TF Visitors will have full access to TF Virtual conference programme and meetings with TF Exhibitors for free
To access the full WTM Virtual content, TF Visitors can register for an early-bird fee of £25
Travel Forward Virtual has opened registration for this year’s virtual conference and exhibition with the event themed around the tagline of “Resilience, Innovation, Response”.
Digital attendees will be able to access TF Virtual conference programme and meetings with Travel Forward exhibitors free of charge.
Conference sessions, product demos, seminars and keynote speakers will be streamed live and visitors will have the chance to interact virtually with exhibitors.
Travel Forward Virtual takes place from 9-11 November, and will be accessible from 7am to 10pm GMT, reflecting the global nature of the travel technology industry.
The conference runs from 10.30am to 6pm on each day.
The agenda will touch on the specifics of the current situation and includes sessions which give a COVID context to familiar areas of interest. Contactless journeys, traveller expectations, the cloud, AI, data, personalisation and payments were business-critical before the outbreak and will become even more important during the recovery phase, albeit with a different emphasis.
Travel Forward Virtual is part of this year’s WTM Virtual initiative and will be hosted on the same innovative digital events platform as its sister event. TF Virtual attendees will have to pay for an early-bird fee of £25 to gain access to WTM Virtual content.
This includes destination updates, aviation sessions with the CEOs of Ryanair and JetBlue plus access to the high-profile, previously invitation-only UNWTO, WTTC and WTM Ministers’ Summit.
Richard Gayle, Event Manager, Travel Forward, said:
“Innovation is part of Travel Forward’s DNA so it’s fitting that we’ve had to respond to the current situation. We acknowledge how hard it is out there for the travel industry and the tech suppliers that which power the sector which is why we are not charging visitors to attend the virtual event or conference this year.
“Travel Forward Virtual visitors will come away with the same actionable insights and fresh-to-market research as they did from our physical events. Furthermore, exhibitors will have the chance to try innovating their sales and marketing techniques for remote meetings, demos and pitches.
“Travel has an inbuilt resilience to external disruptions and technology is an enabler of the resilience. The pandemic has strengthened our commitment to helping the travel and technology industry work better together.”
To register, free of charge, click here.
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About World Travel Market
World Travel Market (WTM) Portfolio comprises six leading travel events, an online portal and a virtual platform across four continents, generating more than $7.5 billion of industry deals. The events are:
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/
WTM Virtual, is the new 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 will embrace the global leading travel shows in one platform.
Taking place: Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 November 2020 – Virtual http://london.wtm.com/
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 30 October to Thursday 5 November 2020 – Virtual https://londontravelweek.wtm.com/.
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. This year the show will be fully-virtual.
Next event: Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 November 2020 – Virtual http://london.wtm.com/
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. This year the show will be fully-virtual.
Next event: Monday 9 to Wednesday 11 November 2020 – Virtual http://travelforward.wtm.com/
Arabian Travel Market (ATM), now on its 27th year, continues to be the focal point for the Middle East’s resilient and ever-changing travel and tourism landscape and prides itself on being the hub of all travel and tourism ideas – providing a platform to discuss insights on the ever-changing industry, share innovations and unlock endless business opportunities.
Next event: Sunday 16 to Wednesday 19 May 2021 – Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)- Sheikh Zayed Rd – Trade Centre 2 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates www.arabiantravelmarket.wtm.com.
WTM Latin America attracts around 19,000 participants – 11,586 unique. The trade show, which takes place in São Paulo, has a worldwide audience that meets to establish the direction of the travel industry. The event is recognised for attracting a high level of professionals from the segment, including buyers and travel agents. It also offers programmes with qualified content and plenty of opportunities for networking and generating business that is relevant to the travel industry
Next event: Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 April 2021 – Expo Center Norte, São Paulo http://latinamerica.wtm.com/.
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: Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 April 2021 – Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town http://africa.wtm.com/.
Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events business. It combines face-to-face with data and digital tools to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 500 events in almost 30 countries across 43 industry sectors, attracting more than 7 million participants. Our events, organized by 35 global offices, leverage industry expertise, large data sets and technology to enable our customers to generate billions of dollars of revenues for the economic development of local markets and national economies around the world. Reed Exhibitions is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexhibitions.com
Reed Travel Exhibitions is the world’s leading travel and tourism event’s organiser with a growing portfolio of more than 20 international travel and tourism trade events in Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Our events are market leaders in their sectors, whether it is global and regional leisure travel trade events, or specialist events for meetings, incentives, conference, events (MICE) industry, business travel, LGBTQ+ travel, luxury travel, travel technology as well as golf and spa travel. We have over 35 years’ experience in organising world-leading travel exhibitions. https://www.reedtravelexhibitions.com/