Central American Travel Market in Nicaragua

Over the last few years, Nicaragua has been making major and positive improvements to its tourism industry, especially through the hard work and dedication shown by Mario Salinas, Minister of Tourism, and his team. Creating an infrastructure and activities to lure visitors to the country, has increased the number of tourists who come to Nicaragua to experience its culture, magnificent wildlife, splendid nature and the many noteworthy sites that lie scattered across the landscape. This year their labors have paid off, with the fifth Central American Travel Market selecting Nicaragua as its host.

The 2008 Central American Travel Market, or CATM, will take place in Managua in Nicaragua between the tenth and the twelfth of October 2008, and is expected to attract over three hundred exhibitors. The event starts off with fascinating tours of beautiful Nicaragua for interested members from the eighth. Tours will again be available after the Central American Travel Market from the thirteenth, and these will take parties on a journey through the other countries that fall under the CATM umbrella. These include destinations in the United States, Central America, South America and countries from Europe. The tours are wonderful networking opportunities, as well as a chance to explore the history and culture of Nicaragua.

Exhibitors at the Central American Travel Market include buyers, suppliers, tour operators, travel buyers and wholesalers that operate throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia, and who show a genuine interest in the tourism industry of Central America. Other exhibitors that are directly linked to the tourism industry, such as event organizers, lodging and accommodation, transportation, restaurants, theme parks and resorts, will also be able to book a booth at the Central American Travel Market.

This wonderful international trade event is supported by companies such as TACA airlines, who have agreed to give delegates and participants in the fair discounted pricing on airfare, and many of the hotels have extended the same courtesy by offering good prices on accommodation during this period. As with the previous expos, the Central American Travel Market is guaranteed to be a success, while bringing attention to tourism in Nicaragua.