PATA Travel Mart 2007 opens in Bali - Tourism Indonesia


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

PATA Travel Mart 2007 opens in Bali

The 29th Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2007 opened on Wednesday.

Indonesian Vice President Yusuf Kalla, who opened the mart at the Bali International Convention Center, said that the event could promote the development of tourism industry in Asia and Pacific region, and especially recover the image of Bali in tourism field since it was hit by terrorist attack in 2002 and 2005.

Indonesian Culture and Tourism Minster Jero Watjik, PATA's President and CEO Peter de Jong and senior local officials as well as hundreds of representatives from 49 member countries and regions attended the opening ceremony.

This year's Mart, which was organized jointly by PATA and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Indonesia, was attended by about 1,500 representatives of buyers, sellers and journalists.

The mart will be closed on Friday. Organizing officials said the next PATA mart will be held in India.

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