07 Jul 2012
PHNOM PENH, 6 July 2012: Pacific Asia Travel Association Cambodia Chapter is inviting tourism players to join its second table-top sales event, 9 August, at the InterContinental Phnom Penh Hotel.
The Chapter expects around 60 buyers and 80 sellers to join the second event. The first event attracted just 21 buyers and 16 sellers.
Buyers are defined as traditional travel agencies selling outbound tours to Cambodia, or multi-destination tours in the Mekong Region that feature Cambodia.
In addition online travel agencies and hotel booking websites that channel hotel bookings to hotels in the region would be included as buyers.
The Chapter hopes to use the events to build networking and business opportunities between the various tourism players representing hotels, airlines and specialised travel companies
Registration is open now for both sellers and buyers with the fee for buyers set at US$20 for PATA members and US$30 for non-members.
Sellers fees depend on the categories: Airlines, hotels, restaurants, spas, transport companies US$50 (PATA members) and US$100 (non-members); tourism organisations, handicraft shops and tour guides US$30 (PATA members) and US$50 (non-members) and co-delegates US$20 (PATA members) and US$30 (non-members).
The table-top sale aims to strengthen business relations among tourism entrepreneurs in Cambodia as well as increasing awareness of the various tourism components and the need to work closely together.
PATA has been building its presence in the Mekong Region with new Chapters formed recently including one in Myanmar and Laos (still to be officially registered).
During the recent Mekong Tourism Forum, committee members from the various Chapters met in Chiang Rai to discuss cross-border co-operation at the private sector level using the PATA platform to improve communications betweeen the Chapter members in the Mekong Region.