Fabulous Thailand

fabulous-thailand-luxury-to-fabulousHong Kong (Hong Kong SAR) – February 29, 2016 – Travelindex Media, a pioneer in travel marketing and digital content distribution, today announced the 2016 launch of FabulousThailand.com (http://www.fabulousthailand.com), the first digital, interactive publication focusing on ultra-luxury in Thailand.

The number of travelers visiting Thailand has risen dramatically in recent years with the destination drawing a total of 29.9 million international visitors in 2015, an increase of over 20% compared to 2014, according to data provided by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports Thailand. Regardless of the volatile economy, luxury demand has continued to grow and diversify, with the ultra-rich representing an exclusive clientele for luxury tourism. The increasing demand for authenticity, new experiences and exclusivity will boost interest in places reflecting the culture and traditions of local communities

Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex Media said “Thailand is one of the world’s most desired and attractive tourism destinations. It is therefore fitting that we wish to contribute in the promotion and efforts to draw more High Net-Worth individuals (HNWI) in the ultra-luxury travel segment; think private jets, helicopters, mega-yachts and 7-star hotels combined with ultra-personalised services, and more attention to green/ethical social principles. Through our unique ecosystem of over 50 travel websites we are in a position to monitor and influence on trends among luxury travelers to attract the high-end market to Thailand.”

Breaking new ground in the field, the FabulousThailand.com platform will serve as a destination for exclusive news, unbiased tips, practical insights and by-invitation only offers. Key features of the platform include live and archived resources and contacts, a suite of tools for those seeking the “fabulous Thailand”, and technologies to manage interaction and social sharing.

About Travelindex:
Travelindex specializes at the confluence between travel, media and technology. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create online marketing solutions generating more visitors and revenue. The portfolio of media products include web properties in multiple content verticals, travel review and rating solutions, video distribution channels and a dedicated travel technology framework. With the vision of enabling travel businesses and brands to overcome the huge fragmentation in the online video market, Travelindex is building the world’s leading multi-media platform for engaging audiences and driving higher conversions by unlocking the true potential of online video. Our ecosystem is all about driving revenue and visibility that traditional marketing strategies and partners are unable to deliver,

Watch our travel channel at YouTube: www.youtube.com/bestdestination
Visit our website: www.fabulousthailand.com
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Ms. Nicole Lim
media@travelindex.com
+852 6236 9854

40 Million Travel Video Views and Growing Fast

travel-videos-by-travelindex-bestdestination-tv-youtubeSan Bruno, California (United States) – January 31, 2016 – Travelindex Media, today announced it has reached 40 million views on its YouTube travel channel; a milestone and a more than 40 percent increase of video views year-over-year. The channel showcases destinations, attractions, travel brands, hospitality businesses, and lifestyle products in almost every country of the world.  Its remarkable scale and diversity of content inspires and influences travel shoppers around the globe in their travel decisions and actions.

Video has changed hotel and travel marketing and it’s impossible to ignore the emergence and widespread consumption of online videos as well as its impact on the travel shopping journey. A Google study found that 66% of business travelers and 60% of leisure travelers were inspired to think about planning a vacation after watching a travel video. Furthermore, 64% and 58% of the respective groups said that online video influenced where they decided to travel.

Travelers the world over want to have the perfect trip and experience, and nothing helps travel planning more than a video with a well told story as it evokes emotions for the viewer and triggers actions.” says Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex. “Having thousands of travel videos with reviews, comments and over 40 million views adds remarkable perspective during any travel-planning decision”.

The Google study revealed also that travelers want to do more than just watch videos on YouTube; they want to connect with destinations, hotels, attractions and brands. Travel video viewers are also extremely interested in hearing real-life stories and half of the travel subscriptions are to vlogs (video blogs) that feature personal travel experiences.

About Travelindex:
Travelindex specializes at the confluence between travel, media and technology. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create online marketing solutions generating more revenue. The portfolio of media products include web properties in multiple content verticals, travel review and rating solutions, video distribution channels and a dedicated travel technology framework. With the vision of enabling travel businesses and brands to overcome the huge fragmentation in the online video market, Travelindex is building the world’s leading multi-media platform for engaging audiences and driving higher conversions by unlocking the true potential of online video. Our ecosystem is all about driving revenue and visibility that traditional marketing strategies and partners are unable to deliver,

Watch our travel channel at YouTube: www.youtube.com/bestdestination
Visit our website: www.travelindex.com
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Press Contact:
Ms. Nicole Lim
media@travelindex.com
+852 6236 9854

Travelindex Honored with Prestigious Award at 22nd Interstas 2015

travelindex-bernard-metzger-ana-rucner-awards-interstasHong Kong (Hong Kong SAR China) – December 16, 2015 – At the 22nd International Tourism and Cultural INTERSTAS Festival in Solin (Croatia), Travelindex has been awarded the international tourism award, GOLDEN INTERSTAS 2015, for its great contribution to the international promotion of tourism, thus contributing to the development of tourism, and better understanding among nations and people.

Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex, accepted the award on stage from Mr Vojko Plestina, Board President of Interstas and President of the the World Federation of Tourfilm Festival, in front of hundreds of personalities, ambassadors, media and travel industry professionals. He said “I am greatly honored with this award and really excited that we won it. I was a bit stunned when I learned about our nomination and want to express my gratitude to the Interstas Council for recognizing our efforts and achievements in the field of tourism promotion.”

The 22nd Interstas Festival was held under the auspices of the President of Croatia, Mrs. Kolinda GRABAR KITAROVIC, the Ministry of Tourism, Croatian Tourist Board, World and European Federation of Tourism Journalists FIJET, World Federation of Tourfilm Festival, European Federation for flowers and landscape and with the support from the City of Solin.

Among individual laureates 2015 are: Ana Rucner, cellist, Zagreb, Damir Bajs, prefect of Bjelovar Bilogora County, Mojimir Cacija, composer, choir leader, Sinj, Marijan Duzic, Board president of Svpetrvs Hotels Inc., Supetar, Miro Gavran, playwright, novelist, Zagreb, Rudi Grula, Director of Tourist Board Medimurje, Father Petar Klapez, guardian and manager of the sanctuary and Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Sinj, Karin Mimica, journalist, publicist, Durdica Simicic, director of the Tourist Board of Mali Losinj, Dusko Tambaca, music teacher, choir leader, Split,

Among collective laureates 2015 are: the Alka Society Sinj, Municipality of Sveti Martin na Muri, City Porec-Parenzo, Klapa Cambi Split, Krka National Park, Svpetrvs Hotels Inc. Supetar, Tourism Office of Budva Municipality, Tourist Board of Bjelovar Bilogora County, Tourist Board of Mali Losinj, Tourist Board of Medimurje,  and Airport Osijek.

Photo captions: Bernard Metzger, Founder Travelindex with Mr Vojko Plestina, Board President and Ms. Ana Rucner, World famous cellist, recipient of an award for her outstanding artistic work and contribution to the promotion of cultural tourism.

About Travelindex:
Travelindex specializes at the confluence between travel, media and technology. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create online marketing solutions generating more revenue. The portfolio of media products include web properties in multiple content verticals, travel review and rating solutions, video distribution channels and a dedicated travel technology framework. With the vision of enabling travel businesses and brands to overcome the huge fragmentation in the online video market, Travelindex is building the world’s leading multi-media platform for engaging audiences and driving higher conversions by unlocking the true potential of online video. Our ecosystem is all about driving revenue and visibility that traditional marketing strategies and partners are unable to deliver,

Visit our website: www.travelindex.com
Watch our travel channel at YouTube: www.youtube.com/bestdestination
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Travelindex Promoting Experiential Travel Along Silk Road

travel-communications-global-news-img-28London (United Kingdom) – December 3, 2015 (travelindex) – The Silk Road is one of the world’s most powerful brands and 2016 will see a hugely increased awareness of the route through both old and new media. Both BBC Travel and BBC4 will be showing Silk Road documentaries next year. And in addition to the massive television exposure, technology and social media are also expected to enhance coverage of the region, say travel specialists. Travelindex Media is preparing the launch, in early 2016, of its SilkRoadTourism.com website offering rich, multi-media content combined with the most comprehensive resource on tourism offering along the Silk Road.

Around 60 tourism executives gathered at the UNWTO seminar to discuss maximizing potential of the Silk Road, and join in a debate on the rise of experiential travel. UNWTO Silk Road activities, Programme Manager Alla Peressolova said a recent Forbes report highlighted The Silk Road as a more powerful brand than Disney and Coca Cola.

The UNWTO Silk Road Programme is a collaborative initiative designed to enhance sustainable tourism development along the historic Silk Road route. It aims to maximize the benefits of tourism development for local Silk Road communities, while stimulating investment and promoting the conservation of the route’s natural and cultural heritage. Additionally, it is working to foster greater co- operation between Silk Road countries and regions, with the established aim of creating a seamless and memorable Silk Road travel experience.

Katy Xu, vice-president (Greater China and North Asia) of BBC Advertising, provided further market intelligence on the Silk Road, drawing on the results of an online survey that the BBC launched in 2015 in collaboration with UNWTO. Historic, cultural and interesting were the adjectives most used by people to describe The Silk Road. The survey also revealed that among the 33 countries the UNWTO works with on its Silk Road programme, China is the one most associated with the route.

More than two-thirds of people quizzed expressed an interest in visiting The Silk Road, with the Terracotta Warriors of Xian, ancient ruins, tombs and historical museums highlighted as the things most want to see.

It was a far-ranging and fascinating discussion of how experiential travel is becoming more expected by the traveller seeking ‘real’ contact and communication along the way – and how they are sharing those experiences.

The Silk Road is ripe for such travel. The survey showed, for example, that 81% of visitors to Uzbekistan were attracted by The Silk Road connection. The country is, with Tajikistan, one of the Silk Road Heritage Corridors to China set to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2016.

The seminar rounded up after an hour with networking among the audience, which included UNWTO Executive Director Zoltan Somogyi and representatives of the newest Silk Road Programme members, Spain and Romania.

Contact information:
Silk Road Programme
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Calle Capitán Haya, 42, 28020 Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 91 567 81 00
Fax: +34 91 571 37 33

Travelindex Offers Most Comprehensive Mekong Tourism Content

visit-mekong-travelindexTravelindex.com (www.travelindex.com), has enhanced its Greater Mekong Sub-region travel and tourism portal to support the 2015 Mekong Tourism Forum, held in Vietnam, during June 15-19, 2015. The Mekong Tourism Forum this year aims to establish and enhance partnership between public and private sectors to “collaborate, discuss, and debate on key issues to position the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) as a single tourism destination, promoting multi-country travel and travel to secondary destinations”.

Travelindex with its VisitMekong.org (www.VisitMekong.org) has been promoting the Sub-region for many years as a single tourism destination with an easy and free access to multi-country information on primary and secondary destination.

The GMS comprises Cambodia, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Yunnan Province, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. These mountainous regions, bounded by the Mekong River, are fast becoming the top tourist destinations for Asia because of its laid back ambiance and ancient charm. The diverse topography and multi-layered culture of these countries, however, make it hard for travellers to plan for an itinerary. Looking for a place to stay can be difficult as well.

The very important information need by travelers for multi-country and cross-border travel was recognised by Travelindex, since its inception, offering free and open source regional information and data to both tourists and travel professionals planning cross-border travel within the Greater Mekong Sub-region.

Travelindex Founder, Bernard Metzger said, “Today’s travelers expect to be able to easily find all that the Mekong Region has to offer before they make their holiday and cross-border travel plans. Our strategy is to use all available online tools and channels to promote undiscovered, secondary destinations and remote lands while supporting local communities and their efforts to preserve the environment.”

The VisitMekong.org  website is a one stop portal  that can help visitors with quick research on tourist destinations, hotels, and even tourist operators available in the GMS. The site also has an option where visitors can write their own personal reviews and recommendations.

By clicking the map or the country provided in Travelindex home page, visitors can easily navigate the comprehensive travel directory listing available on the Greater Mekong Sub-region, please visit www.VisitMekong.org

About Travelindex:
Travelindex specializes at the confluence between travel, media and technology. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create marketing solutions that inspire. Travelindex delivers integrated products and intuitive solutions to amplify distribution, drive demand and increase direct revenue streams. Travelindex guarantees the distribution of press releases and corporate content across its network. The portfolio of media products include travel websites, travel reviews, rating solutions, video distribution channels and a dedicated travel technology framework, all targeting the travel ecosystem. Make it work for you.

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PATA and Travelindex Renew Successful Partnership

travelindex-pata-partnershipTravelindex has recently renewed its very successful partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). By publishing and distributing content for PATA Members that shows off industry expertise and highlights unique strengths and services, Travelindex can influence credibility, search rankings and purchase decisions in the travel online world.

The partnership aims to strengthen the growth of hundreds of travel and tourism related businesses like hotels, airlines, and tourism organizations in the Asia Pacific Region by giving them access to a reliable online network and helping them to reach millions of travelers and travel professionals worldwide.

PATA, for many years now, has been acting as a catalyst for the development of travel and tourism businesses within the Asia Pacific Region. The non-profit organization currently has 90 government, state and city tourism bodies, nearly 30 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 57 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies as loyal members.

For the past two years, Travelindex has been providing PATA members easy access and direct links in more than hundred destinations that PATA serves. Through this renewed partnership, both organizations vow to continuously develop reciprocal networking opportunities that will benefit not only their respective members and partners but also all travel enthusiasts who frequently visit any of the 50+ sites from the Travelindex ecosystem. Travelindex.com, through its founder Mr. Bernard Metzger, is committed to support the goal and advocacies of PATA.

PATA CEO Mario Hardy says, “We are delighted to renew our Preferred Partnership with Travelindex and believe that this partnership will enable all our Members to further leverage the powerful Travelindex distribution platform. At PATA, we understand that in today’s very competitive digital environment, a global presence and enhance visibility is essential in gaining market shares.”

Travelindex backs its proprietary distribution network with one of the world’s largest database of accurate, human-edited information on accommodation, restaurants, activities, places of interests, arts and culture, and, in fact, the whole visitors economy. The company continuously works to enhance its reach by adding regurlarly new vertical and destination websites in order to drive even more e-business opportunities for all its partners.

For more information about Travelindex, visit their website at www.travelindex.com

About PATA
Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, comprising 90 government, state and city tourism bodies, nearly 30 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 57 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 43 local PATA chapters worldwide. The chapters organise travel industry training and business development events. Their grassroots activism underpins PATA’s membership of the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which includes ACI, CLIA, IATA, ICAO, WEF, UNWTO and the WTTC. The PATAmPOWER platform delivers unrivalled data, forecasts and insights from the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre to members’ desktops and mobile devices anywhere in the world. PATA’s Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing, Sydney, Dubai, London and New York. Visit www.PATA.org.

About Travelindex:
Travelindex specializes at the confluence between travel, media and technology. The Company owns digital media products, brands and a technology framework helping businesses create marketing solutions that inspire. Travelindex delivers integrated products and intuitive solutions to amplify distribution, drive demand and increase direct revenue streams. The portfolio of media products include travel websites, travel reviews, rating solutions, video distribution channels and a dedicated travel technology framework, all targeting the travel ecosystem. Make it work for you.

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Media Contacts:
PATA
Paul Pruangkarn
Manager – Communications
Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 658 2000
E-mail: Communications@PATA.org