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Article from BTNews 1 NOVEMBER 2021

World Travel Market starts today

Today ExCeL London will for the first time since November 2019 host a physical World Travel Market (WTM) running through until Wednesday.  A virtual version takes place the week after on 8-9 November.

WTM is a barometer of the world travel industry and a true global event.  Exhibitors from more than 100 countries are confirmed, while buyers are coming from 141 countries and regions

The UNWTO, WTTC and WTM Minister’s Summit will welcome more than 30 Tourism Ministers, including the UK Government Tourism Minister, Nigel Huddleston.

Simon Press, WTM London Exhibition Director, said: “It has been heartening to see the surge in exhibitor confirmations and visitor registrations over the past few weeks as the easing of restrictions has given more delegates confidence to travel.

“There is substantial pent-up demand for travel in 2022, so it’s crucial to gain a competitive advantage by doing business, networking and learning about key trends and best practice.

“WTM London will be the largest gathering of travel industry professionals in the world since the pandemic began so it will be the perfect platform for recovery in 2022.”

In common with other events recently held at ExCeL London visitors will be scrutinised.  This will need to be one of the following:

  • Proof of completion of a full course of vaccination two weeks prior to arrival which can be found on one’s personal NHS app.
  • Proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test or PCR result taken within 48hrs of arrival.
  • Proof of natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for Covid-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and completion of the self-isolation period

See also Cruz and O'Leary at WTN in this week's BTN.

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