Founded in 1951, PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) is a not-for-profit association, working to promote the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. Its headquarter is based in Bangkok, Thailand and also has offices in Sydney and China. More than 95 government, state and city tourism bodies, 25 international airlines and airports, 108 hospitality organisations, 72 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific are the members of PATA. It has 36 PATA chapters worldwide which provide a range of market research and statistical studies and it also organises travel industry training and business development events like PATA Travel Mart.
PATA Travel Mart (PTM) is a PATA biggest event and Asia Pacific’s premier travel trade show, attracts more than 1,000 tourism industry delegates from over 60 countries for the 3-day events, facilitating over thousands of appointments which bringing together qualified international buyers and sellers for face-to-face meetings, educational forums and networking functions. First PTM was held in Manila, the Philippines in the year 1978 and it is the 40th anniversary (2017)of this event in Macau SAR.
It’s a 3-day programme starting from 13th September 2017 to 15th September at The Venetian Macau Resort Hotel in Macau SAR.
Let’s take a tour of my experiences of PTM2017.
PTM Forum at Venue: Ballroom Parisian
Travolution Forum Asia: Redefining the Travel Experience
Influence Marketing Forum: The Most Effective Influencer Marketing Strategies in Travel in 2017
Dinner: Hosted by Macau Government Tourism Office at JW Marriot
PTM 2017 Business Session 1:
Lunch: Hosted by Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Tourism at Parisian.
PTM 2017 Business Session 2:
Dinner: Hosted by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority at Wynn Palace.
Late Night Function: Hosted by TTG Travel and Grand Hyatt in Hotel Grand Hyatt
PTM 2017 Business Session 3:
PATA Gold Awards:
Lunch: Hosted by Macau Tourism Government Office at Parisian
PTM 2017 Business Session 4:
Blogger Lounge: Professional Travel Blogger Association’s member
PTM Talks: Passion, Connected in Korea: By Korea Tourism Organisation
Dinner: Hosted by Malaysia Tourism at Studio City Hotel with an invitation for PTM 2018.
After attending PATA Travel Mart 2017, a signature event of Pacific Asia Travel Mart, I can say It is one the best place where tourism profession networking and contracting opportunities to help their organization by access decision makers, meet new clients, expand their network and build or maintain existing relationships. As PATA known for professionalism in their events, I can say everything in PTM2017 was perfect.
Congratulations PATA for organising PTM2017 successfully