WTM Latin America Association Partners


ABETA (the Brazilian Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism Trade Association) acts on behalf of its members’ interests in dealings with the market and with the public and private authorities. ABETA's goals are to represent, qualify and promote its members in order to make these companies more competitive and world references in the services sector, consolidating the open-air living market in Brazil.


The Brazilian Hotel Industry Association - National ABIH, has been working for 85 years in the defence of guidelines that can develop the tourism and hospitality industry throughout the country. It represents roughly 32 thousand accommodation facilities and has a presence in all 26 Brazilian states as well as in the Federal District, through the ABIH's state branches.


ANSEDITUR - National Association of Municipal Tourism Secretaries and Officials is aimed at strengthening municipal tourism departments, by means of the training of their Secretaries, inclusion in public policies aimed at tourism, taking part in shows and promoting destinations at the domestic and international level.


ALAGEV – the Latin American Event Management and Corporate Travel Association - is 19 years old and brings together travel and event managers as well as those that supply this market, with the aim of producing a collective construction of balanced solutions for the market, training and qualified networking.


Aprecesp – the State of São Paulo’s Association of Tourism Cities – is a non-profit private organization established in 1985 with the objective of representing the interests of and working for the touristic development of the state’s seaside and inland cities.Currently, the association congregates 70 member-cities comprising beach resorts, climate health resorts, spa towns and tourist resorts.


ATTA represents more than 1,100 tour operators, government agencies, travel agents, specialist media and marketing agencies in over 90 countries. The association works to develop Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism in the world and is the segment’s representative entity that is recognized by the WTO.

Brazilian LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

Brazil’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is a non-profit association whose main objective is to promote businesses aimed at and/or originating in the LGBTQIA+ community, via the spreading of knowledge and network promotion.


FOHB – the Brazilian Hotel Operators Forum, is a non-profit organization that brings together the most important hotel chains. Founded in 2002, it includes 19 domestic and international chains. In total there are 706 hotels, which adds up to a figure of 109 thousand rooms. They have a presence in 197 municipalities and generate 139 thousand direct and indirect jobs.

HI Hostel Brasil

HI Hostel Brasil represents the worldwide hostel network Hostelling International (HI). HI is the world’s oldest and largest hostel chain, with 3,000 Hostels in 80 countries.

We have been operating in Brazil for 50 years, promoting and advising hostels in all parts of the country.

IGLTA - International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association is the main world travel association dedicated to connecting and educating LGBTQ+ travellers and the businesses that welcome and support them along the way. IGLTA was founded in 1983 now operates in more than 80 countries on all continents.

Skål International São Paulo

Skål International, which was founded in 1934, is the only professional organization that promotes global tourism and friendship, uniting all the sectors of the tourism industry.


UNEDESTINOS, the National Union of CVBs and Destination Entities, is a non-governmental organization governed by private law, made up of mixed, public and private entities, which specializes in the promotion of destinations, research, content generation, training programs, support and event capture in general.


VBRATA – the Visit Brazil Travel Association is a non-profit tourism, culture and business organization dedicated to promoting Brazil as a tourist and cultural destination in the UK, Europe and Latin America.

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