The worldwide promotion program destinated to develop the tourism in the Wonders of the World, Visit7Wonders, was at the International Tourism Trade Fair that took place in Madrid, Spain. From its booth, besides spreading the destinations, meetings were organized with receptive operators of each one of them, ties were consolidated with the ones who already worked, and new trade agreements were signed. The Executive Director of New7Wonders, Jean Paul de la Fuente, was present.
The FITUR 2017, -that took place from january 18 to 22 in the spanish capital- ended with record number: 245 thousand participants, 9,700 companies present and 6,800 bilateral meetings scheduled.
Argentina, FITUR’s main partner, has closed its participation with very positive results on international promotion and trade agreements.
Likewise, the growth of international participation has been significant, with 9% more expositors, highlighting the destinations of the America with an increase of the 17%. Being the most significant growth the one of the technology companies which develop tourism’s products, and have experienced a growth of 23%.
Moreover, Visit7Wonders promoted the Iguazú Falls, -shared between Argentina and Brasil-, to the emissive agencies.
Visit7Wonders is the worldwide promotional platform designed to develop tourism in the Wonder destinations. The set consist of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the New 7 Wonders of Nature and the New 7 Wonders Cities. These were chosen after four-year global campaigns, executed by the Swiss foundation New7Wonders. There were hundreds of millions of Internet votes cast by the inhabitants of the planet, who decided who the winners were.
The New 7 Wonders of the World are Chichén Itzá, in Mexico; the Colosseum in Rome, Italy; the Christ Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; the China Great Wall, in China; Machu Picchu, in Peru; Petra, in Jordan and the Taj Mahal, in Agra, India.
The New 7 Wonders of Nature are Iguazú Falls, in Argentina and Brasil; the Amazon River and its basin in South America; the Ha Long Bay, in Vietnam; the Jeju Island, in South Korea; Komodo National Park, in Indonesia; the Table Mountain, in South Africa and the Puerto Princesa Underground River, in Philippines.
As well, the New 7 Wonders Cities are Beirut, in Lebanon; Doha, in Qatar; Durban, in South Afria; Havana, in Cuba; Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia; La paz, in Bolivia and Vigan, in Philippines.