Space Travel Expert to Headline PATA Conference

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 10 March 2011

Eric Anderson, co-founder and chairman of Space Adventures, will be interviewed on stage by CNNs Richard Quest, at the keynote session of PATAs 60th Anniversary and Conference, 9 - 12 April 2011, at the China World Hotel, Beijing, China.

Anderson, whose company sent the first tourist into space in 2001, has a vision to open up space flights and the space frontier to private citizens. He believes space travel will revolutionise commercial airline travel.

 Despite the prohibitive cost of space travel now, Anderson said the price would eventually come down, enabling many more people the chance to realise their dream of flying amongst the stars. We believe that once the price of spaceflight can be reduced to the tens of thousands, instead of starting at US$100,000 it will become more mainstream and accessible for the general public.

Taking charge of the interview, Richard Quest will bring his distinct and dynamic style to the conference platform.

The PATA 60th Anniversary and Conference marks the return of the PATA Annual Conference after a five-year hiatus. Focusing on some of the biggest issues facing travel and tourism executives, the programme will feature high profile speakers from within and outside the industry.

Registration is open until 25 March 2011.

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