The registration phase for the 30th edition of BTL – Lisbon Tourism Exchange ended on November 10th and the fair now has 80% of its space booked. The allocation of the spaces will take place at the beginning of next month.
Fátima Vila Maior, director of trade fairs at FIL and head of BTL says: “Considering the success of the last edition and the excellent phase that Tourism is going through, we are very confident with the registration outcome. To date, we have seen an increase of almost 40% of area sold compared to the previous edition, taking into account the early start of the fair and the growing interest of companies in securing space which will be allocated in December.”
BTL 2018 will be attended by exhibitors from different segments, namely associations, municipalities, travel agents, tour operators, hotels, catering and tourism companies. She added: “We have seen a significant increase in various sectors, namely Accommodation, which confirms the growing interest of tourism professionals.”
“BTL is celebrating its 30th edition next year and will undoubtedly be a milestone in the history of the largest national travel fair. We want to continue to focus on this sector, which continues to grow at a good pace and reinforce its international commitment to the main players in the market. ”
BTL 2018 will run from February 28th to March 4th at FIL, Parque das Nações and is the largest Tourism event held in Portugal.