Registration for WTM 2009 is now live


World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry, has opened pre-registration for WTM 2009.

WTM 2009 is poised to be the biggest and best World Travel Market yet as the event looks to build on last year’s success as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.

World Travel Market first opened its doors to the global travel and tourism industry way back in 1980. Over the past three decades, the event has established itself as a key date on the industry’s calendar.

Since its launch in 1980, World Travel Market has outgrown both Olympia (1980 – 1991) and Earl’s Court (1992 – 2001) and is now hosted at ExCeL – London.

Over the past 29 years almost one million participants (972,101) have passed through the World Travel Market doors, with the event playing host to almost half a million (493,000) exhibitors.

2008 saw World Travel Market record its highest attendance figures ever, with almost 50,000 (49,963) people participating in WTM 2008, an increase of 4 percent on 2007’s figures. Furthermore, more than 100 new exhibitors took part in WTM 2008 taking the total number to 5,615 – an increase of 4 percent on 2007.

World Travel Market Chairman Fiona Jeffery said: “World Travel Market hopes WTM 2009 will top last year’s attendance figures so as many people from the industry as possible can help us celebrate the landmark of our 30th anniversary.

“This year’s WTM is set to be the best-ever so pre-register now to be a part of the industry’s premier event of 2009.”

Pre-registration is free to all travel and tourism professionals. To pre-register visit

Attending WTM 2009 without pre-registering can cost up to £305.