Advisors, Suppliers Collect for Go to Portugal Journey Commerce Market

Advisors, Suppliers Collect for Go to Portugal Journey Commerce Market

Porto, Portugal served as the house spot for the 2023 Go to Portugal Journey Commerce Market.

The occasion, held from Feb 11-17, was the primary large trade in-person occasion for Portugal because the pandemic.

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Over 120 consumers from Canada and america and over 60 sellers gathered at Lodge Pestana Douro Riverside and Pestana Palácio do Freixo to community and join.

“The logistics are fairly difficult in actual fact as a result of we’re bringing 120 of an important folks that we treasure, that are our stakeholders – journey brokers and tour operators from Canada and america,” Luis Araujo, President and CEO of Go to Portugal instructed TravelPulse.

“It is a whole week of immersion within the nation. It begins right here in Porto with some workshops contained in the classroom, however then we may have some journeys all throughout the nation in numerous teams to expertise what Portugal has the variety – how we have ready ourselves for this post-COVID period, how we’re ready to welcome many on the earth and particularly our Canadian and American associates in one of the best ways.”

The occasion first started with vacation spot studying lessons, as journey brokers and different consumers heard displays from representatives in numerous areas of Portugal, together with Lisbon, Porto & Northern Portugal, Heart of Portugal, Alentejo, Algarve, Azores, and Madeira.

These would additionally function the places for the post-event excursions the consumers would get to expertise later within the week.

Moreover, TAP Air Portugal was readily available to showcase all their routes and their plans for rising frequencies from key routes in Canada and america. Plus, they detailed their newly enhanced TAP Stopover program too, which supplies vacationers extra possibilities to expertise Portugal even when primarily visiting different nations in Europe.

Araujo spoke to the consumers on Monday and Nuno Fazenda, Portugal’s Secretary of Tourism addressed all attendees on Tuesday night time.

Each shared messages on Portugal’s tourism initiatives and the way necessary it was for all of us to be there collectively.

“Tourism is recovering, and we’re reaching new information when it comes to revenues,” Fazenda mentioned. “We’re rising with an awesome enhance in US markets.”


Advisors, Suppliers Collect for Go to Portugal Journey Commerce Market
One-on-one conferences on the 2023 Go to Portugal Journey Commerce Market (picture by Eric Bowman)

The necessary one-on-one scheduled conferences happened throughout the second half of Monday and all day Tuesday.

“The conferences have been informative and effectively organized,” mentioned Beverly Haller of Mon Ami Journey. “I appreciated the ten minutes format, it gave me the chance to seek out out what distinctive experiences the suppliers have to supply my purchasers and to attach with them after the conferences. There was an excellent mixture of airways, tour operators /DMCs, and hoteliers. I appreciated that every area did a presentation and we have been additionally given pattern itineraries.”

“It was the proper mixture of hoteliers and DMC’s,” Tammy Levent, proprietor of Elite Journey mentioned. “Generally at occasions, it weighs heavy on one or the opposite, [but] this was an ideal combine. I additionally like the truth that it was geared in direction of luxurious, which is our predominant focus at Elite Journey. The occasion was very skilled. I obtained not solely to satisfy with my potential distributors, however I additionally networked with brokers and different tour operators. As a matter of truth, I’ve already booked three journeys with the brand new DMC I met.”


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Porto, Portugal served as the house spot for the 2023 Go to Portugal Journey Commerce Market. The occasion, held from Feb 11-17, was the primary large trade in-person occasion for Portugal because the pandemic. ADVERTISING Over 120 consumers from Canada and america and over 60 sellers gathered at Lodge Pestana Douro Riverside and Pestana Palácio…