"...non-profit, statewide trade organization of lodging properties, lodging owners and management firms, suppliers, and related firms and individuals. It was founded in 1947, with an original membership of 16 hotels, to represent the interests of Hawaii’s lodging industry.
"The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)’s advantage is that it continues to influence the direction the industry takes through its unique membership structure of public-sector tourism organisations; air, land and sea carriers; and organisations engaged in the production, distribution, financing, consulting, educating and other technical aspects of the travel industry."
"...specialized agency of the United Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how."