More than 100 exhibitors from the UK and Ireland have signed up for WTM London to network with trade buyers and media from across the globe. They include tourist boards, operators, hotels, destination management companies, rail companies, coach firms and attractions.
The exhibitors will be joining hundreds of exhibitors from Europe and countries as far afield as Mauritius, India, Thailand, Peru and the US.
WTM London’s physical show will take place at ExCeL London on Monday, November 1-Wednesday, November 3, 2021, to be followed by WTM Virtual (November 8-9).
Key UK and Ireland exhibitors include Tourism Ireland and UKinbound, who will be hosting stand-holders in booths on their exhibition stand, to support their fellow trade partners.
Visitors to the UKinbound stand at UKI100 will be able to network with 28 of the association’s members, including familiar brands such as Big Bus Tours and Jurys Inn, and tourist boards from destinations as varied as Bath & Bristol, Greenwich, Plymouth, Jersey, Kent and Liverpool – plus the national tourism agencies of Visit Wales, Visit Scotland and VisitBritain.
Meanwhile on the Tourism Ireland stand (UKI200) there will be 75 stand-sharers from across the island of Ireland, including well-known names such as Titanic Belfast, Irish Ferries, Historic Royal Palaces (Hillsborough Castle and Gardens), Guinness Storehouse and Game of Thrones Studio Tour.
There will also be hotel brands such as Choice Hotel Group, Dalata, Da Vincis Hotel, Killarney Hotels, Original Irish Hotels and Select Hotels of Ireland; museums and attractions such as EPIC The Irish Immigration Museum, House of Waterford Crystal and the Skellig Experience Visitor Centre.
Meanwhile, other exhibitors in the UK & Ireland section of WTM London will include operators such as Golden Tours and destination management company Europe Incoming and the leading provider of audio guiding devices and digital tools to tourism and culture, VOX GROUP.
Also exhibiting is Dover District Council, which represents White Cliffs Country, encompassing Deal, Dover, Sandwich and the surrounding areas.
Amanda Lumley, Executive Director of Destination Plymouth said: “We are excited to be attending WTM and will be showcasing the Britain’s Ocean City brand and UK’s first National Marine Park programme. Building on our historic marine environment and heritage we will show how visitors can take full advantage of our spectacular waterfront with its many water based activities and experiences.
“2022 promises to be an exciting year for visitors with British Art Show at ‘The Box’, a new ‘immersive Dome’ offer, (the only one in Europe) our restored Elizabethan House and a full programme of events and activities providing an all year round destination offer.”
Joss Croft, CEO, UKinbound said “WTM is a key part of the international travel industry calendar and we’re delighted to be back this year, once again hosting the UK Pavilion. We have a brilliant collection of tourism businesses exhibiting alongside us, who are eager to welcome back international tourists. The spotlight will be on the UK next year when we host the Birmingham Games, Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Unboxed festival, and WTM provides the perfect platform to showcase that the UK is open, safe and welcoming in 2022.”
Simon Press, WTM London & Travel Forward Exhibition Director, said: “We’re very much looking forward to meeting such a wide range of exhibitors from the UK and Ireland, along with their stand partners, at ExCeL.
“It has been such a challenging 19 months amid the pandemic, so many domestic tourism enterprises have tapped further into their home markets – but they know that the return of overseas tourists will be crucial for their recovery. WTM London will be the platform for that international recovery as we renew business relationships and forge new partnerships.
“The recent easing of travel rules means that it is now easier for buyers and media from many more countries around the world to attend in person and make the most of a wide variety of exhibitors to meet in person.
“Furthermore, our exhibitor packages offer the best of both worlds as exhibitors will have a stand at ExCeL London as well as a global presence the following week, so they can rebuild face-to-face connections with previous contacts and generate new leads from around the world.”
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 http://africa.wtm.com/
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 https://www.wtm.com/atm/en-gb.html
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. https://inside.exceptionalexperiences.net/
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