Havana is a unique city. And 2019 is special as it is 500 years since the city was founded.
For this MITM Americas organized by GSAR Marketing has chosen Havana and the emblematic Hotel Nacional de Cuba as the host City and Hotel for their event this year. From the 14th till the 17th of October hosted buyers (Corporate companies, incentive houses, international associations, tour operators, events, congress and fairs organizers, business travel, wedding planners and luxury travel mainly from Americas and Europe) and exhibitors (Tourism offices, convention bureaus, hotels, DMC’s mainly from Cuba) will interact during planned and casual meetings. 2 days are for table set meetings and social events. A 3rd day is for educational lectures and post-fair tours.
Of course World of DMCs’ Cuba member Cubafortravel will be present with an own table and 2 delegates to attend the many meetings with potential buyers. The delegates are Johan Dorssemont, general manager of Cubafortravel, and Yunier Ramos, incentive executive and commercial manager of Cubafortravel.
The potential for MICE in Havana and the rest of Cuba is enormous, and only limited by the already 60 year old embargo of the US against Cuba. But the rest of the world can take the situation as an advantage. Over the years the touristic infrastructure of the country has become very varied, professional and of high quality. The enormous tourist boom hasn’t arrived yet so the venues are just there for you to book and the rates are still acceptable and in the reach of a large market. A fair like this in Havana is an opportunity for incentive and meeting buyers to get to know a destination that will be a landmark for incentives and meetings in the future.
Your partner DMC in Cuba is Cubafortravel, of course member of World of DMCs.