WTM Latin America confirms major destinations for the 2018 edition

WTM Latin America confirms major destinations for the 2018 edition

The event brings the world of tourism to the city of São Paulo between April 3rd and April 5 – among the exhibitors who have confirmed are the USA, Palestine, Peru and Chile

WTM Latin America – the world’s leading event for the Latin American travel industry – has already received confirmation from a number of major destinations for the next edition, which will take place between April 3rd and April 5th, 2018, at the Expo Center Norte, in the city of São Paulo.

The United States heads up the ranking so far, with 8 exhibitors already confirmed a little more than two months before the event. Among them are the Bahamas Tourist Office, Brand USA, Visit Orlando, Visit Florida, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitor Authority, NYC & Company, and Visit Kissimee.

Among other confirmed destinations are exhibitors from Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. These are as follows: Tourism of Chile, Peru, Egypt (the Egyptian Tourist Authority) and Palestine (the Palestine Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities).

“The destinations that have already confirmed are making a return to the event and, as a result, collaborating with the success that WTM Latin America has achieved worldwide in the tourist segment over the course of these years. Having them come back to us reinforces the importance and scope that the business generated during the event’s duration has on the Latin American travel market”, states Luciane Leite, WTM Latin America’s director.

In 2017 the event had roughly 8 thousand visitors, which was an 18% increase vis-à-vis the previous year. And was against this backdrop, with approximately 50 countries and 600 exhibitors present, that WTM Latin America offered the opportunity to leverage the travel sector by boosting the promotion of destinations on different continents, which have the chance to emphasize their culture, gastronomy, attractions and differentials in order to attract strategic partners related to the sector.


For those who are interested, registration should be made by means of the website itself:


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).


WTM Latin America 2018

Venue: Expo Center Norte, Rua José Bernardino Pinto, 333, V. Guilherme – São Paulo

Date / Time: 3-5 April (3 and 4/04, 12:00 until 20:00 and 5/04 from 12:00 until 18:00)

Website: latinamerica.wtm.com





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.


More information, please contact:

Paul Nelson – WTM Portfolio PR Manager

E: paul.nelson@reedexpo.co.uk

T: +44 (0)20 8910 7032/ M: +44 (0)79 1955 5510


Natalia Hartmann – WTM Portfolio PR Executive

E: natalia.hartmann@reedexpo.co.uk

T: +44 (0)20 8439 5535/ M: +44 (0)74 0336 7331



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