Travel Leaders Speak: UK Travel Markets – What to Expect in 2020

Travel Leaders Speak: UK Travel Markets – What to Expect in 2020

4 Nov 2019, 14:00 - 15:30

WTM Global Stage

This session will be a panel discussion, with four senior UK Travel Leaders from leading travel companies across all sectors, giving their understandings of what is currently driving the UK markets, Inbound and Outbound. 

Speakers will be asked to outline the key factors that have affected their travel sectors in 2019 and how the year has traded. They will then discuss the outcomes expected for 2020 and beyond.  Key issues will include consumer confidence in the UK and across the world, which types of holiday and which destinations are doing better/worse and why; the relationships with overseas partners both for outbound and inbound, currency values, and which destinations will benefit or not.  And of course Brexit, and the effect Brexit is having and will have on the markets. 

Our Speakers are:

Julia Lo Bue Said, Chief Executive Officer, Advantage Partnership

Jo Rzymowska, Vice President & Managing Director UK & Ireland and Asia, Celebrity Cruises

Patricia Yates, Director of Strategy and Communications for Visit Britain and Visit England. 

Neil Slaven, UK Country Director for EasyJet.

There will be a short presentation by Caroline Bremner, Head of Travel at leading research company, Euromonitor.

The moderator will be Ben Ross, Deputy Head of Travel, The Telegraph who will lead the discussion and will take questions from the audience too.


For entry to this particular event, please ensure you are also registered for all three days of WTM London. Please click here to register.


  • Ben Ross


    Deputy Head of Travel

    Telegraph Media Group

    Ben Ross is the Deputy Head of Travel Editorial at Telegraph Media Group. He began writing about travel in 2001, becoming Travel Editor of The...

  • Caroline Bremner


    Head of Travel


     Caroline Bremner manages the global content strategy for the travel and tourism industry at Euromonitor International, which she joined in July...

  • Julia Lo Bue-Said


    Chief Executive Officer

    Advantage Partnerships

    Julia was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in April 2018 having originally been appointed Managing Director of the Advantage Travel Centres group...

  • Jo Rzymowska


    Vice President & Managing Director, UK and Ireland & Asia

    Celebrity Cruises

    Jo Rzymowska joined Celebrity Cruises’ parent company, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL Cruises), in January 2005 as sales and marketing director, UK...

  • Patricia Yates


    Director of Strategy & Communications

    Visit Britain & Visit England

    Patricia Yates has been with VisitBritain/VisitEngland since 2005, becoming Strategy & Communications Director in 2007. She is responsible for...

  • Neil Slaven


    UK Country Director


    Neil Slaven is EasyJet’s UK Country Director and was appointed to the role in March 2019. He oversees the strategic direction and commercial...


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