What is INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT TRAVEL MANAGEMENT?
In 2021, Spain hosts the INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT TRAVEL MANAGEMENT celebration, being AEGVE, the Spanish Association of Corporate Travel Managers, the introducer of the event.
For this reason, and given the current difficulties that the corporate travel industry is going through all around the world, it is considered a unique opportunity to hold an event that will serve as a reference point for both national and international participants.
Thanks to Turismo de Andalucía for hosting us, and thanks to all the attendees of the sector for trusting and joining such a crucial meeting as this one.
We are waiting for you.
Interviewing Alberto Ortiz de Saracho, Andalusian Tourism Managing Director
What does the Summit’s celebration mean for Cordoba in tourism matters?
The development of these large events in Andalusia and more specifically in Cordoba has a great effect on the territory, being able to differentiate four different large blocks of benefits:
Direct economic comeback in the city of Cordoba, always interesting, but even more so in the current situation which has been 100% marked by the pandemic.
Indirect comeback on promotion purpose: the realization of large events with business, sports or cultural matters has an indirect benefit derived from the promotion of the destination obtained from the event’s dissemination.
Possibility of knowing the Cordoba offer on-site. This block refers to the phrase “an image is more valuable than a thousand words”. These actions allow hundreds of professionals in the sector to learn about the excellent Andalusian tourist offer, an especially relevant fact, both from a professional point of view (in the case of airline congress, tourist intermediaries, etc.) and personal (generating the need to repeat the trip to the destination, this time accompanied by family and/or friends).
Lastly, these events’ organization show an image of Andalusia as a safe destination, where to enjoy your holidays or hold meetings or events, within a safe environment that complies with all the sanitary measures in order to reduce the negative effects that Covid 19 delivered as much as possible.
What strategy does the Ministry of Tourism have that makes it necessary to hold this event?
It should be noted that one of the greatest keys that Andalusia has for this year 2021 is to attract large sporting, social and business events. It is committed to the development of important events, which have a great economic and branding impact. Within the excellent and varied territories and destinations that Andalusia has to offer, Cordoba occupies a prominent place. The Cordovan capital has the necessary combination of ingredients to be a great MICE destination at both Andalusian and national level. It presents great hotel and conference offers, with its next-generation Conference Center, breathtaking tourist attractions, as well as a rich gastronomy and connectivity through the AVE with Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, and Seville. These elements make Cordoba a destination with strong potential to host and organize large events.
What strategy does the MICE Tourism Delegation in Tourism have that makes it necessary to hold this event?
Cordoba has a unique historical legacy, with an unbeatable geographical location and excellent rail connections. The wealth of heritage (with four World Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO), cultural and gastronomic, the wide hotel and hostel offer, accompanied by an excellent complementary bargain make Cordoba a clear tourist reference, if in addition with claim that it is a safe and accessible city, make it a destination with great potential when it comes to submitting any candidacy in an enclave that makes it unique. We also must add that since 2022 there will be a Center for exhibition purpose, fairs, and conventions of (CEFC) with an up to 1,700 capacity of people and therefore Cordoba will be able to adapt to each of the clients’ needs without any problem, being able to host events of any size.
Our objective in holding this Congress in Cordoba is to value all the potential referred to, in a city that aspires to become a benchmark for Congresses at both national and international level.
Isabel Albás Vives.
1st Tte. Mayor and Councillor for Tourism of the Cordoba City Council
01 Actual situation of the TRAVEL MANAGER Sector and international tourism changes
The actual situation in Travel Managers sector at an international level, and the changes that are continually taking place are forcing professionals to come together in order to focus on new business avenues, and types of tourism that can be used as a new resource for growth and improvement of the sector.
02 Promotion and Information necessity
In this year 2021, Spain will be the chosen country for SUMMIT realization.
New market avenues will be explored, trends, types of tourism, sustainability and individual topics of interest that provide guests with a positive and helpful vision of the future insights into the corporate travel industry.
A relevant point is the visibility of AEGVE as an international support organization, information, and training in the management field, capable of contributing as an Association knowledge and improvements to the international sector and to be a link between international associations of business travel professionals.
REGISTRATION DIRECTED TO TRAVEL MANAGERS
Go and return plane tickets exclusively for national and international guests.
Accommodation at the Hotel
Business lunches, coffee breaks and dinners on November 3rd and 4th.
Participation in Post Tours