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Published on : Tuesday, June 23, 2015
WTM 2015, which takes place between Monday 2 – Thursday 5 November, is poised to be the biggest and best yet. WTM 2014 saw a record 51,500 participants, including 9,100 buyers conducting business worth more than £2.5 billion with almost 5,000 exhibitors from 186 countries and regions.
Mexico is the Premier Partner for WTM 2015 as the country looks to promote its ‘duel year’ with the UK. 2015 has been designated as The Year of Mexico in the UK and the UK in Mexico and will see an exchange of art, culture, science, academia, business and tourism of which the WTM Premier Partnership is a key part.
New for this year is the WTM Wellness Lounge, which will take place on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 November. This dedicated exhibition space for the wellness industry will help fuel the growth of the sector now worth $3.4 trillion a year.
The first day of WTM (Monday 3 November) remains exhibitor invitation-only for visitors, and will host the hugely popular WTM Speed Networking. Tuesday 4 November sees the event open to everybody from the industry and will host the UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit.
The third day of WTM (Wednesday 4 November) sees the largest day of responsible tourism action in the world – World Responsible Tourism Day, while following a success debut last year the WTM Festivals will return on the Wednesday evening. While the final day of WTM (Thursday 5 November) will host two speed networking session – one for buyers and one for bloggers – as well as the Family Holiday Association’s annual conference Holidays Matter.
World Travel Market, Senior Director, Simon Press said: “World Travel Market continues to improve every year, with 2015 poised to be the biggest and best yet. WTM 2014 saw a record attendance of 51,500 industry executives including 9,100 buyers agreeing a massive £2.5 billion in industry deals with almost 5,000 exhibitors.”
Source: WTM London.