First time visitors
Why should I attend?
We run our event every year to help you gain insight into how the industry will look in the future, share innovations, and create endless business opportunities over the course of three days.
The conference programme is created with you in mind. You will hear from top industry leading speakers, entrepreneurs, and leadership figures from a variety of sectors such as wellbeing, aviation, halal tourism, and technology. You’ll also find practical tips and simple innovations from exhibitors and new products being showcased exclusively at WTM.
One of the key reasons why so many travel professionals return year after year is because of the valuable business connections they make.
Our top 10 tips when visiting WTM for the first time
Wear comfortable shoes
Yes, it seems simple enough but comfort is key when walking around our venue.
Print and bring your badge to avoid the queues
If you print the e-badge that is emailed to you and bring it along with you, you can skip all the queues and go straight into the show.
Pick up a Route Planner and an Event Guide
These will be your guide and your manual onsite. The Route Planner will help you map out the show and get full details of all of the conferences and sessions taking place, and the Event Guide will have the full details of all the Exhibitors at the show, including their contact details, so this is a great way to look them up later.
Plan your day
The best way to get the most out of WTM is to plan your day prior to the event. If you check back on our website you will see a full list of all the conferences, seminars, and press conferences, so you can plan your time around which ones you want to attend. You can also find a full exhibitor list and their stand number in case you want to pay them a visit at the show.
Remember to come and talk to us if you need help!
We have two main info points in the middle of the Concourse outside Hall 3 and Hall 5. If you need help with anything, come and ask us, we’re happy to help!
Do your research and discover what’s around the venue
Visit our help page to find exclusive accommodation deals, find the best places to eat and plan your journey.
Network, network, and network some more
We don’t need to tell you, the best way to communicate is face to face, and WTM is known for creating life-long business connections. Take this opportunity to make time for good old networking. Introduce yourself to people at the show, remember they are all in the same boat, and chat to them about your company and ways you want to improve your business. Make sure you take plenty of business cards that include your social media handles.
Pick up a bag and fill it with goodies
We have some great re-usable bags on bag trees dotted along the concourse. Make sure you pick up a bag to hold all your publications, leaflets, pens, or any other freebies you can get your hands on.
Use our official hashtags
Not only is it a great way to be a part of the huge WTM community, but also it gives you that extra visibility amongst your peers and is a good way to meet new people.
And last but not least… Introducing Travel Forward
Meet innovative technology and solution providers showcasing the next generation in travel tech. Travel Forward offers a cutting-edge conference programme with inspiring presentations and case studies from elite industry leaders. Don’t miss the Startup Showcase featuring innovations from some of the brightest minds in the travel & hospitality industry.
Browse through our Exhibitor Directory to see who will be attending WTM London.
About the show
Why WTM London? Find out more about WTM London and what you can expect.