Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA): AUT student chapter

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for-profit, membership-based association that promotes the responsible development of travel and tourism within the Asia-Pacific region. The association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to more than 650 member organisations.

Member organisations include international airlines and airports, educational institutions, hospitality organisations, and city, state and government bodies. There are also youth members across the world, with PATA student chapters run 'for students, by students'.

All PATA student chapters (PATA website)

Opportunities and benefits for AUT students

The AUT chapter provides opportunities for students to advance their knowledge and industry contacts through regular networking and educational events. Other benefits for students include:
  • Gaining industry knowledge
  • Taking part in mentorship and networking sessions
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Invitations to events and activities

Check out the PATA AUT Chapter's Facebook page for photos and event details.

PATA Youth webinar connecting 25 PATA Student Chapters across the world.
Field trip to CUE Haven Farm to learn about sustainability and New Zealand’s native species.
The 2021 PATA welcome event with librarian guest speaker explaining online resources.
Group photo of PATA members after a stunning nature walk in New Zealand’s native forests.
Learning about different planting techniques and eco-tourism opportunities outside of Auckland.

Contact details

Get in touch with PATA by email or on Facebook.

Facebook: PATA AUT Chapter Facebook page

Email: patastudentchapter@aut.ac.nz

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