The Pacific Asia Travel Association Hawai’i STIM Satellite Chapter (PATA), like its parent chapter, PATA Hawai’i Chapter, strives to bring local relevance to big picture issues. With a diverse student membership, PATA is a club that brings learning out of the four corners of the classroom through industry site visits, excursions, workshops, and networking events. PATA Satellite Chapter is the only student chapter in the United States. Members have opportunities to participate in PATA Hawai’i Industry Luncheons, PATA Conferences, Cultural Experiences, Familiarization Tours, and events that expand their network of peers and professionals. Each year, club members fundraise to attend the annual PATA Conference in Asia, which provides opportunities to network with PATA members from around the Asia Pacific and attend various seminars and workshops taught by executives in the travel industry.
To contribute to the sustainable and responsible development of travel and tourism in Asia Pacific through the protection of the environment, the conservation of heritage, and support for education.