No dia 3 de Fevereiro de 1977, realizou-se em Hong Kong ” 17th ANNUAL PATA WORKSHOP” – subordinada ao lema:
numa realização conjunta de Hong Kong e Macau para a 17.ª Conferência da PATA (Pacific Area Travel Association) onde particip+aram cerca de 1500 delegados.
The PATA theme for 1977 – “The consumer – the only person that matters” – wears well. For if the main object of PATA is to sell tourism, then the consumer is the prime objective and his demands must be met. On an international level, PATA helps in smoothening out distinctions and in promoting areas and regions hitherto unexplored. It gives all members equality of status and in this it has succeeded in promoting international goodwill and cooperation.” (1)

A delegação de Macau, governador José E. Garcia Leandro, director do Centro de Informação e Turismo, Jorge A. H. Rangel e Rufino Ramos.

Fotos extraídos da Capa do “Anuário de Macau – Ano de 1977”, editado pelo Centro de Informação e Turismo, 1977, 506 p.
(1) A PATA (Pacific Area Travel Association) , é uma associação fundada em 1951, que realizou a sua primeira conferência em 1952, no Hawai com 84 delegados ligados ao turismo do Norte de América e área do Pacífico.

“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, 25 international airlines and airports, 108 hospitality organisations, 72 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 36 local PATA chapters worldwide. “