It provides the travel industry with an excellent information tool - giving the travel trade access to member exhibitions, news updates, press releases and other information related to the ITTFA
and the industry in general, as well as acting as an excellent promotional tool for the association.
Tom Nutley, chairman of ITTFA
since it was established in 1992, said: 'The Mena region is one of the most exciting markets in terms of growth and development and has much to offer.
Akwaaba: African Travel Market (AfTM) is currently a member of ITTFA
and now in its sixth year and is the only international travel fair in West Africa, an area with a population of 270 million people and 15 countries.
Maria Badakh, head of sales ITE Group, was elected as president of ITTFA
, following her year as vice president.
Antonio Dell'Aquilano, current president of ITTFA
is the exhibition and event manager for TTG Italia which held its B2B event TTG Incontri last month in Rimini.
The facility will also underline the importance of trade events, at ITTFA
we believe that travel trade fairs provide the backbone to the industry, acting as a place in which we can all meet and exchange knowledge and ideas.
members have seen a noticeable growth in the number and type of exhibitors at their events promoting a sports package.
members, including TTN, TUR and Philoxenia, responded quickly by putting the logo, news and link on their websites and in online publications.
member, TUR, the leading Scandinavian travel trade fair held in Gothenburg each year goes that extra mile.
The internationalisation of ITTFA
is of value to all our members as we take on new challenges and create more opportunities to share ITTFA
's vision and knowledge with a larger audience.
Meanwhile, the ITTFA
said that in general, its member shows did fair well in the first half of 2009 with business as usual at many shows.
Exhibitions vital in times of downturn - ITTFA
"Face to face communication is the most successful form of selling -- in today's digital world, the exhibition is one of the rare occasions where this is possible," stated Maria Badakh, event and sales director, ITE Exhibitions Travel Division, a comment that sums up the importance of exhibitions in these times of economic downturn.