WTM London 2017 to discuss Brexit effect on UK tourism

WTM London 2017


World Travel Market London 2017 (WTM London) will hold a ‘World Travel Leaders’ session, which will see a panel of senior executives discuss the impact of Brexit on UK tourism.

‘UK Markets – What can we expect in 2018’ will be the main topic for discussion, and industry experts will investigate the potential issues the UK’s outbound, inbound and domestic markets will face.

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Key speakers will include head of travel, Euromonitor International, Caroline Bremner; CEO, Shearings Leisure Group, Richard Calvert; managing director, TUI UK & Ireland, Nick Longman; and development director, Imagine Cruising, Peter Shanks.

Senior director, WTM London, Simon Press commented: “Some of the effects of last year’s Brexit referendum are being felt already, so it will be fascinating to hear what these industry bosses think will happen in the future. There are many other challenges and opportunities to consider too – how the fall in sterling is affecting inbound and outbound tourism, and how security issues are affecting travel trends, for example.”

He concluded: “Our panellists have decades of expertise to draw upon, as well as the latest market analysis, so their insights will help delegates to get a clearer picture of what to expect in 2018 and beyond.”

The World Travel Leaders session: ‘UK Markets – What can we expect in 2018’ – organised by GisbyEast – will take place in the WTM Inspire Theatre on November 6, from 14:00-15:15.