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International Destination Expo 2012 Lima, Peru - Testimonials

IDE2012 Peru

"The IDE concept is wonderful -- you cannot sell a destination from a picture, you have to experience it!" -- Lidia Slusarek, VIP Travel Service, Rochester New York

"The 2012 IDE in Peru was beyond amazing- the venues, entertainment and, of course, the education was not only a surprise but a delight! I am so glad I went- and ASTA really put together an amazing experience."-- Helen Gbala, College of DuPage, Itasca, Ill.

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"IDE is always a wonderful way to learn in a destination, and this year [was] no exception."-- Bob Poland, Don´t Go There- Personal Travel Advisors, Boston, Mass.

"[The] absence of information in an area prevents clients from being able to plan trips to different destinations. For example, few have heard of river cruises in Peru. As agents, we can go home and sell the destinations we learn about at IDE. We can tell the story of Peru to our clients."-- Brenda and John Caldwell, Brenda's Travel, Durham, NC

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SEMINARS

"Presenting and working with the agents [was] a magical experience. The room was full of energy and excitement."-- Susana Romero, Celebrity Cruises, Miami, Fla.

"All the seminars that we attended about Peru gave us new insight and information about your wonderful country. The suppliers that we met at the trade show presented so many options for travel in Peru. We are determined to visit Peru again in the future and to urge our clients to do so as well.' -- Suzanne and Tom Drumm, Explorers Travel, Richmond, Va.

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EVENTS

"The opening night was so different and more exciting than any other IDE.."-- Elizabeth Smith, American Travel Bureau, Jackson, Miss.

"We have attended several of the IDE events and truly feel that this one was superb. ... The opening event at the Water Park was beyond imagining. The setting, the actors, the scenes and displays, as well as the fantastic Peruvian food and beverages made for an enchanted evening. Likewise the next night's event at the Pyramid showed us more of Peru's culture and charm." -- Suzanne and Tom Drumm, Explorers Travel, Richmond, Va.

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TOURS

"We have been to every IDE and this one is the best by far. The seminars have been very helpful in providing us with the information we need to sell Peru."

"The tours have been so helpful — going to the destination and experiencing everything gives you insight that you cannot get from a photo. We were enthusiastic about all of our experiences, and this enthusiasm will be apparent when we share stories with our clients."-- Robert Twomey and Susan Keith, VIP Travel Service, Rochester New York

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TRADESHOW

"We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of this event. Every detail about the planning was greatly executed, and the business relationships we have developed during the Trade Show, expos and social events are very valuable to us. I cherish the interest of all the attendees that came to my lecture and to our booth. Looking forward to our next ASTA event."--Ines Orihuela, Delfin Amazon, Cruises, Lima, Peru

"As a local tour operator in Peru, IDE in Lima has been such a great unique opportunity to meet potential buyers not only from the US but from other countries as well. I’m very sure IDE 2012 in Peru has helped local travel agents expand business and promise Peru unique attractions."-- Eliu Campos, ECS Travel Peru, Lima, Peru

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