#WTMLDN Day 1 – What did you miss?

#WTMLDN Day 1 – What did you miss?

#WTMLDN Day 1 – What did you miss?

At 10 am, WTM London 2017 opened its doors to travel professionals from around the world. As the leading global event for the travel industry, everyone was here for the same reason; to meet industry professionals and conduct business deals.

The Future of Wellness Travel…

That was the topic of focus over in WTM Inspire Theatre earlier today. Susie Ellis, Chairman & CEO of the Global Wellness Institute was on hand to host this in-depth look at this half-trillion-dollar market and where it is heading.

We chatted to Susie straight from the stage for a summary of the key points.

Exhibitors on show…

The halls of WTM London 2017 are packed with exhibitors representing countries and regions from the across the globe, presenting a comprehensive range of products and destinations.

Earlier today we stopped by the Big Bus stand (GV220) to find out why they are here.

Lebanon a growing destination…

Over in the Middle East region we caught up with Lebanon’s Minister of Tourism, Avedis Guidanian, on the Lebanon Pavilion to learn more about this growing destination. Don’t forget to stop by and check out the diverse range of companies on show including Nakhal, Mubasher and Azzi Holiday.

WTM Leaders’ Lunch…

As always WTM London welcomes some of the industry’s biggest names. Today was no exception when the WTM Leaders’ Lunch took place in Platinum Suite 3 & 4.

Guy Verhofstadt, leading MEP and former Prime Minister of Belgium headlined this prestigious gathering of 200 of the travel industry’s most senior leaders.

We spoke to Guy following the lunch to hear his thoughts on Brexit and travel.

The best of the rest…

Throughout the day every corner of the WTM halls were a hive of activity, non more so than The Travel Tech Show at WTM London, here’s a look at some of the action from day 1.

See all the videos here.

More to come tomorrow…

Those are some of the highlights from day one at WTM London 2017, but there are still two more packed days to come!

Thanks to all those who attended today, we look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. For those who didn’t attend, if you haven’t already done so, you can still register for a free admission here:


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