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  • WTM Media Breakfast

    Monday10:00 - 10:304 Nov 2019
    Press Conference Theatre- International Media Centre

    Join the WTM London PR and Media team for a continental breakfast and a chance to network, just before the WTM Research Report presented by ForwardKeys is revea...

    • Language: English

  • Is Tourism a Strategy for Development?

    Monday10:15 - 11:454 Nov 2019
    Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone

    How effective is tourism as a development strategy? Which forms of tourism can create inclusive growth contributing to growing a diversified local economy, crea...

    • Language: English

  • Inbound Rankings

    Monday10:30 - 11:304 Nov 2019
    Press Conference Theatre- International Media Centre

    ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm which monitors over 7m flight searches and 17 m air booking transactions a day, reveals a ranking of the UK’s top long-ha...

    • Language: English

  • Using Original Content and Social Media to Seamlessly Sell Travel Online

    Monday10:45 - 11:304 Nov 2019
    WTM Global Stage

    Culture Trip reaches in excess of 20m users per month and is one of the top three travel brands on Facebook.  Its inspirational content led social media channe...

    • Language: English

  • When Culture and Tourism Blend

    Monday11:00 - 11:454 Nov 2019
    Asia Inspiration Zone

    The Director of the China National Tourist Office, London invites you to ‘When Culture and Tourism Blend’, a series of talks from guest speakers to explore the ...

    • Language: English

  • WTM Leaders' Lunch

    Monday11:00 - 13:304 Nov 2019
    Platinum Suite 3

    The exclusive WTM Leaders’ Lunch this year will be headlined by Lord Sebastian Coe and Dr Kevin Dutton.   In a session full of fresh inspiration, Dr Dutton and...

    • Language: English

  • Aviation Data: Impact of Disintermediation & Data Science

    Monday11:00 - 12:004 Nov 2019
    UKI & International Inspiration Zone

    Airlines, agencies, hotels, airports, and the wider value chain are facing big challenges and opportunities, ranging from dealing with the doubling of demand in...

    • Language: English

  • How America Travels: Learn Where and Why Americans are Travelling and How to Capture your Share of the Demand

    Monday11:00 - 11:454 Nov 2019
    Americas Inspiration Zone

    Join Zane Kerby, President & CEO of the American Society of Travel Advisors, as he walks us through 2019 data from their compelling annual research study “How A...

    • Language: English

  • Illusion or Reality? The Rise of Influencer Marketing and Branded Content

    Monday11:35 - 12:154 Nov 2019
    WTM Global Stage

    What is real? It is the 20th anniversary of The Matrix but travellers are increasingly wondering about this. Is what influencers are portraying in their image a...

    • Language: English

  • Using Technology to Manage Accommodation & Tourism Responsibly in Barcelona

    Monday11:45 - 12:304 Nov 2019
    Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone

    The travel industry has been growing for decades and popular tourist destinations must manage the negative effects of attracting a large number of visitors. Bar...

    • Language: English

  • The Latest Trends in Gastro Tourism: The Americas

    Monday12:00 - 12:454 Nov 2019
    Americas Inspiration Zone

    What’s new with food tourism in the Americas, 2019? In this session, we will be speaking to three industry leaders whose businesses cater specifically to food-a...

    • Language: English

  • The Effect of Brexit on Staycations

    Monday12:15 - 13:154 Nov 2019
    UKI & International Inspiration Zone

    The session will debate and discuss whether Brexit is impacting travellers decisions to go abroad or stay at home for their holiday. What effect is Brexit havin...

    • Language: English

  • Booming Chinese Outbound Market

    Monday12:15 - 13:154 Nov 2019
    Asia Inspiration Zone

    China’s astonishing economic growth has created a new group of travellers. With the increase of middle class more and more Chinese traveller explore the world, ...

    • Language: English

  • Content Creation 2019-2025: What the Next Five Years Hold for Influencers

    Monday12:30 - 13:304 Nov 2019
    WTM Global Stage

    Looking to the future of professional content creation, social media and the changes we will see in the industry. Panellists will present their views and foreca...

    • Language: English

  • The Challenge of Building Sustainable Hotels

    Monday12:30 - 13:304 Nov 2019
    Europe Inspiration Zone

    The major hotel brands no longer own many hotels, they operate them using a variety of agreements: managed, franchised, or licensed. Operation has been increasi...

    • Language: English

  • Destination-Smart For a Healthy Future in Adventure Travel

    Monday13:00 - 13:454 Nov 2019
    Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone

    In today’s adventure travel industry, we are faced with complexities that require a change in the way we build destination brands, manage tourism growth and del...

    • Language: English

  • Go From Boring to Brave on Social and Deliver Results for 2020

    Monday13:00 - 13:454 Nov 2019
    Americas Inspiration Zone

    How not to let your social content become beachy, blue skies wallpaper, and stand-out from the 56M travel conversations that take place every year Learn how ...

    • Language: English

  • Brexit, Trade Wars & Populism: 2020 Outlook & Risks

    Monday13:30 - 14:304 Nov 2019
    UKI & International Inspiration Zone

    As global tourism demand is recording the tenth consecutive year of growth, we will discuss prospects for 2020 and beyond. Tourism Economics (an Oxford Economic...

    • Language: English

  • Vietnam: How One of the World's Fastest Growing Tourism Destinations Revamped its Web and Social Presence

    Monday13:30 - 14:154 Nov 2019
    Asia Inspiration Zone

    Vietnam is the world’s third fastest growing tourism destination, with an increase of 29.1% in visitors in the latest UNWTO statistics. The country’s tourism bo...

    • Language: English

  • Taking Responsibility for Safety & Security

    Monday13:45 - 14:454 Nov 2019
    Europe Inspiration Zone

    For countries and destinations, reputational risks can be high when incidents happen whether they are caused by natural disasters, health scares, crime, conflic...

    • Language: English

  • Women in Travel and The TreadRight Foundation present: 'Céline Cousteau on the Transformative Power of Travel for Women’

    Monday14:00 - 14:454 Nov 2019
    Americas Inspiration Zone

    Celebrated explorer, film-maker, activist and TreadRight Ambassador Céline Cousteau will be interviewed by Women in Travel Founder Alessandra Alonso about her t...

    • Language: English

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

    Monday14:00 - 15:304 Nov 2019
    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 wha...

    • Language: English

  • Crisis Readiness: Are You Prepared & Resilient to Safeguard Your People & Destinations

    Monday14:15 - 15:154 Nov 2019
    Platinum Suite 3

    While the Travel & Tourism sector has proven its resilience, time and time again, destinations and the private sector alike can learn from the experiences of ot...

    • Language: English

  • Shifting Perceptions Through Wildlife, Film and Forward Thinking Policy

    Monday14:15 - 15:004 Nov 2019
    Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone

    Sierra Leone: Africa’s Newest Tourism Destination What do Dr. Jane Goodall, Michaela Guzy, and Dr. Memunatu Pratt have in common? A desire to relaunch Sierra Le...

    • Language: English

  • Epic Travel: The New Must-Do Luxury Experience

    Monday14:30 - 15:304 Nov 2019
    Asia Inspiration Zone

    In this informative and inspirational session, we will assess why more and more affluent consumers are looking for a seriously adventurous slant to their travel...

    • Language: English

  • Tourism for All: The Business Case for Inclusive Tourism

    Monday14:45 - 15:304 Nov 2019
    UKI & International Inspiration Zone

    At previous WTMs we have organised a number of panels addressing the challenge of accessible travel and accommodation. Few will forget the Campo and Parque dos ...

    • Language: English

  • Air-Born: What Affluent Millennials Want From International Travel Brands

    Monday15:00 - 15:454 Nov 2019
    Europe Inspiration Zone

    The latest in BBC Global News’s award-winning series of Affluent Millennials studies, we look at their relationship with airline brands. We surveyed 3262 Afflue...

    • Language: English

  • How California is Living the Social Media & Content Dream

    Monday15:00 - 15:454 Nov 2019
    Americas Inspiration Zone

    California, the Golden State, has 1.9 million fans on Facebook and more than half a million followers on Instagram, making it the most followed tourism board in...

    • Language: English

  • Accessing Funds for Sustainable Tourism Development in West Africa: Land of the Largest Has High Returns on Investment

    Monday15:30 - 18:004 Nov 2019
    Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone

    West Africa is an emerging untapped tourist market, yet it possesses some of the most fascinating attractions in the world; as the official Centre of the World ...

    • Language: English

  • Transparent Reporting

    Monday15:30 - 16:154 Nov 2019
    UKI & International Inspiration Zone

    Transparency is a core value for Responsible Tourism. Businesses, destinations and communities determine the issues which need to be addressed. Businesses and d...

    • Language: English

  • Powering People's Passions: How Destinations are Harnessing the Power of Sport to Grow Sustainably

    Monday16:00 - 17:004 Nov 2019
    Asia Inspiration Zone

    Sport and tourism are two industries that continue to grow as they push the passion points of millions of people worldwide every day. Both sectors continue to c...

    • Language: English

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

    Monday16:00 - 17:004 Nov 2019
    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...

    • Language: English

  • Cultivating Strong Partnerships in an Increasingly Sceptical World

    Monday16:00 - 17:004 Nov 2019
    Americas Inspiration Zone

    Developing and maintaining productive and healthy business partnerships is becoming more and more difficult. Our dependence on new technology; the political and...

    • Language: English

  • Meet The Travel Leaders: Simon Vincent OBE, Hilton

    Monday16:00 - 17:004 Nov 2019
    Europe Inspiration Zone

    Hilton is celebrating its 100th birthday and is a strong player in global markets. Middle East & Africa are developing & growing markets and Europe has been lea...

    • Language: English

  • Managing Crowded Sites

    Monday16:15 - 17:004 Nov 2019
    UKI & International Inspiration Zone

    Last year we looked at the challenges of overtourism at the destination level. This year our focus is on sites which experience crowding either seasonally or th...

    • Language: English

  • World Tourism Awards

    Monday16:30 - 17:304 Nov 2019
    Platinum Suite 3

    The World Tourism Award, celebrating its 22nd Anniversary, was inaugurated to "Recognise individuals, companies, organisations, destinations and attractions for...

    • Language: English

  • Youth Career Initiative (YCI) Celebration

    Monday17:00 - 17:454 Nov 2019
    UKI & International Inspiration Zone

    Join us at a reception for International Tourism Partnership’s youth employment programme, Youth Career Initiative (YCI), to celebrate how the hospitality indus...

    • Language: English

  • Wizz Air CEO Interview

    Tuesday10:00 - 10:455 Nov 2019
    Europe Inspiration Zone

    Since its small beginnings back in 2004, Wizz has grown to become one of Europe's largest and most successful low cost airlines. It now serves over 40 countries...

    • Language: English

  • Water Security: An Urgent Issue for Business and the Community

    Tuesday10:15 - 11:005 Nov 2019
    Asia Inspiration Zone

    Increasing population, rising standards of living and climate change are long term trends which exacerbate the problem of ensuring that everyone has access to p...

    • Language: English

  • LATA Reveals the Latest Travel Trends to Latin America

    Tuesday10:30 - 11:155 Nov 2019
    Americas Inspiration Zone

    The Latin American Travel Association (LATA) is the authoritative voice on travel to Latin America. The membership organisation supports sustainable travel to L...

    • Language: English

  • A Spotlight on Gen Z: What's Next in Youth Travel

    Tuesday10:30 - 11:455 Nov 2019
    South Gallery Rooms 20 & 21

    Generation Z have never experienced the world without technology or the internet and they are changing the economy and the way in which business is done.  They ...

    • Language: English

  • Best Practices of Smart Tourism in Cities

    Tuesday10:45 - 11:455 Nov 2019
    UKI & International Inspiration Zone

    The word smart has been often used in the context of cities but it became also more relevant in destinations and the tourism sector. With the disruptive power o...

    • Language: English

  • UNWTO & WTM Ministers' Summit: Technology for Rural Development

    Tuesday11:00 - 13:005 Nov 2019
    WTM Global Stage

    The UNWTO & Ministers' Summit will provide a truly practical platform for tourism leaders of the public and private sectors to share best practices and explore ...

    • Language: English

  • Travel Broadens the Mind: Can We Do More?

    Tuesday11:00 - 11:305 Nov 2019
    Asia Inspiration Zone

    Tourists are increasingly demanding memorable experiences, opportunities for meaningful connections with local people,  One of the great benefits of travel and ...

    • Language: English

  • The Power of Video: Creating Content for a New Age

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:155 Nov 2019
    Americas Inspiration Zone

    Although technology has advanced hugely, the oldest of all technologies still retains its magic  - the power of a good story. In this presentation Monty Halls s...

    • Language: English

  • Saudi Arabia's Tourism Investment Plan for the Future

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:155 Nov 2019
    Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone

    As Saudi Arabia undergoes a period of unprecedented socio-economic transformation, the kingdom’s tourism industry has emerged as a key growth driver, with publi...

    • Language: English

  • Megatrends Shaping the Future of Travel

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:305 Nov 2019
    Press Conference Theatre- International Media Centre

    Discover the latest developments for global travel and tourism performance with Euromonitor International. This session will give insights into upcoming trends ...

    • Language: English

  • Child Protection: What is Better Than Orphanages?

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:155 Nov 2019
    Asia Inspiration Zone

    The issue of the exploitation of children in orphanages to create lucrative attractions for tourists was first raised at WTM London in 2011.  There has been a s...

    • Language: English

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