WTM London and Travel Forward 2021 to run COVID test facility at ExCeL in partnership with ExpressTest by Cignpost

WTM London and Travel Forward 2021 to run COVID test facility at ExCeL  in partnership with ExpressTest by Cignpost

WTM London and Travel Forward 2021 will have a COVID testing facility inside ExCeL so visitors who need to take a test before flying home can do so without having to leave the venue.

The service is being offered by ExpressTest by Cignpost, one of the UK’s leading testing providers and an ABTA partner. Both PCR and lateral flow tests are available, with PCR results delivered by 10pm the following day and lateral flow results within 40 minutes.

With over 3 million tests done to date Cignpost ExpressTest has 36 testing sites around the UK and is sole provider at London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham and Edinburgh Airports.

Christian Corney, CEO of ExpressTest by Cignpost said:

“We are delighted to be working with WTM 2021 as official testing partner, providing both gold-standard PCR and lateral flow tests for exhibitors and delegates alike.

“ExpressTest has been at the forefront of testing to help the travel industry operate through the pandemic; it’s a privilege to be partnered with this important event which delivers the platform to plan for the recovery and future of the sector.

“We are one of the UK’s leading testing providers, ABTA partner, and a UK government-listed COVID-19 screening service, providing fast, accurate and reliable testing.”

Simon Press, WTM London Exhibition Director, said:

“Having an onsite test facility takes the hassle out of COVID testing and means it is one less thing our delegates and exhibitors from overseas need to worry about.

“We’re pleased to be working with ExpressTest by Cignpost, a leading provider that has carried out over 3 million tests to date, around the UK. Visitors to WTM London who need to use this service are in good hands.”

WTM London takes place from November 1-3 2021, at ExCeL, London, and will be followed by WTM & TF Virtual on November 8-9.

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About Cignpost ExpressTest

Cignpost ExpressTest provides fast, accurate and reliable COVID-19 screening across the UK.  Set up by established screening parent-company Cignpost Diagnostics, ExpressTest provides gold standard PCR testing, with results emailed or texted to customers typically the next day.  Following great success with clients including Netflix, the BBC and the PGA European Tour, the company’s founders Nick Markham, Steve Whatley, and founding-scientist Professor Denis Kinane, are now using their expertise to deliver world-class testing to the general public.


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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


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