CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A. are exhibiting for the first time, one of the most important operators in Brazil, with 42 years of experience behind them, transporting over 20 million passengers on national and international trips.
The Brazilian Association of Hotels and Resorts and Sol Network Express Hotels & Resorts are also new to WTM Latin America, both coming to take advantage of the business opportunities and deals that can be done. Last year, WTM Latin America generated $341 million of business deals as a result of the event.
Viviane Person, Director of Marketing and Sales at Sol Express Network explained: “WTM Latin America offers us the opportunity to access clients from different parts of the world in a professional environment of high credibility for routing excellent business opportunities.”
Popular Car rental services Movida and Hertz along with the Campinas City Hall, representing the popular region of Sao Paulo, will also be exhibiting for the first time in the Brazil section of the event.
Alexandra Caprioli, Tourism Director of Campinas City Hall commented: “It’s very important to be close to these companies, associations, tourism organizations, airlines, hotel groups, tour operators and travel companies in Brazil. It is a way to exchange experiences with professional colleagues, develop relationships and gain visibility in the market during the fair.”
The event which will take place simultaneously with the 43 Braztoa Business Meeting will be relocating to a more central address in São Paulo this year, Expo Centre Norte and will be the biggest and best yet, with registered visitors and buyers already 20% up on 2014.
Recognized Brazilian exhibitors that are returning for 2015 include the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism, São Paulo tourism board, Resorts Brasil and the Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Lawrence Reinisch Exhibition Director WTM Latin America emphasizes the importance of the Brazilian presence among the exhibitors. “It’s great to see that not only the world, but also Brazil, sees the fair as one of the most important events in the industry and wish to participate. I am sure that the new Brazilian exhibitors will benefit from all the initiatives that will be promoted during the three days and that this is just the beginning of a great partnership.”