The Travel Tech Show at WTM, the largest dedicated travel technology event in the UK, continues to play a vital role in the growth of the travel industry, this year hosting a range of new companies within the New Exhibitor Pavilion.
The Travel Tech Show at WTM, which takes place between the 2 – 5 November at ExCeL London, was launched in 2013 following the phenomenal success of the travel technology region at WTM and two years on it has grown by more than 20%.
More than £100 million of new business was generated for exhibitors at The Travel Tech Show at WTM 2014, with the show attracting almost 11,300 attendees who were interested in purchasing technology, a huge 8.3% increase on 2014 (10,418).
The New Exhibitor Pavilion, which is this year sponsored by Octorate, the cloud based all-in-one hotel booking Software Company, welcomes more than 14 new exhibitors including leading customer service and customer experience tools – SDL and Virtual Service Solutions AG.
Also making a debut is iPortfolio Inc, a company which have created a guidebook app called Travalloon, the world’s first smart travel contents platform hosting enhanced e-Guidebooks, Video clips, and a traveller’s social network for Web, Android, and iOS.
ButlerPad, a market leading virtual concierge application that provides guests with the ability to communicate with hotel departments will also be take space within the New Exhibitor Pavilion. This new technology allows travellers to place orders, make reservations or ask a question all from the comfort of their own smartphone, tablet or PC.
Fabrizio Scuppa, Managing Director of Information Technologies, Octorate explained: “Octorate hopes to meet with accommodation providers and destinations from around the world, and is looking forward to attending the wide variety of networking events that run alongside the Travel Tech Show at WTM. I have no doubt the four days will be extremely productive for us”.
A number of existing exhibitors have re-signed for the Travel Tech Show at WTM 2015 including; TripAdvisor CodeGen, Illusions Online, Pegasus Solutions, Comtec, Open Destinations, Digital Trip Ltd, eMax Revenue and eviivo.
Tellink, the leading roaming provider, will be exhibiting for the third year running to promote their unique traveller SIM card to global tour operators and travel agents.
Jo Marshall, The Travel Tech Show at WTM Sales Manager said: “The growth of the Travel Tech Show at WTM has been phenomenal and the variety and quality of new exhibitors joining the event reinforces the decision to make it a stand-alone event in its own right.
“The Travel Tech Show at WTM offers travel and hospitality technology suppliers the perfect platform to promote their products.”
About World Travel Market London
WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend four-day business-to-business exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry.
Almost 51,500 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press, embark on ExCeL – London every November to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends at WTM.
WTM London, now in its 36th year, is the event where the travel industry conducts and concludes its deals. WTM 2014 will generate around £2.5 billion of travel industry contracts.
WTM London is part of Reed Travel Exhibition’s World Travel Market events, which also includes Arabian Travel Market, World Travel Market Latin America and World Travel Market Africa. www.wtmworld.com
World Travel Market Events
World Travel Market is comprised of the leading leisure travel events in the world; World Travel Market London, WTM Latin America in Sao Paulo, WTM Africa in Cape Town and Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.
New events for 2016 are WTM connect Asia and WTM connect China, which join WTM connect Ski and International Golf Travel Market. These unique one-to-one events are targeted at leisure and niche travel markets, allowing exhibitors to exclusively meet with elite hosted buyers.
The World Travel Market events are attended by the global travel and tourism industry’s senior executives to conduct business deals and discover the latest research, insight and opinion.
In 2014, the World Travel Market events facilitated around $7 billion in industry deals from negotiations between the more than 15,000 buyers, 9,500 exhibitors (1,500 main stand holders and 8,000 stand sharers) in attendance of its four events.
WTM is owned by the world’s leading events organiser Reed Exhibitions.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2014 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.