Amongst the exclusive Uk’s largest travel fair “World Travel Market” was the elusive Banksy promoting “The Walled Off Hotel” in Palestine.
“Opening my first ever stall at a trade fair next week. I’ve painted a replica separation barrier to promote The Walled Off hotel, ironically the neighbours have complained it’s too tall.” Banksy
For the trade fair Banksy created a replica separation barrier that places emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The replica on the Palestine stand shows two cherubs crowbarring the separation wall open.
The Palestine stand may have been one of the smallest amongst the other destinations there, but it was certainly the one with the most buzz around it.
The atmosphere was fantastic and there was a great vibe on all days.
“We’ll be at the Palestine stand giving away free stuff, World Travel Fair, London Excel centre 6th and 7th November. Free to get in if you register online today and pretend to be a travel agent.” Banksy
On Tuesday, the world renowned artist also announced a special “Free Palestine poster” that will be given at the fair.
“Be advised we only have 1000 posters to hand out each day at the tourist fair. You can download one from the website at www.banksy.co.uk.”
The World Travel Market is currently taking place at ExCeL London beginning November 5 until November 7. If you’re near or visiting the area, head on over to the official address below.
Royal Victoria Dock, 1
London E16 1XL, UK
The Walled Off Hotel was awarded Hotel of the year at the prestigious Leading Culture Destinations Awards in 2107