World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is extending the opening hours of WTM 2014 to facilitate even more business as part of its 35th event celebrations.
World Travel Market launched in 1980 and has grown to be THE event where the industry conducts its business deals. WTM 2013 saw more than 50,000 senior industry executives attend signing business deals worth more than £2.2 billion.
To celebrate WTM’s 35th anniversary the event will stay open for an extra two hours to 8pm on the Wednesday evening, giving exhibitors the opportunity to showcase the culture and vibrancy of their destinations.
WTM Premier Partner VisitFlanders and the Caribbean Tourism Organization are among the many exhibitors that will be hosting WTM Festivals on the Wednesday evening of WTM 2014.
The opening hours for WTM 2014 are;
- Monday 3 November: 10am – 6pm
- Tuesday 4 November: 10am – 6pm
- Wednesday 5 November: 10am – 8pm
- Thursday 6 November: 10am – 4pm
World Travel Market, Senior Director, Simon Press said: “World Travel Market is firmly established as THE event where the global tourism industry conducts its business deals.
“WTM 2014 will see a greater amount of business negotiated and signed than last year’s record £2.2 billion thanks to opening the event an hour earlier each day.
“Furthermore, we look forward to extending the Wednesday opening hours for our exhibitors to host networking parties.
“These events will also give exhibitors the opportunity to showcase the culture and vibrancy of their destinations to their key buyers and visitors.”
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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.
More than 50,000 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 35th year, is the event where the travel industry conducts and concludes its deals.
WTM 2013 generated more than £2 billion of travel industry contracts, revealed independent research by Fusion Communications.
WTM is owned by the world’s leading events organiser Reed Exhibitions (RE), which organises a other portfolio’s of travel industry events including IBTM Events, the world’s leading showcases for the meetings and events industry and International Luxury Travel Market events.
In 2013, RE held more than 500 events in 40 countries bringing together more than six million people from around the world generating billions of dollars in business.
Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading provider of exhibitions in the travel and tourism industry, with a wide-ranging portfolio of 21 international events in 14 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa.
Its market-leading, business-to-business events cover all elements of travel and tourism, including leisure travel, luxury travel, meetings, events, incentives and business travel, as well as golf, ski and spa travel.
RTE is part of Reed Exhibitions.