Speaking to ITB Berlin News, Marcos Sydor (MDC Turismo Argentina and Chile) reveals what he and his organisation are looking for at ITB Berlin 2017:
As Development Director of New Programs for MDC Argentina and Chile I will be looking for stronger relationships with those unusual, uncommon destinations that are getting more and more attention in our countries. ITB Berlin is our main source for quality contacts for the type of business we are looking to develop in our regions.
Which destinations are you interested in?
Mainly Antarctica, Bhutan, Sikkim, Tibet, North India, Mongolia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius and Maldives among others. Also trips related to health and meditation.
What general trends are you noticing in terms of consumer demand?
Due to easy access and the current cheap exchange US Dollar and Euro rate, our consumers are now travelling more to long haul destinations and unusual countries; and when they get there, often using four- and five-star facilities where available