Greece to Roll Out its Best at WTM London 2015. Many Cretan Hotel and Tourist Enterprises Will Participate

Greece will attend the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, the leading global and must-attend four-day business-to-business exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry.

WTM 2015 will open its doors on Monday, 2 November, at ExCeL – London and run until Thursday, 5 November.

WTM London, now in its 36th year, is the event where the travel industry conducts and concludes its deals. In 2014, the World Travel Market events facilitated around $7 billion in industry deals from negotiations between the more than 15,000 buyers, 9,500 exhibitors (1,500 main stand holders and 8,000 stand sharers) in attendance of its four events.

The Visit Greece (Greek National Tourism Organization-GNTO) stand at EU 1200 will host a number of exhibitors including hotels, regions and travel companies from across the country and its islands.

On the opening day of WTM, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) will hold a networking event and lunch including the latest updates and developments in Greece with a forward looking in 2016 by Greek officials and representatives of the trade. Speakers at the event will include Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, GNTO Secretary General Panos Livadas and travel trade representatives. The event is open to all media.

The Greek stand will be open to media and tourism professionals for a Greek breakfast daily between 10 and 11 am and lunch between Tuesday and Thursday between 12 -1 pm, so this is a great way to do some networking while sampling some of Greece’s best traditional flavours.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the GNTO will hold competitions with TTG DIGITAL and OTT Travel Training with great prizes. The competitions are open exclusively to the trade and side events include a Greek cooking show and lunch followed by Greek wine tasting and a treasure hunt.

WTM Exhibitor List 2015 – Greek exhibitors

Greek companies participating in WTM 2015 include: Acrotel Hotels & Resorts, Aegean Airlines, Afea Luxury Travel Experiences,  Aldemar Resorts, Aqua Vista Hotels, AquaGrand of Lindos Exclusive Deluxe Resort & Spa, Aquila Hotels & Resorts, Argo Travel Group,  Athens – Attica & Argosaronikos Hotel Association, Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB), Atrium Hotels Luxury Resorts Collection – Rhodes, Greece,, Beleon Events & Luxury Travel, Blue Lagoon Group, Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Capsis Elite Resort – Out of the blue, Celestyal Cruises, Chandris Hotels & Resorts, Chnaris Hotel Management, Development & Consulting S.A., Creta Maris Beach Resort, Domotel S.A.,  Eagles Palace, Famous Sotiriou, Filos Holidays & Travel, General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET), Grace Hotels, Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), Greek Travel Pages & GTP Headlines, Halkidiki Tourism Organization, Helios Hotels & Resorts, Hellas Vacances, Hellenic Association of Municipalities with Thermal Springs, Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA), Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association, Hetco Tours, Ikaros Beach Resort & Spa, Ikos Resorts, Inova Hospitality, Karvouno Villas, Kipriotis Hotels, Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa, Kos Island, Leda Village Resort, Lesvos Island, Luxurios Island Experience, m-hospitality, Manessis Travel S.A., Meli Tours, Minos Beach Art Hotel, Mitsis Hotels, MTS/OTS Group Greece, Municipality of Ioannina, Municipality of Poros, Papatheocharis Group of Companies, Porto Carras Grand Resort, Region of Attica, Region of Central Greece, Region of Central Macedonia, Region of Crete, Region of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace, Region of Ionian Islands, Region of North Aegean, Region of Peloponnese, Region of South Aegean, Region of Thessaly,  Region of Western Greece, Rodos Tourism Promotion Organization, Sani Resort, Santikos Collection, Siva Travel Services, Skiathos Island, Stathokostopoulos Group of Companies, Thessaloniki Hotels Association, Tourist Guide of Greece, Vedema Resort & Mystique – The Luxury Collection, Santorini, Vita Hotels, Volos-Pelion – Municipality of Volos.

More than 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press, visit ExCeL – London every November to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends at WTM.

As in 2014, the WTM 2015 will incorporate The Travel Tech Show at WTM, the UK’s largest travel technology event.

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