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PATA Travel Mart (PTM) is Asia-Pacific’s worldwide travel trade exhibition 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.


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Unlike other travel trade shows, PTM offers delegates a new host destination each year, showcasing the diversity of destinations across the Asia Pacific while bringing together a new set of buyers and sellers to every Mart.

Kindly hosted by Malaysia, PTM 2018 is set at the beautiful island of Langkawi – a tropical paradise known for its unsurpassed natural beauty, friendly people, excellent food, duty-free shopping and luxurious hotels and resorts.

A cluster of 99 islands, Langkawi boasts emerald waters, stretches of white sandy beaches and natural attractions. It is famed as one of the region’s best holiday destinations, offering superb beach resorts, an international airport, picturesque golf courses and well-equipped marinas.



Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC)
Lot 274 Jalan Lima, Padang Matsirat
07000 Langkawi, Malaysia

MIEC is the biggest exhibition and convention facility in Langkawi. Located 0.5 km. to the south of the Langkawi International Airport.

About Langkawi

Langkawi, described as the ‘Isle of Legends’ and ‘Jewel of Kedah’, is one of the world’s great paradise island getaways. A magnet for international eco-tourism, Langkawi was designated a Global Geopark by UNESCO. It is home to numerous tourist attractions and luxury hotels, yet it also retains its ‘old Malaysia’ charm.

Langkawi is the main island in an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea situated off the coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Part of the Malaysian state of Kedah, it lies south of Thailand and east of Indonesian Sumatra.

Getting There

By far the easiest way to travel to Langkawi is by air. Langkawi International Airport is a small but modern airport that lies in the west of the island, next to the sea with all necessary facilities, numerous car rental companies, tour agencies and restaurants.

Dress Code

Business attire is the official dress code during PTM2018 business sessions. Dress code for evening social functions, unless otherwise specified within the programme, is smart casual attire or national costume.

Official Language

Standard Malay is the official language and is used in formal occasions. English is widely spoken and understood by the locals. Most natives speak a Langkawi variant of Kedah Malay with minorities speaking Chinese, Siamese and various Indian languages.


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


Langkawi is predominately made up of Malays who are Muslims. There is however a small percentage of Buddhists, Hindus and Christians on the island and most religious holidays are celebrated.


Langkawi receives more than 2,400 mm. of rain annually and has a true dry season from December until February while March to November is a long raining season. September is the wettest month, when it normally receives more than 500 mm.


Ringgit is the official currency, but some hotels and resorts do accept other notes or offer foreign exchange. The current exchange rate is around RM3.70 to USD. Kuah town and the airport is where you will find most of the banks and money-changers. Banks open daily from 09:30 to 15:30. On Thursdays, they are open from 09:30 to 12:00 and are closed on Saturdays.


The country code for Malaysia is +60, the area code for Langkawi is (04). This country code, along with the area code, is required to call a telephone number in Malaysia from another country.






Malaysia’s electricity follows the 240 volt 50-cycle system. The power socket use in Malaysia are of type G.


No visa is required for a stay of less than one month for nationals of all ASEAN countries except Myanmar.

All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six (6) months.

Please click to visit Immigration Department of Malaysia or the nearest Malaysian Embassy / High Commission Of Malaysia for more useful tips and information regarding entry requirements into Malaysia.

Who qualifies as a PTM Buyer?

All Buyer registration applications received at PATA are screened for approval by the PTM2018 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 Langkawi, 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 13 & 14).

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.

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.


Online Media Registration is for editorial staff only.

Deadline for applications is on August 31, 2018.





    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, 2018 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, 2018, 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 2018. 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.

For any further inquiries, please email

For registered PATA Travel Mart 2018 seller, buyer, media and spouse only.

Please complete the booking form and send it to Ms.Noorhashimah Bt.Ismail (
and Cc to Tourism Malaysia ( and
by August 15, 2018 to secure a spot.

All tours are on a first-come, first-served basis.


Tourism Malaysia is pleased to offer post tour programmes for PATA Travel Mart 2018 delegates.

Please complete the booking form and send it to the respective tour company listed below before July 30, 2018.

(Tour operates from September 15-18)


(Tour operates on September 15)


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