Virtual PATA Travel Mart 2021 opens to support post-pandemic tourism recovery

Virtual PATA Travel Mart 2021 opens today, offering a mix of buyers/sellers meetings, networking sessions, the educational PTM Forum as well as product briefings.

In an online address on Sep 1, PATA CEO Liz Ortiguera said travel behaviours and patterns “will dramatically change post-Covid-19”, and the virtual travel trade event “is the perfect opportunity to explore new markets and products”.

PATA CEO Liz Ortiguera welcomes attendees to Virtual PATA Travel Mart 2021 on Wednesday afternoon

Ortiguera also called on travel and tourism stakeholders to “begin strategies and plans for (their) business”, as vaccination programmes are rolled out across the world, allowing some destinations to reopen their borders.

Virtual PATA Travel Mart 2021, which runs in conjunction with the Sichuan International Travel Expo, sees participation from travel and tourism sellers hailing from Japan, South Korea, mainland China, Macau, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, India, and Nepal in Asia as well as Azerbaijan, Guam, Solomons and Kiribati.

Virtual PATA Travel Mart 2021 will conclude on September 5.

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