WTM space 'sold out'


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."