Lotus at World Travel Market
It's that time of year again and our team is busy making all the final arrangements for our clients during World Travel Market (2-5 November 2015).
Below is a quick summary of what our clients are up to during World Travel Market with many opportunities for agents, travel media and bloggers.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any opportunities, to set up any meetings or interviews, or to register for any of our events and/or press conferences.
We will continue to update this post with any additional client activity so do please check in again to see if there is anything relevant.
- Palladium Hotel Group, Stand EU1803
- Greek National Tourism Organisation, Stand EU1200, EU1270
- The Balearic Islands, Stand EU1550
- Ibiza Tourist Board, Stand EU1840/ EU1550
- State of Alaska, Stand NA350C
- CATA – The Central America Tourism Agency, Stand LA 470
- Visit Guernsey, Stand UK1540
- ‘In Liguria’, Stand EU2100
- LATAM Airlines Group (sharing a stand with Turismo Chile/ Brazil, stands LA500/LA100
- China National Tourism Administration, Stand AS650 (including our client Wendy Wu Tours)
Stand Number: EU1803
Main news hook:
Palladium Hotel Group to launch five star Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife in Autumn 2016. Located in the sunny southern coast near Adeje, this unique beachfront hotel will soon be ready to rock! The 624 room resort, spread across two towers (Oasis and Nirvana) will boast three pools, access to a natural seawater lagoon and a recreation area. Guests can enjoy chilling our at the Rock Spa ®, sculpting their body at the Body Rock ® gym or resting up in the Rock Royalty level suites.
Palladium Hotel Group will also be launching a new hotel in Madrid in 2016 under sub-brand Ayre Hoteles.
Events for press and relevant bloggers: Gin & Tonic reception on stand on Monday 2 from 4pm to 5pm to announce details of launch of Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife. Invite only. To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stand Number: EU1200, EU1270
Main news hook:
Greece continues to be a key destination for UK holidaymakers. In 2015 and beyond, Greece has some exciting new tourism developments including a new marina on the Greek island of Rhodes, a revamp of the Piraeus Port facilities (to be completed by the end of 2015), the completion of the new National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) at the former Fix brewery in Athens, set to open in March 2016, and the privatisation of 14 Greek regional airports.
Events for press, relevant bloggers, and relevant agents selling Greek holidays:
Monday 2 November, 13:30-15.00: GNTO press conference, lunch and networking event in Platinum Suite 1. RSVP email@example.com
Stand Number: EU1550
Main news hook:
The Balearic Islands has long been a go-to destination for elite and amateur athletes. At WTM 2015, The Balearic Islands will highlight the sports opportunities and developments for athletes, as well as promoting their unique gastronomy, following a range of new gastro developments in Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.
On stand events: Pop by the stand at 12.00 on Tuesday to catch a glimpse of Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE, who will be hosting a short (invite only) presentation on the unique sports offering of The Balearic Islands
Events for press/ relevant bloggers:
12.00 on Tuesday 3 on the stand (EU1550), presentation and photo opportunity with Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE, and Irish cycling hero, Sean Kelly. Join a short presentation on The Balearic Islands as a sports destination (places are limited, please RSVP to Lucy@wearelotus.co.uk).
6pm-8pm on Tuesday 3: As The Balearic Islands expands its foodie offering, this event offers a unique tasting of local Balearic produce at Iberica Canary Wharf (12 Cabot Square, London E14 4QQ), as well as an update on the gastro side of The Balearics (places are limited, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Stand Number: EU1840/ EU1550
Main news hook: Ibiza continues to promote its more authentic side, showcasing the 'other side of Ibiza', away from the nightlife.
Events for press a/o relevant bloggers: Drinks reception on the stand on Monday 2 November from 16.00 - 17.30. Places are limited. Please contact email@example.com
Interview Opportunity: Meeting meetings and tour operators meetings are available on request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stand Number: NA350C
Main news hook
As the US celebrates 100 years of the National Parks Service in 2016, Alaska is embracing the anniversary with a range of park developments.Within the tourism industry, Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, will host both the Go West Summit and Adventure World Travel Summit in 2016.Pop by the stand to find out more!
Interview Opportunity: Jesse Carlstrom from the State of Alaska is available to discuss Alaska’s new strategy in the UK, it’s ever increasing developments with the UK tour operation, increased flight programmes from the UK and sample Alaska itineraries. (Please note, Jesse's diary is filling up quickly. Contact Alaska@wearelotus.co.uk)
Stand Number: LA 470
Main news hooks:
CATA launches pan-European campaign to promote multi-destination travel to Central America
The tourism promotion agency for Central America, representing Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, has launched a pan-European campaign to maintain the steady growth of European travellers to the region.
New flight routes open Central America for UK travellers
Central America is becoming more accessible to UK travellers with the launch of the first non-stop flights to Costa Rica from the UK and new routes between Central American countries. In May 2016, British Airways begins a non-stop service from London Gatwick to the Costa Rican capital, San Jose, which follows the inaugural direct flights by Thomson Airways to the northern city of Liberia in November 2015.
Travel within Central America is being made easier thanks to new flights from VivaCam, a new low-cost carrier from the Viva Airlines Group, offering daily connections between the main Central American cities before the end of 2015; Air Panama, with a new thrice weekly flight between San Jose and Bocas del Toro, Panama, via the city of David in Panama; and Costa Rican carrier, Nature Air, launching new flights to Ometepe Island and Costa Smeralda in Nicaragua in December 2015.
Interview Opportunity: Interview opportunities available with CATA president to discuss developments in Central America, CATA's first pan-European campaign, new flight routes from the UK, new tour operator programmes and how CATA works with the UK travel industry (RSVP email@example.com).
Interviews also available with specific Central American Tourism Ministers available on request (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama). RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stand Number: AS650
Events for press and relevant bloggers: The Vice Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration Mr Li Shihong to host a China tourism reception on Tuesday 3 November at 13.30- 15.00 on the China stand (AS650).
With presentations from China’s leading tourism and travel related companies including Wendy Wu Tours (Laurence Hicks), CTS Horizons, Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines, this event offers a unique networking opportunity for media and travel businesses interested in travel to and around China.
*Please note, Lotus is offering limited media places on behalf of client Wendy Wu Tours
Interview opportunities also available with the following clients:
- Visit Guernsey (UK1540) – contact email@example.com
- ‘In Liguria’ (EU2100) - contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- LATAM Airlines Group (sharing a stand with Turismo Chile/ Brazil) stands LA500/LA100. – contact email@example.com
- Palma Tourist Board (sharing a stand with Balearic Islands EU1550) – contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not hesitate to contact our team to discuss any of these opportunities further - 02079537470