Delegates attending events within the World Travel Market portfolio can take advantage of discounted air fares with oneworld airlines following a groundbreaking deal between the alliance and World Travel Maket’s parent company Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE).
Visitors and exhibitors are able to make reservations for themselves and a companion via a dedicated channel on the oneworld web site – www.oneworld.com/events – by using a unique code number.
Flights must arrive at the event’s location no earlier than one week before the event begins and depart no later than one week after the event finishes.
RTE has struck the deal with oneworld events, a dedicated unit within the alliance which works with conferences, conventions, exhibitions and special events where at least 100 international attendees are expected.
There are 15 carriers in the alliance, serving more than 1,000 destinations. Members of any oneworld alliance carrier’s loyalty scheme will be able to earn points and enjoy the usual benefits when taking advantage of the offer.
A total of 19 RTE events, taking place in 15 cities on five continents, attracting an estimated 100,000 delegates from across the global travel industry are included in the deal.
The first World Travel Market event delegates can take advantage of the discounted flights is:
WTM Africa, Cape Town South Africa, 6-8 April. Code number OW20D15
WTM Connect Asia, Penang Malaysia, 18-20 May. Code number OW21D15
WTM Connect China, Hainan Island, 23-25 May. Code number OW22D15
IGTM (International Golf Travel Market) Majorca, Spain, 14-17 November. Code number OW23D15
WTM London, 7-9 November. Code Number OW24D15
World Travel Market, Portfolio Director, Craig Moyes, said: “World Travel Market generates unrivalled business opportunities for participants of all its events. The Reed Travel Exhibitions andoneworld unique agreement on discounted air fares means the portfolio of events generates even greater value for its participants.”
Oneworld airlines include British Airways, American Airlines, Qatar Airways, Cathy Pacific and Qantas.
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. www.wtmworld.com
About 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.