Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) established in 1951, 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 organizations, comprising 95 governments, state and city tourism bodies, 25 international airlines and airports, 108 hospitality organizations, 72 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in the Asia Pacific and beyond.
PATA Nepal Chapter (PNC) is one of the independent PATA Chapters worldwide, established in line with the spirit of PATA HQ in 1975 and it has become one and only full-fledged tourism association in Nepal encompassing almost all stakeholders of Nepali tourism (from both public and private sector) including:
- Active government (Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation | Department of Tourism | Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal)
- NTO (Nepal Tourism Board)
- National Flag Carrier (Nepal Airlines Corporation)
- Hotels & Resorts
- Travel Agencies
- Trekking Agencies and Adventure Companies
- Educational Institutions
- Media, and
- Other alike secondary Industries
PNC since its inception, has been continuously galvanizing the united strength of its membership in the promotion and publicity of tourism in Nepal, thereby committed to serving its members in a distinctive manner to build business, people, network, brand, and insights; facilitating many great opportunities to connect internationally and gain access to more than 800+ members in 75 countries of the PATA Community around the world. The chapter organizes travel industry training, business development, and tourism promotion events.