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Simon Press Senior exhibition director, WTM


exhibitors and WTM Buyers’ Club members to have business negotiations and sign contracts. With that in mind, a speed networking session takes place


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today – it is designed to give exhibitors and WTM Buyers’ Club members a chance to discuss post-WTM deals. There’s so much going on today, I don’t where to start. WTM


Bloggers’ Speed Networking is returning after a successful debut last year. The number of bloggers at WTM is rising every year and the speed networking is a further expansion of a highly popular programme. Exhibitors have expressed a desire to engage better with bloggers, so I am expecting a packed session at Entrance S11


“A speed networking session takes place today – a chance to discuss post-WTM deals”


at 10.30am. After the success of last year’s event, we’ve expanded it to 100 bloggers over 90 minutes. Today also includes social media and blogging sessions with


many taking place on the exhibition floor and exhibitor stands. Finally, I hope you have all had a successful WTM London 2015


and hope to see you all again at one of the WTM Portfolio’s events in 2016: WTM Latin America (March 29-31); WTM Africa (April 6-8); Arabian Travel Market (May 4-7). There are also two new events for 2016: WTM connect Asia


(May 18-20) and China (May 23-25). And, of course, back here next year at ExCeL, London, November 7-9, for the new-look WTM London 2016.


Keep up to date with all the action by following the official WTM updates on Twitter at @WTM_London, or follow #wtm15


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elcome to the final day of World Travel Market London 2015, the last chance for


04 NEWS.


04 News: Catch up with all the latest news from across the show floor 18What’s on today... Your guide to the best sessions and top stands, including the Holidays Matter Conference and Bloggers Speed Networking 28 Technology: Duetto’s Michael McCartan reports on the sweeping changes in the hotel sector, including TripAdvisor’s foray into bookings and rate parity collaboration 30 Future You: TTG Media’s 30 Under 30 take part in the Future You conference – find out more about our high fliers 34WTM portfolio: Learn about Reed Travel Exhibitions’ year-round programme of global and regional events for the travel and tourism industry 36 Family Holiday Association: Ahead of today’s Holidays Matter conference (organised by the Family Holiday Association), three of the event’s speakers share their thoughts, including VisitScotland’s Lee McRonald


40 TTG GLOBAL.


40 International round-up: Learn more about the global network of TTG Media’s partners, including TTG Czech Republic, TTG Russia and TTG Mena, plus there’s news of the upcoming TTG Baltics, and TTG Greece and Cyprus portals and a handy contacts list


43WRT AWARDS.


43World Responsible Tourism Awards: Full round-up of the winners of this year’s awards, which are now in their 12th year and getting tougher to judge, according to panel chair Harold Goodwin – evidenced by the fact that there are joint gold winners in four of the 12 categories


54GALLERY.


54 Celebrity round-up: There are always famous faces on show at WTM London. Catch this year’s top spots and see if you recognise those from previous years


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