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WTM invites industry buyers to apply for Meridian Club membership

WTM invites industry buyers to apply for Meridian Club membership ( World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is inviting the industry’s most senior buyers to apply for WTM Meridian Club membership for WTM 2012.

WTM Meridian Club – the leading global business network: making contacts, concluding deals - is WTM’s exclusive business club for the travel industry’s most senior buyers with direct responsibility for purchasing.

At WTM 2012, a Reed Travel Exhibitions event, WTM Meridian Club will celebrate its 21st anniversary.

An example of a WTM Meridian Club member would be a buyer for a tour operator looking to purchase product from exhibitors to put in its brochures, or an IT director looking to purchase technology for their organization.

WTM 2011 saw more than 8,000 Meridian Club members attend the event, helping the show to generate a record £1,653 million in industry deals – a 16 percent increase on WTM 2010’s £1,425 million.

Membership is open to the entire travel industry with a strict selection process in place to ensure that only the most senior industry buyers are granted membership. To apply, buyers should visit .

WTM Meridian Club facilitates business opportunities between buyers and exhibitors to meet, network, and conclude business deals.

At event benefits include the WTM Speed Networking sessions and exclusive Meridian Club lounges, and access to private meeting rooms and fast-track cloakroom.

Year-round Meridian Club benefits include annual discounts on trade conferences, and opportunities to attend Meridian Club Think Tank events on key issues within the industry.

World Travel Market Meridian Club Manager Raj Thakkar said: “Meridian Club is the industry’s original and only truly global buyers club. All buyers should register at to guarantee their entry to WTM 2012.

“WTM 2011 was a great success for Meridian Club’s buyers with members agreeing contracts worth £1,653 million with exhibitors, thanks to an array of facilities including the expanded Speed Networking and the Meridian Club lounges being on the exhibition floor.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Nicole Collett, Press and PR Executive, World Travel Market, Tel: +44 (0) 20 8910 7836, Fax: +44 (0) 20 8334 0624, Web:

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