Who will attend?
The TTG Incontri show caters for three main travel sectors:
- Leisure travel
- Business travel
- Business tourism (incentives and seminars)
The following types of exhibitors will be represented at TTG Incontri 2011:
- Destinations/Tourism Boards
- Financial Services
- Institutions/Public Bodies
- Meeting Industry
- Travel Agencies
- Tour Operators
TTG Incontri visitors are travel agents and tourism professionals from Italy and overseas, with approximately 70 per cent being travel agents and 30 per cent other tourism professionals.
TTG Incontri is a three-day event and is an event platform for trade only, there is no access for Consumers during this time. TTG Incontri does not have a structured appointment format. It is advisable that stand partners organise any appointments with the trade prior to arriving at the event.
Details on networking functions at TTG Incontri will be provided at the time of acceptance.
TTG Incontri is the most important business-to-business international trade fair in the tourism sector in Italy. It takes place every year at Rimini Fiera and will be held for the 48th time in 2011. The three-day event is used to present the main new features of tourism operators to the market.
TTG Incontri was held for the first time in Milan in 1977. For more than 15 years the event took place twice a year (in spring and autumn) and also abroad (in Eastern Europe). After changing location for a number of years, the workshop reached Riva del Garda in 1993 and remained there for nine years. In 2003 TTG Italia moved the event to the modern Rimini Fiera trade fair district, designed by Studio GMP in Hamburg, which opened in 2001. The district is located in the north of the city of Rimini and covers a total area of 460,000 square metres.
In 2010, 42,750 visitors attended the event. This included over 1,000 direct exhibitors and 2,400 companies from 100 countries in attendance. Seventy per cent of visitors attending the event were travel agents whilst the remaining 30 per cent were other tourism professionals. TTG Incontri 2010 recorded a growth of 37 per cent compared to 2009.
Last year, Tourism Australia attended both BIT in Milan and also TTG in Rimini to assess which event best met the organisation’s ongoing needs. Following stakeholder consultation, it has been decided to increase Tourism Australia’s presence at TTG in Rimini for 2011 and as such not attend BIT in Milan. In addition to offering the opportunity to industry partners to participate on the Australia stand, Tourism Australia will also coordinate Australia Travel Agent Training during the event.