Bangkok (Thailand) – February 15, 2013 – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is delighted to welcome Travelindex as the Preferred Partner. Travelindex is an online platform and data repository for the travel industry. It had over 18 million visitors in 2012. Travelindex is fast becoming a leader in B2B and B2C travel relations. The partnership will add value to PATA member organizations, large or small, public or private, who need reliable mass distribution opportunities. Travelindex data will also support PATA’s aligned advocacy activities.
PATA CEO Mr Martin J. Craigs, said: “I am delighted to confirm a new PATA partnership with travel industry pioneer Bernard Metzger and his diligent team of Asia-based data miners. In an online world increasingly influenced by automated search engines, it is encouraging to see how Travelindex verifies all their inputs with an intelligent human touch.”
Mr Bernard Metzger, Founder of Travelindex said: “We are excited to be partnering with PATA, the leading voice and authority on travel and tourism in the region. Travelindex and PATA share the vision that an open information platform of all actors in the visitor economy will contribute significantly to its development. I am delighted that we will be working closely with PATA on a wide range of projects to deliver innovative direct distribution solutions, particularly to small businesses who offer the bulk of travel offerings.”
Metzger added: “Reaching over 18 million travellers, Travelindex is more than equipped to drive more e-business to all PATA members.”
Since its foundation in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), a not-for profit membership association, has achieved international acclaim by acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region.
The Association provides aligned advocacy, leadership and events to its members, comprising 90 government, state and city tourism bodies, nearly 30 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 57 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond.
Thousands of travel professionals belong to dozens of local PATA chapters worldwide. The chapters organise travel industry training and business development events. PATA’s ‘Next Generation’ mPOWER platform delivers unrivalled data, forecasts and insights from the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre to members’ mobile devices anywhere in the world. PATA’s headquarters is in Bangkok. Visit www.PATA.org.
Travelindex is building the most comprehensive travel and tourism database with human-edited, up to date and validated information accessible via the Internet and other electronic distribution channels. Travelindex offers travel professionals and marketers a powerful online marketing platform where all transactions and exchange of information are conducted directly, free of third party commissions.
With businesses referenced in one global, as well as in 241 local directories, Travelindex opens new opportunities for all actors of the visitor economy. Through a single-point solution to multi-channel delivery, travel companies can now reach all corners of the web while developing a network of direct contacts to forge new alliances and get new customers. Visit www.Travelindex.com