WTM Portfolio Opens Registration For Events In Latin America, Africa and Middle East

WTM Portfolio Opens Registration For Events In Latin America, Africa and Middle East

Three leading travel industry exhibitions in the World Travel Market portfolio of events are expected to set new records in April for visitor numbers and trade deals. Registration is now open for the trio of events: World Travel Market Latin America, World Travel Market Africa and Arabian Travel Market.

The events expect to attract more delegates and facilitate more business deals than ever before, following on from the success of World Travel Market London 2016 which saw a record £2.8 billion in deals agreed amongst a joint-high 51,500 delegates. The WTM portfolio of events facilitates more than $7 billion in industry contracts

Looking forward to its fifth edition is WTM Latin America (4-6 April), which will feature more than 700 exhibiting companies.

It takes place in São Paulo, Brazil, and incorporates the Braztoa Business Event. WTM Latin America generates more than US$370 million in new business in 2016 and will host more than 6,500 tourism professionals.

Lawrence Reinisch, Director at WTM Latin America, said: “With more exhibitors and buyers taking part in 2017, we will undoubtedly have a record number of participants.”

To register for WTM Latin America, please click here.

Next up is WTM Africa; launched in 2014 it attracts almost 5,000 travel industry professionals.

This year’s event will again take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 19-21 April. Chardonnay Marchesi, General Manager at WTM Africa, said: “We are Africa’s leading and only B2B exhibition for inbound and outbound Africa travel and tourism markets.

“Last year we saw visitor numbers up by about 20% and this year will see a host of enhancements and must-attend sessions, so we anticipate more growth in 2017.”

To register for WTM Africa, please click here.

WTM Africa will be followed by Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the leading international travel and tourism event in the Middle East, on 24-27 April. ATM attracts almost 40,000 industry professionals, agreeing deals worth US$2.5 billion over four days.

The upcoming 24th edition of ATM will showcase more than 2,500 exhibiting companies across 12 halls at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Simon Press, Senior Director, Arabian Travel Market, said: “This year’s ATM will be the largest in its 24-year history.

“Last year we saw a 7% year-on-year rise in visitor numbers with more than 28,000 trade visitors attending the show, and this year the signs are we will again break records for visitor numbers and the value of deals agreed.”

To register for Arabian Travel Market, please click here.

For more information on World Travel Market, please visit the website at: http://wtmafrica.com/

For more information or any media related questions relating to WTM Africa, please contact RedLip PR:

   Robyn Elford

+27 83 460 5751

Casey van Niekerk
+27 82 214 7582


About World Travel Market
World Travel Market (WTM) portfolio comprises of six leading B2B events across four continents generating more than $7bn of industry deals. The six events are;

WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend three-day exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. Around 51,500 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media embark on ExCeL – London every November generating around £2.8 billion of travel industry contracts. http://london.wtm.com/. Next event: 6-8 Nov 2017.

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) is the leading international travel and tourism event in the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. ATM attracts around 40,000 industry professionals, agreeing deals worth US$2.5bn over the four days. http://arabiantravelmarket.wtm.com/. Next event: 24-27 April 2017.

World Travel Market Latin America now in its fifth edition, attracts about 9,000 unique senior executives. The event generates US$ 370 million of new business. Taking place in Sao Paulo Brazil, this show attracts a global audience to meet and shape the direction of the travel industry. More than 5,900 unique visitors attend the event to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry news. http://latinamerica.wtm.com/. Next event: 4-6 April 2017.

World Travel Market Africa launched in 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. Nearly 5,000 travel industry professionals attend Africa’s leading inbound and outbound travel and tourism market. WTM Africa delivers a proven mix of hosted buyers, media, pre-scheduled appointments, on-site networking, evening functions and invited travel trade visitors. http://africa.wtm.com/ Next event: 19-21 April 2017.

WTM Connect Asia facilitates more than 1,800 quality meetings bringing together pre-qualified Chinese, South East Asian and international travel buyers with suppliers of South East Asian and international travel product. The event’s pod format allows for an exclusive one-to-one ratio closed community experience for exhibitors and Hosted Buyers who do business in and around South East Asia. http://connectasia.wtm.com/. Next event 17-19 May 2017 –Penang, Malaysia.

International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) now in its 20th edition, is the meeting place for the global B2B golf travel community. More than 600 golf tourism suppliers join 350 pre-qualified buyers and 100 international press for four days of unmissable pre-scheduled appointments, exclusive networking opportunities and invaluable industry and trend updates. Taking place in a different destination every year, IGTM brings together 1,400 golf tourism professionals from over 65 countries. http://igtm.wtm.com/. Next event: 11-14 Dec 2017 – Cannes.

You can take advantage of this offer in one of two ways:

  1. Log on to the below link book your reservation and secure your SAA ticket. Simply enter the conference, Promo Code: WTM2017 to receive the discounted conference fares. http://www.flysaa.com/za/en/skinsHome.action?SKN=100126 Note: To see your discounted rate be sure to include the promo code in your search requirements. Prices will not show the discount until your flight is chosen and you click “continue”. The price will then update your SAA discount.
  2. Reserve your flights directly with South African Airways. Simply call your local SAA Offices, City Town Office or contact a dedicated help-line on +27 11 510 8475 (office hours: 07am – 19H00 on week days and 10H30 – 19H00 on weekends) or e-mail your request to globalmice@flysaa.com.
    Note: Refer to the Africa Travel Week 2017 authorisation code of: SA10087 to ensure the discounted event fares.

Please note the following:

  1. Fare discounts will be determined by the origin of travel, flight schedule, and whether travelling Business or Economy class.
  2. To benefit from these discounted rates, please use the reference number: SA10087.
  3. Bookings can also be made through SAA Offices, City Town Offices, and Call Centre to access the discounted airfares.
  4. Travel must take place between: 05 April 2017 – 07 May 2017.

How to redeem your voyager miles:

If you want to become part of the Africa Travel Week 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa and you are a Voyager member, why not make use of your Voyager Miles to book your ticket now? To make a booking using your Voyager Miles please logon onto event. https://www.flysaa.com/za/en/voyagerLogin.secured using your membership number and PIN to make your way to the event.



About WTM Africa

WTM Africa is a vibrant, culturally diverse, must attend business-to-business travel and tourism event, with a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to African and International travel professionals.

Join travel professionals from 77 countries and regions over three days in Cape Town, South Africa. WTM Africa is an international event providing a platform to showcase your products to serious buyers.


About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is a leading global player in the world of exhibitions and part of RELX Group, one of South Africa’s largest and most successful business events companies. Reed Exhibitions brings over 50 years of experience in developing, marketing, selling and organising exhibitions, events, conferences and meetings.

For more information, contact:

Robyn Elford – RedLip PR
+27 (0) 83 460 5751

Casey van Niekerk
+27 82 214 7582

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Taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, nearly 5000 travel industry professionals attend Africa’s leading and only business to business (B2B) exhibition for inbound and outbound Africa travel and tourism markets.

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