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World Travel Expo Miami announces first Global Partners

American Airlines, IATA and IATAN join travel industry event in June 2023

World Travel Expo (WTE) Miami 2022, a three-day travel industry forum and exposition scheduled for June 13-15, 2023 in Miami, has announced that it will have American Airlines as its first Global Sponsor and The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Association of Travel Agents Network (IATAN) as its first Global Partners.

The event will be hosted by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, with support from Miami-Dade County’s International Trade Consortium (ITC), the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) as the Platinum Sponsor.

In addition to raising awareness about the diverse travel benefits that Miami International Airport and Miami-Dade County have to offer, the World Travel Expo will also assist our industry partners and network destinations with promoting the ongoing return of visitors. The Miami travel market continues to see impressive passenger growth this year, with MIA now the fastest-growing U.S. airport compared to 2019, and we hope to spur additional growth by hosting networking events like this.
Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor of Miami-Dade County

With the goal of increasing tourism to their respective destinations, more than 2,000 travel industry representatives are expected to attend the Expo at the Miami Airport Convention Center. The event will give international airports the opportunity to meet with airlines, tourism bureaus, tour operators, cruise lines, hotels, and other industry organizations, to discuss potential future air service routes.

American's Miami Hub positions Miami-Dade County as a world-class international gateway and the nation's principal gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean. We have a strong commitment to Miami, American’s largest international gateway, where we serve as the hometown airline, and we are proud to be a part of the World Travel Expo Miami as the Global Sponsor, to help further promote travel and tourism as the world continues to recover from the pandemic.

Christine Valls, Managing Director of Sales for Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean for American Airlines

Along with the exposition, attendees can participate in one-on-one meetings, network events, and panels where international opinion leaders will discuss the future of travel and tourism, sustainability, and project challenges facing the industry.

IATA has been a proud member of Miami’s travel and tourism community since the 1990s. We look forward to the WTE providing a forum for fruitful dialogue and collaboration between industry stakeholders and government authorities to utilize travel and tourism to drive the region’s economic and social recovery from COVID and to build back better.
Peter Cerda, Regional Vice President for the Americas for IATA
We greatly appreciate American Airlines, IATA, and IATAN for joining us to organize this first World Travel Expo Miami. Their support, combined with the partnership of the U.S. Commerce Department, the ITC, and the GMCVB as our co-hosts, are sure to make the Expo a world-class event. Miami-Dade County’s travel and tourism rebound from the pandemic has been a huge success story, and we look forward to sharing those best practices with our industry colleagues from around the world.
Ralph Cutié, MIA Director and CEO

For more information, visit the World Travel Expo Miami website.


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