Centroamerica Travel Market will be held in Guatemala City
The XII edition of the event will take place at the Westin Camino Real Hotel from June 3rd to 5th
The event is organized, executed and promoted mainly by the Chamber of Tourism of Guatemala (CAMTUR) and the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT), as well as by the Federation of Chambers of Tourism of Central America (FEDECATUR), National Tourism Authorities and the Agency. of Tourism Promotion of Central America (CATA). In 2017 El Salvador was in charge of the organization of the XI edition, in which more than 100 Central American tourism companies established business contacts with more than 80 purchasing companies from Europe and Taiwan.
The figures show that in 2017 Central America received more than 11 million tourists, achieving a 7.5% increase in relation to 2016.
For his part, Jorge Mario Chajón, General Director of the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (INGUAT) said that "it is an honor to host the next edition of the Central America Travel Market. We are already planning a professional event, in which, through business roundtables, individual meetings, information sessions and familiarization trips, the tourist multi-destination constituted by the seven countries of the region is even more valuable ".
Also, Luis Rey, President of the Chamber of Tourism of Guatemala (CAMTUR) said: "For CAMTUR and tourism companies in Guatemala, CATM is one of the most important meetings to conduct business and bring the quality offer of Guatemala as a tourist destination of World class. Undoubtedly, we are teaming up with INGUAT because together we will lead this important professional meeting in the region. "
It is projected that for the twelfth edition of CATM in Guatemala there will be as exhibitors more than a hundred tourism companies in the region, more than 80 wholesale buyers from Europe. Additionally, it is expected to call at least 20 international media outlets.
Through Central America Travel Market (CATM) there will be a wide exposition of the Central American cultural heritage, starting from the pre-Columbian civilizations, among them the Mayan, and the Afro-Caribbean civilizations, which have been consolidated over the last centuries. In the same way, coastal attractions, volcanoes, lakes and colonial cities become an irresistible tourist offer for those who wish to visit the Caribbean and Central American tropics.