World Travel Market at ExCel exhibition centre

Just back from an extraordinary few days at what is claimed to be the biggest travel show on the planet – the World Travel Market, at the spectacular ExCel exhibition centre in London’s Docklands.  From Dorset, it’s not what you might call accessible but, boy, is it big!

With well over 4,000 exhibitors from all over the globe (including, I was pleased to see, Bournemouth University and the National Coastal Tourism Academy, over on stand EM1203), it can be a bit daunting – but what a great opportunity to catch with old friends and build new business relationships.

Next year’s event runs from November 3 to 6, and Simon Scarborough Associates will definitely be there – maybe Bournemouth’s hospitality industry could get more involved?