Braztoa (the Brazilian Tour Operators Association) has already opened registration for the traditional road caravans to WTM Latin America 2017 & the 47th Braztoa Business Event, which will take place on April 4, 5 and 6 at the Expo Center Norte Exhibition Centre, in the city of São Paulo.
With free registration on the association’s site (www.braztoa.com.br), up until March 24, there are a total of eight routes for the road caravans, which cover 28 towns: Americana, Araçatuba, Araraquara, Bauru, Botucatu, Caçapava, Campinas, Catanduva, Franca, Indaiatuba, Itu, Jacareí, Jundiaí, Limeira, Lins, Marilia, Piracicaba, Pirassununga, Ribeirão Preto, Rio Claro, Santo André, Santo Bernardo do Campo, Santos, São Carlos, São José do Rio Preto, São José dos Campos, Sorocaba and Taubaté. The most distant routes include free accommodation.
The agents need to have already registered for the event in order to be able to have access to the road caravans.
Visitors will have access to a program with many benefits, including among others, professional improvement and updating, a foretaste of the trends for the tourism industry, product launches for the next season, strengthening of relationships with the tourism industry and networking with other professionals in the sector.
“Being able to count on the partnership with Braztoa, which is such an important and influential entity in the sector, right from the very beginning has only enhanced our event. Our expectation for this, the fifth edition, is that we will generate an even greater volume of business and visitors, and we are making every effort to ensure an event of the very highest level to favour these business meetings, which are given a boost by the quality of the road caravans organized by Braztoa”, declares WTM Latin America’s director, Lawrence Reinisch.
According to the executive, the entity provides an even more complete experience for the target public by organizing the road caravans, which also help in the discovery of the opportunities that Latin American tourism has to offer and which are presented over the course of WTM Latin America, which is focused on networking and generating business, promoting the development of intra-continental tourism and promoting Latin America to the world and vice-versa. “We are the showcase for the Latin American market to take its place as one of the world’s most important regions for the travel industry”, adds Lawrence.
Around March 28, registered agents will receive a voucher (via e-mail) with the details of their trip and, if applicable, information regarding their accommodation.
Check the details for each route at www.braztoa.com.br
Braztoa (the Brazilian Tour Operators Association) brings together tourism operators, collaborators and companies representing products and destinations, along with guests, which account for an estimated 90% of the tour packages sold in Brazil. A leading, non-profit organization, Braztoa promotes actions and partnerships that highlight its members’ business activities, supporting the sustainable development of the tourism market. In 2015, operators associated with Braztoa registered a combined turnover of R$ 11.01 billion and embarked five million passengers during the course of the year. These companies generated an economic impact of R$ 10 billion for the domestic economy during the same period (this amount includes the total value of the packages sold for domestic destinations, along with the tourists’ average daily spending on extras at the destinations).
About WTM Latin America
WTM Latin America, now in its 5th year, attracts almost 9,000 unique senior executives interested in the Latin American travel industry. The 2016 event generated US$ 370 million of new business which was conducted between exhibitors and buyers. WTM Latin America is part of WTM Portfolio of events, which also includes World Travel Market London, World Travel Market Africa, Arabian Travel Market, WTM Connect Asia and International Golf Travel Market. www.wtm.com. http://latinamerica.wtm.com.
About Reed Travel Exhibitions
Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading provider of exhibitions in the travel and tourism industry. Its wide-ranging portfolio of events around the globe covers leisure travel, luxury travel, meetings, incentives and business travel. RTE, which organizes more than 20 events around the world, includes three portfolios: World Travel Market, IBTM Events and International Luxury Travel Market. RTE is a business unit of Reed Exhibitions. www.reedtravelexhibitions.com.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 30 countries. In 2015, Reed brought together over seven million events participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are hold throughout Americas, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Oceania, and organized by 40 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. www.reedexpo.com.
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