World Travel Market London 2015, the leading global event for the travel industry, will unveil an array of research in to a variety of sectors within the global travel industry when it opens its doors between Monday 2 – Thursday 5 November.
WTM London is the place to discover the latest trends and forecast with a number of bespoke reports by a plethora of leading research organisations including Mintel, Euromonitor International and Phocuswright.
The first piece of research to be unveiled is the World Travel Market Industry Report at 10.30am in Platinum Suite 5 and 6. The report polls both the global travel industry and 1,000 UK holidaymakers, and gives an insight into the conversations taking place on the WTM London exhibition floor.
In the same room at 1.30pm the WTM Global Trends Report, in association with Euromonitor International, press conference takes place, outlining a trend for every geographical region of the industry alongside one for technology and global brands. The trade session takes place on Tuesday 12pm Platinum Suite 1. The WTM Global Trends Report is this year celebrating its 10th edition.
At 2pm on the first day of WTM London, Phocuswright will outline the key trends in travel technology on the Global Stage.
The second day of WTM (Tuesday 3 November) includes exclusive research from the Global Passenger Survey by Ink, the world leader in travel media. Ink has worked with over 40 airlines to create and deliver the survey, which takes the form of an online passenger survey promoted on airline print and digital platforms.
The findings will form the backbone of an aviation debate, chaired by WTM consultant John Strickland, which takes place in Platinum Suite 1 at 10.30am.
Also at 10.30am in South Gallery Rooms 13/14 exclusive research on the family holiday market will be unveiled by SOUK. Changes in UK pension legislation and the dissolving ‘generation gap’ are behind a trend for more parents to take holidays with their children during and after their university years.
Wednesday 4 November kicks off with the unveiling of the first-ever global lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender survey. Out Now founder Ian Johnson will present the findings in South Gallery Room 21/22 at 10.30am.
In the afternoon, leading research company Mintel will present international data on consumers’ appetite for – and attitudes to – travel and also look forward to the global demographic and technological changes that will shape what people want from their holidays in the future. The session takes place in Platinum Suite 1 at 12.30pm and is the first time Mintel has had a dedicated session at WTM London.
World Travel Market, Portfolio Conference Manager, Charlotte Sutton, said: “More than 9,000 WTM London delegates attend the 100 sessions of the conference programme, with the latest and most up-to-date research the key attraction.
“With this in mind, WTM London 2015’s programme is packed full of sessions unveiling new and exclusive research and data. This year sees the 10th edition of WTM Global Trends Report, in association with Euromonitor International. Furthermore, I am delighted to be able to welcome new research partners including Mintel and Ink.”
About World Travel Market
World Travel Market, 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 52,000 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, 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.
World Travel Market is part of Reed Travel Exhibition’s WTM portfolio, which also includes Arabian Travel Market, World Travel Market Latin America and World Travel Market Africa. www.wtmworld.com
The World Travel Market Portfolio is comprised of the leading leisure travel events in the world; World Travel Market in London, WTM Latin America in Sao Paulo, WTM Africa in Cape Town and Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.
The WTM Portfolio’s 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 WTM Portfolio 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.
WTM Portfolio is part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, which is owned by the world’s leading events organiser Reed Exhibitions (RE).
In 2014, RE held more than 500 events in 40 countries bringing together more than six million people from around the world generating billions of dollars in business.