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Title: Issue Date: 25/09/00
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• World Travel Market weekly update •

WTM, Earls Court, LondonNovember 13-16 2000

Meridian Days (invitation only): November 13-14

International Travel Trade Open Days: November 15-16

WTM Customer Service Hotline: 08707 333986

A TRIP on the Orient Express to Venice, a holiday to Thailand and airline flights are up for grabs for agents who take part in WTM’s Discovery event.

The annual event, traditionally held on Wednesday and Thursday during WTM, is designed specifically with an agent focus.

The main feature of the Discovery programme is a product trail, with takes agents around the WTMarena, following a series of clues.

To enter each prize draw on exhibitors’ stands, agents have to answer questions correctly about product or service as they go round the product trail.

Examples of prizes included a trip for two on the Orient Express to Venice; a five-night holiday to Thailand and Cambodia with Raffles International Hotels and Resorts and two Diamond Euroclass tickets to anywhere on the British Midland network. The event also aims to be educational, with a series of seminars.

ARTACchairman Colin Heal, The Travel Channel commercial director Gary Wardrope and Holidays by Phone managing director Steve Endacott are guest speakers at a debate called Death of a Salesman, to be held on Thursday at 10.30am.

The debate aims to discuss the changing role of the high-street travel agency and will be chaired byTravel Weekly editor Jeremy Skidmore.

Other seminars will be run by Paul Richer, senior partner at Genesys – The Travel Technology Consultancy, Holiday Autos UK and Ireland managing director Tony Seaman and project director John Whittaker.

Booking is free but places are limited on these highly popular seminars. Bookings can be made on the Web site: or by calling the WTM seminar bookings office on tel: 0870 7511482 or fax: 0870 7511483.

There will be two seminar booking desks at Earls Court, one in the link way between halls one and two and one on the first floor, Earls Court One.