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Rooster at World Travel Market 2016

Rooster is again representing a number of clients at World Travel Market (7-9 November 2016).

Journalists and bloggers are invited to get in touch with the relevant teams to arrange meetings and interviews at WTM/in London for that period.

Amour
B2B event for romance travel industry

Website: www.amourforum.com

Representatives available for interview:
Andy Price, Amour & Love Travel Awards Event Director
Elsa Harbourne, Director of Marketing

Angles/news:
– New trade event bringing together romance travel specialists & destination wedding planners to meet with the most awe-inspiring properties in the world.
– Inaugural event will take place from 12-15 February 2017 in Venice, Italy.
– Launching the inaugural Love Travel Awards – the first trade awards exclusively recognising the most romantic hotels and venues around the world.

Rooster contact:
Rachel Sewell/Stuart Fyfe/James Brooke
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8930
E: amourforum@rooster.co.uk

Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts
Leading Indian Ocean resort group

Websites:
www.atmospherehotelsandresorts.com

Atmosphere Kanifushi
www.atmosphere-kanifushi.com

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

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

Stand no: AS100

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
Anand Padmanabhan, Director of Sales

Angles/news:
– New five-star luxury resort opened: OZEN by Atmosphere (July 2016), first ‘luxury all-inclusive property’ in the Maldives including underwater restaurant M6m. Designed by award winning designer Isabelle Miaja.
– Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives approaching 3-year mark, continues to be highly successful; still best option for entry-level 5-star experience in the Maldives
– OBLU: Perfect resort for divers and those interested in diving; the live reef camera

Rooster contact:
Stuart Fyfe/Jo Kendall/Libby Allan/Rachel Sewell
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8930
E: atmosphere@rooster.co.uk

BeTheFirst
Unique website providing exclusive deals from brand new luxury hotels

Website: www.bethefirst.com

Meeting point: TBC on individual basis

Representatives available for interview:
Suzannah White, Director

Angles/news:
– Information about the launch of BeTheFirst: the first and only website dedicated to bringing consumers exclusive deals from brand new luxury hotels
– How BeTheFirst lifts the lid on the little-known world of hotel soft-openings, rarely available to the public.
– Latest news, announcements deals and offers

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

CityUnscripted
Service connecting travellers with locals for unique city experiences

Website: www.cityunscripted.co.uk

Meeting point: TBC on individual basis

Representatives available for interview:
Nick Whitfield, CEO
Yunna Takeuchi, Chief Marketing & Product Officer
Anna Kerekes, Chief of Strategy and Operations

Angles/news:
– New authentic and personalised travel service helping travellers ‘say goodbye to tick-box tourism’ and ‘unlock a city with a like-minded Local’.
– New ‘Book A Local’ service expanded to 13 cities across Europe, America and Asia

Rooster contact:
Rachel Sewell/Melissa Hobson/Joe Thomas/James Brooke
T: +44 (0)20 3440 6991
E: cityunscripted@rooster.co.uk

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 & 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

Garuda Indonesia
Indonesia’s national airline

Website: www.garuda-indonesia.com

Stand no: AS600

Representative available for interview:
Jubi Prasetyo, General Manager UK & Ireland

Angles/news:
– Launch of new route from LHR to Jakarta, the first ever non-stop flight from the UK to Indonesia
– Move from Gatwick to Heathrow airport
– Launch of Wonderful Indonesia Travel pass for island hopping
– Promotion of top 10 lesser-known destinations in Indonesia

Rooster contact:
Stuart Fyfe/Katie Raby/Libby Allan
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8930
E: garudaindonesia@rooster.co.uk

RentalsCombined.net
Global consolidator of professionally managed properties

Website: www.rentalscombined.net

Stand no: GV157. Individual meetings available on request.

Representatives available for interview:
Nico Nicholas, Chief Executive

Angles/news:
– New partners in the pipeline
– Trends in the peer-to-peer (p2p) market
– How travel agents can tap into the p2p market
– Insight into the innovative technology that can help travel agents

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

Spanish Tourist Office
National agency responsible for marketing tourism in Spain

Website: www.spain.info

Stand no: EU1500

Representatives available for interview:
Ana María Bermúdez, Head of Press & PR Department

Angles/news:
– Holding a WTM reception at the Spanish Embassy, 6.30pm Monday 7 November (invitation only)
– What’s new in 2017
– Latest visitor figures

Rooster contact:
Natalie Garland/Melissa Hobson/Julie Aguilera/Nick Wheywell
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8924
E: spain@rooster.co.uk

St. Pete/Clearwater
Regional Florida tourist board

Website: www.visitstpeteclearwater.com

Stand no: NA300

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)
– Largest collection of Dali artwork outside of Spain at the Dali Museum – exhibitions for 2017 including the long-awaited Frida Kahlo collection
– Recent opening of the new Opal Sands Resort and Treasure Island Beach Resort
– Addition of another 2000 hotel rooms by early 2017, inc Wyndham Grand Resort and Allure Suites Hotel-Beachfront Resort

Rooster contact:
Stuart Fyfe/Katie Raby/Libby Allan
T: +44 (0)20 3440 8930
E: teamVSPC@rooster.co.uk

Tianjin Airlines
Rapidly expanding Chinese airline

Website: www.tianjinairlines.co.uk

Stand no: AS650

Representatives available for interview:
Senior representatives from Tianjin Airlines and Tianjin Municipal Tourism Bureau

Angles/news:
– Hosting a Tianjin Destination Breakfast Briefing on 8 Nov 09.30-11.00 in the South Gallery, Room 9, Excel.
– Tianjin as an up-and-coming destination and gateway to China; only 30 minutes by train from Beijing
– Latest news, announcements and promotional fares
– What’s new in 2017

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

Women in Travel
Meetup and support network for women in the travel industry

Website: www.wtmlondon.com/events/Women-in-Travel/

Location: Platinum Suite 4

Representatives available for interview:
Alessandra Alonso, Chief Mentor & Consultant, Everyday Mentor

Angles/news:
– International event for women in the travel industry taking place at WTM
– This year’s event focuses on enabling potential entrepreneurs to tap into a support network they would not otherwise have access to when trying to set up their own enterprise
– Full list of mentors now announced and mentees can book for one on one sessions

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

WOW air
Icelandic budget airline

Website: www.wowair.co.uk

Stand no: EU840b

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

Angles/news:
– New destination announcement at WTM
– New route to New York commencing November 2016
– New route to Miami commencing April 2017
– Increased frequency due to success of transatlantic flights

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