20 European destinations confirmed

Exhibitors from nearly 20 European countries have signed up for WTM London, which will take place on the WTM Global Stage at ExCeL London from 1 – 3 November 2021, in order to seal  meaningful business deals.

Exhibitors from nearly 20 European countries have signed up for WTM London to seal   meaningful business deals as the world opens up for travel again.

One of the largest European contingents will be from Spain, including tourist boards representing various regions of Spain.Other major destinations include the national tourist boards from Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Tourism Ireland.

There are also exhibitors from France, Greece, Corfu, Malta, Holland, Brussels, Cyprus, Poland, Bulgaria, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Slovenia.

Dorota Wojciechowska, Polish National Tourist Office’s New UK and Ireland Director, said:“The Polish travel industry is inspired to make travel happen again and want to be a part of this year’s WTM. It’s vital for us to meet face-to-face with our British partners and renew our business relationships as we look to recover. We are looking forward to welcoming back all foreign tourists, particularly from the UK, we’ll be promoting our key cities and regions, along with Polish tour operators.”

Luis Araujo, President of Turismo de Portugal, said: “WTM is a fantastic opportunity to meet tour operators, media, buyers, and other delegates and promote Portugal’s diverse offering. Portugal and the Portuguese continue to have all the attributes and competencies that took us to the top, so the ambition remains: it is time to be, to leave the pause and press play, recalling the unique and emotional value of travelling.”

Jeroen Roppe, a spokesperson for visit.brussels, said the tourist board was exhibiting “to show the world that Brussels is open. We are eager to give our partners opportunities to meet clients.”Being at WTM London will enable stand partners to confirm contracts and make new contacts with professionals from around the world, Roppe added.

Darija Reic, Director at Croatian National Tourism Board – UK Representative office, said: “This year, we look forward to meeting with our travel trade partners, and potential new ones, and discussing ways of working together on making Croatia more attractive and accessible to UK travellers. A total of 4.3 million tourists visited Croatia in August 2021, which is an increase of 59% on 2020 and 86% of the result from August 2019. Our figures are being quite positive so far and I’m sure WTM London will help us promote Croatia even more”.

Simon Press, WTM London & Travel Forward Exhibition Director, said:

“We’re excited to welcome back so many European exhibitors at WTM as the travel industry rebuilds. They represent a wide cross-section of the trade, including tourist boards, hotel companies, destination management companies and more – all eager to create new partnerships and reaffirm existing relationships as we all prepare for recovery. Our exhibitor packages offer the best of both worlds as exhibitors will have a stand at ExCeL London as well as a global presence in the following week, so they can rebuild connections with established contacts and generate fresh leads from around the world.”


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