pata logo whiteBangalore, Karnataka, India is the host of the 38th PATA Travel Mart 2015. The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold the mart on September 6-8, 2015 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC). The Mart is being generously hosted by the Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka.

Bangalore, or officially known as Bengaluru, is the capital city of Karnataka in South India. Bangalore is a city of contrasts, going by several aliases: India’s Silicon Valley, Pub City, Shopper’s Paradise, garden City, Air-Conditioned City and Gourmet’s Delight.

PATA CEO Mario Hardy said, ““We are excited for PATA Travel Mart to be returning to India, having successfully held Marts in Hyderabad in 2008 and New Delhi in 2011. This year’s event will showcase both the rich cultural heritage and high-tech features of the city of Bangalore in the state of Karnataka. Besides the exhibition, we are planning many other exciting side events attached to the Mart for a week long celebration of travel and tourism in the region.”