Bali to host PATA Travel Mart 2007

BANGKOK - PATA Travel Mart 2007 (PTM07) will take place in Bali, Indonesia. The exact date in September/October 2007 would be announced soon. Bali hosted PTM in 1985 and 1989 and the 53rd PATA Annual Conference in 2003. Jakarta hosted PATA Annual Conferences in 1963 and 1974. Indonesia's Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik said, "The event is instrumental to the ongoing recovery of the tourism industry in Bali and throughout the Indonesian Archipelago. I can personally assure each and every prospective delegate of a memorable and productive PTM07." The PATA Bali and Nusa Tenggara Chapter sees the successful bid as "a real breakthrough to boost flagging visitor arrivals to Bali". PATA president and CEO, Peter de Jong said, "For Indonesia, PTM07 is 'just what the doctor ordered' - a leading, global travel trade event to remind the travel trade that Bali, Indonesia is one of the world's great destinations."

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