The clock starts ticking as tourism professionals and entrepreneurs across the globe begin packing their bags for PATA Travel Mart 2019 to be held from September 18-20 in Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan.
Last year, more than 397 seller delegates representing 207 organizations and 252 buyer delegates from 241 organizations and 53 source markets from all over the world participated in the event. Throughout the two-day event, PATA arranged more than 10,000 meetings between sellers and buyers in order to optimize their business opportunities.
For the upcoming PTM 2019, 247 buyer delegates – and counting – have already registered, some of which we have listed earlier.
As many of the buyers hail from China and considering how important the country is in the tourism market, we would like to offer a glimpse into some of its leading travel companies that have already registered as buyers.
*The pre-matched appointments registration will close on July 15. So make sure you complete the registration by the deadline.
Shanghai Spring International Travel Service was founded in 1981 and is now China’s largest private travel services with more than 4,000 employees and offices in numerous major cities across the globe. Highly praised as the “number one of the 100 top travel services” in China by the China National Tourism Administration Bureau, Springtour conducts business which covers the area of inbound and outbound tour markets, MICE (Meeting Incentive Convention & Exhibition), airline, hotel reservations, etc.
Century Holiday International Travel Group is one of the pioneers of the China inbound tour industry and has several branch offices located in China’s top tourist cities. The company’s services include group tours, FIT, tailor-made tours, golf tours, M.I.C.E, incentive tours, business tours, themed tours, hotel reservations, domestic and international flight booking services. With over 20 years experience in inbound tourism and reception, each year Century Holiday receives over 10,000 tour groups on average and provides 350,000 customers with their inbound tour services.
China Travel Service Head Office is a part of China’s largest travel group – the China National Travel Service (HK) Group Corporation (HKCTS). Founded in 1949, the Head Office has come a long way from an agency majoring in the reception of overseas Chinese, Chinese from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan to one that has inbound, outbound and domestic travel serving over 100,000 local and foreign tourists every year.
For more than two decades, CYTS Shanghai Zhongqing Travel Service offers a unique and quality travel experience through China for American tourists. Based on American interest in the Chinese history, culture, religion, arts, crafts and customs, the company’s service ranges from traveling on a cruise along several China’s major rivers to visiting ancient sites along the silk route, with each route covering scenic spots and historical sites, gardens, architecture and imperial arts.
Nanjing Tuniu International Travel Service is a leading online leisure travel company in China that offers a wide variety of packaged tours, including organized and self-guided tours, as well as travel-related services for leisure travelers through its website and mobile platform. The company provides one-stop leisure travel solution through its 2,200,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) of packaged tours, covering over 420 departing cities throughout China and popular destinations worldwide.