“The unique 3D online platform will allow various tourism stakeholders to host their virtual stands and meet, interact and conduct meetings with key outbound travel professionals and travel agents from the GCC and Levant Countries”
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (18th of October 2020): AVIAREPS, the global representation leader providing international market growth opportunities to a portfolio of more than 100 airlines and 150 travel and tourism clients worldwide, is set to launch a series of 3D Virtual Tourism Roadshows in the Middle East for all destinations, hotels, Destination Management Companies (DMC’s), retail destinations and other tourism entities.
The non-destination specific roadshows follow the success of the AVIAREPS 3D platform events which were recently held in June 2020 on the behalf of the European Commission with Chinese travel professionals, and then in August, which was a dedicated 3D roadshow event held on the behalf of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority with Saudi Arabian and GCC travel professionals. A total of 182 Middle East travel industry professionals joined the exhibition and had the opportunity to meet with 18 partners of the Mauritius Tourism Authority at that time.
The AVIAREPS Virtual Travel Caravan 2020 will allow exhibitors to virtual meet outbound travel professionals and buyers from the markets of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain on the 21st of October 2020.
This will be followed by a 2nd edition on the 24th of November 2020, where travel buyers from the markets of the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Lebanon and Jordan will be virtually present.
The unique 3D online platform will allow exhibitors such as tourism boards, hotels, tour operators and tourist attractions, to host their virtual stands and meet, interact and conduct meetings with potential tourism partners. Despite the platform being virtual, the experience is realistic enough to provide all exhibitors and participants with an immersive and engaging experience – just as they would in an actual exhibition.
Each attendee to the exhibition will be able to create their own individualized avatar, which allows the visitor to ‘virtually’ navigate the exhibition space, with the option of reaching out to other individuals around them, as well as approaching each branded booth and stand of the exhibitors. At the stands, visitors will be able to automatically view the exhibitor’s promotional video, download their brochures, exchange business cards, as well as chat with the exhibitor, or hold a private online audio meeting, that will be either pre-scheduled or held impromptu upon reaching out to the exhibitor at the fair.