World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has opened registration for 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 event from Monday 4 – Thursday 7 November.
The new-look WTM 2013 will see;
• The Travel Technology region become its own event within WTM called The Travel Tech Show at WTM
• World Travel Market is also launching a dedicated luxury event called A Taste of ILTM at WTM, in association with fellow Reed Travel Exhibition’s event International Luxury Travel Market which will take place on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 November, and
• Business Travel Market (BTM), WTM’s sister event, will co-locate with WTM at ExCeL for Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 November
By registering for World Travel Market, visitors will have access to The Travel Tech Show at WTM and Business Travel Market as well as WTM. A Taste of ILTM at WTM is an invite-only event for luxury buyers from the WTM Buyers’ Club (formerly WTM Meridian Club).
WTM 2013 is poised to generate a record amount of business conducted and negotiated at the event in the following 12 months, beating last year’s record of £1, 860 million.
WTM 2012 saw an impressive 3% increase in visitors with each of the four days attracting more visitors than in 2011. Overall WTM 2012 attracted almost 29, 000 travel trade visitors, with the first day – the key day for business negotiations – receiving a 5% increase in exhibitor invitations visitors.
WTM 2013 will include a full events programme consisting of sessions from the popular World Responsible Tourism Day, Technology, Aviation and Hotels programmes.
WTM 2012 saw an attendance of 14, 865 delegates (7, 494 unique people) attending the 127 sessions.
Reed Travel Exhibitions Director World Travel Market Simon Press said: “World Travel Market continues to improve every year, with 2013 poised to be the biggest and best yet. WTM 2012 saw a record number of visitors, delegates attend the events programme and the amount of business conducted because of WTM. The introduction of The Travel Tech Show at WTM, A Taste of ILTM at WTM, The co-location of Business Travel Market will make WTM 2013 the most successful event yet.”
To pre-register visit: https://www.wtmlondon.com/register
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 34th year, is the event where the travel industry conducts and concludes its deals.
WTM 2012 generated £1, 860 million of travel industry contracts, revealed independent research by Fusion Communications.
WTM is owned by the worldʼs 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 2012, 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.
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, meetings, incentives and business travel, as well as golf, ski and spa travel.
The 19 events are; World Travel Market (WTM), World Travel Market Latin America (WTM Latin America), Arabian Travel Market (ATM), International French Travel Market Top Resa (IFTM), International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), International Ski Travel Market (ISTM), International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), International Luxury Travel Market Asia (ILTM Asia), International Luxury Travel Market Americas (ILTM Americas), International Luxury Travel Market Africa (ILTM Africa), International Luxury Travel Market Japan (ILTM Japan), International Luxury Travel Market Spa (ILTM Spa), 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), India Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (IBTM India) and Business Travel Market.
September 2013 will see the launch of IBTM India in Mumbai, India, and another exciting launch in the ski travel sector, with International Ski Travel Market in March 2014.
RTE is a business unit of Reed Exhibitions.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries. In 2011 Reed brought together six million active event participants from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 33 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider and a FTSE 100 company. www.reedexpo.com