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PATA Executive Board and Board Meeting 2019
The 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 PATA Travel Mart 2019 (PTM 2019).
This year, PTM 2019 will be held at the Korme Exhibition Center in Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan, from September 18-20. The PATA Board and Committee Meetings will be held at the Hilton Astana, from September 20-21. All registered PATA Board, Committee and Life members will be offered a complimentary badge to visit the entire PTM 2019.
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 the Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Tourism National Company.
Hilton Astana is the meeting venue for PATA Executive Board and Board Meeting.
Please contact events@PATA.org for the hotel booking. Due to limitation of hotel room availability at Hilton Astana, PATA encourages board and committee members to register the meeting and make hotel reservation as early as possible.
Please visit http://pata.tourcenter.kz for tour package.
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.
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.
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
PATA Executive Board and Board Meeting Programme
20-21 September 2019 at Hilton Astana, Kazakhstan