PATA to relocate S.F. office

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pacific Asia Travel Association's administrative offices and Americas division will move from San Francisco, for decades the headquarters of PATA, to downtown Oakland at the end of August.

The move is being made to take advantage of less expensive office space across the bay, said Bill Hastings, PATA's managing director for the Americas.

PATA, which moved its operational headquarters to Bangkok in the late 1990s, retains 12 staffers in the U.S., which has remained the base for PATA's membership, accounting and IT departments and the Americas division.

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