PATA Appoints North America Representative

The Pacific Asia Travel Association has appointed the representation firm Bryant & Tripptree as its representative in North America. BTL will coordinate PATA's activities in North America through its offices in California and New York. BTL's principals Barbara Bryant and Kathleen Tripptree have extensive experience in tourism and hospitality marketing and management, for organizations such as the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Harbour Plaza Hotels & Resorts and the Bal Harbour Department of Tourism. Both executives have a long relationship with PATA. Based in California, Bryant served as chair of the PATA Southern California Chapter and as chair of the PATA Chapters Congress 1991 in Bali, where she became the first woman ever to receive the PATA Presidential Award. Based in New York, Tripptree has served as vice chair of the PATA New York Chapter.

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