PATA Launches Crisis Resource Center and Tourism Recovery Monitor

Press Room > 2020

A centralised repository of information designed to be the go-to resource for tourism planners and decision makers to keep abreast with the current situation. It collates data and information for users as they deal with the crisis.

Led by Sarah Mathews, who is PATA’s immediate past chair, the Crisis Resource Center is formed by the association’s Expert Task Force (ETF) to accumulate knowledge, generate support and help members and industry stakeholders across the globe to have access to solutions by governments.  At the same time, assist governments in understanding the challenges and the impact the travel industry faced due to the current situation.

PATA has brought together an array of experts and partners, to share valuable data, content, trends and tourism indicators to help spot “green shoots” that is, signs of recovery as soon as they start to appear.

The Association is seeking the help of governments, international and national governmental organisations in collecting information on aid and relief packages available for businesses in their respective destinations.

According to PATA, while this is a much need for a resource centre, PATA however, cannot do this alone and is encouraging governments, partners and members together with international and national associations and organisations, to assist the Association by supporting this initiative.

More information about the Crisis Resource Center and Tourism Recovery Monitor can be obtained at