World Travel Market 2002 has virtually "sold out" all available exhibition space at its new venue, ExCeL in London Docklands - eight months before opening.
Overall exhibition space is expected to increase by more than 18 per cent in comparison to 2001 at Earls Court.
"This is an unprecedented situation and like no other year we have experienced", said Fiona Jeffery, group exhibition director.
"There is a clear mood of optimism that the industry's fortunes will be considerably more positive, by the third and fourth quarters of this year."
TTN is the most established trade publication in the Middle East distributed on a controlled circulation basis to members of the travel and tourism industry.
Published monthly by Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group, the region’s foremost trade publisher, TTN is aimed at professionals in the industry, from travel agents to airline and hotel personnel.
TTN provides in-depth and extensive coverage of relevant issues in the Middle East and North Africa as well as in other parts of the world. Travel related news, analysis, and new appointments together with information on up-coming exhibitions, marketing and promotional campaigns are presented in an innovative and striking colour tabloid.
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