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PATA Micronesia chapter to meet in Marshalls

KOROR, Palau (Press Release) — The 1st Tri-annual Meeting of the Pacific Asia Travel Association Micronesia chapter will be held on April 2-4, 2019, in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

“The PATA Micronesia board and membership are excited to return to the beautiful Marshall Islands for our first meeting of 2019,” said Stephanie Nakamura, PATA Micronesia chairwoman. “We warmly welcome the membership of agencies, businesses, and individuals who are interested in working with other chapter members in our common passion of sharing the beauty of Micronesia with the world.

Membership, Education; Cultural, Heritage & Education; and Marketing Committee meetings will be held in Majuro on April 2.

The PATA Micronesia general membership meeting will be held on Apr. 3 on the neighboring island of Eneko. Participants will also be hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources & Commerce and the Office of Commerce, Investment, and Tourism. The final day will be open for tours.

PATA is a membership association acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry. The PATA Micronesia chapter consists of members from the Micronesia region directly in the tourism industry, including national and state tourism offices. In partnership with PATA’s private and public sector members, the organization enhances the sustainable growth, value and quality of travel and tourism to, from, and within the region. The PATA Micronesia chapter conducts regular meetings throughout the region.

Membership may be renewed or applied for online at

A special PATA travel rate to Majuro will be extended to chapter members in good standing.

For more information on PATA, contact Chairwoman Stephanie Nakamura at or visit