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WTM's technology section 90pc booked.

THE expanded technology and online travel section at this year's World Travel Market (WTM) is already 90 per cent sold out.

With 30 per cent extra space this year compared to 2010, visitors will find a number of new exhibitors including Triometric, e-GDS, Ixaris Systems, Safeer Services, Spa Travel, FACT-Finder Travel, TravelSIM, Thermeon Worldwide, IDeaS -- a SAS Company, EZYield.com, FastBooking, Vertical Booking, Bookassist, Guestline, Xn Hotel Systems and Globekey.

There will be two new pavilions within the section, one dedicated to mobile technology, with exhibitors including AppiHolidays and ecocarrier, the other for new exhibitiors to the event including Fortune Cookie, SustainIT Solutions, TigerBay Software, Rezopia and Grupo1000 Lugares.

WTM sales manager for the section, Jo Marshall said: 'This is excellent news for technical buyers who will have so much more supplier choice than in previous years at WTM, and with the WTM buyer speed networking session -- WTM 2011 really does mean technology.

'The demand to exhibit in the expanded section has been phenomenal.'Furthermore, the International Federation for Information Technology In Travel and Tourism (IFITT) and the Travel Technology Initiative (TTI) together with OpenTravel Alliance will each run a half day's programme for members in the main Platinum Suites on Monday, November 7.

The core Technology and Online Travel Conference programme's profile has also been heightened with a day's programme in the Platinum Suites on November 8 and and an Online Essentials session on Wednesday 9. The Technology and Online Technology Presentation Theatre returns, following its successful launch at WTM 2010, with sessions from a number of leading tech firms including TripAdvisor and RateTiger -- eRevMax, plus the theatre will present the THack by Tnooz and have presentations from many other exhibitors including Ixaris and ZOLV.

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