Ticket booking is now live for the 43rd edition of World Travel Market (WTM) London, which takes place from November 6 to 8 at ExCel London.
After in-depth customer research carried out late last year, WTM London has announced a host of developments to improve the attendee experience and ensure that every member of the travel community extracts as much value from the event as possible.
Not only are the organisers enabling visitors to book tickets well in advance, but the trade show will also open earlier this year to provide an additional hour for visitors and exhibitors to have spontaneous meetings.
There will be new, open-for-all Community Hubs right in the centre of the show, and a Networking Party that will take place within ExCel London on the first evening. WTM Connect Me – the show’s meeting booking platform – will return this year and is available for buyers, VIPs and the media. All attendees will also have access to the official WTM App.
The conference programme will cover eight themes over three different stages throughout the three-day event. The themes – Sustainability, Technology, Geo-Economics, Emerging Markets, Consumer Trends, Marketing, Diversity & Inclusion, and Experience – aim to help the global travel community succeed and thrive by informing, entertaining, and influencing their business decisions.
Other highlights include the 17th edition of the Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market, in association with UNWTO and WTTC, on November 6; WTM London’s first Diversity and Inclusion Summit on November 7; and a lunch for content creators with global destinations to support collaboration and networking opportunities on November 8.
Tickets to the three-day show will be free until October 31, after which there will be a charge of 45 pounds (US$55) per person.
Juliette Losardo, exhibition director, WTM London, said: “Developments you’ll see at WTM this year are entirely reflective of what our attendees are asking for. We’re bolstering the ways you can maximise value from your visit, with more networking, better business opportunities, a refreshed education programme and a host of new partnerships.”