Technology professionals from the travel sector and beyond are invited to sign up to attend this year’s Travel Forward, the global event for travel and tourism technology, taking place alongside the new-look hybrid-format WTM London 2021.
Travel Forward will take place at ExCeL London from Monday 1 November to Wednesday 3, 2021 and will be followed by TF Virtual – November 8-9, 2021.
In its fourth year, Travel Forward will showcase technology businesses and solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. Exhibitors, buyers and visitors can experience the latest innovations on the exhibition floor and at TF Virtual.
The three-day in-person conference – free of charge for Travel Forward visitors – will bring senior executives from some of the global travel and enterprise technology giants to the stage, as well as representatives from some of the world’s most innovative SMEs and influencers to deliver a rich programme of experience.
The familiar and successful Start-up showcase competition takes place again this year, in partnership with WTM London and WTF Lucerne (World Tourism Forum Lucerne), with a brand new competition increasing the showcase’s potential appeal.
The Front Runners Travel-Tech Competition and Summit will focus on start-ups with ideas around sustainable and innovative solutions to the travel, tourism and hospitality industry covering the themes of smart mobility, hospitality of the future and experiences revolution. The competition closes on 31 August 2021.
For the first time, Travel Forward will enable businesses to create a more positive, green and responsible future with companies displaying their responsible technologies on a dedicated Green Tech Pavilion.
The pavilion provides businesses with the opportunity to showcase their offerings to the industry and create new partnerships with like-minded professionals looking to implement sustainable practices.
It will also provide an opportunity to learn from and collaborate with other responsible technology companies in the travel, tourism and hospitality sector.
Simon Press, Travel Forward’s Exhibition Director, said:
“We anticipate this year’s Travel Forward will be back on track as the leading event for the global travel technology industry taking place physically and virtually.
“We’ve leveraged our relationship with WTM London to launch an exciting new competition, and familiar features such as the Start-up Showcase and the three-day conference have been developed to bring qualitative sessions during the physical show to be streamed live to the event’s virtual platform.
“Technology is mission-critical for the success of travel’s immediate return and long-term future, and we expect the variety of exhibitors, speakers and visitors to reflect where technology can help. Whether it’s better personalisation engines, biometric vaccine status apps, contactless payment specialists, technology will make the traveller’s life easier and the industry’s bottom line stronger.”
WTM & TF are working closely with local authorities, ExCeL London, Public Health England, and Transport For London to ensure attendees’ highest possible levels of health and safety.