In response to these extraordinary times, Virtual PTM 2020 will both mirror and enhance thefeatures of the long-standing PATA Travel Mart, with Leshan Culture, Radio, Television andTourism Bureau as the Platinum Sponsor and a virtual platform powered by Dragon TrailInteractive. 





Maximise business opportunities


Leverage two full days of the possibility of

up to 50 appointments across

all time zones with no travel costs

Cost-effective seller booth fees


Enjoy full feature seller packages at

significantly below market rates,

nearly 50% less than othersimilar trade shows

Reach the Chinese and global market


Market to a database of +75,000

Chinese and international travel trade

professionals and buildnew partnerships



Be part of PATA Travel Mart’s first virtual format starting from USD 550 to receive your VirtualDisplay Area package with full event access. Take advantage of branding and networkingopportunities to build your business profile as travel restrictions ease. Enjoy innovative, inspiringand interactive live sessions through the Network Lounge, PTM Forums, Games & Giveaways,Presentation Hall and the PATA Gold Awards Presentation Ceremony. See you there! 







- English-Mandarin  Chat interface
- Accessibility via a PC, mobile or a WeChat mini programme, providing a single-entry access for both - international and China-based delegates
- Communication via video calls, text, and voice chat 




Programme(As of Sep 21, 2020)


Sep 1-22


Registration 24/7 


Sep 23 (Wed) 

from 1300-1700 hrs 


Welcome and Introduction to Virtual PTM 2020 programme and activities



Sep 24(Thu)

from 0900-2040 hrs    


0900-1240   Business appointment focusing on Pacific, Australia and New Zealand zones

                        (10 appointments x 20 min sessions)

1040-1100    Concurrent Networking Break:

                        Group Chat 1: - Innovation - “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act

                        with yesterday’s logic -Peter Drucker”

                        Moderator: Dr Mario Hardy, CEO - PATA

                      Group Chat 2: - Sustainability IS the new normal. “What are the lessons learned from COVID-19 and how                         do we implement?”
                        Moderator: Mr Graham Harper, Director, Sustainability & Social Responsibility - PATA

1100-1130      VDO destination experience 1 from Leshan then pub quiz with Prizes

1240-1355     PATA Gold Awards Ceremony (Virtual) sponsored by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO)

1300-1400    Walk-in Meeting for Buyers / Trade Visitors / Media

1420-1800    Business appointment focusing on Northeast Asia

                        (10 appointments x 20 min sessions)

1600-1700    PTM Forum: "The Current State of Travel Media"

                        starting with VDO destination experience 2 from Leshan

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a severe threat to the entire travel and tourism industry, affecting every single sector of the industry from airlines, cruise lines and hotels to travel agents, tour operators and travel media. As the industry looks towards recovery, communication is essential in rebuilding travel confidence by providing clear and authoritative information for both industry stakeholders and travellers alike. Travel media will be an essential component of this process but how has the current crisis affected them? How have they adapted to survive in this current situation? What stories are catching the most attention of their audience? Most important, how can stakeholders work with travel media as we look towards recovery?

Moderator: Mr Paul Pruankarn, Director - Communications & External Affairs, PATA


                   Ms Anne Banas, Editor, BBC Travel (

                   • Mr Denis Iulin, Editor, Profi.Travel

                    Ms Karen Yue, Group Editor, TTG Asia Media

                    Mr Stuart McDonald, Co-Founder,

1730-1800     Networking break: Quick Fire Presentation: 

                         Emcee: Mr Paul Pruankarn, Director - Communications & External Affairs, PATA

                         • Future Travel on Destination:Hawaii’ s Response to COVID-19 and the Future of Tourism

                         Speaker: Ms Jennifer Chun, Director, Tourism Research | Hawaii Tourism Authority

                         • Future Travel on Aviation: Aviation’s Response to COVID-19 and the Safe Reopening of Air Travel

                         Speaker: Mr Vinoop Goel, Regional Director - Airport & External Relations, International Air
                         Transportation Association (IATA)

1800-1900    Walk-in Meeting for Buyers / Trade Visitors / Media

1900-2040    Business appointment focusing on USA, EU, Middle East & Africa

                          (5 appointments x 20 min sessions)



Sep 25(Fri)

from 0900-2040 hrs


0900-1000    Live streaming from Opening ceremony of Sichuan International Travel Expo (SITE)

                         360 view VDO of SITE

                         Sichuan VIPs walk around the Expo

0900-1240    Business appointment focusing on South East Asia

                         (10 appointments x 20 min sessions)

1200-1300     PATA Youth Symposium: Getting a Job in a post-COVID-19 World & VDO destination experience 3 from

1240-1300      Concurrent Networking Break:

                         Group Chat 3: - Technology

                          Moderator: Mr George Cao, Co-Founder & CEO | Dragon Trail Interactive

                          Group Chat 4: - Marketing during COVID-19: Should and how do you do it?

                          Moderator: Ms Hannah Pearson, Founding Partner | Pear Anderson

1300-1400     Walk-in Meeting for Buyer/ Trade Visitor/ Media

1330-1400     VDO destination experience 4 from Leshan then pub quiz with Prizes

1420-1800     Business appointment focusing on South Asia

                         (10 appointments x 20 min sessions)

1600-1700     PTM Forum: "The Impact of Health and Hygiene on Post COVID-19 Destination Competitiveness in the
                         Asia Pacific"
                        Despite much remaining unknown and unknowable about the future of travel post COVID-19,
                        destination  managers and marketers must rethink, rebuild, and reposition their destination’s focus on
                        health and hygiene accordingly.

This session highlights the emerging trends about health and hygiene in travel and tourism concerning traveller booking behaviour and resident sentiment. Join PATA with the Global Health Security (GHS) Index, TCI Research, Tripadvisor, and the World Economic Forum (WEF), as we discuss the health and hygiene trends in T&T and their impacts on destination competitiveness in the future.

Panel Discussion: The Changing Needs of Traveller

Moderator: Mr Trevor Weltman, Chief of Staff | PATA


• Mr Fabrizio Orlando, Global Industry Relations Associate Director |Tripadvisor

• Mr Olivier Henry-Biabaud, Founder & CEO | TCI Research

Mini-Keynote: Role of Health and Hygiene in Destination Competitiveness

Speaker: Mr Maksim Soshkin, Research and Analysis Specialist, Aerospace, Aviation, Travel and Tourism | the World Economic Forum

Mini-Keynote: Harmonising Health and Travel Policy

Speaker: Ms Jessica A. Bell, Senior Program Officer | Nuclear Threat Initiative

1700-1730     Bingo gamwith Prizes

1730-1800     Networking Break: Quick Fire Presentation:

                          Future Travel on Hotel & Hospitality

                         • Future Travel on Travel Industry: Challenge of Travel during COVID-19

                        Speaker: Mr Henry Oh, Chairman | Global Tour Ltd

1800-1900    Walk-in Meeting for Buyers / Trade Visitors / Media

1900-2040    Business appointment focusing on USA, EU, Middle East & Africa

                          (5 appointments x 20 min sessions)


Sep 26(Sat)

from 0900-1700 hrs


0900-1700     Trade visitors with 1:1 chat/ Walk-in meetings

1400-1430      VDO destination experience 5 from Leshan then Pub quiz with prizes


Sep 27(Sun)

from 0900-1700 hrs


0900-1700    Trade visitors with 1:1 chat/ Walk-in meetings 

1400-1430     Bingo game with Prizes

1700                Online Closing remarks from PATA and Leshan






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