Visit Portugal & partners host Toronto tradeshow

Visit Azores, Madeira Promotion Bureau, Visit Porto and North Portugal and SATA Azores Airlines were in Toronto on May 2 to share updates on new hotel properties and destination management companies.

Held at the Consulate General of Portugal in Toronto, the event was attended by Ana Luísa Riquito, Consul General for Portugal in Toronto, who addressed the crowd of roughly 60 guests.

“Our partners, tour operators and travel agents work daily to promote Portugal as a tourism destination,” Riquito said. “There’s no doubt that Portugal is quite fashionable these days, and it’s the perfect destination all year round, not only because of the climate and cuisine, but because of the warmth and welcoming nature of its people.”

The two-hour networking event kicked off with attendees breaking off into groups to attend five-minute chats with suppliers at their designated tables. SATA Airlines, for example, shared news of their new direct flights from Toronto to Funchal and Toronto to Porto, which are beginning this summer.

At the end of the event, one lucky winner took home the”Grand Prize Trip to Portugal” draw, which included all hotel accommodation, roundtrip airfare on SATA Azores Airlines, airport transfers, two excursions and breakfast daily.

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