Marketing Outbound Tourism CommitteeKh. Narierut reported on the planned meeting with TAAT, she is also actively trying topromote the PATAThailand Chapter to outbound travel organizations.P.R. CommitteeKen Scott reported on the social media, at the moment the Chapter has 409 followers onFacebook and 90 on Twitter.He also asked the ExCom members to log onto it and therefore increase the followers.Membership CommitteeDuncan Jamieson was excused, and there was nothing to report.Applications for membership from Siam University and Benetone Travel were presented andapproved.Industry Relations CommitteeKh. Kris was excused and the Chairman reported on her behalf.Information Technology CommitteeBlair Speers was excused. The Chairman mentioned that he will ask him for a meeting sincethere are still some challenges with both, the chairman’s and the secretariat’s emails.TreasurerBob James read the financial reports. The Secretariat elaborated in more detail on thefinancial figures.The year ended with a surplus of Baht 36,000.00, after all accounts receivables were paid.In comparison to the year before the Chapter had a loss of Baht 300,000.00.It was agreed to write off the amount of Baht 1,883.20 which TAT deducted as withholdingtax, no objections were raised and the accuracy of the reports was accepted.The Chairman made a very clear point that the Chapter needs to raise more revenuethrough creating more events and also attracting more members.It was mentioned that the present membership fee of Baht 4,000.00 might be to low andshould be raised in 2014.
Secretariat mattersGisi van Walbeek reported that Sukhothai wants to increase their fee by Baht 1,000.00.No objections were raised and the committee accepted that increase.She also went into more detail regarding the still outstanding invoices from TG for the eventon November 15 and the Christmas luncheon on December 13.The silent auction during the Christmas luncheon raised about Baht 70.000,00 which will bedonated to the Good Shepherd Sisters in Ding Daeng.Profit from the luncheon was Baht 4.100,00 for each, the Chapter and SKÅL.Also still pending is the invoice from HotelTravel.Com for the webhosting.GvW will try and get that settled with Blair as soon as possibleMembers cancelled : Bayoke Suites Pathfinders Travel.New members: Dusit Thani CollegeMembership fees 2013 already paid by January 30 : 10Members already paid in 2012 for the membership 2013 : 7PATA Headquarters itemsTangmo reported on the planned PATA Annual Summit ( April 25 – 28 ) in Bangkok and thePATA Travel Mart ( September 15 –-17 ) in Chengdu.Any Other BusinessNo other pending business to be addressed, the Chairman thanked the committee and themeeting adjourned at 11:28hrs.Next meetingWednesday, February 27, 2013at 10:00h at the Engagement Hubof the PATA Head Office.