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WTM London and WTN New partnership: A Boost for SMEs

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The World Tourism Network and the World Travel Market London are now partners. Small and Medium size travel companies welcome this move.

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The World Tourism Network (WTN), an organization that represents the interests of tourism businesses around the world has become the latest official Association Partner of World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry, which returns to ExCeL London on 7-9 November 2022.

The World Tourism Network represents the voices of small and medium-sized travel and tourism businesses with cross-sector membership. Currently, the WTN network has members in 128 countries.

By bringing together private and public sector members on regional and global platforms, World Travel Market advocates for its members and provides opportunities for essential networking during the live WTM London event.

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Juliette Losardo, WTM

Juliette Losardo, WTM London Exhibition Director, said:

“The travel and tourism sector wouldn’t be what it is without the SME businesses that make up the World Tourism Network, and we’re delighted the organization has become an official WTM London Association Partner.”

, WTM London and WTN New partnership: A Boost for SMEs, eTurboNews | eTN

Juergen Steinmetz, Chairman of the World Tourism Network said:

, WTM London and WTN New partnership: A Boost for SMEs, eTurboNews | eTN
Juergen Steinmetz, WTN

“World Travel Market has shown resilience, has been setting trends, and demonstrated leadership throughout the COVID pandemic. World Tourism Network started the rebuilding travel discussion in March 2020. We’re excited to partner with WTM and invite our members to join us in London.”

World Travel Market (WTM) portfolio comprises leading travel events, online portals, and virtual platforms across four continents. The events are:

WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend three-day exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. The show facilitates business connections for the global (leisure) travel community. Senior travel industry professionals, government ministers, and international media visit ExCeL London every November, generating travel industry contracts.

Next live event: Monday 7 to 9 November 2022 at ExCel London

Arabian Travel Market (ATM), now in its 30th year, is the leading, international travel and tourism event in the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. ATM 2022 attracted over 23,000 visitors and hosted over 30,000 participants including 1,500 exhibitors and attendees from 150 countries, across 10 halls at Dubai World Trade Centre. Arabian Travel Market is part of Arabian Travel Week. #ATMDubai Next in-person event: Monday 1 to Thursday 4 May 2023, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai    

Arabian Travel Week is a festival of events taking place within and alongside Arabian Travel Market 2023. Providing a renewed focus for the Middle East’s travel and tourism sector, it includes ILTM Arabia, ARRIVAL Dubai, Influencers’ events and activations, ITIC, GBTA Business Travel Forums, as well as ATM Travel Tech. It also features the ATM Buyer Forums, ATM Speed Networking Events as well as a series of country forums.     

WTM Latin America takes place annually in the city of São Paulo and attracts around 20,000 tourism professionals during the three-day event. The event offers qualified content together with networking and business opportunities. In this ninth edition – there have been eight face-to-face events along with a 100% virtual one, which was held in 2021 – WTM Latin America continued to focus on effective business generation, and achieved the advance booking of six thousand meetings that were held between buyers, travel agents and exhibitors in 2022.    Next event: Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 April 2023 – Expo Center Norte, SP, Brazil

WTM Africa launched in 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.  In 2022, WTM Africa facilitated more than 7 thousand unique pre-scheduled appointments, an increase of more than 7% compared to 2019, and welcomed more than 6 thousand visitors (unaudited), the same number as in 2019.

Next event: Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 April 2023 – Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

About ATW Connect:  Africa Travel Week’s digital arm, is a virtual hub packed to the seams with interesting content, industry news and insights, and the opportunity to hear from experts on a variety of topics in our new monthly webinar series. All with the aim to keep all of us in the travel and tourism industry connected. ATW Connect focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel, and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology.

WTM Global Hub, is the new WTM Portfolio online portal created to connect and support travel industry professionals around the world. The resource hub offers the latest guidance and knowledge to help exhibitors, buyers and others in the travel industry face the challenges of the global coronavirus pandemic. WTM Portfolio is tapping into its global network of experts to create content for the hub.

About RX (Reed Exhibitions)

RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities, and organizations. We elevate the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products, and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.


RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 33,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. The market capitalization is approximately £33bn, €39bn, $47bn.**Note: Current market capitalization can be found at

About World Tourism Network

World Tourism Network is the long-overdue voice of small and medium-size travel and tourism businesses around the world. By uniting efforts, WTN brings to the forefront the needs and aspirations of small and medium-sized businesses and their Stakeholders in currently 128 countries. More information on WTN and how to become a member can be found at

About the author


Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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