PATA & SAN PATA

 Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for-profit membership-based association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. 

Bringing together private and public sector members, PATA facilitates meaningful partnerships, aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its more than 650 member organizations, including 82 government, state and city tourism bodies, 14 international airlines and airports, 71 hospitality organizations and 75 educational institutions, as well as thousands of youth (YTP) members across the world. 

The San Diego Chapter of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (SANPATA) was formed in 1979 and consists of travel industry professionals who are passionate about travel to, and learning more about, various destinations in the Pacific Asia region. 
 

SAN PATA 2022 Executive Board

Rick Tennant, Chairperson

Rick Tennant, CTC, CTIE, MCC Xanadu Travel
(949) 600-6330

Don Johnson,
Vice-Chair, Programs, Asst. Secretary

Don Johnson
Walking  Paths Travel
(858) 259-7284

 

Leslie Marshall,
Secretary,
Venues & Menus

Leslie Marshall
(760) 213-1959

Lindsey Neale-Rozga, Treasurer

Lindsey Neale-Rozga
Wine Tours Australia & NZ
(858) 550-9622

Carole Ericson, Membership Chairperson

Carole Ericson, CTC
South Pacific Adventures
(858) 829-1282

Kadell Felton Sr., Audio Visual & Asst. Webmaster

Kadell Felton Sr.
KFelt Travel
(IA of Xstream Travel)
(877) 366-6001 Ext 1

Katie Hunter, 
Marketing &
Social Media

Katie Hunter, CTA
In-Sync Travel/Cadence
(858) 385-0804

Laurnie Jackman Durisoe
Programs & Hospitality

Laurnie Jackman Durisoe
USO-Honor Board
(619) 861-1417

Bitsy Clayton,
Programs

Bitsy Clayton, CTA
Clayton Vacations/Cadence
(858) 451-6524

Yazmin Ceja,
Programs

Yasmin Ceja, CTC
Yaz Travel Svcs
(619) 746- 4568 
 

 

Michie Vinje, Immediate Past Chairperson,
Menus & Venues

Michie Vinje
Tek N Travel
(619) 838-5908

Jill Powell, Life Member,
Admin Coordinator & Bookkeeper

Jill Powell
Life Member
(619) 609-PATA (7282)

Melinda Jarrell
FAM Trips

Melinda Jarrell, CTA, VTA

Winner Destination
(760) 975-3973

Open Position

Are you interested in joining our team?  We'd like to talk with you! Email us from our contact page.

PATA Member Countries

PATA countries listed alphabetically: 

AMERICAN SAMOA, ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA,
BAHRAIN, BELIZE, BERMUDA, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, 
CAMBODIA, CANADA, CHILE, CHINA, CHINESE TAIPEI, COLOMBIA, COOK ISLANDS, COSTA RICA, CYPRUS, 
ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, FIJI, FRENCH GUIANA, FRENCH POLYNESIA, 
GREENLAND, GUAM, GUATEMALA, GUYANA, 
HAWAII, HONDURAS, HONG KONG SAR,
INDIA, INDONESIA, ISRAEL, 
JAPAN, JORDAN, 
KIRIBATI, KOREA (ROK), 
LAO PDR, 
MACAU, MALAYSIA, MALDIVES, MARSHALL ISLANDS, MEXICO, MICRONESIA, 
NAURU, NEW CALEDONIA, NEW ZEALAND, NICARAGUA, NIUE, NORTHERN MARIANAS, 
PALAU, PANAMA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PARAGUAY, PERU, PHILIPPINES, 
QATAR, 
RUSSIAN FEDERATION,
SAINT PIERRE & MIQUELON, SAMOA, SINGAPORE, SOLOMON ISLANDS, SRI LANKA, SURINAME, 
THAILAND, TIMOR, TOKELAU, TONGA, TURKEY, TUVALU, 
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, URUGUAY, USA, 
VANUATU, VENEZUELA, VIETNAM, 
WALLIS & FUTUNA.

NOTE: SOME OTHER COUNTRIES OMITTED DUE TO CIVIL UNREST

 

PATA "Gallery of Legends" Honolulu, Hawai'i Airport  This exhibit recognizes individuals whose contributions exemplify excellence, leadership and vision, and who have enhanced the quality of community life in the Pacific Asia region and throughout the world. 

 

 

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