Over 51,000 attendees at World Travel Market London all have an interest in the global travel trade. Both visitors and exhibitors represent a wide variety of companies and sectors operating in the travel industry.
Who attends WTM London?
Almost 5,000 exhibiting companies take part at World Travel Market London to showcase their destinations, products and services. They use this as a platform to meet and negotiate business with visitors attending the show. Exhibitor stands are represented by a variety of companies operating in different tourism sectors.
Exhibitors represent a number of product sectors at World Travel Market, which can be categorised below:
Bed & Breakfast/Guest House
City Convention Bureau
City Tourism Organisation
Conference & Meeting Venue
Destination Management Company
Event Management Company
Event Support Services
Ground Handling Supplier
Inbound/Receiving Tour Operator
Individual 5*/5* Deluxe/6* Hotel
Luxury Hotel Chain
Marketing Services Agency
National Tourism Organisation
Outbound Tour Operators
Private Gaming Reserve
Professional Conference Organiser
Regional Tourism Organisation
Special Interest Tours
Suppliers and Services
Tourist Attraction & Entertainment
Over 30,000 visitors attend World Travel Market London to network and negotiate with exhibiting companies and other show attendees. Visitors can apply for different badge types depending on their industry or reason for attending the show. These give different benefits outlined below.
Travel trade professionals attend WTM to meet new and existing contacts, gain industry insight and keep up to date with the latest travel trends. These types of attendees make up almost half of all visitors.
WTM Buyers’ Club
Key industry buyers attend the event to source products from exhibitors. These are senior industry leaders who look to discuss business opportunities, network with exhibitors and sign contracts.
A Ministerial programme runs in association with the UNWTO each year at World Travel Market London. Over 70 tourism Ministers attend each year, taking part in the Ministers summit and other networking events.
3,000 members of the international media attend each year to report on the latest stories and keep up to date with the industry. Press include bloggers, journalists and consumer media, and have access to the International Media Centre, which holds the official press conferences and interview wall.
University students interested in the tourism industry are invited to attend the WTM Career in Travel programme. This includes access to our premier student travel conference, and gain expert career advice from prospective employers.
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