- Talma Gotteiner
A Preview of the IMTM 2019 Exhibition
I'm happy to share with you some information about the upcoming International Mediterranean Tourism Market Exhibition (IMTM). This 25 year-old annual exhibition is an international event that brings together Israeli tourists, tourism operators, their colleagues and clients from abroad and the general public, and is the main annual meeting point of the Israeli tourism industry.
The IMTM 2019 International Tourism Exhibition will be held on February 12-13 at Pavilion 2 at the Tel-Aviv Exhibition Grounds for the 25th year. The exhibition is being held for the second year in Pavilion 2, following the constant growth in the number of participants and the desire to improve and renew the exhibition's visibility. Pavilion 2 is a versatile space covering a total area of 6,000 square meters and a height of 20 meters.
Photographer: Nir Shmul
The international tourism exhibition has gained momentum in recent years and is considered the flagship event of the tourism industry in Israel. From year to year, the number of participants and countries that come to take part is increasing. This year 50 countries will arrive, including European countries such as Russia, Romania, Hungary, Spain, Malta, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia and more. Asian countries such as India, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Myanmar, Vietnam, Australia and more. Countries from Africa Botswana, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Latin American countries such as Panama, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, Ecuador and Brazil.
Above: IMTM 2018, with the Angola embassy representatives. Photographer: Silvia Golan.
In addition, representatives of the Brazilian airline LATAM, who announced direct flights from Israel to Sao Paulo, China Airlines and Azerbaijan airlines, will also arrive for the first time. The exhibition will also include a medical tourism conference at an international level, where experts from medicine and body health will come from all over the world. IMTM is the annual and oldest event of the tourism industry in Israel. It was organized by "Ortra" Ltd. and Israel Travel News, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and is sponsored by the Israel Hotel Association, the Israel Tourist Association and the Association of Travel Agents in Israel.
Above: IMTM 2018, with my journalist friend Silvia Golan.
IMTM is intended for all those involved in the various tourism sectors - domestic tourism, incoming tourism, countries and tourism bodies from abroad, exhibiting a wide range of Israeli exhibitors: a tourism association from all over Israel, airlines, hotels, car rental companies, services and attractions of various types in the field of tourism. The exhibition includes professional meetings and conferences and a program for invited agents, in which hundreds of decision makers from around the world market Israel as a tourist destination. As it is open to the general public and holds tourist information from all over the world you are invited to join. You are welcome to read more information on the English website. When: February 12-13 at Pavilion 2 at the Tel-Aviv Exhibition Grounds.
Trade Visitors Tuesday, February 12 | 10:00-19:00 Wednesday, February 13 | 09:00-18:00
General Public Tuesday, February 12 | 14:00-19:00 Wednesday, February 13 | 14:00-18:00
If you come, maybe I'll see you.
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