World Travel Market London 2015: An exciting festival programme

On Wednesday, November 4 at the World Travel Market (WTM) London 2015, a number of exhibitors will be participating in the exhibition’s festival programme.

Among the many exhibitors to be hosting WTM London’s dedicated festival programme until 20:00 will be the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) and Mexico.

The festivals grant industry entities the chance to socialise after the traditional working hours in a vibrant atmosphere. Those attending will be immersed in the culture, hospitality and cuisine of each exhibitor.

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With 2015 having been named the Year of Mexico in the UK, a lively party is anticipated at the Mexico pavilion, where the country will be showcasing its gastronomy with tastings from its 80 exhibiting destinations as well as a live band.

Hosting a street party in the Caribbean Village Area, CTO’s stand will impress visitors with live Calypso and steel drum music, local cuisine and tropical rum punch.

Moving on to the India pavilion, tourism entities will be shedding light on its ‘Taste of India’ themed festival, featuring diverse cuisine from every corner of the country, live Indian dance and music, and a showcase of the country’s rich cultural heritage.

Meanwhile, The Polish Tourist Organisation and Polish travel industry partners are hosting a Networking Party offering visitors the opportunity to liaise with the country’s travel industry representatives. Local specialities and live music will be offered.

Finally, Vietnam will be serving up Vietnamese street food while it showcases its colourful traditions; Nepal will be focusing on nature, culture and adventure during its festival; and Indonesia, a country with a rich festival tradition, will demonstrate its diverse country of origins and religions.

Senior director, World Travel Market London, Simon Press remarked: “The WTM London festivals were only introduced last year to celebrate the 35th year of WTM but they were so successful that we decided to do them again this year.

“This year the festivals look to be even bigger and better with plenty of opportunity for informal networking and fun for all attendees. If you have the opportunity, come and experience the culture, hospitality and cuisine of these exhibitors.”