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PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 “Rejuvenate Your Soul through Travel”

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The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) takes great pleasure in inviting you or one of your colleagues to attend the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 (ATRTCM 2019) as a media delegate. The event will take place at the Ganga Resort GMVN in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India from February 13-15, 2019.

ATRTCM 2019 is Asia Pacific’s leading travel trade event dedicated to the adventure travel industry. The three-day event comprises of a one-day travel trade mart and one-day conference, along with other value-added activities that facilitate networking and relationship building.

This event is set to attract well established travel buyers and sellers from local and international markets, providing excellent media opportunities with professionals operating in the dynamic and fast-expanding sector of adventure travel and tourism.

Confirmed speakers for the one day conference include Daw Moe Moe Lwin, Director and Vice Chairperson – Yangon Heritage Trust, Myanmar; Natasha Martin, Managing Director – Bannikin Asia, Hong Kong SAR; Paul Brady, Editorial Strategist – Skift, USA; Philippa Kaye, Founder – Indian Experiences, India; Trevor Jonas Benson, Director of Food Tourism Innovation – Culinary Tourism Alliance, Canada; Vivienne Tang, Founder and CEO – Destination Deluxe, Hong Kong SAR, and Yosha Gupta, Founder – Meraki, Hong Kong SAR.

Nestled amidst lush greeneries guarded by the breathtaking hills of northern Uttarakhand, the tranquil city of Rishikesh is often claimed as the `Yoga Capital of the World’. It gained instant fame when The Beatles came to stay with their guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in the 1960’s. Boasting marvellous temples, pilgrimage sites and the magnificent Ganges River, every corner of this legendary place has stories to be told. But Rishikesh is not all spirituality and yoga.

Today, the city attracts tourists from all over the world for its numerous adventure sports such as white-water raft­ing, cliff-jumping, kayaking and camping. Known as the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’, Rishikesh is also a designated starting point for treks to numerous Himalayan pilgrimage centres and shrines.

Rishikesh is situated a half-hour drive away from the nearest airport, Jolly Grant (also known as Dehradun Airport) which offers direct flights from international airports in New Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow and Srinagar through popular carriers such as Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways. In addition, the city is connected by a network of buses to key cities such as New Delhi, Haridwar, and Dehradun, and is also accessible by train via Haridwar.

As a media delegate you are entitled to:

  • Entry to official events – Conference, Travel Mart and Social Functions
  • Discounted room rates at AT&RTCM 2019 Official Hotels
  • Complimentary return airport transfers from Jolly Grant Airport (also known as Dehradun Airport) and local coach transfers for delegates staying at official hotels only
  • Complimentary Half Day Tour
  • Special rates for pre and/or post tours

Please refer to the AT&RTCM2019 programme for more details about the event. Please note that all information in the programme is subject to change. To confirm this invitation, please register for the event at https://conferenceatrtcm2019.eventbrite.com via the following instructions:

Instructions on how to register:
1.    Click link https://conferenceatrtcm2019.eventbrite.com
2.    Click Promotional Code
3.    Enter code – MEDATRTCM
4.    Click Apply Code
5.    Registration category will show
6.    Click to select number of tickets
7.    Click Checkout
8.    Complete personal information
9.    Continue until the end of process