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IPDAL takes Latin America to China

The Institute promoted 16 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean at the APAVT National Congress, in Macau.

The 10,000km that separates China from Portugal did not stop IPDAL from ensuring that Latin American and Caribbean destinations continued to be present at the biggest annual meeting of Portuguese tourism.

In fact, this sixth consecutive participation of the Institute in the annual APAVT Congresses was the one that brought together the largest number of countries in the region: 16. The presence of Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela demonstrate recognition of the effort and results that IPDAL achieves in keeping Latin America and the Caribbean on the radar of Portuguese companies and institutions.

Participation was ensured by the availability of promotional material for the countries and their tourist destinations. IPDAL was represented by the Secretary General, Filipe Domingues.

The Congress was attended by the Secretary of State for Tourism, Ana Mendes Godinho, the President of Tourism of Portugal, Luís Araújo, the President of the Tourism Confederation, Francisco Calheiros, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jaime Gama, the former Minister of Economy, Augusto Mateus, historian Jaime Nogueira Pinto, the consul of Portugal in Macau, Vítor Sereno, and the administrator of TAP, Diogo Lacerda Machado. There were around 600 participants in the initiative, including travel agents, operators, airlines, hotel groups and other entrepreneurs in the sector.

Latin America was the only region in the world represented at this 43rd APAVT Congress.