KATHMANDU, Sep 17 : PATA Nepal Chapter in collaboration with Nepal Tourism Board and National Flag Carrier, Nepal Airlines made an active and successful participation at PATA Travel Mart (PTM) 2017 held from September 13-15 at The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Macao SAR.
The 40th edition of PATA Travel Mart), hosted by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), attracted 1,131 delegates from 66 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 460 sellers from 252 organizations and 37 destinations, along with 293 buyers from 281 organizations and 51 source markets.
PATA Travel Mart is Asia Pacific’s premier travel trade show, featuring unparalleled networking and contracting opportunities to help travel and tourism organizations access decision makers, meet new clients, expand their networks and build or maintain existing relationships.
Held in September every year, PTM showcases travel products and services from the Asia Pacific regional market, drawing interest from a broad cross-section of experienced, pre-qualified buyers.
The private sector tourism entrepreneurs from Nepal including Soaltee Crowne Plaza, SDU Travel, Shangrila Hotel and Resort, Explore Himalaya Travel and Adventure, Langtang RI Trekking, KGH Group of Hotels and Resort, Summit Hotel and Asian Bhrikuti Holidays took part this year in PTM2017 under the Nepal Pavilion along with PATA Nepal Chapter, NTB and Nepal Airlines.
PATA also welcomed 37 young tourism professionals including PATA Student Chapter members from 15 countries including Nepal, Hong Kong Polytechnic, Singapore Temasek Polytechnic, China Zhejiang Gongshang University, University of Guam, Macao SAR and Canada Vancouver Capilano University.
Representing PATA Nepal Student Chapter, Mr. Bimoj Pradhan from GATE College and Mr. Binod Khadka from NATHM got this opportunity to witness PTM 2017 and took part at the PATA Youth Symposium 2017 which was hosted by the Institute For Tourism Studies (IFT). PATA Youth Symposium held in break out groups to engage students in the topics presented and provide their insights.