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PATA Travel Mart (PTM) 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, establish new relationships and consolidate existing business partnerships.


Access high-growth travel markets

Asia-Pacific is the most dynamic and rapidly growing travel marketplaces in the world.

Maximise business opportunities

Two full days of over 10,000 pre-matched appointments across the event, facilitated through PATA’s unique business matching soware.

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 event at the Network Lounge, social functions and complimentary tours.

Learn something new

Keep abreast of the latest trends and insights at the PTM Forums and PTM Talks.

Be inspired

The PATA Gold Awards Ceremony recognises and rewards outstanding achievements in the industry.




Generously hosted by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO)

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Ofspeficial Carrier and Directional Signage Sponsor

Supporting Sea Carrier

Official Publication

Late Night Function Sponsors


WiFi Sponsor

Delegate Lanyards Sponsor

Mobile App Sponsor

Delegate Coffee Breaks Sponsor

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Media Lounge Coffee & Snacks Sponsors


Network Lounge Sponsor

PTM Talks Sponsors


Sponsor of Dinner on September 14

Sponsor of Dinner on September 15


Supporting Hotels



Supporting Media Partners




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 in single occupancy, complimentary airport transfers and sightseeing programmes (limited to ONE Buyer delegate per organisation).

Primary Buyer Package B includes registration fees, four nights’ accommodation in single occupancy, 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.




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 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.



This Seller Manual is provided with the purpose to assist exhibitor companies in preparing for your participation in PTM2017. Please read this Manual carefully and thoroughly to ensure that all relevant matters are being processed properly in order to make your participation in this event a memorable one.

To download the Seller Manual, please click at the image below:

Please note that all FORMs listing below must be returned to PICO IES Group Ltd., the Official Contractor within the deadline August 14, 2017.
Form 2      Fascia Name
Form 3      Electrical Service
Form 4      Furniture Orders with Catalogue
Form 5      Service Location Plan
Form 6      AV Equipment Rental
Form 7      Manpower Services and Interpreter
Form 8      Freight Instruction
Form 9A    Outside Contractor Shell Scheme
Form 9B    Outside Contractor Raw Space
Form 13    Contractor Badges
Form 14    Booth Cleaning Service


PTM is open to Trade Visitors who wish to walk around the mart and meet with Buyers and Sellers.
Trade Visitors can enter Hall D, The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel (Official Venue) on September 15, 2017 from 0930-1700hrs.




To register as a media delegate for PATA Travel Mart 2017, please complete and submit the form below.
Deadline is on September 1, 2017.

Media registration is for editorial purposes only.





    Airport transfer services are provided for all registered delegates and registered accompanying guests only.

    1. Arrival transfers from airport to official hotels will be available. (Further information to be provided)
    2. Shuttle service between hotels and exhibition venue will be provided. Please check with the hotel concierge, PTM Hospitality desk, or refer to the transport schedule, which will be available from the official ground transportation operator upon arrival.


    Official Hotels are available at


  • The undersigned hereby agrees to the conditions of acceptance of PATA Travel Mart as outlined in these registration materials and set forth in the promotional materials, and further agrees to abide by such additional rules and regulations of PATA Travel Mart as shall hereinafter be adopted.

  • PART C

    Terms and Conditions

    • Please complete sections A, A1 and A2. Please note that we are unable to process incomplete entries.
    • Participation of a spouse / guest is only limited to social events. He / She is not granted entry to the exhibition.
    • Any name changes should be made in writing. Requests received after September 1, 2017 will be processed on-site.
    • Cancellations must be made in writing and will be subject to cancellation charges and any bank fees. For cancellations received by August 15, 2017, a 20 percent cancellation charge will apply. Any cancellations received after this period will be subject to a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    Limitation of Liability

    It is agreed that neither PATA nor any of its officers, directors, members or employees shall have any liability or responsibility for any personal injury, property damage or loss suffered by a delegate or any of his / her family members or other persons attending the PATA Travel Mart with the delegate resulting from the action or inaction of any person other than an employee of PATA. In the event of, or likelihood of, any circumstance which may create an extraordinary risk of injury or damage, PATA shall have the right in its sole discretion, to determine the course of action to be followed in respect to PATA Travel Mart 2017. In the event that PATA cancels or limits the Mart for reasons of safety, neither PATA nor any of its officers, directors, members or employees shall have any liability or responsibility in connection with such cancellation or limitation and their failure to perform any further obligations shall not constitute a breach of contract on the part of PATA to hold such Mart. This Application for registration, when signed by the media delegate, shall serve as an agreement between PATA and the media delegate, and shall indicate that the above terms and conditions of this Media Registration Application have been read and understood by the media delegate. PATA reserves the right to consider as incomplete any Application for Registration submitted without company stamp and signature.


The event programme for PATA Travel Mart 2017 is now available to view and download at the link below:



Invite your friends to the event and join the conversation on our #PTM2017 Facebook event page

Travolution Forum Asia: Redefining the Travel Experience
0900-1200 on September 13 at the Parisian Ballroom, level 5

A traveller’s journey begins with the very first idea of a destination or experience. Destinations, airlines, hoteliers and websites must meet the modern customer’s growing list of demands and expectations throughout every stage of the trip –from idea conception to post-trip nostalgia. This seminar will look at strategies, business models and current technologies that encourage customer loyalty and repeat bookings throughout the complete cycle of the customer journey.

The forum will be held at the Ballroom on level 5 of The Parisian Macao, stay tuned for the upcoming forum programme with speakers lining up.

PTM2017 buyers, sellers, media and PATA Board/Committee/Life members are extended complimentary access to the forum but pre-registration is still required. Badge control will be implemented at the forum entrance.

Please feel free to email for more information.



The Most Effective Influencer Marketing Strategies in Travel in 2017
1400-1600 on September 13 at The Parisian Ballroom, level 5

Every year influencer marketing offers more and more opportunities to target and engage with your ideal customer, but this also means there are more options to consider and prioritize. This seminar will provide an overview of the influencer marketing landscape in 2017, a breakdown of the most effective strategies, and a list of best practices for maximizing the results of your work with influencers.

The forum will be held at the Ballroom on level 5 of The Parisian Macao, stay tuned for the upcoming forum programme with speakers lining up.

PTM2017 buyers, sellers, media and PATA Board/Committee/Life members are extended complimentary access to the forum but pre-registration is still required. Badge control will be implemented at the forum entrance.

Please feel free to email for more information.



Duncan Horton

Jacobs Media Group
Travolution Forum Asia: Redefining the Travel Experience

Dave Rumsey
Travolution Forum Asia: Redefining the Travel Experience

Oliver Martin
Travolution Forum Asia: Redefining the Travel Experience

Katy Gallagher
Travolution Forum Asia: Redefining the Travel Experience

Matt Gibson
The Most Effective Influencer Marketing Strategies in Travel in 2017

Matt Gibson

Ben Salt

Linda Bibb
As We Saw It

Dan Bibb
As We Saw It

Nam Cheah
Laugh Travel Eat

Hotel booking form for PATA Travel Mart 2017 is now available at the link below.

All rooms are on first-come-first-serve basis. Please book immediately or no later than August 31, 2017.



Special hotel rates for PATA delegates who wish to extend their stay in Hong Kong SAR after PTM 2017.


Please note that all tours start on Saturday, September 16.

There are options for self-paying tours to China and Hong Kong SAR. Please view the respective programme and use different booking forms/links to book directly with the agents.


Tour Option A by China Travel Services (Macao)

1-day tour: Guangzhou, China
2-day tour: Zhuhai, China
2-day tour: Kaiping, China
3-day tour: Foshan, China
3-day tour: Shaoguan, China
4-day tour: Xiamen, China

Tour Option B by Lap Kei Travel and Development Agency

1-day tour: Guangzhou, China
2-day tour: Kaiping towers, China
2-day tour: Zhuhai Couples Road, Yuanming New Garden – Ocean Kingdom, China
3-day tour: Shaoguan Danxia Mountain Nanhua Temple, China
3-day tour: Shunde Lingnan Water Village, China
4-day tour: Xiamen Gulangyu·Yongding Tulou, China



Booking links are included in each tour programme below.

Hong Kong Island Orientation Tour (Booking deadline is on September 15)
Mount Davis Military History Tour (Booking deadline is on September 14)
New Territories Heritage Tour (Booking deadline is on September 14)

Please complete the booking form and send it to by August 31, 2017.


Highlight Tour – Macao Heritage (September 13)
Highlight Tour – Taipa and Coloane Islands (September 13)

Complimentary official arrival and departure transfers in Macao are available to registered PTM 2017 delegates.



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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Official Carrier

Air Macau, PTM 2017 Official Carrier, is pleased to offer discounts to PTM 2017 delegates, PATA Board meeting delegates and spouse for those travelling on September 6-22, 2017.

Flight requests on Air Macau must be direct flight only from/to the following ports mentioned below.
Codeshare flights cannot be booked through this form.

Beijing, Zhengzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Shanghai (Hongqiao and Pudong), Taiyuan, Tainjin, Xiamen, Hefei

Taipei (Taoyuan), Kaohsiung, Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Da Nang, Hanoi




You’re requested to complete the flight reservation form and email it to


Supporting Carrier

Special Airfares from Cathay Pacific & Cathay Dragon

Cathay Pacific, the home carrier of Hong Kong, together with Cathay Dragon, offers registered exhibitors, buyers, media, PATA board/committee members and travel companions an exclusive opportunity to enjoy great savings on flights to Hong Kong.

Book online via the MICE online offer page or contact your nearest Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon reservation office and quote the MICE Event Code for PTM2017 and PATA Board Meeting to enjoy special fares. 

Cathay Pacific is an international airline registered and based in Hong Kong offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 170 destinations* worldwide. As Hong Kong’s major airline, we provide vital links for trade and investment as well as leisure travel. Through our passenger and cargo services under both Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon, we connect Hong Kong to the world.

*include codeshare services

Get your MICE Event Code by writing to  and enjoy the great offers now!


Supporting Sea Carrier

TurboJet, PTM 2017 supporting sea carrier, is pleased to offer 20% discount to PTM2017 delegates, PATA Board members and spouse and 30% discount for non-hosted buyers for sea transfer between Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) or Hong Kong City to Macao Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal, and return.

Please send your inquiries to to receive booking link(s).

Ferry schedule and other information can be found at

Delegates who wish to transfer directly from Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) please click this link for guidelines.

Do you have any questions about PATA Travel Mart 2017?

Fill up the form and leave us a message below.

For registrations, email before December 31, 2017

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