The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a recognized authority on Pacific Asia travel and tourism. PATA provides marketing, research and educational opportunities to a membership of government tourist offices, airlines, hotels, travel agencies, tour operators and related companies. PATA's mission is to enhance the growth, value and quality of Pacific Asia travel and tourism for the benefit of its membership and PATA has long been an advocate of balancing growth with responsible conservation measures.
The Tourism Working Group (TWG) was formed in 1991 and is a department of The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). The TWG addresses the tourism industry growth for the advancement of Asia Pacific economies and social development. The TWG brings together tourism administrators to share information, exchange views and develop areas of cooperation on international trade and policies.