Travel Forward Stands To Deliver

Travel Forward Stands To Deliver

Travel Forward, the global event for travel technology has already confirmed many exhibitors for this year’s hybrid event.

This year’s physical show is taking place at ExCeL London from Monday 1 November to Wednesday 3, 2021 and will be followed by TF Virtual taking place on November 8-9.

Established globally active brands have been supporting Travel Forward since its launch in 2018. Many have already rebooked for 2021.

These include hotel technology specialists Cendyn and RateGain which develops pricing and distribution tools for many sectors.

RateGain also exhibited at Travel Forward during Arabian Travel Market back in May this year. Julia Navorynska, Country Manager, UAE, India at RateGain, said:

“The team did a great job organising ATM 2021, making sure both visitors and exhibitors feel safe and setting the standards for post-Covid in-person meetings and events.

The event showed the resilience of the travel industry, hope for the recovery and comeback of large in-person events. Looking forward to exhibiting at Travel Forward in London this year.”

Other regular returnees reflect the global appeal of Travel Forward’s dedicated audience of technology professionals. These include Croatian multiday tours specialist

Lemax;  CRM and email marketing experts from France, Experience Hotel; dynamic packaging experts Travel Compositor from Spain and Danish tour operator software provider Nitro Travel Solutions.

Established UK businesses such as software provider Inspiretec, digital infrastructure provider NSL; and  B2C payment gateway ECOMMPAY and tour operator software provider Tourplan.

ForwardKeys, the data analysts that specialise in monitoring, analysing and anticipating travel flows and airport traffic will also be exhibiting at the show, as well as participating in the Travel Forward event programme and offering some eagerly awaited statistics.

Elsewhere, there are some businesses rebooking for the first time, including Spain’s Voxel Group, a B2B payments specialist and Blastness.

Blastness are an Italian developer of digital services for independent accommodations, covering GDS distribution, revenue management, branding and more. It works with more than 800 properties in Italy, and its innovative AI and data-driven approach has raised its profile in the Italian and broader European business press.

Andrew Pyle, Operations Manager at Agendas Group, said:

“At Travelgenix – an Agendas Group company, we’ve built an innovative new platform that lets travel companies quickly and easily sell travel products online at scale.

“With speed, flexibility and affordability at the foundation of the platform, it delivers enterprise-class travel software that is at last accessible, powerful and easy to implement.

“We’re excited to be heading back to Travel Forward this year, to promote our platform and connect with future customers.”

Simon Press, Exhibition Director, Travel Forward, said:

“Travel Forward 2021 is coming together very nicely indeed, and we’re pleased to see familiar and fresh faces already signed up and working with us on maximising their presence at the event.

“Many of our exhibitors were leading the way in their respective fields before the pandemic and we want to work with them and reinforce our mission – to share insights, best practices and brand new innovations from technology leaders with an engaged and receptive audience.”




World Travel Market (WTM) Portfolio comprises leading travel events, online portals and virtual platforms across four continents, generating more than $7.5 billion of industry deals. The events are:

WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend three-day exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. Around 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media visit ExCeL London every November, generating over £3.71 billion in travel industry contracts. In 2020, WTM Virtual facilitated 20,000+ meetings and held 42 live content sessions over the 3-days show.

Next live event: Monday 1 to 3 November 2021 at ExCel London

Next WTM Virtual: Monday 8 to 9 November 2021 – Virtual

Travel Forward London is the leading travel technology event, co-located with WTM London. Travel Forward is renowned for showcasing the next-generation technologies for the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Over 19,000 travel officials and 150+ innovative solution providers attend for 3 days of cutting-edge insights, open debate and unrivalled networking opportunities. The combination of a 2-day conference, interactive exhibition and start-up showcase makes Travel Forward truly unique.

Next live event: Monday 1 November to Wednesday 3 November 2021 at ExCel London

Next Travel Forward Virtual: Monday 8 November to Tuesday 9 November 2021 – Virtual

London Travel Week, brought to you by WTM London, is the one-stop-shop for event hosts and visitors to be able to shape the next 12 months of travel together. The festival of events supports the global travel and tourism industry through capturing invaluable news and enhancing industry connections.

Next event: Friday 29 October – Friday 5 November 2021

WTM & TF Virtual, is the WTM Portfolio virtual platform, created to offer global delegates the chance to arrange one-to-one virtual meetings, to do business, attend conference sessions and roundtables, take part in speed networking and more. WTM Virtual embrace the global leading travel shows in one platform.

WTM Latin America takes place annually in São Paulo and attracts around 19,000 tourism professionals during a three-day event. The show offers qualified content, as well as networking and business opportunities. In its ninth edition – the first 100% virtual – WTM Latin America followed its focus on effective business generation and reached the milestone of 4,200 meetings held between buyers, travel agents and exhibitors.

Next event: Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 April 2022 – Expo Center Norte, SP, Brazil

WTM Africa launched in 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. More than 6,000 travel industry professionals attend Africa’s leading inbound and outbound travel and tourism market. WTM Africa delivers a proven mix of hosted buyers, media, pre-scheduled appointments, on-site networking, evening functions and invited travel trade visitors.

Next event: Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 April 2022 – Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

Arabian Travel Market (ATM), now on its 29th year, is the leading, international travel and tourism event in the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. ATM 2021 showcased over 1,300 exhibiting companies from 62 countries across nine halls at Dubai World Trade Centre, with visitors from more than 140 countries over the four days. Arabian Travel Market is part of Arabian Travel Week. #IdeasArriveHere

Next in-person event: Sunday 8 to Wednesday 11 May 2022, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai

Arabian Travel Week is a festival of events taking place within and alongside Arabian Travel Market 2022. Providing a renewed focus for the Middle East’s travel and tourism sector, it includes ATM Virtual, ILTM Arabia, Arival Dubai, Influencers’ events and activations, as well as Travel Forward. It also features the ATM Buyer Forums, ATM Speed Networking Events as well as a series of country summits.

WTM Global Hub, is the new WTM Portfolio online portal created to connect and support travel industry professionals around the world. The resource hub offers the latest guidance and knowledge to help exhibitors, buyers and others in the travel industry face the challenges of the global coronavirus pandemic. WTM Portfolio is tapping into its global network of experts to create content for the hub.

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