Top News ATTIA welcomes two new partners By TTG Asia / Posted on 31 March, 2021 12:34 The Asia Travel Technology Industry Association (ATTIA) has welcomed two new members to its ranks – Amadeus and Travelport – as it commits to revive and grow the tourism sector in Asia-Pacific. ATTIA’s mission is to serve as an industry resource to governments to offer support in tourism recovery and growth efforts; build advocacy and coalitions with governments, fellow trade associations, academia and multilateral organisations, as well as DMOs to build a health travel ecosystem for the region; and leverage the use of data insights to future proof and support other industry partners like SMEs as they navigate today’s ever-changing landscape of the travel and tourism industry. ATTIA’s founding members include Agoda, Airbnb, Booking.com and Expedia Group. The association will be prioritising its support towards government initiatives that will drive both domestic and international recovery. “We have ambitions to leverage our members’ scale and data insights to help governments and businesses to navigate the changing landscape of travel and tourism… Expanding membership allows us to draw on specific industry and market acuity, providing a strong resource for the region.” said Richard Andrew, executive director of ATTIA. “The return of safe, responsible travel is not just important for the tourism industry but also for the larger global economy, which benefits from international travel, trade and investment,” concluded Richard. The travel and tourism sector is a key pillar of Asia Pacific’s economic recovery, which has affected approximately 67 million jobs.