WTM Invites Industry Buyers to Apply for Buyers’ Club Membership

WTM Invites Industry Buyers to Apply for Buyers’ Club Membership

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is inviting the industry’s most senior buyers to apply for Buyers’ Club membership for WTM 2014.

WTM Buyers’ Club – the leading global business network: making contacts, concluding deals – is World Travel Market’s exclusive business club for the travel industry’s most senior buyers with direct responsibility for purchasing.

An example of WTM Buyers’ Club member would be a buyer for a tour operator looking to purchase product from exhibitors to put in its brochures, or an IT director looking to purchase a technology for their organisation.

WTM 2013 saw more than 8,500 WTM Buyers’ Club members attend the event, helping World Travel Market to facilitate a record £2.2 billion in industry deals.

Membership is open to the entire travel industry with a strict selection process in place to ensure that only the most senior industry buyers are granted membership. To apply, buyers should visit www.wtmlondon.com/registerbuyers

WTM Buyers’ Club facilitates business opportunities between buyers and exhibitors to meet, network and conclude business deals.

Benefits include the WTM Speed Networking sessions (on the first and last days of the event), exclusive WTM Buyers’ Club lounges with free refreshments, access to private meeting rooms, fast-track entry to WTM, dedicated cloakrooms and discounted travel, accommodation and entertainment.

World Travel Market Buyers’ Club Manager Raj Thakkar said: “WTM Buyers’ Club is the industry’s original and only truly global buyers’ club. We have listened to the wants and needs of buyers within the industry to ensure that their time is ‘hassle-free’, ensuring an easier process to discuss business, leading to contracts being signed.

“WTM 2013 was a great success for WTM Buyers’ Club members, with them agreeing contracts worth £2.2 billion with exhibitors, thanks to an array of facilities including the WTM Speed Networking programme.”

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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 Exhibitions

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.