WTM Latin America 2018 opens registration for its 6th edition, which will take place in São Paulo between April 3rd and April 5th, at Expo Center Norte. The main global event for Latin America’s travel industry inaugurates the sector’s agenda and brings 600 exhibitors to the State of São Paulo’s capital city, representing 50 countries and roughly 10 thousand travel industry professionals from Latin America and the rest of the world.
The event already has a number of foreign exhibitors who have confirmed their presence at this edition, such as the American hotel chains Best Western Hotels & Resorts and AMResorts, the Spanish chain IBEROSTAR Hotel & Resorts as well as the tour operators Iran Doostan and Restel, along with the Brazilian tour operators Newmon and Tourmed. In addition, the car rental companies Avis and Europcar, and the Emirates airline will also have their own stands at the event.
Some of the destinations that have already been confirmed for this edition, which will be in the spotlight with their private sector partners are the United States, Chile, Argentina, Peru, El Salvador, Panama, Bahamas, Egypt, Palestine and Thailand, among others.
At this edition, WTM Latin America will repeat successful activations that were seen at the last edition and presents new developments for exhibitors and visitors. Included among these are the Travel Tech Pavilion, an area that increases the access and inclusion of small and medium-sized companies that apply technology to tourism and the Destination Pavilion, an area that will give private companies from destinations that are not represented at the event a chance to be part of the event. The same goes for the Accommodation Lounge, which gains an exclusive area earmarked for independent hotels.
As for some of the successful initiatives at the last edition, WTM Latin America returns with the Inspire Theatre (the former Conference Theatre) along with a series of presentations and debates about the travel industry, with a diverse agenda that is rich in terms of content and speakers. Industry experts will discuss news, new developments and innovations in the segment, as well as encouraging an in-depth reflection in relation to the industry’s current issues. The topic Responsible Tourism will be included in the agenda, along with innovations in the technological field with names that are well-known in the market.
WTM Latin America’s identity is also reinforced by the Speed Networking Sessions, a successful event that facilitates contact between buyers and exhibitors at the event in a short space of time, and by the WTM Buyers’ Club, a business club for senior travel industry executives.
Service: For those who are interested, registration should be made by means of the website itself: https://latinamerica.wtm.com/en/visit/Register/
Open for: Travel and tourism professionals; the press (badges restricted to publishers, journalists, photographers, broadcasters and bloggers/influencers); government authorities and buyers (only buyers who meet the program’s criteria will be able to receive a WTM Buyers’ Club badge).
About World Travel Market
World Travel Market (WTM) portfolio comprises six leading B2B events across four continents, generating more than $7bn of industry deals. The events are:
WTM Latin America, now in its sixth edition, attracts about 9,000 unique senior executives. The event generates about US$374 million of new business. Taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this show attracts a global audience to meet and shape the direction of the travel industry. More than 7,000 unique visitors attend the event to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry news. http://latinamerica.wtm.com/. Next event: 3-5 April 2018 – Sao Paulo
WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend three-day exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. About 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media visit ExCeL London every November, generating about £2.8 billion of travel industry contracts. http://london.wtm.com/. Next event: 5-7 November 2018 – London.
T>F Travel Forward is a new travel technology event co-located with WTM London 2018 and part of the WTM portfolio of events. The inaugural T>F Travel Forward conference, exhibition and buyer programme will take place on 5 – 7 November 2018 at ExCeL London, showcasing next-generation technology for travel and hospitality.
WTM Africa launched in 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. Nearly 5,000 travel industry professionals attend Africa’s leading inbound and outbound travel and tourism market. WTM Africa delivers a proven mix of hosted buyers, media, pre-scheduled appointments, on-site networking, evening functions and invited travel trade visitors. http://africa.wtm.com/. Next event: 18-20 April 2018 – Cape Town.
Arabian Travel Market (ATM) is the leading, international travel and tourism event in the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. ATM 2017 attracted almost 40,000 industry professionals, agreeing deals worth US$2.5 billion over the four days. The 25th edition of ATM will showcase more than 2,500 exhibiting companies across 12 halls at Dubai World Trade Centre, making it the largest ATM in its 25-year history. http://arabiantravelmarket.wtm.com/ www.wtmworld.com. Next event: 22-25 April 2018 – Dubai.
International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) is the meeting place for the global B2B golf travel community. Taking place annually since 1998, IGTM brings together more than 500 golf tourism suppliers and 400 pre-qualified buyers for four days of unmissable pre-scheduled appointments and exclusive networking opportunities. Showcasing a different golf destination every year, IGTM brings together 1,400 golf tourism professionals from more than 65 countries. http://igtm.wtm.com/. Next event: 15-18 October 2018 – Slovenia.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events business, enhancing the power of face-to-face through data and digital tools at more than 500 events a year, in more than 43 countries, attracting more than seven million participants. Reed’s events are held in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.
About Reed Travel Exhibitions
Reed Travel Exhibitions is the world’s leading travel and tourism events organiser with a growing portfolio of more than 22 international travel and tourism trade events in Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Our events are market leaders in their sectors, whether they are global and regional leisure travel trade events, or specialist events for meetings, incentives, conference, events (MICE) industry, business travel, luxury travel, travel technology as well as golf, spa and ski travel. We have more than 35 years’ experience in organising world-leading travel exhibitions.