World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce that the Greek National Tourism Organisation is once again sponsoring the WTM International Press Centre.
The WTM International Press Centre gives Greece the platform to promote its tourism offering to the world through the almost 3, 000 media that attend every year.
On the opening day of World Travel Market, GNTO will hold their annual press conference highlighting all the new tourism initiatives they have planned for the coming year; more information is available at www.visitgreece.gr.
The WTM International Press Centre is the largest recurring press centre in the UK attracting nearly 3, 000 international media from the world’s major media organisations – from trade and consumer publications across print, broadcast and the internet – throughout the four days of the event.
A full comprehensive programme is in place for press including conferences covering the latest trends, travel hot spots and industry developments. The entire events programme as well specific press events can be found in the WTM Media Diary of Events, distributed at WTM and also available online.
A hospitality area, cloakroom facilities, a dedicated working area and the exhibitor press pack area are to name a few of the other exclusive facilities on offer to ensure press can make the most out of their time at WTM.
Reed Travel Exhibitions Director World Travel Market Simon Press said: “The Greek National Tourism Organisation’s renewed sponsorship of the WTM International Press Centre is a great testament to the quality of WTM and the International Press Centre.
“This is the eighth consecutive year Greece has supported the WTM International Press Centre and we are delighted to continue this relationship to ensure they get the most out of their time at World Travel Market.”
GNTO Director UK & Ireland Kyriaki Boulasidou said: “Once more the Greek National Tourism Organisation is immensely proud to sponsor the press centre and facilitate Journalists passionate about tourism.
“Your voice of experience is only but essential to promote such a unique and extraordinary diverse country as Greece.
“We look forward to hosting you again at the forthcoming WTM 2012 and to thank you for your ongoing support.”
About World Travel Market
World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend four-day business-to-business exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry.
Almost 48, 000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press, embark on ExCeL – London every November to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends at WTM.
WTM, now in its 33rd year, is the event where the travel industry conducts and concludes its deals.
WTM 2011 will generate £1, 653 million of travel industry contracts, revealed independent research by Fusion Communications.
WTM is owned by the world’s leading events organiser Reed Exhibitions (RE), which organises a portfolio of other travel industry events including Arabian Travel Market and International Luxury Travel Market.
In 2010, RE held more than 460 events in 36 countries bringing together more than seven million people from around the world generating billions of dollars in business.
About Reed Travel Exhibitions
Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading provider of exhibitions in the travel and tourism industry. Its wide-ranging portfolio of events around the globe covers leisure travel, luxury travel, business travel and the meetings and incentives industry.
In 2011 RTE 13 events were the catalyst for £2, 807 million worth of travel and tourism business deals.
The 13 events are; World Travel Market (WTM), Arabian Travel Market (ATM), International French Travel Market (IFTM), La Cumbre, International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), International Luxury Travel Market Asia (ILTMA), Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) (owned by Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau), Global Exhibition for Incentive, Business Travel, and Meetings (EIBTM), Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (GIBTM), Americas Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (AIBTM), China Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (CIBTM) and Business Travel Market.
April 2013 will see RTE launch World Travel Market Latin America in São Paulo.
RTE is a business unit of Reed Exhibitions. In 2011, six million participants attended RE’s 500 events in 39 countries covering 44 industry sectors from aerospace and aviation to beauty and cosmetics to sports and recreation.
Reed Exhibitions is owned by Reed Elsevier, the world’s leading provider of professional information and online workflow solutions.