PATA Micronesia Chapter

The Micronesian chapter of PATA was established 1986 as a result of increasing tourism interests in the region.

Today, PATA Micronesia has over 70 members from both the public and private sectors. The organization provides a unique networking and partnership opportunity among travel industry representatives in our region.

The PATA Micronesia Chapter is a 2-time, internationally recognized, award-winning organization. In 2010, the chapter was recognized and presented the "Award of Excellence" by PATA for its use of social media and creative marketing to promote the region's brand. This was the second time the chapter was honored with this award. The first time this award was presented to the chapter was in 2004 for their commitment to conducting quarterly meetings, monthly teleconferences, and a full program of activities despite geographic limitations.

Furthermore, PATA recognizes individuals for their dedication in upholding PATA's mission. In 2009, PATA International honored Guam Visitors Bureau Marketing Manager and who is now the Chapter's 2015 Chairperson, Ms. Pilar Laguana, as a recipient of the prestigious PATA Award of Merit. The honor is given annually to individuals who have provided outstanding leadership and service to PATA and its regions tourism industries. 


PATA Micronesia Chapter Headquarters
P.O. Box 232147, Barrigada, GU 96921-3217
Tel: 1 (671) 646-5278/79, Fax: 1 (671) 646-8861


MISSION STATEMENT

To assist in the development of our regional tourism industry with strategies that are environmentally sensitive, respect Micronesian cultures, adhere to high operational standards and provide opportunity for education, training and gainful employment among the resident populations of our Micronesian membership. These goals will be accomplished through the cohesive cooperation and active participation of all its members.



STRUCTURE

PATA Micronesia Chapter is governed by an Executive Committee consisting of nine public sector members (representing the nine national state tourism offices in Micronesia), nine private sector members, airline representatives and the chapter's officers comprising of a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer that are elected from among the Executive Committee.

The Chapter also maintains three auxiliary working committees: Marketing, Education, and Membership.



MEMBERSHIP

PATA Micronesia Chapter membership and PATA membership are not the same. The two are separate and distinct privileges that are applied separately.

PATA Micronesia Chapter membership is open to any organization, business or individual with an interest to develop, market or sale travel to, from and within Micronesia.



For inquiries on how to become a member of the PATA Micronesia Chapter, please contact:


Bobbie Taitano – Membership Co-chair, PATA Micronesia Chapter
Mystical Tours & Adventures
P.O. Box 12173
Tamuning, GU 96931
Email: mysticaltaguam@gmail.com
Tel: +1 (671) 489-2080
 

Mr. Sam Scott - Membership Co-chair, PATA Micronesia Chapter
Sam's Tours (Corporation)
P.O. Box 7076
Palau PW96940
Email: sam@samstours.com
Website: www.samstours.com
Tel: +1 (670) 488-1062



2015 PATA MICRONESIA CHAPTER EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

Ms. Pilar Laguana - Chairwoman, PATA Micronesia Chapter
Guam Visitors Bureau (NTO)
401 Pale San Vitores Road
Tumon, GU 96913
Email: pilar.laguana@visitguam.org
Tel: +1 (671) 646-5278/79
 

Bermance Aldis - Vice Chairman, PATA Micronesia Chapter
FSM Visitors Bureau, FSM
Kaselehlia Bldg. P.O. Box PS-12
Palikir 96941
Email: baldis@fsmrd.fm
Tel: +1 (691) 320-5133
 

Mr. Don Evans - Secretary, PATA Micronesia Chapter
Yap Visitors Bureau (NTO)
Box 988
Colonia, Yap, FSM 96943
Email: donyvb@mail.fm 
Tel: 1 (691) 350-2298
 

Ms. Judy Torres - Treasurer, PATA Micronesia Chapter
Marianas Visitors Authority (NTO)
P.O. Box 500861
Saipan, MP 96950
Email: jtorres@mymarianas.com
Tel: +1 (670) 664-3200 2013/2014


Monty McDowell - Alternate Director
Advance Management Inc.
198 Adrian Sanchez Street - Suite 7
Harmon, GU 96913-4456
Email: monty.mcdowell@amiguam.com
Tel: +1 (671) 649-6488

 

PATA MICRONESIA CHAPTER EXECUTIVE STANDING
COMMITTEES MARKETING CO-CHAIRS

Katie Black
Mystical Tours & Adventures
P.O. Box 12173
Tamuning, GU 96931
Email: katieblack1998@gmail.com
Tel: +1 (671) 477-5161 
 

Megan Statkus
Axe Murderer Tours
PMB 326 535 
Chalan Pale Ramon Haya, Yigo, GU
Email: megan.statkus@gmail.com
 

Marketing Subcommittee - Public Relations

Catherine Perry
Gallery Pacific
P.O. Box 501339
Saipan, 96950
Email: cperry@gallerypacific.net
Tel: +1 (670) 234-8433



MEMBERSHIP CO-CHAIRS

Bobbie Taitano
Mystical Tours & Adventures
P.O. Box 12173
Tamuning, GU 96931
Email: mysticaltaguam@gmail.com
Tel: +1 (671) 489-2080
 

Mr. Sam Scott
Sam's Tours (Corporation)
P.O. Box 7076
Palau PW96940
Email: sam@samstours.com
Website: www.samstours.com
Tel: +1 (670) 488-1062



EDUCATION CO-CHAIRS

Carol Cruz
Guam Community College
P.O. Box 25249
Barrigada, GU 96921
1360, NSW, Australia
Email: carivera2000@yahoo.com
Tel: +1 (671) 486-7450
 

Monty McDowell
Advance Management Inc.
198 Adrian Sanchez Street - Suite 7
Harmon, GU 96913-4456
Email: monty.mcdowell@amiguam.com
Tel: +1 (671) 649-6488