WTM to be hit by further transport disruption

By Linsey McNeill
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WTM will be hit by train strikes on both the first and last day of the show, which will take place at London’s ExCeL.

Rail workers had originally planned to walk out on 3, 5 and 7 November in the latest round of industrial action.

However, the RMT union has shifted the dates to 5, 7 and 9 November to avoid affecting the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Day on 3 November.

WTM starts on 7 November and ends of 9 November, meaning delegates will face transport disruption on both the first and final days of the show.

The industrial action is likely to affect train services to and from London, with rail companies warning of severe disruption.

Overland and underground services within London could also be disrupted, although trains and tubes will still operate.

Exhibition Director Juliette Losardo said: “It’s disappointing that strikes have been called on the first and last days of World Travel Market London, but our message is – business as usual.

‘’National Rail services coming into the capital will be affected, but Transport for London services are operating as scheduled. ExCeL London is a world-class venue with infrastructure to remedy issues such as these.

“If you’d normally rely on National Rail services, consider local accommodation, or utilise ExCeL London’s car parking facilities.

“Over the past few years our sector has navigated far worse, and we’re confident the travel community will be out in force!”

Find out more about how to get to WTM here.

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