PATA Travel Mart 2016, held annually in this 9th September, attracts 1000+ delegates from 60+ countries. Pasific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart is Asia Pacific’s premier B2B travel trade show, featuring unparalleled networking and contracting opportunities to help travel and tourism organisations access decision makers, meet new clients, expand their networks and build or maintain existing relationships. It showcases the travel products and services from primarily the Asia Pacific region and draws interest from international buyers from around the globe.

Wakatobi tourism authority participated in the exhibition at 3 main booth areas (South East Sulawesi, Wakatobi, Swisscontact WISATA). As one of the 10 major tourism destinations in Indonesia, Wakatobi is expected to attract more tourists from various countries to visit and enjoy the beauty of the Wakatobi's underwater.

This largest tourism trade show that will take place in 3 days is opened by Vice President Jusuf Kalla (JK) and Tourism Minister Arief Yahya on 7 September 2016 in Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD Tangerang, Banten.