First Latin America Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange Kicks Off in Costa Rica
NEW YORK (June 25, 2015) ─ San Jose, Costa Rica is the backdrop for Questex Travel Group’s first Latin America Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (LAMITE) event, which launched today at the luxurious Real InterContinental San Jose.
LAMITE, held in partnership with SITE, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, brings together top-producing, Latin America-based meeting and incentive buyers with leading global suppliers for two and a half days of exclusive networking opportunities and prescheduled one-to-one meetings in luxury suites.
The event kicked off with a familiarization trip for buyers through Costa Rica’s lush rain forest via an aerial tram, presented by ACTUA Vesatours.
Marilyn McHugh, Questex Travel Group’s vice president of global events, said a key objective for the event is to “bring meetings and incentives industry professionals together for optimal business networking by keeping meetings intimate and interactive.”
“LAMITE is the ideal venue for global suppliers looking to grow their meetings and incentives business in the Latin American marketplace,” she said. “Our event portfolio is the only one that offers one-to-one meetings in the privacy of luxury suites, providing tremendous value to suppliers. Based on the demand and positive support we received from buyers and suppliers around the globe, we could not be more excited to launch LAMITE this year in beautiful Costa Rica.”
Suppliers at the event represent cruise lines, tour operators, destination management companies and sought-after incentive destinations, hotels, resorts and spas across the globe.
Sponsors include ACTUA DMC, Aruba Convention Bureau, Club Med, Copa Airlines, Costa Rica Convention Bureau, Costa Rica Hotel Association, Costa Rica Tourism Board, Enjoy Hotel Group, El Mangroove by Enjoy Hotels, Execubrand, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, InterContinental Hotels Group, MASCO Meeting & Show Company, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Melia Hotels International, Mice Media LATAM, Peace Lodge, Real InterContinental San Jose, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, The Springs Resort and Spa and Visit Scotland.
Questex’s Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE) events have proven to be successful by offering one-to-one meetings and top-of-the-line training and networking opportunities for meeting and event-planning professionals, as well as incentive buyers.
For the latest event information, visit IncentiveTravelExchange.com. Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE), owned and managed by Questex LLC, feature invitation-only, appointment-based events catering exclusively to the meetings, incentives, conferences and events market. For more information, visit GlobalTravelExchanges.com.
About Questex Hospitality + Travel
The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group of Questex LLC serves the worldwide hospitality, travel and related industries that together contribute over $6 trillion to the global gross domestic product. Through an innovative platform of targeted solutions, the group serves the sector’s entire ecosystem, from tourism and hotel development and investment to hotel design, purchasing, management and operations.
The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group serves every B2B segment of the industry, from investment and development to management operations, sales and marketing of hospitality and travel products to destination development and marketing, via proven demand generation, learning, loyalty and rewards solutions as well as a network of live events. This division of Questex is aligned around three broad market segments – hospitality, travel and meetings – and supported by its digital media staff.
Additional information is available at questex.com/markets/hospitality-travel.
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