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Statement

Lisbon, March 5,2020 – AIP Foundation, as organizer of BTL – Lisbon Travel Market hereby informs all the exhibitors, partners and visitors of the following:

  • Complying with all the recommendations of Health Department of the Portuguese government, World Health Organization and in cooperation with UFI (Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) and EMECA (European Major Exhibition Centres Association), AIP Foundation has implemented a Contingency Plan, regarding the COVID19 situation, that ensues all the measures and procedures advised by these entities.
  • Recognizing the position of the public entities of the tourism sector, which was made public yesterday at the end of the day, whereby “aware of the latest recommendations of Health Department of the Portuguese government regarding the organization of large events and taking into account all the constraints, we consider that the necessary condition are not met in order to maintain our participation at BTL 2020 from 11th to 15th of March whether by means of an individual stand , whether through different initially scheduled events “;
  • Considering that TP – Turismo de Portugal, TAP and BTL jointly organize the promotion of the Hosted Buyers Program, which annually brings more than 300 international buyers to discover and develop sales of the tourist destination that is Portugal, and also that, yesterday, at the end of the day, BTL was notified by Turismo de Portugal and TAP of their intentions to postpone the Hosted Buyers Program of BTL 2020, therefore, thus canceling the arrival of international buyers at the event.

AIP Foundation, in conjunction with the Portuguese Government (Ministry of Economy) and the most relevant Entities of the Tourism Sector concluded that, faced with this context, the conditions to ensure the realization of BTL 2020 during the originally designated dates, are no longer met. Therefore, with the aim to fulfill the expectations and needs regarding promoting the tourism sector, it was decided by [AIP Foundation] to postpone BTL 2020 to the 27th to the 31st of May.

Hereby aware of the impact of this decision, we cannot but acknowledge and express our thanks for all the support manifested by our clients and partners throughout the years that have made BTL the largest and the finest tourism event in Portugal and are confident that, all together, we will be able to overcome these circumstances and organize, in the now announced new dates, an even more decisive BTL in ensuring the promotion and realization of business in the tourism industry.

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18%

of Professionals visited BTL for the 1st time

98%

of Professional Visitors intend to return in 2020 and would recommend the event

27%

of Visitors came to meet new destinations

23%

seeking to discover Portugal destinations

19%

seeking vacation discounts
*Data from 2019 edition

THE WORLD
IS HERE.

It offers professionals the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the national and international market, since most of the exhibitors use BTL to present their main novelties.

It offers the general public the opportunity to choose new solutions and holiday destinations at highly competitive prices.

During the 5-day event, there will be a significant number of activities: conferences, workshops, demonstrations, business meetings and much more.

List of exhibitors 2019 >
Photo gallery 2019

Guest County ’20

Fostering new contacts and promoting the best deals is one of the premises of BTL 2020. Something which so far has been achieved with remarkable success, very much due to the capacity to innovate and antecipate market needs.

The 2019  results speak for themselves. BTL is increasingly one of the most important tourism fairs in the world.

*edición 2019

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Are you professional in the Tourism sector?

All BTL professionals are required to acquire Professional Ticket to visit BTL 2020.

We value the professionals registered in business.fil.pt who will have access to advantageous conditions for the acquisition of the ticket. By registering on this platform you can enjoy a 40% discount if you purchase your online ticket until March 10th.

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HOSTED BUYERS PROGRAMME

The Hosted Buyers Programme have as mission ensure the presence of high level decision makers into the event sectors. The ideal conditions are created for the visit of international buyers and to make business happen with the exhibitors.

THE BIGGEST BUSINESSES ARE FOUND HERE.

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DIFFERENT SCHEDULES FOR PROFESSIONALS AND GENERAL PUBLIC.

The first 3 days of the event are dedicated to professionals. During the following 2 days, BTL opens its doors to the general public.

DATE PROFESSIONALS GENERAL PUBLIC
27 May (Wednesday) 10:00 – 19:00
28 May (Thursday) 10:00 – 19:00
29 May (Friday) 10:00 – 23:00 17:00 – 23:00
30 May (Saturday) 12:00 – 23:00 12:00 – 23:00
31 May (Sunday) 12:00 – 20:00 12:00 – 20:00

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