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May 2014 Travel Events Calendar

  • 28 Apr 2014 1 May 2014

    hotelympia 2014

    London, United Kingdom

    A uniquely social environment, Hotelympia brings together the broadest range of future trends, fresh talent and new ideas to help the UK foodservice and hospitality industry push the boundaries in quality, innovation and sustainability.

  • 28 Apr 2014 3 May 2014

    Africa Travel Week 2014

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Africa Travel Week will take place in Cape Town South Africa, from April 28 – May 3, 2014 and sees WTM Africa co-locate alongside fellow Reed Travel Exhibitions’ events IBTM Africa and ILTM Africa.

  • 29 Apr 2014 1 May 2014

    Hotel Opportunities Latin America 2014

    Miami, Florida, United States

    More than 300 hotel industry leaders attended the Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami, Florida this year. HOLA provides 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.

  • 2 May 2014

    WTM Vision Conference Cape Town 2014

    Cape Town, South Africa

    WTM Vision Conference Cape Town 2014, will take place on 2 May 2014.

  • 2 May 2014 3 May 2014

    World Travel Market Africa 2014

    Cape Town, South Africa

    The inaugural World Travel Market Africa will take place at Cape Town’s International Convention Centre on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 May 2014.It will be the leading B2B exhibition for Africa’s leisure travel industry, bringing the world to Africa and promoting Africa to the world’s leading source markets.

  • 4 May 2014

    World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2014

    Dubai , United Arab Emirates

    The 2014 winners of Middle East World Travel Awards will be announced at the annual Middle East Gala Ceremony to be held this year at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, UAE on May 4th

  • 4 May 2014 5 May 2014

    AHIC - Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2014

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    AHIC has proven to be the Middle East’s annual meeting place for the region’s most senior hotel investors, developers, operators and advisors. It is the annual conference that connects business leaders from international and local markets to do deals accross the region.

  • 5 May 2014 8 May 2014

    ATM - Arabian Travel Market 2014

    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.

  • 5 May 2014

    Brasil Hospitality Investment Conference 2014

    São Paulo, Brazil

    The Brasil Hospitality Investment Conference (BHIC), an International Hotel Investment Forum Summit Series (IHIF) event presented by Questex Hospitality + Travel in association with BSH International will be hosted on Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Pullman Ibirapuera Hotel in São Paulo.

  • 5 May 2014

    BHIC 2014

    Sao Paulo, Brazil

    The Brasil Hospitality Investment Conference (BHIC), an International Hotel Investment Forum Summit Series (IHIF) event presented by Questex Hospitality + Travel in association with BSH International will be hosted on Monday, May 5 2014 at the Pullman Ibirapuera Hotel in São Paulo.

  • 6 May 2014 9 May 2014

    Travelweek 2014

    Sao Paulo, Brazil

    That is Travelweek Sao Paulo’s source of inspiration, now in its fourth edition. A handcrafted and innovative event, it premieres in one place the most incredible travelling trends, under the leadership of entrepreneur Carolina Perez. Travelweek Sao Paulo is set at the Bienal Pavillion, designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer, at Ibirapuera Park. For four days the show welcomes people from all over the world to share dreams and ideas.

  • 6 May 2014 9 May 2014

    Tianguis Turistico 2014

    Quintana Roo, Mexico

    The main objective of the Tianguis Turistico Mexico, is to encourage the promotion and marketing of Mexico’s tourism products and services, to allow our country to increase the flow of visitors from domestic and international markets, thereby showing the products, the offering and the diversity in regard to tourism that Mexico has to offer to the world.

  • 6 May 2014

    WTM Vision Conference Dubai 2014

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    The 4th annual WTM Vision Conference - Dubai, will take place on 6 May 2014.  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 2014 8 May 2014

    Travel Law Seminar 2014

    London, United Kingdom

    The ABTA Travel Law Seminar is a key event in the travel industry calendar. It offers expert updates on legal, regulatory and policy developments in the sector delivered by specialist travel lawyers, senior civil servants, ABTA’s internal legal team and travel industry professionals.

  • 8 May 2014

    WTM Vision Conference Shanghai 2014

    Shanghai, China

    WTM Vision Conference Shanghai will be held this year on 08 May 2014.

  • 8 May 2014 10 May 2014

    Stockholm Travel Show 2014

    Stockholm, Sweden

    Stockholm Travel Show takes place two times a year at the Stockholm Central Station between Thursday and Saturday 8 – 10th of May and 23 – 25th of October 2014. The Stockholm Central Station has been the natural hub for travelers since year 1871 with the city’s local and long-distance trains coming and going from here.

  • 9 May 2014 11 May 2014

    Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2014

    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

  • 9 May 2014 11 May 2014

    World Travel Fair 2014

    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.

  • 10 May 2014 13 May 2014

    INDABA 2014

    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. INDABA is a four day trade event that attracts well over 13,000 delegates from the travel tourism and related industries.

  • 11 May 2014 13 May 2014

    Travel Catering Expo 2014

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Join over 1,000 travel catering professionals and experience the latest products and solutions for catering requirements of regional airports.

  • 11 May 2014 15 May 2014

    Australian Tourism Exchange 2014

    Cairns, Australia

    Australia’s premier tourism trade event is coming to Cairns in 2014.

  • 11 May 2014 13 May 2014

    Airport Show, Dubai 2014

    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.

  • 11 May 2014 13 May 2014

    Germany Travel Mart 2014

    Bremen and Bremerhaven, 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

  • 12 May 2014 14 May 2014

    ITM Annual Conference 2014

    South Wales, United Kingdom

    ITM Annual Conference 2014 this year is to be held at Celtic Manor, South Wales from 12-14 May.

  • 12 May 2014 13 May 2014

    Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) 2014

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    The Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) taking place on 12th - 13th May 2014, held in conjunction with the well-established Airport Show, will assemble the world’s foremost airport, policy, business and technology leaders in an effort to address their needs and provide them with a platform on which they can engage, exchange knowledge, share best practices, forge partnerships and discuss issues of common interest.

  • 12 May 2014 13 May 2014

    Boutique Hotel Summit 2014

    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.

  • 13 May 2014 14 May 2014

    Soccerex Asian Forum 2014

    The Dead Sea, Jordan

    This two day event in the world’s biggest football market provides a platform for networking and knowledge exchange between East and West.

  • 13 May 2014 15 May 2014

    IATA Aviation Fuel Forum 2014

    Dublin, Ireland

    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.

  • 14 May 2014 16 May 2014

    SMART 2014

    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.

  • 14 May 2014 18 May 2014

    The Advantage Conference 2014

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Whilst a compelling business and social programme is a key consideration for any conference, we also recognise that as senior travel industry staff, showcasing the destination is an important element of the event

  • 14 May 2014 16 May 2014

    Hospitality Design Expo 2014

    Las Vegas, United States

    The HD Expo is your resource for new products and services and most importantly your connection with the wider hospitality design community. Come and get inspired! The HD Expo features a show floor with more than 900 exhibitors covering an array of manufacturers and artisans of hospitality products and services. Information-packed, idea-generating conference sessions focusing 100% on hospitality design give attendees the latest and most pertinent issues facing our industry. With more networking events than ever before, the HD Expo is a must-attend event!

  • 14 May 2014 16 May 2014

    Expotur 2014

    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.

  • 15 May 2014

    European Sport Tourism Summit 2014

    Limerick, Ireland

    Limerick will host the inaugural European Sport Tourism Summit on May 15th 2014. The theme of the event is Building an International Sport Tourism Portfolio for Sustained Success.

  • 15 May 2014 16 May 2014

    Hotel Summit East Africa 2014

    Nairobi, Kenya

    The Sub-Saharan Africa 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 region are opening at an ever-increasing rate, defying tough economic conditions. Discover what makes this vibrant sector of the hospitality industry tick and learn from the experts at East Africa’s only b2b hotel and hospitality conference. Join your fellow industry professionals to find out about the very latest trends in sales, marketing, branding, finance, design and much more, at Hotel Summit East Africa 2014.

  • 15 May 2014 16 May 2014

    Web In Travel (WIT) - Japan 2014

    Tokyo, Japan

    Web In Travel is a community for anyone passionate about travel technology, distribution and marketing. This basically means if you love travel, and if you are a bit of a technology freak in terms of wanting to understand how technology is changing travel, you are one of us.

  • 15 May 2014 22 May 2014

    Brand USA 2014 Megafam

    Various, United States

    With seven different itineraries travelling across 21 iconic states, the Brand USA 2014 Megafam is offering you the opportunity to experience the USA like never before.

  • 16 May 2014 18 May 2014

    PATA AGM 2014

    Zhuhai, China

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold the 63rd PATA Executive Board, Board Meeting and 2014 AGM, May 16-18 at the Chimelong Hengqin Bay Hotel, Zhuhai, China. Also known as the “Chinese Riviera,” it is one of China’s premier tourist destinations. This event is being hosted by, and supported by Chimelong Hengqin Bay Hotel.

  • 16 May 2014

    PATA Youth Symposium 2014

    Zhuhai, China

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Education and Training Committee will hold a PATA Youth Symposium on the morning of May 16, 2014, at Sun Yat-sen University, Zhuhai Campus.

  • 17 May 2014

    F A Cup Final 2014

    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 with Budweiser.

  • 17 May 2014 20 May 2014

    NRA Show 2014

    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 2014 20 May 2014

    UNWTO-ASEAN International Conference on Tourism and Climate Change 2014

    Legazpi, Philippines

    UNWTO-ASEAN International Conference on Tourism and Climate Change will be held in Legazpi, Philippines from the 19th – 20th May 2014. The international conference will seek to analyze the effects of climate change on tourism, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, and endeavor to strengthen the industry´s ability to adapt to threats and utilize opportunities that arise as a result of climate change.

  • 19 May 2014

    SITE Nite Europe 2014

    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.

  • 20 May 2014

    South West Trains – Network Rail Alliance Passenger Forum (May) 2014

    London, United Kingdom

    The initiative will give passengers the chance to talk to senior managers face to face. In addition to staff from the Alliance customer service and infrastructure maintenance teams, representatives from Samaritans, Passenger Focus, British Transport Police, London Travel Watch and the Alliance Charity Panel will also be available between 9am to 7pm.

  • 20 May 2014 22 May 2014

    Cabin Operations Safety Conference 2014

    Madrid, Spain

    This first ever Cabin Operations Safety Conference places cabin operations as an integral and vital part of the airline operational safety spectrum. IATA is convinced that a global and coordinated approach to this important topic will further contribute to cabin operations safety.

  • 20 May 2014 22 May 2014

    IMEX 2014

    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 2014 to make the most of your time, development and foremost business.

  • 20 May 2014 21 May 2014

    Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (APHIC) 2014

    Bangkok, Thailand

    The 6th 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.

  • 22 May 2014 25 May 2014

    Monaco F1 Grand Prix 2014

    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

  • 22 May 2014

    Tech Talk, The Travel Management Technology Conference

    Chicago, United States

    Tech Talk is a one-day, buyer-only conference focused on travel management technology. Attendees network, discuss the latest trends and developments of the industry, and learn from the experiences of fellow corporate travel buyers who have adopted new technologies for managing travel management services and communicating with their travelers.

  • 22 May 2014 23 May 2014

    Travel Distribution Summit Europe 2014

    London, United Kingdom

    The online travel industry is rapidly changing with the growth of mobile, big data, analytics and the new search landscape. How you manage your distribution and marketing channels will have a huge impact on your profits and ability to remain competitive in 2014. EyeforTravel’s flagship conference TDS Europe is the must attend event for the travel industry.

  • 23 May 2014 25 May 2014

    World Luxury Expo, Kuwait 2014

    Kuwait City, Kuwait

    World Luxury Expo, hosted in the luxurious Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel in Kuwait. World Luxury Expo will showcase the world’s leading luxury brands, to an ultra-affluent and highly discerning audience.

  • 24 May 2014

    UEFA Champions League Final 2014

    London, United Kingdom

    The 2014 UEFA Champions League Final will be the final match of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League the 59th season of the UEFA Champions League football tournament, and the 22nd in the Champions League era.

  • 27 May 2014 28 May 2014

    IATA Global Training Partner Congress 2014

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    The IATA Global Training Partner Congress is designed to continue our engagement with IATA’s global training partners. The IATA Training and Development Institute (ITDI) will use this congress as a platform to jointly discuss how we can work together more effectively, share best practices from your respective markets with each other and exchange ideas on emerging trends and opportunities in areas of aviation cargo, leadership & management, travel & tourism.

  • 27 May 2014 28 May 2014

    Travel Distribution Summit Asia 2014


    2014 brings the 10th Year Anniversary Celebration of the Travel Distribution Summit (TDS), Asia to the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore, May 27-28, 2014.

  • 27 May 2014 30 May 2014

    Rendez-vous Canada 2014

    Vancouver, 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.

  • 27 May 2014 29 May 2014

    NEXT: Travel Trade Exchange 2014

    Mexico City, Mexico

    #NEXT:TRAVEL TRADE EXCHANGE is part of a comprehensive network of business solutions, designed for top level executives and innovators from the Americas who believe in a new forward thinking travel industry. Its goal is to engage professionals, leaders and decision makers in a valuable networking platform for true business and knowledge exchange.

  • 29 May 2014

    SATIC Tourism Conference 2014

    Adelaide, Australia

    The one day conference aims to provide a full day of practical and relevant information and assistance to those in the business of South Australian tourism.

  • 29 May 2014 1 Jun 2014

    Korea World Travel Fair 2014

    Seoul, Korea, South

    Korea’s largest top quality world travel fair. World class travel fair with more than 60 countries, more than 120 thousand visitors. International tourism business forum with exhibition, performance, business talks and experience.

  • 29 May 2014 31 May 2014

    Hi Design EMEA 2014

    Gothenburg, Sweden

    Hotel Interior Design - The Decision Makers’ Forum this year takes place at The Clarion Post Hotel, Gothenburg, Sweden from 29-31 May 2014