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PATA Executive Board and Board Meeting 2018
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) would like to invite all PATA Board and Committee members to attend the forthcoming PATA Executive Board and PATA Board Meeting, which will be held right after the PATA Travel Mart (PTM 2018).
This year, PTM 2018 will be held at Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC), Langkawi, Malaysia, from September 12-14. The PATA Board and Committee Meetings will be held at Langkawi International Convention Centre (LICC), from September 14-16. All registered PATA Board, Committee and Life members will be offered a complimentary badge to visit the entire PTM 2018.
Your continued support, input and advice are crucial to PATA’s success and sustainability, and ability to continue being the voice of Asia Pacific travel and tourism. PATA’s priority to deliver our core benefits to all members and continue building the business remains unchanged.
Generously hosted by Malaysia
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Supporting Media Partners
Since the Langkawi International Convention Centre (LICC) is located at the Westin Langkawi Hotel, we recommend that the Board and Committee members to book their hotel accommodation at The Westin Langkawi to avoid taking transfers during the meeting.
Board Meeting Hotel
ADYA HOTEL LANGKAWI
ASEANIA RESORT & SPA LANGKAWI
BAYVIEW HOTEL LANGKAWI
BERJAYA LANGKAWI RESORT
DASH RESORT LANGKAWI
DE BARON RESORT
FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANGKAWI
HOLIDAY VILLA LANGKAWI
HOTEL LANGKASUKA LANGKAWI
MERITUS PELANGI BEACH RESORT & SPA
OMBAK VILLA LANGKAWI
RESORTS WORLD LANGKAWI
THE ANDAMAN RESORT
THE FRANGIPANI LANGKAWI RESORT & SPA
THE ST. REGIS LANGKAWI
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.