PATA Travel Mart will take place in Astana, Kazakhstan come September 2019, marking the first-ever PATA event in Central Asia.
The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Tourism National Company JSC, the key tourism organisation promoting Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan’s vice minister of culture and sport, Yerlan Kozhagapanov, said: “We are positioning Astana as a MICE hub for Central Asia and looking forward to welcoming PATA members, hosted buyers and visitors at PATA Travel Mart 2019.”
Bordering China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan received a total of over 7.7 million total visitors in 2017, according to UNWTO.
The country’s fast-growing capital, Astana, is also known as the ‘Singapore of the steppe’, and has played host to the Expo 2017 world fair.
Special discounts are available for sellers located within Central Asia, while early bird discounts are available for those registering before December 31, 2018.
For more information or to register for PATA Travel Mart, visit www.PATA.org/PTM or email PTM@PATA.org.