This year's Trade Open Days at World Travel Market - Wednesday and Thursday November 13 and 14, ExCeL, Dockland's London - gives travel trade professionals the opportunity to meet over 5,000 exhibitors representing over 180 countries and participate in the many conferences, debates, seminars and workshops dealing with issues that directly impact on the industry.
Fiona Jeffery, group exhibition director, World Travel Market comments: "We have created a two day programme that tackle issues as diverse as branding, technology and training to online distribution, sustainable tourism and global marketing.
"Additionally, we have linked up with some of the biggest and most respected names within the industry - Travel Choice, OTC, My Travel, Advantage and World Choice, KPMG, WWF, United Nations Environment Programme, ABTA, CIMTIG, and the UK's leading travel trade publications."
Now in its eighth year, Environmental Awareness Day has become an established and highly popular part of WTM.
Supported by WWF, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), ABTA and Green Globe 21, it is a day of diversity, an opportunity for those who have not as yet embraced the issues to do so and to recognise the effect and impact they potentially have on their business.
WWF, the global environment network, will be sponsoring the debate for the second year running. 'Destination Sustainability' is to be hosted, as last year, by broadcaster and TV personality John Stapleton.
United Nations Environment Programme together with Tour Operators Initiative are running a workshop entitled 'Sustainable Tourism; Your future - The Business Perspective' and Green Globe 21 a mini conference on 'Organic Agritourism and Rural Ecotourism'.
In addition the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) are holding a seminar on 'Corporate and Social Responsibility'.
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.
Every issue also contains a collation of international and regional news and topical features of interest to readers.