World Travel Market London 2015 is giving travel and tourism students the chance to talk to potential employees as part of its ITT Future You program.
It is the sixth time that the Institute of Travel and Tourism has hosted its Future You event at the world’s leading event for the travel industry. It is one of the most attended sessions, attracting 600 people last year.
The “career networking” initiative is new for 2015. The time for students to talk to travel firms will be freed up by shorter presentations and speeches.
The companies that are taking part are: Real Gap, STA Travel, Hilton Worldwide, SKAL/Heathrow Academy and Global Spirit.
Real Gap, a gap year and student travel specialist, will be offering one student two week’s work experience at its head office, while representatives from Hilton will also be talking work experience opportunities.
The programme will be moderated by Danny Waine, CEO, Perfect Weddings Abroad.
The keynote speech comes from Hilton Worldwide Director of Talent Acquisition Europe, Middle East and Africa Rob Zajko.
He will share insight from one of the world’s leading hotel chains on the opportunities in the travel and hospitality sector.
The ITT Future You will also showcase this year’s TTG 30 Under 30 Tomorrow’s Travel Leaders. One person on the list is Blue Chip Holidays Head of Product Development Sam Wrigglesworth. He will share his experiences with a specific slant on the challenges he faced and how he overcame them.
World Travel Market London, Senior Director, Simon Press said: “We are proud that WTM London is actively involved in helping the current crop of travel and tourism students to get the most out of the course and help them to find work in the industry.
“The career networking is an exciting new development for the Future You event, and it’s a great chance for students to sit down and talk to travel firms who are interested in bringing through exciting new talent.”
Students interested in attending need to register to attend WTM.
The ITT Future You programme takes place on Thursday, 5 November from 11.00am – 1.00pm in the Platinum Suites 3-4.
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 part of Reed travel Exhibitions, the leading events organizer in the travel industry, and is owned by the world’s leading events organiser Reed Exhibitions.
Reed Travel Exhibitions
Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading provider of exhibitions in the travel and tourism industry. Its wide-ranging portfolio of events around the globe covers leisure travel, luxury travel, meetings, incentives and business travel, as well as golf, ski and spa travel.
RTE, which organises more than 22 events around the world, includes three divisions; World Travel Market, IBTM Events and International Luxury Travel Market.
RTE is a business unit of 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.