WTM London and Travel Forward prepare their virtual edition
After the successful edition at the ExCeL Exhibition Center, both events will carry out an online version between November 8 and 9 through an innovative platform
WTM & TF Virtual is the continuation of the successful in-person events of WTM London and Travel Forward that took place at ExCeL from November 1-3, where brands and global leaders came together once again to do business and plan for the future. of the travel industry.
For those who were unable to attend the event live, WTM & TF Virtual will run from 07: 00-22: 00 GMT to allow travel and tourism visitors to access different time zones around the world.
A host of sessions and lectures that took place during the WTM London and Travel Forward in-person shows will be available on demand on the virtual platform, covering the entire spectrum of the industry.
On-demand sessions include the opportunity to learn about changing trends as domestic demand leads the European recovery, with input from Oxford Economics MD Europe and the Middle East, David Goodger and Evan Saunders, Vice President of Global Tourism and Hospitality, Near.com .
Responsible tourism sessions will also be available upon request, including discussions with tourism leaders, led by WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor Harold Goodwin and heads from across the travel spectrum, including airlines, hotel groups, and travel organizers. .
As expected, another Responsible Tourism session will address topics such as sustainability and reducing carbon emissions.
The future development of World Tourism Cities, led by the World Tourism Cities Foundation, will be discussed, while reconstruction of tourism, destination briefings and wellness developments are also included.
Market research experts Euromonitor will discuss next-generation travel technology for travel recovery and there will be a fascinating session on Revive and Thrive: Tourism PR in a Post-Pandemic World.
In separate interviews, aviation analyst John Strickland speaks with Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary and easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren.
Simon Press, Exhibition Director for WTM London and Travel Forward, said: "The success of the WTM London and Travel Forward in-person events has clearly demonstrated that face-to-face networking is back, but for those who cannot attend the event in person, WTM & TF Virtual is the perfect solution".
"Next week, WTM & TF Virtual gives us the opportunity to engage with an even larger global audience".
"Not only can people come together to discuss business, or even follow up on the leads they got on ExCeL, they can also get acquainted with the latest ideas and trends by tuning in to sessions on demand".
See the full range of on-demand sessions here.
If you have registered for the virtual event, click here to access the platform.