by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 17, 2015
Through a new agreement between Reed Travel Exhibitions and the Oneworld airline alliance, attendees traveling to RTE events around the world will receive discounts on the worldwide network of the global airline alliance. The partnership was announced at IBTM World in Barcelona, Spain, today.
The deal is for RTE events worldwide in 2016, including World Travel Market; International Luxury Travel Market; and Meetings Incentives, Conferences, Events (IBTM) -- a total of 19 shows, taking place in 15 cities on five continents and welcoming about 100,000 attendees. Starting this December, paticipants will be able to make reservations via for these shows and receive discounted fares for themselves and a companion. They can fly on any Oneworld member airline, which include 15 of the world's leading carriers, serving more than 1,000 destinations in more than 150 countries.

Members of any Oneworld airline frequent-flyer program will be able to take advantage of their usual privileges and benefits along the way, including earning miles/points and, for top-tier cardholders and one companion each, the use of any of the 650-plus airport lounges provided by the alliance's airlines the world over.

"I am delighted to announce this partnership with Oneworld events, the one-stop air-travel solution for large-scale meetings, conventions and events worldwide, so the strategic match with our portfolio creates a great partnership," said Nick Pilbeam, divisional director of Reed Travel Exhibitions. "Every attendee, whether exhibitor, buyer, media or trade visitor, will be able to book simply and easily through the Oneworld events portal, where each show will have its own customized link as well as a 24-hour support desk."

Oneworld director of sales José María Alvarado said, "We are delighted and proud that Reed Travel Exhibitions -- which brings together the travel, events and conventions industries worldwide -- has selected Oneworld events as its exclusive official airline alliance partner for its events in the year ahead. The conventions and events industry clearly loves the attractive flight discounts on a collection of some of the world's leading airlines that Oneworld events offers, to say nothing of its ease of use and the many other benefits it provides."