PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2017

April
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April
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Lee Royal Hotel Mudu, Luoyang, China
Luoyang Sports Centre
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In conjunction with Luoyang Adventure Tourism and Equipment Expo

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Under the patronage of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and Henan Provincial People’s Government, the PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2017 in conjunction with Luoyang Adventure Tourism and Equipment Expo will take place in Luoyang China from April 1-4 under the theme “Create, Connect, Conserve.”

Luoyang, located in western Henan Province, is the cradle of traditional Chinese culture. For over 4,000 years it served as the capital city of thirteen different Chinese kingdoms and includes such attractions as the Longmont Grottoes and Peony Park. The event is organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in conjunction with the Henan Provincial Tourism Administration and Luoyang Municipal People’s Government and is executed by the Luoyang Municipal Tourism Committee and Sunny Media.

While adventure tourism has previously been seen as a small niche of the overall tourism market, the market is now valued at US$263 billion, growing by an estimated 65 percent between 2009 and 2012. The event consists of a one-day trade mart and two-day consumer show followed by one-day conference. It brings together a broad cross-section of travel and tourism industry professionals keen to enhance their knowledge, brand and business in adventure travel. The event aims to be a catalyst for generating new ideas and improving collaboration between public and private sector organisations. The Mart, importantly, guarantees pre-matched appointments between Buyers (approved and pre-qualified) and Sellers, providing an excellent platform for networking and contracting with like-minded professionals operating in this specialist sector of travel and tourism. Previous events have enjoyed amazing success in Bhutan, Nepal and Thailand.

Destination

Luoyang is a fascinating and historic city located in the west of Henan Province. The city is also known as the ‘Ancient Capital of the Nine Dynasties’ and is one of China’s seven ancient capital cities. Luoyang is regarded as the cradle of Chinese civilisation.

 

What to see

Luoyang is home to a wealth of cultural treasures. The Longmen Grottoes, a World Heritage Site, is a fascinating collection of thousands of Buddhist images carved in limestone cliffs beside the Yi river.

White Horse Temple was established in the year AD 68 and is the oldest Buddhist temple in China. The main complex of temple buildings were reconstructed during the Ming (1368 to 1644) and Qing (1644 to 1912) dynasties and were refurbished in the middle of the 20th century.

Shaolin Temple, located in Dengfeng County, Henan dates back some 1,500 years and is perhaps best know as the home of Shaolin martial arts. Dengfeng city, accessed easily by road from Luoyang, is home to the world-famous Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Academy.

Luoyang National Peony Garden is home to the city’s annual Peony Festival in April/May. At this time the peonies are in full bloom, presenting an impressive kaleidoscope of colour for local and international visitors.

 

How to get there

Luoyang, as one of the most popular tourist city in Henan province, has one airport and two railway stations.

By Air – Luoyang Beijiao Airport is located about 10km north-west of the city center. Daily flights are available from/to Beijing and Shanghai, with limited flights to and from Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Kunming, Dalian, Hangzhou, Yinchuan, Shenyang, Nanchang, and Chongqing. Travellers can also fly to Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province, then proceed to Luoyang by coach or train.

By Train – Luoyang has two major train stations, namely Luoyang Train Station and Luoyang Longmen Train Station. The Luoyang Train Station is an old railway station used for T and K trains to/from Beijing, Shanghai, Lanzhou, Urumqi, Taiyuan and more. The Luoyang Longmen Train Station is the new train station with high-speed trains connecting Luoyang with Xian, Zhengzhou, Beijing, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Shanghai.

Dress Code: Business attire is the official dress code during ATCM2017 business sessions. Dress code for evening social functions, unless otherwise specified within the programme, is smart casual attire or national costume.

Official Languages: Mandarin Chinese is the official national spoken language. Most hotels employ front office staff with a good command of English.

Time: Standard Time is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Climate: Luoyang enjoys four distinct seasons. Average temperatures in April range from 10C (night) to 22C (day).

Currency: The official currency in China is the Renminbi (RMB or CNY).

Telephone: The international code for China is +86.

Electricity: Standard electricity supply is 220 volts. If you travel to China with an appliance that does not accept 220 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.

Visas and Entry/Exit information: Foreign guests must apply for an appropriate visa to enter China unless special conditions have been waived for certain nationalities. Please contact your local Chinese embassy or consulate for more information: http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/. You may also find useful information from Chinese Visa Application Service Center: http://www.visaforchina.orgIf you have a current multiple entry visa you must ensure that it remains valid for the dates of our event in Luoyang. A citizen of SingaporeBrunei or Japan with an ordinary passport is exempted from a visa if he/she visits China’s mainland for tourism, business, or meeting with friends or relatives, and if he/she enters China through ports open to foreigners, and stays for no more than 15 days.

Please visit http://english.cri.cn/08travel/events/luoyang/index.htm for more useful tips and information.

Official Transfers

ATCM2017 Host, will operate official transfer for connections between the official hotels and the conference venue, dinner receptions from February 1-4 (Saturday to Tuesday).

The ATCM2017 official transport schedule serves only to/from the official hotels.  If you are not staying at the official hotel, you are required to make your own transportation arrangements.

  • ARRIVALAirport Transfers on March 31- April 1 (Friday-Saturday):

Luoyang Host will provide arrival transfers from Luoyang International Airport (LYA) / ZhengZhou Airport (CGO) and Luoyang Longmen High-speed Railway Station to ATCM 2017 official hotels during March 31 – April 1 (Friday – Saturday).

All delegates arrival on these dates are requested to send flight details by email to Mr. Duan  at 13353790519@163.com within deadline, March 17 delegates can contact the ATCM2017 Arrival Service Desk at LYA & CGO arrival lounge. PATA and the ATCM2017 host cannot guarantee arrival transfer without receiving flight information from the delegates.

  • DEPARTUREAirport Transfer on April 4 April 6 (Tuesday-Thursday):

Departure transfers from the official hotel to Luoyang International Airport (LYA) / ZhengZhou Airport (CGO) and Luoyang Longmen High-speed Railway Station will be available from April 4-6 (Tuesday – Friday). Please contact the HOSPITALITY DESK to book your departure transfer with the transfer staff upon your arrival at the conference or exhibition venue.

If you depart before or after these dates, or if you are not staying at the official hotel, you are required to make your own departure transfer arrangements.

  • ATCM 2017 consists of a one-day trade mart on April 2 with 20 slots of pre-matched appointments and a two-day consumer show on April 3-4 both taking place at the Sport Center as well as a one-day conference on April 3 at the Lee Royal Hotel MuDu.

April 1 (Saturday)

0900-1700       Delegate arrival/ registration

1300-1800       Complimentary Half Day Tour (Pre-booking is required)

1830                Welcome Dinner Reception hosted by Henan Provincial Government

Official Transfers: Timings:
From Lee Royal Hotel MuDu →Yaxiang Jinling Hotel → the Sport Center 0900; 1100; 1300; 1530
From the Sport Center →Yaxiang Jinling Hotel →Lee Royal Hotel MuDu 1000; 1200; 1400; 1700
From the official hotels  → Complimentary Half day tour (Pre-booking) 1300
Yaxiang Jinling Hotel  → Dinner Reception (Lee Royal hotel MuDu) 1730
From Dinner Reception → the Official hotels 2000


April 2 (Sunday)

Venue: Sport Center

0900-1000       Travel Mart Opening Ceremony

0930-1230       Travel Mart Appointment Sessions

1230-1400       Delegate Lunch hosted by Luoyang Government

1400-1700       Buyer-Seller Afternoon Appointments

1800-1910       Dinner Reception (by Invitation only – for buyer, VIP & speaker)

1900                Transfer to Luoyang Meditation Theatre

2000-2130       Performance: 9-Scrolls of Kungfu Revelations (Pre-booking is required)

Venue: Lee Royal Hotel MuDu

0900-1700       Delegate arrival/ registration

Official Transfers: Timings:
From Lee Royal Hotel MuDu →Yaxiang Jinling Hotel → the Sport Center 0800; 0830; 1300; 1330
From the Sport Center →Yaxiang Jinling Hotel →Lee Royal Hotel 1000; 1230; 1700; 1715
From the Official hotels → Dinner Reception (by Invitation only) 1730
From Dinner Reception →  Luoyang Meditation Theatre: Kungfu Performance 1910
From Official Hotels → Luoyang Meditation Theatre: Kungfu Performance 1900
From Luoyang Meditation Theatre: Kungfu Performance→ the Official hotels 2130


Remark:
 There will be no transfer between:

Holiday Inn Express ↔ Lee Royal Hotel MuDu (Conference venue) as it’s closed by or about 1-3 minutes by walk

For delegate stay at Holiday Inn Express, please take shuttle from Lee Royal Hotel Mudu

April 3 (Monday)

Venue: Lee Royal Hotel MuDu

0900-0910       Welcome by Luoyang Official

0910-0915       Welcome by PATA

0915-0930       Special Remarks by UNWTO, Henan Official, CNTA

0940-1215       Keynote Address, Plenary Session 1 & 2

1215-1400       Delegate Lunch hosted by Union Pay

1400-1645       Plenary Session 3 & 4

1645-1700       Closing Keynote “Create, Connect, Conserve”

1830                Dinner Reception hosted by Luoyang Government (by Invitation only)

Venue: Sport Center

0900-1700       Adventure Travel Mart and Luoyang Adventure Tourism and Equipment Expo

Official Transfers: Timings:
From Lee Royal Hotel MuDu →Yaxiang Jinling Hotel → the Sport Center 0800; 0830
From Yaxiang Jinling Hotel → Lee Royal Hotel MuDu 0800; 0830
From the Sport Center →Yaxiang Jinling Hotel →Lee Royal Hotel MuDu 1700; 1730
From  Lee Royal Hotel MuDu → Yaxiang Jinling Hotel 1700
From the Official hotels → Dinner Reception 1800
From Dinner Reception → the Official hotels 2000


April 4 (Tuesday)

Venue: Sport Center

0900-1700       Adventure Travel Mart and Luoyang Adventure Tourism and Equipment Expo

1300-1800       Complimentary Half Day Tour (Pre-booking is required)

Official Transfers: Timings:
From Lee Royal Hotel MuDu →Yaxiang Jinling Hotel → the Sport Center 0800; 0830
From the Sport Center →Yaxiang Jinling Hotel →Lee Royal Hotel MuDu 1700; 1730
From the official hotels  → 2 days post tour for buyer & speaker (Pre-booking) 0815
From the official hotels  → Complimentary Half day tour (Pre-booking) 1300

April 5 (Wednesday)

Departure / Post-Mart and Operational Tours;

Please contact Hospitality Desk at the official hotel or the sport center upon your arrival to arrange your departure transfer.

Remark:  There will be no transfer between:

Holiday Inn Express ↔ Lee Royal Hotel MuDu (Conference venue) as it’s closed by or about 1-3 minutes by walk

For delegate stay at Holiday Inn Express, please take shuttle from Lee Royal Hotel Mudu

 

Book tours

Book now for the complimentary pre-post tour. (Tour booking deadline is on March 15, 2017)

Please submit booking form directly to our local agent and find more details for all program tours below:

 

Complimentary Tour

Option A (April 1) and Option B (April 4)Visit Longmen Grottoes, Chinese National Flower Park and Luoyang Museum (Half day afternoon) 

Option C (April 2)Watching Gong Fu poem Performance (Evening)

Option D (April 4-5): 2 Days tour of Henan Province (for Buyers and Speakers only)

 

Self-paying Tour

Self-paying tour for both one, two and three full day tours are available.

All sellers, buyers and conference delegates who would like to join the tour, please contact our local agent directly as per contact details provided in the tour program.

Wei Hongtao
Vice Chairman

CNTA, China
Special Remarks by CNTA

Jin Zhun
Secretary General

Center for Tourism Research of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Keynote Address: One Belt, One Road – the Ultimate Connector

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Michel Julian
Tourism Market Trends

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Keynote Address: One Belt, One Road – the Ultimate Connector

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Dr. Philippe Duverger
Associate Professor

Towson University, USA
Plenary Session 1: Connecting destinations to information: the Adventure Travel Development Index

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Peter Debrine
Senior Project Officer, Sustainable Tourism, UNESCO World Heritage Centre 

UNESCO Headquarters, France
Plenary Session 2: Create, Connect, Conserve: The case study of Luoyang

Dr. Kristin Lamoureux
Executive Director
SAVE Travel Alliance and Sustainable Tourism Consultant, USA
Plenary Session 2: Create, Connect, Conserve: The case study of Luoyang

Dong Yaohui
Vice Chairman
China Great Wall Protection, China
Plenary Session 2: Create, Connect, Conserve: The case study of Luoyang

Yang Gangliang
Researcher
Academy of Longmen Grottoes of Luoyang, China
Plenary Session 2: Create, Connect, Conserve: The case study of Luoyang

Jake Haupert
Co-Founder, The Transformational Travel Collaborative
Founder, Evergreen Escapes / EG-X, USA
Plenary Session 3: Creating new boundaries of adventure tourism experiences

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Tom McShane
Operations Director
Secret Compass, UK
Plenary Session 3: Creating new boundaries of adventure tourism experiences

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Marcus Allender
Business Development Director, 
Pegu Travels
Founder, Go-Myanmar.com, Myanmar
Plenary Session 3: Creating new boundaries of adventure tourism experiences

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Xing Jun
General Secretary
China Association for The Promotion of Development Financing, China
Plenary Session 4: Equipping a destination

Li Shujuan
Decathlon Northwestern Henan Regional Manager
Plenary Session 4: Equipping a destination

Yan Han
Deputy Secretary General
World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF), China
Plenary Session 4: Equipping a destination

Tim Neville
Correspondent Outside magazine and New York Times contributor, USA
Closing Keynote: “Create, Connect, Conserve” 

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Natasha Martin

Natasha Martin
Tourism Consultant
Solimar International
Plenary Session 1: Connecting destinations to information: the Adventure Travel Development Index (Speaker interview)
Plenary Session 2: Tourism as a tool for Conservation

Andrew Jones
Chairman/Guardian

PATA/Sanctuary Resorts, Hong Kong SAR
Plenary Session 3: Creating new boundaries of adventure tourism

Matt Gibson
CEO

UpThink
Plenary Session 4: Equipping a destination

 

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