More than 65 countries represented at WTM London 2021
Exhibitors from all continents will be present at the British event
More than 65 countries will be represented by exhibitors from around the world next month at WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry.
Thousands of delegates will gather at ExCeL London from November 1-3 for the physical event and, thanks to a new innovative hybrid format, there will be a virtual event from November 8 to 9.
With travel around the world declining and consumer confidence growing by the day, the number of confirmed exhibitors at the live event continues to increase the ambitious plans of trade professionals around the world to reconnect, rebuild and innovate.
Exhibitors represent a wide range of tourism businesses and organizations, including tourism boards, hotel chains, cruise lines, DMCs, and major attractions, and many will host partners at their booths to support more business ventures. little.
Europe leads the way with representatives from nearly 30 countries, attending as exhibitors, from top destinations like France, Greece and Spain and from smaller ones like Sardinia, Armenia and Gibraltar.
A further 38 countries from further afield will be represented, from top destinations like the US and India, and smaller niche exhibitors representing tourism businesses and organizations in countries like the Falklands, Galapagos and Iran.
In addition to popular tourist hotspots, the US Pavilion will welcome 15 partners, including Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin, the Louisiana Office of Tourism, Memphis Tourism and Visit Mississippi. Visit Florida, LAS Vegas and NYC & Company will also be exhibiting, as well as Cruise America, one of the most popular recreational vehicle companies in Canada and the United States.
All continents are presented, with exhibitors from Central and South American countries such as Peru and Guatemala; from African nations like Tanzania and South Africa and North Africa, Egypt, from Asia, like Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Emerging destinations will be represented at WTM London, such as Japan and its capital, which are eager to capitalize on the legacy of the highly popular Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Middle East and Gulf regions are well represented with countries such as the United Arab Emirates, with Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman and Fujairah, in addition to Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Others that rely heavily on tourism are well represented, such as the Indian Ocean, with exhibitors from countries such as Sri Lanka, Maldives and the Caribbean.
The Caribbean Tourism Organization booth will be shared by the tourism offices of Saint Lucia, Cayman Islands, Martinique, as well as providers such as the new Tradewind Voyages cruise line and properties such as Sunswept Resort St Lucia and Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. Delegates will also meet with exhibitors from the Bahamas, Barbados and Jamaica tourist offices.
Exhibitors from India include the Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka tourism boards and tourism and hospitality companies.
Simon Press, Exhibition Director WTM London & Travel Forward, said: “With less than a month left to open our doors, it is exciting to see so many exhibitors planning to come to London from all four corners of the world to connect with buyers, suppliers and the media.
“The UK government has relaxed many of its travel restrictions and removed its traffic light system, making it easier for delegates to come in person, and the loosening of restrictions around the world means there are strong indicators and high hopes. of a solid recovery in 2022".
"Our research reveals that there is such a pent-up demand from travel consumers that only WTM London exhibitors will be able to generate valuable face-to-face business and contacts for the first time in two years".
“Destinations can showcase their attractions to tourism companies and media colleagues around the world as the sector comes together to rebuild and innovate. The time is now. There has never been a better time to reconnect".