The global travel and tourism industry is by far one of the largest and fastest growing industries of the world. In order to foster this growth, it is important industry professionals come together and attend tourism exhibitions and fairs related to their fields. These fairs are a great forum to meet fellow partners and stakeholders who would like to be associated with you, exchange ideas and even let you go ahead and design the future of tourism sector.
To help you get started, here are a few must attend global tourism events that you should look forward to attending this year:
He global travel industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. In 2017 $1,700 billion was spent in reservations. Without doubt this growth is fostered through the coming together of industry professionals that attend its many exhibitions and trade fairs each year.
ITB Berlin Date: 6-10 March 2019 Location: Berlin
ITB Berlin is by far one of the largest tourism exhibition in the world that caters to over a lakh visitor, ten thousand exhibitors at the same place. It is known to be the standout event of every professional working in the tourism sector irrespective of their job title or role in the company. This event covers every tourist destination that you can think of along with various niche segments like MICE and eco-tourism.
FTM Top Resa Date: 1-4 October 2019 Location: Paris
The event to be held in Paris is expected to target the entire tourism sector with over 1700 companies and 32000 professionals to attend the event. The USP of the show is that it divides the themes into 21 different zones which turns out to be an extremely efficient set up for the visitors.
Africa Travel Week Date: 10-12 April 2019 Location: Cape Town
If you think African market is for you to tap, there is nowhere else you should look. The Africa Travel Week is a major tourism event in Africa and is basically concluding three events in one – WTM Africa, IBTM Africa as well as ILTM Africa. These are basically three different franchises which are all based around African travel and owned by Reed Exhibitions. In the three segments ILTM is meant for luxury, IBTM is for b2b while WTM is a b2c event.
ITB Asia Date: 17-19 October 2018 Location: Singapore
Any one working in tourism sector cannot be unaware of ITB Asia event. It is known to be one of a kind event when it comes to tourism and this year Singapore is the host country for the same. The event boasts of over 11000 participants which include both b2b as well as B2c. the show is truly unmissable if you aspire to grow in the Eastern part of the world as 70% of travel buyers are expected to be here. The event is also well known for its efficiency when it comes to creating
Business opportunities. The last event registered over 22000 meetings.
Arabian Travel Market Date: 28 April – 1 May 2019 Location: Dubai
Expected to be held in Dubai, the Arabian travel market is a reputed fair which has its prime focus on Middle Eastern countries for both outbound and inbound travel. There are 28000 buyers to discover more than 28000 products. The event this year is being held in Dubai and expecting 39000 participants most of which will be industry professionals or specialised buyers. In fact, numerous b2b travel agents in India will also be attending the expo.
Canadian national exhibition 16th aug to 2nd sep Toronto
known popularly as the greenest fun fair in North America, the Canadian National Expo comes with immense opportunities to meet and interact and at the same time have fun and entertain by participating in games and shows, the exhibition is quite popular among the masses and has even won the Eco logo certificate which proves it to be the Greenest fair in North America.
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