PATA Presents One Million Yen Recovery Package to Japan

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The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has presented its Japan Appeal support package to the PATA Japan Chapter at ANA headquarters in Tokyo. Including a one million yen ($12,318) check and similar support to help Japan's travel industry members attend the PATA Travel Mart in New Delhi in September, the donation will be channeled to affected areas through the Japan Chapter.

Following the March 11 tsunami, PATA began the appeal for the Japan Aid Movement to raise funds for disaster relief. At the ceremony, PATA Interim CEO Bill Calderwood presented the package to senior PATA members in Japan represented by PATA Life Member and PATA Foundation Trustee, Nobutaka Ishikure, and PATA Japan Chapter members Katsuhito Nishihori, Director, Marketing and Sales ANA, PATA Board of Directors, and Rick Vogel, President, Include Ltd, PATA Japan Chapter, PATA Board of Directors.

In addition to its donation, PATA will host up to six nominated Japanese outbound buyers, six sellers and two media colleagues at the PATA Travel Mart 2011 this fall. Through its marketing communications channels, it will promote media coverage for Japan, and establish a Rapid Recovery Task Force to assist member destinations recover from future crises, in association with UNWTO, WTTC, JATA and other bodies to ensure consistency and global reach in actions taken.

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