The World Travel Agents Associations Alliance (WTAAA) welcomes its newest member in the Society of IATA Passenger Agents (SIPA) who represent the interests of IATA accredited travel agents in Hong Kong.
The WTAAA draws its members from a broad range of travel agency associations who represent members from across the world and the new inclusion of Hong Kong via SIPA is a very welcomed addition to the WTAAA.
“I am delighted to welcome SIPA to the membership of the WTAAA. This is an important and very relevant organization bringing Hong Kong to the global table via the WTAAA and provides important linkages to the Hong Kong market. We welcome SIPA with open arms,” said Jayson Westbury, outgoing Chairman WTAAA.
“Our existing members, who represent the USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Brazil, Spain, Australia, 11 countries from Asean via FATA and over 30 European countries via ECTAA, look forward to working with the SIPA to ensure the opinions and concerns of Hong Kong travel agents are firmly on the WTAAA agenda,” concluded Westbury.
“We believe that our participation in the WTAAA will allow SIPA to have a seat at the table on the global stage and this is very important for our members in Hong Kong and particularly relevant at a time with IATA is looking to bring in significant changes on a global level that may impact on travel agents,” said Larry Lo, Chairman of SIPA.
“SIPA looks forward to contributing to the ongoing work of the WTAAA and we are very pleased to be joining this global voice for travel agents,” said Lo.
“The global travel agency community faces many challenges in the years ahead and we believe it is important to be at the table with the WTAAA to ensure our views and opinions can be expressed,” concluded Lo.
The next WTAAA board meeting will take place in April in Cape Town, South Africa and the SIPA will be represented on the board of directors of the WTAAA.