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Turnout for the international tourism industry's most important event is at a record high this year as the sector struggles to cope with the financial crisis sweeping the world.

Industry professionals, government ministers and tourism chiefs from around the globe are currently gathering in London for World Travel Market, an international travel trade show.

This year's event, which runs through Thursday, is the biggest ever, with nearly 50,000 participants from 200 countries attending. Read full article »

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