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May 2017 Travel Events Calendar

  • 1 May 2017 4 May 2017

    We Are Africa 2017

    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.

  • 2 May 2017

    TOPHOTELPROJECTS World Tour Las Vegas 2017

    Las Vegas, United States

    The TOPHOTELPROJECTS World Tour is a series of high quality, personal networking events, that brings together the local market in the most important cities for the hospitality industry on a global level.

  • 3 May 2017 4 May 2017

    EyeforTravel Europe 2017

    London, United Kingdom

    EyeforTravel’s European Flagship summit will be celebrating its 20th year with a brand new name and a fresh new look. The event focuses on all things travel, from distribution, sales and marketing, through to analytics, revenue management and tech. In a brand new central London location, there’s never been a better time to meet the leaders, innovators and disruptors in European travel.

  • 3 May 2017 5 May 2017

    American Express World Luxury Expo, Riyadh 2017

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    The 5th American Express World Luxury Expo hosted in the palatial Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, will again showcase the world’s leading luxury brands, to an ultra-affluent and highly discerning target audience.

  • 3 May 2017

    Network ITT London 2017

    London, United Kingdom

    This month’s Network ITT will take place at the Phoenix Artist Club, Covent Garden, from 6pm until 8pm.  The event will be an informal, friendly evening that enables you to get together with travel colleagues for a drink after work. It’s a great way of increasing your contact list and entry is free* - just come along and look out for the ITT signs and familiar faces. You can bring along industry colleagues even if they’re not an ITT Member. All we ask is that you pre-register your colleagues so that we can contact them about membership and other activities.

  • 3 May 2017 4 May 2017

    Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) 2017

    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.

  • 3 May 2017 5 May 2017

    World Tourism Forum Lucerne 2017

    Lucerne, Switzerland

    With over 450 CEO’s, leaders and experts and 65 represented nationalities, World Tourism Forum Lucerne 2015 was a great success. Gain insight into our Forum 2015 (image video) and find all information about our recent Forum here. The next World Tourism Forum Lucerne will take place from 3-5 May 2017. The agenda will be updated here soon.

  • 3 May 2017 5 May 2017

    HD Expo 2017

    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.

  • 4 May 2017

    ABTA Regional Meeting - Greater London 2017

    London, United Kingdom

    Register your free place at ABTA’s Regional Meeting, where the senior team from ABTA look forward to meeting you to discuss a range of issues that will affect your business, including the latest on Brexit, Data Protection, Package Travel Directive, Credit/debit card charges, Travel with confidence campaign and much more.

  • 4 May 2017 5 May 2017

    Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) 2017

    Phoenix, United States

    The Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) is a forum for the industry to meet in a collaborative environment to identify safety concerns, devise approaches to reduce risk and implement initiatives to improve safety. The summit, in its 62nd year, is organised by Flight Safety Foundation in partnership with the National Business Aviation Association. Content covers safety, training, practical solutions, management, human factors and other issues for every segment of the business aviation industry. Programming is complemented by an exhibit marketplace showcasing aviation safety related products and services.

  • 7 May 2017 10 May 2017

    AAAE Conference & Exposition 2017

    Long Beach, United States

    Conferences have become a commonplace occurrence in every industry, but just like you hold yourself to a higher standard for the service you provide travelers every single day, we hold ourselves to a higher standard in the services we provide you.

  • 8 May 2017 10 May 2017

    Meet the Money® 2017

    Los Angeles, United States

    Meet the Money® 2017 will be held May 8-10, 2017 in Los Angeles.

  • 8 May 2017 10 May 2017

    Digital Travel Summit 2017

    Las Vegas, United States

    Digital Travel Summit is the premier interactive event for travel, hospitality and leisure executives. Join us to take your digital, eCommerce and customer experience strategies to the next level with enhanced personalization at every touch-point.

  • 8 May 2017 9 May 2017

    UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism 2017

    San Sebastián, Spain

    The 2017 edition of the World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism will return to its origins in San Sebastian, Spain and its surroundings. The Basque Culinary Centre in San Sebastian is the co-organizer of all UNWTO fora on Gastronomy Tourism and the World Forum will be held there every second year.

  • 8 May 2017 11 May 2017

    HOFEX 2017

    Wanchai, Hong Kong

    HOFEX - the region’s leading food and hospitality trade show will return on 8 - 11 May 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In its 16th edition, HOFEX 2016 continues to blend the best of Food and Beverages, Equipment, Supplies, Services and Hospitality Technologies.

  • 8 May 2017 11 May 2017

    SPATEC Spring 2017

    Palm Beach, FL, 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.

  • 10 May 2017 12 May 2017

    ITB China 2017


    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.

  • 11 May 2017 12 May 2017

    Latin America Passenger Rail Expansion Summit 2017

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The Latin America Passenger Rail Expansion Summit will bring together local and international stakeholders, government officials, operators, developers, architects, consultants and equipment plus solution providers to discuss the current rail sector.

  • 11 May 2017

    Business Travel Tech Talk 2017

    Chicago, United States

    This one-day conference designed exclusively for corporate travel buyers provides an intimate platform for attendees to share experiences, challenges and solutions with peers.

  • 15 May 2017

    SITE Nite Europe 2017

    Frankfurt, Germany

    SITE Nite Europe is the place where the global SITE community comes together to build incentive travel relationships - all while raising funds in support of upcoming EU spending patterns research. Join us before IMEX 2016 for the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues while experiencing the sophistication of the historical, award-winning Kameha Suite.

  • 15 May 2017 16 May 2017

    Canadian Hotel Investment Conference 2017

    Toronto, Canada

    For 21 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.

  • 15 May 2017 17 May 2017

    World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo Middle East 2017

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo Middle East is the largest dedicated platform for the travel catering industry in the Middle East, Africa and Indian Sub-Continent..

  • 15 May 2017 17 May 2017

    AdventureNEXT Near East 2017

    Dead Sea, Jordan

    This May on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan, AdventureNEXT Near East — a specialized regional conference — showcases the adventurous side of Jordan. AdventureNEXT Near East is dedicated to fostering new partnerships for travel professionals in the Near East region, and to showcasing adventurous experiences in an ancient place steeped in tradition.

  • 15 May 2017 16 May 2017

    SAHIC Cuba 2017

    Havana, Cuba

    SAHIC is the annual event aiming to promote business in the hotel, tourism and related real estate projects sector in the region.

  • 16 May 2017 18 May 2017

    IMEX 2017

    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 2017 to make the most of your time, development and foremost business.

  • 16 May 2017 18 May 2017

    INDABA 2017

    Durban, 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.

  • 16 May 2017 18 May 2017

    PhoCusWright Europe 2017

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

  • 16 May 2017

    LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Symposium 2017

    Fort Lauderdale, United States

    The 3rd Annual LGBT Tourism & Hospitality Symposium is part of an expanded week of programming, called “LGBT Week.” Visit the full site for additional content and attendance options!

  • 17 May 2017 19 May 2017

    Amadeus Hospitality Customer Conference 2017

    Boston, 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.

  • 17 May 2017 19 May 2017

    WTM Connect Asia 2017

    Penang, Malaysia

    WTM Connect Asia is an exciting new event bringing together suppliers of South East Asia and international travel product to meet with outbound Chinese, South East Asian and international Hosted Buyers.

  • 18 May 2017 21 May 2017

    PATA Annual Summit 2017

    Negombo, Sri Lanka

    PATA Annual Summit brings together international thought leaders, industry shapers, and senior decision-makers who are professionally engaged with the Asia Pacific region, attracting 200-400 delegates from 30+ countries, . The Summit serves both as the Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and as a global tourism forum for enhancing the sustainable growth, value and quality of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region.

  • 20 May 2017 23 May 2017

    NRA Show 2017

    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.

  • 21 May 2017 23 May 2017

    Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit 2017

    Washington DC, 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 2017 24 May 2017

    Connections Luxury Ireland 2017


    Connections is the global networking and event organiser exclusively serving senior leaders and experts in meetings, luxury and wellness. We bring handpicked leaders from the meetings industry together to do business and to discuss the trends and challenges facing the marketplace.

  • 23 May 2017 25 May 2017

    GBTA Conference 2017 | Toronto

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    GBTA Conference 2017 | Toronto is the largest Canadian travel management conference, with over 550 people in 2016, now limitless attendance for 2017.

  • 23 May 2017 24 May 2017 Thailand International Conference 2017

    Bangkok, Thailand

    The 2nd “ Thailand International Conference & Expo 2017” will give answers to five major questions in the digital tourism economy. “ Thailand International Conference & Expo” is part of the “ World Events”, is the top annual meeting-point for experts from the eTourism, mTourism, travel technology, digital travel marketing and distribution channels with decision makers, entrepreneurs, professionals from the travel & hospitality industry of Thailand, the ASEAN Countries as well as the rest of the world, where they can exchange knowledge and experiences, to learn and do business.

  • 23 May 2017 24 May 2017

    Travel Law Seminar 2017

    London, United Kingdom

    The ABTA Travel Law Seminar is a key event in the travel industry calendar. It offers expert, up-to-date sessions on legal, regulatory and policy matters in the sector delivered by specialist travel lawyers, senior civil servants, ABTA’s internal legal team and travel industry professionals to help you prepare your business for the challenges that you will face this year and in the years to come.

  • 24 May 2017 26 May 2017

    CLIA Conference 2017

    Southampton, United Kingdom

    CLIA UK & Ireland will welcome, Jonathan Wilkes and Nick Weir, to speak at this year’s annual conference taking place in Southampton from 24th May to 26th May 2017. This year’s Conference will shine a light on cruise entertainment throughout the event, including a special entertainment themed ship tour on Navigator the Seas, and elements of the main Conference Day.

  • 25 May 2017

    ITT Odyssey Suppers 2017

    London, United Kingdom

    Helen Caron, Director for Distribution and Cruise, TUI Group, will be the guest speaker at the third Odyssey Supper of 2017.  Helen was appointed Director for Distribution and Cruise in 2016, responsible for the continued modernisation and growth of Thomson Cruises plus all customer-facing areas, including retail, financial services, contact centres, overseas holiday experience, commercial and ancillaries and the company’s property portfolio.

  • 25 May 2017

    Protecting Travelling Employees Seminar 2017

    Central London, United Kingdom

    ABTA’s Protecting Travelling Employees Seminar explores how to keep the growing number of business travellers safe whilst on the move.  With company spend on business travel steadily increasing, it’s crucial to ensure the safety of employees.

  • 29 May 2017 1 Jun 2017

    International Seminar on New Technologies Applied to Tourism 2017

    Roatán, Honduras

    International Seminar on New Technologies Applied to Tourism to be held in Roatán Honduras from 29 Мay - 1 June 2017

  • 30 May 2017 31 May 2017

    IATA Business Travel Summit 2017

    Geneva, Switzerland

    With great interest from airlines and buyers in what the standard will bring, this event will see all those across the value chain - airlines, aggregators, intermediaries and buyers - debate the changes taking place, the blockers to adoption and what they need from each other to extract the value they see.