World Travel Market is more than a networking platform and has come a long way since 1980 and the conveniently located Earls Court venue in the nineties, reports Baxter Travel Media’s Lifestyle & Diversity contributor, Armando Mendonca.
Today , the Excel (Exhibition Centre London) is home to WTM since 2002 and the world renowned travel show hosts over 5,000 exhibitors and more than 50,000 travel professionals from around the world.
As I mentioned earlier, WTM is more then a B2B platform with a host city, like London, England that offers impeccable options when it comes to accommodation, dining and entertainment.
Once again, my home during my brief stay is the Radisson Blu Edwardian on Mercer Street – http://www.radissonblu-edwardian.com – located in the Covent Garden area in the charming Seven Dials roundabout opposite the Cambridge Theatre.
This time around I got the chance to visit one of the sister properties, The Mayfair Hotel, conveniently accessible via the Piccadilly Line and next to Berkeley Square.
To really get the scope of all the hotel offerings you must visit http://www.themayfairhotel.co.uk, however, a shout out to the staff at Mayfair Kitchen that delighted us with Italian and Spanish tapas … delicious!
Exciting plans are underway for 2018 for the Canadian market as I met with many Austrian delegates representing their respective city, hoteliers, tour operators and various other product and service companies.
In the group photo
Pictured, from l to r, are Nicole Lindler, Swarovski; Klemens Kollenz, Salzburg Tourism; Armando Mendonca, AMPM; Peter Unsinn, Innsbruck Tourism; and Elke Bachner, Vienna Tourism Board.
In the second photo, from l to r, are Armando Mendonca with Michael Chan – Director of Corporate Sales outside May Fair Kitchen.