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PATA MALAYSIA CHAPTER (PMC) TOURISM CAREER FAIR 2016

 Background:

As a service industry, tourism is heavily dependent on the quality of the human workforce. Growing the human workforce for the tourism sector is very crucial for the success of the tourism industry. Often the key challenges faced by the tourism industry include the difficulty in attracting and retaining quality staff, particularly in the hotel and a few other related sectors. Many perceive jobs in tourism as a short-term opportunity and only a few recognize the long term prospects. Many also perceive the jobs in tourism as purely tourism-related and fail to realize that the tourism sector just like any other organization, also provides for a range of job positions such as marketing, administration, finance, engineering etc.

PATA Tourism Career Fair 2016:

In recognizing the above needs and challenges, PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC), Malaysia and Tourism Malaysia and in collaboration with several Universities & Colleges offering tourism and hospitality programmes in Malaysia, held its third Tourism Career Fair on 06 November 2016 at the Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur, with the theme ‘Today’s talent, Tomorrow’s success’.

The Career Fair was officially launched by Y.Brs. Dr. Junaida Lee Abdullah, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia.

The Career Fair was aimed at connecting fresh graduates and graduates from the tourism and hospitality faculties of the various universities & colleges in Malaysia with the potential employers (corporate organizations) from the tourism and hospitality sector under one roof.

Tourism Career Forum:

In conjunction with the Tourism Career Fair, PMC also arranged a Tourism Career Forum to share knowledge and inputs on tourism that would be of interest and benefit to the student participants. Prominent speakers from the tourism, airline, hotel, and travel and tour industries shared their insights, views and recommendations on the topic “Today’s talent, Tomorrow’s success: Successful Career Equation for New Generation Employees” from the perspective of their related industries.

 

The panel for the Tourism Career Forum comprised the following individuals:

Moderator        :

Y.Bhg. Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin

Past Chairman, PATA Malaysia Chapter

 

Panelists          :

Ms Ivy Chan

Human Resource/Administration Manager

Holiday Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd

 

Mr David Raj

Head of Sales, Malindo Air

 

Y.Bhg. Dato’ Michiel David

Tourism Educators Association of Malaysia (TEAM)

 

Chef Khairuddin Bin Kamarudin

President, Chef Association of Malaysia

 

Brand Showcase Presentations:

The programme for the event also included Brand Showcase presentations by Lexis Hotels & Resorts Sdn. Bhd., Dorsett Hospitality International, Boustead Hotels & Resorts Sdn. Bhd and Ratu Oceania Raya (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Outcome of the Career Fair 2016:

The Fair attracted a total of close to 1500 graduate students from 20 over universities & colleges in Malaysia and 22 exhibitors from the tourism and hospitality sector which included hotels, convention centres, travel/tour agents and other organisations connected with the tourism and hospitality industry.

Overall, the Fair was a great success and provided an excellent platform for the student participants to explore the career opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industry related to their qualification and skills. For the participating exhibitors, it also provided an excellent avenue and opportunity to network, showcase their organisations and career opportunities available, as well as to attract the best talent/qualified candidates for full-time and part-time career opportunities and internship programmes.

 Organising Committee:

Chairman                     :          Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohamad Abdullah Hemdi (UiTM)

Committee Members   :         Datuk M. Ali (Dhesu Travel & Tours)/Hon. Secretary

                                                Dato’ Aruldas Arulandu (Tourland Travel)/Hon.Treasurer

                                                Mr Kamaruddin Baharin (The Royale Bintang KL)

                                                Assoc. Prof. Dr Toney Thomas (Taylor’s University)

                                                Mr Manmohan Singh (Malaysia Airlines Berhad)

                                                Ms Nurul Syaza (Tourism Malaysia)

                                                Mr GP Subramaniam (PMC Executive Secretary)

Co-opted Members      :          Ms Izwarni Mohd. Salleh (Erican College)

                                                Dr Souji Gopalakrishna Pillai (HELP University)

                                                Ms Thong Lai Kit (Berjaya University College of Hospitality)

A total of seven (7) meetings were held to organize this event.

Date:   10 November 2016

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PATA MALAYSIA CHAPTER (PMC) FELLOWSHIP DINNER 2017

24 MARCH 2017/THE ROYALE CHULAN KAUA LUMPUR

 

PMC held a Fellowship Dinner on 24 March 2017 at The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur. The event was aimed at providing an opportunity for all PMC members, industry players and relevant stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality industry, to network and interact in a more relaxed and informal environment.

The Fellowship Dinner which was the first amongst a series of programs/events lined up for 2017 was a great success and attracted around 170 attendees which included guests and officials from Tourism Malaysia, Industry/Trade Associations and other relevant stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality industry.

The event was graced by Dr. Mario Hardy, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

It was an enjoyable and fun-filled evening for the attendees and with the theme ‘Night of Colours’, a number of guests came dressed for the occasion in their most colourful costumes.

Entertainment for the evening was provided by ‘The Sensations’ whilst our PMC colleague, Mr Steve Woon was the Master of Ceremony for the evening.

To add excitement to the event, the programme also included auction and lucky draws of fabulous prizes ranging from air tickets, hotel stays, meal vouchers and other attractive gifts.

The Organising Committee for this event comprised Y.Bhg. Datuk M. Ali (Dhesu Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.) as the Chairman and supported by Y.Bhg. Dato’ Aruldas Arulandu (Tourland Travel Sdn. Bhd.), Mr Kamaruddin Baharin (The Royale Chulan KL), Mr Steve Woon (Lexis Hotels & Resorts Sdn. Bhd.), Ms Jenice Yap (Flexiroam Sdn. Bhd.), Ms Nurul Syaza (Tourism Malaysia) and Mr GP Subramaniam (PMC Executive Secretary). A total of six (6) meetings were held to organize this event.

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Prepared By    :           Executive Secretary

Date                 :           31 March 2017

 

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Greetings from PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) Executive Committee!

It is a great pleasure to inform that the PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) chaired by Y.Bhg. Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General -Tourism Malaysia, will be holding a Fellowship Dinner on Friday/24 March 2017 at the Taman Mahsuri, The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur.

The Fellowship Dinner will be graced by YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia.

PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) continues to be active with the successful implementation of several programmes and events targeted at providing value and benefits  to the stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality industry. In recognition of its role and the programmes/events undertaken, PMC has been awarded the PATA Most Innovative Chapter Award in 2015 and subsequently the Spirit of PATA Award in 2016.

In this regard, PMC will be holding a networking Fellowship Dinner as follows :

Date :: Friday/24 March 2017

Time : 6.30 pm – 7.30pm/Pre-Dinner Cocktail

7.30 pm – 11.00pm/Dinner

Venue : Taman Mahsuri, Ground Floor, The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur

Theme : ‘Night of Colours’

Cost Normal Rate: RM 180 per person / RM 1800 per table  

PMC Members: RM 150 per person / RM 1500 per table

The Dinner would provide a golden opportunity for you to network with key industry players, as we are are expecting over 200 attendees which shall include invited guests, key officials from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia, Industry/Trade Associations and other relevant stakeholders of the tourism and hospitality industry.

To add excitement to the event, the programme shall also include entertainment and auction/lucky draws offering fabulous prizes ranging from air tickets, hotel stays, meal vouchers and other attractive gifts.      

As confirmation of reservations will be on a first-come-first serve basis, we look forward to your prompt response by 10 March 2017, using the attached REPLY SLIP, along with your payment.

For those members from outstation who require accommodation, we will secure a special room rate which will be advised shortly.

Kind Regards

GP Subramaniam

Executive Secretary
*Copy and paste the link in your browser to view:

Reply Slip                         : goo.gl/jSw6UO

Tentative Program         :  goo.gl/vzrfqv

 

 

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Proposed Calendar Of Events for 2017

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PATA Corporate Events For 2017

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AN EVENING WITH Y.BHG. DATO’ HAJI AZIZAN NOORDIN – OUTGOING CHAIRMAN, PATA MALAYSIA CHAPTER (PMC) 

Following his retirement as Deputy Director General, Tourism Malaysia, Y.Bhg. Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin has relinquished his position as Chairman of PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC), effective 01 November 2016.

Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin took over as the Chairman of PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) in August 2012. He was instrumental in re-activating and revamping PMC to be more relevant and effective within the tourism and hospitality industry in Malaysia. Under his leadership, PMC has gained recognition within PATA and the Asia-Pacific arena, in moving forward with several programmes and events targeted at providing value and benefit to the stakeholders of the tourism industry. Some of the key programmes/events implemented during his tenure include the PATA Hub City Forum: KL in 2014, Tourism Career Fairs in 2014/2015 /2016, Business Networking sessions in Kota Kinabalu in 2015 and Kuching in 2016, Crisis Communication Management Workshop and PATA Inter-Chapter Meet with Singapore and Thailand in 2016. Membership has also increased significantly from 65 members in 2012 to 87 during his tenure.

In recognition and appreciation of Y.Bhg. Dato’ Haji Azizan’s exemplary leadership commitment, support and valuable contribution to PMC and its related programmes and events, the PMC Executive Committee organized a dinner in his honour on 18 November 2016 at The Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur.

Around 60 guests comprising PMC members, Tourism Malaysia officials and other stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality sector attended the occasion.

Y.Bhg. Datuk Seri MIrza Mohammad Taiyab, the Director General of Tourism Malaysia who has taken over as the new PMC Chairman effective 01 November 2016, was represented at the occasion by Y.Bhg. Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud- Deputy Director General (Advertising & Digital), Tourism Malaysia.

It was an enjoyable, memorable and fun-filled occasion with Y.Bhg. Dato’ Haji Azizan and some of the guests taking to the floor to show off their skills/talents at Karaoke.

 

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REPORT ON PATA MALAYSIA CHAPTER (PMC) TOURISM NETWORKING SESSION:

PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC), supported by Tourism Malaysia and Sarawak Tourism Board held a Tourism Networking Session on 24 September 2016 at the Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, Kuching, Sarawak.

 

The Networking Session was aimed at creating a platform for travel trade participants from Peninsular Malaysia to meet up and network with the tourism stakeholders from Sarawak, with the objective to enhance business opportunities.

The response was very good with around 40 participants from both Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak.

 

The event was a great success and provided excellent opportunity for both teams from Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak to network and foster closer business relationships.

 

The Organising Committee for this event comprised the following members :

 

Chairman                       :         Mr Nicholas Yeap (Flexiroam Sdn. Bhd.)

Committee Members   :      Datuk M. Ali (Dhesu Travel & Tours) /Hon. Secretary

Mr Aruldas Arulandu (Tourland Travel)/Hon. Treasurer

Mr Kamaruddin Baharin (The Royale Bintang KL)

Mr Mohamed Sallauddin (MAHB)

Mr Steve Woon (Lexis Hotels & Resorts)

Mr Rosly Selamat (Iskandar Malaysia)

Mr GP Subramaniam (Executive Secretary)

A total of eight (8) meetings were held to organize this event

 

Prepared by :            PMC Secretariat

Date                 :           30 September 2016

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Greetings from PATA Malaysia Chapter,

After the great success of the Tourism Career Fairs in 2014 and 2015, the PMC Tourism Career Fair is back again for 2016.  The event is scheduled to be held on Sunday/06 November 2016 at the Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur.



The Career Fair is aimed at connecting fresh graduates and graduates from the tourism and hospitality faculties of the various universities & colleges in Malaysia with the potential employers (corporate organizations) from the tourism and hospitality sector under one roof. More than forty (40) universities, colleges and training centres offering tourism related courses  have been invited to this largest Tourism Career Fair.

Kindly refer to the links below for more details and the registration form.

Invitation: Click here.
Registration Form: Click here.

 

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Dear PMC Members,

Greetings from PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) Executive Committee.

We are pleased to share with you the good news that PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) has won the Spirit of PATA Award recently for its continuous efforts and initiatives in organizing programmes/events  targeted at contributing value and benefits to the tourism and hospitality industry in Malaysia. Attached is an extract of the media release and related photos for your reference/information.

“This award is an acknowledgement of the hard work put in by members of PATA Malaysia Chapter. They have given their full support in ensuring Malaysia’s tourism industry continues to grow and that the industry players continue to innovate.”, said the Minister of Tourism and Culture YB Dato’ Sri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.

This adds another feather to our PMC cap.

As you may be aware, PMC won the PATA Most Innovative Chapter award in 2015 based on its programmes/events organised in 2014 which included key events such as the Tourism Career Fair and PATA Hub-City Forum :KL.

We feel proud to have received this award from PATA and as a PMC member, you should be equally proud as well of the recognition accorded to PMC, and continue to extend your support and participation to our various initiatives and programmes.

Media Release link: goo.gl/DrNm1z

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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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PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) Tourism Networking Session

Date  : 23-24 September 2016
Venue : Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites
                   Kuching, Sarawak

Attractive participation package rates :
• PMC members- RM400 per person
• Non-members  -RM500 per person

Rate include return airfares KL-Kuching, airport transfers, one night accommodation at Merdeka Palace Hotel with B/fast, participation in Welcome dinner, half-day sightseeing tour, Tourism Networking Session and Networking coffee break.

*Please refer to notification for more details and options.

*Please click here here for the participation form.

We look forward to your participation!

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Dear PMC Members,
Once again, Selamat Hari Raya to all Muslim member delegates and staff. Presume most of you have had a good festive break and back to business now.

This has reference to the PATA Inter-Chapter Dialogue & Networking Session with Singapore and Thailand Chapters scheduled for 05-06AUG 2016 at Lexis Hibiscus, Port Dickson.

So far, PMC had issued 3 notifications on the event on 15JUN, 23JUN and 02JUL and this is the 4th reminder, seeking your kind support and participation. Whilst we have received a few confirmations and a few negative responses, most of the PMC members have still not responded, possibly due to your busy schedules, festive break  or had inadvertently over looked our earlier emails.

For your information, PMC had initiated this Inter-chapter meet, which is a first time effort and had proceeded to invite the Singapore and Thailand Chapters, based on the confidence and trust that our own PMC members will reflect interest and enthusiasm on such inter-chapter programmes.

Singapore Chapter has given an initial confirmation for 8 participants whilst Thailand is in the process of finalising their list of participants. For the dialogue/networking session to be more meaningful and achieve its desired objectives, we are looking forward to at least around 20-25 participants from PMC.

If the cost is an issue, we would wish to recap that the normal accommodation cost at Lexis Hibiscus which is a new resort, averages around RM700 per night. However,for the benefit of this programme and to encourage chapter members participation, and based on preferential rates secured, the participation fee has been very reasonably packaged at RM720 (Single occupancy) which cover accommodation with B/F, meeting package with lunch and networking coffee break, a welcome dinner and also a day tour to Malacca.

We would appreciate receiving your confirmation via email latest by 15JUL 2016. Based on your confirmation, we will email you the registration form with the payment process.

Warm regards/GP Subra

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Dear Members of PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC),

The Global Tourism Cities Conference 2016 is an international event conceptualized to provide a conduit for the pan-Asian tourism experts, policy makers and captains of industry to converge and discuss a wide spectrum of issues in the development of sustainable urban tourism, share success stories and frameworks from the region.


The Global Tourism Cities Conference 2016

“Innovation & Market Driven Strategies: Keys to Sustainable Growth”

Date: 10 – 11 May 2016

Venue: Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar, Malaysia

 

For more information, kindly contact Hooi Sook Mei at +603 27711668 or email to conference@confexhub.com.

Website: http://www.globaltourismcitiesconference.com

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MALAYSIA TOURISM COUNCIL (MTC)-PATA MALAYSIA CHAPTER (PMC)

CRISIS COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

17 MARCH 2016/SERI PACIFIC HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR

 

As part of the programmes lined up for 2016, PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC), in collaboration with Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC), held a Crisis Communication Management Workshop on 17 March 2016 at the Pacific Ballroom, Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The theme for the Workshop was ‘ Protecting the assets and the reputation of the tourism industry’

This one-day Workshop was targeted at owners and senior executives of all stakeholders of the tourism industry which included hospitality, tour operators, tourism authorities, trade associations and other tourism service providers.

The Workshop basically focused on the area of communication which is the crux of the shortcomings in most crisis situations. It covered the many principles of good communications, and participants were able to learn about the various paradigms which can help them to take charge of the next crisis and also on how to develop specific plans for foreseeable types of crises and generic plans for broad categories of unpredictable crises.

In order for the Workshop to be more effective and beneficial in achieving the desired results, both PMC and MTC had invited participation from the following category of personnel from the tourism stakeholders :

Company Directors/Chief Executive Officers/Chief Operation Officers//Chief Financial Officers/ Chief Marketing Officers/Senior Executives from Safety, Security and Marketing Communications.

The programme eventually took off successfully and attracted a total of close to 100 delegates for the Workshop.

The Workshop was officially launched by PMC Chairman Y.Bhg. Dato’ Hj. Azizan Noordin with a welcome address, and YM Tunku Dato’ Seri Iskandar Tunku Abdullah (Founder Chairman of National Tourism Council Malaysia) wrapped up the session with his closing remarks.

The Facilitator for the Workshop was Mr Bert van Walbeek, who is a crisis management expert from PATA Head Office, with over 50 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality sectors and active involvement and wide exposure in crisis management, including developing recovery strategies and action plans.

The Organising Committee for this event comprised Encik Kamaruddin Baharin (The Royale Bintang KL) as the Chairman and supported by Y.Bhg. Datuk M. Ali (Hon. Secretary/Co-Chairman), Mr Aruldas (Hon. Treasurer), Mr Manmohan Singh (MAB), Mr Teddy Low (Flexiroam), Ms Azizah Aziz & Ms Sarafena Adam (Tourism Malaysia) and representing Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC) were Encik Taib Wahab & Encik Abdul Halim. A total of five (5) meetings were held to organize this event.

 

Prepared By     :           Executive Secretary

Date                 :           21 March 2016

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PATA MALAYSIA CHAPTER (PMC) FELLOWSHIP DINNER

26 FEBRUARY 2016/THE ROYALE BINTANG KUALA LUMPUR

 

PMC held a Fellowship Dinner on 26 February 2016 at The Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur. The event was aimed at providing an opportunity for all PMC members industry players and relevant stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality industry, to network and interact in a more relaxed and informal environment.

The Fellowship Dinner which was the first amongst a series of programs/events lined up for 2016 was a great success and attracted around 170 attendees which included guests and key officials from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia, Industry/Trade Associations and other relevant stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality industry.

The event was graced by Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dr. Ong Hong Peng. Secretary General, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia.

It was an enjoyable and fun-filled evening for the attendees and with the theme ‘Night of Movie Stars’ some came dressed for the occasion in movie star costumes..

Entertainment for the evening was provided by Zuhairi Ibrahim’s Live Band ‘Aura Maltra’ and Mr Terrence Dass was the Master of Ceremony for the evening.

To add excitement to the event, the programme also included auction and lucky draws of fabulous prizes ranging from air tickets, hotel stays, meal vouchers and other attractive gifts.

The Organising Committee for this event comprised Mr Kamaruddin Baharin (The Royal Bintang KL) as the Chairman and supported by Y.Bhg. Datuk M. Ali (Hon. Secretary), Mr Aruldas (Hon. Treasurer), Mr Manmohan Singh (MAB), Mr Teddy Low (Flexiroam) and Ms Azizah & Ms Sarafena (Tourism Malaysia). A total of six (6) meetings were held to organize this event.

 

Prepared By    :           Executive Secretary

Date                 :           21 March 2016

 

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Dear PMC Members,

This has reference to message from PATA Head Office seeking registrations for the PATA Annual Summit 18-21MAY 2016 in Guam and PATA Travel Mart 07-09SEP 2016 in Indonesia.

You may wish to take advantage of the early bird rebates by registering before 31 MAR 2016.

Click here to register for PATA Annual Summit 18-21MAY 2016 in Guam:
https://www.universe.com/events/pata-annual-summit-2016-tickets-tamuning-K6JZX3

Click here to register for PATA Travel Mart 07-09SEP 2016 in Indonesia:
https://www.pata.org/portfolio/ptm-2016/

 

 

PATA ANNUAL SUMMIT

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Dear Members of PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC)

The PMC Fellowship Dinner which is our first event for the year 2016, was successfully held last Friday/26 February 2016 at The Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur.

Now, we are moving on with our next event which is the PMC Crisis Communication Management Workshop scheduled for 17 March 2016/Thursday at the Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Further to our earlier email notification sent on 13 FEB2016, we look forward to your support and participation.

We have only a limited allocation for the Workshop and therefore, those who have yet to confirm, please do so latest by 07 March 2016.

As mentioned in our earlier notification, the normal registration fee for the Workshop is RM300.00 per person. However, PMC is offering a subsidized preferential registration fee of RM50.00 per person only for PMC members.

Therefore please take advantage of this special offer and confirm your participation.

 

*For more details of this workshop, kindly click at the link below. 

http://patamalaysia.org/index.php/2016/03/02/programme-update-pata-malaysia-chapter-pmc-crisis-communication-management-workshop/

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Dear Members of PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC),

RE : PATA MALAYSIA CHAPTER (PMC) CRISIS COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Greetings from PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) Executive Committee !

Effective communications during crisis management can make the difference between quickly resolving the situation or it becoming a nightmare.

In this regard and as part of the programmes lined up for 2016, PMC in collaboration with Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC) has scheduled a one-day Crisis Communication Management Workshop as follows :

 

Date   : 17 March 2016/Thursday

Time   : 9.00 am – 5.00pm

Venue : Ballroom, Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Theme : Protecting the assets and the reputation of tourism industry

 

This one-day Workshop is targeted at Owners and Senior Executives of all stakeholders of the tourism industry which include hospitality, tour operators, tourism authorities, trade associations and other tourism service providers.

The Workshop will basically focus on the area of communication which is the crux of the shortcomings in most crisis situations. It will cover the many principles of good communications, and participants will learn about the various paradigms which can help them to take charge of the next crisis and also on how to develop specific plans for foreseeable types of crises and generic plans for broad categories of unpredictable crises.

In order for the Workshop to be more effective and beneficial in achieving the desired results, we would like to invite participation from the following category of personnel from the tourism stakeholders, for the subject Workshop :

Company Directors/Chief Executive Officers/Chief Operation Officers//Chief Financial Officers/ Chief Marketing Officers/Senior Executives from Safety, Security and Marketing Communications.

The normal registration fee for the Workshop is RM 300.00 per person. However, PMC is offering a subsidized preferential registration fee of RM 50.00 per person for PMC members only.

As this is another initiative by PMC to provide value and benefit to the stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality industry, we look forward to your support and participation to make it a successful and fruitful programme.

Attached is a tentative programme incorporating the relevant topics that shall be covered in the Workshop, for your advance perusal.

 

Crisis Workshop Programme 1

Crisis Workshop Programme 2

 

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Dear Members of PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC),

Just less than a week more for our PMC Fellowship Dinner scheduled for 26 February 2016 at 6.30pm (Registration starts 6.00pm) and Venue, The Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur.

The theme for the event is “Night of Movie Stars’’    

Therefore, it is going to be a ‘star’- studded event, with participants walking in, in various costumes of their favorite Movie Stars – James Bond, Indiana Jones, Julia Roberts, Tan Sri P. Ramlee, Jackie Chan, Shah Rukh Khan etc. etc.

So, come dressed for the occasion in the costume of your favorite Movie Star

Besides auction/lucky draws of attractive prizes, fabulous prizes await the best dressed male and female Star of the Night.

Don’t miss the opportunity and register immediately for the event, if you have not done so, for You could be the Celebrity of the Night.

Only few seats left and up for grabs on a first come, first served basis.

*Another good news is that the event will be graced by our Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Bin Abdul Aziz.

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PATA MALAYSIA CHAPTER

FELLOWSHIP DINNER

 

Date    :  26 February 2016/Friday        

Venue : Royale Ballroom, Level 2,

The Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur

      

Theme : ‘ Night of Movie Stars’      

 

Programme :

                                             6.00 pm                 –      Registration Opens

                                              6.30 pm                 –      Pre-dinner Cocktail

                                              7.30 pm                 –      All Guests to be seated

                                              7.40 pm                 –      Welcome Remarks By

                                                                         Chairman, PATA Malaysia Chapter

                                               7.50 pm                 –      Address By Guest of Honour

                                               8.10 pm                 –      Dinner

                                               8.45 pm                 –      Entertainment

                                               9.45 pm                 –      Auction & Lucky Draws

                                               10.30 pm               –      Event Ends

                                                     Dress Code :  Be a Movie Star

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Dear Members of PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC),

On behalf of the PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) Executive Committee,  

We take this opportunity to wish all Chinese colleagues and staff a very 

Happy New Year – Gong Xi Fa Cai.

May this new year of the Monkey shower you with good health, peace, prosperity and happiness.

Have a great celebration with your loved ones. 


 

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Dear Members of PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC),

As you are aware, 2015 had been a great and active year for PMC. PMC had implemented several successful programmes/events and of special mention are the Fellowship Dinner held in conjunction with the 35th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 27 March 2015 at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, the PMC Travel Trade Exchange session held at Hyatt Regency Hotel/Kota Kinabalu on 08 August 2015 and the second Tourism Career Fair held on 12 September 2015 at the Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

For the year 2016, PMC has also lined up a couple of events/programmes for the benefit and interest of members as well as  other stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality industry. A copy of the 2016 calendar of events will be emailed to you soon.

As a start-off for 2016, PMC will be holding a Fellowship Dinner on 26 February 2016/Friday, aimed at providing an opportunity for all PMC members, industry players and relevant stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality industry to network and interact in a more relaxed and informal environment.

Details of the event will be notified shortly.

We assure you that it will be an enjoyable and memorable evening for the attendees with a sumptuous dinner, exciting entertainment   and auction/lucky draws of fabulous prizes ranging from air tickets to hotel stays, meal vouchers and other attractive prizes.  More than these, it will serve as an excellent platform for networking with your industry colleagues and officials from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture-Malaysia and Tourism Malaysia.

Therefore, do not miss out the opportunity and block off the date in your diary immediately, and look out for more details in our email blasts and also via our website www.patamalaysia.org and facebook.com/pata.malaysiachapter.

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Greetings from PATA Nepal Chapter!

 

With the known fact that Nepal has lost a lot after the 25/04 Earthquake and the current blockade crisis, there is one thing that we have not lost; and that is our faith and dedication. Our dedication to bring back the lost Tourism of Nepal back again to its peak! Therefore, it is my honor to inform you that moving ahead with the vision of PATA on Human Capital Development, we have planned a 3 day training from 7-9 February, 2016 in Kathmandu with Professor Kaye Chon, Dean, School of Hotel & Tourism Management – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Professor is also the winner of the Ulysses Prize from the United Nations World Tourism Organization, commonly known as “Nobel Prize in Tourism.”

We have decided to invite foreign participants as well to this training and enhance the knowledge of the foreign trade partners on the current situation and what can be done to invite more tourists to help the Nation in its recovery stage. This will also provide the opportunity for the trade partners to mingle directly with the trade partners from Nepal itself and get a first hand information that they need and require.

The training will include TWO Sessions as:

 

  1. World, Tourism & Your Career

Registration fee:                     USD 100/-

Date:                                     7th February 2016

Time:                                     10 am- 4 pm

Target:                                   Students and new entrants to the Hospitality & Tourism  Industry

Venue:                                   Kathmandu, Nepal

 

  1. Innovations & Leadership in Hospitality & Tourism

Registration fee:                     USD 100/-

Date:                                     8th & 9th February 2016

Time:                                     10 am- 4 pm (on both dates mentioned)

Target:                                    Travel Trade Partners

Venue:                                    Kathmandu, Nepal

 

Registration fee is inclusive of refreshments during the training.​​​​

Accommodation arrangements can be made directly or through PATA Nepal Chapter.

Accommodation ( per night, inclusive of breakfast)

Category              Single                   Double/ Twin sharing

5 Star                     USD 135               USD 145

4 Star                     USD 80                  USD 90

3 Star                     USD 70                  USD 80

 

Flight bookings

Special discount will be arranged on routes with Nepal Airlines.

Note: A 20% discount to registrations for both sessions- Innovations & Leadership in Hospitality & Tourism and World, Tourism & Your Career.

I seek your support in helping us revive the Tourism of Nepal and wish to thank all who have supported us and look forward to your continued cooperation.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further queries or information at office@pata.org.np.

For more information check the following documents:

Training.pdf

Registration Form.doc

Prof Kaye Chon.doc

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Mighty Education Sdn Bhd., in collaboration with Tourism Malaysia
and PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) has offered a fully sponsored
and certified Arabic language course for front liners from the
tourism sector.

Continue reading “Fully Sponsored Arabic Language Course for Tourism Sector”

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On behalf of the PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) Executive Committee, the Chairman Y.Bhg. Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin, accompanied by the Honorary Secretary Y.Bhg. Datuk M Ali, Honorary Treasurer Mr Aruldas and Executive Secretary Mr GP Subramaniam, paid a casual visit to the residence of Mr John Tan (former PMC EXCO member) on Thursday/05 November 2015.

The purpose of the visit was to meet up with Mr John Tan who has been unwell for quite some time, to wish him a speedy recovery and also to convey the thanks and appreciation from the PMC new Executive Committee for his past support and contribution to PMC and its related programmes as a former member of the PMC Executive Committee and also a member of the Organising Committees.

The team was pleased to hear that Mr John Tan has been recuperating and his health condition is progressing well.

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Dear Members of PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC),
Kindly refer to the attached notification from the Chairman of PATA Malaysia Chapter,
on the above Arabic language course organized by Mighty Education Sdn Bhd, in
collaboration with Tourism Malaysia and PATA Malaysia Chapter. The course
targetted at front liners from the public and private sectors of the tourism industry
is fully sponsored through Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) and in
addition, participants will be paid a transportation allowance of RM250 upon
successful completion of the entire course.
The course schedule commencing 12 January 2016 till 02 April 2016 is attached.
Kindly submit the names of your nominated staff to the Secretariat of Mighty Education
Sdn Bhd, using the attached application form, latest by 15 December 2015 for
selection process.
Mighty Education Arabic language course Flyer
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Dear PMC Members,
On behalf of the PMC Secretariat, we take this opportunity to wish all Indian
staff in your organization a very Happy Deepavali.  Have  a great celebration
with your loved ones.
For those driving back to your home towns, wish you a safe journey.
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Warm Regards
GP Subramaniam
Executive Secretary
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PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC), Malaysia, and Tourism Malaysia and in collaboration with several universities and colleges offering tourism and hospitality programmes in Malaysia, (coordinated by Universiti Teknologi MARA- UiTM) held its second Tourism Career Fair on 12 September 2015 at the Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur, with the theme “Today’s talent, Tomorrow’s success.”

The Career Fair was officially launched by Y.Bhg. Dato’ Zainol Abidin Omar, Deputy Chairman, Tourism Malaysia.

The Career Fair was aimed at connecting students and potential employees from the various universities & colleges in Malaysia with the organizations from the tourism and hospitality sector under one roof. Students from more than thirty (30) universities, colleges and training centres which offer tourism related courses were invited to the Career Fair.

A total of 21 exhibitors participated in the Fair which included the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia, Malaysia Airports and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (Tourism Unit), representatives from hotels, resorts, theme parks, catering companies, and educational institutions, as well as travel/tour agents and other organisations connected with the tourism and hospitality industry.

In conjunction with the Tourism Career Fair, PMC also arranged a Tourism Career Forum to share knowledge and inputs on tourism that would be of interest and benefit to the student participants. Prominent speakers from the tourism, airline, hotel, and travel and tour industries shared their insights, views and recommendations on the topic “Today’s talent, Tomorrow’s success: Attracting and Retaining the Right People for Tourism Industry,” from the perspective of their related industries.

The panel for the Tourism Career Forum comprised the following individuals:

Moderator:

Y.Brs. Dr. Junaida Lee Abdullah – Deputy Secretary General (Management); Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia

Panelists:

Mr Sam Cheah – President, Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH)

Y.Bhg. Dato’ Syed Mohd.Razif – President, Bumiputera Travel & Tour Agents Association of Malaysia (BUMITRA)

Encik Mohd. Hariss Abdullah – General Manager Commercial, Malindo Air

Mr Wallace Wong – Regional Director Asia, PATA

The programme for the event also included Brand Showcase presentations by Boustead Holdings Bhd, Legoland Malaysia Resort and Felda Investment Corporation Sdn Bhd.

Overall, the Fair was a success and provided an excellent avenue for the student participants to explore their capabilities and job opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industry. At the same time it also served as an excellent platform for the participating organisations from the tourism and hospitality industry to network with the students, to share information on their respective organisations and career opportunities, as well as to attract the best talent/qualified candidates for full-time and part-time job opportunities and internship programmes.

The Organising Committee for this event comprised following members :

Chairman :

Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohamad Abdullah Hemdi (UiTM)

Committee Members :

Datuk M. Ali (Dhesu Travel & Tours)/Hon. Secretary

Mr Aruldas Arulandu (Tourland Travel)/Hon.Treasurer

Mr Kamaruddin Baharin (The Royale Bintang KL)

Mr Manmohan Singh (MAS)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Toney Thomas (Taylor’s University)

Mr Steve Woon (Lexis Hotels & Resorts)

Ms Azizah Aziz (Tourism Malaysia)

Ms Sarafena Adam (Tourism Malaysia)

Mr GP Subramaniam (Executive Secretary)

 

Report from UiTM:

report TCF 2015 from UiTM

Some photos of the event: