World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has opened registration for WTM 2015.
WTM 2015, which takes place between Monday 2 – Thursday 5 November, is poised to be the biggest and best yet. WTM 2014 saw a record 51,500 participants, including 9,100 buyers conducting business worth more than £2.5 billion with almost 5,000 exhibitors from 186 countries and regions.
Mexico is the Premier Partner for WTM 2015 as the country looks to promote its ‘duel year’ with the UK. 2015 has been designated as The Year of Mexico in the UK and the UK in Mexico and will see an exchange of art, culture, science, academia, business and tourism of which the WTM Premier Partnership is a key part.
WTM 2015 will host more than 100 conference sessions with total delegate numbers of around 17,000, comprising of more than 8,000 unique senior industry executives.
New for this year is the WTM Wellness Lounge, which will take place on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 November. This dedicated exhibition space for the wellness industry will help fuel the growth of the sector now worth $3.4 trillion a year.
The first day of WTM (Monday 2 November) remains exhibitor invitation-only for visitors, and will host the hugely popular WTM Speed Networking. Tuesday 3 November sees the event open to everybody from the industry and will host the UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit.
The third day of WTM (Wednesday 4 November) sees the largest day of responsible tourism action in the world – World Responsible Tourism Day, while following a success debut last year the WTM Festivals will return on the Wednesday evening. While the final day of WTM (Thursday 5 November) will host two speed networking session – one for buyers and one for bloggers – as well as the Family Holiday Association’s annual conference Holidays Matter.
World Travel Market, Senior Director, Simon Press said: “World Travel Market continues to improve every year, with 2015 poised to be the biggest and best yet. WTM 2014 saw a record attendance of 51,500 industry executives including 9,100 buyers agreeing a massive £2.5 billion in industry deals with almost 5,000 exhibitors.”
To pre-register visit: http://bit.ly/1TNcC9s
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 52,000 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 36th year, is the event where the travel industry conducts and concludes its deals. WTM 2014 will generate around £2.5 billion of travel industry contracts.
World Travel Market is part of Reed Travel Exhibition’s WTM portfolio, which also includes Arabian Travel Market, World Travel Market Latin America and World Travel Market Africa. www.wtmworld.com
The World Travel Market Portfolio is comprised of the leading leisure travel events in the world; World Travel Market in London, WTM Latin America in Sao Paulo, WTM Africa in Cape Town and Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.
The WTM Portfolio’s events are attended by the global travel and tourism industry’s senior executives to conduct business deals and discover the latest research, insight and opinion.
In 2014, the WTM Portfolio facilitated around $7 billion in industry deals from negotiations between the more than 15,000 buyers, 9,500 exhibitors (1,500 main stand holders and 8,000 stand sharers) in attendance of its four events.
WTM is owned by the worldʼs leading events organiser Reed Exhibitions.
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2014 Reed brought together over seven million 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 organised by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.