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Sunday, April 20, 2014

PATA Micronesia launches comprehensive travel website

Ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the launch of MicronesiaTour.com, the official tourism website for Micronesia on May 15, 2013. (PATA) TUMON, Guam—The Pacific Asia Travel Association Micronesia Chapter has launched the official Micronesia tourism website at www.micronesiatour.com.

PATA Micronesia has launched a fully-featured website that is designed to assist travelers plan a vacation in a region that is renowned for unspoiled landscapes, traditional cultures and the most stunning marine environments in the world. Micronesia is an archipelago of thousands of tropical islands and coral atolls in one of the most remote corners of the Pacific Ocean. The Micronesia website provides extensive content on five distinct countries within the region: Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan, Tinian, Rota), the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae), and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

“Micronesiatour.com is a well-designed, smart-built website [that] officially presents Micronesia to the global traveler by offering branded pages filled with relevant content, images, videos, and tons of information about Micronesia’s destinations, in an easy-to-use website that is accessible on traditional computers, smartphones and other mobile devices,” said Rajesh “Rhaj” K. Sharma, GuamWEBZ lead consultant and developer for Micronesiatour.com.

The website enables travelers to communicate directly with tour and land operators throughout Micronesia, many of whom do not have an online presence elsewhere. The website also keeps an updated calendar of events, travel specials and promotions for all of the islands.

“The Micronesia website helps to promote Micronesia’s destinations collectively by using the most innovative web applications and features, while also connecting to popular social media platforms. If someone wants to learn about Micronesia, micronesiatour.com would be the website to browse first. What is especially exciting about this website is that it can be the bridge that connects lesser-known entrepreneurs from small remote islands to the global customer,” said PATA Micronesia chair Pilar Laguaña.

About PATA

Founded in Honolulu in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association is an international, non-profit membership organization whose mission is to contribute to the growth, value and quality of travel and tourism to and within the Pacific-Asia area on behalf of its members. Today, PATA is a global organization, covering over one-third of the globe and represented through dozens of regional and satellite chapters. The Micronesian chapter of PATA was established 1986 as a result of increasing tourism interests in the region. Today, the PATA Micronesia Chapter has numerous public and private sector members from throughout the region. (PATA)

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