Langkawi is the venue for PATA Travel Mart 2018 (PTM 2018) with this signature Pacific Asia Travel Association event 12- 14 September being hosted by Tourism Malaysia and Langkawi Development Authority.

Announcing the event, PATA CEO Dr Mario Hardy stated, “Tourism Malaysia and Langkawi Development Authority have been a valuable PATA member and partner since 1959 and 2017 respectively 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.”

PATA Travel Mart is Asia- Pacific’s premier travel trade show featuring networking and contracting opportunities to help travel and tourism organisations access decision makers, meet new clients, expand their networks, establish new relationships and consolidate existing business partnerships.

According to Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin, CEO Langkawi Development Authority, “PTM 2018 is a much-awaited tourism event to be organised in Malaysia especially in Langkawi. Naturally, with the buyers and sellers coming here, and the foreign media, we hope we can put not only Langkawi, but also Malaysia, again on the international platform for tourism. The build-up to the event is also very important. That’s why we are keen to have the PATA Travel Mart here. We hope this will be a turning point.”

Azizan received his Life Membership Award at PATA Annual Summit 2017 in Negombo, Sri Lanka, and was recently elected Vice-Chairman of PATA.

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Photos: Langkawi Skybridge