Tag: World Travel Market

WTM Connect Asia lines up top Chinese Hosted Buyers

| April 20, 2016
WTM Connect Asia lines up top Chinese Hosted Buyers

WTM Connect Asia is due to open its doors for the first time in 5 weeks, marking World Travel Market’s arrival in South East Asia. The ‘pod’ event will be taking place in Penang, known as the cultural melting pot of Malaysia.

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Third edition of Africa Travel Week draws to a close in Cape Town recording impressive growth

| April 18, 2016
Third edition of Africa Travel Week draws to a close in Cape Town recording impressive growth

Three events, one week, one venue; this is what Africa Travel Week comprises of. A nexus for travel professionals across South Africa, the continent and the globe, and this year’s events exceeded all expectations.

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WTM London to Mark 20 Years Of Responsible Tourism And 10 World Responsible Tourism Days

| April 12, 2016
WTM London to Mark 20 Years Of Responsible Tourism And 10 World Responsible Tourism Days

World Travel Market London 2016 will commemorate two key responsible tourism anniversaries; 20 years of responsible tourism and 10 years of World Responsible Tourism Days.

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WTM Latin America experiences yet another visitor increase for 2016

| April 7, 2016
WTM Latin America experiences yet another visitor increase for 2016

The extremely successful fourth edition of WTM Latin America which took place alongside the 45th Braztoa Business Event opened its doors to more than 5,900 unique travel trade visitors this year, a 5.4% increase on 2015 and a 26% increase on 2014, firmly cementing its position as the leading travel event in the Latin American […]

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WTM Latin America 2016 Ends on a High

| April 1, 2016
WTM Latin America 2016 Ends on a High

With every year that passes WTM Latin America reinforces its position as the leading event in the Latin American travel and tourism industry. The 2016 edition, which was held from 29 – 31 March in Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, at the same time as the 45th Braztoa Business Event, succeeded all expectations both […]

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Business Networking sessions are the highlight of day two at WTM Latin America 2016

| March 31, 2016
Business Networking sessions are the highlight of day two at WTM Latin America 2016

WTM Latin America further establishes itself as the event to do business. The second day (Wednesday 30 March) of the 2016 event was marked by two highly respected speed networking sessions taking place between exhibitors and buyers.

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First day of WTM Latin America 2016 presented an array of tourist trends which will shape the Industry

| March 30, 2016
First day of WTM Latin America 2016 presented an array of tourist trends which will shape the Industry

The fourth edition of WTM Latin America opened its doors yesterday (29 March) at Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, where the show is taking place until Thursday (31 March) at the same time as the 45th Braztoa Business Event.

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Ex CEO of AirAsia X to Headline WTM Connect Asia

| March 29, 2016
Ex CEO of AirAsia X to Headline WTM Connect Asia

The first edition of WTM Connect Asia takes place from 18-20 May in Penang, Malaysia bringing suppliers of international travel product to the island to meet with Chinese, South East Asian and international Hosted Buyers.

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World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 at WTM London kick off 20th year of ethical tourism

| March 29, 2016
World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 at WTM London kick off 20th year of ethical tourism

Tourism businesses, organisations and initiatives around the world are now being invited to submit an entry into the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 at WTM London, as the world celebrates 20 years of responsible tourism action. 

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Buyers from more than 20 different countries qualified for WTM Connect Asia

| March 22, 2016
Buyers from more than 20 different countries qualified for WTM Connect Asia

WTM Connect Asia 2016 brings together suppliers of South East Asia and international travel product to meet with South East Asian, Chinese and international Hosted Buyers.

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Indonesia, Philippines and many more sign up as exhibitors for WTM Connect 2016

| March 4, 2016
Indonesia, Philippines and many more sign up as exhibitors for WTM Connect 2016

The first editions of World Travel Market’s new ‘pod’ shows – WTM Connect Asia and WTM Connect China, will take place back to back in May this year focusing on the booming South East Asian and Chinese leisure tourism markets.

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Travel Expert Doug Lansky To Speak At WTM London

| February 23, 2016
Travel Expert Doug Lansky To Speak At WTM London

International travel expert Doug Lansky has been confirmed to speak at the new-look three-day World Travel Market London 2016.

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WTM Latin America announces its 2016 Event Programme

| February 22, 2016
WTM Latin America announces its 2016 Event Programme

The fourth edition of WTM Latin America 2016, which takes place between Tuesday 29 and Thursday 31 March in São Paulo, Brazil, alongside the 45th Braztoa Business Meeting, has just revealed its industry leading event schedule.

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Buyers at WTM London Have a Total Purchasing Power of  $22.7 Billion

| February 15, 2016
Buyers at WTM London Have a Total Purchasing Power of  $22.7 Billion

Travel industry buyers who attend World Travel Market London are responsible for deals worth a massive $22.7 billion (£15.8bn), with an average purchasing responsibility per buyer of $3.1 million (£2.2m).

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WTM Latin America 2016 Sees 30% increase in Visitor and Buyer Interest

| February 15, 2016
WTM Latin America 2016 Sees 30% increase in Visitor and Buyer Interest

WTM Latin America, which takes place between 29 – 31 March alongside the 45th Braztoa Business Meeting, has seen phenomenal visitor and buyer interest with pre-registered figures almost 30% up on 2015.

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Save Money On Flights For World Travel Market Events

| January 29, 2016
Save Money On Flights For World Travel Market Events

Delegates attending events within the World Travel Market portfolio can take advantage of discounted air fares with oneworld airlines following a groundbreaking deal between the alliance and World Travel Maket’s parent company Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE).

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Out Now Global LGBT Travel Industry Survey & WTM London LGBT Village

| January 19, 2016
Out Now Global LGBT Travel Industry Survey & WTM London LGBT Village

First Global LGBT Travel Industry Survey Uncovers Missed Opportunities to Target USD$202 Billion Market – New research shows, for the first time, weaknesses – and opportunities – confronting the travel industry as it tries to better understand and target the important LGBT travel market – World Travel Market London and ONBC – Out Now Business […]

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WTM London 2015 Conference and Events Sees a Record 18,000 Attendees

| December 2, 2015
WTM London 2015 Conference and Events Sees a Record 18,000 Attendees

World Travel Market London 2015’s Conference and Event programme experienced a 6.2% increase smashing through the 18,000 barrier for the first time.

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WTM London Again Attracts 50,000 Participants

| November 20, 2015
WTM London Again Attracts 50,000 Participants

WTM Buyers’ Club visitors remain at event-high figure of above 9,100

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WTM Connect Events Receive a Warm Welcome

| November 10, 2015
WTM Connect Events Receive a Warm Welcome

WTM Connect Asia and WTM Connect China have both been met with a positive reception from global travel industry players.

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The Travel Tech Show at WTM – Day Four

| November 6, 2015
The Travel Tech Show at WTM – Day Four

Hints and advice from online giants for established players and startups alike ran through many of the sessions at Day 4 of the Travel Tech Show at WTM 2015, the largest travel tech event in the UK.

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Snowsports, Cruising and Food Tourism: making them more responsible

| November 6, 2015
Snowsports, Cruising and Food Tourism: making them more responsible

Responsible Tourism and Snowsports Various ski resorts and ski holiday companies shared the many sustainability initiatives they were implementing. “We want to share mountain experiences with future generations,” said Marion Telsnig, Crystal Ski Holidays. The Tui-owned company offsets all business emissions and encourages their customers to do the same. All their owned hotels have achieved […]

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Thursday confirms the thirst for speed networking

| November 5, 2015
Thursday confirms the thirst for speed networking

WTM London 2015 ended on a high, with speed networking for buyers and a separate session for bloggers setting the tone for a busy final day.

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Delegates check in for aviation keynote address at WTM London day three

| November 5, 2015
Delegates check in for aviation keynote address at WTM London day three

The airline sector was in the spotlight on the third day of World Travel Market London 2015 – the leading global event for the travel industry.

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Climate Change and Tourism: is sacrifice inevitable?

| November 5, 2015
Climate Change and Tourism: is sacrifice inevitable?

The keynote speech for World Responsible Tourism Day 2015 was undoubtedly the hardest hitting yet. Tyndall Centre climate scientist Professor Kevin Anderson pulled no punches when laying out the level of the threat facing both the travel industry and society at large.

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UNWTO/WTM Ministers Summit: social media changing destination branding

| November 5, 2015
UNWTO/WTM Ministers Summit: social media changing destination branding

Ministers of Tourism and private sector leaders meeting at the 9th UNWTO & World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers’ Summit agreed that destination branding and the way tourism marketing organizations operate need to be adapted to the changes brought in by social media .

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Increase of buyer and visitor numbers during day two at World Travel Market London

| November 3, 2015
Increase of buyer and visitor numbers during day two at World Travel Market London

Tuesday saw a busy second day at World Travel Market London with buyer numbers up a huge 29% and visitor numbers up 3% by lunchtime compared with the same day last year.

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Gareth Williams, founder and chief executive of Skyscanner, wins prestigious WTM World Travel Leaders Award

| November 3, 2015
Gareth Williams, founder and chief executive of Skyscanner, wins prestigious WTM World Travel Leaders Award

Gareth Williams, founder and chief executive of Skyscanner, has won a prestigious World Travel Market 2015 World Travel Leaders Award in recognition of creating one of the leading travel search companies.

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Eloi D’Avila de Oliveira, Founder of FlyTour Group, wins prestigious WTM World Travel Leaders Award

| November 3, 2015
Eloi D’Avila de Oliveira, Founder of FlyTour Group, wins prestigious WTM World Travel Leaders Award

Tourism entrepreneur Eloi D’Avila de Oliveira has won a prestigious World Travel Market 2015 World Travel Leaders Award in recognition of his continued work in the tourism sector and the creation of educational and social programmes to help young people.

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Technology Start-ups to Boost African Tourism

| November 3, 2015
Technology Start-ups to Boost African Tourism

Technology start-ups are flourishing across Africa which is helping to boost the economy and offer a fresh image to international tourists, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2015, in association with Euromonitor International, released (Monday 2 November) at World Travel Market London.

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Let’s Get Personal: Smart Technology Redefines Tailor-Made Travel

| November 3, 2015
Let’s Get Personal: Smart Technology Redefines Tailor-Made Travel

Smart technology is transforming the tourism industry with personalised services that suggest richer and more enjoyable experiences suited to a traveller’s individual preferences, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2015, in association with Euromonitor International, released (Monday 2 November) at World Travel Market London.

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Smart technology: Gateway to the UK?

| November 3, 2015
Smart technology: Gateway to the UK?

Digitalisation is providing new opportunities to entice tourists to visit regions outside of London, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2015, in association with Euromonitor International, released (Monday 2 November) at World Travel Market London.

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Keeping in with the crowd: Luxury hotels turn to social media to design and fund new properties

| November 3, 2015
Keeping in with the crowd: Luxury hotels turn to social media to design and fund new properties

Luxury hotels are turning to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding to get their properties financed, rather than banks and traditional investment routes, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2015, in association with Euromonitor International, released (Monday 2 November) at World Travel Market London.

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Indian Travellers Bank on ‘Cash-on-Delivery’ Payments

| November 3, 2015
Indian Travellers Bank on ‘Cash-on-Delivery’ Payments

Travel firms are adopting ‘cash-on-delivery’ payments to cater for the half a billion Indians without a bank account, says the WTM Global Trends Report 2015, in association with Euromonitor International.

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Delegates hail busy first day at WTM London

| November 3, 2015
Delegates hail busy first day at WTM London

World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry – has seen a busy first day of business deals and networking. Simon Press, World Travel Market London Senior Director, said:

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FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY-FREE OR A FUTURE IN JEOPARDY?

| October 30, 2015
FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY-FREE OR A FUTURE IN JEOPARDY?

NEW REPORT ON INDEPENDENT LODGINGS TO BE REVEALED EXCLUSIVELY AT WTM LONDON

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WTM London welcomes 250 new exhibitors

| October 29, 2015
WTM London welcomes 250 new exhibitors

World Travel Market London 2015, the leading global event for the industry, has signed up almost 250 new exhibitors for next week’s event.

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Transfers for the trade

| October 27, 2015
Transfers for the trade

Transfer specialist A2B transfers.com will unveil its new XML API to the travel trade at WTM London, where is it is exhibiting again this year. With 95% of sales made via the trade, A2B is at WTM to showcase its brand to UK and international agents and to demonstrate its expertise in the transfer sector.

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Say hi to new Halkidiki hotels

| October 27, 2015
Say hi to new Halkidiki hotels

New resort company, Ikos Resorts, will be at World Travel Market London 2015 to highlight its first two properties, which opened this year.

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Iberostar to offer Sustainable Luxury in Mallorca

| October 27, 2015
Iberostar to offer Sustainable Luxury in Mallorca

IBEROSTAR is set to open its first Grand Collection hotel in Mallorca in May 2016.

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