War in Iraq, concerns over the contagious SARS virus, and assorted travel advisories are not deterring the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) from moving forward with final preparations for their 52nd annual conference in Bali April 13-17,2003.
Centered at the Bali International Conference Center (BICC) in Nusa Dua, registered delegates as of late March stood at 650, including 250 members of the press and 75 Indonesian participants.
Special prices and last minute promotions to the Indonesian travel trade are intended to bring the total participant number closer to 1,000.
In a report delivered by the Minister of Culture and Tourism, I Gede Ardika, to President Megawati Soekarnoputri, the Minister reported that leaders in tourism from some 36 countries are expected to be represented at the conference which will be formally opened by the President.
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