The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the launch of the PATA Crisis Resource Centre and Tourism Recovery Monitor, a unified platform that provides reliable and up-to-date policy statements, authoritative information, and tourism indicators from around the globe.
The aim is to provide a global centralised repository of reliable information for users based on their needs. The centre is a result of a pilot Expert Task Force (ETF) led by PATA immediate past chair Sarah Mathews to accumulate knowledge, generate support, and help members and industry stakeholders across the globe access solutions by governments, while also assisting governments in understanding the challenges through the travel impact survey.
Mathews said: “We are launching with two key areas of focus; one is to house all the efforts across the globe by governments who have and are providing aid, relief, and support for their industry stakeholders within the resource centre. Secondly, we are asking for the industry to complete a business impact survey in order to use those results to request for more government support for our industry,” she added.