With just over three weeks until the Travel Technology Show opens its doors, organiser Centaur Exhibitions has announced that visitor registrations are up 80 percent. Seminar bookings have also multiplied three-fold: all clear indications that the show is increasingly the must-attend event for the travel industry in Europe.
Travel Technology Show Event Director Neil Simpson commented: “We are thrilled with the rate of advance registrations this year. These statistics clearly show that the travel industry is as keen as ever to embrace the latest technologies in the market. The Travel Technology Show, with over 100 exhibitors representing all areas of travel technology, is a great opportunity for visitors to evaluate the latest cutting edge products and services available to them.”
The Travel Technology Show hosts a Seminar Programme alongside the exhibition, where visitors can keep up to date with the issues faced by travel companies who have adopted, or are planning to introduce, new technologies to boost their business.
Popular sessions include ‘Turning Lookers into Bookers - Tips to make your Website a Winner’ and ‘How to get ahead in Online Advertising’.
The programme is co-ordinated by independent travel journalist, Ross Bentley, and includes top name participants such as Tony Allen, the Chairman of Travel Technology Initiative and Daniel Robb, Vertical Market Manager - Travel of Google.
Additionally there is one session organised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Travel Industry Group entitled “The Power of Search & Other Net Magic”.
Show visitors can also listen to the free Product Presentations about the latest technologies in the market.
Furthermore they can receive free technology advice at the Advice Centre, where for the first time, they can benefit from an exclusive service called eConsultancy, which provides ongoing free technology advice from Equinus.
Over 3,000 visitors attended the Travel Technology Show in 2005, which represented an increase of 44% over 2004.