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Cambodia to Host its First Ever PATA Travel Mart In 2014


The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold its 37th PATA Travel Mart at Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Mart, which is being hosted by the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia, runs from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19, 2014.

The annual event offers delegates the opportunity to buy and sell Asia Pacific travel products in an emerging destination that has diversified its tourist attractions and attracted double digit increases in arrivals over the last 10 years.

PATAPower statistics show that in 2013 Cambodia’s visitor arrivals increased 8% to over 3.7 million. Tourism accounts for about 16% of Cambodia’s GDP, around US$2.5 billion per year.

As well, in 2014 the first-ever Responsible Travel Pavilion will be a feature of the Mart. The pavilion will provide a business platform for PATA members and travel industry players who are committed to responsible and sustainable travel. Companies and organizations with proven responsible and sustainable practices are invited to take space in the Responsible Travel Pavilion.

PATA CEO, Martin Craigs observed: “There is a palpable spirit of optimism in Cambodia. I’m confident that spirit will be apparent on the PTM show floor in Phnom Penh. It will be the right time and place to new business.”

Go to http://www.PATA.org/mart for more.


Posted in Destinations, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations