WTM to kick off on 6 Nov

WTM London, one of the most significant events in the global travel and tourism industry, brings together experts from around the world on 6 November.

TT Bureau

WTM London 2023, being organised in association with UNWTO and WTTC, will kick off with a significant event, the Ministers’ Summit on 6 November. In its 17th year, the summit has become a pivotal gatherinZ, attracting dignitaries from across the globe to engage in discussions and ratify crucial tourism agreements. This year, the summit has been moved to day one of the WTM London event, underscoring its growing significance within the global travel and tourism industry.

Furthermore, on the same day, attendees can anticipate the unveiling of WTM’s latest research initiative ‘WTM Presents…A Global Travel Outlook’. This session promises to offer invaluable insights into the evolving landscape of travel, as delegates will be presented with the newly developed WTM Global Travel Report. Supported by esteemed researchers from Oxford Economics, the presentation will shed light on the shifting preferences of travellers, emerging destinations, and evolving travel behaviours and trends that will shape the industry in 2024 and beyond.

On 7 November, a diverse range of engaging sessions will be organised. The Diversity & Inclusion Summit (D&I) takes centre stage, addressing the compelling reasons behind a travel business performing better with diverse workforces and emphasizing the critical role of inclusivity in shaping leisure travel strategies. One notable session within this summit will feature Darren Edwards, a record-breaking disabled adventurer, who will delve into the issue of disability stigma and explore strategies for businesses to overcome subconscious biases.

Simultaneously, the Technology Summit will offer a series of sessions. Brooke Gilbertson, International Conference Manager, WTM London, said, “We couldn’t be more pleased with the great line-up of speakers and panellists headlining at this year’s event. For those seeking a macro view of the travel industry and a deeper understanding of the forces shaping it, WTM London 2023 is a must-attend show.”


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