(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI, June 21, 2023 — The WTE Miami, World Travel Expo, hosted by Miami International Airport, a premier international event showcasing the latest trends and innovations in travel and tourism, concluded its highly anticipated edition with resounding success. WTE counted American Airlines as the Global Sponsor, and IATA as the Global Partner. The two-day extravaganza, held at the Miami Convention Airport Center, brought together industry leaders, travel enthusiasts, and stakeholders from around the world to connect, collaborate, and shape the future of the global travel landscape.
Under the theme of "Connect & Discover" WTE Miami Expo featured an impressive array of keynote speeches, engaging panel discussions, networking opportunities, and a comprehensive showcase of cutting-edge products and services. This year's edition surpassed all expectations, attracting a good number of participants, solidifying its reputation as a must-attend event for professionals in the travel and tourism industry.
From June 13, starting with the opening reception hosted by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Global Partner and Sponsor, to June 15, attendees were immersed in a dynamic environment where they gained invaluable insights into the latest market trends, emerging technologies, and strategies for sustainable tourism. Key industry visionaries took to the stage to share their knowledge and experiences, offering a glimpse into the future of travel and tourism. The diverse range of topics covered included airlines, cruising, hotels, OTA's, experiential travel, and destination marketing.
WTE Miami Expo provided a unique platform for business networking and collaboration. Attendees had the opportunity to forge strategic partnerships, establish new connections, and explore potential avenues for growth and innovation. The event attracted top-tier exhibitors, showcasing state-of-the-art products, services, and solutions designed to enhance the travel experience, improve efficiency, and promote sustainability in the industry. Delta Air Lines and Latam Airlines were the Platinum Sponsors, and Mexico was featured as Guest Country highlighting the exhibition of Mexican Caribbean and Nayarit. Central America also as Platinum Sponsor, had one of the largest presences with Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, among others.
About the show, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava on a previous statement said, “In addition to raising awareness about the diverse travel benefits that Miami International Airport and Miami-Dade County have to offer, the WTE will also assist our industry partners and network destinations with promoting the ongoing return of visitors. The Miami travel market continues to see impressive passenger growth this year, with MIA now the fastest-growing U.S. airport compared to 2019, and we hope to spur additional growth by hosting networking events like this.”
WTE Miami Expo received significant attention from international media outlets, further solidifying its position as a leading global event in the travel and tourism sector. Media representatives had exclusive access to the latest industry trends, innovations, and groundbreaking announcements, contributing to the event's wide-reaching impact.
The success of the WTE Miami Expo has set the stage for future editions, with plans already underway to make the next edition even more engaging, innovative, and inspiring. The organizers are excited to build on this success and continue driving positive change within the industry.
American Airlines was this year’s Official Airline & Global Sponsor, IATA/IATAN was Global Partner, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau was Global Sponsor, Mexico was the Official Guest Country, and the WTE Miami 2023 Host was Miami International Airport (MIA). Also, listed this year among the Platinum Global sponsors were Visit Centroamérica CATA and its countries members, Delta Air Lines, and LATAM Airlines.
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