Five days until World Travel Market 2010. The WTM at London is the premier global event for the travel industry.
World Travel Market is a vibrant must attend four-day business-to-business event presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to UK and International travel professionals. It is a unique opportunity for the whole global travel trade to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business under one roof.
It is anticipated that at this years event will generate more travel industry business than ever before, reveals a survey of Meridian Club. Specifically, the servey outcome states that members are poised to sign more contracts worth a greater amount than in 2009. Six out of ten Meridian Club members expect to sign more business deals with a greater number of exhibitors at WTM 2010 than they did at WTM 2009. More than a third (34%) expect to conduct about the same amount of business at this year’s WTM as they did at last year’s, with only 2% expect to conduct less business at WTM 2010. Two-thirds (64%) of the Meridian Club members polled stating they expect to conduct a greater amount of business (in monetary value) at WTM 2010 than they did at WTM 2009.
World Travel Market 2009 led to a massive £1,139 million of travel industry deals.
WTM 2010 will be the biggest-ever World Travel Market due to the £165 million expansion of host venue ExCeL, London. The event has a number of new features to attract new exhibitors including the WTM Sports Pavilion and the first exhibition floor WTM Technology Presentation Theatre.
To help facilitate business between exhibitors and buyers there will be a Meridian Club lounge in both exhibition halls for the first time.
Furthermore, The Meet The Meridian Club Buyers (Speed Networking) has also been expanded for 2010 with a new UK & Ireland and Technology and Online Travel session.
World Travel Market Exhibition Director Simon Press said: “World Travel Market is all about facilitating business between exhibitors and the industry’s senior buyers in the WTM Meridian Club.
“I am delighted Meridian Club members are telling us they expect to conduct a greater number of business deals leading to larger monetary value than ever before.”