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Manila will host the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2012. The Philippines has successfully won the bid over other strong contenders. The event is scheduled to take place at the SMX Convention Centre in Pasay City.
Manila hosted the very first PATA Travel Mart in 1978, where over 300 delegates assembled to experience Asia Pacific’s first travel industry trade event. After more than three decades, PATA Travel Mart still remains one of Asia Pacific’s leading travel shows, regularly attracting 1,000 delegates while still maintaining an exclusive B2B professional trade-only format.
“PATA is delighted to bring our signature event back to Manila, Philippines. We received tremendous support from the Philippine Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board to host our event. I strongly believe that the PTM2012 will showcase Philippines’ capacity in hosting major international events and highlight its re-emergence as a leading tourism destination hub in Asia Pacific,” said Mr. Greg Duffell, CEO of PATA.