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WHY JOIN PTM 2018?
PATA Travel Mart (PTM) is Asia-Pacific’s worldwide 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.
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Generously hosted by Malaysia
Delegate Lanyards Sponsor
Supporting Media Partners
Unlike other travel trade shows, PTM offers delegates a new host destination each year, showcasing the diversity of destinations across the Asia Pacific while bringing together a new set of buyers and sellers to every Mart.
Kindly hosted by Malaysia, PTM 2018 is set at the beautiful island of Langkawi – a tropical paradise known for its unsurpassed natural beauty, friendly people, excellent food, duty-free shopping and luxurious hotels and resorts.
A cluster of 99 islands, Langkawi boasts emerald waters, stretches of white sandy beaches and natural attractions. It is famed as one of the region’s best holiday destinations, offering superb beach resorts, an international airport, picturesque golf courses and well-equipped marinas.
Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC)
Lot 274 Jalan Lima, Padang Matsirat
07000 Langkawi, Malaysia
MIEC is the biggest exhibition and convention facility in Langkawi. Located 0.5 km. to the south of the Langkawi International Airport.
Langkawi, described as the ‘Isle of Legends’ and ‘Jewel of Kedah’, is one of the world’s great paradise island getaways. A magnet for international eco-tourism, Langkawi was designated a Global Geopark by UNESCO. It is home to numerous tourist attractions and luxury hotels, yet it also retains its ‘old Malaysia’ charm.
Langkawi is the main island in an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea situated off the coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Part of the Malaysian state of Kedah, it lies south of Thailand and east of Indonesian Sumatra.
By far the easiest way to travel to Langkawi is by air. Langkawi International Airport is a small but modern airport that lies in the west of the island, next to the sea with all necessary facilities, numerous car rental companies, tour agencies and restaurants.
Business attire is the official dress code during PTM2018 business sessions. Dress code for evening social functions, unless otherwise specified within the programme, is smart casual attire or national costume.
Standard Malay is the official language and is used in formal occasions. English is widely spoken and understood by the locals. Most natives speak a Langkawi variant of Kedah Malay with minorities speaking Chinese, Siamese and various Indian languages.
Standard Time is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).
Langkawi is predominately made up of Malays who are Muslims. There is however a small percentage of Buddhists, Hindus and Christians on the island and most religious holidays are celebrated.
Langkawi receives more than 2,400 mm. of rain annually and has a true dry season from December until February while March to November is a long raining season. September is the wettest month, when it normally receives more than 500 mm.
Ringgit is the official currency, but some hotels and resorts do accept other notes or offer foreign exchange. The current exchange rate is around RM3.70 to USD. Kuah town and the airport is where you will find most of the banks and money-changers. Banks open daily from 09:30 to 15:30. On Thursdays, they are open from 09:30 to 12:00 and are closed on Saturdays.
The country code for Malaysia is +60, the area code for Langkawi is (04). This country code, along with the area code, is required to call a telephone number in Malaysia from another country.
Malaysia’s electricity follows the 240 volt 50-cycle system. The power socket use in Malaysia are of type G.
No visa is required for a stay of less than one month for nationals of all ASEAN countries except Myanmar.
All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six (6) months.
Please click to visit Immigration Department of Malaysia or the nearest Malaysian Embassy / High Commission Of Malaysia for more useful tips and information regarding entry requirements into Malaysia.
Who qualifies as a PTM Buyer?
All Buyer registration applications received at PATA are screened for approval by the PTM2018 Buyer Selection Committee. The qualifying process for Buyers is based on the following criteria:
- Experience in the tourist or travel business, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Decision maker or consultant, negotiator and influencer with high-level responsibilities.
- Purchase record in the Asia Pacific Region that shows continuous purchase of products or a strong intention to purchase.
- Buyers must attend all business appointments scheduled throughout the event (entire 2 days of business sessions).
*First-time travel agents that provide both inbound and outbound services should register as a Seller and select an appropriate package for floor space.*
PTM buyer registration packages
We have 3 categories for buyer registration: Package A, B and C
Primary Buyer Package A includes registration fees, economy class round-trip airfare to Langkawi, four nights’ accommodation in single occupancy, complimentary airport transfers and sightseeing programmes (limited to ONE Buyer delegate per organisation).
Primary Buyer Package B includes registration fees, four nights’ accommodation in single occupancy, complimentary airport transfers and sightseeing programmes.
Primary Buyer Package C covers registration fees only.
|Primary Buyer||PATA Member||Chapter Member||Non-Member|
Hosted Buyer packages
Please note that it is compulsory for Buyers to complete all total 30 appointments (including empty slots) for entire 2 days of business sessions (September 13 & 14).
Hotel accommodation for Buyers
Hotel accommodation depends on delegate package. PATA provides accommodation (4 nights) for Buyers on packages A and B, and will send hotel confirmations to all delegates directly.
Reasons why you should exhibit at PTM?
- Meet and connect with prospective customers of qualified hosted international buyers
- Chance to close deals with new buyers during the show
- Maximise business opportunities: Total of 10,000+ pre-matched appointments within 2 days
- Bring the world to you: Engage with 1,000+ delegates from 60+ destinations
- Exciting side events for networking: Network Lounge, dinner receptions, late night functions and during the complimentary pre- or post-tours.
- Cost effective: Special accommodation rates are available to all participating delegates.
- Learn something new: Industry updates at the Travel Innovation Forum, Responsible Tourism Forum, Blogger Marketing Forum, PTM Talks and PATA Youth Symposium.
- Be inspired: The prestigious PATA Gold Awards Ceremony is also held during the Mart, an event that recognises and rewards outstanding achievements in the travel industry in the Asia Pacific region in a broad range of categories.
Who can be the exhibitors?
- DMC / Tour Operators
- Event Companies
- IT / Technology Companies
- NTO / State, City Tourism
- Transportation Services
- Others: Attractions, Restaurants, Airports, Venues, Media, etc.
Rental Booth Type
|Shell Scheme 9 Sqm.
|Raw Space 18 Sqm.
(3×6 metres) Minimum Requirement
| Micro Enterprise 4 Sqm.
|Shell Scheme 9 Sqm.
|Raw Space 9 Sqm.
(3×3 metres) With Appointment
| Raw Space 9 Sqm.
(3×3 metres) Minimum Requirement
Business Matching Process
|Step 1||After the completion the registration process and settlement of payment, a seller will be given username and password to log in the pre-matched appointment system.|
|Step 2||Appointment Request: A Seller can review the company profiles of the buyers in the PATA Pre-matched Appointment System.
|Step 3||Rejection Unwanted Requests: A seller allows rejecting 10 requests (maximum). It is strongly recommended that you fully utilise the rejection process to avoid unwanted appointments.|
|Step 4||Appointment Matching: Requests from the buyers and sellers will be collected and processed which based upon three criteria: (i) mutual requests, (ii) buyer’s requests and (iii) seller’s requests.|
|Step 5||Business Calendar (business appointment list) will be released by mid-August. Existing appointment CANNOT be changed after the Business Calendar release.|
|Step 6||Available Slot: For sellers who want to fill in empty slots, an unmatched appointment, they can log in the PATA Pre-matched Appointment System to check for available buyers in particular time slots. Sellers need to communicate with buyers directly and if both parties agree, the appointments shall be noted manually by seller organisation.|
We are currently working on the floor plan, please stay tuned!
Booth space is assigned on a first come, first-served basis on the geographic region of the seller companies. PATA reserves the right to make the final determination of all space assignments in the best interests of the trade show.
Online Media Registration is for editorial staff only.
Deadline for applications is on August 31, 2018.
For any further inquiries, please email communications@PATA.org.
- Acknowledgement in PATA’s weekly – PATA Voice – eNewsletter upon confirmation of a sponsorship programme.
- Organisation name, logo placement(s) with website hyperlink functions in the PTM2018 website from confirmation of a sponsorship programme up to the final issue.
- Organisation name listing in the Sponsor Acknowledgement pages in the PTM2018 eDirectory and printed Diary.
- Organisation name listing on the Sponsor Acknowledgement Board(s) displayed at Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) during PTM2018.
- Organisation name listing in the Sponsor Acknowledgement coverage in the first issue of the PTM2018 Official Daily (If available).
- Four (4) sponsor delegate badges (excludes airfare and hotel accommodation) to PTM2018. (Applicable only to USD 10,000 up sponsorship packages)
- Option to distribute gifts or premiums (at sponsor’s own cost) or deliver a sponsor address at the sponsored function(s).
- Option to hold a media briefing session at PTM2018.
- Option to advertise in the PTM2018 Official Daily at member/sponsor-preferred rates.
For further inquiries or bookings of a PTM2018 Sponsorship Opportunity, please contact:
Ms Mam-Puangthip Chotipantawanon, Director of Events, PATA
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