The Brazil National Tourism Mart - BNTM is a great opportunity for the exposition of touristic destinations and products, and especially a time for conducting business and commercial partnerships between guest international buyers and and national suppliers, through previously scheduled meetings.
The event, a CTI/NE Foundation initiative, is held since 1992, always based in one of the northeastern states. Throughout its history, BNTM has been successfully completing the task of bringing together the national touristic trade - hoteliers, travel agents, international carriers that operate in the main touristic markets for Brazil, especially to the northeastern region. Research coordinated by the CTI/NE Foundation indicate that each edition of the BNTM, tourism in the northeast region increases at a rate of 8 to 10%. For the hosting state, this growth can reach as much as 14%.
Brazil´s biggest tourism stock exchange, BNTM aims to offer the opportunity for the international tourism buyers and the brazilian touristic suppliers to do business, through previously scheduled commercial meetings. Besides the business mettings, the official institutions present, at their booths, the touristic destinations and porducts.
On its seventeenth edition, this BNTM took place in the BAHIA CONVENTION CENTER, from the 10th to the 13th of April, when, on the evening of the 10th, there was the event´s solemn oppening, with a special cocktail offered to all participants (suppliers, buyers, journalists, authorithies, and guests), at the Palácio da Aclamação, Campo Grande da Bahia, with concerts of Margareth Menezes, "Paraoano sai Milho" band, Afro Ilê Aiyê group and Filó theather group. On the 11th, starting at 9 a.m. and going thougout the day, previously scheduled business rounds took place. At night, at 9:30 p.m, the closing dinner was offered by the state of Ceará at the Unique Events Buffet, located at Tacredo Neves Avenue, 1801, Caminho das Árvores.
Throughout the history of our BNTMs we have always received the support/sponsorship of the Federal Government, Ministry of Tourism, Embratur, Infraero, Banco do Nordeste, SEBRAE, airline companies TAP, TAM, and GOL, besides, above all, the state and municipal governments of the capital.