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MIA’s inaugural World Travel Expo will promote local tourism | Miami

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World Travel Expo said Miami International Airport will host its first event in Miami to promote the city and the international airport as both a destination and a gateway to the world.

The expo will run from 13 to 15 June 2023.

At the recent event, MIA Director and CEO Ralph Cutié and WTE President and CEO Javier Palencia shared what they will do at the Expo, which is to promote tourism to MIA’s network of 166 destinations around the world. We provided a preview of what to expect.

“We look forward to hosting the first-ever World Travel Expo next year,” said Cutier. “We are deeply grateful for the support of our sponsors around the world. We are having a record year as an airport and our recovery from the pandemic has been a huge success story, and we look forward to sharing these best practices with our industry colleagues around the world.”

Sponsored by IATA, American Airlines, and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the expo will allow participating tourism officials to meet with airlines, tourism boards, tour operators, cruise lines, hotels, and other industry groups to discuss potential will be given the opportunity to discuss Development of air service routes and promotion of their destinations. More than 2,000 travel professionals are expected to attend.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Kaba said, “World Travel Expo will not only raise awareness of the extensive route network that MIA offers, but will also strengthen Miami-Dade County and its sister cities around the world. “We hope to spur further growth (in tourism) with this event.”

WTE’s announcement comes on the heels of record 15.3% growth in Florida tourist numbers in 2022 from 2021. More than 104 million people visited Florida this year, and Miami is one of his most popular destinations in the state.

To help visitors continue to experience Florida and not be discouraged by the impact of Hurricane Ian, Visit Florida launched a $2.7 million campaign to tell travelers that ‘the sun shines in Florida’ .

“This increase in tourism will support our economy as a whole, especially small businesses built from the ground up by hardworking Floridians,” Gov. Ron Darsantis was quoted as saying in a press release.

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