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30 Most Important Travel Industry Events for 2024

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Many travel industry experts believe that travel industry events play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the travel industry. Why is this so? 

It’s because these events foster collaboration, networking, and innovation among key stakeholders in this vertical. As a platform for sharing best practices, trends, and insights, travel industry events drive industry advancements and facilitate partnerships between key players. 

No wonder you want to attend one of them. The Covid pandemic, wildfires, and wars have significantly affected the travel sector. Here at Mize, we are also excited while anticipating the 2024 lineup.

But there are so many of them taking place all over the globe!

Below, you can find everything you need to know about the essential travel industry events for 2024, including timetables, descriptions, locations, and more.

Event Calendar

Here is a convenient table to help you quickly find the event that interests you in 2024:

Event nameRegionDateLocationTheme
TITF BangkokAsia Pacific25-28 January, 2024Queen Sirikit National Convention CenterTimeless journeys
OTM MumbaiAsia Pacific8-10 February, 2024Jio World Convention Centre, MumbaiN/A
SATTEAsia Pacific22-24 February, 2024India Expo Centre, Greater NoidaN/A
Arabian Travel Market DubaiAsia Pacific6-9 May, 2024Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAEEmpowering Innovation – Transforming Travel Through Entrepreneurship
Guangzhou International Travel FairAsia Pacific16-18 May, 2024Canton Fair Complex, GuangzhouDriven by innovation, the future of cultural tourism
ITB ChinaAsia Pacific27-29 May, 2024Shanghai World Expo Exhibition  & Convention Center,  Shanghai3 days full of OPPORTUNITIES  All in ONE Place
ITE Hong KongAsia Pacific13-16 June, 2024Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition CentreN/A
Travel meet AsiaAsia Pacific3&4 July, 2024Indonesia Convention Exhibition, Jakarta, IndonesiaN/A
ITB IndiaAsia Pacific11-13 September, 2024JIO World Convention Centre, Mumbai, IndiaConnecting you to the Indian travel market
China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market (COTTM)Asia Pacific16-18 October, 2024New Hall, National Agricultural Exhibition Center, BeijingN/A
ITB ASIAAsia Pacific23-25 October 2024Marina Bay Sands, SingaporeN/A
FiturEurope24-28 January, 2024IFEMA MADRIDSustainability
BIT MilanEurope4-6 February, 2024Fiera Milano City Milan (Italy)Desire the holidays
BTL LisboaEurope28 February – 3 March, 2024FIL Building – Rua do Bojador, 1998-010 Lisboa – Parque das Nações – PortugalTo find the vacation you need, you don’t need to go far
ITB BerlinEurope5-7 March, 2024Berlin Exhibition GroundsPioneer the Transition in Travel & Tourism. Together!
Juniper SummitEurope25-26 April, 2024Hipotels Convention Center, MallorcaWhere the travel key players unite
ConX/AfterXEurope22&23 May, 2024MallorcaEnough, Redefined. The Travel Industry Comes Together.
Phocuswright EuropeEurope10-12 June, 2024Barcelona, SpainYou, me & the machine
TravelTech Show 2024Europe19&20 June 2024ExCeL LondonStaying ahead of the curve in the travel industry
Top ResaEurope17-19 September, 2024Paris – Porte de Versailles – Hall 1The meeting place of travel professionals
World Travel Market LondonEurope5-7 November, 2024ExCeL, LondonYou have the power to change travel. And travel has the power to change the world.
AnatoAmericas28 February – 1 March, 2024Corferias – Bogotá,ColombiaColombia open to the world
TianguisAmericas10-12 April, 2024Expo Mundo Imperial, Acapulco, Guerrero N/A
WTM LatamAmericas15-17 April, 2024Expo Center Norte, José Bernardo Pinto, 333, Vila Guilherme, São PauloN/A
IPW LAXAmericasDate: 3-7 May, 2024Los Angeles Convention Center, Los AngelesBringing the World to America
FITAmericas24. September – 01. October, 2024La Rural Convention & Exhibition Center, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaThe tourism industry meets at FIT
AbavAmericas25-27 September, 2024Arena BRB Mane Garrincha, BrazilThe whole world of tourism is there
Phocuswright ArizonaAmericas19-21 November, 2024Phoenix, ArizonaN/A (Coming soon)
AIMEAustralia/OceaniaDate: 19-24 February, 2024Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC)N/A
Australian Tourism ExchangeAustralia/Oceania19-23 May, 2024Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC)N/A

Top Travel Industry Events in Asia Pacific

TITF Bangkok

TITF Bangkok

📅 Date: 25-28 January, 2024

📍 Location: Queen Sirikit National Convention Center

🗣️ Theme: Timeless journeys

🏢 Event organizers: Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA)

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Antihero Tours, Anyways Travel, Around the World, Maldives State, Around the World, DaTours Georgia, and many more

🎤 Keynote speakers: Mr.Charoen Wangananont, President of the Thai Travel Agents Association

✍️ How to apply: Apply via the official website

💰 How much does it cost: Starts at $1,650, 6 Sqm.

TITF is an event that aims to attract local and international businesses. With over 200,000 consumers visiting this event, this is an excellent opportunity to pitch your offer to consumers in this part of the world. The B2B section of the event can help you meet some of the noteworthy peer businesses from this region to help you improve your offer and make it more competitive in the market.

OTM Mumbai

OTM Mumbai

📅 Date: 8-10 February, 2024

📍 Location: Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai

🗣️ Theme: N/A

🏢 Event organizers: Fairfest Media Ltd.

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Incredible India, Bihar Tourism, Bhutan Believe, India Begins Here, FIJI, Polish Tourism Organization, and many more.

🎤 Keynote speakers: H.E. Mr Harin Fernando, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism and Lands, Sports and Youth Affairs, Sri Lanka, Philip Dickinson Leading International Markets and MICE, QATAR Tourism. H.E. Ms Ni Made Ayu Martini, Deputy Minister of Marketing, Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy, Indonesia

✍️ How to apply: Send inquiry via the online form 

💰 How much does it cost: Early bid starts at $490 per Sqm.

OTM Mumbai is regarded as one of Asia’s most influential travel shows. This year, the show will be centered around two vital topics – collaboration and innovation in the travel sector. The show serves as a platform that helps gather all travel trade industry. If you would like to explore innovation and collaboration opportunities in the travel sector, OTM Mumbai is definitely worth your time.

SATTE

SATTE

📅 Date: 22-24 February, 2024

📍 Location: India Expo Centre, Greater Noida

🗣️ Theme: N/A

🏢 Event organizers: Informa PLC

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Uttarakhand, Maldives, Life Utah Elevated, Andaman Experts, Asianext, Amara, Classic Holidays, EaseMyTrip, TOFTigers, and many more

🎤 Keynote speakers: Dr. Kaulesh Kumar, Secretary General Association Buddhist Tour, Vasudha Sondhi, Managing Director Outbound Marketing, Stephen B. Richer, Principal Richeravisor

✍️ How to apply: You can book via the online form or register as a visitor

💰 How much does it cost: N/A

SATTE is short for South Asia’s Travel & Tourism Exchange. This event makes a comprehensive platform. It attracts both domestic and international buyers. Professionals from all walks of the travel sector can be seen here, including hospitality, tourism, and travel industries. The event is supported by the Government of India. If you want to discover solution-driven innovations, this is the place to be.

Arabian Travel Market Dubai

Arabian Travel Market Dubai

📅 Date: 6-9 May, 2024

📍 Location: Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE

🗣️ Theme: Empowering Innovation – Transforming Travel Through Entrepreneurship

🏢 Event organizers: Reed Exhibitions

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Visit Dubai, Emirates, IHG Hotels & Resorts, and Al Rais Travel

🎤 Keynote speakers: Adrian Messerli, President, Hotel Operations, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Adrienne Doolan, Board Member Global Compact Local Network UAE, Ahmed Samir Elbermbali Sustainability Market leader, Middle East Region – Bureau Veritas.

✍️ How to apply: Send inquiry via official website

💰 How much does it cost: Costs available upon enquiry.

Arabian Travel Market Dubai, or ATM Dubai, is famous for its unique themes. This year, the organizers decided to theme the event empowering innovation. The goal is to enable visitors to explore innovative and sustainable travel trends and discover how they’ll evolve in the foreseeable future. It has the power to transform the industry, and the key to this shift is the perfect blend of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Guangzhou International Travel Fair

Guangzhou International Travel Fair

📅 Date: 16-18 May, 2024

📍 Location: Canton Fair Complex, Guangzhou

🗣️ Theme: Driven by innovation, the future of cultural tourism

🏢 Event organizers: Hannover Milano Fair (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Shenzhen Tour, Global Fun Travel, Youdai, CITS, Dream Cruises, Star Cruises, and many more

🎤 Keynote speakers: N/A

✍️ How to apply: Fill out exhibitors application form or visitor pre-registration form

💰 How much does it cost: Available upon request

The Guangzhou International Travel Fair, or GITF, is one of the few Asia/Pacific travel shows that’s internationally renowned. GITF has always promoted progress and integration in the tourism sector. This year, the event will be all about innovative developments in the sector. If this sounds interesting to you, make sure to book a ticket.

ITB China

ITB China

📅 Date: 27-29 May, 2024

📍 Location: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, Shanghai

🗣️ Theme: 3 days full of OPPORTUNITIES All in ONE Place

🏢 Event organizers: Messe Berlin Asia Pacific

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: TravelDaily, China Travel News, Caissa, China Comfort Tourism Group, CTG Travel, China CYTS Tours Holding, Trip.com, and many others

🎤 Keynote speakers: RAJEEV KOHLI, Joint Managing Director, Creative Travel, ECHO ZENG TravelDaily Marketing Director, JONATHAN TUCK VFS Global, and many more

✍️ How to apply: Complete online registration

💰 How much does it cost: Starts at $4,300 per 9 sqm

ITB China is one of the top B2B travel events in Asia. This event is known for attracting diverse buyers from travel companies of all sizes. The attendees are mainly businesses from abroad looking for business opportunities. Besides networking opportunities, ITB China is also focused on communicating trends and new technologies to people who decide to be at the Shanghai World Expo Center in May this year.

ITE Hong Kong

ITE Hong Kong

📅 Date: 13-16 June, 2024

📍 Location: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

🗣️ Theme: N/A

🏢 Event organizers: TKS Exhibition Services Ltd

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Hong Kong Tourism Board, Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong, and Direccao dos Servicos de Turismo Macao Government Tourism Office

🎤 Keynote speakers: N/A

✍️ How to apply: Fill out the space application form

💰 How much does it cost: Price available upon placing the application

With the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China backing it, ITE Hong Kong has become one of the leading events in Asia. It attracts hundreds of exhibitors and attendees. This event is great if you want to connect with your peers from this region, learn new trends, and discover how technology helps travel brands achieve excellence.

Travel meet Asia

Travel meet Asia

📅 Date: 3&4 July, 2024

📍 Location: Indonesia Convention Exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia

🗣️ Theme: N/A

🏢 Event organizers: Messe Berlin

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Routes Journeys, Mayflower, Transfer, Pullman, Nagaworld, Novotel, Time for Georgia, and many more

🎤 Keynote speakers: Cleland Robertson, Director, Partner Services – Malaysia & Brunei, Fazal Bahardeen, CEO of CrescentRating & HalalTrip, and others

✍️ How to apply: Register for the 2024 Booth or register a trade visitor pass

💰 How much does it cost: Starting at $2,250, 6 Sqm.

What started as a B2C travel show is today one of Indonesia’s leading B2C and B2B travel shows. It’s a must-visit event for buyers and sellers with an interest in this region. It’s excellent for sourcing new products, learning about the latest relevant news, and participating in meaningful business meetings with key figures from the Leisure, MICE, and Corporate sectors. 

ITB India

ITB India

📅 Date: 11-13 September, 2024

📍 Location: JIO World Convention Centre, Mumbai, India

🗣️ Theme: Connecting you to the Indian travel market

🏢 Event organizers: Messe Berlin

🎤 Keynote speakers: Deep Kalra, Chairman & Group CEO, MakeMyTrip, Rohit Kapoor, CEO, India & South Asia, OYO, Ken Kuguru, Managing Director, APAC, Egencia, and many more

✍️ How to apply: Stand registration or trade visitor registration

💰 How much does it cost: Starts $3,219, 9 Sqm.

ITB India is the gateway to Asia’s second-largest outbound market. ITB India doesn’t have a long tradition. However, even though it’s only the event’s 3rd edition, ITB India 2024 aims to help stakeholders tap into India’s outbound market. The central topic of this year’s event will be travel technology and how it will reflect the future of MICE, Corporate, and Leisure travel.

China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market (COTTM)

China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market (COTTM)

📅 Date: 16-18 October, 2024

📍 Location: New Hall, National Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing

🗣️ Theme: N/A

🏢 Event organizers: Informa Markets Limited

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Air Algerie, Air Astana, Bee Tours, Beijing Palace Soluxe Hotel Astana, Belarus, China Travel LLC, and many more. 

🎤 Keynote speakers: Application for speakers is still open.

✍️ How to apply: Send stand enquiry

💰 How much does it cost: Price available upon enquiry 

COTTM joins the club for the most important travel events in Asia Pacific. It’s a pure B2B platform with the sole purpose of growing the outbound market. If you have products that may be attractive to your colleagues in China, COTTM can help you forge partnerships and discover new business opportunities. Thousands of travel agents and tour operators visit this event every year.

ITB ASIA

ITB Asia

📅 Date: 23-25 October 2024.

📍 Location: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

🗣️ Theme: N/A

🏢 Event organizers: Messe Berlin Asia Pacific

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: TTA, American Express, FATA, SOKOS Hotels, Visit Finland & many more

🎤 Keynote speakers: Andrew Chan, Founder and CEO, ACI HR Solutions, Anna Au-Yeung, Global Head of Destination Marketing, Travelport, Anna Au-Yeung Global Head of Destination Marketing, Travelport, and many more

✍️ How to apply: Booth registration and trade visitor registration

💰 How much does it cost: Starts at $6,304, 9 Sqm.

ITB Asia became extremely popular because it takes place alongside two other events: MICE Show Asia and Travel Tech Asia. It’s an excellent opportunity for buyers across all Leisure, corporate, and MICE segments to meet and connect with exhibitors and foster long-term business relationships.

Top Travel Industry Events in Europe

Fitur

Fitur

📅 Date: 24-28 January, 2024

📍 Location: IFEMA, Madrid

🗣️ Theme: Sustainability

🏢 Event organizers: IFEMA MADRID

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: IBERIA, Abbey, Duve, Business France, Egyptair, Catalonia Hotels and Resorts, Hertz, and many more

🎤 Keynote speakers: Francesc Boya Alós, Secretary General for the Demographic Challenge, Blanca Pérez-Sauquillo, Deputy Director General for Marketing at Turespaña, and Ana Abade, Public Affairs Manager in Spain & Portugal at Booking.com

✍️ How to apply: Tickets are available online

💰 How much does it cost: Prices available after application

Fitur is traditionally held in the second half of January. It’s one of the most valuable events to a wide range of stakeholders. It’s an excellent event to attend if you want to discover the key priority areas for the upcoming year. At Fitur, you will be able to hear some of the experts discuss the UNWTO reports and predictions for 2024. 

BIT Milan

BIT Milan

📅 Date: 4-6 February, 2024

📍 Location: Fiera Milano City Milan (Italy)

🗣️ Theme: Desire the holidays

🏢 Event organizers: Fiera Milano TL.TI Expo

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: N/A

🎤 Keynote speakers: N/A

✍️ How to apply: Send stand enquiry

💰 How much does it cost: Available upon enquiry

BIT Milan is traditionally held in February every year. The event caters to businesses of all sizes in the verticals. It even attracts exhibitors from abroad, including travel tech companies from all over the world. BIT Milan should be on your schedule if you want to discover new trends in the travel industry and what awaits us in the future. 

BTL Lisboa

BTL Lisboa

📅 Date: 28 February – 3 March, 2024

📍 Location: FIL Building – Rua do Bojador, 1998-010 Lisboa – Parque das Nações – Portugal

🗣️ Theme: To find the vacation you need, you don’t need to go far

🏢 Event organizers: Lisbon Tourism Board

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Bahia Turismo, Academia de Viagens, ACISO- ASSOCIAÇÃO EMPRESARIAL OURÉM- FÁTIMA, Across, Activar Tourism, and many more

🎤 Keynote speakers: N/A

✍️ How to apply: Tickets are available online.

💰 How much does it cost: N/A

With a tradition that lasts more than 50 years, BTL Lisboa helps connect tourism businesses. You can expect to make direct contacts with potential buyers and long-term partners. 

BTL Lisboa doesn’t only attract local tourism brands. It’s an international event. So, if you want to learn about the newest developments in the vertical and pursue new opportunities, BTL Lisboa is an event of interest.

ITB Berlin

ITB Berlin

📅 Date: 5-7 March, 2024

📍 Location: Berlin Exhibition Grounds

🗣️ Theme: Pioneer the Transition in Travel & Tourism. Together!

🏢 Event organizers: Messe Berlin GmbH, Messedamm 22, D – 14055 Berlin, Germany

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Omran Group, A Bright Approach, Adventure Travel, Arrival, BER, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, & more 

🎤 Keynote speakers: Ayman Abd-AlKareem, Co-Founder & CEO at Experience Jordan Adventures, Arzu Ada, IPC Group Director at Batigoz, Maria Afsar Nazari, Director at Maria Cares Sweden AB, Mr. Jahanzeeb Ahmed, Chief Commercial Officer & Co-Founder at BeCause, and more.

✍️ How to apply: Complete stand registration online

💰 How much does it cost: Price available after stand registration

As one of the leading travel industry events with a tradition that spans more than 50 years, ITB Berlin has a lot to offer in 2024. This year, its focus is on pioneering the transition in travel and tourism. If you want to discover the major challenges ahead of you and learn about the latest innovations, trends, and developments, ITB Berlin is an event you want to visit. 

Juniper Summit

Juniper Summit

📅 Date: 25-26 April, 2024

📍 Location: Hipotels Convention Center, Mallorca

🗣️ Theme: Where the travel key players unite

🏢 Event organizers: Juniper Travel Technology

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Cangooroo Booking Engine, Peakwork, and others

🎤 Keynote speakers: N/A

✍️ How to apply: Complete the form online.

💰 How much does it cost: Starts at €900 for Juniper Clients

Juniper Summit is a must-visit event if you are interested in discovering travel technologies bound to reshape the future of the travel sector. At the very core of this event, we have innovation and tourism trends. Thanks to cutting-edge tourism insights and unparalleled networking opportunities, Juniper Summit has quickly become one of the most popular events in the niche.

ConX/AfterX

ConX/AfterX

📅 Date: 22&23 May, 2024

📍 Location: Mallorca

🗣️ Theme: Enough, Redefined. The Travel Industry Comes Together.

🏢 Event organizers: TravelgateX

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Huawei Cloud, ZAFiRO Hotels, and others

🎤 Keynote speakers: Not determined yet.

✍️ How to apply: Contact the organizers online.

💰 How much does it cost: Price available after enquiry.

Are you looking for an event limited to 500 C-level decision-makers? When it comes to exclusivity, no other event can compare to Con-X. The event is focused on the travel distribution sector. Here, you can learn from and connect with your peers from other brands. Plus, you gain access to After-X, a top-level networking and party event that facilitates networking.

Phocuswright Europe

Phocuswright Europe

📅 Date: 10-12 June, 2024

📍 Location: Barcelona, Spain

🗣️ Theme: You, me & the machine

🏢 Event organizers: Phocuswright

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Travelier, WBE Travel, Mabrian, Beon, Uatp, flightroutes24.com, Celitech, Nium, and many more

🎤 Keynote speakers: Riccardo Vittoria, CEO of Acai Travel, Maud Bailly, CEO of Sofitel Legend, Sofitel, MGallery, Emblems, Accor, Francois Blanc, Managing Director, Amadeus Traveler ID, Amadeus IT Group SA, Blanca Menchaca, CEO BeMyGuest Pte. Ltd., and many others

✍️ How to apply: Registration is available online.

💰 How much does it cost: €1,395

Phocuswright Europe is a top-notch event that attracts travel brands of all sizes and diverse niches. The 2024 program is going to be centered around three pillars. First, you will benefit from highly targeted networking. Phocuswright is also famous for its debates and meaningful feedback. And finally, you will have premier access to research-driven market content.

TravelTech Show 2024

TravelTech Show 2024

📅 Date: 19&20 June 2024

📍 Location: ExCeL London

🗣️ Theme: Staying ahead of the curve in the travel industry

🏢 Event organizers: Northstar Travel Media

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Adventure Tech, Airwallex, Arcus Technologies Ltd, Dotdigital, DidaTravel, Oxylabs, Pax2pay, Nezasa, and many more.

🎤 Keynote speakers: Jamie Albert, Partnerships Coordinator, WeTravel, Pedro Anderson, Founder, Winding Tree and Simard, Darryl Angell, Low-Code Lead, Xebia, Paul Anthony, Digital Commercialisation Officer, Hotelbeds, and many others

✍️ How to apply: Registration options are available online

💰 How much does it cost: Price available after enquiry. 

Formerly known as Travel Technology Europe, TravelTech Show is a leading travel event in Europe that focuses on exploring tech-inspired and tech-based achievements in the sector. Attending this event can help you learn about impactful industry shifts, discover unique tech applications, and meet suppliers who leverage tech to make things possible in the modern travel sector. 

Top Resa

Top Resa

📅 Date: 17-19 September, 2024

📍 Location: Paris – Porte de Versailles – Hall 1

🗣️ Theme: The meeting place of travel professionals

🏢 Event organizers: Relx

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: AFTM, Air France, Amadeus, AVIS, Les Entreprises Du Voyage, Adonet, Alfred, ATA, ATD, and many more

🎤 Keynote speakers: N/A

✍️ How to apply: Apply by requesting a quotation online

💰 How much does it cost: Price available upon placing a quote. 

IFTM Top Resa 2024 will take place in Paris. This is a comprehensive international platform. Thanks to its dynamic nature, you can meet innovators and industry leaders and discover emerging trends and the best ways to overcome common challenges. Top Resa can also put you in a position to make long-term strategic partnerships.

World Travel Market London

World Travel Market London

📅 Date: 5-7 November, 2024

📍 Location: ExCeL, London

🗣️ Theme: You have the power to change travel. And travel has the power to change the world.

🏢 Event organizers: Reed Exhibitions 

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: City of Cape Town, Lift, TIFA, Wild Survivors, Southern Sun, & many others

🎤 Keynote speakers: Ada Xu, Regional Director EMEA, Aisha Shaibu-Lenoir. Founder of Moonlight Experiences, Ali Bin Zayed Alfalasi, Senior Manager Corporate Loyalty EMARAT, Alka Winter, Vice President Destination Marketing & Communications at Ras Al Khaimah TDA, and many others

✍️ How to apply: Submit exhibitor inquiry online

💰 How much does it cost: Only available after enquiry. 

WTM London continues to surprise us even though it has 44 years under its belt. This year, the organizers decided to remind the businesses in the vertical of their power. The power that doesn’t only have the capacity to change travel but also change the world. 

If you want to explore the power of travel and pursue fantastic networking opportunities, mark 5 November on your calendar.

Top Travel Industry Events in the Americas

Anato

Anato

📅 Date: 28 February – 1 March, 2024

📍 Location: Corferias – Bogotá,Colombia

🗣️ Theme: Colombia open to the world

🏢 Event organizers: Anato 

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors:

🎤 Keynote speakers: N/A

✍️ How to apply: Apply via the official website

💰 How much does it cost: Only available at request. 

Anato is the most important tourism event in Columbia. It attracts domestic and foreign players. Anato aims to become the one and only Vitrina Touristica, showcasing the numerous tourism products and services available in Colombia and other countries. 

It’s a great place to look for allies for commercial alliances. The goal of the event is to bring consolidation to the industry and promote the Colombian travel market.

Tianguis

Tianguis

📅 Date: 10-12 April, 2024

📍 Location: Expo Mundo Imperial, Acapulco, Guerrero 

🗣️ Theme: N/A

🏢 Event organizers: Secretary of Tourism and Governor of Guerrero

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Secretaria de Turismo, City of Guerrero, Mexican Government

🎤 Keynote speakers: N/A

✍️ How to apply: Complete the online registration form.

💰 How much does it cost: Available after registration.

Tianguis Turstico is one of the major events in the Americas. This year, it’s Tianguis 48th edition. Traditionally, this event tends to promote tourism destinations and products in Mexico. All 32 states of the Mexican Republic will be there, including businesses from all continents. 

WTM Latam

WTM Latam

📅 Date: 15-17 April, 2024

📍 Location: Expo Center Norte, José Bernardo Pinto, 333, Vila Guilherme, São Paulo

🗣️ Theme: N/A

🏢 Event organizers: Reed Exhibitions

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Cidade de São Paulo, Para Todos, Governo do Estado de São Paulo, Ministério do Turismo and others

🎤 Keynote speakers: N/A

✍️ How to apply: Visitors can complete the online registration form, while businesses can submit stand inquiries

💰 How much does it cost: Price available after stand inquiry. 

WTM Latam is one of the best events to visit in the Americas. With its years-long tradition, WTM Latam continues to strive toward excellence. As a B2B event, WTM Latam mainly caters to the needs of tourist agencies, OTAs, accommodation owners, tour operators, and travel tech companies. 

Connecting with the global tourism industry is a challenging task. Networking opportunities at WTM Latam and trends and innovations might help you catch up with the competition.

IPW LAX

IPW LAX

📅 Date: 3-7 May, 2024

📍 Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles

🗣️ Theme: Bringing the World to America

🏢 Event organizers: U.S. Travel Association

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Juniper, Headout, Sojern, Tripadvisor, Big Bus Tours, Atlanta Braves, and many other

🎤 Keynote speakers: N/A

✍️ How to apply: Complete the online registration form

💰 How much does it cost: Starts at $3,800 for members and $6,300 for non-members 6.5’x6.5’ Express Booth

IPW Lax is a major event in the Americas. Its primary purpose was to showcase the USA travel products and destinations. However, attracting international and domestic travel buyers is no longer the only goal IPW Lax has to achieve. Today, it’s an event centered around providing networking opportunities and insights into the latest developments and emerging technologies.

FIT

FIT

📅 Date: 24. September – 01. October, 2024

📍 Location: La Rural Convention & Exhibition Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina

🗣️ Theme: The tourism industry meets at FIT

🏢 Event organizers: Ferias Argentinas S.A.

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Secretaria de Turismo, Ambiente y Deportes, Confederación Argentina de la Mediana Empresa, Ferias Argentinas, Buenos Aires Ciudad, and many more

🎤 Keynote speakers: N/A

✍️ How to apply: Book your stand online

💰 How much does it cost: Prices available after online enquiry.

Feria Internationale de Turismo de America Latina, or FIT, is another excellent travel fair with headquarters in the Americas. The show attracts both consumers and travel professionals. With its unique B2C and B2B blend, FIT helps all stakeholders achieve their goals no matter how diverse they are. 

Abav

Abav

📅 Date: 25-27 September, 2024

📍 Location: Arena BRB Mane Garrincha, Brazil

🗣️ Theme: The whole world of tourism is there

🏢 Event organizers: ABAV

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: N/A

🎤 Keynote speakers: N/A

✍️ How to apply: Complete the online registration form.

💰 How much does it cost: Fill out the registration form to receive prices.

With thousands of participants, Abav is one of the most visited trade fairs in the Americas. While the focus is on bringing all the leading players in the vertical together, Abav stays true to its primary goals. It’s focused on promoting connections with travel agents because they are the leading distribution channel of domestic tourism. 

Phocuswright Arizona

Phocuswright Arizona

📅 Date: 19-21 November, 2024

📍 Location: Phoenix, Arizona

🗣️ Theme: N/A (Coming soon)

🏢 Event organizers: Phocuswright

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Tripadvisor, Arriva, Hilton, Kayak, Breeze, Google, ITB Berlin, PayCompas, Expedia Group, and many more.

🎤 Keynote speakers: Steve Hafner, CEO of Kayak, Charuta Fadnis SVP, Research and Product Strategy at Phocuswright Inc., Gilles Trantoul, VP Product Marketing and Portfolio Strategy at Amadeus, and many others

✍️ How to apply: Register via the online registration form.

💰 How much does it cost: Starts at $3,399 for early registration. 

Phocuswright Arizona is an event that always addresses disruptions in the sector. If you want to learn how top minds in the travel industry approach new challenges with cutting-edge solutions, the Phocuswright Arizona event should find a place in your busy schedule. 

Top Travel Industry Events in Australia/Oceania

AIME

aime

📅 Date: 19-24 February, 2024

📍 Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

🗣️ Theme: N/A

🏢 Event organizers: alk2 Media & Events

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Melbourne Convention Bureau and Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

🎤 Keynote speakers: Leanne Zeid, Director Of Groups And Meetings, Regional Sales Australasia, IHG Hotels & Resorts, El Kwang, Founder and Chief Engager Of Beam, and many others

✍️ How to apply: Contact the AIME sales team to learn how to register. 

💰 How much does it cost: The price is only available upon request.

AIME is a business platform. The event celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. The event remains true to its goal to keep bringing hosted and visitor buyers closer together. The focus is on networking. However, there are other things to do at AIME as well, such as pre and post-show familiarisations.

Australian Tourism Exchange

Australian Tourism Exchange

📅 Date: 19-23 May, 2024

📍 Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

🗣️ Theme: N/A

🏢 Event organizers: Tourism Australia

🛡️ Sponsors and exhibitors: Visit Victoria, Crown Hotels, QATAR Airways, Accor, The Ascott Limited, and many others

🎤 Keynote speakers:

✍️ How to apply: Sellers can apply to attend here, while buyers can do it here.

💰 How much does it cost: Starts at $5,912 1 sole booth space 2m wide x 2.5m deep x 2.4m high

As a primarily B2B event, ATE24 aims to bring global distribution travel brands to Australia and connect them with Australian tourism businesses. The key networking events can help you meet potential business partners. There are also scheduled business appointments to ensure you meet with relevant people.

Conclusion

There you have it; over 30 travel industry events await you in 2024. As you can see, every event has a unique theme and caters to the needs of different industry stakeholders. With all this information at your disposal, the ball is now in your court. 

Carefully assess your business needs to identify the most relevant events. You can transform and future-proof your business with the right contacts and innovation initiatives.

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