MATCHER BRASIL, a marketplace dedicated to the Brazilian, inbound launches invitations to North America operators
The next edition will be held on May 19-20, in Fortaleza (Ceará – Northeast region of Brazil)
Each week, Brazil receives 1,076 direct international flights, totaling 253,154 seats, coming from Latin America (560 flights), Europe (253), North America (196), Africa (36), and Asia (31). Figures continue to grow: between November and December, the country will be gaining another 84 flights, which, coupled with the ease it offers for obtaining visas, a devalued currency against the dollar, a variety of attractions and destinations for all tastes, allows the country to have more options to attract tourists from the international market.
MATCHER – Travel Business Opportunities, the most effective marketplace dedicated to promoting Brazil abroad, with the proposal to put Brazilian companies and destinations in contact with foreign buyers, is expected in its next edition to overcome the success of the first event, in which It brought together 74 tour operators from 24 countries, who attended 2,400 face-to-face meetings with over 100 entrepreneurs and 17 Brazilian destinations.
“The possibility of personally meeting hotel owners and DMCs is making a difference for me to serve my customers. Thanks to the trust I have gained with suppliers, I am closing a deal with a group of 25 people from Atlanta (United States) including Fernando de Noronha (Brazil). The event showed a lot of organization and professionalism,” said Margot Pribyl, from U.S.-based Margotour.
In turn, Desiree Cecílio, from Tui Spain, points out: “I attended MATCHER 2019 to strengthen the relationship with the Brazilian market and be able to take more passengers to the country. It was a very positive event for us to get to know the operators and tourist destinations. I was delighted with Fortaleza and all the action”
Brazil has been establishing itself as a positive option and destination for international travelers. Increased connectivity, the quality of the offer of tourism products and services, and favorable exchange rates are factors that further strengthen the image of the destination and the possibilities for conducting business in tourism.
“The difference between MATCHER and other events is that it was much more organized, with time to hold all the meetings we scheduled, supplying our needs. We sell Brazil and we need knowledge and relationships with the Brazilian market, including hoteliers, operators, destinations, and governments,” said Alejandra Toledo, from Argentina-based Swan Turismo.
The 2020 edition of the event, to be held on May 19-20 in Fortaleza (Ceará, Northeast region of Brazil), maintains its structure of bringing together the most important suppliers of Brazilian tourism in its platform and in pre-scheduled meetings with major international market operators. To this end, it relies on its innovative matchmaking tool, in which buyers and suppliers can find the right prospecting partners by qualifying their profile and business interests, resulting in the assertive choices of the companies with which they wish establish partnerships and do business.
“At MATCHER 2020, international tour operators will find some of the most important suppliers from Brazil and from various regions, in addition to many tourist attractions and experiences and even more destinations, which will offer possibilities for itineraries including sun & beach to ecotourism & adventure, MICE, culture, gastronomy, history, and heritage. We work in qualification to attract the best buyers in the international market, establish partnerships with 10 Brazilian and foreign airlines, and should receive visitors from around 25 countries,” explained Jeanine Pires, Director at MATCHER, noting that registrations are open for attendants on the link https://matcher2020.converve.io/?lang=en.
How to join
The selected participating buyers will be entitled to a round trip to Fortaleza, with lodging at Beach Park Resorts, transfers, and business meetings and relationship activities with Brazilian tourism suppliers, as well as the possibility of post-touring in destinations previously selected by the country.