Fatima Fernandez Marina is Commercial & Contracting Manager – Cities – for Traveltino (Santa Cruz de Tenerife). We asked her to tell us a little more about her organisation and what she’s looking for at ITB Berlin.
Traveltino is a Spanish tour operator contracting for the brands we have in our group: Logitravel (B2C), Traveltool (B2B) and Smyrooms (International B2B). Our contracting team is attending the fair and will organise meetings with different companies: International hotel chains such as Hilton, AccorHotels or Marriott, local partners, DMCs and incoming agencies, cruises organisers, etc.
Which destinations are you mainly interested in?
We are mainly interested in Europe and the Americas, but we need to increase our portfolio in Asia, ME and Africa. At ITB, some colleagues from other departments will attend as well, to organise meetings with DMCs and tour operators.
THE SUMMER SEASON 2017 IS EXPECTED TO BE EVEN BETTER THAN LAST YEAR.
What general trends are you noting in terms of consumer demand?
Demand has be en increasing over the past two years, especially in Northern European markets. Demand data for Spain continues to increase significantly in recent months and the summer season 2017 is expected to be even better than last year.
How important is ITB Berlin as a source of business and inspiration for you, and why?
ITB Berlin is a great point for the demand overview and the forecast for the summer and winter seasons. The most important tour operators are attending the fair and that gives me a global view of the next year business options