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Tourism, Restaurant, Catering & Hospitality Industries, Incentive Travel
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WTM London – Update

WTM London 2023 will be a face-to-face exhibition at ExCeL London. The event will take place between 06.11.2023 and 08.11.2023. The event venue will not be fitted with Covid-19 preventative steps due to the removal of the country's pandemic-related restrictions. This includes the ones affecting travelling to and from the UK.


World Travel Market London – WTM London for short – is one in a network of events that services the tourism and travel industries. The international exhibition exists since 1980 and has grown to be a central meeting point for companies, buyers, and professionals in the travel sector. It’s also a valuable business to business for the discovery of new destinations and contract negotiation. The WTM brand has events in São Paulo, Cape Town and Dubai. One of the biggest strengths of the exhibition is the emphasis on every link in the value chain – destinations, tour operators, hotels, airlines, technology and online travel services. All this is available in one place, which makes it impossible to miss. The holiday opportunities and travel services on display are diverse, from bus tours and airport services to spa vacations and cruises.


WTM London is one of the biggest moments for the tourist industry in the UK and is scheduled to take place in London in early November. The annual trade fair runs for a total of three days and is open to only industry professionals. Reed Exhibitions acts in the capacity of the official organiser and the event itself is based in ExCeL London. The first day is reserved for invitation-only guests, and working hours are from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm. The next two days begin at 10:00 am and conclude at 6:00 pm. Now let’s touch on transportation. You won’t need to rent a car for WTM London, since ExCeL London is well serviced by the city’s infrastructure. Visitors are spoiled for choice between the overground train system, the metro, and the DLR. You always have a quick way to commute to the exhibition grounds.

What Are People Saying?

“We consider WTM to be one of the best and most reliable sources of new business contacts in the travel industry,” - Mr Burioni, CEO, Emilia Romagna Tourism Board

“Ajman Tourism Development Department has greatly benefited from our years of participation at WTM London. We continue to meet our objectives of establishing long-term partnerships and signing memorandums of understanding with key tourism stockholders from around the globe,” - Mr Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director General, Ajman Tourism Development Department

“WTM London 2019 was unquestionably a great success. We are delighted to have been able to facilitate the business and creative connections of 50,000 attendees, exhibitors, buyers, and media to form the future of the travel industry. By welcoming almost 80 Tourism Ministers and increasing the quality of Buyers’ Club members at the event this year, it proves that WTM London is not only the event where ideas arrive, but where decisions are made,” - Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, WTM London

Audience & Statistics

WTM London operates on an impressive scale, and it’s safe to say it opens exhibitors to the rest of the world. There are 5000 exhibitors and destinations at any given edition and the audience is even bigger reaching 50,000 trade visitors and counting. All in all, 182 countries are represented in total – with destinations including Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and Seychelles. That’s just scratching the surface. The Buyer’s Club enjoys a roster of 9000 senior buyers with a big purchasing power and business negotiations are on the table. Visitors come from 38 sectors in total, which include cruise lines, airlines, hotels, meeting venues, event management companies, reservations companies, tour operators, heritage sites, golf resorts and luxury hotel chains. The list is long. There are also motivational speakers, entrepreneurs, leadership figures, journalists, and even students.


WTM London generates a lot of foot traffic, which translates to high demand for hotel rooms in London, UK. Maximize your experience as an exhibitor at the event and calibrate your online hotel booking for WTM London to your specific needs. Trade Fair Trips ltd taps into a wide network of hotels and guest houses in London and what’s better we can send you the best hotel deals in just one business day. Trade Fair Trips ltd accommodates budgets of all sizes because we believe work travel should be affordable at every price point. Cut down on costs and book a gorgeous hotel near ExCeL London in no time. We are also here to assist with logistics. Have us book your meeting facilities in advance or put together your exhibition stand. Trade Fair Trips ltd handles all aspects of your business trip with great care and does it at a fair price.

Past Editions of WTM London


WTM London 2021 took place from November 1st to November 3rd, 2021. The event featured a live exhibition as well as a complimentary digital trade show. ExCeL London, which was outfitted with the latest and strictest Covid-19 safety precautions, hosted the expo. Social distancing and the necessity that participants present 3G papers before entering the venue were among the implemented measures. Despite the ongoing pandemic, 4000 buyers, 110 expert speakers and around 1000 exhibitors attended the event. Over 140 countries were represented among the participants.

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How to get to WTM LONDON
On foot
On foot:

from London City Airport is 20 min walk

from the Central Station on 37 Wharfdale Rd - N/A

By car
By car:

from London City Airport is only 7 min car ride

from the Central Station on 37 Wharfdale Rd is 41 min drive to the venue

By public transport
By public transport:

from London City Airport (Stop J) tale bus 473 for 2 stops to Prince Regent Bus Station (Stop T) = 9 min total

from the King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station take the yellow line in direction Edgware Road to Tower Hill station. From there walk to Tower Gateway station and take the green line in direction Beckton for 10 stops to Prince Regent station. In 3 min walk you will arrive at Olympia London. (total = 51 min)

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