The upcoming edition of the International Tourism Fair, FITUR 2019, will present the Dominican Republic as a partner country, a destination that has continued to grow in recent years and which is currently a tourism leader in the Caribbean, with 6,2 million international tourists arriving in 2017, according to the Dominican Republic Central Bank.
The scale of business that FITUR achieves as one of the meetings with the greatest impact in the world tourism industry, which annually brings together more than 200,000 professionals and more than 10.000 companies from 165 countries, together with its ability to detect trends and business models, has inspired IFEMA, through the Madrid International Tourism Fair, to set up the FITURNEXT Observatory.
From January 23 - 27 , 2019, FITUR 2019 will again transform the halls at Feria de Madrid into a global meeting point for tourism industry professionals.
FITUR this year enjoyed the most impressive figures in the event’s history.
Two round tables and a business-to-business component were integrated in the ninth edition of INVESTOUR that took place within the framework of FITUR. The first session, moderated by Thebe Ikalafeng, chairman at BrandAfrica, addressed branding strategies to position the African continent in the travel market.
Speaking at FITUR, Gabriel Escarrer, CEO, Meliá Hotels, presented the group’s progress in each of the five key objectives within a strategic plan for it to become not only larger but also stronger.
Sports Events 365, the provider of tickets for sports and music events worldwide, which actively targets the global travel market, will showcase its proposals for business partnerships with tourism companies at FITUR 2018 event on January 17-19.
The upcoming staging of FITUR 2018, which is organised by IFEMA and set to take place on January 17 – 21, 2018, at Feria de Madrid, is to once again become the major international benchmark event of the tourism industry.
UNWTO has prepared a number of events to be held at FITUR, starting with the presentation of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.
More than 20 African ministers of tourism met their Middle East and European counterparts, to exchange information and discuss business opportunities in Africa, during the annual forum INVESTOUR held at the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) in Spain on January 19.