Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · PATA and INCCA PCO Debate Deepens
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

PATA and INCCA PCO Debate Deepens

Promotion Board's Setyanto Replies to Criticism from INCCA Concerning April PATA Conference.


Bali News: PATA and  INCCA PCO Debate Deepens
Click Image to Enlarge

(4/21/2003)

The polemic in the local press continues to deepen between Iqbal Alan Abdullah, the Chairman of the Indonesian Congress & Convention Association (INCCA), and Setyanto P. Santosa, Chairman of the Indonesian Culture and Tourism Promotion Board (BP Budpar) over the lack of a role for a local Professional Conference Organizer (PCO) in the planning and preparations for the 52nd Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Conference to be held in Bali, April 13-17, 2003.

INCCA's public criticism against the Government's failure to appoint a local PCO carried in Bali Update #334, evoked a response from Mr. Steyanto printed in the Indonesian-language Bisnis Indonesia February 11th edition, in which he confirmed that the Conference did not involve the services of a local PCO, as that job function was handled directly by PATA's Bangkok Head Office. He went on to explain that policy decisions by PATA precluded the appointment of a local PCO.

PATA Comments

balidiscovery.com contacted Mr. Peter Semone, PATA's Vice-President based in Bangkok, who lent support to Mr. Steyanto's statements by commenting, "all PCO functions relating to the conference management, such as registration, booking of function rooms, catering, set-up of rooms and a/v, hotel bookings, badges, collateral, speakers, and travel arrangements for speakers and VIPs is done by PATA. PATA only requires the Indonesia Host and Organizing committees to assist with ground support."

According to Mr. Semone those items falling below the definition of "ground support" include logistics, arrival/departure and shuttle transportation, reconfirmation of air tickets, pre and post tours, spouse programs, sports activities and organization of the welcome dinner.

Mr. Semone added, "the DMC (editor: Destination Management Company) functions that are asked of the Host and Organizing Committees have always been fulfilled by the cooperative efforts of the local PATA Chapter and Tourism Board/Ministry. There has never been the need to hire another party to fulfill any of these functions. The PATA spirit of volunteerism has prevailed in providing the foundation of successful PATA conferences."



© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Murder at Bali Emerald Villas in Sanur, Bali
Long-Time Bali Resident Bob Ellis Murdered in What Police Believe was Murder-for-Hire Scheme Orchestrated by His Wife, Noor Ellis
(10/24/2014)
Fighting Malaria in Bali
Denpasar Health Officials Undertake Educative Steps and Fogging to Prevent Upswing in Dengue Fever Cases
(10/24/2014)
November Fuel Price Hike Increasingly Certain
Kompas.com Reports Premium Fuel Prices to Increase 46% on November 1, 2104
(10/24/2014)
Harmony Inside
A Solo exhibition by I Made Wiradana, "Harmony Inside" November 20 - December 18, 2014 at Ganesha Gallery – Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran
(10/24/2014)
Living in an Age of Contagion
Bali Isolates Patient Suspected of Contracting MERS-CoV
(10/24/2014)
Denpasar to Dili Daily
Garuda Starts Daily Flights between Bali and Timor Leste
(10/24/2014)
Picking Fave – orites
Archipelago International Opens 5th Favehotel in Bali
(10/24/2014)
Bali and Beyond: Reading on Borneo
Bookshelf: 'Looking for Borneo' – Insights into the Endless Beauty of the World’s Third Largest Island
(10/24/2014)
Adolescent Desires
Australian Philip Robert Grandfield Deported to Australia After Six Years in Prison on Pedophilia Conviction
(10/24/2014)
Change Has Gotta Come
Putting Bali’s Illegal Moneychangers Out of Business
(10/24/2014)
It’s Beginning to Look a Lotte Like Christmas
BIWA Christmas Bazaar at Lottte Mart Saturday, November 16, 2014
(10/24/2014)
Heinz's 100 Varieties of Indonesian Cuisine
Bookshelf: A New Approach to Indonesian Cooking by Heinz von Holzen
(10/20/2014)
All [News]!