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This week (November 6-8) World Travel Market takes place in London. We are paying attention to the event and Responsible Tourism Day (November 8).
Hashtag: #WTM2017.

Key Links
Exhibitor list


Who benefits from attending the World Travel Market?
What are the outcomes of the World Travel Market?
Who exhibits and who attends the event?
How is WTM2017 different from WTM2016?
What would locals like visitors to know about London?
Is there live or recorded video from WTM this year?




What accounts on the social web do you recommend


2016 Event
Tourism "business as usual" is broken -

2015 Event

WTM keynote speaker to address climate change and tourism - The keynote speaker for World Responsible Tourism Day at this year’s World Travel Market is Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester (pictured). Anderson, who is also Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, advises the Prime Minister’s office on carbon trading and has contributed to the development of the UK’s Climate Change Act. He believes the UNCC’s objective is “just” about possible “if we deliver a radical reduction in energy consumption now”. However, he believes “we have done nothing about climate change for the past 25 years”.

Climate Change



November 3 RT Networking Fringe Event

Suggestions: What can make World Travel Market a better event?
Free wifi
More livestreaming
More satellite events in London
Twitter lists of exhibitors, speakers, sponsors
More integration among 'social web' and 'responsible travel'
Announce winners of World Responsible Tourism Awards before the event. There's no reason for a real-time reveal
Interaction with remote participants


wtm london

Excel Exhibition Centre



2014 Event

Tips for Travel Bloggers Visiting WTM

2013 Event

World Responsible Tourism Awards

2012 Event
Twenty Years on Since the Earth Summit
Why is responsible marketing and communications so poor in tourism?

Responsible Tourism Fringe Meeting
Pitches - Google docs

Livestreaming (via WTM Home Page , Archives)

Monday: Official Opening Ceremony and Tourism and the Olympic Games

Tuesday: Search Engine Update 2012, Content Converts, Social Media Masterclass, Latest Tech Trends

Wednesday: Introduction to WTM STM 2012, Is Foursquare an Irrelevance?, The Psychology of Social Media, Video and Blogging, How to sort bloggers from blaggers, Getting content into the travellers’ hands, What jobs are there in Social Media for 2013?, The best bloggers innovations of 2012


How is the itb different than the wtm?


Ron: My dream come true for the 2012 World Travel Market would be an event that embraced the social web and local travel in equal measure.

This would mean more livestreaming video coverage in which those around the world who are not attending in person are able to participate an ask questions. I would like to see an event that embraced the local community (which we really have not heard much about) through social bridging events like photo safaris and fringe meetings.

I would love to see tweets about the event using the #rtyear2012 hashtag and news posted directly to the Facebook Group on Responsible Tourism Networking.

Ron's Essay (and Blog)

Leo Hickman on the Hot Seat 11.2011

Hot Seat with Leo Hickman

Leo Hickman on the Hot Seat: Final Call

Writer Leo Hickman talks to Stephen Sackur following the release of his controversial new book The Final Call.
Buzzwords: Boycotts, Ripples, Lone Voice, Water
Very odd to call his a 'lone voice' ... odder still that they promote the book 4 years after publication
Kudos to WTM for webcasting this live
Kudos to for putting this online

All news
Download link (MPEG-4)

Leo Hickman on boycotts
lone voice
provocative in 2007, now, a bit kind of late to call this provocative
tourism must raise its game
criticizes advertorial nature of travel journalism
water consumption
@catherinemack asks @leohickman is there a chance that travel writers and editors could come together?

Awards Video


World Travel Market Hot Seat with Leo Hickman

Wild Navigator at TTG Tweetup & World Travel Market 2011
A day in the life of a WTM stand judge

What is your dream come true for #WTM2012?

World Travel Market Live: Catherine Mack

Embedded Tweets

What is your dream come true for #WTM2012?







World Travel Market - Who will be going to Responsible Tourism Day?


Notes from the Underside
A View from the Fringe of the World Travel Market 2010




World Travel Market


13:35 - 14:10
Flanders is a festival - Storytellers are replacing Bloggers

This summer, Flanders is a Festival invited 92 bloggers to attend 40 concerts. Not to see Coldplay, but to immerse themselves in the Brussels-Flanders music...
Steve Keenan, Co-Founder, WTM Social Travel Market and Travel Perspective (

Dr. Frank Cuypers, Strategic Marketeer , Brussels/Flanders


TT370 - Technology Presentation Theatre

14:15 - 15:15

The best DMO innovations of 2013

A look at how other tourist boards and suppliers have been innovating in 2012 – and what plans are in place for 2013. We’ll be...

Mark Frary, Co-Founder, WTM Social Travel Market and Travel Perspective (

A Rep from, VisitLasVegas
Kylie Clark, Head of PR and Marketing, Japan National Tourism Organisation
Miquel Alabern, Director of Promotion, Catalunya
Nicholas Montemaggi, Blogville, Emilia Romagna
Rachel Kershaw, VisitEngland's Fan In a Van
Simone Kurtzke, VisitScotland
Tori Pearce, International Business Development Manager, Think Social Media


TT370 - Technology Presentation Theatre

World Travel Market 2011