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Inaugural World Travel Expo Miami opens doors

On June 14, the World Travel Expo (WTE) Miami 2023 opened its doors to travel industry leaders from across the globe, with more than 3,000 attendees, exhibitors, and speakers expected for the three-day event at the Miami Airport Convention Center from June 13-15. 

We are so proud to announce the first travel trade show taking place in Miami where thousands of travel professionals will convene to expand their networks, hear from travel industry leaders, and enjoy thought-provoking programming. This is a partnership between WTE and Miami-Dade officials to bring together airlines, tourism bureaus, travel agents, and other professionals to learn from influential leaders and experts who will discuss emerging travel trends, challenges, and business opportunities.

WTE President and CEO Javier Perez-Palencia

Following an opening event and welcome remarks by industry officials, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to kick off the Expo. Confirmed programming and panels include an ever-important state of the industry session that will focus on current travel industry trends. Other panels will address industry issues such as diversity, equity, and inclusion; medical tourism, adventure, and expedition; and travel in educational programs, which will consider the various unique traveler demographics as well as the reasons why travelers pick specific destinations. Other relevant programs include the importance of tourism as an engine of economic and social development; an international cruising CEO panel; the evolution of the commercial flying experience: from legacy to low-cost carriers; the hotel industry and sustainability; and the future of travel in a post-pandemic world.

WTE’s exhibitors include a diverse collection of airlines, destinations, and travel companies, including: Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, Air Europa, Bahamas, Bookroad, Civitatis, Dopazo y Ravenna, El Al Israel Airlines, GOL Airlines, Grand Hotel Guayaquil, Martinique, Petru DMC, Royal Air Maroc, Transportes Especiales Senderos, Trota Tourism, Viajes Anita, Visit Buenos Aires, Vuelonet Travel and World Escapes, the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), Skal International, Belize, Costa Rica, Canada, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Lucia and Tolima Colombia, French Bee, Iberia, Scandinavian Airlines and Sky Airline.

American Airlines is this year’s official airline and global sponsor, IATA/IATAN is the global partner, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is the global sponsor, Mexico is the official guest country, and the WTE Miami 2023 host is Miami International Airport. Also, listed this year among the platinum global sponsors are Visit Centroamérica and its countries members, Delta Air Lines, and LATAM Airlines.

To learn more, visit the World Travel Expo Miami 2023 website or follow the WTE on Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter.


The World Travel Expo (WTE) Miami 2023 is an international travel and tourism trade show hosted by Miami International Airport – Miami-Dade County, and partnered with IATA, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, International Trade Consortium-Sister Cities of Miami-Dade County. The annual expo brings together global decision-makers from airlines, airports, tourism bureaus, tour operators, travel agents and other professionals from the travel and tourism industry to promote and discuss new market opportunities.


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