Tag: World Travel Market

WTM London 2016: The Most Successful Ever With A record 51,500 Participants 

| November 16, 2016
WTM London 2016: The Most Successful Ever With A record 51,500 Participants 

World Travel Market London 2016 was the most successful ever with a joint-record attendance of 51,500 and the highest number of exhibitor invitees and buyers in the event’s 37 year history. 

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Skål International makes more than 50 contacts at the leading, global, tourism industry event

| November 12, 2016

The largest association of tourism professionals worldwide exceeded its expectations after achieving excellent exposure at the 32nd edition of World Travel Market 2016, held at the Excel fairground in London this past week.

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Chatbots the focus of Day Three of the Travel Tech Show at WTM

| November 10, 2016
Chatbots the focus of Day Three of the Travel Tech Show at WTM

Chatbots are not going to take over the world yet but solid use cases are emerging according to experts speaking during the final day of the Travel Tech Show at WTM.

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Hotelbeds Group announces growth plan for Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB)

| November 9, 2016
Hotelbeds Group announces growth plan for Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB)

o   Ambitious plan to triple sales of transfers, tours and activities over the coming years o   Further expansion of product portfolio and commitment to best-in-class technology to drive sales and attract further intermediaries to the platform o   Current partners include Disney Parks, Legoland, and Open Camp, the first park in the world dedicated to the […]

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World Travel Market 2016 – World Responsible Tourism Day

| November 9, 2016
World Travel Market 2016 – World Responsible Tourism Day

The day opened with a session on Captivity, Wildlife and Tourism. Dylan Walker, CEO of the World Cetacean Alliance, said that thanks to the growing demand for wild whale watching tourism, the commercial advantages of keeping these animals alive far outweighs their economic value as meat. Looking further at a wide range of animals from […]

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WTM London closes on a high

| November 9, 2016
WTM London closes on a high

Tourism ministers, bloggers and party goers turned the final day of the revamped three-day WTM London into a festival of business and fun. The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit is one of the highest-profile sessions of the entire event. Now in its tenth year, more than 100 tourism ministers and their aides from around the […]

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The Tenth WTM World Responsible Tourism Day Celebrated at WTM London

| November 9, 2016
The Tenth WTM World Responsible Tourism Day Celebrated at WTM London

Twenty years ago the post-apartheid government in South Africa adopted the principles of Responsible Tourism in their national tourism policy and the campaign for Responsible Tourism began in the UK.

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Travel Tech Show At WTM Day Two Dominated by New Channels To Market and Marketing Channels

| November 8, 2016
Travel Tech Show At WTM Day Two Dominated by New Channels To Market and Marketing Channels

New channels to market and new marketing channels dominated day two of the Travel Tech Show at WTM. A compelling presentation from a Facebook executive told the packed room that it has a handle on consumer behaviour and can spot user trends.

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WTM London Day Two: Partnerships And Collaboration Are Key To Tourism Success

| November 8, 2016
WTM London Day Two: Partnerships And Collaboration Are Key To Tourism Success

Collaboration between the public and private sectors was a key theme on the second day of WTM London – the leading global event for the travel industry – as destinations, operators, airlines and ministers debated ways to boost travel and tourism around the world.

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Hotelbeds Group innovates with launch of APItude Cloud

| November 8, 2016
Hotelbeds Group innovates with launch of APItude Cloud

  o   Phase-two response to high customer demand following  APItude launch o   Anticipates customer need for faster response times via cloud platform o   Additional new functionalities incorporated o   Launch cocktail party celebration takes place at WTM tonight from 5:30 pm  

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Global giants rub shoulders with niche operators as WTM London opens for business

| November 7, 2016
Global giants rub shoulders with niche operators as WTM London opens for business

WTM London 2016 began with a busier-than-ever Speed Networking event, attracting a number of first time participants as well as returning buyers looking to repeat the success of previous years.

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WTM London Day 1 Responsible Tourism

| November 7, 2016
WTM London Day 1 Responsible Tourism

The 2016 responsible tourism programme opened with a public ‘Conversation’ on How to Enhance the Guest Experience in India. A new format for this year, these Responsible Tourism Conversations have no prepared speeches or presentations, instead providing an extended time for anyone with an interest in the topic to discuss what works and what doesn’t […]

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Travel Tech Show at WTM Day 1

| November 7, 2016
Travel Tech Show at WTM Day 1

Sessions on disruptive technologies and innovation drew a huge audience during the travel tech show at WTM on Monday 7 November.

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Day One at WTM London 2016 – What did you miss?

| November 7, 2016
Day One at WTM London 2016 – What did you miss?

At 10am WTM London 2016 got underway, travel professionals from across the globe flooded the halls of the leading global event for the travel industry. All here for the unrivalled opportunity to meet like-minded industry professionals and conduct business deals.

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Timelooper boss wins prestigious WTM World Travel Leaders Award

| November 7, 2016
Timelooper boss wins prestigious WTM World Travel Leaders Award

Yigit Yigiter, Chief Executive of virtual reality app Timelooper, has won a prestigious World Travel Market London 2016 World Travel Leaders Award in recognition of how the innovation helps tourists “travel back in time”.

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Destination Canada wins prestigious WTM World Travel Leaders Award

| November 7, 2016
Destination Canada wins prestigious WTM World Travel Leaders Award

Canada’s national tourism marketing organisation, Destination Canada, has won a prestigious World Travel Market London 2016 World Travel Leaders Award in recognition of its success in raising the country’s international tourism profile.

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The world’s leading bedbank delivers a trading update at World Travel Market 2016 (GV515 Stand)

| November 7, 2016
The world’s leading bedbank delivers a trading update at World Travel Market 2016 (GV515 Stand)

Hotelbeds Group continues to grow and outperform in UK

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WTM London announces ‘all-spa’ line-up for Wellness Lounge

| November 2, 2016
WTM London announces ‘all-spa’ line-up for Wellness Lounge

World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, is again hosting spa specialists in its Wellness Lounge, with 25 partners showcasing their product and – for the first time – a dedicated Wellness Speed Networking session. 

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WTM London Launches New Mobile App

| November 1, 2016
WTM London Launches New Mobile App

With new features, the app is a must have for anyone attending WTM London and is now available on the Apple App store and Android Market

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The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit Discusses Safe and Seamless Travel

| October 27, 2016
The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit Discusses Safe and Seamless Travel

The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit hosts an array of leading speakers from both the private and public sector to discuss the key topic of safe and seamless travel at this year’s World Travel Market London. 

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Party, Party, Party! WTM London’s Festival Programme Returns

| October 26, 2016
Party, Party, Party! WTM London’s Festival Programme Returns

For the third year, exhibitors will showcase their destinations through music, dancing and cuisine in the WTM Festivals 

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From Sudan to San Marino, via Shanghai, WTM London attracts new exhibitors from all corners of the globe

| October 25, 2016
From Sudan to San Marino, via Shanghai, WTM London attracts new exhibitors from all corners of the globe

The world’s oldest surviving republic, a luxury chauffeur service in Iceland, an African destination that has high hopes for tourism, a national airline and the developers of a ground-breaking app, are all among more than 150 new exhibitors waiting to do business at World Travel Market London 2016.

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WTM London Announces TUI Group as Headline Partner of WTM Buyers’ Club

| October 20, 2016
WTM London Announces TUI Group as Headline Partner of WTM Buyers’ Club

World Travel Market London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce TUI Group as headline sponsor of its prestigious WTM Buyers’ Club.

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WTM London 2016 Boasts Industry Leading Research and Reports

| October 19, 2016
WTM London 2016 Boasts Industry Leading Research and Reports

World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, will unveil an array of research in to a variety of sectors within the global travel industry when it opens its doors between Monday 7 – Wednesday 9 November.

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Global Sports Tourism Summit at WTM London kicks off with Premier League Speakers

| October 18, 2016
Global Sports Tourism Summit at WTM London kicks off with Premier League Speakers

Barcelona, a Tour de France winner, Wimbledon All English Lawn Championship, and the English football Premier League will headline the inaugural Global Sports Tourism Summit at WTM London.

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Foremost Futurologist to Speak During  Leaders’ Lunch at WTM London 2016

| October 13, 2016
Foremost Futurologist to Speak During  Leaders’ Lunch at WTM London 2016

 Award-winning author, digital analyst and futurist Brian Solis will speak at the prestigious WTM Leaders’ Lunch on the first day of World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry.

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WTM London 2016: 10 Reasons To Attend

| October 12, 2016
WTM London 2016: 10 Reasons To Attend

World Travel Market London, the leading global event for the travel industry, presents 10 reasons why you should attend the new-look, three-day WTM London 2016: This year, for the first time, WTM London 2016 will be a three day event, taking place on Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th November, with extended opening hours from 10am to 7pm. This means that even […]

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World Responsible Tourism Day to celebrate 10 years at WTM in 2016 

| October 11, 2016
World Responsible Tourism Day to celebrate 10 years at WTM in 2016 

2016’s World Responsible Tourism Day marks two very significant anniversaries for host World Travel Market and for the development of responsible tourism across the industry as a whole.

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Digital Influencers lined up for WTM London’s Blogging Programme

| October 7, 2016
Digital Influencers lined up for WTM London’s Blogging Programme

World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, has signed up a stellar list of digital influencers for its comprehensive and always popular blogging programme.

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African tourist boards build presence at WTM London 

| October 5, 2016
African tourist boards build presence at WTM London 

Visitors to WTM London 2016 will have the opportunity to talk to all the major African tourist boards as the region continues to raise its profile at the leading global event for the travel industry.

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Please like, share and follow: WTM London announces 2016 social media line-up

| October 4, 2016
Please like, share and follow: WTM London announces 2016 social media line-up

World Travel Market London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry, has lined up Facebook’s head of travel, the Instagrammer known as ‘the globe-trotting hunk’ as well as instigators of successful campaigns for its 2016 social media programme, in association with Travel Perspective.

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Speakers announced for first Skift industry forum at WTM London 2016

| September 29, 2016
Speakers announced for first Skift industry forum at WTM London 2016

Some of the biggest brains in the world of hospitality have agreed to share their expertise and opinions at the first ever World Travel Market London/Skift industry forum.

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Register for WTM Speed Networking Programme

| September 28, 2016
Register for WTM Speed Networking Programme

World Travel Market London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is calling on its WTM Buyers’ Club members to apply for the hugely popular WTM Speed Networking programme.

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WTM London aviation interviews to feature ‘Architect of Emirates’ and Finnair CEO 

| September 27, 2016
WTM London aviation interviews to feature ‘Architect of Emirates’ and Finnair CEO 

The President of Emirates, a seasoned industry veteran, and his Finnair counterpart – a relative newcomer to the airline industry – will be the keynote aviation interviews at World Travel Market London.

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World Responsible Tourism Day to celebrate 10 years at WTM in 2016

| September 20, 2016
World Responsible Tourism Day to celebrate 10 years at WTM in 2016

2016’s World Responsible Tourism Day marks two very significant anniversaries for host World Travel Market and for the development of responsible tourism across the industry as a whole.

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UK bosses talk Brexit on first day of WTM London 2016

| September 15, 2016
UK bosses talk Brexit on first day of WTM London 2016

World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry – will host a session of senior executives to discuss the implications of Brexit on the UK inbound and outbound travel in a high-profile panel session at this year’s event.

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Women in Travel Meetup to debate entrepreneurial and leadership skills 

| September 15, 2016
Women in Travel Meetup to debate entrepreneurial and leadership skills 

The third Women in Travel Meetup will host renowned travel executives debating the issues of entrepreneurship and leadership at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry.

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Reed Travel Exhibitions announces global partnership with HotelMap

| September 8, 2016
Reed Travel Exhibitions announces global partnership with HotelMap

Exclusive deal gives special hotel rates to delegates, starting with World Travel Market London

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Top tech speakers share expertise at WTM London’s Genesys Digital Transformation Summit

| September 6, 2016
Top tech speakers share expertise at WTM London’s Genesys Digital Transformation Summit

Executives and entrepreneurs from established firms and start-up ventures will share know-how and tips with at the World Travel Market London/ Genesys Digital Transformation Summit.

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Hipster Holidays and China’s Uberisation: TWO travel predictions that came true

| September 1, 2016
Hipster Holidays and China’s Uberisation: TWO travel predictions that came true

LONDON, UK – Euromonitor International and World Travel Market (WTM) London collaborated for the 11th year to predict future trends shaping the travel industry in the annual WTM Global Trends Report. In 2015, two of the most popular trends from the WTM Global Trends Report were:

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