PATA launches its Web site marketplace

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Pacific Asia Travel Association launched a new Web site designed to be a virtual marketplace for tour packages, hotels, car rentals and airline tickets for Pacific and Asia destinations.

The new site ( has 17 sections for information about travel to the specific destinations of the region.

It features a number of special offers from various suppliers up front on its home page, such as discounted packages and airline tickets, free room nights and MasterCard promotions.

However, there is no online booking capability.

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