The Word Travel Market (WTM) is considered one of the most important travel industry events in the world and it takes place in London this November.
Travel professionals and companies come together from across the globe for three days to share new business ideas, present new products, set up fruitful partnerships and last but not least, connect with old friends, colleagues, clients and even competitors.
The three day event will take place from Monday 7th- Wednesday 9th November at ExCeL London. There will be plenty to see and do, from speed networking on Monday to WTM Festivals (with parties, music and cuisine) on Wednesday. There will also be loads of exciting new features including an International Press Centre right on the exhibition floor, and a new 300-seater amphitheatre called the Inspire Theatre in the North Hall.
What’s more, DerbySoft will be attending as an exhibitor for the first time ever! Come say hello to us at stand TT407, equipped with multiple LCD monitors, two demo stations, and meeting areas.
Events, exhibitors and seminars
WTM has scheduled events and seminars where experts present ideas, new business solutions and give industry insight on a range of topics. WTM really is the place to be inspired by the latest hospitality trends and discover how you can improve your hotel business.
Over the three day event more than 80 conference seminars will take place, covering all the key sectors including travel technology. Don’t miss out on WTM Presents Keynotes, with tourism expert Doug Lansky, futurist Brian Solis and our very own VP Hotel Platform, Andre Baljeu.
Andre’s keynote, ‘WeChat and We Book’ takes place on Tuesday 8th November at 3.30pm in the Travel Tech Theatre (TT390). The talk looks more closely at the WeChat phenomenon and its intersection with the coming wave of outbound Chinese travellers. We’ll explain not only how to tap into this new, massive opportunity, but also how to maximise returns. Don’t miss this compelling story of WeChat and its potential impact on your business.
More than 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press attend the show every year. Plus nearly 5,000 exhibitors showcase their destinations, products and services.
There are many different types of companies dedicated to making travel a wonderful experience; from global tour-operators and travel agencies to the technology companies that enable the connection between the travellers and their desired hotel accommodation, destination, transportation, or tour through an amazing global distribution network.
Travel tech at WTM
WTM and the Travel Tech Show is the UK’s largest travel technology event and the fastest growing section at the show. In 2015, more than 55,000 meetings took place in the Travel Tech show and this year, the event has confirmed high-profile names from the tech and travel industry. DerbySoft will be joined by Pegasus Solutions, Open Destinations, DHISCO Inc, Hotelgix Inc and many more.
DerbySoft at WTM
Technology companies play an important role in that connection between travellers and their dream trip. At DerbySoft, we are very proud to have helped the global hotel chains to get connected to the online world in an efficient and successful way for 14 years.
Our business units: ‘Build’ that provides customised connectivity between global hotel chains and major distributors, ‘Go’ that helps smaller distributors connect to the global hotel chains and ‘Click’ that enables global hotel chains to advertise themselves in price comparison engines have provided us with rich knowledge and experience in the industry. Product experts will be on hand to talk through each unit at our stand, so do reach out and say hello.
This year the WTM event is going to be particularly special for the DerbySoft family. After over a year of hard work and passion, we’re excited to announce our public release of our a brand-new product called One by DerbySoft!
One, aimed at independent hotels and small hotel chains, is a platform with just one login (no more trying to remember dozens of usernames and passwords!) to access all the tools they need to manage hotel distribution easily.
The solution utilises our knowledge to help independent hotels and small chains achieve as much exposure as the big hotel chains, enabling them to compete and increase their number of reservations without a painful and endless process of extranet managements and technical complications.
Come join us
Find out more about One and our other products by visiting us at stand TT407 (we’ve got tea and biscuits!)
Register for free at WTMLondon.com and join us on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th November at ExCeL London.
If you’d like to request an invite for an appointment with us on Monday 7th please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Rosa Montero
Rosa leads the sales department for One in Europe and works closely on the marketing strategy for One alongside DerbySoft’s Marketing Director.
She brings over 15 years of experience in the hospitality and travel industry, working in hotel operations on the front desk, distribution management, business development, for OTAs and Director of Sales for global launches.