New exhibitors from Portugal, Italy, Lithuania, Turkey and Switzerland have already secured their participation in the third edition of WTM Latin America, which last year generated $341 million in business deals during the event and in the months that followed.
Top Atlântico SA, the well-known Portuguese tour operator will be present at WTM Latin America 2015.
Italy will be represented by Italian Tour Operator Gartour (HTS grp) and Rusconi Viaggi, an inbound tourism specialist and Delta Tours, a well-established tour operator from Lithuania will also be exhibiting for the first time.
The Istanbul Chamber of Commerce joins as a new exhibitor for 2015 to promote the historic and cultural Turkish city as well as leading travel service provider Heysem Tourism&Travel.
The leading network of Inbound and Outbound travel agencies based in Switzerland, the World Association of Travel Agencies, will also be exhibiting for the first time.
These new exhibitors join other European exhibitors who are returning after a successful event in 2014, including well known car rental provider Europcar International, France’s Tourism development agency ATOUT France, Slovenia’s National Tourist Board SPIRIT Slovenia and regional tourism organizations of Dubrovnik and Zagreb, from Croatia.
A selection of other relevant inbound and outbound companies and destinations, both in the Leisure and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Congresses and Exhibitions) segments will be present including Chile, Israel, Mexico, Peru, Bahamas, Uruguay, and the United States. Hotel chains like Hilton, Melia and Iberostar will also be present.
In addition, the Travel Tech Zone will be larger and more established focusing on technology companies working for the tourism sector such as TripAdvisor, Illusions Online and TravelTek Ltd.
Lawrence Reinisch, Director of WTM Latin America, said: “I’m delighted to see so many new exhibitors from Europe sign-up for WTM Latin America 2015 and also so many exhibitors returning.
“This year’s event will be bigger and better, facilitated by the new, more convenient, location and the number of new exhibitors that have signed up. WTM Latin America 2015 will no doubt lead to more business being concluded as a result over the three days."