A new edition of Peru Travelmart concludes
The XXVI edition of the event seeks to close deals for more than 25 million dollars in the next 12 months
With the presence of the president of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, the XXVI edition of the Peru Travel Mart (PTM) was inaugurated last Friday, an event that seeks to close businesses for more than 25 million dollars in the next 12 months. The show takes place at the Jockey Club in Lima and ends today.
Organized by PromPerú and the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur), this activity is the main tourist negotiation exchange in the Andean country.
This fair brings together foreign and Peruvian businessmen from the different markets that emit tourism such as hotels, operators, airlines, cruises, land transport, trains, among others.
"Tourism is one of the main economic activities of our country and our Government gives great importance to this sector, which benefits millions of Peruvian families, empowers the female workforce and boosts regional economies," said Vizcarra.
For his part, Edgar Vásquez, Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru said that "from the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism we have been working hand in hand with the private sector to promote the increase of foreign currency generated by international arrivals, offering services of quality, promoting formality, improving infrastructure and air connectivity. "
This 2019, Peru Travel Mart has convened 163 buyers from 27 countries, a figure that represents an increase of 30% compared to last year.
Likewise, of the total of international participating companies, 124 are new, which will boost the positioning of Peru in more markets.
"This 26th edition of the PTM aims to diversify the tourist offer, with emphasis on the Noramazónico circuit and new segments such as MICE Tourism (Meetings, Incentives, Congresses and Events), as well as luxury tourism, for which we have selected and invited 50% of participating foreign buyers, who will have the opportunity to meet with national vendors in 7000 business meetings, "said Carlos Canales, president of Canatur.
The countries participating in the event for the first time are Germany, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, India, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Thailand and Turkey. According to Canatur estimates, it is expected to exceed the amount negotiated in 2018 by 12%.