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The first CIS Pata Travel Mart 2019 will be held in Kazakhstan

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On September 18-20, the international tourism exhibition of Asia-Pacific region PATA Travel Mart 2019 will be held at the exhibition center Korme in Nur Sultan.

The exhibition will be attended by more than 1,000 representatives of the tourism industry from 60 countries. PTM 2019 is organized by the Ministry of culture and sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan and JSC “NC “Kazakh Tourism”.

The event combines an exhibition, a networking platform for business meetings and two business forums. PATA Travel Mart acts as a communication, business and networking platform for players of the local and international tourist market. The exhibition is a unique opportunity for Kazakhstan tour operators and the business community to strengthen international relations in order to promote domestic and foreign tourism products.

– We are very pleased that Kazakhstan won the right to hold PATA for the first time in the CIS and the European part of Eurasia. In turn, the state is doing a lot for the development of tourism in Kazakhstan; we are creating a platform for tourism business in the country. For example, we have introduced a 72-hour visa-free regime, and we continue to improve the conditions of stay for tourists, said the Minister of culture and sports of Kazakhstan Aktoty Raimkulova.

PATA President Dr. Mario hardy drew attention to the fact that Kazakhstan needs to continue to do such events, as the tourist future belongs to Asia. Mario hardy expressed the opinion that our country is on the right track in the development of its tourism potential.

According to the founder of the company-tour operator Kazunion Laura Galieva, events of such format as PTM 2019 have great effectiveness in promoting the tourism business in Kazakhstan:

– This event is very effective for the tourism business of Kazakhstan. For me, PTM is a new tool for the development of inbound tourism in Kazakhstan. In today’s rapidly changing world, it is very important for business from other countries to meet personally with business from Kazakhstan, because tourism is a business about people, communication is very important here. And this exhibition provides such an opportunity.

The program of the event will be very rich and is designed for three full days.

On September 18, 2019 PATA youth Symposium “from beginning to end: how stories connect us” will be held at KAZGUU University. The Symposium will bring together participants who share a common goal-to contribute to the development of key advantages and opportunities of the tourism industry.

September 19, 2019 will be held Travolution Forum Asia, organized in partnership with Travel Weekly Group. During the event, participants will discuss such topics as:” Corporate innovations for Triple-Bottom Line Impact in the Asia – Pacific tourism industry”,” Facing the outside world”,” Digital Solutions to overturism “and”Practical data generated by consumer behavior”.

The second content marketing forum, organized in partnership with UpThink, will be held on the same day. A group of experts and content creators will discuss the development of current trends.

It should be noted that among the speakers of PTM 2019, Vice President of advertising sales of BBC Global News (Singapore, South and South-East Asia) John Williams, President of Air Astana Peter foster, senior Vice President for corporate development and communications of iFree Group Tony Smith and others are expected to participate.

The PATA Travel Mart 2019 also includes the PATA Gold Awards 2019.

To date, the event has attracted more than 250 sellers from 32 countries who will showcase best-in-class products and services, from gourmet meals and “photo vacations” in Japan to heritage tours in China.

Official media partner PTM 2019, JSC “Agency “Khabar”.

Source: Ministry of Culture and Sport Information of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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