Langkawi is the venue for Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2018 (PTM 2018), it was announced on 21 May by the association’s CEO Dr. Mario Hardy during the PATA Annual Summit in Negombo, Sri Lanka.
PATA Travel Mart, this year hosted by Tourism Malaysia and Langkawi Development Authority, is Asia-Pacific’s travel trade show for networking and contracting, establishing new relationships and consolidate existing business partnerships. PTM 2018 will take place at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC), the Langkawi’s largest convention venue.
Dr. Hardy said: “Tourism Malaysia has been a valuable PATA member since 1959 and we look forward to the opportunity of showcasing the culture, heritage and beauty of Langkawi. Delegates to PTM 2018 will experience one of Asia’s most remarkable and attractive destinations.”
Tourism Malaysia director general, Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab said, “Malaysia is proud and honoured to be given the opportunity to host another PATA event again, this time in the beautiful island of Langkawi.
“We are pleased to be co-hosts of PATA Travel Mart 2018 with Langkawi Development Authority and look forward to welcoming all PATA members to Malaysia for a fruitful and memorable meeting and networking session.”
Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin, CEO Langkawi Development Authority – who received his Life Membership Award at PATA Annual Summit 2017 – concluded: “PTM 2018 is a much awaited tourism event to be organised in Malaysia especially in Langkawi.
“It is a great honour for Langkawi Development Authority and Langkawi tourism industry players to jointly host this prestigious event with Tourism Malaysia. PTM will further promote Langkawi as an international resort island destination.”