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PATA Executive Board and Board Meeting will be held in Studio City at Macao, SAR during September 15-17. The meetings are exclusively open to PATA Members only. All Executive Board, Board, Committee and Chapter members are required to register online and tick respective meeting.
Please note that all tours start on Monday, September 18.
There are options for self-paying tours to China and Hong Kong SAR. Please view respective programme and use different booking forms/links to book direct with the agents.
Tour Option A by China Travel Services (Macao)
Tour Option B by Lap Kei Travel and Development Agency
1-day tour: Guangzhou, China
2-day tour: Kaiping towers, China
2-day tour: Zhuhai Couples Road, Yuanming New Garden – Ocean Kingdom, China
3-day tour: Shaoguan Danxia Mountain Nanhua Temple, China
3-day tour: Shunde Lingnan Water Village, China
4-day tour: Xiamen Gulangyu·Yongding Tulou, China
Please complete the booking form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31, 2017.
Macao SAR – located on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta in southern Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China – adjoins the mainland city of Zhuhai and lies some 60 kilometres to the west of Hong Kong. Macao SAR comprises Macao Peninsula, Taipa and Coloane. Macao Peninsula is the hub of the territory and is connected to Taipa by three bridges. Several large international hotel resorts – with new supporting infrastructure – are located on the reclaimed land between Taipa and Coloane in the newly developed district known as Cotai.
The Portuguese arrived and settled in Macao SAR in the mid-sixteenth century and the city’s architecture, art, religion, traditions, food and community reflect the integration of Chinese, Portuguese and other western cultures. Macao became a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China on 20th December 1999 and exercises a high degree of autonomy under the principle of ‘one country, two systems’. The SAR is growing in size as more construction takes place on reclaimed land. The number and diversity of its attractions are also broadening year by year.
In 2005, The historic centre of Macao SAR was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a result of its unique historical and cultural landscape. Macao is currently positioning itself as the World Centre of Tourism and Leisure as it develops into a quality international tourist destination.
Business attire is the official dress code during business sessions. Dress code for evening social functions, unless otherwise specified within the programme, is smart casual attire or national costume.
The official languages in Macao are Cantonese Chinese and Portuguese. English is widely spoken and understood in the hotels and hospitality sector. Languages of other key tourist source markets such as Japan, Republic of Korea and Thailand may also be seen on tourist maps.
Standard Time is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).
Most Chinese in Macao SAR are profoundly influenced by their own tradition and culture with Taoism and Confucianism playing influential roles. A minority of the popular are practising Buddhists and Christians.
Macao SAR has a humid subtropical climate, with average relative humidity between 75 and 90 percent. Similar to much of southern China, the seasonal climate is influenced by the monsoons with noticeable differences between summer and winter temperatures and humidity levels. The average annual temperature in Macao is 22.7 °C (72.9 °F). Autumn days in Macao are generally sunny and pleasantly warm with lower levels of humidity.
The Macao Pataca is the currency of Macao SAR. Notes come in denominations of MOP$10, MOP$20, MOP$100, MOP$500, MOP$1000. Coins come in denominations of MOP$1, MOP$2, MOP$5, MOP$10, MOP$20, MOP$50.
The country code for Macao is +853. This country code, along with the area code, is required to call a telephone number in Macao SAR from another country.
Standard electricity supply is 220 volts. If you travel to Macao SAR with an appliance that does not accept 220 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
Delegates from Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam are required to apply for a valid Macao visa in advance through a Chinese embassy or consulate, please refer to the website of “Public Security Police Force” (http://www.fsm.gov.mo/psp/eng/psp_top5_3m.html) about the entry requirement to Macao, you would also visit this website (http://www.fsm.gov.mo/psp/eng/psp_top5_2_1.html) for information on visa and entry permit exemption as well as entry requirement.
The Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region allows citizens of specific countries/territories to travel to Macao for tourism or business for periods up to 30 days without a visa. All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months. Please visit this website (http://www.fsm.gov.mo/psp/eng/AfMV.html) to check on your specific requirements.
Please visit here for more useful tips and information about Macao SAR.
Air Macau, PTM 2017 Official Carrier, is pleased to offer discounts to PTM 2017 delegates, PATA Board meeting delegates and spouse for those travelling on September 6-22, 2017.
Flight requests on Air Macau must be direct flight only from/to the following ports mentioned below.
Codeshare flights cannot be booked through this form.
Beijing, Zhengzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Shanghai (Hongqiao and Pudong), Taiyuan, Tainjin, Xiamen, Hefei
Taipei (Taoyuan), Kaohsiung, Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Da Nang, Hanoi
You’re requested to complete the flight reservation form and email it to events@PATA.org.
Special Airfares from Cathay Pacific & Cathay Dragon
Cathay Pacific, the home carrier of Hong Kong, together with Cathay Dragon, offers registered exhibitors, buyers, media, PATA board/committee members and travel companions an exclusive opportunity to enjoy great savings on flights to Hong Kong.
Book online via the MICE online offer page or contact your nearest Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon reservation office and quote the MICE Event Code for PTM2017 and PATA Board Meeting to enjoy special fares.
Cathay Pacific is an international airline registered and based in Hong Kong offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 170 destinations* worldwide. As Hong Kong’s major airline, we provide vital links for trade and investment as well as leisure travel. Through our passenger and cargo services under both Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon, we connect Hong Kong to the world.
*include codeshare services
Get your MICE Event Code by writing to events@PATA.org and enjoy the great offers now!
Supporting Sea Carrier
TurboJet, PTM 2017 supporting sea carrier, is pleased to offer 20% discount to PTM2017 delegates, PATA Board members and spouse and 30% discount for non-hosted buyers for sea transfer between Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) or Hong Kong City to Macao Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal, and return.
Please send your inquiries to events@PATA.org to receive booking link(s).
Ferry schedule and other information can be found at https://www.turbojet.com.hk/en.
Delegates who wish to transfer directly from Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) please click this link for guidelines.
Generously hosted by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO)
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