29th PATA Travel Mart 2006, Hong Kong, 12-15 Sept.
Our managing director Ms. Nyamsuren G. and sales manager Ms. Zolzaya O. successfully presented the company and the country at the 29th PATA Travel Mart 2006 at Asia World-Expo center in Hong Kong on 12-15 Sep.
PATA Travel Mart is the premier travel mart in the Asia Pacific region and Selena Travel was the first Mongolian company to ever take part in it. PATA President and CEO Mr. Peter de Jong confirmed the official delegate numbers for PTM06. A total of 417 buyers (11% more than PTM05) representing 352 organizations from 54 global source markets have arrived at Hong Kong's Asia World-Expo for PTM06.
Our company representatives proved that Mongolia is an emerging travel destination of Asia Pacific and showed how Mongolian tourism has been developed and how well qualified Mongolian tourism professionals are.
PATA 2006-2007 Chairman Mr. Richard Beere said: "Today, as we open the doors on PATA Travel Mart 2006 in Hong Kong, I think we can all say 'Wow!'. "In terms of destinations and industry sectors covered, PTM is now the biggest travel trade show in Asia Pacific. "In fact, we believe the Mart has absolutely regained its status as the region's best travel contracting and networking show.
"Over the past three years, the Mart has continued to set new records for increasing levels of buyers, sellers and destinations represented."
Helping to drive this growth is the strong performance of Asia Pacific travel and tourism, which expanded by +7.6% international visitor arrivals (IVAs) in 2005. IVAs into and within Asia Pacific totaled 329.7 million in 2005, according to 'PATA Annual Statistical Report 2005 Summary & Extracts', which was launched today at the Mart.