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Exhibitors from all continents for WTM London

Over 20 travel companies from Sri Lanka

More than 65 countries will be represented by exhibitors from across the globe next month at WTM London – the leading global event for the travel industry.

Thousands of delegates will converge on ExCeL London from November 1 to 3 for the physical event, and – thanks to an innovative new hybrid format – there will be a virtual event on 8-9 November.

Regions that rely heavily on tourism are well represented, such as the Indian Ocean – with exhibitors from the likes of Sri Lanka, Maldives – and the Caribbean.

Over 20 travel companies from Sri Lanka will attend the event this year.

With travel restrictions around the world easing and consumer confidence growing each day, the number of confirmed exhibitors attending the live event continues to grow – reflecting the ambitious plans from trade professionals around the world to reconnect, rebuild and innovate.

Exhibitors represent a wide range of tourism companies and organisations, including tourist boards, hotel chains, cruise lines, DMCs and major attractions, and many will host partners on their stands, to support smaller enterprises.

Europe leads the way, with representatives from almost 30 countries attending as exhibitors, from major destinations such as France, Greece and Spain and smaller ones, such as Sardinia, Armenia and Gibraltar.

Another 38 countries from further afield will be represented – from major destinations such as the US and India, and smaller, niche exhibitors representing businesses and tourist organisations in the likes of the Falklands, Galapagos and Iran.

Alongside popular tourism hotspots, the USA Pavilion will welcome 15 partners, including Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin, The Louisiana Office of Tourism, Memphis Tourism and Visit Mississippi. Visit Florida, LAS Vegas and NYC & Company will also be exhibiting as well as Cruise America, one of Canada & America’s most popular RV companies.

Every continent is featured, with exhibitors from countries in Central and South America such as Peru and Guatemala; from African nations such as Tanzania and South Africa and North Africa, Egypt, from Asia, such as Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Emerging destinations will be represented at WTM London, such as Japan and its capital, which are keen to capitalise on the legacy of the hugely popular Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, Sheo Shekhar Shukla, will lead a high-powered delegation at WTM London, showcasing the state’s eco-tourism, culture and regenerative tourism initiatives.

Meanwhile, Karnataka will highlight its culture, wildlife, beaches, wellness tourism, monuments and temples.

(SS)

 


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