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

La Cita is Gathering Aug 29-31, 2017

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 2017 Host

We are thrilled to introduce you to one of Florida's most beautiful coastlines .

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This Year's Agenda Includes...

August 29, 2017

  • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration and Supplier Office Set Up. Palm Court Ballroom.
  • 4:15 PM - 5:05 PM State of the LATAM and Caribbean Market Report (By the National Travel and Tourism Office and friends): Presenters -Ron Erdmann,  Deputy Director for Research at the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Travel & Tourism Office (NTTO), Scott Johnson,  President, Travel Market Insights. Vinoy Grand Ballroom
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM  2017 Opening Reception. Hosted by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, Live Music from St Pete's hottest band. Suggested Attire: Business Casual. Vinoy Grand Ballroom

August 30, 2017

  • 9:20 AM - 9:45 AM Buyers Schedule New Appointments While Suppliers are in Offices: Buyers have 30 minutes to walk the floor and hand schedule new appointments. Palm Court Ballroom
  • 9:50 AM - 10:25 AM Suppliers Hand Schedule Appointments while Buyers are seated by country so suppliers can easily find them to arrange additional appointments. Vinoy Grand Ballroom
  • 10:30 AM -  12:45 PM Appointments Session 1–  15 minute business appointment cycles. Palm Court Ballroom
  • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Spectacular Luncheon hosted by Visit Tampa Bay. 2018 Host Announcement. Vinoy Grand Ballroom
  • 2:30 PM - 6:05 PM Appointment Session 2–  15 minute business appointment cycles. Palm Court Ballroom
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Evening Event: Fiesta Like There Is No Mañana

August 31, 2017

  • 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Air Carrier Partner Forum/Continental Breakfast. Vinoy Grand Ballroom
  • 9:00 AM - 12:55 PM Appointment Session 3– 15 business appointment cycles. Delegates will have the option to continue working the business floor until 3pm. Palm Court Ballroom
  • 1:15 - 2:30 WITTI Luncheon. Email Laura Mandela for details: laura@mandalaresearch.com Location TBA


Special Pre / Post Rates at The Vinoy and Hilton Bayfront: Take advantage of low rates being provided for La Cita delegates and enjoy the Labor Day weekend with your friends and family. 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 helen@lactiaamericas 

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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.