OVERVIEW Held annually in September, PATA Travel Mart 2015 is hosted by Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka, the 38th of PATA Travel Mart will take place in Bangalore, India on September, 6-8 2015 at Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC). There are many epithets that grace the description of Bangalore, but its spacious gardens, parks, tree lined avenues, a profusion of flowering trees, lakes and parks, earned it the sobriquet of “Garden City”. It is the capital city of Karnataka, located 949m above sea level, in South India on the Deccan Plateau, The once-sedate cantonment settlement of the British has now spread way beyond the mud fort and the four towers constructed by its founder Kempegowda in 1537. With its booming economy and racy lifestyle, the capital of Karnataka is one of India’s fastest growing cities. It’s a city of contrasts, going by several aliases: India’s Silicon Valley, Pub City, Shopper’s Paradise, Garden City, Air-Conditioned City, and Gourmet’s Delight. The city not only plays host to several international IT companies, reputed educational and research institutions, public sector enterprises and defense organizations, but also lays claim to being the hub of India’s emerging biotech industry. Bangalore has lots to offer – a rich cultural heritage, historic monuments, cultural centers, traditional arts and crafts stores, exotic cuisine and friendly people. Amusement parks, country clubs, resorts, golf courses, cyber cafes, pubs, discos, bowling alleys, billiard halls, pool parlors, bustling shopping malls, high-rise apartments and sophisticated hotels, together form the new face of Bangalore. Infotainment, entertainment, science and technology parks, wildlife safari parks, all merge into a vibrant, richly textured modern metropolis. It makes an ideal hub for visitors who want to travel to the many hill stations and coastal towns of South India. Lonely Planet rating the city as the No.3 destination in the Best Travel Cities in 2012 has made Bangalore an overnight star, if it wasn’t already. Almost at the heart of Deccan, this cosmopolitan city is everything a world city needs to be. Pleasant weather, pleasant people, pleasant hangouts… And for its people, being ‘Bangalored’ has a rather affectionate tone to it. PATA Travel Mart is a PATA signature event and a premier travel trade show in the Asia Pacific region. We offering a dynamic program and remarkable platform to showcase travel products and services and bringing together in one market place hundreds of international buyers and sellers in the industry. We are here to help you networking with the same industry people across the world.
TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY PAVILION
PATA is pleased to introduce the ‘Travel Technology Pavilion‘, a designated section of the PTM Trade Hall, will provide travel and tourism technology businesses with a platform to promote and build business, network with relevant suppliers and discover the very latest products, services and solutions from top travel technology professionals. Bangalore, also known as “The Silicon Valley of India”, is the nation’s leading information technology (IT) exporter and plays host to several international IT companies and is the perfect host for the inaugural Technology Pavilion. Prior to the PATA Travel Mart, registered buyers and sellers are invited to attend the Technology Forum on Sunday 6th September. The Travel Technology Forum will allow delegates to network and learn from highly experienced industry leaders in the travel, tourism and hospitality. Who Exhibits? The Travel Tech Pavilion is looking for suppliers showcasing products and services from the following categories:
- Booking & Reservation system
- Business Automation & Management Software
- Cloud based, Hardware & Network Solutions
- Content Management
- CRM & Customer Loyalty
- Data & Analytics
- Distribution Systems
- E-Commerce, API & Payment Systems
- Translation Service
- Web Design
- Yield & Revenue Management
- Optional: One set of appointments with buyers on the first day of PTM through PATA’s business matching software, customised to maximize the benefits of each delegate
- Dynamic trade hall full of hundreds of sellers marketing their products or services
- Exclusive access to qualified international buyers/sellers
- Networking opportunities at social events
- One 9 sqm. Shell Scheme Booth
RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL PAVILION
Building upon a first successful year of Responsible Travel Pavilion at the 2014 PATA Travel Mart in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, we are excited to once again offer PTM delegates the opportunity to showcase their responsible and sustainable business practices. The Pavilion will be located in the main hall of the BIEC, India’s first LEED Certified exhibition and conference facility, recognized by the US Green Building Council for its environmentally friendly design. Exhibitors in the Responsible Travel Pavilion receive further opportunity to network and do business with like-minded organizations – to share their knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned in an informal setting. Who Exhibits? The Responsible Travel Pavilion is open to exhibitors who:
- Have an interest in promoting their sustainability-focused product or service
- Have demonstrated a commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism practices
- Wish to showcase their dedication to sustainability as a mainstream travel company
- A chance to promote your responsible tourism product in a unique context
- Be recognised for your efforts in furthering the sustainable tourism movement
- Easily share knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned with others like you
- Networking opportunities throughout the event and at social functions
- Option for one day of 14 pre-matched appointments with PTM 2015 buyers
- Access to hundreds of buyers and sellers
- Promotional opportunities prior to PTM, plus additional opportunities to share responsible tourism stories
Wild Asia is a proud partner of the PTM Responsible Travel Pavilion
To provide better insights and benefits to delegates attending PTM 2015 in Bangalore, we have brought international specialists to speak at the Technology Forum and Investment Forum. Both resourceful forums are open to the public (pre-registration is required). Technology Forum: Sunday, September 6 The Technology Forum, in partnership with Phocuswright and Connecting Travel, will provide the opportunity for delegates to gain valuable insights into the trends and data of the fast-expanding Indian travel market. The Phocuswright Fast Track session offers recent research of the Indian travel market, covering topics such as the Indian holiday and packaged traveler, what’s next for online travel in India, and more. Participants will understand Indian travelers’ shopping and booking behaviors, learn what segments are poised for online and mobile success, explore innovative travel solutions, and gain insight and data. The Connecting Travel session will focus on how key market global players are redefining their business models to adopt the accelerated pace in which communication, marketing, loyalty 1 initiatives and the buy-side equation is influencing B2B and B2C relations. Social media and virtual networks are creating vertical platforms that are aggregating professional, consumers, advisers and investors into communities that are defining how businesses exchange information, communicate and trade. View the programme here. Investment Forum: Monday, September 7 The Investment Forum in partnership with hospitality consulting firm, Horwath HTL, will focus on two specific areas, government and policy, and commercial and private, allowing delegates to gain greater insights and knowledge to grow their business. View the programme here.
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TRADE VISITOR DAY – SEPTEMBER 8
Pre-registration for Trade Visitors provides access to PATA Travel Mart trade hall only on Tuesday, September 8. By pre-registering for the exclusive Trade Visitors Day, delegates also enjoy complimentary admission to both the PATA Technology Forum on September 6 and PATA Investment Forum on September 7. Pre-register now and save US$70 on the admission price. To register please click here.
Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) offers its exhibitors services and amenities of the highest quality with international standards. Beautifully landscaped over 34 acres this multi-purpose facility is a common ground for industry exhibitions, conferences, product demonstrations and training programmes. Center also provides fully air conditioned conference center equipped with all the facilities of the international standard. Facilities provided by the venue are Security system, ATM, C&F Agents, Medical etc. Business center of the convention center is backed with all the business facilities including Internet, e-mail, fax, courier, photocopying etc. The food court is also available and ready to serve. BIEC is proud to be the first exhibition centre to be certified as “Green Project”. Address10th Mile, Tumkur Road, Madavara Post, Dasanapura Hobli, Bangalore 562 123, Karnataka
Buyer/Seller Online Registration is now available on PATA Travel Mart website.
Download Seller Manual Here
|Form 1: Media Information||Form 9A: Outside Contractor Shell Scheme|
|Form 2: Fascia Name||Form 9B: Outside Contractor Raw Space|
|Form 3: Electrical Service||Form 10: Plant and Floral Service|
|Form 4: Furniture Orders||Form 11: Internet or Wifi (Hosted by Karnataka)|
|Form 5: Service Location Plan||Form 12: Food and Beverages|
|Form 6: AV Equipment Rental||Form 13: Service Badges|
|Form 7: Manpower Services and Interpreter||Form 14: Booth Cleaning Service|
|Form 8: Freight Instruction||Hotel Booking Form|
PTM Talks 2015 Intro Slides September 7, Monday 1105-1125 Emerging Disruption: Navigating Changing Travel Consumer Perception and Behaviours By Oliver Martin (Twenty31) “To obtain a copy of the presentation slides, please contact [email protected]“ 1515-1535 Top 5 trends in Technology for Tour Operators, Wholesalers & DMCs Slides By Phil Napleton (Open Destinations) September 8, Tuesday 1110-1130 Lessons learned from community engagement Slides By Amy McLoughlin (Wild Asia); Chananya Phataraprasit (Asian Oasis) 1530-1550 Social innovation in responsible tourism Slides By Amy McLoughlin (Wild Asia) & Yurie Nagashima (Kinyei)
PATA and the Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka, are pleased to offer the special rooms rate to PTM2015 delegates who would like to stay at our Official Hotels. To reserve your room, please complete the PTM2015 Hotel Booking Form and email back to the hotel’s contact persons as mentioned in the form before the deadline of 30 July 2015 for Sheraton Hotel at Brigade Gateway and 15 August 2015 for other hotels. Hotel booking after these dates will be confirmed on availability basis and at the best available rate. PTM2015 Official Hotels are listed as below: Sheraton Bangalore, Brigade Gateway (Booking deadline 30 July) Vivanta by Taj, Yeshwantpur Golden Palms Hotel and Spa, Bengaluru (online booking) ITC Windsor, Bengaluru The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru MovenPick, Bengaluru (online booking) Le Meridien, Bengaluru (online booking) The Gateway Hotel, Bengaluru Vivanta by Taj, M G Road Bengaluru Taj West End The Fortune Park JP Celestial, Bengaluru The Capitol, Bengaluru All delegates are requested to complete and return the Hotel Booking Form directly to the Hotel Contact listed. Please ensure you receive the hotel confirmation for your booking directly from the Hotel.
Air India Air Transport Services Limited (AIATSL) is a fully owned subsidiary of Air India Limited, formed with an aim to provide unified Ground Handling services (Ramp, Passenger & Baggage and Cargo Handling) at most of the airports in India under the brand name ‘Air India Airport Services’.
From the time the very first aircraft took flight in India, till today, when Jumbos and Dreamliners rule the sky, Air India’s Ground Handling Department always existed, albeit under different names. What started off as a section for Ground Handling under Air India Engineering, grew into a department called Ground Services Department with the induction B747 “jumbo” aircraft. With a view to bring in focus on the core Ground Handling services, the Passenger, Cargo and Ramp Handling activities have been brought together to form the Ground Handling subsidiary AIATSL. With an experienced workforce of over four decades, sophisticated GSE, and Air India’s expertise of over 75 years in Aviation business, Air India Airport Services has endeavored to provide excellent Ground Handling services at all times. While Ground Services Department of Air India was the first Ground Service provider to obtain ISO 9002 certification, its subsidiary AIATSL has further achieved IATA’s ISAGO Certification. Air India booking: [email protected] About SriLankan Airlines SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier for Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, is an award-winning airline with a firm reputation as a global leader in service, comfort, safety, reliability, and punctuality. Launched in 1979, the airline’s hub is located at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo providing convenient connections to its global network (including codeshare partners) of 99 destinations in 47 countries around the world. Its direct route map covers major cities across the Europe, Middle East, India, South East Asia and the Far East. Awards include World’s Friendliest Cabin Staff by Skytrax, Best Airline in South Asia from Travel Trade Gazette, World’s Most Reliable Operator of Airbus A330s and A340s by Airbus Industrie, and the Etihad Global Excellence Award for Best Regional Caterer. SriLankan Airlines joined the oneworld airline alliance on May 1,2014 as the first carrier from the Indian Sub-continent. SriLankan now flies alongside some of the biggest and premier brands in the airline business – airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Qatar Airways, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian and S7 airlines. Together with its oneworld membership, the flagship carrier of Sri Lanka offers its customers convenient connections to a thousand destinations in over 150 countries, opportunities to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles on any one world car. SriLanakan Airlines booking: [email protected]
Thai Airways International
Thai Airways International offer Best Net Fare on Business class and economy class on TG operating flights for point of origin to Bangalore for participants attending PATA Travel Mart 2015 and PATA Board Meetings in Bangalore, India. To obtain the Best Net Fare, please refer to event code TG1509018 when booking directly with THAI Worldwide Offices (not applicable for bookings made via online partners or travel agents). Please note: Registered delegates who would like to fly with THAI from Bangkok –Bangalore- Bangkok, please contact; Khun Patcharin Kuanniyom at email : [email protected].
PATA and The Host Committee are pleased to present the following pre/post tours with discounted price for PTM delegates as follows:- Pre Tour
- Royal Mysore & Heritage 3 Day Tour (Sep 4-6)
- Best of Karnataka 6 Day Tour( Sep 1-6)
- Best of Karnataka Heritage 6 Day Tour( Sep 1-6)
- Karnataka Heritage Discovery 6 Day Tour( Sep 1-6)
- Royal Mysore & Heritage 3 Day Tour (Sep 9-11)
- Best of Karnataka 6 Day Tour (Sep 9-14)
- Best of Karnataka Heritage 6 Day Tour (Sep 9-14)
- Karnataka Heritage Discovery 6 Day Tour (Sep 9-14)
Click here for Tour Booking Form, Please complete the form in full and submit it directly to respective agent at [email protected] and [email protected]. PTM2015 Complimentary Half-day City Tour: September 6 (0800-1230 hrs) Pick up from Official Hotels at 0800 hrs. and drop off at Official Hotels around 1230 hrs. Click here to view itinerary. Registered delegates must pre-register this tour, please download Tour Booking form and submit directly to Mr. Srinivas, System Admin., JLR at [email protected]
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