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PATA brings first event to UAE
Bangkok, April 12, 2017

Come 2018, the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart will take place in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, the first PATA event to be held in the UAE.


The three-day event will include both conference and travel mart components, plus elements of environmental protection and social sustainability with special focus on empowerment of local communities.


Al Ain Convention Centre


PATA CEO Mario Hardy commented: “Connectivity is easy via the Abu Dhabi International Airport. Al Ain, together with the surrounding landscape, has so much to offer travellers of all ages. This event provides an exceptional platform for travel trade professionals to learn more about this compelling city and region.”


Saif Saeed Ghobash, director general of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, added: “Abu Dhabi has experienced significant growth in guest arrivals from countries within the PATA region in recent years, especially from India and China.


Known as the heritage heartland of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain is an increasingly popular business events destination, boasting 18 hotels and hotel apartments with over 2,000 rooms and dedicated facilities at the Al Ain Convention Centre, said PATA in a press release.


For more information or to register for the event, please email

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