Taking place from Friday 29th October to Friday 5th November 2021,
London Travel Week will be returning to play a pivotal role in the reconnection of the travel industry
London Travel Week will bring together industry events that will celebrate the future of travel and provide attendees with the first chance to meet face-to-face.
Over the seven days surrounding WTM London 2021, there will be a series of industry events taking place all over London, combining to form this global travel-hub of events.
The event aims to accelerate business growth through its unique combination of networking, knowledge sessions and sponsored, bespoke events and business opportunities.
One of the main highlights of London Travel Week will be a travel awards ceremony held at Kensington Palace on November 2 by Wanderlust – the leading consumer travel magazine.
Elliot Wellsteed-Crook, Chief Operating Officer at Wanderlust, said:
“We are really excited to support WTM London and London Travel Week. The Wanderlust Travel Awards will be a fantastic moment to bring together, and celebrate, the world’s foremost travel industry leaders in a prestigious setting.
“As the UK’s longest running travel magazine, Wanderlust has been at the forefront of sustainable travel for the past 28-years. After a turbulent time for travel, through the awards we hope to show our gratitude and support to the individuals and organisations who represent the sort of awe-inspiring, responsible travel, our readers prize.
“We are immensely privileged to run the awards at Kensington Palace, which opens only to a select number of events each year.
The ceremony will host the Wanderlust Reader Awards, the Wanderlust World Guide Awards and the Wanderlust Travel Awards.
London Travel Week Event Director, Simon Press, said;
“London Travel Week 2021 will be a pivotal part of the recovery in our industry. The week is all about learning, networking and experiencing the best of global travel and tourism and this year will be no different.
“We want every visitor to come away from the event knowing how to accelerate their business through knowledge they have picked up from our sessions and through contacts that they have made through our events. It truly will be a celebration and will mark the start of the resurgence of global travel post-COVID-19.”
“Every single event will ensure the highest standards of health and safety are met according to UK Government guidelines providing the industry with a one of a kind, safe environment to meet in and fuel the business deals that will power the future of travel.”
Be part of that recovery by hosting, sponsoring or attending events as part of London Travel Week this year and more information can be found here.
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:
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 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
WTM 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://hub.wtm.com/
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