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Philippines Signs “numerous” Business Deals at WTM 2014

| November 25, 2014
Philippines Signs “numerous” Business Deals at WTM 2014

The Philippines Department of Tourism said its delegation at World Travel Market 2014 – the leading global event for the travel industry – was “by far the largest yet”,

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WTM Latin America sees a Technology boom for 2015

| November 20, 2014
WTM Latin America sees a Technology boom for 2015

The third edition of World Travel Market Latin America, which will take place at the same time as the 43rd Braztoa Commercial Meeting,

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WTM Delegates Numbers Approach 52,000 with 4% Increase

| November 12, 2014
WTM Delegates Numbers Approach 52,000 with 4% Increase

World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry, experienced an impressive 4% increase in attendees with the event opening its doors to almost 52,000 delegates over the four days (Monday 3 – Thursday 6 November).

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Gen Y and wearables permeated discussions at Day 4 of the Travel Techn Show at WTM

| November 7, 2014
Gen Y and wearables permeated discussions at Day 4 of the Travel Techn Show at WTM

Much of the action centred on the WTM Travel Perspective sessions, hosted by the German National Tourist Board, where many gathered to gain insight and advice on how we might experience and share travel in the future. Feefo sales and marketing director blasted the audience with the latest statistics on reviews. Three-quarters of people now […]

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WTM 2014 signs off with speed networking, spas and success

| November 7, 2014
WTM 2014 signs off with speed networking, spas and success

The final day of World Travel Market 2014 continued this year’s focus of doing deals, rewarding excellence and generating debate.

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WTM 2014 Sees Impressive 7% Visitor Increase

| November 6, 2014
WTM 2014 Sees Impressive 7% Visitor Increase

Overall delegate figures are up 5%, according to unaudited figure up to 1pm on Wednesday 5 November The first two and a half days of World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the travel industry, experienced an impressive 7% increase in visitors, including buyers. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday up to 1pm on Wednesday […]

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Responsible tourism, aviation, sports events and future travel trends were on the agenda for the third day of World Travel Market

| November 6, 2014
Responsible tourism, aviation, sports events and future travel trends were on the agenda for the third day of World Travel Market

Responsible tourism took centre stage, which is WTM World Responsible Tourism Day in association with the UNWTO. The annual event launched with a discussion about how the tourism industry can help elephant and rhino conservation efforts to tackle poaching. Charlie Mayhew, Chief Executive of Tusk, joined “green safari” campaigner Colin Bell, of Africa’s Finest, in […]

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Twitter tells Travel Tech Show at WTM to target moments not markets in travel

| November 6, 2014
Twitter tells Travel Tech Show at WTM to target moments not markets in travel

Themes on Day Three of the Travel Technology Show at WTM picked up on ways to get your brand past the noise on social media as well as peer-to-peer trends. Kicking off the WTM Travel Perspective sessions was a keynote from Aoife Desmond, Twitter Head of Travel Strategy, EMEA. She described travel as one of […]

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World Responsible Tourism Awards

| November 6, 2014
World Responsible Tourism Awards

A South African animal sanctuary and a Brazilian adventure resort specialising in accessible tourism were announced Joint Overall Winners this morning at the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014 in London, sponsored by the Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism. In a special ceremony at the World Travel Market’s Global Stage as part of the World Responsible Tourism […]

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Lazy low-cost airlines distinct from ultra-low-costs

| November 5, 2014
Lazy low-cost airlines distinct from ultra-low-costs

World Travel Market’s aviation programme on Tuesday started with Wizzair’s boss introducing the concept of “lazy low-cost” into the conversation.

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Travel Technology Show at WTM was all about devices

| November 5, 2014
Travel Technology Show at WTM was all about devices

Day Two of the Travel Technology Show at WTM was all about devices – mobile and wearable, content and using data to personalise services to travellers. Facebook Head of Travel Lee McCabe kicked off the WTM Travel Perspective sessions with insights on the ‘Uberification’ of everything. This is one of three trends currently shaping travel […]

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WTM Honours Exhibitors In Best Stand Awards

| November 5, 2014
WTM Honours Exhibitors In Best Stand Awards

Flanders and Switzerland are among the exhibitors honoured with awards for their stands at World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry.

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Mega-events and wellness take centre stage

| November 4, 2014
Mega-events and wellness take centre stage

The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit set the tone for the second day of World Travel Market 2014, with tourism ministers from around the world discussing the synergies between mega-events and tourism. The key message is that the legacy benefits should always be front of mind when destinations are considering whether to host such events. […]

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Hotelbeds expects over 19% global sales growth for 2014 at World Travel Market

| November 4, 2014

The company has announced solid growth figures in all its regions, with Europe remaining the best-selling region and the MEAPAC region registering, once again, the highest growth rates.  Mallorca, Tenerife, Barcelona, London and Paris were the travellers’ most-chosen spots in Europe.  London, 4 November 2014 – Hotelbeds, the No.1 Global B2B Bedbank, has announced over […]

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World Travel Market Gets Down to Business

| November 4, 2014
World Travel Market Gets Down to Business

Visitors to World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, got down to business from the start of the first day, Monday 3 November, with key new business contacts being made at the WTM Speed Networking event.

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New LGBT2020 Research Data Released by ONBC at World Travel Market

| November 4, 2014

Tuesday 4 November 2014 Favourite 20 cities for LGBT tourism market revealed by ONBC: Out Now Business Class at World Travel Market

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FLYBE Launches Seven new London City Routes, a new website and new Partnership with Club Workspace

| November 4, 2014
FLYBE Launches Seven new London City Routes, a new website and new Partnership with Club Workspace

Exeter, Devon, UK: Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, last week announced the launch of its enhanced new website, a key component of the company’s complete brand refresh,

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Earthwatch Institute, Singita and Google Received 2014 World Tourism Awards at World Travel Market

| November 4, 2014
Earthwatch Institute, Singita and Google Received 2014 World Tourism Awards at World Travel Market

Earthwatch Institute, Singita and Google were presented with the 2014 World Tourism Awards yesterday, Monday, November 3, 2014, in a ceremony at World Travel Market, ExCeL Centre, London.

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Messaging Apps Become Transactional in China

| November 3, 2014
Messaging Apps Become Transactional in China

WeChat, an instant messaging service owned by Chinese Internet service provider Tencent, has emerged as a viable sales channel for travel companies, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2014, in association with Euromonitor International, released today (Monday 3 November) at World Travel Market.

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Peer-to-peer Dining on the Menu in Europe

| November 3, 2014
Peer-to-peer Dining on the Menu in Europe

Monday 3 November 2014 The success of peer-to-peer players such as Airbnb is driving a number of start-ups in Europe which give visitors the chance to eat local food with local people, reveals the WTM Global Trends Report 2014, in association with Euromonitor International, released today (Monday 3 November) at World Travel Market.

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Green Credentials Are High on Travel’s Agenda

| November 3, 2014
Green Credentials Are High on Travel’s Agenda

The vast majority of travel companies consider sustainability is important to their business, according to the World Travel Market 2014 Industry Report.

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Post-Sochi Winter Olympics leaves Russian tourism out in the cold

| November 3, 2014
Post-Sochi Winter Olympics leaves Russian tourism out in the cold

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games failed to deliver in terms of tourism interest to Russia, reveals the World Travel Market 2014 Industry Report, released today (Monday 3 November).

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Football fans undeterred by Qatar World Cup controversy

| November 3, 2014
Football fans undeterred by Qatar World Cup controversy

Controversy surrounding Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will not deter football fans from visiting the Gulf state to support their national team, reveals the World Travel Market 2014 Industry Report, released today (Monday 3 November).

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Adventure Travel Sector Explores Sustainable Future

| October 31, 2014
Adventure Travel Sector Explores Sustainable Future

A 50-year roadmap for the future of adventure travel and responsible tourism will be explored during World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry.

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What to Wear: WTM Reveals Travel’s Next Big Thing

| October 30, 2014
What to Wear: WTM Reveals Travel’s Next Big Thing

Visitors to WTM 2014 will be able to find out more about how ‘wearable’ technology can be used by travel companies to sell holidays in the future.

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UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit to address the links between tourism and mega events

| October 29, 2014

The eighth edition of the UNWTO/World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers’ Summit will gather Tourism Ministers and leading tourism experts from all over the world to debate the key issues around tourism and mega events (London, United Kingdom, 4 November 2014).

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Cho Wong, Supranational Hotels’ Managing Director to speak at WTM London 2014

| October 29, 2014
Cho Wong, Supranational Hotels’ Managing Director to speak at WTM London 2014

London, September 2014 – Supranational Hotels’ Managing Director, Cho Wong, will be a feature speaker at World Travel Market London 2014, on Monday 3rd November at ExCel London.

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World Travel Market’s 35 Years at the Top

| October 29, 2014
World Travel Market’s 35 Years at the Top

A timeline charting the rise and rise of WTM   World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is this year celebrating its 35th event. Over the past three and a half decades WTM has established itself as the event where the industry conducts business its deals. WTM 2013 will lead to a […]

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WTM Portfolio Facilitates $6.5 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

| October 28, 2014
WTM Portfolio Facilitates $6.5 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

The World Travel Market Portfolio facilitates more than $6.5 billion (£3.9 million) in travel and tourism industry deals. The WTM Portfolio consists of the four leading business-to-business travel trade events in the world;

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World Travel Market Welcomes Its First North Korean Exhibitor

| October 27, 2014
World Travel Market Welcomes Its First North Korean Exhibitor

It has a notorious reputation as the most secretive state in the world under the dictatorship of Kim Jong-Un.

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Luxury Sellers Need to Get Smarter to Impress New Types of Traveller

| October 24, 2014
Luxury Sellers Need to Get Smarter to Impress New Types of Traveller

A high-profile panel of luxury travel specialists at World Travel Market 2014 will share new research on affluent travellers and debate how not only luxury product, but also the theory and practice of selling that product to new customers is changing. In a session called “Evolution of selling luxury: what do affluent travellers want and […]

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More Than 200 New Exhibitors Reveal WTM’s Vibrant Variety

| October 23, 2014
More Than 200 New Exhibitors Reveal WTM’s Vibrant Variety

Tourist boards, luxury operators, emerging destinations and technology specialists from a wide range of sectors and countries are among the 213 new exhibitors confirmed for World Travel Market 2014, the leading global event for the industry.

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UNWTO activities at World Travel Market 2014

| October 22, 2014

Ministers’ Summit: “Tourism and Mega-Events: building a lasting legacy” (4 November)

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Korea Tourism launches “Imagine Your Korea” as sponsor of WTM Buyers’ Club Lounge

| October 21, 2014
Korea Tourism launches “Imagine Your Korea” as sponsor of WTM Buyers’ Club Lounge

The Korea Tourism Organisation is launching the country’s new tourism brand in partnership with the WTM Buyers’ Club at World Travel Market – the leading global event for the travel industry.

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35 Reasons to Attend World Travel Market 2014

| October 17, 2014
35 Reasons to Attend World Travel Market 2014

The leading global event from the travel industry marks its 35 anniversary with 35 reasons why you should attend. World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is this year celebrating its 35th event.

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WTM Unveils its Biggest and Best Blogging Programme

| October 16, 2014
WTM Unveils its Biggest and Best Blogging Programme

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has unveiled the line-up of experts for its most extensive blogging seminar programme yet.

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Ryanair, TUI and Flybe Bosses Debate The Future of Flying

| October 14, 2014
Ryanair, TUI and Flybe Bosses Debate The Future of Flying

Delegates will hear first-hand from top airline bosses about the future of flying during a key aviation debate at World Travel Market – the leading global event for the travel industry.

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World Travel Market Delegates go free on the Heathrow Express

| October 13, 2014
World Travel Market Delegates go free on the Heathrow Express

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has partnered with Heathrow Express to offer delegates flying into Heathrow free travel to and from Heathrow and Paddington.

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WTM Latin America presents “A Taste of IBTM”

| October 9, 2014

The next edition of the exhibition, which takes place from 22 – 24 April, will offer the platform for holding individual meetings between qualified buyers from the MICE segment and exhibitors

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Tablets and Smartphones to Drive Next Phase of Online Travel Growth, WTM Vision Rimini Delegates Discover

| October 9, 2014
Tablets and Smartphones to Drive Next Phase of Online Travel Growth, WTM Vision Rimini Delegates Discover

Attendees at today’s WTM Vision Conference Rimini will hear how the rapid adoption of tablets and smartphones by consumers around the globe is creating a new business environment for the travel and tourism industry.

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