May 2019 Travel Events Calendar

  • 28 Apr 2019 1 May 2019

    ATM - Arabian Travel Market 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Arabian Travel Market is the market leading, international travel and tourism event unlocking business potential within the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. Tourism destinations from around the world showcase a diverse range of accommodation options, breath taking tourism attractions, travel technology and key airline routes.

  • 29 Apr 2019 1 May 2019

    Airport Show, Dubai 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Airport Show has featured leading international suppliers of the most advanced airport solutions for the last 17 years. The annual business-to-business (B2B) exhibition is an ideal platform for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia’s aviation authorities to get first-hand knowledge about emerging aviation trends, network with global industry leaders and source the latest technologies.

  • 30 Apr 2019 1 May 2019

    ITM Conference 2019

    Brighton, United Kingdom

    The ITM Conference 2019, in partnership with GBTA, will bring together leading speakers, case studies and networking to help you identify ways to ELEVATE your programme, effectiveness and career.

  • 30 Apr 2019 1 May 2019

    CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    The event will bring together key aviation decision makers with a specific interest in this territory to discuss current and future air transport links. The event’s format is designed to deliver a total networking experience, blending formal and informal meeting opportunities for all delegates. Our friendly and relaxed atmosphere creates a pressure free, highly productive environment to make business and build relationships.

  • 1 May 2019 2 May 2019

    Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) 2019

    Melbourne, Australia

    AHICE is the must attend event for hotel executives, general managers, tourism leaders and major suppliers of goods and services to the hotel industry in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The conference and exhibition provides the opportunity to showcase your company, launch new products, network, build existing relationships, meet the industry leaders and create brand awareness while meeting the key decision makers in the hotel industry.

  • 1 May 2019 3 May 2019

    World Tourism Forum Lucerne 2019

    Lucerne, Switzerland

    The next World Tourism Forum Lucerne will be held on 2 - 3 May 2019 in Lucerne, Switzerland. Meet hundreds of thoughtful world leaders from around the world including business heads, ministers, entrepreneurs and experts and be part of this enriching networking platform.

  • 1 May 2019

    Travel Marketing Conference - London 2019

    London, United Kingdom

    Designed for advanced level travel marketing professionals, ABTA’s Travel Marketing Conference brings together key names in the travel industry and reputable marketing experts. Learn how to reach your customers at the right time, via the right channels, and with the right messages to ensure your customers book with you and not a competitor.

  • 2 May 2019 3 May 2019

    CAPA Airline Leader Summit: A CEO Gathering 2019

    Dublin, Ireland

    CAPA Airline Leader Summit: A CEO Gathering 2019 is to be held this year on 02-03 May in Dublin, Ireland.

  • 2 May 2019 3 May 2019

    Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) 2019

    Denver, United States

    The Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) is a forum for the business aviation industry to meet in a collaborative environment to identify safety concerns, devise approaches to reduce risk and implement initiatives to improve safety. The summit, organized by Flight Safety Foundation, in partnership with the National Business Aviation Association covers safety, training, practical solutions, management, human factors and other issues for every segment of the business aviation industry.

  • 2 May 2019 3 May 2019

    UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism 2019

    San Sebastian, Spain

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) will co-organize the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism on 2-3 May 2019 at the Kursaal Congress Center in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. The Forum is supported by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of Spain, the Basque Government, the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and the City of Donostia.

  • 2 May 2019 5 May 2019

    Connections Wellbeing 2019

    Terme Olimia, Slovenia

    Connections Wellbeing series brings together the world’s best wellbeing suppliers and global luxury travel buyers looking to developing their understanding in this incredibly fast-growing sector. Events, held with the support of Wellbeing Escapes, blend executive-led networking alongside challenging and informative sessions, with hands-on practical experiences showcasing the latest wellness techniques.

  • 4 May 2019 5 May 2019

    Safety Forum 2019

    Brussels, Belgium

    The 7th Annual Safety Forum will take place on 4-5 June 2019 in Brussels. This year’s event will be dedicated to Safety & Procedures. In aviation, Procedures are developed to ensure Safety. Our industry has volumes of procedures intended to cover all possibilities.

  • 5 May 2019 7 May 2019

    CNS Partnership Conference 2019

    Miami, Florida, United States

    The 29th CNS Partnership Conference continues to be the premier cargo event, keeping members up-to-date and connected with the latest developments in the air cargo industry. In addition to the main event, there will be a variety of panels and break-out sessions to attend.

  • 6 May 2019 8 May 2019

    Meet the Money® 2019

    Los Angeles, United States

    Meet the Money® is a hospitality industry conference focused on hotel investment, finance, and value creation. For 28 years, Meet the Money® has provided a unique environment for forging relationships, negotiating deals and interacting with experts in hotel investment, development and operation.

  • 6 May 2019 7 May 2019

    World Spa & Wellness Convention - Asia 2019

    Phuket, Thailand

    The convention is leading networking event for CEOs and owners of spas, hotels and wellness centres. With a global following and attracting delegates from Europe, Asia, Middle East and America, this strategy-focused convention allows executives to share experiences of operating successful spas.

  • 7 May 2019 10 May 2019

    HOFEX 2019

    Wanchai, Hong Kong

    7 – 10 May 2019, Hong Kong. HOFEX is Asia’s leading food and hospitality trade show. Now in its 18th edition, HOFEX is northern Asia’s leading food and hospitality tradeshow. Hong Kong is a well established trade port, and this is your opportunity to target the significant Hong Kong Tourism industry. Hong Kong is very much an English speaking city, and is also the gateway into trade with China.  Exhibiting allows you to meet with potential buyers, build trade relationships and gain market feedback for your products.

  • 7 May 2019

    Mergers and Acquisitions in the Travel Industry – London 2019

    London, United Kingdom

    After the successful launch of ABTA’s Mergers and Acquisitions in the Travel Industry seminar in 2018, the event returns in May 2019. The seminar will explore merger and acquisition (M&A) activity within the travel industry. Attend this event to get a better understanding of the current M&A climate and the key issues that we expect to drive M&A activity this year. Hear practical advice on how to go through a sale and question legal, financial and industry experts.

  • 7 May 2019 10 May 2019

    MedCruise General Assembly 2019

    Ege Port Kuşadası, Turkey

    The 54th MedCruise General Assembly will take place the 7th - 10th May 2019 , hosted by our member Ege Port Kuşadası, Turkey

  • 7 May 2019 9 May 2019

    INDABA 2019

    Durban, South Africa

    Africa’s Travel Indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar.

  • 8 May 2019

    ITT Odyssey Suppers 2019

    London, United Kingdom

    Throughout the year ITT runs Odyssey Suppers at the House of Commons and a session at World Travel Market. ITT endeavours to find different ways to satisfy the increasing need for events.

  • 8 May 2019

    Accessible Travel Seminar - London 2019

    London, United Kingdom

    ABTA’s Accessible Travel Seminar explores how to improve the inclusivity of the facilities, services and products you offer to customers with access needs. By improving accessibility you are making your business more attractive to 15% of the world’s population (WHO, 2016) who live with some form of disability, plus others with access needs based on temporary illnesses, age, size or having young children. Disabled travellers travel regularly, stay longer on average, are often accompanied and spend more per trip. With populations ageing rapidly this number will only rise.

  • 8 May 2019 9 May 2019

    Aviation Virtual and Augmented Reality Summit 2019

    Geneva, Switzerland

    Digital realities (VR/AR/MR) are no longer just buzz words, they have become reality. Our event aims to explore digital reality applications that enable airlines and aviation partners to improve operational efficiency, enhance customer experience and reduce costs.

  • 8 May 2019 10 May 2019

    Amadeus Hospitality Customer Conference 2019

    Miami, United States

    Save the date and register now to attend the annual Amadeus Hospitality Customer Conference! This is where customers, partners, and more come together to show how they adapt, differentiate, and share their success among industry professionals.

  • 9 May 2019 12 May 2019

    PATA Annual Summit 2019

    Cebu, Philippines

    The PATA Annual Summit brings together international thought leaders, industry shapers and senior decision-makers who are professionally engaged with the Asia Pacific region. The Summit embraces a global forum for enhancing the sustainable growth, value and quality of tourism.

  • 9 May 2019 10 May 2019

    South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) 2019

    Aukland, New Zealand

    The concept of the South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) was born due to the need to offer a one-stop shop to you, our valued international travel partners to meet our regional tourism products and suppliers from the islands. It offers the convenience of meeting all Pacific island destinations and a cost-effective platform for our Pacific Island partners to travel from all corners of the Pacific Ocean to Sydney, Australia to exchange their exciting products to you, our international buyers from all across the globe.

  • 12 May 2019 14 May 2019

    Germany Travel Mart 2019

    WIESBADEN, Germany

    The success story of the GTM Germany Travel Mart™ began in 1972, and every year it is hosted by a different German city or region

  • 13 May 2019

    TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR Los Angeles 2019

    Los Angeles CA, United States

    The TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR is a series of one-day conferences around the world for leaders within the hospitality industry.  We believe that knowing people is the key to become a successfull player within the global hospitality industry. Our entire conference concept is focused to make it easy meet the all attendees on one day and to create long-term business relations.

  • 13 May 2019 14 May 2019

    Canadian Hotel Investment Conference 2019

    Toronto, Canada

    For 22 years, the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference has established itself as the definitive source for information, insight and opinion on today’s Canadian lodging market. For senior executives from across North America this business conference delivers outstanding insight on where the industry is today, where its heading and the options it can deliver.

  • 13 May 2019

    Global Sustainable Aviation Forum 2019

    Montreal, Canada

    The Global Sustainable Aviation Forum will take place in Montreal on 13 May 2019. The event will bring together aviation leaders, experts, stakeholders, regulators, NGOs, governments and the media. ATAG expects to welcome more than 200 high-level delegates to the Summit, making this event one of the most important worldwide on this subject.

  • 13 May 2019 15 May 2019

    Environmental Leader Conference & Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON) 2019

    Denver, Colorado, United States

    The Environmental Leader Conference 2019 will take place 13 - 15 May.

  • 13 May 2019 16 May 2019

    We Are Africa 2019

    Cape Town , South Africa

    We Are Africa’s vision is to unlock Africa from these tired old tropes, projecting a more modern and dynamic image outwards and bringing a plethora of new business in. In cooperation with the continent’s best travel brands, we are dedicated to telling the many stories of Africa’s diverse countries and people.

  • 14 May 2019 17 May 2019

    ILTM Latin America 2019

    Sao Paulo, Brazil

    ILTM Latin America will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2019, taking place 14 – 17 May.

  • 14 May 2019 16 May 2019

    International Hotel Technology Forum (IHTF) 2019

    Palma, Mallorca, Spain

    Building on the success of the past 15 years, IHTF 2018 will be bringing together hundreds of leading hoteliers worldwide. Our core aim is to gather hospitality leaders to share success stories and tackle common challenges; we create an open, impartial venue where attendees are encouraged to share their personal stories and forge new business relationships for the future.

  • 15 May 2019 17 May 2019

    China European Marketplace 2019

    Shanghai, China

    China European Marketplace is ETOA’s new B2B workshop dedicated to Chinese tour operators and travel buyers looking to contract European tourism service providers, taking place on 14th May at the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Riverside* in Shanghai, China.

  • 15 May 2019 17 May 2019

    PhoCusWright Europe 2019

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Phocuswright is the travel industry research authority on how travelers, suppliers and intermediaries connect.

  • 15 May 2019 17 May 2019

    HD Expo 2019

    Las Vegas, United States

    HD Expo is the premier trade show and hospitality conference for its industry. Established in 1992 and presented by Hospitality Design magazine, it remains at the forefront by offering the newest and most innovative products and services, encouraging and sharing ideas, providing inspiration and connecting hospitality professionals. HD Expo is dedicated to bringing the interior design industry, architects, owners/operators, developers, specifiers and purchasers the best available resources for their projects. This includes the most informative conference sessions led by top specialists pertinent to today’s industry.

  • 15 May 2019 17 May 2019

    CLIA Conference 2019

    Southampton, United Kingdom

    The three-day flagship event, the largest travel agent event in the UK, will include a trade fair, a full day of conference sessions and gala dinner including entertainment. Plus, delegates will have the chance to visit to visit two of the three ships in port for the event: Celebrity Edge which launches in Miami in December this year, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 and MSC Preziosa.

  • 15 May 2019 17 May 2019

    ITB China 2019

    Shanghai, China

    ITB China is the new travel trade show exclusively focused on the Chinese Travel Market. The three day event gathers international destinations, service and travel technology provider in Shanghai connecting them with handpicked Chinese Buyers.

  • 18 May 2019 21 May 2019

    NRA Show 2019

    Chicago, United States

    Every year, over the course of four days, more than 1,800 suppliers and tens of thousands of buyers come together to make lasting connections that drive business profitability and shape the future of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.

  • 19 May 2019 25 May 2019

    ATW International Development Programme - Paris/Amsterdam 2019

    Paris/Amsterdam, Global

    The Around the World International Development Programme is targeted towards business travel professionals looking to gain one-of-a-kind, hands-on immersion training focused exclusively on how corporate travel is practiced and managed in a certain region of the world.

  • 19 May 2019 22 May 2019

    SPATEC Spring 2019

    Miami, Florida, United States

    In an exclusive and intimate results-oriented business setting, SPATEC SPRING will bring together America’s most important spa operators of leading medium-to-large hotel resort, destination, athletic, medical and day spas to meet with key leading domestic and international suppliers to participate in a series of one-on-one meetings over two dedicated business days.

  • 20 May 2019 21 May 2019

    Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) 2019

    Miami, Florida, United States

    HOLA is designed to provide an annual meeting place for hotel executives, investors, lenders, developers, and the professional advisory community who are interested in doing deals in one of the world’s hottest hotel markets - Latin America.

  • 20 May 2019

    SITE Nite Europe 2019

    Frankfurt, Germany

    The night before IMEX Frankfurt begins, this festive fundraising event is your one-time opportunity to connect with over 500 incentive travel professionals while supporting the SITE Foundation’s commitments to advocacy, research and content generation.

  • 20 May 2019

    Hotel Operations Summit India (HOSI) 2019

    New Delhi, India

    The only dedicated forum for hotel professionals in the region, HOSI has always aimed to empower today’s hospitality leaders through enabling discussions on management and operations-related issues, the rapidly evolving marketplace, latest industry trends, benchmarking, and best practices.

  • 20 May 2019 22 May 2019

    HEDNA Global Distribution Conference Madrid 2019

    Madrid, Spain

    The 2019 HEDNA Global Distribution Conference will be held in Madrid, Spain from May 20-22, 2019. The conference will be held at the Hotel Meliá Castilla, ideally located in beautiful city center.

  • 21 May 2019 22 May 2019

    EyeforTravel’s Digital Strategy Summit 2019

    London, United Kingdom

    EyeforTravel’s Digital Strategy Summit is a meeting of minds, designed to help you on your way to digital transformation. The conference and exhibition will bring together 450+ leaders from hotels, airlines, OTAs, tour operators etc., each with the responsibility and power to reform their organisation.

  • 21 May 2019 23 May 2019

    Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit 2019

    Kissimmee, FL, United States

    As an invite-only event, ULTRA invites only pre-qualified, leading luxury travel agency owners and managers eager to meet one-to-one with the crème de la crème of luxury travel suppliers.  This is event has limited capacity to allow for the intimacy required to enable such a productive venue focused around this unique segment.

  • 21 May 2019 23 May 2019

    IATA Aviation Fuel Forum 2019

    Athens, Greece

    The bi-annual IATA Aviation Fuel Forum is the premier industry meeting for the world’s aviation fuel community. The Forum is a unique platform allowing airline representatives, fuel suppliers and IATA Strategic Partners to discuss the industry’s priorities and agree on actions to enhance efficiency and productivity.

  • 21 May 2019 23 May 2019

    IMEX 2019

    Frankfurt, Germany

    The show where the global meetings industry continues to do business while maximising connections, networking opportunities and over 70 sessions of education. Book and plan your IMEX 2018 to make the most of your time, development and foremost business.

  • 21 May 2019 23 May 2019

    Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit 2019

    Miami, FL, United States

    The Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) is the Caribbean’s most noteworthy hotel investment conference. Join us in convenient Miami for informative sessions and unbeatable networking opportunities. With over a decade of experience in bringing the hotel/tourism investment community together in the Caribbean, the host of CHRIS has created a conference which is innovative, timely, and focused.

  • 22 May 2019

    Corporate Lodging Forum - Shanghai 2019

    Shanghai, China

    Corporate Lodging Forum - Shanghai will be held on 22nd May 2019 in Shanghai.

  • 22 May 2019 23 May 2019

    Travel Law Seminar 2019

    London, United Kingdom

    ABTA’s 21st annual Travel Law Seminar returns in May 2019.

  • 22 May 2019

    Corporate Travel Forum - China 2019

    Shanghai, China

    The Corporate Travel Forum covers the entire corporate ecosystem. The event, held in numerous locations globally , focuses on the hotel sector, bringing together industry experts to unravel the complexities of hotel programme management.

  • 23 May 2019

    Corporate Lodging Forum - Poland 2019

    Warsaw, Poland

    Corporate Lodging Forum - Poland will be held on 23rd May 2019 in Warsaw, Poland

  • 23 May 2019

    Corporate Travel Forum - Poland 2019

    Warsaw, Poland

    The Corporate Travel Forum covers the entire corporate ecosystem. The event, held in numerous locations globally , focuses on the hotel sector, bringing together industry experts to unravel the complexities of hotel programme management.

  • 26 May 2019 29 May 2019

    IGHC Ground Handling Conference 2019

    Madrid, Spain

    The IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) is the premier annual ground handling industry conference in the world.​

  • 26 May 2019 31 May 2019

    ATW International Development Programme - New York 2019

    New York, United States

    The Around the World International Development Programme is targeted towards business travel professionals looking to gain one-of-a-kind, hands-on immersion training focused exclusively on how corporate travel is practiced and managed in a certain region of the world.

  • 27 May 2019 30 May 2019

    ILTM Asia Pacific 2019

    Singapore, China

    ILTM Asia will become ILTM Asia Pacific and move to Singapore in 2019, taking place 27 – 30 May at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

  • 27 May 2019

    Skift Forum Asia 2019


    Skift Global Forum was Skift’s first event and also helped launch a series of the most creative business gatherings in the global travel industry. Over the last five years they have become what media, speakers, and attendees have called the “TED of travel.”

  • 29 May 2019

    Corporate Travel Forum - Japan 2019

    Tokyo, Japan

    The Corporate Travel Forum covers the entire corporate ecosystem. The event, held in numerous locations globally , focuses on the hotel sector, bringing together industry experts to unravel the complexities of hotel programme management.

  • 29 May 2019 30 May 2019

    IBTM Americas 2019

    Mexico City, Mexico

    IBTM Americas is the leading international trade show that connects the meetings and events industry across North America, Latin America, Europe and beyond.

  • 31 May 2019 2 Jun 2019

    DRT Show Taiwan 2019

    Taipei City, Taiwan

    DRT Show Taiwan is to take place this year in Taipei City, 31 May - 02 June 2019.