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May 2013 Travel Events Calendar

  • 30 Apr 2013 3 May 2013

    Saudi Bath Pool Spa Expo 2013

    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Bath, Pool and Spa Expo is created to upscale the bath, pool, spa and associated industries in Saudi Arabia by introducing internationally recognised product manufacturers, exporters, service providers to project builders and direct buyers from Saudi Arabia, to interact through vibrant and targeted networking and business matching programs.

  • 5 May 2013 8 May 2013

    IGHC Ground Handling Conference 2013

    Vancouver, Canada

    The 26th IGHC Ground Handling Conference is a unique event that gathers together the entire ground operations value chain – from airlines, ground handlers, manufacturers and suppliers to airports representatives.

  • 5 May 2013 7 May 2013

    Germany Travel Mart 2013

    Leipzig, Germany

    The 39th GTM Germany Travel Mart™ will be hosted by the GNTB in conjunction with Stuttgart Marketing GmbH from 05 to 07 May 2013.

  • 5 May 2013

    World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2013

    Dubai , United Arab Emirates

    The 2013 winners of Middle East World Travel Awards will be announced at the annual Middle East Gala Ceremony to be held this year at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE on May 5th

  • 5 May 2013 7 May 2013

    AHIC - Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2013

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Now in its 9th year, AHIC is the Middle East’s annual meeting place for the region’s hotel investors, developers, operators and advisors, it is the only event in the Middle East that attracts the most senior level professionals worldwide from across the hotel industry. Year on year, AHIC has an attendee retention rate of 94% .

  • 6 May 2013 8 May 2013

    Meet the Money® 2013

    Los Angeles, United States

    Encouraged by positive metrics and the return of capital to the hospitality sector, the 23rd edition of Meet the Money®, the hospitality industry’s leading financial conference, is poised to bring together lenders, developers, hotel owners, operators and investors for two days of deal making May 6 – 8, 2013, at the Sheraton Gateway LAX Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

  • 6 May 2013 8 May 2013

    Airport Show, Dubai 2013

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Benchmarked as one of the world’s leading events and the vital link to the airport industry in the Middle East, the Airport Shows’ 13th edition is set again to provide key industry insights and expertise covering all aspects of airport construction, operations, technology and services. From showcased cutting edge technologies to an outlook of the regions’ multi-billion dollar projects, the show provides unrivalled combinations of high-quality networking and business development opportunities all at one venue.

  • 6 May 2013 9 May 2013

    ATM - Arabian Travel Market 2013

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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

  • 7 May 2013

    WTM Vision Conference Dubai 2013

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    The 3rd annual WTM Vision Conference - Dubai, will take place on 7 May 2013 at Arabian Travel Market 2013.  WTM Vision Conference - Dubai offers high-calibre speakers, content and research giving analysis, statistical assessment and interpretations to the industry’s senior leaders.

  • 7 May 2013 9 May 2013

    Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (CHTIC) 2013

    Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

    The 2013 Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (CHTIC) will be the seventh year of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organization managing the region’s most successful and longest-standing tourism investment event and we anticipate a very well attended and supported conference.

  • 7 May 2013 8 May 2013

    Safety in Aviation Asia 2013


    Inspired by the hugely successful launch event in 2012, Flight International is delighted to announce the second annual Safety in Aviation Asia will take place in May 2013. This conference will focus on the practical implementation of safety management systems and creating a culture of safety within your organisation.

  • 7 May 2013 10 May 2013

    HOFEX 2013

    Wanchai, Hong Kong

    HOFEX will return to Hong Kong on 7-10 May 2013, continuing to showcase the best of Food & Drink and Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, and to serve as the premier meeting place to connect the world with China and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region

  • 7 May 2013 8 May 2013

    Indonesia Hospitality & Tourism Investment Conference 2013

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    IHT, the Indonesia Hospitality & Tourism Investment Conference, promises a great conference for delegates to acquire market insights, seek business opportunities and ideas, showcase your products, as well as connect with CEOs and leaders essential for the future of your businesses. The inaugural IHT will be held from 7 to 8 May 2013 in Jakarta. Be there. Be seen. Be where the action is. Be on a journey to experience exponential growth and success.

  • 7 May 2013 9 May 2013

    IATA Aviation Fuel Forum 2013

    Berlin, Germany

    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.

  • 8 May 2013 10 May 2013

    Expotur 2013

    San Jose, Costa Rica

    EXPOTUR is the travel trade-mart of Costa Rica and the region. EXPOTUR offers all participants an excellent opportunity for finding new travel products.

  • 9 May 2013 12 May 2013

    World Travel Fair 2013

    Shanghai, China

    Staged annually in Shanghai and co-hosted by Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration and VNU Exhibitions Europe, Shanghai World Travel Fair, the leading travel expo in China, is a vibrant must attend event showcasing a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to China’s most dynamic markets. It is a unique opportunity for the global travel trade to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business, plus an effective platform for consumer marketing. In 2012, the expo gathered more than 38,000 visitors and over 500 exhibitors globally.

  • 9 May 2013 12 May 2013

    The Advantage Conference 2013

    Malaga, Spain

    All the conference sessions will take place at the Trade Fairs and Congress Centre, located a few minutes’ drive from the city centre. The convention centre’s contemporary architecture blends maritime Malaga tradition with avant-garde trends of the 21st century in a stunning purpose-built venue.

  • 10 May 2013 12 May 2013

    Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2013

    Barcelona , Spain

    The Spanish Grand Prix is a Formula One race, that as of 2013, will alternate every year between the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona and the Valencia Street Circuit in Valencia, Spain

  • 11 May 2013 13 May 2013

    INDABA 2013

    Durban ICC, South Africa

    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. It showcases the widest variety of Southern Africa’s best tourism products, and attracts international visitors and media from across the world. INDABA is owned by South African Tourism and organised by Witch & Wizard Creative (Pty) Ltd. For two years in a row, INDABA has won the award for Africa’s best travel and tourism show. This award was presented by the Association of World Travel Awards. INDABA is a four day trade event that attracts well over 13000 delegates from the travel tourism and related industries.

  • 11 May 2013

    F A Cup Final 2013

    London, United Kingdom

    The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after The Football Association. The name “FA Cup” usually refers to the English men’s tournament, although a women’s tournament is also held. Its current sponsored name is the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON.

  • 12 May 2013 15 May 2013

    Rendez-vous Canada 2013

    Ottawa, Canada

    Rendez-vous Canada (RVC) is Canada’s premier international tourism marketplace lead by the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), hooking up international buyers with Canadian sellers of tourism products.

  • 12 May 2013

    World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2013

    Paradise Island Resort, Maldives

    The 2013 winners of the Indian Ocean World Travel Awards will be announced at the annual Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony to be held this year at Paradise Island Resort, Maldives, 12th May.

  • 13 May 2013

    Aviation & Environment Workshop 2013

    Montreal, Canada

    The aviation industry strives to stimulate the economy and provide jobs, while accounting for environmental impacts. The ATAG’s Aviation & Environment workshop will be held instead of the two-day annual Summit.  This event is the perfect opportunity for aviation industry leaders, stakeholders, suppliers, civil society, governments, regulators, NGOs, media and ICAO representatives to meet, interact and discuss aviation’s commitment to sustainable development.

  • 13 May 2013 16 May 2013

    Destination Britain APMEA 2013

    Bangkok, Thailand

    The event will follow a similar format to previous years, taking place over 3 days with one-to-one business appointments supplemented by a social programme that provides both formal and informal opportunities for you to meet with over 100 of the best travel agents and tour operators from 17 markets throughout the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region.

  • 13 May 2013 15 May 2013

    Ataway Exchange Conference 2013

    Orlando, Florida, United Kingdom

    The Ataway Exchange was born in 2011 by a cross section of travel industry marketing executives and thought leaders in the technology sector who have come together to create a new brand to provide industry networking and education.

  • 15 May 2013 17 May 2013

    SMART 2013

    Maho Bay, Saint Martin

    The St. Maarten – St. Martin Annual Regional Tradeshow - SMART is presented by the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau, L’Office du Tourisme de St. Martin, St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association and L’Association des Hoteliers de St. Martin.

  • 15 May 2013 17 May 2013

    HD Expo 2013

    Las Vegas, United States

    Established in 1992, HD Expo is the premier trade show for the hospitality design industry bringing together over 900 exhibitors and over 7,000 attendees to Las Vegas each May. Presented by Hospitality Design magazine, the show is at the forefront of offering the newest and most innovative products and services, encouraging and sharing ideas, providing inspiration and connecting the industry.

  • 15 May 2013 16 May 2013

    Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (APHIC) 2013

    Bangkok, Thailand

    The 5th Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference, an IHIF Summit, will be held in Thailand, where tourism investment will receive a further boost following the introduction of a master plan that has been designed for the sector by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. 28 projects are to be included in the plan and many more on-ground opportunities to discover.

  • 16 May 2013 17 May 2013

    Russia Hotel Expansion Summit 2013

    Moscow, Russia

    Stable economic growths, optimism in the travel industry and a positive investment landscape have been setting Russia apart from Europe, with a healthy impact on the hospitality market as a result. Russia`s hotel sector has clearly become more attractive to investors.

  • 16 May 2013 14 May 2013

    Routes Europe 2013

    Budapest, Hungary

    In 2013 the 8th Routes Europe will take place in Budapest, Hungary, one of the oldest European countries. Budapest Airport will work in partnership with The Hungarian National Tourist Office, the Hungarian Convention Bureau and Budapest Tourism to deliver this key industry event.

  • 20 May 2013

    SITE Nite Europe 2013

    InterContinental Frankfurt, Germany

    Site Nite Europe is the key fundraiser for the Site International Foundation in the Eurozone. Capitalizing on the convergence of Site members and industry colleagues meeting in Germany for IMEX, this event represents a wonderful evening of business exchanges in an exclusive and relaxed environment – a chance to build new relationships with prospective new clients.

  • 21 May 2013 23 May 2013

    IMEX 2013

    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 2013 to make the most of your time, development and foremost business.

  • 22 May 2013 23 May 2013

    Boutique Hotel Summit 2013

    London, United Kingdom

    The international boutique hotel sector is booming. Both small independents and large multi-nationals are investing heavily to establish a presence in this exciting market. Hotels tailored to this sector are opening at an ever-increasing rate, defying tough economic conditions.

  • 23 May 2013 24 May 2013

    Travel Distribution Summit Europe 2013

    London, United Kingdom

    With a combination of an unrivalled speaker line-up, high quality travel industry case studies and ample time for networking, EyeforTravel’s Travel Distribution Summit Europe is the No.1 meeting place for senior online travel professionals.

  • 23 May 2013 26 May 2013

    Peru Travel Mart 2013

    Lima, Peru

    Taking place in Lima on May 23-26, 2013, PTM will welcome and bring together local and international suppliers, buyers, and wholesalers from the tourism industry across the globe to learn about the destination’s exciting new products and developments, and the latest popular destinations to promote.

  • 23 May 2013 26 May 2013

    Monaco F1 Grand Prix 2013

    Monte Carlo, Monaco

    The Monaco F1 Grand Prix (French: Grand Prix de Monaco) is held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. Run since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world, alongside the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans (informally known as the Triple Crown of Motorsport). The circuit has been called “an exceptional location of glamour and prestige

  • 24 May 2013

    UEFA Champions League Final 2013

    London, United Kingdom

    The 2013 UEFA Champions League Final will be the final match of the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League the 58th season of the UEFA Champions League football tournament, and the 21st in the Champions League era.

  • 24 May 2013 26 May 2013

    ITF - Indian Tourism Fair 2013

    Calcutta, India

    ITF - Indian Tourism Fair brings a new leap within the travel and tourism industry. Plan your trip on ITF for exclusive Indian tour. Our travel and tourism fair can facilitate visit Republic of India, higher than ever. Our travel and tourism fair comes with superb tour and vacation packages. Trip to Republic of India can canvas you new horizons from the heart, that will vibrant your mind to discover a great travel experience. Republic of India considers tourist, Atithidevo Bhava. ITF aims to guide Republic of India with exclusive tour and vacation packages.

  • 26 May 2013 31 May 2013

    SportAccord Convention 2013

    Saint-Petersburg, Russia

    The 11th Annual SportAccord Convention will be taking place May 26-31, 2013 in beautiful Saint-Petersburg, Russia at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex.

  • 27 May 2013

    Paris Business Travel Trends & Forecasts Conference 2013

    Paris, France

    Attendees learn from the experiences of fellow corporate travel buyers who have developed advanced techniques for executing travel management services and addressed risk management and duty of care issues. With a look at the latest research from Business Travel News, attendees also gain valuable insight on airline and hotel travel management issues for the future.

  • 28 May 2013 29 May 2013

    JITS 2013

    Jerusalem, Israel

    The tourism industry is one of the most rapidly changing industries in the internet era. JITS 2013 will serve as a summit of innovation and showcase discussions about the latest ground breaking technologies and trends introduced by key players of the tourism world.

  • 28 May 2013 29 May 2013

    Travel Distribution Summit Asia 2013


    Back with a bang, the 9th Annual Travel Distribution Summit (TDS), Asia (May 28-29, Singapore) promises to be the most exciting year yet. As a thought-leader in the 2013’s Travel space, you gain three things. Firstly, understand how to shape your strategy for the rapidly evolving online consumer by collecting the most exciting, innovative, hot-off-the-press information and debates for the Travel industry in APAC.

  • 29 May 2013 3 Jun 2013

    Africa Travel Association 38th Annual Congress 2013

    TBC, Cameroon

    ATA’s signature event in Africa provides a networking, learning and agenda-shaping platform for 300-500 travel professionals from around the world. The event addresses timely industry topics and offers professional development opportunities. Delegates also participate in roundtables for tourism ministers, an African Bazaar for buyers and sellers, networking events, host country day(s), gala dinners and pre- and post- country tours.

  • 29 May 2013 30 May 2013

    CATHIC 2013

    Istanbul, Turkey

    The Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference (CATHIC) takes place 29-30 May 2013 at the Marmara Taksim Hotel, Istanbul. Turkey has established itself as a hub of thriving hotel development and 2013 shows no signs of slowing down. “The future for Turkey looks positive, the first ten months of 2012 showed a slight increase in international arrivals compared to 2011 with Istanbul showing a robust growth of 15.7 per cent due to strong corporate and leisure demand.” Defne Gezen, Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels.