February 4 – 6, 2015
Royal Banquet Hall
Under the theme “Explore Beyond Tourism – Celebrate Happiness”, the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2015 (#ATRTCM2015) is a three-day NICHE event that brings together tourism professionals involved in adventure travel and responsible tourism to discuss creating new opportunities for promoting environmental protection and social sustainability within the industry.
The conference will take place in the Kingdom’s capital city of Thimphu, located in the western Bhutan region. The capital is the main centre of commerce, religion and government in the kingdom. The city is home to spectacular landscapes, monasteries and sacred sites, including the famous Tashichho Dzong, National Memorial Chorten, Textile Museum, a variety of markets and the Buddha Dordenma Statue.
The juxtaposition of ancient tradition and modernity make Thimphu the ideal location for visitors to break away from their tour itinerary and immerse themselves in the lifestyle of contemporary Bhutanese.
This year- 2015, Bhutan has declared the Visit Bhutan 2015 to celebrate the 60th birth anniversary of the 4th King His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuk. Colorful festival, events and activities held in different part of Bhutan will be arranged throughout the year
Founder & CEO Khiri Travel Group
Plenary Session 1: The Traditionalists vs The Disruptors
Public-Private Sector’s Successes and Challenges in Community Based Tourism: Balancing Financial Aspect and Sustainable Development
Dr Lam Dorji
Executive Director, Royal Society for Protection (RSPN) of Nature, Bhutan
Public-Private Sector’s Successes and Challenges in Community Based Tourism:
Balancing Financial Aspect and Sustainable Development
The Royal Banquet Hall situates at Langjuphaka, the northeastern district of Thimphu and is located on the eastern bank of the Wang Chu River. The hall is decorated with unique Bhutanese architectural design and replicates exquisite Bhutanese architecture and has been venue for various wedding ceremonies, dinner receptions for delegates and numerous functions and conferences.
Thank you for your interest in joining us for the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2015 (AT&RTCM2015) in Thimphu, Bhutan. To register for this event, please complete one of the registration forms below which best suits your business needs.
If you are capable of sending significant adventurous tourists to the Asia Pacific Region, then you are the best fit to complete Buyer Registration Form.
If you provide Adventure Tour services in your country, these services can include hotel accommodation and all kinds of adventure activities, then you are best fit to complete Seller Registration Form. Please note that the booth allocation is on first come first serve basis with the limitation of 30 seller companies. Registered seller companies will be entitled to attend the Conference programme at FOC.
Last but not least, the Conference is designed for anyone and everyone working in the tourism industry across the world. If you are interested in listening to the tourism experts to discuss about “Explore Beyond Tourism – Celebrate Happiness” then you are best fit to complete this Conference Only Registration Form.
For Media interested in attending both the Conference and Mart, please complete the Media Registration Application form.
Tourism Council of Bhutan with the support from official transporter – Yangphel Adventure Travel – will arrange the airport transfer for all registered delegates. To arrange your arrival and departure transfer from Paro International Airport to Thimphu official hotels (about 1 hour), please email to Mr. Phuntsho Gyeltshen at firstname.lastname@example.org with flight details and official hotel name and address.
PATA encourages all delegates to take the official transfers from the AT&RTCM2015 official hotels to the Royal Banquet Hall and all evening functions. Tourism Council of Bhutan and Yangphel Adventure Travel, will set up the hospitality desk at the Royal Banquet Hall which you will be able to check with them on transfer schedule.
Official Coffee break sponsor during February 5-6:
Taj Tashi Thimphu
Host Organisations for:
Delegate Dinner on February 5:
Tourism Council of Bhutan and Royal Institute for Tourism and Hospitality, Motithang
Supporting Media Partner
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