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Published on : Saturday, November 9, 2013
Global travel industry exhibition, the World Travel Market 2013, is all set to make £2 billion and will increase the London economy by more than £160 million. World Travel Market has highlighted more than 180 countries and regions with over 5,000 exhibitors. The UK event is expected to generate business deals, while the economy will gain by more than £160 million from money spent on hotels, restaurants, flights and the other sundry expenses of those visiting the capital.
“World Travel Market plays a vital role for both the global travel and tourism industry facilitating more than £2 billion in industry deals. Besides, the event has a massive impact on the London economy with 50,000 senior executives staying in the capital and spending money on hotels and evening entertainment, totalling more than £160 million,” said, Simon Press, Reed Travel Exhibitions, director, World Travel Market.
Celebrities attending WTM 2013 to help promote companies and destinations, which included Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor from Slumdog Millionaire and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, cricketers Viv Richards (Antigua) and Brian Lara (Trinidad & Tobago), former Manchester United forward Dwight Yorke and Eastenders actor, Rudolph Walker. Among those addressing the gathering have been Marks & Spencer CEO and chairman, Stuart Rose, London deputy mayor for Business and Enterprise, Kit Malthouse, and founder of budget airline Go Fly and vice chair of the London 2012 Olympic Organising Committee, Barbara Cassani.