Phocuswright and PATA Announce Technology Forum Partnership

travelindex-hotels-travel-directory-1953New York, NY (United States) – July 2, 2015 – Travel industry research authority Phocuswright and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today announced a joint partnership giving PATA Technology Forum attendees access to unique Phocuswright content and research. The PATA Technology Forum takes place at PATA Travel Mart 2015, in Bengaluru, India, on September 6, 2015.

“It’s very exciting to be part of this inaugural PATA event,” said Tony D’Astolfo, managing director of Phocuswright. “We’ve been covering travel technology for 20 years and plan to bring our unique perspective to the event with a combination of research presentations, innovator spotlights, and a panel discussion featuring the leading tech players in the region.”

Phocuswright Asia Pacific research analyst Chetan Kapoor will present research at the Technology Forum portion of the event. “We plan to showcase innovations from the region and share our latest research on the Asian Pacific markets,” said Kapoor. “PATA has fantastic reach and influence in the region, making them the perfect partner for our expansion into Asia Pacific.”

For 37 years, PATA Travel Mart has offered a dynamic programme and platform to showcase travel products and services and bring together hundreds of international industry buyers and sellers.

“The pace of technological change in the travel industry is unprecedented,” says Mario Hardy, CEO of PATA. “Traveller expectations continue to rise amid new devices, new channels, an explosion of social content, and more travel options than ever before. Our delegates need to stay informed and there is no one better qualified to help them do that than Phocuswright, the travel industry’s preeminent research company. We are excited about this partnership and we’re looking forward to a great event in September.”

To register for the PATA Technology Forum, please click here. There is no registration fee for buyers, sellers and media delegates registered for PATA Travel Mart 2015 and those registered for the PATA Board and Committee Meetings. Non-PATA Travel Mart 2015 delegate fees apply.

About PATA
Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for 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, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, comprising 87 government, state and city tourism bodies, 25 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 61 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 43 local PATA chapters worldwide. The chapters organise travel industry training and business development events. Their grassroots activism underpins PATA’s membership of the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which includes ACI, CLIA, IATA, ICAO, WEF, UNWTO and the WTTC. The PATAmPOWER platform delivers unrivalled data, forecasts and insights from the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre to members’ desktops and mobile devices anywhere in the world. PATA’s Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing, Sydney, Dubai, and London. Visit

About Phocuswright Inc.
Phocuswright is the travel industry research authority on how travelers, suppliers and intermediaries connect. Independent, rigorous and unbiased, Phocuswright fosters smart strategic planning, tactical decision-making and organizational effectiveness.

Phocuswright delivers qualitative and quantitative research on the evolving dynamics that influence travel, tourism and hospitality distribution. Our marketplace intelligence is the industry standard for segmentation, sizing, forecasting, trends, analysis and consumer travel planning behavior. Every day around the world, senior executives, marketers, strategists and research professionals from all segments of the industry value chain use Phocuswright research for competitive advantage.

To complement its primary research in North and Latin America, Europe and Asia, Phocuswright produces several high-profile conferences in the United States and Europe, and partners with conferences in China and Singapore. Industry leaders and company analysts bring this intelligence to life by debating issues, sharing ideas and defining the ever-evolving reality of travel commerce.

The company is headquartered in the United States with Asia Pacific operations based in India and local analysts on five continents.

Media Contact:
Paul Pruangkarn
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Phocuswright Inc.
Tony D’Astolfo
Managing Director
Tel: :+1 646 380-6266