LAMITE 2019, Costa Rica's big bet for the MICE segment
The event began today in Guanacaste and brings together the main meeting planners based in Latin America and buyers of incentives together with world leading suppliers for three days
Questex Travel Group, editor of the International Meetings Review, will hold its fifth annual Latin American Encuentro and Incentive Travel Exchange (LAMITE) in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
The first and only event of its kind, LAMITE, brings together the most important meeting planners and incentive buyers in Latin America, together with the world's leading providers for three and a half days of exclusive networking opportunities and private, pre-selected appointments. . .
The event takes place at the recently opened Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica. With its casita style buildings created along the Gulf of Papagayo coast, the Planet Hollywood Resort offers an impressive property to exhibit LAMITE. The incentive planners and meetings of Latin America and the United States. Canadian planners with business for Latin America will meet for almost four days of exploration, networking, individual meetings and delicious culinary experiences.
Rafael Quesada Alvarado, Chief Research and Evaluator at ICT said: "Having LAMITE allows us to position ourselves even more as a MICE destination, we know that this kind of events are important internationally and we are happy to receive important buyers. this kind of initiatives. "
"When we applied to the event we did it with the total conviction of betting on a very long term for a niche that we know is expanding."
"Receiving important hotel chains is also very attractive for us, they arrive and can see the beauty of Guanacaste and the potential it has to invest in new properties in this and other destinations in our country."
"This is the only MICE industry event that brings global suppliers to Latin America in an effort to meet personally with prequalified buyers based in Latin America," said Jill Birkett, event director. "No other organizer offers the concept of a private, one-on-one meeting that provides suppliers with optimal opportunities for networking and relationships. We are very happy to return to the country where LAMITE was founded, Costa Rica. The location offers so much and the support of ICT.
(The Costa Rica Tourism Board) helps us create magical experiences that planners can look to model in their own future events. "
The suppliers at the event represent cruise lines, tour operators, destination management companies and incentive destinations, hotels, resorts and spas around the world.