Report: PATA Inter-Chapter Networking – Malaysia/Singapore/Thailand

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As part of the calendar of events for 2016, PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) organized a PATA Inter-Chapter Networking session with representatives from the Singapore and Thailand Chapters. The event was held on 05 August 2016 at the Lexis Hibiscus, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.The PATA Inter-Chapter Networking was a first time initiative by PMC and the objective of the session was to exchange updates on the respective Chapter’s activities, share best practices and discuss/explore avenues for chapter development and to enhance inter-chapter relationships through joint programmes.

A total of 18 participants attended the Inter-Chapter Networking session which was very informative and meaningful. Besides exchanging chapter updates and sharing success stories and best practices, the session also addressed some of the common challenges affecting the chapters. The session acknowledged the reality of the current environment and the impact of technology advancements and other new related developments on PATA chapter relevance and initiatives. In this regard, the session recognized the need for chapters to re-position and explore new strategies and value proposition to remain relevant within the tourism and hospitality industries and contribute value and benefits to their members and’ other relevant stakeholders.

The programme also included a product update by Lexis Hotels & Resorts followed by a familiarization tour of the Lexis Hibiscus property and its facilities.

There was also a brief presentation by the Manager- Promotion & Marketing, Negeri Sembilan Tourism Board on the state’s tourism potentials.

The Organising Committee for this event comprised Mr Nicholas Yeap (Flexiroam) as the Chairman and supported by Mr Mohamed Sallauddin (MAHB), Datuk M. Ali (Hon. Secretary), Mr Aruldas Arulandu (Hon. Treasurer), Mr Steve Woon (Lexis Hotels & Resorts), Mr Kamaruddin Baharin (The Royale Bintang KL), Mr Rosly Selamat (Iskandar Malaysia), Ms Azizah Aziz (Tourism Malaysia) and Mr GP Subramaniam (Executive Secretary). A total of seven (7) meetings were held to organize this event.

 

Prepared by :           PMC Secretariat

Date              :           19 August 2016

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