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The Travel Tech Show at WTM and Amadeus round table talks launched with successful focus on the luxury sector

The Travel Tech Show at WTM and Amadeus round table talks launched with successful focus on the luxury sector

The luxury travel sector is failing to make use of the opportunities the Internet offers, reveals a new series of round table talks involving the best and brightest minds in travel.The comments were made at a the first of four round table conversations … June 18, 2013
Register now for WTM 2013

Register now for WTM 2013

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has opened registration for World Travel Market (WTM) 2013. WTM 2013 is poised to be the biggest and best WTM yet with a number of new initiatives taking place across the four-day … June 10, 2013
WTM 2012 will generate more than £410m for Global Village exhibitors

WTM 2012 will generate more than £410m for Global Village exhibitors

World Travel Market (WTM) 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, will generate more than £410 million (US$640 million) for exhibitors in its Global Village region, reveals independent research. The Global Village covers travel and … June 7, 2013
WTM launches first luxury showcase

WTM launches first luxury showcase

World Travel Market (WTM) 2013, the leading global event for the travel industry, will host its first “A Taste of ILTM at WTM on Monday & Tuesday, November 4 & 5. A Taste of ILTM at WTM, in association with fellow Reed Travel Exhibitions event International … May 30, 2013
Smartphone and tablets prompt mobile rethink, WTM Round Table concludes

Smartphone and tablets prompt mobile rethink, WTM Round Table concludes

The move away from desktops towards smartphones and tablets is changing how the travel industry uses technology to connect with today’s multi-device consumer, concluded board-level travel industry participants at the recent World Travel Market (WTM) … May 14, 2013
WTM Latin America receives almost 17,000 visits

WTM Latin America receives almost 17,000 visits

The inaugural World Travel Market Latin America, the leading global event for the Latin American travel industry, attracted almost 17,000 visits from senior industry professionals looking to conduct business negotiations over the three days of the event. The … May 9, 2013
Seychelles Tourism Delegation  back home from “Successful” WTM Latin America exhibition in Sao Paolo, Brazil

Seychelles Tourism Delegation back home from “Successful” WTM Latin America exhibition in Sao Paolo, Brazil

Accelerated growth of visitors for South America is expected in the near future, and the Seychelles tourism industry is optimistic that the South American Market can become one of its main markets due to the growing interest in our islands. The … May 1, 2013
WTM Latin America 2013 ends on a high

WTM Latin America 2013 ends on a high

World Travel Market Latin America 2013 ended on a high with exhibitors, visitors and buyers all toasting the success the inaugural event, with an impressive volume of business deals anticipated. A massive 1,200 exhibitors – 20% more than anticipated … April 26, 2013
First day of World Travel Market Latin America is marked by optimism and an expectation for great business deals to be done

First day of World Travel Market Latin America is marked by optimism and an expectation for great business deals to be done

The first day of Word Travel Market Latin America, the main international tourism fair that is happening for the first time on the continent, was marked by the optimism of the sector in relation to the travel market in Latin America, and especially in … April 24, 2013
Rising incomes and Internet boost booming Chinese travel market

Rising incomes and Internet boost booming Chinese travel market

Increasing Chinese incomes plus growing Internet bookings equals an expected 15 percent growth of China outbound travelers from 2012-2017 in Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). This exclusive research was unveiled today (April 8) at the World Travel Market … April 8, 2013
Russia’s poor image abroad holds back inbound tourism

Russia’s poor image abroad holds back inbound tourism

Russia’s poor image overseas is holding back its inbound tourism industry’s ability to attract visitors from the US and Western Europe, reveals new research at World Travel Market’s (WTM) Vision Conference-Moscow today. Inbound tourism arrivals … April 3, 2013
WTM Vision Conference-Dubai announces industry-leading speaker line-up

WTM Vision Conference-Dubai announces industry-leading speaker line-up

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce this year’s line-up of high-caliber speakers for the third WTM Vision Conference – Dubai on 7 May. The event, hosted at fellow Reed Travel Exhibition’s … March 28, 2013
WTM Latin America celebrates large number of fans in Facebook and invests in other online media

WTM Latin America celebrates large number of fans in Facebook and invests in other online media

The World Travel Market (WTM) Latin America trade fair, which will take place April 23-25 at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, celebrates their large number of fans on Facebook and highlights the importance of online communication, so that both … March 27, 2013
WTM Vision Conference – Sao Paulo debuts with an industry-leading line up

WTM Vision Conference – Sao Paulo debuts with an industry-leading line up

The first World Travel Market (WTM) Vision Conference–Sao Paulo has an industry-leading line up to give senior industry delegates the information, insight, and opinion to run their businesses. The conference – which takes place at the inaugural … March 20, 2013
Chairman Fiona Jeffery OBE is to leave World Travel Market after 26 years to pursue other interests in the global travel and tourism industry

Chairman Fiona Jeffery OBE is to leave World Travel Market after 26 years to pursue other interests in the global travel and tourism industry

She will continue her role as Chairman of Just a Drop, the international water charity she founded in 1998. Reed Exhibitions has supported this charity since its inception and will continue to do so. Jeffery, who received the OBE for services to tourism … March 19, 2013
Accor and Hyatt book in for World Travel Market Latin America

Accor and Hyatt book in for World Travel Market Latin America

Word Travel Market (WTM) Latin America has created a dedicated area on the exhibition floor to showcase organizations with global representation. The “Global Village” will host international hotel chains, technology companies, and wholesalers who … March 8, 2013
WTM Vision Conference-Beijing to hear from top executives of the largest tour operators in China

WTM Vision Conference-Beijing to hear from top executives of the largest tour operators in China

With the success of WTM Vision Conference in Shanghai in 2012, World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, will this year be holding WTM Vision Conference-Beijing on Tuesday, April 8, 2013. Delegates will have the opportunity … March 5, 2013
Hear from the future travel leaders of tomorrow today

Hear from the future travel leaders of tomorrow today

World Travel Market, the leading global event of the travel industry, today launches futuretravelleaders.TV, a dedicated channel featuring the travel and tourism’s rising stars of today and tomorrow’s industry leaders. FutureTravelLeaders.TV follows … March 1, 2013
WTM Vision Conference-Moscow is back with another industry-leading line up

WTM Vision Conference-Moscow is back with another industry-leading line up

The second WTM Vision Conference-Moscow has an industry-leading line up to help senior industry delegates run their businesses. The conference, which takes place at the Marriott, Moscow Grand Hotel on Tuesday, April 2, starts with exclusive research … February 26, 2013
WTM Latin America experiences phenomenal interest in its Hosted Buyers’ Program

WTM Latin America experiences phenomenal interest in its Hosted Buyers’ Program

World Travel Market Latin America, the leading global event for the Latin American travel industry, has received phenomenal global interest in its Hosted Buyers’ Program. Almost 900 senior buyers from around the world applied to attend the inaugural … February 22, 2013
World Travel Market launches WTM Buyers’ Club

World Travel Market launches WTM Buyers’ Club

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, has renamed WTM Meridian Club to WTM Buyers’ Club, the leading business network in travel, making contacts concluding deals. WTM Meridian Club was launched in 1992 and celebrated … February 13, 2013
WTM Latin America to follow World Travel Market-London and facilitate phenomenal business for the region

WTM Latin America to follow World Travel Market-London and facilitate phenomenal business for the region

World Travel Market (WTM) Latin America is poised to follow hot on the heels of sister event World Travel Market in London and generate a phenomenal amount of inbound and outbound business for the region. WTM 2012, the leading global event for the … February 11, 2013
World Travel Market means business

World Travel Market means business

World Travel Market (WTM) 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, will generate a record £1,860 million in travel and tourism industry deals – an impressive 13% increase on WTM 2011. Independent research of World Travel Market’s … January 30, 2013
Launch of first ever LGBT online training for travel agents

Launch of first ever LGBT online training for travel agents

LONDON, UK - Visit Helsinki, and Tourismus & Congress Frankfurt have become the first destination tourism offices to develop targeted training specifically for travel agents and tour operators aimed at increasing LGBT visitors to their cities. The … January 8, 2013
WTM employs mobile expert Ewan MacLeod

WTM employs mobile expert Ewan MacLeod

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is employing Mobile Industry Review Founder, Ewan MacLeod, to help it expand and improve its mobile offering. The WTM technology region has been the fastest-growing segment of the … December 18, 2012
WTM Vision Conference series expanded to seven events in 2013

WTM Vision Conference series expanded to seven events in 2013

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is expanding its highly-successful, mid-year, half-day WTM Vision Conference series to seven events in 2013. 2013 will see an event in Sao Paulo added to last year’s program taking … December 5, 2012
WTM 2012 sees 3 percent visitor increase

WTM 2012 sees 3 percent visitor increase

World Travel Market (WTM) 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, experienced an overall accumulative 3% increase in visitors with each of the 4 days, attracting more visitors than in 2011.Overall, WTM 2012 attracted almost 29,000 travel … November 27, 2012
WTM 2013 to be the biggest and best yet with an increased focus on travel technology, luxury and business travel

WTM 2013 to be the biggest and best yet with an increased focus on travel technology, luxury and business travel

World Travel Market 2013, the leading global event for the travel industry, will be the biggest and best ever with an increased focus on three growth sectors of travel technology, luxury and business travel. The new look WTM 2013, which takes place … November 20, 2012
Seychelles wows press at WTM 2012 in London

Seychelles wows press at WTM 2012 in London

The Seychelles islands got an unprecedented level of press never seen before at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London last week. This has helped to further increase the visibility of the islands right across the British Isles. The Seychelles Minister … November 13, 2012
Tourism Flanders is announced as Premier Partner at World Travel Market

Tourism Flanders is announced as Premier Partner at World Travel Market

Flanders has been confirmed as the Premier Partner at World Travel Market (WTM) in London for 2013 and 2014. This will ensure that Flanders will feature as a “guest region” at WTM for the next two years at one of the most important tourism exhibitions … November 13, 2012
Seychelles Minister for Tourism sits on the 6th UNWTO-WTM Ministers’ Summit

Seychelles Minister for Tourism sits on the 6th UNWTO-WTM Ministers’ Summit

Ministers of Tourism from the world over gathered in London for the 6th UNWTO/WTM [UN World Tourism Organization/World Travel Market] Ministers’ Summit to discuss principally matters relating to visas and to air connectivity under the banner “Open … November 9, 2012
World Travel Market 2012 closes on a high

World Travel Market 2012 closes on a high

The final day of World Travel Market 2012 saw the popular Speed Networking event take place on the final day for the first time, which saw more than 100 buyers discuss post-WTM deals with exhibitors in the Meridian Club Lounge. Raj Thakkar, Meridian … November 9, 2012
Open skies debate peaks at WTM as Cape Town’s air capacity increases by 10000 seats

Open skies debate peaks at WTM as Cape Town’s air capacity increases by 10000 seats

The topical debate around open skies is one that has preoccupied tourism for some time now and is centered around authorities spending millions on destination marketing yet raising the barriers to travel due to unreasonable taxes, air access issues, and … November 9, 2012
Seychelles trade at WTM – official meetings show optimistic news for the UK market

Seychelles trade at WTM – official meetings show optimistic news for the UK market

The Seychelles official delegation attending World Travel Market this week has left London saying that the high-level meetings held with airline and tour operator partners show that Seychelles is starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel with regards … November 9, 2012
Ministers of Tourism calls for intra-governmental coordination to address visas and air connectivity

Ministers of Tourism calls for intra-governmental coordination to address visas and air connectivity

LONDON, UK - Ministers of Tourism gathered in London for the 6th UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit concluded that complicated visas processes and policies that limit air connectivity continue to present major barriers to the growth of travel and tourism. … November 8, 2012
WTM 2012 visitors up 4 percent for first 3 days

WTM 2012 visitors up 4 percent for first 3 days

The first three days of World Travel Market (WTM) 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, experienced an impressive visitor increase of 4%. Monday, November 5, to Wednesday, November 7, saw 38,735 visitors walk through the doors of … November 8, 2012
LGBT travel market potential reaches global record according to new data from Out Now Business Class

LGBT travel market potential reaches global record according to new data from Out Now Business Class

New research released at the World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, today (November 7, 2012) revealed that the global potential value of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) leisure travel market is set to … November 8, 2012
Seychelles and Kenya Tourism Ministers meet at WTM in London and agree to discuss cooperation

Seychelles and Kenya Tourism Ministers meet at WTM in London and agree to discuss cooperation

Tourism Ministers Danson M. Mwazo of Kenya and Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles met on the sidelines of World Travel Market (WTM) in London to see about meeting in the near future to discuss cooperation between the East African Hub of Kenya and the mid-ocean … November 8, 2012
Tourism and conservation need to work together – and other highlights from Day 3 of WTM 2012

Tourism and conservation need to work together – and other highlights from Day 3 of WTM 2012

Charlie Mayhew, Founder and Chief Executive of Tusk Trust, and Fiona Jeffery, Chairman, World Travel Market, launched the WTM World Responsible Tourism Day 2012 with a plea for the travel industry to work closely with the conservation sector to ensure … November 8, 2012
Directours of Paris in France says their Seychelles bookings are back to normal

Directours of Paris in France says their Seychelles bookings are back to normal

“Seychelles remains a strategic destination for Directours,” Corinne Louison, the General Manager Production, Sales and Marketing of Directours, said during a meeting with Elsia Grandcourt, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, during a meeting … November 8, 2012
Miss Seychelles... another world 2012 very visible at WTM in London

Miss Seychelles... another world 2012 very visible at WTM in London

The Seychelles Tourism Board delegation at the World Travel Market Tourism Trade Fair (WTM) in London was this year accompanied by Sherlyn Furneau, the island’s Miss Seychelles… another world 2012. 2012 was the first year that the Seychelles Tourism … November 8, 2012
One Billion Tourists: One billion Opportunities - new UNWTO campaign calls on one billion tourists to make their actions count

One Billion Tourists: One billion Opportunities - new UNWTO campaign calls on one billion tourists to make their actions count

MADRID, Spain - Small changes in travel behavior can contribute to positive change throughout the world. With one billion tourists traveling the world in a single year in 2012, transforming these one billion tourists into one billion opportunities is … November 7, 2012
WTM 2012 first day visitors up 5 percent

WTM 2012 first day visitors up 5 percent

The first day of World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, was a resounding success with exhibitor invitation visitors up 5% on last year’s event.The Monday of WTM is an exhibitor Invite-only day with the aim of allowing … November 7, 2012
ICTP uses Seychelles stand at WTM 2012 to announce new initiatives to strengthen 2013 program

ICTP uses Seychelles stand at WTM 2012 to announce new initiatives to strengthen 2013 program

At the World Travel Market in London on November 6, 2012, Alain St Ange (Minister of Tourism, Seychelles); Thomas Steinmetz (Chairman ICTP); Professor Geoffrey Lipman (President, ICTP) held a town hall session with members at WTM today. They reported … November 6, 2012
RateGain announces opening of new London office at World Travel Market 2012

RateGain announces opening of new London office at World Travel Market 2012

LONDON, UK – RateGain, a leading technology company dedicated to providing solutions catering to pricing, brand intelligence, & eDistribution (channel management) for customers in the travel and hospitality industry, today announced the opening of their … November 6, 2012
Cape Town and the Western Cape at WTM 2012

Cape Town and the Western Cape at WTM 2012

This week marks the start of the annual World Travel Market (WTM) taking place in London until November 9. It is one of the leading global events for the travel industry and will be attended by some 45,000 senior travel industry professionals, government … November 6, 2012
Seychelles tourism delegation along with Miss Seychelles...another world 2012 heads for WTM trade fair 2012 in London

Seychelles tourism delegation along with Miss Seychelles...another world 2012 heads for WTM trade fair 2012 in London

A high-level Seychelles tourism delegation will at the 2012 World Travel Market (WTM) in London in full force to boost the destination’s appeal in UK. WTM remains one of the most important events for the Seychelles tourism industry, and the Seychelles … November 3, 2012
Seychelles tourism delegation in Dublin before moving to WTM 2012 in London

Seychelles tourism delegation in Dublin before moving to WTM 2012 in London

A five-person delegation from the Seychelles Tourism Board headed by Alain St.Ange, the Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, are in Dublin in Ireland to meet tour operators and press before the coming World Travel Market (WTM) 2012 in London. The … November 2, 2012
Jordan Tourism Board exhibits at WTM for the 17th consecutive year

Jordan Tourism Board exhibits at WTM for the 17th consecutive year

As part of its efforts to promote the Jordanian tourism product, the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) will once again exhibit at the World Travel Market, which is one of the biggest tourism trade shows in the world. The show will be held on November 5-8 this … November 1, 2012
WTM welcomes 157 new exhibitors for WTM 2012

WTM welcomes 157 new exhibitors for WTM 2012

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is proud to announce a total of 157 new exhibitors at the event for WTM 2012. Tourist boards, technology companies, hotel chains, attractions, and tour operators are all hosting … October 31, 2012
World Travel Market launches new App for WTM 2012

World Travel Market launches new App for WTM 2012

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has launched a brand new 2012 mobile App, available now to download to all major smartphones. The App is the perfect accessory for all World Travel Market participants before, during, … October 30, 2012
World’s leading international travel broadcaster is opening ceremony sponsor of WTM 2012

World’s leading international travel broadcaster is opening ceremony sponsor of WTM 2012

Travel Channel International announced its partnership with World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, as opening ceremony sponsor for 2012. As part of the deal, Travel Channel will produce a stand-alone, thirty-minute … October 27, 2012
UNWTO activities at World Travel Market 2012

UNWTO activities at World Travel Market 2012

LONDON, United Kingdom - As international tourism nears the historic milestone of one billion tourists, UNWTO will be holding a number of activities at World Travel Market (WTM) to address some of the major issues facing tourism in a world of one billion. UNWTO … October 27, 2012
Meet the Mystifly team at WTM 2012, London – Booth No. GV585

Meet the Mystifly team at WTM 2012, London – Booth No. GV585

MyFareBox is a B2B travel technology platform from Mystifly and is extensively used by travel organizations in over 22 countries including the UK, USA, France, Norway, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and India among others. The … October 25, 2012
WTM 2012 hosts world first by Palladium Hotel Group

WTM 2012 hosts world first by Palladium Hotel Group

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is showcasing a world first with Palladium Hotel Group’s (formerly Fiesta Hotel Group) innovative biometric and Facebook initiatives throughout the event (Monday, November … October 24, 2012
WTM Global Trends Report 2011 correctly predicts the future

WTM Global Trends Report 2011 correctly predicts the future

The World Travel Market (WTM) Global Trends Report, in association with Euromonitor International, has successfully predicted global travel trends for 8 years running. The launch of the WTM Global Trends Report 2012, taking place on Monday, November … October 22, 2012
Taking the challenge of WTM Speakers’ Corner

Taking the challenge of WTM Speakers’ Corner

Thirteen industry professionals have taken the challenge at World Travel Market (WTM) Speakers’ Corner to speak out on responsible tourism. Over Tuesday and Wednesday, November 6 and 7, as part of the WTM World Responsible Tourism Day program, sponsored … October 19, 2012
Out Now launches LGBT business-to-business network at World Travel Market, London

Out Now launches LGBT business-to-business network at World Travel Market, London

Marketing specialist Out Now Global is launching a new business networking service for travel companies looking to build share, reach, and presence in the multi-billion valued travel market comprised of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people … October 19, 2012
Business Travel Market to co-locate with WTM at ExCeL in 2013

Business Travel Market to co-locate with WTM at ExCeL in 2013

Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is delighted to announce its specialist corporate travel exhibition, Business Travel Market (BTM), will be co-located alongside World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, in 2013. World … October 16, 2012
Skal to have presence at two global trade fairs

Skal to have presence at two global trade fairs

Skal announced that the organization will have a stand at two forthcoming worldwide trade fairs. Skal International Roma will have a Skal stand at the next TTG-TTI Fair on tourism that will take place in Rimini on October 18-20, 2012, and Skal International … October 11, 2012
TUI AG Chairman Frenzel to speak at WTM’s Captains of Industry

TUI AG Chairman Frenzel to speak at WTM’s Captains of Industry

TUI AG Chairman Dr. Michael Frenzel is the headline speaker at World Travel Market’s (WTM) Captains of Industry Lunch on the first day of the 2012 event. Dr. Frenzel will take part in a question-and-answer session in front of an invite-only audience … October 11, 2012
Greek National Tourism Organization to sponsor WTM International Press Center

Greek National Tourism Organization to sponsor WTM International Press Center

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce that the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is once again sponsoring the WTM International Press Center. The WTM International Press Center … October 8, 2012
World Travel Market examines potential of Powerhouse Economies

World Travel Market examines potential of Powerhouse Economies

Do you wonder which of the emerging economies has the most potential for your organization? World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, will help you answer that question with its session focused on the individual markets Brazil, … October 4, 2012
Eurosport to sponsor WTM 2012 Sports Program

Eurosport to sponsor WTM 2012 Sports Program

Eurosport, Europe's leading sports entertainment group, is sponsoring the Sports Tourism program at World Travel Market (WTM) 2012.WTM, the leading global event for the travel industry, has championed the cause of sports tourism for a number of years. … October 2, 2012
Lord Adonis speaks at WTM 2012

Lord Adonis speaks at WTM 2012

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, will host controversial former UK Transport Minister Lord Andrew Adonis on Tuesday, November 6. Lord Adonis will discuss the urgent transport challenges facing the UK, in particular … September 28, 2012
Carnival Corporation Chairman to speak at WTM 2012

Carnival Corporation Chairman to speak at WTM 2012

Carnival Corporation Chairman and CEO Micky Arison will make a rare public appearance at World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry.Arison will be taking part in the Travel Weekly Cruise Debate on Tuesday, November 6, as … September 24, 2012
Africa to lead debate in WTM 2012 airline program

Africa to lead debate in WTM 2012 airline program

Africa's airline industry will be put under the spotlight at World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, as part of a wider series of discussions among aviation chiefs over the industry's future. The airline events program … September 18, 2012
EasyJet CEO to speak at WTM 2012

EasyJet CEO to speak at WTM 2012

EasyJet Chief Executive Carolyn McCall OBE will headline World Travel Market’s (WTM) new Talk Business Series on Thursday, November 8. McCall will be the first of three senior business leaders to speak for 45 minutes on the issues and challenges … September 13, 2012
Ivory – the new blood diamond

Ivory – the new blood diamond

African elephant and rhinoceros, mercilessly and illegally being poached to near extinction, are the focus of this year’s WTM World Responsible Tourism Day Opening Ceremony in London on Wednesday, November 7. Charlie Mayhew MBE, Founder and CEO … September 4, 2012
WTM Sports programs reviews 2012 Games success for tourism

WTM Sports programs reviews 2012 Games success for tourism

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, has a comprehensive Sports Tourism program reviewing the success of the London 2012 Olympics and assessing the benefits and constraints for host nations of major sporting events. The … August 28, 2012
Flanders to promote World War I Centenary at WTM 2012

Flanders to promote World War I Centenary at WTM 2012

Flanders, the region of Belgium, is promoting the 100th anniversary of the Great War at World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, with the aim of attracting up to 2 million tourists in 4 years. The fields of Flanders, … August 14, 2012
Hotel seminars to feature key industry speakers

Hotel seminars to feature key industry speakers

Some of the hotel industry's most knowledgeable and experienced leaders will be sharing their expertise at a number of hotel-focused seminars at this year's World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry. The event, which … August 7, 2012
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, … August 1, 2012
WTM introduces Speed Networking on Thursday to drive even more industry business

WTM introduces Speed Networking on Thursday to drive even more industry business

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is introducing an extra Speed Networking event following the phenomenal success of the concept over the past three events. Speed Networking was introduced at WTM 2009 and led to … July 24, 2012
WTM 2012 expands LGBT offering

WTM 2012 expands LGBT offering

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry and Out Now, the leading marketing organization to reach LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) consumers, are expanding their partnership including the unveiling of the … July 10, 2012
Register now for WTM 2012

Register now for WTM 2012

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has opened registration for WTM 2012. WTM 2012 will mark the 21st anniversary of WTM Meridian Club, the club for the world’s leading buyers. WTM Meridian Club members will conclude … July 3, 2012
21 facts for WTM Meridian Club’s 21st anniversary

21 facts for WTM Meridian Club’s 21st anniversary

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, will this year be celebrating the 21st anniversary of WTM Meridian Club. WTM Meridian Club - the leading global business network: making contacts, concluding deals - is World … June 26, 2012
Support grows for WTM Responsible Tourism Day

Support grows for WTM Responsible Tourism Day

Fresh initiatives, greater focus, and an increasing awareness that responsible tourism should top the industry agenda has contributed to the success of World Travel Market (WTM) World Responsible Tourism Day (WRTD), in association with the UN World Tourism … June 20, 2012
WTM 2012 to host dedicated India region after WTM 2011 generates £56m of deals for the country

WTM 2012 to host dedicated India region after WTM 2011 generates £56m of deals for the country

India will have its own dedicated exhibition region at World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, after its participation at WTM 2011 will generate a massive £56 million of deals for the country’s travel and tourism … June 12, 2012
WTM 2011 breaks through £100m barrier for travel technology deals

WTM 2011 breaks through £100m barrier for travel technology deals

World Travel Market 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry, will generate more than £100 million for its travel technology exhibitors, reveals independent research. Fusion Communications’ analysis of the WTM 2011 travel technology … June 6, 2012
The travel industry’s long-term prospects are good, WTM Vision Conference-Florence delegates told

The travel industry’s long-term prospects are good, WTM Vision Conference-Florence delegates told

The travel and tourism industry’s longer-term prospects are good, delegates were told last week at the World Travel Market (WTM )Vision Conference-Florence. Despite the global financial problems, which continue to impact the industry, Euromonitor … May 23, 2012
Destinations told how to attract Chinese tourists at WTM Vision Conference-Shanghai

Destinations told how to attract Chinese tourists at WTM Vision Conference-Shanghai

A hassle-free visa application process is one of the main factors destinations need to consider to increase Chinese outbound visitor arrivals, WTM Vision Conference-Shanghai delegates heard this week. Destinations are desperate to increase the number … May 11, 2012
Strong five years tipped for Chinese travel despite slowdown in economic growth

Strong five years tipped for Chinese travel despite slowdown in economic growth

Shopping, Internet booking, and low-cost carriers will have the biggest influence on the Chinese travel market over the next 5 years, reveals exclusive research unveiled tomorrow (Thursday, May10 ) at the inaugural World Travel Market (WTM) Vision Conference-Shanghai. … May 9, 2012
Middle East hoteliers engaging with social media to boost tourism in, finds WTM Vision Conference – Dubai

Middle East hoteliers engaging with social media to boost tourism in, finds WTM Vision Conference – Dubai

The prospects for growth in tourist arrivals in the Middle East and the success of some hotels in the region in using social media were the key topics revealed at the World Travel Market (WTM) Vision Conference-Dubai. WTM Vision Conference-Dubai was … May 3, 2012
Fierce competition predicted if companies are to beat a stagnant market

Fierce competition predicted if companies are to beat a stagnant market

Travel firms are preparing for a fierce battle in a bid to secure growth over the next five years, it was predicted at the World Travel Market (WTM) Vision Conference-London. Euromonitor International Head of Travel and Tourism Research, Caroline Bremner, … April 26, 2012
Recession avoided in 2012 but economy still casts shadow over prospects for UK travel sector

Recession avoided in 2012 but economy still casts shadow over prospects for UK travel sector

The UK travel industry will remain at the mercy of the local and global economy this year, with the London 2012 Olympics creating as many challenges as opportunities, reveals research unveiled tomorrow (Thursday, April 19) at the World Travel Market (WTM) … April 18, 2012
Russian inbound tourism a disaster, WTM Vision Conference – Moscow delegates heard

Russian inbound tourism a disaster, WTM Vision Conference – Moscow delegates heard

The Russian inbound tourism industry has been slammed as a “disaster,” during a lively panel debate at the inaugural WTM [World Travel Market] Vision Conference - Moscow. KMP Group President, Vladimir Kantorowich, labelled the inbound Russian industry … April 11, 2012
Russia in with a sporting chance

Russia in with a sporting chance

Russia is set to see a 20 percent increase in visitor arrivals over the next four years fueled by the hosting of major sporting events, reveals research unveiled today at the World Travel Market (WTM) Vision Conference-Moscow. Russia is hosting an … April 4, 2012
Geoff Cowley MD of The Hoseasons Group to join panel discussion at WTM Vision Conference-London

Geoff Cowley MD of The Hoseasons Group to join panel discussion at WTM Vision Conference-London

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce another high-profile speaker to join the line up for WTM Vision Conference-London on April 19, 2012. The Hoseasons Group Managing Director, Geoff Cowley, … March 28, 2012
WTM Vision Conference – Florence lineup complete

WTM Vision Conference – Florence lineup complete

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, has completed its WTM Vision Conference - Florence high-level lineup with senior representation from some of Italy’s most important travel organizations. The conference, … March 21, 2012
World Travel Market Latin America launches hosted buyer program

World Travel Market Latin America launches hosted buyer program

World Travel Market (WTM) Latin America, the leading global event for the Latin American travel industry, is delighted to announce its hosted buyer program for the launch event on April 23-25, 2013. The inaugural event, taking place in São Paulo’s … March 8, 2012
WTM means business: WTM 2011 leads to more than £1,653m in industry deals

WTM means business: WTM 2011 leads to more than £1,653m in industry deals

World Travel Market (WTM) 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry, will generate a massive £1,653 million (US$2.6 billion) in travel and tourism industry deals – an impressive 16 percent increase on WTM 2010. Independent research … February 22, 2012
WTM Vision Conference–London panel line up complete

WTM Vision Conference–London panel line up complete

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, has completed its WTM Vision Conference-London high-level executive panel session with senior representation from TUI, easyJet, and Expedia. The panel session, which will … February 14, 2012
World Travel Market voted UKinbound Industry Event of 2011

World Travel Market voted UKinbound Industry Event of 2011

World Travel Market (WTM) 2011 has been voted UKinbound’s Industry Event of the Year at the association’s annual convention Gala Dinner for the second year in succession. The awards, which took place at the association’s annual convention in … February 6, 2012
Survey reveals industry could do more for responsible and sustainable travel

Survey reveals industry could do more for responsible and sustainable travel

The travel and tourism industry could do more for responsible and sustainable tourism, reveals a survey that took place at World Travel Market 2011 - the leading global event for the travel industry - by exhibitor SustainIt. As the travel and tourism … January 18, 2012
Fiona Jefferey awarded OBE in New Year’s Honors List

Fiona Jefferey awarded OBE in New Year’s Honors List

Reed Travel Exhibitions Chairman of World Travel Market (WTM), Fiona Jeffery, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in Queen Elizabeth’s II New Year’s Honors list. Jeffery’s award of the OBE is for her services … January 11, 2012
Reed Travel Exhibitions launches World Travel Market Latin America

Reed Travel Exhibitions launches World Travel Market Latin America

Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), the leading provider of events in the global travel and tourism industry, is delighted to announce the launch of World Travel Market (WTM) Latin America – the first global event for this increasingly important region for … November 23, 2011
WTM 2011 experiences 5 percent increase in visitors

WTM 2011 experiences 5 percent increase in visitors

World Travel Market (WTM) 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry, experienced an impressive 5 percent increase in visitors compared to the previous event. More than 28,000 visitors (28,183) attended WTM 2011 compared to 26,908 that … November 19, 2011
Seychelles addressed the WTM conference by IIPT on challenges of climate change

Seychelles addressed the WTM conference by IIPT on challenges of climate change

The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) held a conference at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2011 on meeting the challenges of climate change and the international experts sitting on the panel presented leading models of best practice. The … November 11, 2011
World Travel Market 2011: eight key trends in global travel

World Travel Market 2011: eight key trends in global travel

Cape Town Tourism just concluded four fruitful and insightful days at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, one of the leading global events for the travel industry. Almost 48,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers, and international … November 10, 2011
New UNWTO and ATM Forum to support highly-successful UNWTO and WTM Ministers’ Summit

New UNWTO and ATM Forum to support highly-successful UNWTO and WTM Ministers’ Summit

The highly-successful UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers’ Summit is to have a sister event in 2012 – the UNWTO and Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Forum, which will take place during the Arabian Travel Market … November 9, 2011
WTM Vision series expands to Russia and China

WTM Vision series expands to Russia and China

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is expanding its successful WTM Vision Conference series into Russia and China with WTM Vision-Moscow and WTM Vision-Shanghai. WTM Vision launched in London in 2009 as a half-day, … November 9, 2011
Cape Town Tourism launches international marketing campaign at London’s World Travel Market 2011

Cape Town Tourism launches international marketing campaign at London’s World Travel Market 2011

This week marks the start of one of the largest international trade shows for the tourism industry. The annual World Travel Market (WTM) 2011 taking place until November 10 is one of the leading global events for the travel industry and will be attended … November 8, 2011
WTM 2011 first day visitors up 14 percent

WTM 2011 first day visitors up 14 percent

The first day of World Travel Market (WTM) 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry, was a resounding success with exhibitor invitations visitors up a massive 14 percent on WTM 2010. The Monday of WTM is an Exhibitor Invite only day with … November 8, 2011
Highlights of opening day at World Travel Market

Highlights of opening day at World Travel Market

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, opened its doors today. The event will run from Monday, November 7 through Thursday, November 10. See video highlights of opening day here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCr4xYf9T1k&feature=youtu.be … November 7, 2011
Seychelles at WTM tourism trade fair in London with full force

Seychelles at WTM tourism trade fair in London with full force

The Seychelles tourism trade, serious after the British market, traveled as a strong delegation to London to attend the 2011 World Travel Market (WTM). Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, accompanied by Bernadette Willemin, the Board's … November 7, 2011
183 new exhibitors for WTM 2011

183 new exhibitors for WTM 2011

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is proud to announce a total of 183 new exhibitors at the event for WTM 2011. National tourist boards, destination management companies, technology companies, ground handlers, lodge … November 4, 2011
Poland brings its 2012 Football FanCamp to WTM 2011

Poland brings its 2012 Football FanCamp to WTM 2011

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is pleased to welcome the Poland 2012 Football FanCamp to WTM 2011. It will tie in closely with this year’s focus on sports tourism, with it being the last WTM before the … November 4, 2011
UNWTO activities at the World Travel Market

UNWTO activities at the World Travel Market

A full agenda of UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) activities will be taking place at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM), ranging from the annual Ministers’ Summit to a seminar on the future of tourism in the Middle East and North Africa (London, … November 1, 2011
Travel and Online Technology region prepares for more visitors and buyers

Travel and Online Technology region prepares for more visitors and buyers

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading event for the global travel industry, revealed that the number of pre-registered visitors interested in technology and online travel for WTM 2011 is already 13percent up on the previous year. With a week to go … October 31, 2011
Official launch for International Council of Tourism Partners destination alliance announced during World Travel Market

Official launch for International Council of Tourism Partners destination alliance announced during World Travel Market

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced its official launch ceremony will take place during the 2011 World Travel Market in London. The event will be hosted at the Seychelles stand (AS550) on November 8 at1600 hours at Excel Conference … October 27, 2011
Cape Town to launch new brand concept and marketing campaign at London’s World Travel Market 2011

Cape Town to launch new brand concept and marketing campaign at London’s World Travel Market 2011

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Cape Town Tourism is preparing to leave for the World Travel Market 2011, taking place in London from November 7-10, 2011. An annual travel industry event, the World Travel Market (WTM) provides a unique forum for tourism stakeholders, … October 25, 2011
Double Olympic champion James Cracknell to speak at WTM opening

Double Olympic champion James Cracknell to speak at WTM opening

British rowing champion and double Olympic Gold Medalist and international adventurer James Cracknell OBE is to speak at this year’s World Travel Market opening ceremony.He joins the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for the Olympics and Paralympics, … October 20, 2011
Another top line up for WTM’s Hotels Program

Another top line up for WTM’s Hotels Program

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, has once again lined up some of the hotel sector’s most influential executives for its WTM 2011 Hotels Program. This year’s Hotels Program, sponsored by Bloomberg, includes … October 17, 2011
WTM 2011 to generate more business than ever before

WTM 2011 to generate more business than ever before

World Travel Market (WTM) 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry, is set to be the catalyst for even more travel industry business deals than ever before, revealed a poll of Meridian Club members – WTM’s business club for senior travel … October 14, 2011
Eurosport to Sponsor Sports Program at WTM 2011

Eurosport to Sponsor Sports Program at WTM 2011

Eurosport, Europe's leading sports entertainment group, is sponsoring the Sports Tourism program at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM). WTM, the leading global event for the travel industry, has championed the cause of sports tourism for a number … October 10, 2011
TUI Boss headlines high-profile private sector speaker line up at UNWTO and WTM Ministers’ Summit

TUI Boss headlines high-profile private sector speaker line up at UNWTO and WTM Ministers’ Summit

TUI Group Chief Executive Peter Long will head up an impressive line-up of private sector speakers at the UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit. Long, who runs the largest travel organization in Europe, is joined by Cox & Kings CEO Peter Kerkar and World … October 6, 2011
Abu Dhabi to showcase new hotels and resorts at WTM 2011

Abu Dhabi to showcase new hotels and resorts at WTM 2011

Abu Dhabi will showcase new hotels and resorts opening imminently in the destination at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry. Global brands such as Fairmont and Mandarin Oriental are all expanding … October 5, 2011
Olympics Minister to open World Travel Market 2011

Olympics Minister to open World Travel Market 2011

UK Olympics Minister Jeremy Hunt will open World Travel Market (WTM) 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry – the final WTM before the 2012 London games. WTM 2011 will have a strong sports tourism theme as the event examines the potential … September 29, 2011
WTM announces high-profile speakers for airline program

WTM announces high-profile speakers for airline program

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has organized a high-profile airline program with senior executives from British Airways, Air China, IATA, and Sky Team all speaking.Due to the airline program growing popularity, … September 26, 2011
Expanded WTM Technology and Online Travel program revealed

Expanded WTM Technology and Online Travel program revealed

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, has organized a high-profile line up for its expanded Technology and Online Travel (TOT) seminar program including speakers from lastminute.com, Google, Yahoo!, TripAdvisor, … September 22, 2011
Senior aviation buyers discuss main concerns at WTM Meridian Club Think Tank

Senior aviation buyers discuss main concerns at WTM Meridian Club Think Tank

The UK government’s continued refusal to accept the damage its aviation policies are doing to UK plc was one of the major themes to emerge from the latest World Travel Market Meridian Club Think Tank. Senior buyers with responsibility for air purchasing … September 12, 2011
Leading fair trade campaigner to open WTM World Responsible Tourism Day 2011

Leading fair trade campaigner to open WTM World Responsible Tourism Day 2011

Harriet Lamb, Executive Director of the UK’s Fairtrade Foundation - an organisation that has dramatically transformed shopping habits and improved the lives of millions across the globe – is to officially open World Travel Market (WTM) World Responsible … September 8, 2011
WTM launches free WTM mobile app

WTM launches free WTM mobile app

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, has launched a free mobile app, available to download to all major smartphones. The app is the perfect accessory for all World Travel Market participants before, during, and … August 24, 2011
Speed Networking overhauled for WTM 2011

Speed Networking overhauled for WTM 2011

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, has overhauled its Speed Networking program for WTM 2011 to allow exhibitors and buyers even more time to conclude deals. Speed Networking will now take place as one hour-long … August 18, 2011
WTM 2011 to benefit from transport improvements

WTM 2011 to benefit from transport improvements

World Travel Market 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry, is poised to benefit from a number of transport improvements including a 50% increase in Docklands Light Railway (DLR) capacity. DLR trains will increase capacity from 2 to … August 2, 2011
WTM’s Technology and Online Travel Region 90% sold out

WTM’s Technology and Online Travel Region 90% sold out

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, expanded Technology and Online Travel region is already 90% sold out. Technology and Online Travel (TOT) has been given over 30% extra space this year compared to 2010, with … July 28, 2011
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 Meridian Club membership for WTM 2011. Meridian Club – the leading global business network: making contacts, … July 19, 2011
WTM World Responsible Tourism Day moves mountains

WTM World Responsible Tourism Day moves mountains

Few will ever manage to scale the towering heights of Mount Everest - the summit of the world. Even fewer will fail five times... and come back for more.But that’s just what Gavin Bate, Managing Director of Adventure Alternative, who finally got to … July 6, 2011
WTM Technology and Online Travel increases its profile at WTM 2011

WTM Technology and Online Travel increases its profile at WTM 2011

Technology and Online Travel at World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is to grow 20% for WTM 2011, as part of an increased focus on the sector. New exhibitors already signed up include: • Global payment service … June 30, 2011
Registration for WTM 2011 is live

Registration for WTM 2011 is live

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, has opened registration for WTM 2011, which will focus on the emerging sector of sports tourism and particularly the Olympics with it being the final WTM before the 2012 London … June 23, 2011
Third WTM Vision Conference–London hailed a success

Third WTM Vision Conference–London hailed a success

The third WTM Vision Conference–London was hailed a success by the travel and tourism industry. Almost 200 senior executives from across the industry attended the event at the CBI Conference Centre in London on Wednesday, May 25 to hear a premier … May 31, 2011
WTM Vision Conference-Dubai completes its industry-leading green panel session lineup

WTM Vision Conference-Dubai completes its industry-leading green panel session lineup

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce two further industry-leading speakers for the inaugural WTM Vision Conference-Dubai on May 3 at Arabian Travel Market (ATM).Oman resort Six Senses Zighy … April 26, 2011
WTM Vision Conference–Milan hailed a great success

WTM Vision Conference–Milan hailed a great success

The inaugural World Travel Market (WTM) Vision Conference–Milan has been hailed a great success by the travel and tourism industry. Almost 100 delegates packed into the Italian Stock Exchange last Thursday to hear high-caliber speakers discuss the … April 19, 2011
WTM Vision Conference: Dubai announces industry-leading environmental speakers for inaugural conference

WTM Vision Conference: Dubai announces industry-leading environmental speakers for inaugural conference

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce this year’s line-up of high-caliber speakers for the inaugural WTM Vision Conference-Dubai on May 3. The event, hosted at WTM’s sister event, … April 5, 2011
ABTA Chairman to moderate WTM Vision Conference in London

ABTA Chairman to moderate WTM Vision Conference in London

World Travel Market, the leading global event in the travel industry, is delighted to announce ABTA Chairman John McEwan will moderate WTM Vision Conference – London on May 25. McEwan, who is also Chief Executive of the UK’s largest travel agency … March 22, 2011
Google top of industry buyers’ agenda

Google top of industry buyers’ agenda

Google’s power in the travel sector was the major topic among the technology buyers at the latest World Travel Market (WTM) Meridian Club Think Tank. A dozen of WTM’s Meridian Club buyer members were in attendance, all of whom have responsibility … February 8, 2011
WTM Vision Conference in Milan announces industry leading participants

WTM Vision Conference in Milan announces industry leading participants

World Travel Market (WTM), the premier global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce two industry-leading participants for its inaugural WTM Vision Conference in Milan on April 14, 2011. The half-day conference, which takes place at … January 5, 2011
World Travel Market 2010 experiences 10 percent increase in visitors

World Travel Market 2010 experiences 10 percent increase in visitors

World Travel Market (WTM) 2010, the premier global event for the travel industry, experienced an impressive 10% increase in visitors. Almost 27,000 (26,908) visitors attended WTM 2010 over the four days (Monday, November 8–Thursday, November 11) … November 23, 2010
World Travel Market launches Technology and Online Travel Theatre at WTM

World Travel Market launches Technology and Online Travel Theatre at WTM

World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry, is expanding its technology seminar program for 2010 with the introduction of a presentation theatre on the exhibition floor within the technology and online travel section. It’s … August 19, 2010
WTM launches new online bespoke accommodation booking service

WTM launches new online bespoke accommodation booking service

World Travel Market (WTM), the premier global event for the travel industry, has launched its new online bespoke accommodation booking service, which includes exclusive allocations and rates. The new website ( www.world-travel-market-hotels.co.uk ), … August 9, 2010
Industry gets behind World Travel Market World Responsible Tourism Day

Industry gets behind World Travel Market World Responsible Tourism Day

More companies than ever before have applied to participate in World Travel Market (WTM) World Responsible Tourism Day (WRTD) – the only global campaign, in association with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), to inspire and educate … August 5, 2010
WTM expands Speed Networking program for 2010

WTM expands Speed Networking program for 2010

World Travel Market (WTM), the premier global event for the travel industry, has expanded its Speed Networking program following the success of last year’s inaugural event. Last year’s speed networking session played an important role in business … July 22, 2010
UNWTO Ministers’ Summit at WTM to issue Statement of Intent

UNWTO Ministers’ Summit at WTM to issue Statement of Intent

The fourth and largest-ever UNWTO Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market (WTM) will for the first time conclude with a Statement of Intent outlining the future direction of the travel and tourism industry. The country tourism ministers attending … July 15, 2010
WTM launches Meridian Club Think Tanks for senior buyers

WTM launches Meridian Club Think Tanks for senior buyers

World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry, is launching a year-round executive Think Tank program for senior buyers in its Meridian Club. The program is designed to give Meridian Club buyers the opportunity for year-round … May 20, 2010
The first-ever study into Middle East gay travel unveiled at WTM

The first-ever study into Middle East gay travel unveiled at WTM

The first-ever study into gay travel to the Middle East will be unveiled at World Travel Market 2009. Out Now Consulting will reveal the findings of its study into GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender) tourism to Tel Aviv during its session … October 5, 2009
WTM helps participants save money on their mobile phone bills

WTM helps participants save money on their mobile phone bills

World Travel Market has joined forces with Bruin Communications to offer visitors and exhibitors to WTM 2009 the chance to substantially reduce the cost of mobile phone usage with the SaverSIM. The SaverSIM is a Global Roaming SIM and offers users: • … September 15, 2009
TUI Travel chief in hot seat at WTM

TUI Travel chief in hot seat at WTM

Peter Long, chief executive of TUI Travel and the group’s extensive sustainability program, is under the spotlight at this year’s World Travel Market. As boss of Europe’s largest leisure travel company, Long will be put on the spot by Stephen … September 9, 2009
World Travel Market introduces WTM Chauffeur Service

World Travel Market introduces WTM Chauffeur Service

World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry, has linked up with Carey Chauffeured Services to offer visitors and exhibitors a cost-effective and time-efficient alternative to using a black cab. WTM Chauffeur Service, operated … September 3, 2009
WTM World Responsible Tourism Day receives record response

WTM World Responsible Tourism Day receives record response

A total of 150 travel operators and organizations have so far applied to participate in WTM World Responsible Tourism Day. That’s as many as were approved throughout the whole of last year. Currently, applications are being processed to ensure they … July 30, 2009
World Travel Market offers visitors free travel to WTM 2009

World Travel Market offers visitors free travel to WTM 2009

World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry, is offering free travel to visitors attending this year’s event. WTM is giving away 5,000 off-peak London Travelcards for the Thursday of the event (November 12). The free … July 16, 2009
Registration for WTM 2009 is now live

Registration for WTM 2009 is now live

World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry, has opened pre-registration for WTM 2009. WTM 2009 is poised to be the biggest and best World Travel Market yet as the event looks to build on last year’s success as it celebrates … June 25, 2009
Turning blue can make all the difference

Turning blue can make all the difference

Message from Fiona Jeffery, founder & chairman, World Travel Market:Join hundreds of professionals across the UK getting behind World Water Day 09 so that we can carry out more life saving projects across the globe."Go Blue!" on Friday, March 20 by … March 12, 2009
WTM chief wins Shine Award

WTM chief wins Shine Award

Fiona Jeffery, chairman of World Travel Market, has won the prestigious Shine Women of the Year 2008 - Leadership Award. She was presented with the honor for leading World Travel Market over nearly 20 years, developing the event into a world-class … December 2, 2008
Upwardly mobile

Upwardly mobile

It sounds surreal, but this system is being trialed by Lufthansa and BMI as technology grips its jaw around more aspects of travel and tourism. The industry is not 100 percent certain where the boarding pass swipe and bar code idea will lead. But the … November 11, 2008
Free is new F-word

Free is new F-word

The new 'f-word' pursed on the lips of UK holidaymakers has nothing to do with pent-up anger. It is F-R-E-E. Customers are in the driving seat during these squeezed market times and looking to be given something for nothing as they weigh up their … November 11, 2008
World Travel Market presents technology futures where the mobile rules OK

World Travel Market presents technology futures where the mobile rules OK

World Travel Market presents the latest research findings from EyeforTravel that look at the significance of mobile technology for the travel industry. The Technology Futures press event took place today from 1330-1430 hours in the Conference Set, Platinum … November 11, 2008
Samba on in!

Samba on in!

The doors to recession-hit UK are ready to spring open wide for samba-loving Latin Americans with increased disposable income and a lust for travel. The downturn, plus weakening Sterling, is the green, light signal for an upturn to the UK and also … November 10, 2008
Welcome to B&B accommodation... 2009 style - a butler and Bentley limousine await you

Welcome to B&B accommodation... 2009 style - a butler and Bentley limousine await you

This is the incredible, red-carpet attention that Asia is offering to the high-end, executive traveler, now often tagged a CIP (Commercially Important Person.) A super-sleek limousine will be ready and waiting at the airport and then a modern-day … November 10, 2008
National Geographic Channel and Sky News sponsor WTM Ministers Lunch at World Travel Market

National Geographic Channel and Sky News sponsor WTM Ministers Lunch at World Travel Market

This is the second year that the National Geographic Channel, in association with Sky News, has supported the Ministers' Lunch, which invites international government tourism ministers and senior aides to discuss key issues in the travel industry. More … October 31, 2008
Marriott chief warns WTM delegates

Marriott chief warns WTM delegates

Top hotelier, Ed Fuller, president and managing director of Marriott International Lodging, will be making a stark warning at this year's WTM World Responsible Tourism Day. Fuller is in the 'Hot Seat' with Stephen Sackur, BBC World's leading news presenter … October 21, 2008
How to effectively communicate your brand

How to effectively communicate your brand

For the first time, delegates at World Travel Market (WTM) will have the opportunity to attend a crisis communications workshop facilitated by international reputation strategy and management consultants Regester Larkin. The session takes place on Thursday, … October 20, 2008
ASAP Ventures into sponsorship at WTM

ASAP Ventures into sponsorship at WTM

ASAP Ventures is sponsoring a World Travel Market technology seminar on "Travel Companies - Friend or Foe?" as part of the Travel Technology at WTM Seminar Program in association with Genesys, at 1400- 1500 on Tuesday, November 11 at World Travel Market … October 19, 2008
ASTA to exhibit at WTM - offers international travel professionals exceptional resources and representation

ASTA to exhibit at WTM - offers international travel professionals exceptional resources and representation

ALEXANDRIA, VA - ASTA offers international travel industry professionals the resources and representation they need to become more successful at selling travel. To that end, ASTA is offering travel professionals who sign-up to become members at World … October 15, 2008
Insight into the largest tourism market and travel destination of the future

Insight into the largest tourism market and travel destination of the future

LONDON, UK - Over the past two years, the World Travel Market has been leading the pack in focusing on the biggest future market and destination for travel and tourism - China. In 2006 and 2007, the WTM-ChinaContact forum hosted delegates from Europe, … October 15, 2008
Abu Dhabi in second year of premier partnership with WTM

Abu Dhabi in second year of premier partnership with WTM

Abu Dhabi and World Travel Market move into year two of a successful partnership at the exhibition. This unique two-year agreement has positioned Abu Dhabi as World Travel Market's official Premier Partner for 2007 and 2008 continuing to underline the … October 14, 2008
Where are they now - WTM Global Trends Report in association with Euromonitor revisits 2007 trends

Where are they now - WTM Global Trends Report in association with Euromonitor revisits 2007 trends

The 2008 World Travel Market and Euromonitor International Travel Trends Report will launch in November at the World Travel Market Conference. Highlighting the next big trends, the report is the precursor of what is set to impact the travel industry. … October 13, 2008
Historic UNWTO Ministers' Summit at WTM

Historic UNWTO Ministers' Summit at WTM

More than 100 government Tourism Ministers and senior aides will meet at World Travel Market this year to examine the impact of the current economic meltdown. They will look at its impact on the pressing global industry issues of poverty reduction, sustainability … October 9, 2008
WTM debate - the future of tourism

WTM debate - the future of tourism

International tourism is rapidly changing and a number of significant challenges and opportunities are emerging for both suppliers and destinations which require a rethink of both strategic and tactical tourism management. The Bournemouth University … October 9, 2008
WTM World Responsible Tourism Day Program

WTM World Responsible Tourism Day Program

WTM's World Responsible Tourism Day event program on Wednesday, November 12 at ExCeL London aims to be the most ambitious and controversial ever. The series of presentations, debates, seminars and workshops are expected to rocket responsible tourism issues … October 7, 2008
WTM turns the spotlight on technology and online travel

WTM turns the spotlight on technology and online travel

With the frantic pace of change that is happening in online travel, businesses face an uphill struggle to keep pace with so many new digital developments appearing on the scene. This year World Travel Market has attracted more travel technology exhibitors … September 22, 2008
Dylan sings hard warning at WTM

Dylan sings hard warning at WTM

The sound of music will be beautiful but harrowing at WTM's World Responsible Tourism Day. Bob Dylan's iconic "Hard Rain" is to feature at the opening ceremony on Wednesday, November 12. Mark Edwards' dramatic presentation, which has enjoyed rave reviews … September 18, 2008
Exploring the effects of the global economy on the future of the travel industry

Exploring the effects of the global economy on the future of the travel industry

The future of the global economy is a significant topic for debate and discussion at World Travel Market 2008 (WTM). Thursday, November 13 will play host to the WTM Global Economic Forum providing senior travel and tourism executives with an in-depth … September 17, 2008
Responding to the economic downturn and staying on course with the climate and poverty reduction agenda

Responding to the economic downturn and staying on course with the climate and poverty reduction agenda

The second annual United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ministers' Summit will take place on Tuesday November 11, 2008 at World Travel Market (WTM) at ExCeL London. All eyes will be on WTM in London as Ministers seek to address the pressing … July 17, 2008
Times Media becomes a WTM Consumer Media Partner

Times Media becomes a WTM Consumer Media Partner

Times Media will be a WTM Consumer newspaper Media Partner at World Travel Market (WTM), the global event for the travel industry, this year. Held annually at ExCeL London, WTM brings together over 50,000 travel and tourism professionals from over 200 … July 3, 2008
WTM World Responsible Day has New Advisor

WTM World Responsible Day has New Advisor

Sindiswa Nhlumayo, one of the hosts of the international responsible tourism conference leading to the adoption of the far-reaching Cape Town Declaration in 2002, has become the newest member of the WTM World Responsible Tourism Day Advisory Panel.Deputy … May 7, 2008
Bigger and Better WTM 2007 Breaks All Records

Bigger and Better WTM 2007 Breaks All Records

World Travel Market 2007 was the largest event ever staged with record results, un-audited figures reveal. Total numbers of delegates rose 3% to 48,687, Meridian Club buyers increased by more than 12% to nearly 13,000 and international participants … November 26, 2007
WTM Asks Is The Industry Prepared For China Outbound Surge?

WTM Asks Is The Industry Prepared For China Outbound Surge?

As the growth of the China outbound market starts to soar, World Travel Market’s ChinaContact forum will examine whether the industry is prepared for what is expected to be a major new business opportunity. The World Travel Market ChinaContact forum … October 3, 2007
DON’T JUST STAND BY!

DON’T JUST STAND BY!

WTM Chairman’s Appeal to Support Just a Drop at WTM 2007 How can the international travel and tourism industry stand by and watch 5,000 children die every day because they are denied clean water? Fiona Jeffery, Chairman of World Travel Market … October 1, 2007

WTM SHOWCASES STRATOSPHERIC GROWTH IN ONLINE TRAVEL

The Internet has now become a cornerstone of the travel industry in Europe and the latest online tools, tips and trends will be on show in World Travel Market (WTM)’s Technology & Online Travel Sector at London ExCeL from 12-15 November 2007. WTM … July 30, 2007

GIBRALTAR A WTM HOTSPOT AS RELATIONSHIPS THAW

Gibraltar – situated at the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula - returns to World Travel Market for the first time in four years, intent on proving it is moving with the times.Despite the issue of its sovereignty being a long-held issue for the … July 27, 2007

BOSNIA MAKES WTM DEBUT

Bosnia and Herzegovina comes to World Travel Market in London for the first time this year vowing to finally shake off its troubled past.The former Yugoslavian republic makes its appearance at ExCeL London between Monday 12-Thursday 15 November as part … July 24, 2007



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