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online GTTHE 2011 exhibition

Global Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Exhibition 2011 1 – 31 JULY 2011

the show

As the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industries continue to recover from the world financial crisis of 2009-2010, the Global Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Exhibition (GTTHE) 2011 is an excellent opportunity for companies in this sector to solicit potential customers and forge new partnerships. GTTHE 2011 is a premier online event for the global travel, tourism and hospitality industries. This unique online event is an excellent opportunity for travel industry professionals from around the world to connect and network with peers, conduct & negotiate new business opportunities, and increase brand awareness. The popularity of online events has increased over the past 2 years as participants of traditional trade shows are taking advantage of the reduced cost to exhibit and attend these online events at their own convenience. Many traditional trade show participants are starting to incorporating online trade shows into their normal event calendar and are seeing great results.

our company

Who we are IMC Business Global Plc is a European company based in Cyprus. was founded to build on the success of its parent company IMC International Merchandising Centre, an organisation with more than 20 years experience in organising successful physical conferences, events, exhibitions and international trade fairs. BusinessGlobal has created significant momentum with the assistance of international trade associations and the support of government organisations and embassies. Via our mother company, the central hub of a network of 180 country-specific websites, your company will be in the position to be interlinked with all the country-specific websites worlwide.

in general

International tourism recovered strongly in 2010 according to the Advance Release of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer. International tourist arrivals were up by almost 7% reaching 935 million, following the 4% decline in 2009 – the year hardest hit by the global economic crisis. The vast majority of destinations worldwide posted positive figures, sufficient to offset recent losses or bring them close to this target. However, recovery came at different speeds and was primarily driven by emerging economies. According to Tourism 2020 Vision, a long-term forecast and assessment of the development of tourism through 2020 published by the UNWTO, the current slowdown will be compensated in the medium to long term. By 2020, international arrivals are expected to reach nearly 1.6 billion out of which 1.2 billion will be intra-regional and 378 million will be long-haul travelers. Following a year of global recovery in 2010, growth is expected to continue for the tourism sector in 2011 but at a slower pace. The UNWTO forecasts international tourist arrivals to grow between 4% to 5% in 2011, a rate slightly above the long-term average.


The demands of the Travel, Tourism & Hospitality marketplace continue to evolve and this online exhibition provides a unique opportunity for exhibitors to build brand awareness, establish new franchising partnerships, reach new customers and recruit new suppliers. With thousands of daily trade visitors, GTTHE 2011 is a perfect vehicle for businesses seeking to build new relationships and re-energise their organisations.

exhibiting categories

Travel, Tourism and Hospitality suppliers will exhibit a wide range of commissionable products and services:




event highlights

GTTHE 2011 features a theatre from where a number of distinguished speakers and panelists will discuss industry trends and present up-to-the minute information and statistics in their keynote addresses.

We welcome interest for speakers from:

Interesting Topics

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features and functionality of ExpoPark

The ExpoPark ExpoPark™ simulates a real-life Exposition Park, from where visitors can choose to navigate and visit any of the multiple exhibitions hosted at ExpoPark's virtual buildings.

Exhibitions Each Exhibition within ExpoPark™ offers its own theatre where visitors can access on-demand webinars, interviews, infomercials, promotional videos and keynote speeches; a document library where they can browse all documentation relating to the show; its own networking areas where attendees can network with each other in real time to create the right conditions for future business opportunities.

Exhibitor Stands Exhibitor stands form an integral part of each Exhibition Show. Each Exhibitor has a choice of their own professionally pre-designed stand which includes their company profile, product and services catalogues, corporate brochures and videos, as well as functionality for adding business cards to their briefcase and communicating with their visitors in real time.

Visitors Visitors to a stand can interact in real time with each exhibitor or with any other attendee of the show using text, voice and video. They can express interest by messaging exhibitors (in-platform emailing). To ensure that all contacts are followed through, the communication between exhibitors and visitors is saved and archived and can be accessed at any time by the exhibitor. Finally, upon registration, visitors are provided with their own electronic briefcase, used to collect, save and browse any material they gather, such as documents, product descriptions and contact information.

targeted visitors

The GTTHE 2011 is unique online event where you can find all the industry leaders under one roof, meet and connect with new and existing partners, and learn about new industry trends. Attending an event of this level has never been easier. This one of a kind online event will offer you the opportunity to meet thousands of exhibitors from around the world, absolutely free of charge. GTTHE 2011 is a B2B platform for trade visitors where for B2C is an excellent opportunity to discover the word 24-7 and get inspired for their next winter holiday, city break and special interest trip. Visitors will have immediate and easy access to exhibitors, sponsors and other attendees 24-7, free of charge, without ever having to leave their desks.

internet marketing

Our marketing activities for the GTTHE 2011 include a variety of online and offline campaigns targeting thousands of Travel,Tourism and Hospitality companies worldwide, including corporate travel managers, event agencies, hoteliers, international visitors’ agencies, market managers, product managers, travel agents and tour operators. Our online communications strategy includes direct emails to contacts in our proprietary database, paid banner advertisements on significant international business websites such as relevant news websites, search engines, trading sites, distribution of press releases, campaigns for high ranking in Search Engines (SEO) and viral marketing via social media. Our global offline campaign includes distribution of press releases to business publications worldwide, targeted travel and tourism press advertisements, telephone invitations to significant trade associations, plus seminars and other international events.

the experience

The key to success in the 21st century marketplace is finding the perfect partners for your enterprise and opening up new markets. The Internet, more than ever, is an integral business tool for achieving this goal.

Reach International Markets Easily and Cost-Effectively is a pioneer in international interactive online trade exhibitions, fairs and shows. Our platform gives you immediate access from your computer to thousands of potential business partners worldwide, including potential clients, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers. With the amount of financial resources becoming harder and a challenging economic environment, your prospects are likely to turn towards virtual events to: Acquire market intelligence

Meet new and existing suppliers

Develop new contacts

Showcase products and services

Reinforce existing relationships

Build brand awareness

Enter new markets

Expand businesses worldwide

Sign valuable deals

Spot key trends for 2012 and beyond

Target Your Audience Effectively The virtual exhibitions are an innovative and effective marketing tool that enables you to reach your target audience and generate qualified leads. Our platform’s technology lets you track attendee activity details. Our goal is simple – to give you better, lengthier exposure while saving you money and time, thus giving your company a significant return on its investment.

Tourism Will Continue Strong Tourism continues to be a thriving and viable industry with a strong future, despite the difficulties faced by the worldwide economy. At the same time, virtual events are the ideal tool for reaching critical mass as a mainstream marketing channel.

getting started

Sign Up To exhibit at GTTHE 2011 register online at or send a completed registration form to us by email at We also accept registration forms by fax at +357 22 581 500. Once registered, you will receive log-in instructions and a password to access your stand builder control panel and begin creating your stand!

Select your stand Your stand is the online environment where you can exhibit your products or services. In addition to text and images, you can also upload promotional material and customise the stand’s colour scheme according to your corporate image or preferences.

Stand package includes: Information Area (Company, Products, Services, Contacts, Website) | Virtual Briefcase | Appointment Facilities | Live Chat | Messaging display banners | up to 50 featured items | up to 10 document uploads | up to 5 video uploads | live text chat function Price includes 1-month live interactive event and 3 months complimentary subscription to the online directory of under the tourism section with a stand.

All The Above For Only â‚Ź990

Create Your Stand Create your stand using our simple online tool, from our selection of 11 stand types in multiple colours. Once your stand is finalised by BusinessGlobal together with your approval and is uploaded by our representative, your company is live in the GTTHE 2011 virtual trade exhibition for one whole month. Our Helpdesk is available for technical support, to help you revise or update your stand, and for anything else you might need during the virtual exhibition. Email the Helpdesk at (24hr response time guaranteed), or call us at +357 22 581 470.

Attendee Registration card is also a simple process. Once a visitor completes our web form then receives an email with a link to activate its account for free access to the virtual conference and all of its interactive features. All visitors may view any of our exhibitions and registration is absolutely free of charge.

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HEADQUARTERS BusinessGlobal Building 16 Griva Digheni Ave. P.O. Box 24512, 1300 Nicosia, Cyprus Tel.: +357 22 581 470 Fax: +357 22 581 500 E-mail: Web:

Global Travel Tourism Hospitality Exhibition  
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GTTHE 2011 is a premier online event for the global travel, tourism and hospitality industries. This unique online event is an excellent opp...