World Travel Market


On Monday we headed down to ExCel in London’s Docklands for the annual WTM shindig. Billed as ‘the event for the global travel industry to meet and do business,’ it did indeed feel like the whole world was there. 

These types of events are not really for us – large hotels chains pumping out contracts, whole regions looking to market themselves and hundreds of 2/3 star hotels hoping to find mass market agents on the look out for average accommodation. We don’t usually do much in the way of new business, but we got some reasonable toys for our children – particularly the stress balls, given to us by some lovely ladies from Abu Dhabi.

However, it’s a great opportunity to catch up with some old friends from Italy, albeit on a more personal level. And we have some great news. Claudio from Maggiore car rental continues to offer Essential Italy some excellent rates, which we pass straight onto our clients. Time to upgrade to something a little more sporty on the next trip?