Greece is among the 65 countries that have confirmed their participation in WTM London 2021, the leading global event for the travel industry scheduled to take place at ExCeL London next month.
According to an announcement by WTM London, thousands of delegates will gather at ExCeL London during 1-3 November for the physical event, and – thanks to an innovative new hybrid format – there will be a virtual event between 8-9 November.
Exhibitors represent a wide range of tourism companies and organisations, including tourist boards, hotel chains, cruise lines, DMCs and major attractions, and many will host partners on their stands, to support smaller enterprises.
Europe leads the way, with representatives from almost 30 countries attending as exhibitors, from major destinations such as France, Greece, Spain and smaller ones, such as Sardinia, Armenia and Gibraltar.
Greece’s stand will be run by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and host a number of Greek exhibitors including representatives of hotels, regions and travel companies from across the country and its islands.
Another 38 countries from further afield will be represented – from major destinations such as the US and India, and smaller, niche exhibitors representing businesses and tourist organisations in the likes of the Falklands, Galapagos and Iran.
Every continent is featured, with exhibitors from countries in Central and South America such as Peru and Guatemala; from African nations such as Tanzania, South Africaand Egypt; from Asia, such as Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Emerging destinations will be represented at WTM London, such as Japan and its capital, which are keen to capitalise on the legacy of the hugely popular Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Middle East and the Gulf regions are well represented with the likes of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
“With travel restrictions around the world easing and consumer confidence growing each day, the number of confirmed exhibitors attending the live event continues to grow – reflecting the ambitious plans from trade professionals around the world to reconnect, rebuild and innovate,” the announcement said.