Pata Travel Mart 2019 to be held in Kazakhstan

 Tuesday, November 6, 2018 


The Pacific Asia Travel Association has announced the PATA Travel mart 2019 will be organised in Astana, Kazakhstan in September.




The Ministry of Culture and Sports of Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Tourism National Company JSC, the key organisation in the tourism industry known for promoting the tourist brand and known for attracting investments will host the event.


PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy showed excitement in holding the first –ever PATA event in Central Asia in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The destination will serve as a perfect venue standing at the crossroads between Asia and Europe. The city blends several cultures and heritages of both East and West. He said that he was looking forward to work with the host in showcasing the truly unique destination.



Vice Minister of Culture And Sport of The Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Yerlan Kozhagapanov felt honoured to be the bid winner and was grateful for the opportunity to host PATA Travel Mart 2019.



He said that they will be positioning Astana as a MICE hub for Central Asia  and was looking forward to welcome PATA members, hosted buyers and visitors at PATA Travel Mart 2019.




Kazakhstan is located simultaneously in two parts of the world –Europe and Asia. Located at the junction of several of the world’s largest civilization it shares borders with China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the Russian Federation.




It strongly supports the Belt and Road Initiative stratefy and as per the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the country got a total of more than 7.7 million total visitors in 2017.



Kazakhstan is known for unique geography and boasts of a rich and diverse landscape that has numerous lakes, lowlands, deserts and valleys surrounded by mountains in the east and southeast.



Its large territory and natural conditions support more than 6,000 species of plants, 172 species of mammals, 500 species of birds and 52 species of reptiles, 12 species of amphibians and 150 species of fish.


Astana, the country’s new capital has a fantastic skyline marked by landmark buildings designed by leading international architects in a variety of Asia, Western, Soviet etc.



Also known as the ‘Singapore of the steppe’ is a growing city that will host the Expo 2017 world fair offering a glimpse into the future town.

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