Since many members in our community are attending WTM London next week, we've created this thread for attendees to share tips, informal meetups, and call-outs.
👇 Introduce yourself below if you're attending WTM
If anyone fancies a wee drink on Monday, some of us fellow TM folk are heading to The Fox (right outside the entrance) from 5pm onwards. Let's turn it into a mini Travel Massive meet-up :P
Register here, so we know who's faces to look for in the crowd: www.travelmassive.com/meetups/unofficial-wtm-london-meet-up-come-along-1162659315
ACES. I'll try make it over.
Hi Jess, I will be there on Monday evening and looking forward to actually meet people in person too. I will be bringing a work colleague, Sharon, with me too.
I'll be there!
Yes I’ll be at WTM and will defo pop along for a pint. Will be lovely to catch up Jessica.
Yep me too - as I'm arranging appointments for Madhya Pradesh Tourism (Stand AS438) and Karnataka Tourism (Stand AS410). If you'd like more info on each destination or to book a meeting slot, please email me - firstname.lastname@example.org - Looking forward to seeing some of this travel massive community in real life next week!
I am attending, I'll be on stand LA355 promoting all the Americas DMC partners. If you need a DMCs for Latin America please get in touch email@example.com, I'd be happy to arrange a meeting.
I will be there with my fellow cofounders representing Global Convoy. Looking forward to seeing some of you in London!
Would love to meet you there to talk about the Adventure Travel Show Becca?
I'll be there Mon to Wed, talking all things Adventure Travel. Please let me know if you want to meet? Chris
Very excited to see everyone again after so long!
Yup I will be there talking about two businesses: www.indietravel.co and www.byway.travel
At indie Travel the mission is to empower tour guides with software to help them sell their product quickly and at scale.
indie Travel provide software that unlocks sales channels and connects Tour Hosts to customers around the world and locally - making sure that when the world is ready to travel again, our Hosts are ready to welcome them.
Byway operate wonderful holidays by train, boat and bike - Slow travel trips that take the scenic route to local stays and off-the-beaten path experiences, with none of the hassle of researching and booking it yourself.
Byway is mission focused on our flight-free, slow travel holidays and I'll hope to meet both supply and demand partners.
Send me a note if you'd like to meet to chat about either of these, I'd love to see you
I’m signed up and registered virtually but haven’t set up any meetings this year. I felt like I didn’t get much value from the event last year especially as a North American creator. Anyone else have similar experiences?
I'm also attending virtually from North America. I've heard good things about the conference from European colleagues, so I'm curious about the experience.
Best of luck! The quality of the attendees and conference is good even virtually but one thing I've definitely noticed with European travel trade shows is that most of the representatives focus on European markets. Most conversations I had ended up being "let me pass you along to our colleagues in the US since we don't work with North American media".
Only virtually this year. So far, we do not see much value in it, which is not typical for WTM. But we'll see if the number of quality leads will improve in the days to come.
I'll be there - and organising the Responsible Tourism Networking usual fringe event!If you're in RT, here's the details. Registration required asap as limited capacity space:www.eventbrite.com/e/responsible-tourism-networking-wtm-fringe-2021-tickets-195743352637
This looks great Vicky. I might just see you before we planned x
I invite you all to come and have a coffee with us. I will be there on the Colombian stand LA320 under Panamericana de Viajes our Colombian partner.This is also an important year for me as I have just launched www.onesixthexpeditions.com my very own DMC for Argentina. Come and say hello.
Site looks great Daniel - would love to have a chat with you next week, I'll be there Mon to Wed.
Hi Jessica. How are you? Thank you for the invitation, I will try my best to come and say hello! thanks for organizing
Hi Chris. Thanks for your feedback! I will be in the Colombian stand LA320, pass by to say hello!
I'll be there - If anyone fancies a wee drink on Monday, I was going to settle into The Fox (right outside the entrance) from 5pm onwards to catch some friendly faces. We could turn it into a mini Travel Massive meet-up :P
Here's a link to the event: www.travelmassive.com/meetups/unofficial-wtm-london-meet-up-come-along-1162659315
That's great! I'm planning to stop by :)
Add an unofficial London meetup and share the link here (use the 'Host a meetup' link in account menu) 😃
Hi everyone! 👋
I will be representing Eddy Travels at the event (partner.eddytravels.com).
We offer a free AI travel assistant to any travel or tourism organisation, business or website (DMOs, travel blogs, tour agencies, etc. can integrate it for free and also receive commissions from travel sales). If you are interested, please send me a message on LinkedIn or to my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you at WTM! :)
I'm going to be at WTM and really looking forward to it! I can't make the drinks on Monday but hope to meet up with lots of people during the event...
Hello everyone... a meet up 'in person'... I can't afford to miss this one! 😁I am a blogger, tourism consultant and digital marketing trainer based in Uganda since 2009. I specialise in promoting East Africa but I'm interested in all aspects of travel to Africa. I would also love to chat about travel writing, blogging and digital marketing trends. Let's meet at the unofficial Travel Massive event or feel free to schedule an appointment with me on the WTM website.My blog is www.diaryofamuzungu.comLooking forward to catching up with as many people as possible. 🙏🏻
Hi all! Looking forward to seeing everyone! I'll be there representing Fly Now Pay Later.
We offer a solution that will allow your customers payment flexibility even post travel without harming your finances. Our ZERO COST ZERO RISK travel focused solution powers instalment payments while you get paid in FULL once a booking gets confirmed.
If any of you would like to learn more I would be delighted to get connected and explore the ins and outs of our amazing product.
I am on email@example.com 😌
Interested in learning more about your product - does it work with flights originating outside the UK?
Hey Julien, perfect! it works on any flights but it is currently available for UK, US & Germany residents. Why don't you pop me an email to discuss further?
Looking forward to attending, all being well with my flight to London on Sunday evening.
See you there!
Looking forward to seeing everyone in person! I’m the founder of Timeless Africa - ranked as one of the world’s top Africa specialists - with sister companies operating in Asia and Latin America. I’m also an angel investor.
Look forward to it! I’m the founder of The Wellness Holiday Boutique - an independent tour operator specialising in wellness holidays across the globe.
Is anyone feeling the overwhealm already? In a good way. The excitement and anticipaion of a big-in-person-event, and paniking that I didn't do enough preparation. I didn't set up so many meetings this year, I wanted to get more of a feel for the event, rather than dashing about.
Always up for networking with others in our industry, but in particular if anyone wants to talk about bucket list travel destinatons, that's what makes me tick :)
Can't wait to see faces! like in real and not behind a screen.
Hi all, hope to be able to join you.