Monday, April 28, 2008

Interview with Peter de Jong, CEO of PATA at ITB Berlin

Everybody is talking about China, India, and Vietnam...what is really going on in the fastest growing tourism destination in the world?

I have had the pleasure to sit down with Peter de Jong, CEO of PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) to learn about the challenges and opportunities facing the Asia Pacific region. In particular, Peter addressed the issue around climate change, and how the markets such as China, India, and Vietnam have to focus on infrastructure issues and sustainability in order to be able to cope with the increasing demand. These are all topics that will be addressed at the innovative "PATA CEO Challenge" around Climate Change, held in Bangkok from April 28-30, 2008.

The Tips from the T-List will be there with a new e-Book version for the event, having added a section on climate change and sustainable tourism, as well as with a real-live webcast in collaboration with Travelmole, to broadcast the opening and closing sessions directly from Bangkok and invite bloggers, members of the media, and travel and tourism professionals to take part in the conversation. The interactive summit, featuring Dr. Pachauri, Chair of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as keynote speaker, will be co-moderated by my very good friend Anna Pollock.

You can view the interview on the Tourism Internet Markteting Blog.

Jens Thraenhart - Tourism Internet Marketing Blog

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