Europe’s largest travel-related technology and marketing event takes place in London next month.
Now in its eighth year, Travel Technology Europe is expected to showcase around 80 specialist exhibitors and attract more than 3,000 visitors.
Being held at Earls Court 2 in London from 8 to 9 February 2011, the event is free to visitors and features a range of services designed to ensure they make the very most of their time at the Show and can plan a schedule that meets their individual needs.
As well as the free Advice Centre, which provides indispensable one-on-one technology guidance to visitors, there is a far reaching seminar programme across two theatres free-of-charge for the first time.
In the Live Presentation Theatre industry experts will stage a series of case study presentations highlighting how technology has helped real businesses overcome recent challenges. Running parallel will be another free seminar programme, being held in the Travolution Seminar Theatre, aimed at offering an insight into current travel technology trends. Open to all visitors, the programme has been created by the editorial team at Travolution. Subjects up for discussion range from mobile marketing and the use of Google advertising to the future of online video and social networks.
TTE 2011 also offers visitors a comprehensive range of travel-related technologies all under one roof - from back office and reservations systems to the latest in social media apps and website analytics.
Mike Sherrard, MD of Centaur Travel Group said: “Technology underpins all modern travel businesses, which must seek to constantly innovate to stay competitive and keep pace with customer expectations. That is why Travel Technology Europe is a must-visit for anyone interested in developing their business strategy and staying up to date with the latest technology trends.”
However, the event is not just about the technology, it’s also about the people. TTE 2011 offers an unrivalled opportunity to catch up with new providers, bolster existing relationships and network with people from the best of Europe’s travel technology companies. Visitors to Europe’s premier travel technology event typically come from right across the travel and tourism sector ranging from tour operators, travel agents and online travel providers to representatives from hotel chains, destination management companies, cruise companies and airlines.
There is also a clear pan-European flavour to this year’s event with a number of exhibitors coming from the European mainland. For example, Germany is well-represented with the likes of ISO Travel Solutions, Planet49 and Ypsilon.Net already signed up. From the Netherlands, mobile travel information provider Travelnotifier will be appearing while Danish back-office software firm ProCon Solutions will again be at the Show.
Originally launched as a UK-centric show, the event was re-branded Travel Technology Europe last year to reflect the growing involvement of Europe-based travel organisations.
Mike Sherrard added: “The UK remains an obvious location for hosting the Show as it leads innovation in the travel technology field. We are actively promoting the show in Europe to encourage increasing numbers of European exhibitors and visitors to attend and keep abreast of the latest developments.”
For more information and to register free for the event visit www.traveltechnologyeurope.com