PATA THAILAND CHAPTER - Pacific Asia Travel Association ...

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Minutes of the Executive Committee Meetingheld on Wednesday, June 15 th , 2011, 10:00 Asian Trails Ltd.Present:Mr. Bert Van WalbeekMr. Luzi A. MatzigM.L. Hathaijanok KritakaraMr. Bob JamesMr. Ken ScottMr. Duncan JamiesonMr. Blair SpeersDr. Jutamas WisansingMr. Santi ChudintraMrs. Ben MontgomeryMrs. Joan SarasinChairman, Executive Committee & Chairman, Education CommitteeVice ChairmanSecretaryTreasurerChairman, P.R. CommitteeChairman, Membership CommitteeChairman, IT CommitteeChairman, Education CommitteeTATDirector, PATA Chapters, PATA HQSecretariatExcused :Mr. James ReedMr. Jamlong RatanapanMs. Patsupa LelanapaparnMrs. Sasiwimol SkulyongMs. Panada ChanitwatMr. Apichai SakulsureeyadejChairman, Marketing Inbound Tourism CommitteeCommittee MemberAssistant Director – The Americas Market Division, TATTravel Industry Relations Department, THAIConvention & Incentive Sales Promotion, THAIAdvisor, TTABert van Walbeek, Chairman, opened the meeting at 1015 hrs.ACTION1. Minutes of the ExCom Meeting held on April 21 st , 2011The Minutes of the ExCom Meeting was reviewed and approved.2. Chairman’s Report2.1. Meeting with the Tourism Council of Thailand on May 12th - It is planned toorganise a meeting with TCT every three months.August, 2011Bert informed the meeting that TCT meets with the PM on a regular basis and they arethe official spokesman on Tourism for the PM's Office.Blair attended this meeting and he has offered to work with the TCT MediaCommittee.Blaire

2ACTIONBert and Ben will attend the TCT meeting to be attended by politicians for theupcoming elections.2.2. Thailand Tourism Marketing - Mapping the Future, May 19th, 2011 -Bert informed the meeting that we had a very successful conference and have receiveda thank you letter from the TAT Governor. The Evaluation forms submitted werepositive and Bert is finalising the notes of the brainstorm sessions.Bert informed the meeting that some of the participants have offered to serve on theabove 4 committees and to work with TAT.The Round Table will meet with the TAT Governor on July 7th when the above willbe reviewed. The Governor will then form 4 brainstorm committees.Round TableJuly 7 th , 20113. Committee Reports3.1 Education Committee3.1.1. Tourism Behavior Workshop, July 12 th , 2011Aj. Jan reviewed the programme for the Tourism Behavior Workshop and it wasdecided that Bert will find an Indonesian speaker for this programme. The meetingapproved the venue of this workshop at The Landmark with 40 participants expected.July 12 th , 20113.1.2. Customer Satisfaction Survey - Update by ABACAj. Jan informed the meeting that she needs a goahead from TAT on this survey andBert will write to the TAT Governor on this.Aj. Jan / TAT3.1.3. Kusa Panyarachun Scholarship Presentation with TUIThe PATA Secretariat will prepare a cheque for Baht 20,000 in order that TUI canlaunch the 1st scholarship. The meeting requested that TUI should organise an officialpresentation of the scholarship with the involvement of Khun Kusa Panyarachun assoon as possible.Secretariat3.1.4. Papers to Practice - November 2011Aj. Jan informed the meeting she has been in contact with ten leading universities tosubmit their research papers out of which we will select two papers for eachuniversity. Aj. Jan invited 2-3 members of the ExCom to serve on the selectioncommittee. Ken offered to serve on the selection committee and he asked Aj. Jan toprepare the criteria for the selection of these papers.Aj. Jan / Ken

3ACTIONThe meeting approved that the PATA Thailand Chapter logo will be printed on thediplomas to be issued for the winning papers.Secretariat3.1.5. Student's Satellite ChaptersBen informed the meeting that PATA HQ has formed a Students Chapter - YoungPATA - with ABAC as a pilot project. Ben informed the meeting that she will beworking with Scott Smith, Young Skalleagues, on this project.Ben3.2 Marketing Inbound Tourism Committee3.2.1. Marketing Membership SurveyBlair informed the meeting that the Marketing Membership Survey will be online.Blair / Secretariat3.2.2. Female Power DebateThe date for this debate is pending speakers and a date.3.2.3. Joint Evening Function with SKAL on July 19 th , 2011 PATA / SKAL3.2.4. Marketing Activity for Phuket, September 23 rd , 2011Blair will prepare for the next ExCom Meeting the programme, accommodationsand transportation for the visit of the ExCom to Phuket. Bert will also inform SKALabout this visit to Phuket and to invite them to join us.Blair / SKAL3.2.5. Joint PATA/SKAL Xmas LuncheonJim will work with SKAL to prepare an exciting programme.Jim3.3 Marketing Outbound Tourism Committee Chair3.3.1.Nepal Chapter CooperationKen reported to the meeting on this event which his organisation organised for theNepal Chapter.3.3.2. Finland Chapter CooperationBert informed the meeting that this programme is pending.PATA Finland

4ACTION3.4 P.R. Committee3.4.1. e-NewslettersKen reported that the e-Newsletter for July is in progress.Ken3.4.2. PATA Thailand Chapter WebsiteBen informed the meeting that we should encourage the Thailand Chapter members tomake use of the PATA HQ website.Ben3.4.3. PR for the TTM - Mapping the FutureKen informed the meeting he was able to generate a lot of publicity for this event.3.5 Membership CommitteeThe meeting agreed to invite Mr. Marcel Sawyere, General Manager of theAmbassador Hotel to join the ExCom as Committee Member.3.5.1. Approval of Membership ApplicationsThe following membership applications were approved -1. The Ambassador Hotel, Bangkok2. Khiri Travel Co., Ltd.3. Green Wood Travel Co., Ltd.4. Stenden Rangsit University5. Indian Host6. Nisco Travel7. Equinox Marketing Co., Ltd.3.5.2. Special Membership Offer for 2011 and 2012The meeting approved that we will offer membership applicants who apply formembership for July onwards a 50% discount - Baht 2,500 for the remaining sixmonths of 2011 plus Entrance Fee of Baht 1,000. If these applicants will also apply for2012 we will offer them a special rate of Baht 5,000 inclusive of a total of 4 LuncheonCoupon- for a total of Baht 8,500.SecretariatThe following members have cancelled their membership -- Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok- Holiday Inn Resort Phuket (will not renew their membership for 2012)

5ACIONMembership Fees for 2011 - the following members have not paid their membershipfees for 2011 -1. Abacus Distribution System (Thailand) Ltd.2. Accor Asia Pacific3. Air Transport Service Ltd.4. Alpina Phuket Nalina Resort & Spa5. Arlymear Travel Service Co., Ltd.6. Asia Marine Ltd.7. Bangkok University8. Centara Hotels & Resorts9. Chao Phraya Resort Limited (Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa)10. Chaophya Park Hotel Bangkok11. College of Innovation, Thammasat University12. Crown Silom Limited13. East West Siam Ltd.14. E-Hotels & Resorts Klinic Co., Ltd.15. Fair house Villas & Spa16. Far East Travel Centre (BKK) Ltd.17. Holiday Inn Bangkok Silom18. Jumbo Thai Inter-Holidays Co., Ltd.19. Mandarin Hotels & Resorts20. Mono Travel Co., Ltd.21. N.S. Travel & Tours Co., Ltd.22. Narai Hotel23. Pathfinders Travel Co., Ltd.24. Plaza Athenee Bangkok25. PT. Garuda Indonesia26. Red Ginger Chic Resort27. Roongsarp Travel Service Co., Ltd.28. Silkroad Design Co., Ltd.29. Swissotel Nai Lert Park Bangkok30. Tai-Pan Hotel Bangkok31. Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd.32. The Landmark Bangkok33. Travel Center Asia Co., Ltd.Membership Committee to issue final invoice.Bert informed the meeting that we will issue the membership invoice throughregistered mail for 2012.Secretariat3.6 Industry Relations Committee3.6.1. Appointment of ChairmanKhun Charles has resigned as Chairman, Industry Relations Committee. TheSecretariat will follow up on his replacement, Khun Chollada Pasutanawin if she willaccept the appointment as Chairman, Industry Relations Committee.THAI / Secretariat

6ACTION3.6.2. Meeting with BMA Tourism DivisionM.L. Hathaijanok will be scheduling this meeting.3.6.3. Courtesy Visit to Meet with Perm. Secretary of MoTS, on July 11thThis meeting has been scheduled through Khun Phornsiri.3.7 Information Technology Committee3.7.1. Thailand Chapter Website UpdateThe Secretariat will update the Chapter website.Secretariat3.7.2. Banner Renewal UpdatesThe Secretariat has issued the invoices in order to update the banners and links in theThailand Chapter website.Secretariat / Invoice4. Financial Report for 2011Financial P & L Report for May 2011The meeting requested the Secretariat to ensure that the monthly P & L accounts to beprepared by Sukhothai Interlaw are up-to-date.Secretariat /Sukhothai Inter Law5. Secretariat Matters5.1. Legal Registration of Thailand Chapter UpdateThe Secretariat informed the meeting that they have now collected all the legaldocuments for the ExCom Members so Sukhothai Interlaw will now process thisregistrations of the Thailand which will take approximately 60 days.Ken5.2. Liability SituationThe Secretariat will follow up with Sukhothai Interlaw with reference to the liabilitysituation for members of the ExCom.Secretariat

7ACTION6. PATA HQ ItemsBen informed the meeting that PATA HQ will meet to establish the PATA ChiangraiChapter in August which will be spearheaded by Justin Malcolm, GM, Le Meridian.Chiang Rai and Marc Demur, GM, The Legend, Chiangrai. Luzi offered to fly Benand Bert up to Chiang Rai for the launch of the PATA Chiang Rai Chapter.Luzi / Bert / Ben6.2 ExCom Meeting in PhuketBert informed the meeting that it is planned to organise the ExCom Meeting in Phuket onSeptember 21 st , with the help of Balir as well as to plan a special event for a MembershipDrive with the Phuket members.Blair / Secretariat7. Any Other Business7.1. Database of high resolution pictures of ThailandLuzi informed the meeting that TAT should have a large database of high resolutionhigh quality pictures of Thailand which should be made available to the travel industryto promote Thailand.Bert will add this to the Agenda of the Round Table Meeting to be held on July 7,2011.Bert / Round Table8. Next ExCom MeetingWednesday, July 20 th , 2011.

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