40 Years: What Have We Learnt and Where Are We Headed?

40 Years: What Have We Learnt and Where Are We Headed?

4 Nov 2019, 16:00 - 17:00

WTM Global Stage

As WTM celebrates its 40th year, we look at how we have moved from the brochures and television travelogues of 1979 to the social media and influencers of today. Have we learned anything in that time and is the message still the same as ever – that good storytelling is at the heart of selling travel? Then looking ahead, where do we see marketing and selling travelling and tourism going? Are we going to travel less because of environmental concerns or use technology more?


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