51 Travel Events, Conferences, Trade Shows (You Should Know)
Do not miss the opportunity to grow your business.
Events are one of the most effective channels to get new customers, sign an important deals and understand market trends. Are you wondering what events in the tourism industry are worth going to?
Read this article and find out which events are most suitable for you.
Below you will find:
- Top 10 travel events (you should consider)
- Travel events calendar for 2020 (so you can plan your year ahead)
- Travel events in London (as we saw many questions regarding that)
So let’s get started.
Top 10 travel events 2020
We think that those are the ones you should for sure consider.
1. Satte Trade Exhibition
08 – 10 Jan 2020, Greater Noida, India, satte.in
Description: South Asia’s leading B2B travel and tourism trade exhibition. Satte has worked its way to become a catalyst for the Indian travel and tourism sector. Having accomplished many milestones over the year – it is undeniably the most prestigious travel and tourism exhibition in India. Over the last two decades, it has successfully showcased India’s tourism potential to the world by bringing the global tourism market to India.
Description: FITUR should definetely be your destination if you want to focus on Latin Markets. At its staging, FITUR broke all previous participation records with 10,487 companies from 165 countries and regions, 142,642 trade visitors and 110,848 visitors from the general public.
3. The New York Times Travel Show
24 – 26 Jan 2020 New York, USA, nyttravelshow.com
Description: The New York Times Travel Show pulls in excess of 35,000 participants with more than 700 exhibitors from 175 nations, making it the biggest travel exchange and buyer appear in North America. The occasion is an unquestionable requirement for any individual who cherishes voyaging and investigating the nature.
4. Chicago Travel & Adventure Show
08 – 09 Feb 2020 Rosemont, USA, travelshows.com/shows/chicago
Description: Chicago Travel & Adventure Show is an amazing platform to explore infinite vacation options and discover over 250+ locations from across the globe. This is a direct-to-customer marketplace with thousands of qualified travel enthusiasts.
5. ITB Berlin
04 – 08 Mar 2020 Berlin, Germany, itb-berlin.com
Description: ITB Berlin is the foremost enterprise platform for international touristic offers. This is where partners meet each other. In one place you are able to find top decision-makers, experts, customers and young experts from every tourist area: tour operators, suppliers, wholesalers, travel agencies, travel technology companies and many others.
6. World Travel Market Africa
06 – 08 Apr 2020 Cape Town, South Africa, africa.wtm.com
Description: World Travel Market Africa is the leading B2B exhibition for the inbound and outbound African travel & tourism markets. Exhibiting at WTM Africa will deliver you a unique opportunity to meet with potential companions and customers.
7. Phocuswright Europe
Description: Phocuswright researches and analyst spend countless hours to develop amazing program with interesting speakers. It is a combination of a great content, top performers and professional attendees with electrified atmosphere. This conference can bring you a lot of new ideas and inspirations.
8. IMEX America
15 – 17 Sep 2020 Las Vegas, USA, imexamerica.com
Description: More than 3,500 exhibitors from each part of the world come to Las Vegas every year. Last year it held over 180 educational and networking events during four days. You can find interesting concepts like „campfires”, „expert clinics” or „hot topic tables” to get closer to the speakers as well as take an advantage of valuable peer-to-peer learnings.
21 – 23 Oct 2020 Singapore, itb-asia.com
Description: ITB Asia has an intend to become major Asia Pacific travel event. Important place to be if you are thinking about high quality customer contacts and business meetings. You can find International exhibitors from each part of travel-value chain. It is definitely an event you should consider.
10. World Travel Market London
02 – 04 Nov 2020 London, The UK, london.wtm.com
Description: World Travel Market London (WTM London) is the main worldwide occasion for the travel business to meet industry experts and direct business bargains. Staged every year in ExCeL London, WTM London is a dynamic three-day business to business opportunity. Remember to schedule your meetings before the event using internal system which makes it much easier for the attendees.
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Travel Events Calendar 2020
Below you can find a list of an events sorted by date starting from January.
|SATTE||08-10 Jan 2020||India||Greater Noida||https://www.satte.in/|
|Fair for Special Journeys||11-12 Jan 2020||Netherlands||Amsterdam||https://www.vakantiebeursamsterdam.nl/|
|Matka Expo||17 – 19 Jan 2020||Finland||Helsinki||https://matkapro.messukeskus.com/?lang=en|
|Adventure Travel Show||18 – 19 Jan 2020||UK||London||https://www.adventureshow.com/|
|Thai International Travel Fair||16 – 19 Jan 2020||Thailand||Pak Kret||http://www.titf-ttaa.com/?lang=en&zone=|
|Vakantiebeurs||16 – 19 Jan 2020||Netherlands||Utrecht||https://www.vakantiebeurs.nl/en|
|FITUR||22 – 26 Jan 2020||Spain||Madrid||https://www.ifema.es/en/fitur|
|Holiday World Show||24 – 26 Jan 2020||Ireland||Dublin||https://www.holidayworldshow.com/|
|The New York Times Travel Show||24 – 26 Jan 2020||USA||New York||https://nyttravelshow.com/|
|Travel & Tourism Fair-Delhi||30 Jan-01 Feb 2020||India||New Delhi||https://ttfotm.com/|
|Emitt||30 Jan-02 Feb 2020||Turkey||Istanbul||http://emittistanbul.com/Home|
|Icelandair Mid-Atlantic||30 Jan-02 Feb 2020||Iceland||Reykjavík||https://midatlantic.icelandair.com/|
|World Travel Expo – Sydney||01 – 02 Feb 2020||Australia||Sydney||https://www.travelexpo.net.au/|
|OTM||03 – 05 Feb 2020||India||Mumbai||https://otm.co.in/|
|Holiday Fair-Brussels||06 – 09 Feb 2020||Belgium||Brussels||https://www.brusselsholidayfair.eu/|
|TOUREST Estonia||07 – 09 Feb 2020||Estonia||Tallinn||https://tourest.eu/eng/home-page/|
|Chicago Travel & Adventure Show||08 – 09 Feb 2020||USA||Rosemont||https://travelshows.com/shows/chicago/|
|International Mediterranean Tourism Market||11 – 12 Feb 2020||Israel||Tel Aviv-Yafo||https://www.imtm-telaviv.com/|
|Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show||15 – 16 Feb 2020||USA||Los Angeles||https://travelshows.com/shows/los-angeles/|
|Guangzhou International Travel Fair||20 – 22 Feb 2020||China||Guangzhou||http://www.gitf.com.cn/en/|
|Business Travel Show||26 – 27 Feb 2020||UK||London||https://www.businesstravelshow.com/|
|Travel Technology Europe||26 – 27 Feb 2020||UK||London||https://www.traveltechnologyeurope.com/|
|ITB Berlin||04 – 08 Mar 2020||Germany||Berlin||https://www.itb-berlin.com/|
|Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show||07 – 08 Mar 2020||USA||Washington DC||https://travelshows.com/shows/washingtondc/|
|MATTA Fair||13 – 15 Mar 2020||Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur||http://www.mattafair.org.my/index.php/en/|
|MITT||17 – 19 Mar 2020||Russia||Krasnogorsk||http://www.mitt.ru/|
|British Tourism and Travel Show||25 – 26 Mar 2020||UK||Birmingham||https://www.tourismshow.co.uk/|
|The Travel and Vacation Show||28 – 29 Mar 2020||Canada||Ottawa||https://www.travelandvacationshow.ca/|
|COTTM||01 – 03 Apr 2020||China||Beijing||http://www.cottm.com/|
|Travel Agent Forum||04 – 07 Apr 2020||USA||Las Vegas||https://www.travelagentforum.com/|
|World Travel Market Africa||06 – 08 Apr 2020||South Africa||Cape Town||https://africa.wtm.com/|
|Azerbaijan International Travel & Tourism Fair||09 – 11 Apr 2020||Azerbaijan||Baku||https://aitf.az/|
|Arabian Travel Market Dubai||19 – 22 Apr 2020||UAE||Dubai||https://arabiantravelmarket.wtm.com/|
|Shanghai World Travel Fair||23 – 26 Apr 2020||China||Shanghai||http://www.worldtravelfair.com.cn/en/|
|IMEX Frankfurt||12 – 14 May 2020||Germany||Frankfurt||https://www.imex-frankfurt.com/|
|Africa’s Travel Indaba||12 – 14 May 2020||South Africa||Durban||https://www.indaba-southafrica.co.za/|
|Taipei Tourism Expo||15 – 18 May 2020||Taiwan||Taipei||https://www.tte.tw/en/|
|Phocuswright Europe||18-20 May 2020||Netherlands||Amsterdam||https://www.phocuswrighteurope.com/|
|Tourism International Conference||08 – 11 Jun 2020||Greece||Athens||https://www.atiner.gr/tourism|
|International Travel Expo Hong Kong||11 – 14 Jun 2020||China||Hong Kong||https://www.itehk.com/travelfair/|
|ASTA Global Convention||25-28 Aug 2020||USA||Washington DC||https://www.astaglobalconvention.org/|
|Global Travel Marketplace||31 Jul – 02 Aug 2020||USA||Hollywood||http://www.gtmflagship.com/|
|International Trade Fair for Tourism and Travel||08 – 10 Sep 2020||Russia||Moscow||https://www.tourismexpo.ru/en/|
|The Travelers Conference||13 – 16 Sep 2020||USA||Las Vegas||https://travelersconference.com/|
|IMEX America||14 – 17 Sep 2020||USA||Las Vegas||https://www.imexamerica.com/|
|The Hotel Show Dubai||15 – 17 Sep 2020||UAE||Dubai||https://www.thehotelshow.com/|
|Vancouver International Travel Expo||19 Sep 2020||Canada||Vancouver||https://www.vitexpo.ca/consumers/|
|TTG Travel Experience||14 – 16 Oct 2020||Italy||Rimini||https://en.ttgexpo.it/|
|ITB Asia||21 – 23 Oct 2020||Singapore||https://www.itb-asia.com/|
|International Tourism & Travel Show||06 – 08 Nov 2020||Canada||Montreal||http://www.salontourismevoyages.com/en/|
|TT Warsaw||26 – 28 Nov 2020||Poland||Warsaw||https://ttwarsaw.pl/en/|
|The Luxury Travel Fair||05 – 08 Nov 2020||UK||London||https://www.luxurytravelfair.com/|
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Travel Events UK (London)
Those are from our perspective most interesting conferences that are happening in London this year as we saw a huge interest in that location.
- 12 February 2020 – Tourism Society Prospects event – Vision 2035
- 13 February 2020 – ABTA – An introduction to Social Media in Travel
- 26 February 2020 – Travel Technology Europe
- 26 February 2020 – Annual Review Post – Brexit Think Tank – Antor
- 28 February 2020 – TTG Luxury Travel Awards
- 9 March 2020 – PATA Exchange 2020
- 8 June 2020 – Digital Travel Summit
- 2-4 November 2020 – World Travel Market London
I hope that you really enjoyed our list of Travel Events Worldwide.
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