PATA Travel Mart 2017

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Attracting over 1,000 delegates from more than 60 countries, PATA Travel Mart is Asia Pacific’s premier travel trade show, featuring unparalleled networking and contracting opportunities to help travel and tourism organisations access decision makers, meet new clients, expand their networks and build or maintain existing relationships. Held in September every year, PTM showcases travel products and services from the Asia Pacific regional market, drawing interest from a broad cross-section of experienced, pre-qualified buyers.

Generously hosted by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), the 40th Anniversary of PATA Travel Mart will be held in Macao SAR from September 13-15.

Why join PTM?

  • Maximise business opportunities: Two full days of over 10,000 pre-matched appointments across the event facilitated through PATA’s custom business matching software.
  • Meet the industry’s A-list buyers: Exclusive access to the 300+ community of qualified hosted international buyers.
  • We bring the world to you: Engage with more than 1,000 delegates from over 60 destinations across the globe.
  • Exciting side events for networking: Socialise throughout the events at the Network Lounge, dinner receptions, late night functions and during the complimentary pre- or post-tours.
  • Cost effective: Special airfare and accommodation rates are available to all participating delegates.
  • Learn something new: Keep abreast of industry updates at the PTM Forums, alongside PTM Talks, a series of 20-minute ‘power’ workshops/seminars on topical issues. PTM also features the PATA Youth Symposium – a half day forum offered to students and young professionals to engage with industry professionals during plenary talks and roundtable discussions.
  • 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.


Macao SAR – located on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta in southern Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China – adjoins the mainland city of Zhuhai and lies some 60 kilometres to the west of Hong Kong. Macao SAR comprises Macao Peninsula, Taipa and Coloane. Macao Peninsula is the hub of the territory and is connected to Taipa by three bridges. Several large international hotel resorts – with new supporting infrastructure – are located on the reclaimed land between Taipa and Coloane in the newly developed district known as Cotai.

The Portuguese arrived and settled in Macao SAR in the mid-sixteenth century and the city’s architecture, art, religion, traditions, food and community reflect the integration of Chinese, Portuguese and other western cultures. Macao became a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China on 20th December 1999 and exercises a high degree of autonomy under the principle of ‘one country, two systems’. The SAR is growing in size as more construction takes place on reclaimed land. The number and diversity of its attractions are also broadening year by year.

In 2005, The historic centre of Macao SAR was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a result of its unique historical and cultural landscape. Macao is currently positioning itself as the World Centre of Tourism and Leisure as it develops into a quality international tourist destination.

Dress Code: Business attire is the official dress code during PTM2017 business sessions. Dress code for evening social functions, unless otherwise specified within the programme, is smart casual attire or national costume.

Official Languages: The official languages in Macao are Cantonese Chinese and Portuguese. English is widely spoken and understood in the hotels and hospitality sector. Languages of other key tourist source markets such as Japan, Republic of Korea and Thailand may also be seen on tourist maps.

Time: Standard Time is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).

Religion: Most Chinese in Macao SAR are profoundly influenced by their own tradition and culture with Taoism and Confucianism playing influential roles. A minority of the popular are practising Buddhists and Christians.

Climate: Macao SAR has a humid subtropical climate, with average relative humidity between 75 and 90 percent. Similar to much of southern China, the seasonal climate is influenced by the monsoons with noticeable differences between summer and winter temperatures and humidity levels. The average annual temperature in Macao is 22.7 °C (72.9 °F). Autumn days in Macao are generally sunny and pleasantly warm with lower levels of humidity.

Currency: The Macao Pataca is the currency of Macao SAR. Notes come in denominations of MOP$10, MOP$20, MOP$100, MOP$500, MOP$1000. Coins come in denominations of MOP$1, MOP$2, MOP$5, MOP$10, MOP$20, MOP$50.

Telephone: The country code for Macao is +853. This country code, along with the area code, is required to call a telephone number in Macao SAR from another country.

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

Visas: Delegates from Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam are required to apply for a valid Macao visa in advance through a Chinese embassy or consulate, please refer to the website of “Public Security Police Force” ( about the entry requirement to Macao, you would also visit this website ( for information on visa and entry permit exemption as well as entry requirement.

The Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region allows citizens of specific countries/territories to travel to Macao for tourism or business for periods up to 30 days without a visa. All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months. Please visit this website ( to check on your specific requirements.

Please visit here for more useful tips and information about Macao SAR.

Who qualifies as a PTM Buyer?

All Buyer registration applications received at PATA are screened for approval by the PTM2017 Buyer Selection Committee. The qualifying process for Buyers is based on the following criteria:

  1. Experience in the tourist or travel business, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
  2. Decision maker or consultant, negotiator and influencer with high-level responsibilities.
  3. Purchase record in the Asia Pacific Region that shows continuous purchase of products or a strong intention to purchase.
  4. 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 Macao or Hong Kong, four nights’ accommodation, complimentary airport transfers and sightseeing programmes (limited to ONE Buyer delegate per organisation).

Primary Buyer Package B includes registration fees, four nights’ accommodation, complimentary airport transfers and sightseeing programmes.

Primary Buyer Package C covers registration fees only.


Price Summary

Primary Buyer PATA Member Chapter Member Non-Member
Package A USD250 USD300 USD350
Package B USD200 USD250 USD300
Package C USD150 USD200 USD250


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 14 & 15).


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.


For assistance with registration, please contact:

Bee Kamonnate Suwannapisit (Ms.)
Telephone: +66 2 658 2000 ext. 113
Email : [email protected] / [email protected]

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?

  • Accommodation
  • Airlines
  • Associations
  • DMC / Tour Operators
  • Event Companies
  • IT / Technology Companies
  • NTO / State, City Tourism
  • Transportation Services
  • Others: Attractions, Restaurants, Airports, Venues, Media, etc.


Buyer demographic from PTM 2016

  • Early bird discount: February 28, 2017
  • Pre-matched appointments: June 30, 2017, any registration received after this date will not enjoy the benefit of pre-matched appointments with Buyers


Rental Booth Type

Package Description PATA Chapter Non-member
Shell Scheme 9 Sqm.

(3×3 metres)

  • 1 Set of Appointments (comprises of 30 appts)
  • 1 Delegate
  • 1 Round Table / 4 Chairs
  • Lighting, Power Socket, Paper Bin
  • Wall Partition, Fascia Board, Carpet
US$2,200 US$3,000 US$3,200
Raw Space 18 Sqm.

(3×6 metres) Minimum Requirement

  • 2 Sets of Appointments (comprise of 60 appts)
  • 2 Delegates
US$3,800 US$5,400 US$5,900
 Micro Enterprise 4 Sqm.

(2×2 metres)

  • 1m wide Counter display
  • 1 Delegate
  • Discussion space with 1 table and 2 chairs
  • One day of pre-matched appointments (14 appts)
US$1,100 US$1,500 US$1,600
Extra Package Description PATA Chapter Non-member
Shell Scheme 9 Sqm.

(3×3 metres)

  • 1 Delegate
  • 1 Round Table / 4 Chairs
  • Lighting, Power Socket, Paper Bin
  • Wall Partition, Fascia Board, Carpet
  • No Appointments, No Delegates
US$1,600 US$2,200 US$2,300
Raw Space 9 Sqm.

(3×3 metres) With Appointment

  • 1 Set of Appointments (30 appts)
  • 1 Delegate
US$1,900 US$2,700 US$2,950
 Raw Space 9 Sqm.

(3×3 metres) Minimum Requirement

  • Space Only
  • No Appointments, No Delegates
US$1,400 US$1,600 US$1,800
  • Price Per 1 Co-Delegate
  • Max. 3 Delegates per 9 Sqm
US$500 US$550 US$600


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.

  • For one set of appointments (30 appointments), the seller has a quota to select 40 requests.
  • For MicroEnterprise (14 appointments), seller has a quota to select 20 requests. 
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.

For assistance with registration, please contact: Ms. Haruthai Meeprasert, Events Manager – Sales & Marketing, Telephone: +66 2 658 2000 EXT 117 Email: [email protected] / [email protected]  – See more at:




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