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PATA Travel Mart (PTM) is Asia Pacific’s international travel trade exhibition featuring unparalleled networking and contracting opportunities to help travel and tourism organisations access decision makers, meet new clients, expand their networks, establish new relationships and consolidate existing business partnerships.
Generously hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Tourism National Company.
Official Air Carrier
Official Contractor and Sales Agent
Supporting Media Partners
A new host destination every year
Meet a new set of buyers and sellers at every Mart and experience the diversity of destinations that influence the Asia Pacific travel industry.
Access high-growth travel markets
Asia Pacific is the most dynamic and rapidly growing travel market places in the world.
Maximise business opportunities
Two full days of over 10,000 pre-matched appointments across the event, facilitated through PATA’s unique business matching software.
Meet the industry’s A-list buyers
Exclusive access to the 300+ community of qualified hosted international buyers.
We bring the world to you
Engage with more than 1,000 delegates from over 60 destinations across the globe.
Exciting side events for networking
Socialise throughout the event at the Network Lounge, social functions and complimentary tours.
Learn something new
Keep abreast of the latest trends and insights at the PTM Forums and PTM Talks.
The PATA Gold Awards Ceremony, held during the Mart, recognises and rewards outstanding achievements in the travel industry in the Asia Pacific region across a broad range of categories.
Showcase your travel-related digital marketing solution at the Digital Hub, an exhibition platform dedicated to innovative technology impacting the travel and tourism industry. Enjoy networking opportunities and stay updated with travel and tech solutions featured by Digital Hub exhibitors. The area will be a major focal point for all PTM delegates during coﬀee breaks and other side events.
GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND INSIGHTS
PTM Talks feature a series of 20-minute insight session within the main trade hall for a small group of delegates, focusing on key aspects of the travel, tourism and the hospitality industry.
PTM Forums, held alongside the buyers-sellers mart, allow delegates to network and learn from highly experienced tourism industry leaders.
email : PTM@PATA.org for programme updates
(as of May 15, 2019, and subject to change)
September 17 (Tuesday)
09:00-18:00 – Organiser Hall Move In/Raw Space Build Up
14:00-17:30 – Buyer/Seller/Media Delegate Registrations
September 18 (Wednesday)
09:30-15:00 – Complimentary Half-day City Tour
Note: Pick up/drop off (TBA)
Delegates must pre-register this tour which tour booking form will be available on website (www.PATA.org/PTM ) soon. Seats are available on first come first served.
09:00-18:00 – Raw Space Build Up & All Booth Decorations
09:00-17:30 – Buyer/Seller/Media Delegate Registrations
09:00-12:30 – PATA Youth Symposium (By invitation only)
09:30-12:30 – Travolution Forum Asia: The Power of Technology
14:00-16:00 – PTM Forum – Content Marketing Forum: Success Stories and the Evolution of Content Creation
18:30-20:30 – PTM2019 Welcome Reception
September 19 (Thursday)
09:30-12:00 – PTM2019 Opening and Media Briefing
09:30-09:50 – PTM2019 Ribbon Cutting
09:50-10:50 – PTM2019 VIP Visit
10:50-12:00 – PATA and PTM2019 Host Destination Media Briefing
10:00-10:55 – PTM2019 Business Appointment 1-3
10:55-11:25 – All delegates Coffee Break PTM Talks 1
11:25-12:20 – PTM2019 Business Appointment 4-6
12:20-14:00 – Delegate Lunch (Subject to sponsorship)
14:00-15:15 – PTM2019 Business Appointment 7-10
15:15-15:45 – All delegates Coffee Break PTM Talks 2
15:45-17:20 – PTM2019 Business Appointment 11-15
18:30-20:30 – 2019 PATA Gold Awards Dinner and Award Presentation hosted by Macao Government Tourism Office
September 20 (Friday)
09:30-17:00 – Trade Visitors Walk Around
10:00-10:55 – PTM2019 Business Appointment 16-18
10:55-11:25 – All delegates Coffee Break PTM Talks 3
11:25-12:40 – PTM2019 Business Appointment 19-22
12:40-14:10 – Delegate Lunch (Subject to sponsorship)
14:10-15:25 – PTM2019 Business Appointment 23-26
15:25-15:55 – All delegates Coffee Break PTM Talks 4
15:55-17:10 – PTM2019 Business Appointment 27-30
Evening – Dinner Reception (Subject to sponsorship)
—End of Business session—
September 21 (Saturday)
Departure /Post-Mart and Optional Tours
Please contact Hospitality Desk to arrange your departure transfer at least two days prior to your departure date.
Delegates are required to pre-register Post-mart tours directly at the Hospitality Desk.
September 20-21 (Friday-Saturday)
PATA Executive Board and PATA Board Meeting
PTM FORUM PROGRAMME
Travolution Forum Asia: The Power of Technology
Venue: Congress Hall, KORME Exhibition Center
• Executive Interview: Technology & Innovation
• Session 1: Facing the outside world session For many travel firms today, that have achieved scale in their home markets international expansion is the obvious next step as they look to grow. And in the age of the World Wide Web the ability to export your model overseas has never been greater. But to what extent do travel firms plan and strategise their move into international markets? Do they tend to be overly cautious and opt for neighbouring countries, or those that speak the same language first when opportunities in other markets might be overlooked? In this session we will look at how travel firms can plan and execute their internationalisation and localisation strategies in a much-more intelligent and data-driven way.
• Session 2: Digital solutions to over tourism As the digital travel sector continues to grow, the issue of so-called ‘overtourism’ has become acute in certain high-profile destinations like Barcelona, Venice and Dubrovnik. It has led to demonstrations and even attacks on tourists by some extreme anti-tourism groups. As local regulators work out what guidelines are needed to control the impact of tourism in the digital age, how should the travel industry respond and what is its role in ensuring there is a long-term sustainable solution to the success these tourist hotspots are experiencing. In this session we will talk to experts who see the use of technology and data as vital to spreading out tourism demand, mitigating any negative impact and ensuring a symbiosis exists between host destinations and the visitor economy.
• Session 3: The changing dynamics of consumer behaviour As holidaymakers adopt technologies that give them greater control over how they browse for, book and even create and share travel itineraries, firms are increasingly having to work out what customer-centricity means for them. Mobile, and the proliferation of smartphone and cheap 4G networks, has had a profound effect on consumer behaviour, but what about the impact of fast-emerging voice interfaces and how does this impact how consumers use their more traditional laptop and desktop computers? Insight into how consumers navigate the web is now crucial for any successful web strategy, so what trends are we seeing and what does best practice look like. This session will provide answers.
• Closing Keynote
• Wrap Up & Closing
Content Marketing Forum: Success Stories and the Evolution of Content Creation
Venue: Congress Hall, KORME Exhibition Center
From artistic influencers on Instagram and YouTube, to corporate juggernauts like Google and TripAdvisor, content has proven itself incredibly powerful marketing tool in the hands of both creators and curators. In this forum you’ll hear from a diverse group of experts who rode the content craze to success and learn how changes in content consumption today are creating the opportunities of tomorrow.
At PTM 2018, 397 seller delegates representing 207 organisations booked over 2,700 square meters of floor space. Of these seller organisations, 46% were first-time sellers to the Mart. In total, 32 seller destinations (countries and territories) were present. Seller profiles are listed as follows:
“PATA Travel Mart is surely the leading travel trade show in Asia Pacific. Well-organized and everything is so clear with the booths, meetings, schedules, programs etc.”
– Javkhlantugs Batbayar, Selena Travel LLC (PTM 2018 Seller) –
At PTM 2018, The Mart attracted 252 buyer delegates from 241 organisations and 53 source markets, with first-time buyers comprising 43% of the total. Buyer regions and profiles are listed as follows:
“A fantastic way to develop new suppliers in a venue that is just the right size (not too large), whilst experiencing the attractions and hospitality of a beautiful country. PATA and Tourism Malaysia teams provided a superb service, Thank you.
– Santha Waldron, Travelserv (PTM 2018 Buyer)-
Returning sellers enjoy a loyalty discount of up to 15% when booking before March 31, 2019. Book early for prime space and priority in the matching process. Space allocation is based on a first come, first served basis.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KAZAKHSTAN TRAVEL
What are the top 10 must-see list landscapes in Kazakhstan? How about the top 5 most affordable tour activities or extreme travel experiences? What are the traditional dishes you must try while in Kazakhstan? How about the best places to travel by car in Kazakhstan or the best trekking routes in Almaty? This booklet reveals it all, presented by the Kazakh Tourism National Company.
Welcome to Nur-Sultan (ASTANA)
Representing its first foray into Central Asia, PTM 2019 is set in the forward-looking, modern city of Nur-Sultan (Astana) – ‘the term for ‘the capital city’ in Kazakh and host to Expo 2017. Situated on the northern steppes of Kazakhstan, Astana boasts a spectacular skyline of mind-blowing, avant-garde landmark buildings, many of them by leading international architects. PTM 2019 is generously hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Tourism National Company JSC.
Astana’s most prominent landscape, this 97m-high monument and observation tower offers an art gallery, a small aquarium and a restaurant. The design embodies a Kazakh legend in which the mythical bird Samruk lays a golden egg containing the secrets of human desires and happiness in a tall poplar tree, beyond human reach.
Khan Shatyr Shopping Mall
Designed by renowned British architect Lord Norman Foster, Khan Shatyr holds the world record as the biggest building in the world having the tent form. Standing at nearly 152 meters tall, it boasts a beach resort situated within the building featuring year-round tropical climate and plants, including sand brought from the Maldives.
The State Opera and Ballet Theatre “Astana Opera” stands as the third biggest opera in the world and is constructed according to the best classical architectural traditions entwined with Kazakh national motifs. The acoustics of the theatre is considered one of the best in the world and was designed by the Italian Biobyte is one of Italy’s leading companies in room and building acoustics.
Unexplored by many, Kazakhstan is a land of vast plains, mountainous horizon and beautiful culture that is well worth discovering despite being low on the radar of most tourists. Enjoy modern hotels, restaurants and travel options, including avant-garde buildings by world-renowned architects in the capital city of Nur-Sultan (Astana) – the host destination for PATA Travel Mart 2019.
Here are some fun facts about Kazakhstan.
THE DIVERSE LANDSCAPES OF KAZAKHSTAN
A country the size of Western Europe, Kazakhstan is defined by its contrasting geographical diversity, stretching from the mountainous regions of the East to the lowlands in the West, and from the Siberian terrain of the North through the dry steppes of the center, to the fertile south. A popular destination among many is the Burabay reserve, a remarkable oasis situated right in the middle of the Kazakh steppes, combining snow covered mountains and clean lakes.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Astana International Airport is about 15 km south of central Astana, serving Budapest, Paris, Kiev, Moscow, Beijing, Delhi, Seoul, Bangkok, Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, London, Warsaw and Frankfurt as well as several domestic destinations. Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, flies to both domestic and international locations from Astana International Airport.
The PTM 2019 Quick Facts Guide provides
a bevy of resource to help you get a brief overview about the event in Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan.
We are pleased to present the official hotels of PTM 2019.
Please be aware that there will be many events happening in Nur-Sultan (Astana) during this period; therefore, please book your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
Hotel reservation is subject to availability and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Rates are subject to change without prior notice and please book your room reservation by using hotel reservation link below. Your rate is guaranteed once you receive a booking confirmation from the hotel. Daily transfer will be provided from the official hotels to the event venue. The hotels are listed here by alphabetical order.
Exchange rate as of May 24th, 2019
The price is starting from KZT 44,642.86 net or approximately USD 118.10
MORE HOTELS ARE COMING SOON!
The Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Tourism National Company are pleased to offer pre and post tour programmes for PATA Travel Mart 2019 delegates.
**Kindly note that the participants from non-visa free countries are not recommended to book Silk Road Tour
OFFICIAL AIR CARRIER
Air Astana, the PTM 2019 official air carrier, is pleased to offer 20% discount
from the published fare on the booking day to Sellers, non-hosted buyers, Media, PATA Board Members, Life Members and spouse for travelling on September 14-24, 2019.
Delegates are requested to email to PTM@PATA.org to get the Username and Password
There are a number of nationalities which can enter Kazakhstan without a visa for periods of up to 30 days. These countries include the US, Canada, all EU countries, Brazil, and Argentina. Citizens from 8 neighboring countries can enter for up to 90 days visa-free (Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Mongolia). You may check Steps for the Visa Submission provided by our Sales Agent for VISA arrangement.
Procedures to obtain Kazakhstan Visa
- Non-hosted delegates are requested to fill in the Application Form with the scan of passport and contact our Sales Agent, SkyWay LTD. at email@example.com to get the Letter of Invitation (LOI), US$10 each will be applied.
- They will proceed with the letter within 5 working days and will send the letter to the delegate directly.
- After receiving the letter, delegates should go to Consulate in their country or apply eVisa at www.vmp.gov.kz and the visa fee is US$60
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