Argentina receives the visit of international hosted buyers
INPROTUR and the Argentine Chamber of Tourism received 92 hosted buyers from more than 10 countries in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
During the reception, the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Matías Lammens; the Executive Secretary of INPROTUR, Ricardo Sosa, and the President of the Argentine Chamber of Tourism, Gustavo Hani. Also there were Ministers and Secretaries of Tourism of the Provinces of Tucumán, Río Negro, Entre Ríos, Salta, La Pampa, Jujuy, Santa Cruz and Buenos Aires, among others.
The Executive Secretary of INPROTUR, Ricardo Sosa, referred to the expectations that are generated around the business rounds: “We have high expectations because the number of hosted buyers that we had planned from 10 countries have already been exceeded. There are more than 90 representatives who are sharing this beginning of the business rounds, more than 55 Argentine hosted buyers and more than 3,000 meetings have already been agreed during these days ”.
"For us it is very important because we are accelerating the intermediation of supply, which means bringing supply closer to demand to generate the commercialization flow we need at this time," said Sosa.
Finally, he stated: “It is one more step in this reactivation process that we are living in the international arena, which goes hand in hand with a strong positioning of Argentina in different countries and, in turn, with the management to recover all the corridors air that we have from different countries. We are happy because this is a reality that we are experiencing in this reactivation of receptive tourism ”.
The Minister of Tourism, Matías Lammens, underlined the importance of the reunion within the framework of the reactivation of the sector: “FIT2021 is a unique opportunity to meet again with the main players in the industry. We met again and confirmed, once again, that tourism is underway ”.
He also declared that “we have the challenge of continuing to create the conditions for the major players in the sector to invest in Argentina. Both INPROTUR and CAT have worked, together with other actors from the public and private sector, to put tourism back on track and that joint work is a value that deserves to be highlighted ”.
Some of the participants of the event also referred to the expectations for these business rounds.
Valeria Carretero, from CATCO REPS (Lima, Peru), expressed: “My expectations are high. I have some proposals to make and I want some to be strategic allies since we are going to be launching a new area called Travel Experience. It is about those unique destinations, such as the End of the World Train, that in our country are not known around there and that there are many and many Peruvians who want to know them. I am sure that the growth of tourism for Argentina and Peru will be very good ”.
For his part, Augusto Yañez Leite, Marketing Director of Personal Operadora in Porto Alegre, also spoke about the interest that our country arouses for Brazilian tourists: “Argentina is a sister country and we like to come a lot; to eat, to drink. The good wine, the barbecue, the tango, the people, the climate… I think that a great expectation is generated for the Brazilian tourist to travel ”.
Eloy Peréz, from Mexico, indicated: “It is the third FIT in which I have participated, so I am quite familiar with the country. I work for an Irish company, I am dedicated to the hotel product contracting part. We are an online distribution platform. What we are managing mostly is Buenos Aires and some southern destinations such as Bariloche and San Martín de los Andes. The idea is to find out what are the trends in Argentina in terms of the opening of borders to facilitate access to the country, given that there are restrictions in many countries of the world that are affecting the development of tourism and the recovery of the sector ”.
Anita Chudasama -from Detroit, United States- is Manager at Sky Bird Travel and she also hopes to be able to fulfill her expectations despite the difference in language: "This Monday I will have between 15 and 20 meetings and on Tuesday another 20. It is my first trip to Argentina and I'm happy to meet everyone. It will be a good experience. People are very nice to me even though I don't speak Spanish. "
The days of this December 6 and 7, during which the business rounds will take place, will have 92 foreign buyers from the markets of Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the US, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Also the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Portugal, the Dominican Republic, Turkey and Venezuela.
In addition, there will be more than 55 Argentine buyers and a total of 361 sellers who will seek, within the framework of the International Tourism Fair (FIT), to continue strengthening the commercialization for both the public and private sectors.