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Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The impressive list of first-timers covers all areas of the sector, including online, software solutions, a translation service and tracking system provider.
New exhibitors also include eNett International, Kigo and eMerchantPay, all specialists in payment solutions, which is a key focus of the Travel Tech Show at WTM – the largest travel technology event in the UK.
eNett International CEO and managing director Anthony Hynes said: “We are excited to be showcasing how eNett is redefining B2B payments with Virtual Account Numbers (VANs) at WTM this year.
“We’ve seen a huge uptake in our VANs solution globally as travel companies realise the efficiency and cost savings that can be gained by simply changing the way they pay suppliers.
“It’s great that WTM London has recognised this by creating a payment solutions focus for this year’s the Travel Tech Show at WTM. We look forward to meeting with travel companies and speaking with them about the benefits of fast, easy, safe payments.”
Other technology companies exhibiting for the first time include Wetu, a South African cloud-based content management and distribution system. Another, Hong Kong uCloudlink Network Technology, is a pioneer in cloud SIM technology that now offers companies an affordable Wi-Fi hotspot so employees can travel without having to change their communication habits or being restricted by roaming charges.
Wetu CEO Paul de Waal said: “At Wetu our mission is to improve the way the travel industry sells their products.
“We add huge value to our clients by making their business more efficient and significantly increase their ability to convert opportunities. After many years building and perfecting our digital tools, we are ready to exhibit at the Travel Tech Show at WTM and show the world how travel should be sold.”
Several Icelandic companies are new to the Travel Tech Show at WTM, such as Kaptio, which specialises in ‘software-as-a-service’ solutions for travel companies and TripCreator, which enables users to plan and book an entire trip in one place.
Also new are solutions companies such as Host Hotel Systems, based in Lisbon; US-based Bluebird Auto Rental Systems; Indian software provider Qtech Software and Cyberlogic Inc, based in Greece.
With customer safety becoming ever more at the forefront, 40MEE is at the event to showcase its fast, easy solution to keep track of all group members, enabling organisers to get an instant roll call with a single tap of a smartphone.
Meanwhile, Laduma, a virtual reality content production company says it plans to “lead the VR offering at WTM London 2017 by demonstrating to delegates how ground-breaking storytelling can change the way people view their brands”.
Avvio, based in Limerick, is a world-class hotel booking engine provider, while Madrid-based TransPerfect will be in the Travel Tech Zone to exhibit its translation service, Translations.
Dan O’Sullivan, Vice President for Translations.com travel division said: “The dedicated travel team at Translations.com, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, is looking forward to being at the Travel Tech Show at WTM this year.”
From the loyalty and incentive market, The Entertainer is the number-one provider of buy one, get one free incentive offers in the United Arab Emirates. It has launched a new white label solutions brand, called Connect, for corporate clients.
James Gosling, Commercial Director at the Entertainer and Head of Connect, said: “At Connect, we are proud to offer a variety of solutions that allow our clients to tailor loyalty, reward or acquisition offerings based on their needs.
“In each market we operate in, our offers are by far the strongest available, which makes them extremely compelling to our corporate clients when designing their programmes.”
US-based new technology exhibitor The Guestbook is the world’s first cash back hotel loyalty programme that rewards members for booking direct at more than 500 of the best independent and boutique brand hotels in major travel destinations around the globe.
Last but not least, France-based Availpro is a leading provider of e-booking software solutions which allows hotels to increase their occupancy and revenue while saving costs.
WTM London, Senior Director, Simon Press said: “Each of these companies is at the forefront of what’s new and what’s happening in the world of tech and has chosen the Travel Tech Show at WTM to showcase its product.
“This impressive group of new exhibitors at The Travel Tech Show – the largest travel technology event in the UK – goes to prove WTM London is the place to be to find out all about the latest innovations designed to keep the global travel industry one step ahead.”