Portugal: International Buyers Can Apply for BTL Hosted Buyers Program
International buyers interested in participating in BTL 2017 (main Portuguese Tourism Exhibition) can already submit their application at http://btl.fil.pt/hosted-buyers/. After being submitted, the candidacies go through the scrutiny of BTL, TAP and Turismo de Portugal. International travel agents, DMC directors, tour operators and other tourism sector professionals can apply.
Fátima Vila Maior, FIL's Exhibition Cordination Director and responsible for BTL, states: "The hosted buyers program has been one of the organisation priorities, since it is a great way to boost the Portuguese market abroad, by strengthening Meeting contacts, exclusive presentations and activities for registered companies. The city of Lisbon, and the destination of Portugal in a general way, only have to gain from the presence of hosted buyers from different international destinations, from the more traditional to the emerging ones."
The hosted buyers program is organised by BTL in partnership with Turismo de Portugal and TAP Portugal and aims to support the arrival of international buyers with specific interest in Portugal. This program also has the support of APAVT and the various hotel units in Lisbon.
BTL 2017 will be held from15th to 19th March at FIL, Parque das Nações.