Where the Latin American Travel Community Meets Face-to-Face

La Cita is Gathering sep 4-6, 2018

La Cita is a boutique gathering of travel professionals built on the power of relationships. Here at La Cita, Latin America's key travel decision makers gather for pre-matched appointments, seminars, and social functions designed to help encourage networking and new industry partnerships. Come experience the La Cita difference. At La Cita, business is personal.

We Know Business Is Personal.

La Cita is a by-invitation, one-on-one appointment conference that provides networking opportunities for travel industry professionals.  We serve senior management buyers, suppliers and related marketing services, helping you meet, develop relationships, and build partnerships that facilitate inbound travel globally from key markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.

For nearly four decades, our team members have worked to provide leaders in the travel industry a foundation for consistent growth in a market that is constantly evolving. We believe in real partnership, where our history and successes are joined. We know the greatest value that can be shared is a relationship.  And we succeed only when you do.

La Cita de las Americas was launched in 2013 out of decades of experience with a vision to provide even greater connection and build upon the relationships we value so much.

Meet Our Team

We can't wait to get to know you. For us, this isn't just business. This is family.

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Our Attendees

We exist to serve you and help you connect with meaningful business relationships.

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Our Partners

We have incredible opportunities to join with us in strategic partnerships.

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Our 2018 Host

We are thrilled to hold our event at the beautiful city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida .

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This Year's Agenda Includes...

All Official functions will take place at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm Registration and Supplier Office Set Up. Location: Grand Ballroom
  • 4:15pm - 5:15pm State of the LATAM and Caribbean Market Report (By the National Travel and Tourism Office and friends).  Location: Ocean Ballroom
  • 5:20pm - 6:15pm Opening News Conference. Location: Ocean Ballroom
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm 2018 Opening Reception. Hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau and Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Location: Oceanview Terrace

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

  • 9:35am- 9:55am Buyers Schedule New Appointments while Suppliers are in Offices. Location: Grand Ballroom
  • 10:00am- 10:35am Suppliers Schedule Appointments while Buyers are seated by country so suppliers can easily find them to arrange additional appointments.  Location: Caribbean Ballroom
  • 10:40am - 12:35pm Appointments Session One. Location: Grand Ballroom
  • 1:00pm- 2:15pm Official Opening Luncheon. Location: Ocean Ballroom
  • 2:30pm - 6:05pm Appointment Session Two. Location: Grand Ballroom
  • 6:45pm- 8:30pm B Ocean Resort’s Mixer & Exclusive Mermaid Show. Location: Point Ballroom at B Ocean (right next to the Marriott!)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

  • 8:00am - 9:00am The Air Carrier Partnership & its Role in Destination Development. Location: Ocean Ballroom
  • 9:15am - 1:30pm Appointment Session 3. Location: Grand Ballroom


Special Pre / Post Rates at Fort Lauderdale Marriottt Harbor Beach: Take advantage of low rates being provided for La Cita delegates. Your discounted rate is good for 3 days prior and 3 days after the event. Suppliers/Market Resources, details on your La Cita homepage. Buyers, contact stacy.pedrick@marriott.com 


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Get In Touch With Us

We would love to get to know you better.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions, concerns or ways we can serve you.

Email Helen at helen@lacitaamericas.com to start a conversation. Or give our team in Florida a call at 1 (904) 533-9300.