Reed Exhibitions reveals first details about WTM London
Some of the world's top destinations have already signed up as exhibitors at the leading global event for the travel industry returning to ExCeL London on November 7-9, 2022
Confirmed exhibitors include tourism boards from destinations such as Mexico, the Catalonia Tourist Board, the Balearic Islands, Guatemala and the United Arab Emirates, along with hotel groups, cruise lines, car rental companies and tour operators.
Exhibitors will meet thousands of buyers, partners and media from around the world to network and do business.
The World Travel Market London team is busy planning the 2022 event since the conclusion of the successful event in November 2021, which received positive feedback from those who attended the event.
With the slogan “Reshaping travel together”, World Travel Market London in 2022 promises to be even better, with new features and the return of popular elements.
Despite the significant challenge that travel has faced, the travel industry has proven to be one of the most resilient industries in the world.
With consumer demand at an all-time high and bookings picking up, this year World Travel Market London will showcase how the industry has evolved over the last two years to meet the demands of a post-pandemic world.
Thanks to the relaxation of restrictions around the world, the event will be entirely live, with delegates traveling from all corners of the world.
Other tourism boards that have signed up come from popular destinations like Croatia, Bulgaria, as well as from regions like Flanders in Belgium and emerging hot spots like Ras Al Khaimah and Peru.
Last year, Peru's sheer determination to attend the fair was demonstrated by the remarkably strong presence of the destination, which only came off the UK red list on November 1, which was the first day of London's World Travel Market.
Amora Carbajal, Executive President of PROMPERÚ said: “WTM London has always been important for Peru's tourism industry and last year the fair gave us the opportunity to reconnect with old and new business contacts, and tell the world that the destination was open. despite all travel restrictions since the start of the pandemic."
“This year, we look forward to welcoming our booth partners to the show – hotels, resorts and tour companies – to help gain global exposure for their brands as we reclaim and reshape the travel industry together. Our main objective is to position Peru as one of the leading destinations in South America, highlighting its potential in culture, nature, adventure and gastronomy”.
"We would not miss the opportunity to be part of the first major travel trade fair since the beginning of the crisis."
Among the new exhibitors are Sunturist, a tour operator and travel agency in Croatia; Blastness, an Italian technology firm specializing in the hotel sector; Cullinan Belek, a new luxury hotel in Belek; and United Rivers, a Swiss river cruise specialist.
Renowned brands such as AMResorts, Palladium Hotel Group, Amadeus River Cruises, Croisieurope and Louis Hotels return for another year of activity.
Vasyl Zhygalo, Portfolio Manager for WTM and IBTM, said: “2022 has been a really promising year for the WTM event portfolio, with two very successful spring shows last month, WTM Latin America and WTM Africa.
“Next week, another promising show, Arabian Travel Market (ATM) is about to take place from May 9-12 in Dubai.
"With 1,500 confirmed exhibitors, representatives from 112 destinations and 20,000 anticipated attendees, the hybrid event proves that travel trade shows are fully back on the map for businesses."
Juliette Losardo, Exhibition Director at World Travel Market London, said: “We are delighted that so many companies are committing to exhibit at World Travel Market in November.
“It is great to see National Tourism Organizations sign up as they are home to many small operators and suppliers, giving their destination entrepreneurs and brands a global platform to showcase their products to a global audience.
“They know World Travel Market London is the most powerful way to build their business networks, make sense of post-pandemic trends and close big deals for 2023 and beyond!
“This year, leading experts will bring case studies on how organizations have reformed and risen to success. World Travel Market London 2022 will be held as an in-person event, making it a must-attend show as our industry's recovery accelerates."