As promised here are the facts and figures from the exhibition we were at this weekend.
There was a total of 9 companies attending which the organisers said was a big drop from the 20 in previous years. There were 2 dedicated to Spain (us plus 1 other), 2 for Cyprus, 2 for Turkey, 1 for Bulgaria and the others were selling multi destinations. The total attendance was just over 200 for the 6 hours the exhibition was open so it did give a busy feel to the day.
The busiest stands seemed to be the multi agents. One in particualar was selling places around South America. Listening in you could hear people wanting to “get into” an emerging market but it doesnt make sense to me when you have to be shown a map of the world where this new emerging market is!
So my conclusion is that we seemed to collect as many leads as Turkey, Cyprus etc but people are still being convinced to part with their money on the next “hot investment” as they did with Bulgaria etc.