Last year’s World Travel Market in London will have generated a record £3.4 billion in travel and tourism industry deals, according to organisers Reed Travel Events.
Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market showcase in Dubai, has announced the launch of Arabian Travel Week – an umbrella brand comprising four co-located shows.
Claude Blanc, who has over 25 years of experience within the travel trade and hospitality industry, takes on the overall responsibility for all events in the portfolio including World Travel Market London, Travel Forward, Arabian Travel Market, World Travel Market Latin America and World Travel Market Africa.
Reed Travel Exhibitions has boosted its executive team with the appointment of Danielle Curtis as regional exhibition director for the Middle East.
Arabian Travel Market has boosted its executive team with a new portfolio head of marketing, who has a wealth of travel industry experience. Jeannette Gilbert joins from her role as head of marketing at Fastjet, the rapidly growing new low-cost airline in Africa.
Reed Travel Exhibitions has signed a global agreement designating oneworld as its exclusive airline alliance partner for 2016, in what is believed to be the biggest yet partnership of its kind. It will see the world’s leading organiser of travel and tourism events offer clients attending these events attractive discounts on the worldwide network of the most highly prized global airline alliance.
Mike Rusbridge, chairman of Reed Exhibitions is to retire at the end of 2015. Rusbridge joined Reed Exhibitions as its chief executive, Europe in 1988, becoming president of Europe and Asia in 1994 and appointed chairman and chief executive in 1996. During Rusbridge’ s time chairman, Reed Exhibitions has grown from a $400 million to $1.5 billion company and today organises 500 events in 43 countries, across 43 industry sectors with over seven million participants.
Reed Exhibitions has appointed Nick Pilbeam to the position of divisional director – travel. Newly appointed Pilbeam, who brings with him an enormous amount of growth strategy knowledge and industry insight, will head up the travel division of the world’s leading events organiser Reed Exhibitions. The renowned industry events that fall under Reed Travel Exhibitions include the International Luxury Travel Market portfolio, IBTM Events, and recently announced, WTM portfolio which consists of Reed Exhibitions flagship event World Travel Market in London.
Mark Walsh, group exhibitions director, Reed Travel Exhibitions, speaks to Breaking Travel News at Arabian Travel Market 2014.
Reed Travel Exhibitions, the world’s leading event’s organiser in the travel and tourism industry, has announced the topics that will be debated at the inaugural International Ski Travel Market (ISTM), which takes place in Austria on March 17-18, 2014.
The Arabian Travel Market roadshow arrives in Riyadh today to deliver a presentation at the offices of the Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities, to Saudi participants at this year’s exhibition. Executives from Reed Travel Exhibitions, the organiser of ATM, are conducting a workshop ahead of this year’s May 5th-8th event in Dubai, bringing together key industry figures in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to discuss marketing opportunities and how to showcase their proposition to ATM’s 21,000 trade visitors.