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Rooster Clients at World Travel Market 2017

Below is a roundup of our clients exhibiting and available for meetings at World Travel Market (6-8 Nov) – please see the list below for details and contact information that includes airlines, tourist boards, hotels, tour operators and others.

To flag key events taking place:

  • China Airlines will be hosting a media briefing by UK General Manager Annie Huang from 3.30 – 4.00pm on Monday 6 November to discuss the launch of their new route from London Gatwick to Taipei, commencing Friday 1 December 2017 (Stand AS750).
  • China Airlines and The Taiwan Tourist Board will then be hosting Happy Hour drinks for media, agents and operators from 4-6pm.
    Drop in a business card for your chance to win two premium economy class tickets to Taiwan with China Airlines aboard their new A350-900.
    RSVP: Places are limited so RSVP to chinaairlines@rooster.co.uk by this Friday 13 October to reserve your place.
  • WOW air’s CEO Skuli Mogensen will be speaking about his Icelandic airline revolution in an interview hosted by aviation expert John Strickland. This will precede a Q&A with British Airway’s CEO Alex Cruz.
    Date & Time: Monday 6 November, 16:00-16:45.
    Location: WTM Inspire Theatre – EU490.
  • Women in Travel’s international event for women in the travel industry will be taking place once again. This year’s event focuses on lessons in start-up funding for travel and tourism entrepreneurs.
    Date & Time: Tuesday 7 November, 14.30-15.30.
    Location: Platinum Suite 4.
    RSVP: WomenInTravel@Rooster.co.uk

 

Airlines

China Airlines (Republic of China’s largest airline)

Website: https://www.china-airlines.com/uk/en

Meeting point: AS750

Representatives available for interview:
To be advised based on suggested meeting date and time.

Angles/news:
– New service from the UK launching December 2017 (details on request).
– New aircraft cabins: seat demonstration available on-stand.

Rooster contact:
Stuart Fyfe
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8930
E: chinaairlines@rooster.co.uk

China Southern Airlines (world’s fourth-largest airline)

Website: http://global.csair.com/

Meeting point: AS950

Representatives available for interview:
To be advised based on suggested meeting date and time.

Angles/news:
Second daily departure between London Heathrow and Guangzhou.
– New route from London Heathrow to Cairns commencing in December.
– New route to the Malaysian archipelago of Langkawi launched this year.
– Flies to 200+ destinations in 40+ countries and regions across the world.

Rooster contact:
Katie Raby/Rachel Sewell/Stuart Fyfe
T: +44 (0) 20 3440 8930
E: csair@rooster.co.uk

WOW air (budget Icelandic airline)

Website: www.wowair.co.uk

Stand no: EU840a

Representatives available for interview:
Skúli Mogensen, Founder & CEO
Svana Fridriksdóttir, Communications Director

Angles/news:
5 new routes to the US (Dallas, Cleveland, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Detroit), commencing April/May 2018.
– New route from London Stansted.
– WOW air CEO Skuli Mogensen will be speaking on Monday 6 Nov, from16:00-16:45 at the WTM Inspire Theatre – EU490. This Q&A is hosted by airline expert John Strickland and will precede British Airway’s CEO Alex Cruz.

Rooster contact:
Stuart Fyfe/Katie Raby/Rachel Sewell/Alex Fenton
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8930
E: TeamWOW@rooster.co.uk


Hotels & Resorts
 

Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts (leading Indian Ocean resort group)

Website: www.atmospherehotelsandresorts.com

Atmosphere Kanifushi www.atmosphere-kanifushi.com

OBLU by Atmosphere http://www.oblu-helengeli.com/

OZEN by Atmosphere http://ozen-maadhoo.com/

OBLU Select http://www.oblu-sangeli.com/

Stand no: AS540

Representatives available for interview:
Dinesh Bhaskar, Director, Sales & Marketing
Ali Abdulla, Assistant Manager, Marketing & PR
Abhilash Babu,  Assistant Director –Revenue Management & Reservations
Masol Tamayo, Assistant Director – Contracting

Angles/news:
– New four-star luxury resort set to open in July 2018: OBLU Select.
– New features at OZEN by Atmosphere (opened July 2016), first ‘luxury all-inclusive property’ in the Maldives. These include underwater restaurant M6m, semi-submersible submarine Subzen and presidential ‘Water Suite’.
– Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives approaching 4-year mark, still best option for entry-level 5-star experience in the Maldives.
– OBLU: Perfect resort for divers and those interested in diving; live reef camera.

Rooster Contact:
Stuart Fyfe/Rachel Sewell/Alex Fenton
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8930
E: Atmosphere@rooster.co.uk


Tourist Boards
 

Cyprus Tourism Organisation (national tourist board)

Website: www.visitcyprus.com

Stand no: EU1300

Representatives available for interview:
Orestis Rossides, UK Director

Angles/news:
– Cyprus is a year-round destination with a good climate: mild winters and a long summer season.
– In August 2017, global tourist arrivals to Cyprus increased 14.2% YOY- UK arrivals showed a 7.9% YOY in August and an 8.6% YOY increase from January to August.

Rooster contact:
Melissa Hobson/Emma Arthurs/James Brooke
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8927
E: Cyprus@rooster.co.uk

Discover Long Island (The official tourism organisation for Long Island)

Website: www.discoverlongisland.com

Meeting point: TBC on individual basis

Representatives available for interview:
TBC

Angles/news:
– World-class destination for tourism, meetings and conventions, trade shows, sporting events and related activities.
– Discover Long Island has appointed Rooster PR as its first retained agency in the UK.

Rooster contact:
James Brooke/Melissa Hobson/Natalie Garland
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8924
E: DiscoverLongIsland@rooster.co.uk

St. Kitts (national tourist board)

Website:  http://www.stkittstourism.kn/

Stand no: TBC on individual basis

Angles/news:
– St. Kitts will be home to the Caribbean’s first Park Hyatt, which is opening in November 2017.
– In 2018, St. Kitts is celebrating its 35th anniversary of Independence.

Rooster contact:
James Brooke/Melissa Hobson/Natalie Garland
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8924
E: StKitts@Rooster.co.uk

St. Pete/Clearwater (regional Florida tourist board)

Website: www.visitstpeteclearwater.com

Stand no: NA 400

Representative available for interview:
Leroy Bridges, Media & Interactive Director, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

Angles/news:
– Guinness World Record holder for the longest continual run of sunshine (768 days) with business back to usual post-Irma.
– Partnership with Icelandair & Tampa International Airport began Sept 2017 with non-stop flight from Keflavik International Airport.
– The ‘Gulp Coast’ has expanded to include 33 craft breweries, while a unique beer passport offers prizes along the craft beer trail.
– The Fenway Hotel is due to open in 2018 after an $11m renovation to the 1920s-era, Mediterranean icon.
– The $50m Tom/Mary James collection open March 2018 with 500 premier works.
– Largest collection of Dali artwork outside of Spain at the Dali Museum with the Dali/Schiaparelli collaboration running to Jan 2018.

Rooster contact:
Stuart Fyfe/Katie Raby/Alex Fenton
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8930
E: TeamVSPC@rooster.co.uk


Tour Operators
 

Cruise Nation (award-winning cruise tour operator)

Website: www.cruisenation.com

Meeting point: TBC on individual basis

Representatives available for interview:
Phil Evans, MD
Andrea Kendal, Commercial and Business Director

Angles/news:
– Trends in the cruise industry.
– Changing perceptions of cruising and the evolution of cruise offerings.
– The increasing new-to-cruise market and younger people being drawn to cruising.
– Latest news, announcements deals and offers.

Rooster contact:
Natalie Garland/Melissa Hobson
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8924
E: cruisenation@rooster.co.uk

Flight Centre (one of the world’s largest travel companies)

Website: www.flightcentre.co.uk

Meeting point: TBC on individual basis

Representatives available for interview:
TBC

Angles/news:
– During January 2018 Flight Centre will be heavily involved in Australia Day, promoting all things Australia and releasing its annual travel trends report.

Rooster contact:
Melissa Hobson/Natalie Garland
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8927
E: FlightCentre@rooster.co.uk 

Rickshaw Travel (meaningful travel specialists)

Website:  https://www.rickshawtravel.co.uk/

Stand no: TBC on individual basis

Representative available for interview:
Hannah Hesford, Social Media & PR Specialist

Angles/news:
– Rickshaw Travel launched trips to Japan at the end of August 2017.
– Promoting ethical & meaningful experiences in Cuba in the wake of Hurricane Irma/Maria.
– Next year Rickshaw is looking to collaborate with more press and bloggers on press trips.

Rooster contact:
Melissa Hobson/Natalie Garland
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8924
E: RickshawTravel@rooster.co.uk

srprs.me (online surprise travel company)

Website: www.srprs.me

Stand no: TBC on individual basis

Representatives available for interview:
Raymond Klompsma, Co-Founder and CEO
Sara de Bruin, Head of PR
Jasper Blonk, Head of Marketing

Angles/news:
– Exciting new travel company on a mission to do things differently and bring spontaneity to the way Brits travel through ‘destination unknown’ City Breaks and Backpacking adventures.
– Launched in the UK this year. Also operates across The Netherlands and Belgium.
– Already sent over 55,000 travellers on trips.

Rooster contact:
Rachel Sewell/Stuart Fyfe/Katie Raby
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8930
E: srprsme@rooster.co.uk

StudentUniverse (world’s leading travel booking site for students & youth)

Website: www.studentuniverse.co.uk

Stand no: TBC on individual basis

Representatives available for interview:
Dan Baker, StudentUniverse Manager
Sam Willian, Head of Marketing

Angles/news:
– Exclusive discounted pricing and terms on flights, hotels and tours.
– Data stories on top traveller destinations and cheapest locations to fly from.

Rooster contact:
Melissa Hobson/Natalie Garland/Emma Arthurs
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8930
E: StudentUniverse@rooster.co.uk


Other
 

Airportr (world’s first mobile luggage check-in & delivery service integrated in airline booking systems)

Website: www.airportr.com

Meeting point: TBC on an individual basis

Representatives available for interview:
Randel Darby, CEO and Founder

Angles/news:
– Integrations with major international airlines.
– 2 million pound investment from Stobart Group.
– Future of seamless travel and the DFT’s future aviation strategy.
– AirPortr is offering WTM attendees 15% off its airport/hotel luggage drop off service allowing bag free travel between Gatwick, Heathrow and ExCel.

Rooster Contact:
Yasmine Triana/Aaryn Vaughan/Melissa Hobson/James Brooke
T:
+44 (0)20 3440 8930
E: AirPortr@Rooster.co.uk

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Women in Travel (social enterprise dedicated to empowering women in the travel industry)

Website: http://london.wtm.com

Event location: Platinum Suite 4 at 14.30-15.30 on Tuesday 7th November 2017

Representatives available for interview:
Alessandra Alonso, Founder of the Women in Travel Meetup

Angles/news:
– International event for women in the travel industry taking place at WTM.
– This year’s event focuses on lessons in start-up funding for travel and tourism entrepreneurs.
– Full list of mentors now announced and mentees can book for one on one sessions. Mentors include:-  Chris Rea – Senior Campaign Associates, Seedrs·   Sarah Towle – Co-Founder & Creative Director, Time Travelers Tours & Tales·   Laura Stembridge – Founder & CEO, Jambo Tribe·   Merilee Karr – Founder of Underthedoormat.

Rooster Contact:
Melissa Hobson/Emma Arthurs
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8924
E: WomenInTravel@Rooster.co.uk