WTM London announces TUI Group as WTM Buyers’ Club headline sponsor

World Travel Market (WTM) London has announced TUI Group as headline sponsor of its prestigious WTM Buyers’ Club.

At this year´s WTM, TUI Group Product & Purchasing will team up with the WTM Buyers’ Club, the business club for senior travel industry decision makers with direct purchasing responsibility. More than 9,100 members of the WTM Buyers’ Club will attend WTM London 2016, having over 865,500 on-stand meetings.

Managing director, TUI Group Product & Purchasing, Garry Wilson said: “I’m delighted to be able to announce our headline sponsorship of the WTM Buyers’ Club at WTM London 2016. It is important to highlight the significance of WTM London to a business such as TUI Group and specifically purchasing. Every year we enter into thousands of agreements with our hotel partners that are specifically selected to provide our customers with the best holiday experiences from TUI. The key to such success is having the best and most professional teams who are aligned to the vision of our business. We will continue to grow and search out new opportunities and I’m very excited about new potential partners we will meet and build relationships with during WTM London.”

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TUI Group Product & Purchasing is instrumental to the success of TUI Group which on an annual basis will enter into more than 15,000 accommodation contracts within destinations generating over $5.5 billion in turnover for TUI´s hotel partners.

TUI Group’s portfolio consists of market leading tour operators, 1,800 travel agencies and leading online portals, six airlines with more than 130 aircraft, over 300 hotels with 210,000 beds, 13 cruise liners and incoming agencies in all major holiday destinations.

Senior director, World Travel Market London, Simon Press commented on the partnership: “WTM London is delighted to have TUI as the headline sponsor of the WTM Buyers’ Club. TUI is the largest travel company in the world and it is great to have it playing such a key role in WTM London 2016, the leading global event for the travel industry.”