Today the launching ceremony of the FIT was held, which was attended by the Secretary of Tourism of the Nation, Gustavo Santos; of the president of the FIT and the Argentine Federation of Travel and Tourism Business Associations, Gustavo Hani; First Vice President of the Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies of Buenos Aires, Mario Ijelman; of the president of the Tourism Entity of the City of Buenos Aires, Gonzalo Robredo; of the president of the Argentine Chamber of Tourism, Aldo Elías; and the ambassador of the Dominican Republic, César Pina Toribio; The guest country of this year.
“Tourism is current, future and development and our International Tourism Fair is the area in which the business of our sector, the interests and needs of current travelers come together, as well as the impressive contribution that our industry makes both in the national and international level, whether in terms of economic development opportunities, new business generation, as well as enjoyment, knowledge and pleasure in the travel experience, ”said Gustavo Hani, president of FIT.
For his part, Secretary Santos said: “Once again, the FIT will once again become a meeting place for the protagonists of the sector to broaden their horizons and continue to make tourism one of the fastest growing activities in the country and in the world. I celebrate this call that always has a very positive impact for Argentina as a tourist destination and contributes to enhancing tourism capacity as a great generator of genuine and sustainable jobs in each of our regions. ”
“There is no doubt about the place that our Fair occupies in the world tourist calendar, a Fair that in these 24 years has grown both in number of attendees and in exhibitors, countries and innovative proposals and that this year brings, among its novelties, the possibility that – for the first time – travel and tourism agencies can sell within the Fair action to which we will add the novelty of FIT Sale that will be extended even after the end of the fair so that everyone can buy their vacations in FIT, of a or another way ”concluded Gustavo Hani.
The International Tourism Fair will be held from October 5 to 8 at La Rural, the fairground of the city of Buenos Aires. In addition to the usual traditional format, this year brings among its novelties the possibility that travel and tourism agencies can market their proposals within the fair. The promotion campaign called “Fit Sale” will offer opportunities to travel through Argentina, not only during the days of the fair, but will continue online throughout the week until October 12 through the Sectur platform: www.viajar .tur.ar.
It should be noted that the 2018 edition brought together 1,614 exhibitors and attracted an audience of 99,207 visitors, in an area of 34,625 meters of exhibition. It was attended by 52 countries, 16 more than in 2016.