DESCRIPTION OF THE HOSTED BUYERS PROGRAMME

Participation by invitation only, to be made directly by the delegations of TAP – Portugal and the Tourism of Portugal, in the different markets.

Partner Hotels

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Buyers

  • Travel Agents
  • DMC’s Managers
  • Agency Managers
  • Tour Operators
  • Press
  • Professionals of the tourism sector

ADVANTAGES OFFERED IN THE TRIP

» Flight – go and return – in economy class, from the airports proposed by the organization;

» Room with breakfast included, for two nights, in a 4 or 5-star hotel;

» Transfers from the Airport to the Hotel, Trade show, Social Event, Post-Tours, Airport, during all the days of participation in the programme;

» Entry at BTL;

» Welcome pack with different BTL documentation (Exhibitors List, Social Programme, Invitation to various events, etc.);

» Dinners included in the Social Programme;

» Access to the Lounge and refreshments;

» Possibility of participating in any activity held by the organization within BTL, in which you might have professional interest.

POSSIBILITY OF PRE-SCHEDULING YOUR MEETINGS EASILY, MAXIMIZING YOUR VISIT

» Participation in the programme for International Buyers/Hosted Buyers involves scheduling a minimum of seven meetings a day with the exhibiting companies.

» After confirmation of participation, we’ll send a link that provides access to information about the profile of the exhibitors, confirms the product or service and permit schedules the meetings directly through the Internet.

» The meetings will be scheduled prior to the trade show via Internet, using a platform specifically for this purpose.

» The International Buyer/Hosted Buyer obtains the list of scheduled meetings directly from the system, which will include the date, time, company and contact person.

OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN A PRE OR POST-TOUR TO ONE OF THE REGIONS OF PORTUGAL

» Porto&North

» Centre

» Lisbon

» Alentejo

» Algarve

» Madeira

 

PARTICIPATION IN THE SOCIAL PROGRAMME

» The International Buyers/​Hosted Buyers Programme include a Social Programme, which will take place during the BTL.

Programme

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

Participation depends:

  • If your market/country is strategic for the region;
  • Number of seats available.

Participation Conditions

1.1 The participation in this programme is “Invitation only” by Turismo de Portugal and TAP Air Portugal’s overseas Delegations.

1.2 The participants accepted to take part in the Hosted Buyer Programme will have the following rights:

• Return economy class flights from destinations operated by TAP Air Portugal. Flight connections to/from TAP Air Portugal operated destinations are the responsibility of the Hosted Buyer;
• Accommodation will be in a 4/5 star hotel (breakfast included) for up to two (2) nights between 2 and 6 of March. Depending on flight availability, extra nights may be considered;
• Airport transfers according to arrival/departure times;
• Daily transfers to/from hotel, Exhibition Centre and official functions on all Hosted Buyer Programme days;
• Admission to BTL;
• Welcome pack and Badge to visit the exhibition;
• Opportunity of pre-scheduled meetings with exhibitors of your choice;
• Admittance to all official events and functions;
• Admittance to official BTL events;
• Access to BTL lounge;
• Opportunity of participating in a Pre or Post Tour to one of Portugal’s regions;
• Very important: Participation in Pre or Post Tours have to be confirmed by the different Regions.

Participation depends:
– If your market/country is strategic for the region;
– Number of seats available.

• All other expenses not mentioned herein are the responsibility of each Buyer.

2.1 Hosted Buyers should, preferably, must stay in Lisbon for two nights, between 2 and 6 of March , 2016, except for Pre or Post Tours participants;

2.2 Hosted Buyers should pre-book their meetings online, through the meetings platform;

2.3 Hosted Buyer agrees to select a minimum of 7 meetings per day, at their convenience, with exhibitors of their choice;

2.4 Hosted Buyers that are unable to attend a pre-booked meeting should contact the exhibitor directly to arrange an alternative time;

2.5 If more than one person from the same organization attends the Hosted Buyer Programme, each person should organize their own pre-booked meetings;

2.6 By attending as a Hosted Buyer, you agree to your contact details being available to all BTL exhibitors, for the purposes of additional meetings;

2.7 Hosted Buyers agree to settle all private expenses with the hotel prior to departure.