Press conferences, media drop ins, culinary events and official ceremonies with Lotus UK at WTM

Lotus UK is running a number of press conferences, media drop ins, culinary events and official ceremonies during WTM for its clients across the globe. Please see full details and RSVP contacts below: 

Ceremony with John Craven OBE

Wendy Wu Tours partnering with CNTO and Sichuan Tourism invites you to the official ceremony endorsing John Craven OBE as the Sichuan Tourism- UK Panda Ambassador.

Where: CNTO AS700  

When: Monday 4 November, 11.30am

RSVP:  Frances Tuke – / 07415 136 001


Ecuador press conference

Vinicio Alvarado Espinel, the new tourism minister for Ecuador, will present the country’s new marketing campaign for 2014. A light lunch and Ecuadorian coffee and hot chocolate will also be served.

When: Monday 4th November, 12-1pm

Where: SG5 South Gallery

RSVP: Nina Derham – / 07961 401 492



1. Press Conference

Mrs Olga Kefalogianni, Greek Minister for Tourism, will provide an overview of Greek tourism in 2013 and Greece tourism strategy for 2014, highlighting gastronomy, developments in Athens, and updates on how Greece is becoming a year round destination.

When: Monday 4 November, 13.30 – 14.30

Where: Platinum Suite 1

2. Media drop in, cooking show, lunch and goodies

Cookery demonstration, lunch and meet the exhibitors. 

Courtesy of Aldemar Hotels & Resorts and Santorini – Year of Gastronomy. Sample the best of Greek wines and delicacies and meet the teams.

When: Monday 4 November, 14.30 – 16.00

Where: EM1000

RSVP: Jules Ugo - / 07957 133 939


Ibiza media drop in

Finish the first day of WTM with a celebratory drink and some authentic Ibizencan food and hospitality. Meet with Carmen Sanchez, Director UK & Ireland, Ibiza Tourism Board and Carmen Ferrer Torres, Minister of Tourism

When: Monday 4th November 15.30-17.00

Where: Stand number EM1645

RSVP: Jules Ugo - / 07957 133 939



1. Press Conference

Mr Jose Manuel Soria, Spain’s Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism gives an update on Spain as a tourist destination, looking at key results for 2013 and initiatives for 2014 as well as launching SPN – a brand new iPad magazine and mobile app.

When: Monday 4th November, 13.30 - 14.30  

Where: North Gallery Room, 16/17, World Travel Market (ExCel, London)

2. Culinary reception with Michelin starred chef

An evening of Spanish wine and tapas created by Michelin starred chef Marcos Moran.

When: Monday 4 November, 6.30pm – 8.30 pm

Where: Hispania Restaurant, 72-74 Lombard Street, Bank, London EC3V 9AY.