Lotus at World Travel Market 2017 6-8 November 2017


Lotus has a range of clients exhibiting at this World Travel Market 2017 (6-8 November), and we are looking forward to sharing their opportunities with you.

With a range of press conferences, presentations, events and interview options, there are multiple opportunities for travel media, as well as travel bloggers and the wider travel industry.

Below is a summary of key events and opportunities. Please do not hesitate to contact us to register for an event or press conference, to set up a meeting or interview or to discuss press trips or any other opportunities.

We will continue to update this post with further information in the lead-up to WTM so please do check-in again for additional updates.

  • The Balearic Islands, Stand EU1400
  • Palma Tourist Board, Stand EU1400 (part of Balearic Islands)
  • Palladium Hotel Group, Stand EU1803
  • Visit Guernsey, Room 16, South Gallery on Tuesday 7 November
  • Philippine Airlines, Stand AS800 (sharing with The Philippines)
  • Heathrow Express, Stand UKI300 (Sharing with Heathrow and UKInbound)
  • La Palma, Stand EU1640 (part of the Canary Islands)
  • Central America Tourism Agency, Stand LA355 (sharing with Honduras)
  • Efteling, Stand EU500 (sharing with the Netherlands Tourist Board)
  • Santa Eulalia Tourist Board, Stand EU1430 (part of Ibiza stand)
  • Latin American Travel Association (LATA), no stand but chairman available for interviews
  • Visit Andorra, South gallery room 15 on Tuesday




Stand Number: EU1400

Stories, angles and themes:

Located in the Mediterranean Sea, the Balearic Islands archipelago continues to be a favourite holiday destination for British visitors. At WTM 2017, the Balearic Islands tourist board will be promoting the theme of sustainability and discussing how it is developing a sustainable and long-term tourism strategy and planned tourism initiatives.

Press events:Breakfast briefing on Tuesday 7 November at 0900 at The Crowne Plaza. Limited space. RSVP balaearicislands@wearelotus.co.uk

Interview Opportunities: 

Interviews will be available with representatives from each island.Please contact Kate McWilliams, Kate@wearelotus.co.uk, 0207 953 7470.



Stand Number: EU1400

Stories, angles and themes:

The buzzing Balearic Island capital Palma de Mallorca is awash with fantastic restaurants and tapas bars, beautiful boutiques, sophisticated cafes and architectural gems that are peppered across the city, from the magnificent Gothic cathedral and the 14th Century Plaza Mayor, to the Alcazar-turned-Royal Palace, La Almudaina.  During WTM 2017, Palma de Mallorca launches its new city break and gastro tourism strategy and introduces its new gastro tourism ambassadors.

Press events:

Press conference on Tuesday 7 November at 1100 on stand EU1400 focusing on Palma as a gastro tourism destination. RSVP or Lucy@wearelotus.co.uk

Offsite gastro event & ‘degustacion’ with Michelin star chef ambassadors on Thursday 10 November at the Melia White House, Albany St, London NW1 3UP, 6.30-9.30 pm. There is an invitation only event with limited availability. To register your interest, email Lucy@wearelotus.co.uk.

Interview Opportunities: 

Palma Tourist Board director Pedro Homar will be available to talk about Palma tourist board’s strategy focused on encouraging visitation all year round (through city breaks & gastro breaks). Please contact kate@wearelotus.co.uk or Lucy@wearelotus.co.uk


Stand Number: EU1803

Stories, angles and themes:

Spain’s leading hotel company, Palladium Hotel Group goes from strength to strength. Following the success of the launch of Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife, Palladium Hotel Group has recently announced the development of two new properties in Mexico, as well as the launch of new brand, TRS.

At WTM 2017, Palladium Hotel Group will be introducing the travel industry to its latest hotel developments in Mexico and the Caribbean including two new luxury properties in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula (Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa and TRS Coral Hotel).

Press events:

Palladium cocktail for relevant Palladium tour ops, media and bloggers on stand EU1803 on Monday 6 November from 1600. Limited space available. RSVP: Kate McWilliams/ Georgina Oakley phg@wearelotus.co.uk

Interview opportunities:

Sergio Zertuche, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer or Nacho Gozalbo, Commercial Director for UK, France & Scandinavia will be available to discuss 2017 successes and 2018 plans including two new properties in Mexico. Contact Kate McWilliams or Georgina Oakley, phg@wearelotus.co.uk


Room 16, South Gallery on Tuesday 7 November

Stories, angles and themes:

For 2018 Guernsey is expecting a boost in tourism generated by new blockbuster film starring Lilly James, based on the novel ‘Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society’.

Press events:

Guernsey Tourism Update on Tuesday 7 November, at 11.30 in South Gallery 16

Interview Opportunities:

To set up a meeting on Monday 6 or Tuesday 7 November in the afternoon with Wendy Pedder, Marketing Manager for Visit Guernsey, please contact georgina@wearelotus.co.uk



Stand: AS800 (Sharing with the Philippines)

Stories, angles and themes:

As well as providing a premium on board experience with newly upgraded aircraft, Philippine Airlines’ extensive network across Asia, Australia and New Zealand offers competitive flight deals from London to the Far East.

Press events:

Open the airline drinks trolley and share a cocktail with the team from 3.30 pm on Monday 6 November on the stand and find out more about the PAL extensive network and press trip opportunities.

Interview Opportunities:

To set up a meeting with Ria Domingo, VP Marketing, Philippine Airlines, contact frances@wearelotus.co.uk


Stand Number: UKI300 (shared with Heathrow and UKInbound)

Stories, angles and themes:

Providing a premium service, excellent customer service and the fastest route from central London to the UK’s hub airport, Heathrow Express has grown passenger journeys by 9% in 2017.

This year at WTM, Heathrow Express will be releasing more insights from its Business Traveller report.

Interview opportunities:

Fraser Brown, Director of Heathrow Express will be available for interview on request. Contact: Frances Tuke, frances@wearelotus.co.uk. 020 79537 7470.


Stand Number: EU1640

Stories, angles and themes:

The lesser-known Canary Island, La Palma, has a unique landscape and an abundance of nature and wildlife. It is looking to increase its profile as a destination for hiking and stargazing.

La Palma is interested in setting up meetings with UK tour operators that sell La Palma or are looking to develop their product portfolio. For interviews or meetings contact Isabel Luque, lapalma@wearelotus.co.uk


Stories, angles and themes:

The Central America Tourism Agency brings together the seven countries of Central America: Belize, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Costa Rica. CATA strives to promote multi-destination travel within the Central American region.

Press events:

Cocktails, Monday 6 November, from 3.00 pm. Open to relevant tour operators and press. RSVP: lucy@wearelotus.co.uk


Stand: EU500 (Sharing with Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions)

Stories, angles and themes:

Located in the south of Holland, Efteling is one of the largest theme parks in Europe, attracting more than 130 million visitors since its opening in 1952. Through a programme of phased growth over the coming years, Efteling aims to become an international destination with five million visitors per year by 2020. Efteling is a unique theme park proposition offering great value for money and has a year-round appeal.

Interview Opportunities:

To set up a meeting or interview with Claire Hancer, Country Manager, UK and Ireland, please contact lucy@wearelotus.co.uk



Ibiza’s second largest town, Santa Eulalia , is located on the East of the island and offers a pretty coastline, authentic restaurants, and a wide selection of top-of-the-range hotels making it an ideal holiday spot.To set up a meeting, please contact jules@wearelotus.co.uk


No stand.

Stories, angles and themes:

LATA’s objective is to promote sustainable travel to and around Latin Amarica. 2017 marks 25 years of LATA and the organisation has gone from strength to strength, now with over 300 members. LATA has recently appointed Colin Stewart of Air Europa as the new chairman.

Interview Opportunities:

The new LATA chairman, Colin Stewart, has limited availability for interviews but interest can be registered @ latapr@wearelotus.co.uk.



Room 15 South Gallery on Tuesday 7 November

Partners with Snowsport England, Andorra continues to attract a growing fan base for first time skiers and snow boarders. With record visitor numbers this summer, representatives from hotels and the tourist board will be in South Gallery Room 15 on Tuesday.

For media or trade partnership enquiries contact Georgina@wearelotus.co.uk


Images from left to right:

1. Abriendo Mentes, Costa Rica, Copyright KateHood.com
2. Nuevas Esperanzas, Nicaragua 
3. Vidarte Space, Brazil