FROM 15 TO 17 2022
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 mean for Malaga in terms of tourism?
Andalusia in general and Malaga in particular, are territories in which we are committed to consolidate them as destinations for the organization of major events and relevant appointments, as in this case, due to the great impact that this type of meeting generates in the chosen venue and its area of influence.
The direct economic return in the city is evident, but as well it must be added an indirect return in promotion, since major business, sporting or cultural events provide an undoubted indirect benefit through the dissemination of the destination and its impact in the media and among professionals themselves.
In addition, they give the opportunity to directly present the offer of the territory, in this case Malaga, to the agents of the sector, professionals who will know the possibilities of the community for the development of their field of business, but who will also enjoy the tourism proposals and will be motivated to repeat the visit personally with their family or friends.
Likewise, the holding of these events in the community allows to show an image of Andalusia as a destination of guarantees, quality, and safety, with an extraordinary capacity for both holiday and business tourism and for professional meetings.
What strategy does the Tourism’s Department have that makes it necessary to hold this event?
This is a clear commitment to the development of the corporate travel segment, being this meeting an opportunity to generate commercial ties with the industry sector in Malaga and its province, as well as in Andalusia as a whole. It should not be forgotten that this is a segment of relevance for the destination that strengthens and diversifies the tourism offer.
The professional activity of the companies that will meet at this event, focused on attracting and organizing conventions, corporate events, incentive travel, and product presentations, has an important weight within the MICE industry, a sector to which we pay special interest in the General Plan for Sustainable Tourism Goal 2027.
The economic impact of corporate events and business trips, which allow participants to share experiences that transmit the essence of the destination, is five times greater than the one of conventional vacation tourists. This is therefore a particularly attractive client for the region, which, in addition, contributes to seasonal adjustment.
GREETINGS FROM THE MAYOR OF MALAGA
Malaga, October 18th, 2022
As Mayor of Malaga, I am pleased to welcome the participants to INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT TRAVEL MANAGEMENT, and I would like to thank the Spanish Association of Business Travel Managers AEGVE for choosing our city as the venue to organize this international meeting.
Malaga is a millenary, cultural, technological, and touristic city of the first level. We boast of being hospitable and this is reflected in our shield. Our vocation as a cosmopolitan city open to the world is also translated into our capacity to host congresses, events, and meetings such as the one we are celebrating these days.
We are a first class and experienced congress destination. We are also a tourist city in which the hotel and service facilities have grown. The city has been equipped with a set of cultural facilities (Picasso Museum, Pompidou Center, Carmen Thyssen Museum, etc.), which have made Malaga one of the most internationally known and most demanded cultural destinations in Spain, with more than 35 museums.
In short, Malaga is a city that has been transforming itself with the effort of everyone, through participation, work, and dialogue, to position itself as a capital at the forefront of knowledge, innovation, and culture, where the objectives of environmental, social, and economic sustainability are permanent strategic lines.
The Malaga of the 21st century is an attractive territory to visit, to live and to invest in, and that is why I wish all participants a wonderful time in this Mediterranean city, capital of the Costa del Sol. I hope that the intense work activity will be fruitful and that you will also have time to enjoy the climate, the landscapes, the natural and artistic monuments, and our magnificent gastronomy.
A warm welcome on behalf of the people of Malaga and may your stay in Malaga bring you pleasant memories.
Francisco de la Torre Prados
Mayor of Malaga
Actual situation of the EVENT & 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.
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.
REGISTRATION DIRECTED TO EVENT & TRAVEL MANAGERS
Go and return plane tickets for national and international guests.
Accommodation at the Hotel
Participation in the Congress
Business lunches, coffee breaks and dinners on days during the event.
Participation in Post Tours