WTM Voted Travel Trade Event of 2013

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World Travel Market 2013, the leading global event for the travel industry, has been voted UKinbound’s Travel Trade Event of the Year at the association’s annual Gala Dinner for the fourth year in succession.

DSC01194The awards, which took place at the association’s annual convention at Blackpool Pleasure Beach last week, were voted for by its board of UKinbound members.

World Travel Market triumphed in the Travel Trade Event of the Year category.

World Travel Market 2013 was a phenomenal year, experiencing an impressive 5% increase in participants with the event opening its doors to more than 50,000 delegates over the four days (Monday 4 – Thursday 7 November).

All visitor groups experienced growth, according to audited figures, with the WTM Buyers’ Club seeing a phenomenal 8% increase. This increase in senior buyers at WTM 2013 will see the event facilitate more than £2 billion in industry deals.

Many other winners on the night comprised of well-known WTM Exhibitors such as JacTravel for best Tour Operator of the Year, The View from The Shard for winning New Member of the Year and Tourism Marketing Company made for winning Service Provider of the Year.

VisitBritain also walked away with two awards, one for Destination Marketing Company of the Year and Best Trade Initiative of the Year.

wtmsmallWorld Travel Market Senior Exhibition Director Simon Press said: “I am delighted WTM was voted UKinbound’s Travel Trade Event of the Year for the fourth year running.

“WTM 2013 was a great success with many new exhibitors and a 5% increase in the number of visitors, attracting more than 50,000 people over the four days.

“It is also fantastic to see WTM Exhibitors such as JacTravel, The View From The Shard, made and VisitBritain being recognised for their excellence and contribution to the Industry.

“Recognition from the UKinbound’s members – who are some of the event’s key exhibitors and visitors – demonstrates what a great event for the industry WTM 2013 was and we’re looking forward to an even bigger and better event this year.”

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