The World Travel Market (WTM) scheduled at ExCeL London from November 6-8, will host around 4,000 exhibitors, contributing to a 20% growth year-on-year. Compared to pre-pandemic figures (2019 ), the number of private sector exhibitors will increase by 23% at this year’s WTM London. The number of African exhibitors will increase by 27%, that of the Caribbean by 10% and the representation of the Middle East region will increase. by 60%.
Juliette Losardo, Director of World Travel Market London said: “We are delighted to welcome new exhibitors to this year’s event, ranging from major destinations and well-established international brands to niche operators and high-tech companies. . They’ve all seen how they can showcase themselves at the world’s most influential tourism event.”
Little visible actors in France
In addition to these major exhibitors, tourism boards from various destinations including Sabah in Malaysia or Almatythe largest city in Kazakhstan, are making their debut at WTM London. Thien Minh Group will be present and has grown considerably. It has grown from an adventure tour operator to the largest private travel and hospitality group in Vietnam. The group has three main sectors of activity: hotels (ownership and operation of Victoria Hotels & Resorts, ÊMM Hotels & Resorts, Emeraude Cruises, L’ Azalée Cruises and the Spice Viet restaurant chain), travel agency online (iVIVU.com) and Holiday Experiences (providing tourism services under brands such as PEAK Vietnam as well as scenic and charter flight services). Each year, the Group hosts more than 200,000 customers in its own hotels and manages more than a million transactions on the iVIVU platform.
Trip.com Group a rapidly growing global online travel agency, is seeking expansion opportunities in the European market.
In Turkey, Turkish association of travel agencies TURSAB and Peruvian Salkantay Trekking, a leading tour operator specializing in hiking and adventure tours to Machu Picchu, will also make their first appearance.
Greece still present
Adding to the importance of Greece’s participation, the new Minister of Tourism, Olga Kefalogianni, will be present to actively promote the destination and will attend the Ministers’ Summit at the World Travel Market in association with UNWTO and WTTC on Monday 6 November at the WTM in London. 2023.
In the technological zone
Attendees can meet new technology exhibitors like Vertical Leap, a search marketing agency, and flywire, a payments specialist who has previously exhibited at WTM Africa and is now making its debut at WTM London.