History of the show

  • The history of World Travel Market London

    You can use the interactive timeline below to see the highlights of World Travel Market London over the past 38 years.

  • World Travel Market has grown beyond belief in the past four decades. 40 countries, 221 exhibitors and 9,000 trade visitors took part in the first ever WTM at London Olympia in 1980. Two moves (Earls Court in 1992 and ExCeL in 2002) and 37 years later, now WTM facilitates £2.5 billion in industry deals and has around 5,000 exhibitors from 182 countries and regions and more than 50,000 participants.

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