Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, has been
confirmed as the host city of the PATA Travel Mart 2019.
The event will be hosted by the Ministry
of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh
Tourism National Company JSC.
“We are excited to hold the first-ever PATA
event in Central Asia in the Republic of Kazakhstan. As the
destination stands at the crossroads between Asia and Europe, it
is the perfect venue to organise the Association’s signature
travel trade exhibition in a uniquely transformational city that
blends various cultures and heritages of both the East and West,”
said PATA CEO, Mario Hardy. “We look forward to working with
the host in showcasing this truly unique destination.”
Kazakhstan is a beautiful country that shares
its border with China, Kyrgyzstan,
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the Russian Federation. Due to its
key strategic location, it is among the strongest supporters of
the Belt and Road Initiative strategy adopted by the Chinese
government. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO),
the country received a total of over 7.7 million total visitors in
Kazakhstan has a unique geography with a rich and
diverse landscape, which includes numerous lakes, lowlands,
deserts and valleys framed by mountains in the east and southeast.
Due to the large territory and variety of natural conditions,
there are over 6,000 species of plants, 172 species of mammals,
500 species of birds, 52 species of reptiles, 12 species of
amphibians, and 150 species of fish.
Minister of Culture And Sport of The Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr.
Yerlan Kozhagapanov, said, “We are honoured to be the bid winner
and are grateful for the opportunity to host PATA Travel Mart
2019. We are positioning Astana as a MICE hub for Central Asia and
looking forward to welcoming PATA members, hosted buyers and
visitors at PATA Travel Mart 2019.”
The PATA Travel Mart 2019 will take place in
Pictures of Almaty and Astana in Kazakhstan.