Biggest Travel Market In The World – Held annually at the ExCel, this major exhibition welcomes thousands of tourism visitors. What’s more, after a very busy year at Traverse, we’re excited to finally be meeting people and connecting with people in the industry again.
A few years ago, we polled our Twitter and Facebook groups to gather the best tips on how to find the most successful WTM creators and influencers. The tips consist of boots until you put down the hiking boards, so be sure to continue reading the partner blog post because it’s full of useful information.
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So, where can you find the Traverse WTM this year? What stalls, evenings, communities and event opportunities?
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Join the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) WTM press conference to hear the latest news and developments in Thailand as TAT announces a new marketing strategy for 2023.
TAT will also announce and award the seven winners of the 2022 Annual Thailand Tourism Awards for their outstanding contribution to sustainable tourism.
If you are able to join us (or a friend attending the show), please email [email protected] to secure your place and let us know of any food requirements for the packed lunch.
His Excellency the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities will reveal the latest news on tourism in Egypt in 2023 and there will be a buffet lunch from 12:15 p.m.
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Register your interest at the link below to ensure your details are shared before the event. This event will only be open to those who have done so.
Join us at the WTM Media Center to hear from Jordanian Minister of Tourism Nayef Hamidi Mohammed Al-Fayez and Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, Managing Director. The team will update with the latest news including the launch of another Wizz Air flight from London Luton to Amman.
Join us to hear how 50 years of tourism have shaped the Maldives we know today, followed by an update on the country’s plans for the future.
On Tuesday 8 November at 1pm, we will join Lotus and Sharjah for an event to review tourism developments in 2022 and announce new developments in 2023.
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We will also be joined by the Sharjah Foundation for the Arts as we have coffee and cakes to mingle ahead of WTM London 2022.
Antigua will be holding a small “happy hour” on Tuesday, November 8 at 4:00 p.m.
Don’t forget to register at the link below as places are limited and the Antigua team need to know who is coming.
Our last evening party after WTM London will be on November 9th with St. Christopher.
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Watch this space for more information on our amazing sponsors (St. Kitts) as well as what to expect on the night.
Please note that while we will pour some drinks for those who arrive early, we will not be serving food at this event. Food is available at the meditation site (and it’s a very good menu).
Places are available but limited for this event and there will be a guest list at the door so registration is essential. Please register only if you know you can attend the event. No performances need to be included in future events.
Be strategic in your meetings. WTM is large and can take a while to do part by part, especially if they are on opposite sides of Excel. When arranging meetings, try to think about where they are, for example, reserve the morning for European meetings and the afternoon for Asian meetings. Also, do not have more than two meetings per hour and try to allow time to breathe between them.
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Tell the world you’re here, tweet and use Instagram all day long. Use and check out #WTMLondon between now and during the event as it’s a great way to connect with other content creators and maybe get another meeting or connection with exhibitors.
Take lunch and snacks. Queues in restaurants are huge and you pay London prices for everything. Either eat early or have lunch late!
Join the WTM Creators Group on Facebook! It contains a lot of information about current events and advice for newbies.
Use this as an opportunity to build on the connections you’ve already made. It’s one place where you can almost guarantee you’ll be able to meet PRs and brands instead of spending days hosting meetings in their offices. And wear comfortable shoes!
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Don’t forget to have fun! WTM is a traveling show. As much as it is about business, it is also about travel and entertainment. Keep in mind that more than 180 countries are in one place, next to each other and have no borders, you can travel from country to country or even continent to continent without flying in 3 days. All these countries try to present their culture. Lots of fun activities, new technology and great food and drink await you. So this is a great opportunity to learn about different countries and have fun.
Follow the event hashtag on twitter to find out about special events. At the end of the last day there are festivals where some countries present their culture, food and drink. It’s a fun way to end the episode.
If this is your first WTM and you don’t have much experience with the brand, don’t feel the need to jump right in. Talk to them, be yourself, be a good person, be patient, share what you love and also learn, listen to your plans or the sign of the next year – it should be a two-way conversation and not about you. WTM is a great place to get an idea of where tourism is going – so you can develop products or story ideas that could become future campaigns. Build these relationships and sooner or later your efforts will pay off! Plus, like everyone else here has said – have fun!
Always be strategic about the evening events you attend. They are usually spread all over London so if you are not careful you can spend most of the night traveling around the city to get through them. Choosing one or maximum two will allow you to spend quality time with each.
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WTM can take you out of service after one day or all three days. Draft follow-up emails using media tools ready to send to contacts. Remember that many exhibitors may be in London for several days after WTM for meetings with partners and clients, so don’t rush to email on Thursday or Friday. Keep your email short and send it early next week (Tuesday). We find that contacts respond better when we do this.
Do your research and know your audience. Before organizing a meeting or even attending, make sure you know the destination, NTO or goals and plans for the future.
Press conferences are a great place to network with both PR and local companies. They also give you great insight into what your destination’s priorities are for the next year(s), making it easier to plan your pitch.
If you’re only there for a few days, treat WTM as a whole travel experience. Be more open and independent. If you can’t make multiple appointments, walk around the shops and start a conversation like you would when traveling. Mix up your journey by cable car, ferry, tube and DLR to get to Excel. Take the initiative to throw parties and get-togethers that you wouldn’t normally attend. WTM is as much about chance encounters as it is about adapting to relationships. My first WTM I had a chance conversation with the travel editor sitting next to me and ended up working with him for six years.
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First, check the website and see where the tourist signs/boards you like to work on are. It’s a great place to make sure you see them first!
Find out what you want and what your values are. Arrange meetings with high-level warm contacts and then contact your offer. Quality over quantity, don’t waste time in many meetings to enjoy soaking in the action.
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Don’t get discouraged when it seems like every blogger you know is jumping from pre-scheduled meeting to pre-scheduled meeting! Opportunities can easily come from reaching out to random agents as well.
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Bring a charger because we all know iPhone battery life is terrible! Always take more than you think you need for business cards, I can guarantee you will run out!
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