Macao to host the PATA Travel Mart 2017

Macao is gearing up to host the prestigious PATA Travel Mart, Asia-Pacific’s premier travel trade show, from 13th to 15th September 2017 which will be held at The Venetian, Macao. This will mark the 40th edition which will feature exciting business program as well as giving delegates the chance to get to know Macao through a program of pre- and post- event tours.

PATA Travel Mart, which is regarded as one of the most dynamic travel market places is a platform for travel and tourism organisations to access decision makers, contract new business, cement existing partnerships and expand their networks in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to business sessions, networking and social events, forums and seminars will cover subjects from Redefining the Travel Experience to The Most Effective Influencer Marketing Strategies. The PATA Gold Awards Ceremony will celebrate 28 organisations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the industry.

The second tour focuses on Macao’s southern islands of Taipa and Coloane. Delegates will be able to discover Taipa Village – a traditional area of narrow streets, temples and squares – and Macao’s southern countryside featuring green hills, beach-lined bays and Giant Panda Pavilion, where baby twin pandas were born last year. A further choice of post event tours is available on Saturday 16th September, ensuring delegates have plenty of opportunities to discover this fascinating destination’s nearby regions.

Two complimentary half-day tours are scheduled for delegates before the PATA travel mart begins. The first tour will showcase the “Macao Heritage” stunning architecture and streetscapes within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Macao, including the iconic Ruins of St. Paul’s (Macao’s most famous landmark), the ancient A-Ma Temple and Senado Square, the city’s urban centre.

The second tour focuses on Macao’s southern islands of Taipa and Coloane. Delegates will be able to discover Taipa Village – a traditional area of narrow streets, temples and squares – and Macao’s southern countryside featuring green hills, beach-lined bays and Giant Panda Pavilion, where baby twin pandas were born last year. An additional tour will be provided to delegates to discover this fascinating destination’s nearby regions post the event.

Macau has undergone a transformation in recent years with the opening of more family-friendly attractions and hotels there while emphasising less on gaming, as had been the focus in the past.