BANGKOK, July 14, 2015 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and hospitality consulting firm, Horwath HTL, today announced a joint partnership for the organisation of the PATA Investment Forum taking place in concurrent with PATA Travel Mart 2015, in Bangalore, India, on Monday, September 7, 2015 from 1400-1730 hrs.
Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA, said, “The state of Karnataka and the city of Bangalore have much to offer tourists, with its rich heritage and culture. There is tremendous potential for the responsible development of tourism in the state, which can be achieved with the right investments in place. The PATA Investment Forum will allow travel and tourism professionals in the state the opportunity to learn how to unlock this potential.”
The PATA Investment Forum 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.
Vijay Thacker, Director, Horwath HTL India, said, “We are delighted to associate with PATA to create a special discussion forum on investment and development opportunities for the India market. The presence of government and private sector players at the Forum will enable an open discussion towards resolving development issues.”
For 37 years, PATA Travel Mart has offered delegates the opportunity to do business, network, and learn, through a variety of dynamic programs and platforms. The event showcases the latest travel products and services, bringing together hundreds of international industry buyers and sellers.
Entry to the PATA Investment Forum and PATA Technology Forum is free to the public. To register for either events, please click here.
Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, comprising 87 government, state and city tourism bodies, 24 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 59 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 43 local PATA chapters worldwide. The chapters organise travel industry training and business development events. Their grassroots activism underpins PATA’s membership of the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which includes ACI, CLIA, IATA, ICAO, WEF, UNWTO and the WTTC. The PATAmPOWER platform delivers unrivalled data, forecasts and insights from the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre to members’ desktops and mobile devices anywhere in the world. PATA’s Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing, Sydney, and London. Visit www.PATA.org.
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