The Best Travel Conferences to Attend in 2020 (61 of them!)

Enter2020

WHERE: Surrey – UK

WHEN: 8th – 10th January

This eTourism Conference is a chance for attendees to share their research regarding technology in travel and tourism.

MATKA

WHERE: Helsinki – Finland

WHEN: 15th – 19th January

The Nordic Travel Fair is the largest travel industry event in Northern Europe.

Adventure Travel Show

WHERE: London – United Kingdom

WHEN: 18th – 19th January

This is the UK’s only travel trade event dedicated to travel experiences off the beaten track.

Travel & Adventure Show – San Diego

WHERE: San Diego, California – USA

WHEN: 18th – 19th January

The San Diego show connects travel enthusiasts with different exhibiting companies, and there are plenty of travel celebrities to meet.

FITUR

WHERE: Madrid – Spain

WHEN: 22rd – 26th January

Fitur was one of the first tourism conferences in the world and remains an excellent meeting point for people in the travel industry with over 200,000 attendees from 165 countries. You also get the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful city.

Alpe-Adria

WHERE: Ljubljana – Slovenia

WHEN: 19th January – 1st February

This is a great opportunity for networking with those from the Alps-Adriatic region.

Destination Showcase 2020

WHERE: Washington, D.C – USA

WHEN: 5th February

This event is for planners to meet and expand their knowledge of the destinations and opportunities available to them.

Southern C Summit

WHERE: Sea Island, Georgia – USA

WHEN: 5th – 7th February

If you are in the media, blogging and branding community, then this is the conference for you.

AIME

WHERE: Melbourne – Australia

WHEN: 17th – 19th February

The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo allows for those involved in organising business travel, meetings, incentives and events to meet.

Travel & Adventure Show – Denver

WHERE: Denver, Colorado – USA

WHEN: 22nd – 23rd February

The Denver show connects travel enthusiasts with different exhibiting companies, and there are plenty of travel celebrities to meet.

Travel Technology Europe

WHERE: London – United Kingdom

WHEN: 26th – 27st February

Travel Technology Europe is the perfect place to see new products and innovations and to create new business relationships.

ITB Berlin

WHERE: Berlin – Germany

WHEN: 4th – 8th March

Products and services from over 180 countries are showcased at one of the world’s leading travel trade show.

Women’s Travel Fest

WHERE: New York City, New York – USA

WHEN: 6th – 8th March

The purpose of this event is to empower, inspire and celebrate solo travel for women.

Travel & Adventure Show – Philadelphia

WHERE: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – USA

WHEN: 14th – 15th March

The Philadelphia show connects travel enthusiasts with different exhibiting companies, and there are plenty of travel celebrities to meet.

TTI Spring Conference

WHERE: London – UK

WHEN: 19th March

Learn about the best way to personalise your offering at The Travel Technology Initiative Spring Conference.

SKIFT Forum Europe

WHERE: Madrid – Spain

WHEN: 24th – 25th March

Attend this conference for an insight into the future of travel, and to understand the changing trends within the travel market.

B-Travel

WHERE: Barcelona – Spain

WHEN: 27th – 29th March

If you’re interested in experiential tourism then you won’t want to miss Catalonia’s International Tourism Show

Travel & Adventure Show – Dallas

WHERE: Dallas, Texas – USA

WHEN: 28th – 29th March

The Dallas show connects travel enthusiasts with different exhibiting companies, and there are plenty of travel celebrities to meet.

Forum Turistic

WHERE: Barcelona – Spain

WHEN: 31st March

This year’s program will focus on technology and sustainable tourism; attendees can learn how technology can help tourism be sustainable.

World Travel Market – Latin America

WHERE: São Paulo – Brazil

WHEN: 31st March – 2nd April

This B2B event in Sao Paulo showcases Latin America to the world.

ILTM – Africa

WHERE: Cape Town – South Africa

WHEN: 2nd – 4th April

International Luxury Travel Market Africa is where luxury buyers can find out about Africa’s leading luxury experiences.

World Travel Market – Africa

WHERE: Cape Town – South Africa

WHEN: 6th – 8th April

For those interested in the African travel industry, this is the best place to learn about the latest developments in this area.

Salon Blogueurs Voyage

WHERE: Mandelieu-La Napoule – France

WHEN: 16th – 17th April

French tourism professionals and bloggers can meet here, and with over 10 hours of speed dating available, this is a great networking opportunity.

Arabian Travel Market – Dubai

WHERE: Dubai – United Arab Emirates

WHEN: 19th – 22nd April

If you’re interested in doing business with the Middle East, then you can find out what’s new in the Arabian Travel Market here.

New York Travel Festival

WHERE: New York City, New York – USA

WHEN: TBC

This event is for all lovers of travel to learn more about destinations and brands and enjoy listening to dynamic speakers.

Women in Travel Summit – North America

WHERE: Kansas City, Missouri – USA

WHEN: 1st – 3rd May

By women, for women, this event enables women to learn how to become better travel bloggers and entrepreneurs.

Travel and Words

WHERE: Oregon – USA

WHEN: 3rd – 5th May

This is an opportunity for those in the Northwestern United States to network, discuss story ideas and sample local beverages.

ILTM – Latin America

WHERE: Sao Paulo – Brazil

WHEN: 5th – 8th May

Showcasing the best trends and experiences of Brazilian and Latin-American markets, this is a great place to network.

IGLTA

WHERE: Milan – Italy

WHEN: 7th – 9th May

The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association Global Convention is a networking event for LGBT tourism professionals.

Germany Travel Mart

WHERE: Germany

WHEN: 10th – 12th May

Find out the latest news and trends in Germany’s tourism industry, and network with a variety of representatives from the international travel industry.

INDABA

WHERE: Durban – South Africa

WHEN: 12th – 14th May

Attracting international buyers, this event showcases the widest variety of Southern Africa’s best tourism related products.

The Advantage Conference

WHERE: Madeira, Portugal

WHEN: 15th – 18th May

You’ll definitely learn something new here. This conference will challenge your thinking and you’ll certainly leave feeling inspired.

Phocuswright Europe

WHERE: Amsterdam – The Netherlands

WHEN: 18th – 20th May

Head to Amsterdam to listen to travel leaders and influencers, and learn about where new innovations will be taking the future of travel.

ILTM Singapore

WHERE: Singapore

WHEN: 18th – 21st May

International Luxury Travel Market Singapore is where luxury buyers can find out about Singapore best luxury experiences.

Peru Travel Mart

WHERE: Lima – Peru

WHEN: 22nd – 25th May

If you’re a tour operator interested in expanding your offering to include Peru, then this is the place for you. You’ll learn everything there is to learn about Peru here.

Eye For Travel – The Travel Summit

WHERE: San Diego, California – USA

WHEN: 1st – 2nd June

An event where agents of hospitality gather together to radically transform the customer journey through partnerships, AI, and customer-centric vision.

PRSA

WHERE: Spokane, Washington – USA

WHEN: 7th – 10th June

This travel and tourism conference allows attendees to learn about an array of useful topics.

GBTA – Toronto

WHERE: Toronto, Ontario – Canada

WHEN: 8th – 10th June

Over 600 corporate travel purchasing and meetings management professionals attend the Global Business Travel Association Conference.

ITT

WHERE: Istanbul – Turkey

WHEN: 8th – 10th June

The Institute of Travel and Tourism Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey, invites attendees to learn more about travel and tourism and enjoy networking with like-minded people.

TMAC

WHERE: Greater Sadbury – Canada

WHEN: 9th – 13rd June

The Travel Media Association of Canada Conference and Annual General Meeting is held in Québec, with a chance to explore the city.

IACuDiT

WHERE: Hydra Island – Greece

WHEN: 17th – 19th June

This year’s theme is “Culture and Tourism in a Smart, Globalized and Sustainable World”.

World Domination Summit

WHERE: Portland, Oregon – USA

WHEN: 23rd June – 29th June

Attended by people from over 40 countries, this is an opportunity to meet other people with an interest in travel, and have a unique and unconventional weekend.

GBTA – Denver

WHERE: Denver, Colorado – USA

WHEN: 25th – 29th July

The Global Business Travel Association Conference allows corporate travel professionals to discover over 400 brands.

Travel Writers & Photographers Conference

WHERE: Corte Madera, California – USA

WHEN: 20th – 23rd August

Travel writers, publishers, magazine editors and photographers all gather here to take part in workshops and discussions.

Future Travel Experience

WHERE: Las Vegas, Nevada – USA

WHEN: 1st – 2nd September

Representatives from airlines, airports and all other stakeholder groups gather here to discuss the future of travel and how the passenger experience can be developed.

GoMedia Canada

WHERE: Victoria, British Columbia – Canada

WHEN: 9th – 13th September

The CMM is an opportunity for Canadian media-relations representatives to network with other American and Canadian media.

TTF – Surat

WHERE: Surat – India

WHEN: 11th – 13th September

TTF is India’s biggest travel show focused on providing 1 B2B day (Friday) & 2 B2C (Saturday & Sunday) days for each of its shows.

ILTM North America

WHERE: Riviera Maya – Mexico

WHEN: 21st – 24th September

International Luxury Travel Market Americas is where travel agents and advisors can find out about the best luxury experiences in the Americas region.

WYSTC

WHERE: Lisbon – Portugal

WHEN: 22th – 25th September & 8th – 11th October

The World Youth and Student Travel Conference is the leading trade event for the global youth, student and educational travel industry.

Travel Mart Latin America

WHERE: Lima – Peru

WHEN: 23rd – 25th September

This travel mart provides a base for the buyers and suppliers of travel products and services in Central and South America.

Web In Travel

WHERE: Singapore

WHEN: 28th – 30th September

Keep up with the rapidly changing world of hospitality at the Web in Travel Conference.

Travel Classics

WHERE: Whistler, British Columbia – Canada

WHEN: TBC

This event is perfect for journalists looking to expand their professional network.

Vestnorden Travel Mart

WHERE: Reykjanes – Iceland

WHEN: 6th – 8th October

Buyers and exhibitors can network here and discuss products and services available in the West Nordic countries – Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

TBEX International

WHERE: Lafayette, Lousianna – USA

WHEN: 7th – 9th October

The Travel Blog Exchange in Billings, Montana is an opportunity for travel bloggers and travel industry professionals to network.

Travel Industry Exchange

WHERE: Miami, Florida – USA

WHEN: 7th – 9th October

This event is for travel agents to expand their knowledge and network with suppliers from all over the world.

TTG

WHERE: Rimini – Italy

WHEN: 14th – 16th October

TTG is the main B2B tourism marketplace in Italy. Over 130 countries are represented, and this is the main gateway to the Italian market.

ITB Asia

WHERE: Singapore

WHEN: 21th – 23rd October

Products and services from over 180 countries are showcased at the world’s leading B2B travel trade show.

ILTM China

WHERE: Shanghai – China

WHEN: 28th – 30th October

Luxury brands, travel planners and agencies from all over the world will meet in Shanghai at this event specifically for the Chinese outbound market.

World Travel Market – London

WHERE: London – United Kingdom

WHEN: 2nd – 4th November

This B2B event in London hosts 51,000 global travel trade professionals, who are all looking to network, purchase new products, and find out about the latest trends.

Phocuswright North America

WHERE: Phoenix, Arizona – USA

WHEN: 16th – 19th November

This Hollywood conference provides you with the opportunity to engage with travel leaders and influencers, and learn about the latest innovations.

ILTM Cannes

WHERE: Cannes – France

WHEN: 7th – 10th December

This is the flagship International Luxury Travel Market event, where the very best global buyers can network with providers of the most luxurious experiences.

 

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