From September 30th to October 3rd, FIT 2023 transforms into the epicenter of the Latin American tourism industry, offering visitors a unique opportunity to delve into national and international destinations. Attendees can seize unmissable travel deals and packages, partake in enlightening talks, indulge in tastings, enjoy captivating shows and performances, and actively engage in interactive activities.
Buenos Aires, Argentina - With a remarkable gathering of national and international exhibitors, the 27th edition of the Latin American International Tourism Fair, FIT 2023, commenced today in the heart of Argentina. This renowned event saw the participation of over 1,400 national exhibitors alongside 400 international counterparts, representing an impressive array of over 45 countries. Notably, all 24 Argentine provinces were present, showcasing the very best of their tourism offerings.
Andrés Deyá, the President of FIT, underscored the pivotal role of this fair within the Argentine tourism industry, emphasizing that tourism stands as one of the nation's most pivotal sectors. Deyá declared FIT as the must-attend event for all stakeholders in the field, stating, "Our thriving present and the boundless potential of our sector will be prominently featured at Latin America's preeminent tourism fair and one of the world's top five."
The fair unfolds in two distinct phases. Over the weekend, on Saturday, September 30th, and Sunday, October 1st, the doors of FIT will be open to the general public from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. These days offer visitors an exquisite chance to immerse themselves in the offerings of both national and international destinations. Moreover, they can take advantage of exclusive offers to plan their upcoming vacations.
Commencing on Monday, October 2nd and culminating on Tuesday, October 3rd, FIT will reserve its doors exclusively for industry professionals, welcoming them from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. These days will witness the FIT Business Rounds, with the introduction of the "Visit Argentina Connect" initiative. The initiative will host 128 desks and pre-arranged 20-minute appointments that will rotate systematically through agenda systems, providing an ideal environment for networking and finalizing business agreements.
This dedicated space brings together more than 80 hosted buyers from around the globe with local service providers to fortify and expand Argentina's receptive tourism marketing efforts. The Business Rounds will adopt a pre-arranged appointment format, each lasting 20 minutes and rotating through system schedules.
A highly anticipated highlight within the framework of FIT 2023 is the fourth edition of "Argentina Fashion and Travel," an event that seamlessly intertwines the realms of fashion and travel in a distinctive manner. Set for Saturday, September 30th, at 6:30 p.m., this event will bring together eminent designers, entities, brands, and renowned models for a show promising an unforgettable experience for enthusiasts of both fashion and travel.
During this traditional runway showcase, attendees will not only revel in the creations of leading figures in Argentine fashion but will also have the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the original designs from participating provinces. This runway will serve as a vibrant display of Argentine creativity and talent, seamlessly blending the world of fashion with the rich tapestry of tourist destinations that the nation has to offer.
To further elevate the event's glamour, the fourth edition of "Argentina Fashion and Travel" will be hosted by Nara Ferragut and tourism journalist Hernán Lirio, who will expertly guide viewers through this enthralling fusion of fashion and travel.