PATA is set to organise the PATA Annual Summit 2020 from May 15-18, 2019 in Ras Al Khaimah, tipped to be one of the UAE’s fastest growing tourism destinations.
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 engaged with the Asia-Pacific region.
PATA CEO Mario Hardy said: “Ras Al Khaimah has committed to supporting cultural, natural heritage and environmental preservation across the emirate, activities which are aligned with PATA’s mission in acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia-Pacific region.”
Meant to serve as a global forum for enhancing the sustainable growth, value and quality of tourism, the summit includes a one-day conference, the PATA Annual General Meeting and the PATA Youth Symposium, which allows students and young tourism professionals the opportunity to engage with senior industry leaders.
As part of the event programme, PATA in partnership with UNWTO will also bring back 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.