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PATA Travel Mart (PTM) is Asia Pacific’s international 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.
The PATA Travel Mart 2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan generated in total US$9.9 million including US$3.7 million as income to Kazakhstan. An initial stated investment by PATA and other sponsors of US$1,071,981 represents a Return on Investment of 1:3.4 (US$3.7 million / US$1,071,981). This is a significant economic impact well above the initial investment cost. The event created or sustained around 225 full time equivalent jobs. Note that these jobs may not directly relate to the activity of the PTM itself, but also arise as indirect and induced employment.
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Meet with Chinese consumers
Enjoy one additional exhibition day (Sep 6) open to public for the opportunity to engage directly with Chinese travel consumers at no extra cost to the standard registration fees.
A new host destination every year
Meet a new set of buyers and sellers at every Mart and experience the diversity of destinations that influence the Asia Pacific travel industry.
Access high-growth travel markets
Asia Pacific is the most dynamic and rapidly growing travel market places 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 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 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.
The PATA Gold Awards Ceremony, held during the Mart, recognises and rewards outstanding achievements in the travel industry in the Asia Pacific region across a broad range of categories.
GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND INSIGHTS
PTM Talks feature a series of 20-minute insight session within the main trade hall for a small group of delegates, focusing on key aspects of the travel, tourism and the hospitality industry.
PTM Forums/ Emei Global Summit held alongside the buyers-sellers mart, allow delegates to network and learn from highly experienced tourism industry leaders.
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At PTM 2019, 347 seller delegates representing 180 organisations booked over 2,138 square meters of floor space. Of these seller organisations, 55% were first-time sellers to the Mart. In total, 34 seller destinations (countries and territories) were present. Seller profiles are listed as follows:
“It is a great platform for promotion of the host country and for further communication, promotion for participants.”
– Archaea Kc Rama, Nepal Tourism board (PTM 2019 Seller) –
PTM 2019 attracted 252 buyer delegates from 244 organisations and 48 source markets, with first-time buyers comprising 44% of the total.
Buyer regions and profiles are listed as follows:
“PTM is the best event to increase amount of tourist to travel to Asia Pacific countries.”
– Turkhtasin Ergashev, MIR Jahon Travel, Uzbekistan (PTM 2019 Buyer) –
Sellers who have been participating 3 consecutive years can enjoy 15% loyalty discount when booking before March 31, 2020. Book early for prime space and priority in the matching process. Space allocation is based on a first come, first served basis.
EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION
A two-hour drive from Chengdu, the capital of the southwestern China’s Sichuan province, the city of Leshan enjoys a long history, rich culture and lush, beautiful scenery.
In 2018, the city received over 57 million domestic and foreign tourists, an increase of 11.89% over the same period of last year (Source: Leshan Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism Bureau). While visitors are largely drawn to the world-renowned Mount Emei and Leshan Giant Buddha, Leshan boasts a diverse array of travel treasures to discover – both old and new.
Mount Emei and Leshan Giant Buddha
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mount Emei and the Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Areas features striking natural landscape of which human architecture has been integrated with skill and subtlety. It is also of great spiritual and cultural importance due to its role in the introduction of Buddhism into China, where the country’s first Buddhist temple was built in the 1st century AD.
‘Unique Mount Emei’ Show
Directed by Wang Chaoge – acclaimed as the most innovative director in China, this immersive experience combines performing arts, dance, light and other stage technologies to result in a mesmerising performance that showcase the lives of the locals and the history of Mount Emei. Alongside leading Chinese directors Zhang Yimou and FanYue, Wang Chaoge co-directed the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics.
Sanjiang Night Tour
Leshan’s new tourism highlight offers a night-time perspective of Mount Emei and the Giant Buddha via a 45-minute boat cruise to Snjiang (Three Rivers), where the Minjiang, Qingyi and Dadu rivers converge. A light-and-sound performance tells the story of the city’s culture and discovery of the sleeping Buddha.
Jiayang Steam Train
At just 70km away from the Leshan Giant Buddha, the Jiayang Steam Train is the world’s last and only narrow-gauge steam locomotive for transporting passengers. Reputed as the “living fossil of the 18th century industrial Revolution”, the train runs all year round, taking its passengers back in time through a scenic mountainous area.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Delegates can connect to Leshan via Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, then land tranfer by car, bus or speed train within a two-hour (approximate) journey. Chengdu Airport is the fourth-busiest airport in China with non-stop passenger flights scheduled to 195 destinations in 37 countries and 135 domestic flights from Chengdu, as of December 2019
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