The opening press conference to World Travel Market will soon be unveiling its official WTM London Industry Report, which sets out to gage the conversations taking place on the WTM London exhibition floor, the sentiment of the industry and UK holidaymakers, as well as to discover the popular destinations for the following year.

There is an undoubted pent-up demand from people to travel in 2023, so it’s crucial your business is one-step ahead in helping to plan for the future. This event is for Media only.


Speakers include Claire Steiner - a senior HR professional with a particular focus and passion for next-generation talent. She is the UK Director for the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership, which provides multi-country educational programs introducing students to career opportunities, particularly in countries where Travel & Tourism is a vital part of the economy.

She is also a Board Director of the Institute of Travel & Tourism, Chair of the ITT Education and Training Committee, and co-Founder of Future You, bringing together industry and future talent to inspire and inform, with an emphasis on DEI to reflect and encourage the diverse audiences of Future You.

Also speaking is John Strickland, a Director, JLS Consulting, with almost 40 years of experience in the air transport industry, embracing all the major airline business models and holding senior positions with airlines including British Airways and KLMuk. He was instrumental in the decision by KLM to establish the low-cost airline Buzz and in defining its network strategy.

He founded JLS Consulting in 2003 to provide strategic advisory services for the air transport industry. Working internationally at Board Level, clients include airports, airlines, investors, and other industry partners, who benefit from his expertise and excellent personal network.

John is a leading commentator on the airline sector for media worldwide, providing informed business and financial analysis for the news agenda. He is seen regularly on channels including the BBC, Bloomberg, and CNN. BBC journalist, Peter Nunn, is set to be the moderator.

To be held at +London+E16+1XL/@51.5071082,0.0283474,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x47d8a8716eb430e7:0x2ad01cae507616ee!8m2!3d51.5071049!4d0.0305361">ExCeL London, World Travel Market takes place from November 7 to 9.