Plaza Premium Group (the Group), the pioneer and industry leader in providing Premium Airport Services, led a delegation to Bangalore, India to participate in the 38th Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2015 held at Bangalore International Convention Centre from 6th to 8thSeptember 2015.
The three-day PATA Travel Mart 2015 is one of the major travel trade shows in the Asia Pacific region this year, and attracted over 1,000 delegates from 61 destinations. “As the representative of PATA’s Hong Kong Chapter, we have sent a fleet of delegates to participate in this meaningful event. We have also turned our exhibition booth into a stylish meeting place for our Group to meet over 240 buyers from 233 organisations and 50 source markets,” said Ms Linda Song, Executive Director of Plaza Premium Group and Chairperson of PATA’s Hong Kong Chapter.
Currently, Plaza Premium Group provides an array of Premium Airport Services in over 120 locations across 35 international airports to more than 7 million travellers annually. As the leading premium lifestyle and airport hospitality brand, the Group in this event highlighted its growth and diversification of businesses into four core pillars under Airport Lounge, Airport Transit Hotel, Airport Meet & Greet Service, and Airport Dining. The Group also showcased its solid partnership with airports, airlines and corporations across its global network to the travel industry.
“We are very glad to participate in the show this year as one of the key exhibitors to promote the Group’s services and facilities to our potential buyers from around the world,” remarked Ms Pauline Cheung, Group Sales & Marketing Director. “Given our leadership and proprietary knowledge in Premium Airport Services, we have received overwhelming responses from the participants throughout the event. Our pre-matched appointments were fully booked and we received walk-in appointments even towards the very end of the show.”
Such enthusiasm was shared by many potential buyers. “I am very impressed with Plaza Premium Group and their provisions in the airport hospitality industry are by far the best,” commented Ms Nadja Lee, Project Manager of Airtrade Express. “It is the exhibition booth that I have stayed the longest and I hope their services will soon be available in Taipei where I am from and, of course, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.” she added.
The delegation of Plaza Premium Group (from left to right): Prakash Harpalani, Sales and Marketing Director – India; Narasimha Murthy, Assistant Manager – India ; Pauline Cheung, Group Sales and Marketing Director; Kay Chow, Assistant Manager – Network Sales & Distribution; Pallavi Verma, Sales & Marketing Manager – India; and Edward Cheng, Senior Manager – Corporate Communications.
Apart from first-time visitors, positive responses were also echoed by existing business partners visiting the show. “It is always a pleasure to visit the exhibition booth of Plaza Premium Group,” said Mr. Joe Nguyen, Account Manager APAC of Viator. “Their vision and enthusiasm for continuous innovation in airport hospitality are always present on every meeting occasions and we have the utmost confidence that this Group will continue to be a valuable partner as both of our companies continue to grow.”
PATA Travel Mart 2015 offered a platform to further exchanges between business counterparts and featured contracting opportunities to help travel and tourism organisations access decision makers, meet new clients and expand business network under one roof. The next trade show that Plaza Premium Group will participate is ITB Asia to be held in Singapore in October 2015.