Hosting the ABTA Travel Convention can be a great way for a destination to showcase itself to the travel industry and for key players in the industry to forge new relationships with that destination.
Last year The Travel Convention was hosted in the beautiful city of Ljubljana in Slovenia and this week figures released from the Republic of Slovenia’s Statistical Office, show that so far this year Slovenia welcomed 24% more UK visitors than 2014 with a 15% increase in overnight stays. While there are many reasons behind Slovenia’s growing success in attracting British tourists, The Travel Convention has no doubt helped support this growth by offering delegates and the media the opportunity to experience what the country has to offer and opening up new relationships.
This year, the Costa Navarino in the Greek Region of the Peloponnese hopes to emulate this success by inviting the industry to explore a lesser visited part of Greece that is steeped in natural beauty and has a rich cultural history. With the economic drama of the last couple of months calming down, building new tourism links will be more important than ever for the Greeks and delegates can expect a very warm welcome and excellent hospitality as well as the chance to explore new opportunities with one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive