WTM London opens accreditation for the trade
Professionals from around the world can now register for the virtual event that will take place from November 9 to 11
Travel professionals around the world can now sign up for WTM Virtual (November 9-11, 2020) to access an unrivaled variety of conferences, briefings and meetings, all online.
The ticket price includes access to London Travel Week Virtual, a set of events aimed at celebrating the travel and tourism industry, taking place from October 30 to November 5.
WTM Virtual will replace the in-person events WTM London, Travel Forward and London Travel Week. The platform will follow the purpose of the WTM Portfolio and is committed to providing the best opportunities for professionals in the travel and tourism industry to connect, learn and do business.
Buyers' Club members, ministers and the media will have free access to the entire platform, and trade representatives will pay an advance registration fee of £ 25. The original price is £ 34.
Visitors will be able to participate in the event from October 30, when London Travel Week begins, and stay connected until the last day of WTM Virtual (November 9-11).
WTM Virtual will be accessible from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Greenwich Mean Time), which means that professionals from different time zones around the world can participate.
Together, WTM Virtual and London Travel Week will offer an extensive conference program with nearly 50 sessions streamed online live and on demand, with most sessions open to all.
Some of the visitors of the virtual event will also be able to access to see:
- Summit of Ministers of the UNWTO, WTTC and WTM
-Sessions on Responsible Tourism
-International Tourism and Investment Conference - ITIC
-Press conferences and information sessions from destinations around the world
-Aviation sessions with the CEOs of Ryanair and JetBlue
-Travel Forward Virtual - Technology Conference
-London Travel Week Virtual Content Creators Summit
Additionally, trade representatives will be able to upgrade to their access package for £ 20 to host five pre-scheduled meetings with exhibitors. These individual video calls will last for half an hour and will take place during Virtual WTM.
WTM London Senior Director Simon Press stated: "Thousands of travel and tourism trade professionals from around the world will participate in WTM Virtual, as we all come together online to help our industry recover, rebuild and innovate."
“This is an excellent opportunity for industry leaders to connect and collaborate across the industry, to confirm, predict and address pressing business issues and trends, conduct business transactions, form trusted alliances and generate opportunities for growth. of bussiness".
"Drawing on our 40 years of experience, we are preparing an unmissable event, designed to help participants close deals and create a roadmap for recovery."
"In addition to learning about how the industry is dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, participants will be able to do business during one-on-one virtual meetings."
"There will be four virtual auditoriums that will host webinars and debates, including our dedicated annual session on Responsible Tourism."
In turn, Travel Forward Virtual will have the theme "Resilience, Innovation, Reaction" and will offer participants a free technology exhibition and conference sessions, as well as speed networking for startups to meet with investors.
Simon Press noted that there will be even more opportunities for information and networking during London Travel Week (October 30 - November 5, 2020).
"London Travel Week has six speed networking sessions so that exhibitors, brands and destinations can meet before the virtual fair and establish business connections," he added.
"It will also host virtual award ceremonies, such as the World Travel Leaders' Awards and the Responsible Tourism Awards."
"Also, the week will feature summits on wellness, BAME tourism and LGBT travel, as well as press conferences, destination briefings and the PR Summit."
And he concluded: "Our team is working tirelessly to ensure that WTM Virtual brings together all leading industry members from countries around the world, to share their vision of how travel and tourism will rebound in 2021".
"We are going to provide an excellent platform for industry professionals to come together and do business."
"Now, more than ever, it is crucial to work together to support the recovery of our industry."
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