Manila to Host PATA Travel Mart 2012

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is returning to its Travel Mart roots in 2012. The organization is scheduled to host the event in Manila, Philippines, where the first PATA Travel Mart was held back in 1978.

The dates have not been confirmed, but they will be announced soon. The event is scheduled to take place at the SMX Convention Center. Greg Duffel, CEO of PATA said in a statement, "PATA is delighted to bring our signature event back to Manila, Philippines. We received tremendous support from the Philippine Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board to host our event. I strongly believe that the PTM2012 will shocase Philippines' capacity in hosting major international events and highlight its reemergence as a leading tourism destination hub in Asia Pacific."

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