LONDON – World Travel Market (WTM), one of the leading global events for the travel industry, is inviting the industry’s most senior buyers to apply for Buyers’ Club membership for WTM 2014.
WTM Buyers’ Club – a leading global business network for making contacts and negotiating deals – is World Travel Market’s exclusive business club for the travel industry’s most senior buyers with direct responsibility for purchasing.
World Travel Market Buyers’ Club Manager Raj Thakkar says “WTM Buyers’ Club is the industry’s original and only truly global buyers’ club. We have listened to the wants and needs of buyers within the industry to ensure that their time is ‘hassle-free’, ensuring an easier process to discuss business, leading to contracts being signed.”
An example of WTM Buyers’ Club member would be a buyer for a tour operator looking to purchase product from exhibitors to put in its brochures, or an IT director looking to purchase a technology for their organization.
WTM 2013 saw more than 8,500 WTM Buyers’ Club members attend the event, helping World Travel Market to facilitate a record ￡2.2 billion in industry deals.
Membership is open to the entire travel industry with a strict selection process in place to ensure that only the most senior industry buyers are granted membership. To apply, buyers should visit wtmlondon.com/registerbuyers
WTM Buyers’ Club facilitates business opportunities between buyers and exhibitors to meet, network and conclude business deals.
Benefits include the WTM Speed Networking sessions (on the first and last days of the event), exclusive WTM Buyers’ Club lounges with free refreshments, access to private meeting rooms, fast-track entry to WTM, dedicated cloakrooms and discounted travel, accommodation and entertainment.
“WTM 2013 was a great success for WTM Buyers’ Club members, with them agreeing contracts worth ￡2.2 billion with exhibitors, thanks to an array of facilities including the WTM Speed Networking programe,” says Thakkar.