WTM Portfolio Facilitates $7 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

WTM Portfolio Facilitates $7 Billion in Travel Industry Deals

The World Travel Market Portfolio facilitated almost $7 billion (£4.2 billion) in travel and tourism industry deals in 2014. The WTM Portfolio consists of the four leading business-to-business travel trade events in the world;

  • World Travel Market
  • Arabian Travel Market
  • WTM Latin America, and
  • WTM Africa

World Travel Market, which takes place in London every November, is the WTM Portfolio’s largest event spanning 35 years with almost 5,000 exhibitors and 51,500 participants. World Travel Market 2014 was responsible for $3.7 billion (£2.5 billion) in industry contracts for exhibitors negotiating business deals with more than 9,100 buyers from the WTM Buyers’ Club.

Arabian Travel Market, which takes place in Dubai every May, launched in 1994. ATM 2014, saw more than 2,700 exhibitors sign business deals worth more than $2.1 billion (£1.3 billion) with 23,500 visitors.

WTM Latin America launched in 2012 in Sao Paulo. The April event brings the world to Latin America and promotes Latin America to the world. WTM Latin America’s more than 1,000 exhibitors agreed deals worth more than $341 million (£206 million).

WTM Africa, the event that puts the world’s spotlight on Africa and promotes Africa to the world, launched in 2014 and saw almost 4,000 industry professionals negotiate deals worth $314 million (£189 million).

World Travel Market Portfolio, Director, Craig Moyes said: “The WTM Portfolio offers unrivalled business opportunities for its exhibitors making its events the places where the travel and tourism industry conducts its business.

“World Travel Market is a fixture in the global industry’s calendar, attracting the world’s most influential buyers. ATM, WTM Latin America and WTM Africa are all the leading events in their regions, running hugely successful Hosted Buyer Programmes, guaranteeing exhibitors business meetings with only the most relevant buyers.

“The fact that the WTM Portfolio generates $7 billion in industry business deals demonstrates; The WTM Portfolio Means Business.”

In total, in 2014 the WTM Portfolio hosted;

  • 1,512 Main Stand Holder exhibitors
  • 7,914 Stand Sharer exhibitors
  • 15,263 Buyers (including 479 Hosted Buyers)
  • 46,766 Visitors


The WTM Portfolio 2015 schedule of events is;

WTM Africa, Cape Town, 15-17 April

WTM Latin America, Sao Paulo, 22-24 April

Arabian Travel Market, Dubai, 4-7 May

World Travel Market, London, 2-5 November


Notes to Editors:

Full breakdown of WTM Portfolio’s events business generated

WTM                                          $4,154,744,621                        £2,506,739,121

ATM                                           $2,189,725,386.00                 £1,321,159,679

WTM Latin America               $341,174,256                           £205,856,621

WTM Africa                              $313,722,533.00                     £189,291,793

Portfolio Total                          $6,999,366,796                       £4,223,047,214

The figures come from post-event research of exhibitors

Reed Travel 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.


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