World Travel Market announces Technology and Online Travel seminar line up

Friday 13, August 2010


World Travel Market announces Technology and Online Travel seminar line up


British Airways,, Google, Yahoo! and Wayn all to speak at WTM 2010.


World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry, has expanded its Technology and Online Travel  event programme with a number of leading organisations taking part including British Airways,, TUI Travel, Google, Yahoo! and WAYN.


The comprehensive seven-session programme, organised by travel technology consultancy Genesys, takes place over Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 November covering all aspects of technology and online travel including social media, mobile technology and search engine marketing.


British Airways Manager & Mobile Innovations Chris Carmichael and Head of Innovation Marko Balabanovic will answer the question Does Mobile Matter? on Tuesday 9 November.


They are joined on the panel by user centred design consultancy cxpartners Manager Director Giles Colborne and marketing consultancy Crosscap Chief Marketing Officer Kerry Harris.


Where Are You Now (WAYN) Director Jerome Touze will talk about the social media revolution and how travel companies can capitalise on facebook, twitter, Youtube, blogs and other digital platforms.


On Wednesday 9 November Tui Travel Director Web Strategy & Business Development Sandra Leonhard gives her expert advice on website content in the session Customers Need Content she will be joined by Frommer’s Unlimited, EMEA Director, Giles Longhurst.


Furthermore, Google, Yahoo! and Bing (Microsoft) travel industry bosses Nate Bucholz, Tracey Cheffey and Caroline Mastoras will answer questions on search engine marketing and how best to utilise the search engines.


World Travel Market Exhibition Director Simon Press said:  “The Technology and Online Travel region of World Travel Market is the fastest growing in the exhibition so its event programme has increased in 2010 to reflect this.


“The thought-provoking and practical Technology and Online Travel programme is a great service to our expanding exhibitor and visitor bases.”



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