The World Travel Market London Guide

The World Travel Market London Guide

The World Travel Market London gets the UK and International travel industry together in ExCel (East London).

It's our Must-Attend trade fair and I'm looking each year to it. This year WTM is from 7 th till 9th November! That's one day less than previous years. Let's see how this will work out, as now all needs to be handled in a day less.

Here is our WTM Guide:

Finding Your Way Around WTM:

There are two big halls:

Northern Hall sections: Europe, UK & Ireland, Global Village and the Travel Tech Show

Southern Hall sections: Asia, America, Middle East and Africa

Both halls are directly opposite of each other, so that you can easily reach the different stands in only a couple of minutes. So no long walks or getting lost between meetings. Between both halls you'll find a long corridor with many opportunities to boost up your energy level with chocolate bars and coffee. There is also the Press Center and the Platinum Suite in this corridor.

At the back wall of the Northern Hall between Europe & UK / Ireland you'll find the Travel Tech Show. That's a place to watch out for, as that's where you'll find some good presentations. More about this later...  and by the way, the UK section was always separated from Europe at WTM and has nothing to do with the BREXIT.... just saying...  ;-)

At the back wall of the Southern Hall you'll find several rooms for further presentations. Those are on the first level. So walk through those doors and upstairs. If you walk downstairs, enjoy the sun (hopefully) and the view onto the River Thames.

 

Getting to the World Travel Market - WTM:

Traffic is usually chaotic in London, so plan in enough time to travel to ExCeL (1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London Docklands, E16 1XL). A good way to get there is by London Underground and DLR (Docklands Light Railway). The underground won't take you all the way to ExCel and sooner or later you have to change into the DLR. This is very well organized and there will be people directing you the right way. Get off at Custom House (West Entrance) or Prince Regent (East Entrance). London is a very busy city and it takes easily one hour (or more) to get from A to B.

Plan in enough time to arrive at ExCel!

 

WTM London App

It's definitely a good app to have and if it's only to find the stands and your way along.

But it got many more features:

·         Full Show Guide – All the information you need to get the most out of WTM London; Find exhibitors, products and the event schedule as well as useful local information
·         My Event – Sync your WTM London My Event and LinkedIn accounts, enrich your profile, view your meetings, add favourites, send messages, set reminders and take notes
·         Attendee Match – Want to meet like-minded people at WTM London? With attendee match we'll show you other visitors whose profile and preferences are similar to yours.
·         Around Me –In real time, view the profiles of people near you so you can see relevant networking opportunities. Around me makes this possible within designated networking areas.
·         Interactive 3D Map – An improved map and new route planning functionality will make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.
·         Sli.do – Participating in seminars and speaker sessions couldn't be easier. Get answers to your questions, participate in polls and stream speaker slides straight to your phone.
·         Join the conversation – Share your pictures and thoughts and see what other attendees are doing and saying in the WTM Live in-app community
 
Very strange is the access, data & resources it wants from your phone (contacts, camera, photos & media files). If you are happy to share those, download the app here: Android / IOS
 
 

Events, Presentations and Workshops Not to Miss:

Join our Travel Dudes & iambassador presentations:

Digital and Influencer marketing developments and trends
When: Wednesday (9 Nov 2016) 14:45 - 15:30
Where: WTM Inspire Theatre - EU475
wtmlondon.com/.../Digital-and-Influencer-marketing-developments-and-trends
 
How collaborations are shaping the new world of digital marketing in tourism
When: Wednesday (9 Nov 2016) 15:30 - 16:15
Where: WTM Inspire Theatre - EU475
wtmlondon.com/.../How-collaborations-are-shaping-the-new-world-of-digital-marketing-in-tourism
 
Digital Influence Unplanned
When: Wednesday (9 Nov 2016) 16:30 - 17:30
Where: WTM Inspire Theatre - EU475
wtmlondon.com/.../Digital-Influence-Unplanned

 
 

More events to attend:

San Marino travel influencer events:
San Marino Tourism will collaborate with Travel Dudes and iambassador to organise two events for travel influencers. Coffee, cake and networking! Join us and our San Marino friends for delicious San Marino cakes and find out more about the world’s oldest republic!
When: Monday, 7th November, 15:00 – 16:00  &  Tuesday, 8th November, 17:00 – 18:00
Where: San Marino Tourism Board stand (EU2065)

 

Monday:

Tackling the Toughest Issues Destinations Face with Doug Lansky
When: Monday (7th Nov 2016) 12:30 - 13:30
Where: WTM Inspire Theatre - EU475
wtmlondon.com/.../Tackling-the-Toughest-Issues-Destinations-Face-with-Doug-Lansky
 

WTM & Traverse Presents - Mobile and Live social media
When: Monday 13:45 - 14:30 (7 Nov 2016)
Where: WTM Inspire Theatre - EU475
wtmlondon.com/.../WTM-Traverse-Presents-Mobile-and-Live-social-media
 

WTM & Traverse Presents - YouTube and the Continuing Rise of Video
When: Monday 14:30 - 15:30 (7 Nov 2016)
Where: WTM Inspire Theatre - EU475
wtmlondon.com/.../WTM-Traverse-Presents-YouTube-and-the-Continuing-Rise-of-Video
Monday Evening:

Travel Massive (only with ticket)
When: Monday at 19:30 - 23:30
Where: Core Bar, Aldermary House, 10-15 Queen St, London EC4N 1TX
travelmassive.com/.../travel-massive-world-travel-market
 

Tuesday:

WTM & Traverse Presents - Personalisation for Bloggers and Brands
When: Tuesday 12:45 - 13:45 (8 Nov 2016)
Where: WTM Global Stage - AS950
wtmlondon.com/.../WTM-Traverse-Presents-Personalisation-for-Bloggers-and-Brands
 
WTM & Traverse Presents - Underestimating or Overestimating? Is Influencer Marketing a Gambling Game?
When: Tuesday 13:45 - 14:30 (8 Nov 2016)
Where: WTM Global Stage - AS950
wtmlondon.com/.../WTM-Traverse-Presents-Underestimating-or-Overestimating-Is-Influencer-Marketing-a-Gambling-Game
 
DTTT - Mastering Social First Content to Deliver an ROI on Social Media
When: Tuesday 14:45 - 16:15 (8 Nov 2016)
Where: WTM Global Stage - AS950
wtmlondon.com/.../Mastering-Social-First-Content-to-Deliver-an-ROI-on-Social-Media
 
WTM & Travel Perspective: Facebook - The future of storytelling
When: Tuesday 16:30 - 17:00 (8 Nov 2016)
Where: WTM Global Stage - AS950
wtmlondon.com/.../WTM-Travel-Perspective-Facebook-The-future-of-storytelling
 
WTM & Travel Perspective - Content in crisis: Independent blog or undisclosed advertising?
When: Tuesday 17:05 - 17:50 (8 Nov 2016)
Where: WTM Global Stage - AS950
wtmlondon.com/.../WTM-Travel-Perspective-Content-in-crisis-Independent-blog-or-undisclosed-advertising
 
WTM London Introducing - in association with Travel Perspective & London and Partners
When: Tuesday 17:50 - 18:30 (8 Nov 2016)
Where: WTM Global Stage - AS950
wtmlondon.com/.../WTM-London-Introducing-in-association-with-Travel-Perspective-London-and-Partners

 

Wednesday:

WTM Blogger's Speed Networking:
When: Wednesday (9 Nov 2016) at 10:00 - 11:30
Where: Platinum Suite 3 & 4
wtmlondon.com/.../WTM-Bloggers-Speed-Networking
 
DTTS - Bots, Automation & Messaging + VR Trends in Tourism
When: Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00 (9 Nov 2016)
Where: WTM Inspire Theatre - EU475
wtmlondon.com/.../Bots-Automation-Messaging-VR-Trends-in-Tourism
 
WTM & Travel Perspective - Social media in tourism masterclass
When: Wednesday 12:15 - 12:45 (9 Nov 2016)
Where: WTM Inspire Theatre - EU475
wtmlondon.com/.../WTM-Travel-Perspective-Social-media-in-tourism-masterclass
 
WTM & Travel Perspective - PANEL: Is Pokemon Go the best we can expect from augmented reality?
When: Wednesday 12:55 - 13:35 (9 Nov 2016)
Where: WTM Inspire Theatre - EU475
wtmlondon.com/.../WTM-Travel-Perspective-PANEL-Is-Pokemon-Go-the-best-we-can-expect-from-augmented-reality
 
WTM & Travel Perspective - The Best of Social Media 2016
When: Wednesday 13:45 - 14:30 (9 Nov 2016)
Where: WTM Inspire Theatre - EU475
wtmlondon.com/.../WTM-Travel-Perspective-The-Best-of-Social-Media-2016
 
Travel Dudes & iambassador - Digital and Influencer marketing developments and trends
When: Wednesday 14:45 - 15:30 (9 Nov 2016)
Where: WTM Inspire Theatre - EU475
wtmlondon.com/.../Digital-and-Influencer-marketing-developments-and-trends
 
iambassador - How collaborations are shaping the new world of digital marketing in tourism
When: Wednesday 15:30 - 16:15 (9 Nov 2016)
Where: WTM Inspire Theatre - EU475
wtmlondon.com/.../How-collaborations-are-shaping-the-new-world-of-digital-marketing-in-tourism
 
iambassador, Traverse & Travel Perspective - Digital Influence Unplanned
When: Wednesday 16:30 - 17:30 (9 Nov 2016)
Where: WTM Inspire Theatre - EU475
wtmlondon.com/.../Digital-Influence-Unplanned

Wednesday Evening:

Blogger World Cup 2016 (invite-only)
When: Wednesday at 18:30 - 10:30
Where: Bar Kick, 127 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE
eventbrite.co.uk/e/blogger-world-cup-2016-tickets-28839656188
 
 

Find all the WTM events here:

wtmlondon.com/en/events/events-programme/

 
 

WTM Tickets:

You need a ticket to attend WTM. There are different kind of tickets you could get:
- Buyer
- Trade
- Press
- Student
- Minister

Get it here: wtmlondon.com/registration