A thousand travel industry professionals from 45 countries including buyers from global markets and suppliers from every Latin American Country attended the 36th Annual TravelMart LatinAmerica in Cartagena, Colombia September 12-14. About 7,000 appointments between Buyers and Suppliers were scheduled, and many more “on-site” meetings took place.
Almost 300 buyers from global markets met suppliers from every Latin America country during the three day event, with the focal point of TravelMart LatinAmerica. Other activities included a welcome reception at the Centro de Conveniciones Claustro de las Animas and the closing/farewell reception at Baluarte de San Ignacio
TravelMart LatinAmerica was first held in Lima 1978, and this will be the 2nd time that this prestigious business development Event for Latin America tourism will be returning to Cartagena. TravelMart LatinAmerica was last held in Cartagena five (5) years ago in 2007. The Event was held in Bogota in the early years in 1981. Last year’s TravelMart LatinAmerica was held in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Many of the TravelMart LatinAmerica delegates visited tourism sites in Cartagena and throughout Colombia and participated in special Pre and Post Tours. AviancaTaca Airlines provided discounted air fares for registered delegates.
Irma Coleman, President & CEO of William H. Coleman, Inc., the TravelMart LatinAmerica organizing company, said they are excited to have TravelMart LatinAmerica return once again to Cartagena.
“This is an excellent opportunity for Buyers and Suppliers to personally experience this ‘world class’ destination.” said Mrs. Coleman. “It has been a delight for us to have the support of the Cartagena and Colombia Tourism Professionals who have been working very hard for almost two years to make this event successful.”
TravelMart LatinAmerica www.travelmartlatinamerica.com