HOSTED BUYERS PRESENTATION

The Hosted Buyers Programme, organised by BTL in partnership with Turismo de Portugal and TAP Portugal, aims to attract International Buyers, specifically interested in Destination Portugal.

Participation in this programme is possible only by direct Invitation from the Organisation or partner entities, in the different markets.

Through this programme we support the presence of these buyers, offering flights, accommodation, transfers, the possibility of scheduling meetings, participation in the predefined Social Programme, as well as follow-up during the fair visit days.

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Participation in the International Buyers / Hosted Buyers programme involves the scheduling of a minimum number of 7 meetings per day with the exhibiting companies.

After confirming participation, the International Buyers / Hosted Buyers will be sent a Link that will give them access to a platform with information on the profile of the exhibiting companies, confirm the product or service they are searching for and schedule the meetings directly.

The meetings are scheduled prior to the fair, through the Internet, using the aforementioned platform for that purpose.

The International Buyer / Hosted Buyer obtains a list of the scheduled meetings, with the date, time, company and person to be contacted, directly from the system.

The scheduled meetings will take place in the exhibitors stands, at the BTL pavilions.

The International Buyers who integrate the Programme may also take part in one of the existing Pre or Post Tours to the different regions of Portugal.

The intent to participate is directly articulated with the Partner entities, in their corresponding markets.

Very important: Participation in Pre or Pos Tours have to be confirmed by the different Regions.

Participation in the Pre and Pos Tours will be dependent on the quotas to be allocated by the various regions to the different markets, and the number of available places.

Conditions of participation

1.1 Participation in the programme is by invitation only, made directly by Portugal’s Tourism Offices and TAP Portugal in the various markets.

1.2 The participants accepted in the Programme are entitled to:

• Two-way flight tickets in economy class from the destinations operated by TAP Air Portugal. Connections to and from other destinations not operated by TAP Air Portugal will be the responsibility of the Hosted Buyer;

• Accommodation in 4 star hotel (breakfast included) up to two (2) nights during the period between 15 and 19 March. Depending on flight availability, extra nights may be considered;

• Transfers from the airport according to the arrival times;

• Daily transfers to and from the hotel, Fair and Social Programme throughout the duration of the Programme;

• Entrance at BTL;

• Welcome pack and Access Badge to the fair;

• Possibility of Pre-scheduling meetings with exhibitors of Destination Portugal;

• Entrance in all the official events taking place within the fair;

• Entrance in the official events organised by BTL;

• Access to the BTL Lounge;

• Possibility of participating in the Pre or Pos Tour to one of the regions of Portugal;

Important note:

Participation in the Pre and Pos Tours will be dependent on the quotas to be allocated by the various regions to the various markets, and the number of available places.

• In addition to those mentioned above, all other expenses are the responsibility of each Buyer.

2.1 The Hosted Buyers should, preferably, take advantage of the 2 nights between 15 and 19 March, 2017 (except for those participating in Tours);

2.2 The Hosted Buyers should proceed to the pre-scheduling of the meetings online, through the platform developed for this purpose;

2.3 The Hosted Buyers undertake to carry out at least 7 meetings per day, according to their convenience, within the specific daily period for the holding of the meetings, with the exhibitors of their preference;

2.4 The Hosted Buyers that are unable to perform the pre-scheduled meetings, should contact the exhibitor directly in order to set a more convenient alternative time;

2.5 If more than one person from the same organisation participates in the Hosted Buyers Programme, each one must arrange the Pre-scheduling of their meetings, separately;

2.6 By participating as a Hosted Buyer, they authorise his/her contacts be made available to all the BTL exhibitors, in order to provide the scheduling of possible additional meetings;

2.7 The Hosted Buyers hereby agree to liquidate all the private expenses they are responsible for, at the hotels where they stay, during Checkout.