PATA and Flexiroam Enter Preferred Partnership
Bangkok (Thailand) – August 18, 2016 (travelindex.com)- The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce a Preferred Partnership agreement with mobile virtual network operator Flexiroam Asia Limited.
Flexiroam is a new breed of telecommunications company that enables travellers to bypass roaming charges around the world. Its flagship data-roaming product, FLEXIROAM X, allows users to earn up to 100GB data to be used in 100 countries with plans that last up to one year.
“The partnership with Flexiroam provides the Association’s members and event delegates with the opportunity to travel with the reassurance and knowledge that they can still stay in contact and up to date with their family, business colleagues and friends,” said PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy. “At PATA, we are continually finding new innovative avenues to provide greater benefits to our members and our event attendees and this partnership only reinforces that commitment by providing a special discount for the Flexiroam service, which we will announce soon.”
Flexiroam is connected to 580 network operators around the globe, enabling Flexiroam services to have access in over 200 countries and territories. The company has saved millions in roaming charges for its 800,000-plus subscribers through a range of products that has changed radically the way people connect. Flexiroam has partnerships with hundreds of travel partners including airlines across the Asia Pacific region, enabling the company to establish footholds in the region.
Jef Ong, CEO at Flexiroam Ltd, added, “It is a major milestone for Flexiroam to gain endorsement from a reputable international association such as PATA. With the support from PATA we look forward to fostering more exciting partnerships with different travel industry players globally in the mobile space.”
Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, comprising 95 government, state and city tourism bodies, 29 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 68 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 40 local PATA chapters worldwide. The chapters organise travel industry training and business development events. Their grassroots activism underpins PATA’s membership of the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which includes ACI, CLIA, IATA, ICAO, WEF, UNWTO and the WTTC. The PATAmPOWER platform delivers unrivalled data, forecasts and insights from the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre to members’ desktops and mobile devices anywhere in the world. PATA’s Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing, Sydney and London.