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October 2018 Travel Events Calendar

  • 1 Oct 2018 5 Oct 2018

    Outbound Travel Roadshow Southeast Asia 2018

    Kuala Lumpur - Bangkok - Jakarta - Manila , Thailand

    Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibition Pvt Ltd presents the multi destination, multi city travel trade workshop. Outbound Travel Roadshows (OTR) offers networking opportunity in a professionally organized buyer-seller meet with thousands of buyers participating in the event. It is the perfect opportunity to gain an understanding and entree into the Travel Trade market. Backed by the experience and resources of Sphere Travelmedia, the organization launched in 2004 Outbound Travel Roadshow, India’s only multi-city multy-destination roadshow.

  • 1 Oct 2018 2 Oct 2018

    Cvent CONNECT - London 2018

    London, United Kingdom

    Cvent CONNECT Europe is Europe’s newest, innovative event technology conference. Join over 700+ meetings and events professionals in London to advance your career and strengthen the industry through innovation. Last year, over 98% of attendees said they would return in 2018.

  • 2 Oct 2018

    A Beginner’s Guide to Travel Law - Bristol 2018

    Bristol, United Kingdom

    The effective contracting, marketing and selling of holidays and travel services requires a good understanding of the law. You can put your business at risk if you get it wrong.

  • 2 Oct 2018 4 Oct 2018

    AHIF - Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2018

    Nairobi, Kenya

    The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is the only annual hotel investment conference that connects business leaders from the international and local markets. The event brings together the who’s who of the hotel investment community that drive investment into tourism projects, infrastructure and hotel development across Africa.

  • 3 Oct 2018 14 Oct 2018

    Commonwealth Games 2018

    Australia’s Gold Coast, Australia

    Australia’s Gold Coast has won the bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which promises to be the largest international event to be held in Australia over the next decade.

  • 3 Oct 2018

    The Hotel Distribution Event 2018

    London, United Kingdom

    2018 will be The Hotel Distribution Event’s sixth year. The event focuses on the strategy rather than the tactics of hotel distribution. The debates and presentations will focus on what should be done rather than the technical details of how it is done.

  • 3 Oct 2018

    Protecting Your Travelling Employees – London 2018

    Central London, United Kingdom

    Global business travel spend is expected to rise by over 6% in 2018*. As more employees travel for business, the risk increases. From natural disasters to terrorism, road traffic accidents, medical emergencies, cyber threats, crime and civil unrest, it has never been more important to have a robust travel risk strategy in place

  • 3 Oct 2018 4 Oct 2018

    Direct Booking Summit Americas 2018

    Dallas, TX, United States

    The Direct Booking Summit Americas is back. The industry’s largest event series dedicated to direct bookings is landing in Dallas, TX this October – and we’re making sure it’s bigger and better than ever before.

  • 3 Oct 2018 5 Oct 2018

    THE BEAT LIVE 2018

    Atlanta, United States

    The Beat Live, a travel business conference, is a thought-provoking event focused on the key issues in travel distribution, technology and managed corporate travel. Its signature news, views and interviews format is modeled after The Beat, The BTN Group’s subscription news service for travel management company representatives, technologists, distributors, management professionals, suppliers and other industry influencers. This executive-level conference features candid commentary, substantial audience interaction and extensive networking

  • 3 Oct 2018

    Business Travel Risk Management Seminar: Protecting Your Travelling Employees 2018

    London, United Kingdom

    ABTA’s one day seminar will bring together corporate travel managers, Travel Management Companies (TMCs) and experts in travel security and risk. Whether you are a small or large company, a TMC or a supplier, attend to learn how to put a travel risk plan in place, and how to take it to the next level. Identify, assess and mitigate the risks facing travelling employees and integrate your plan throughout the whole organisation.

  • 3 Oct 2018

    Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) 2018

    Apia, Samoa

    In partnership with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation and generously hosted by the Samoa Tourism Authority, the second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) will be held at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort in Apia, Samoa on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

  • 4 Oct 2018 5 Oct 2018

    CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit 2018

    Seville, Spain

    The CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit is the only strategy event dedicated to the new frontier of low cost travel: long haul. New aircraft technologies, evolving passenger preferences and stable fuel prices are pushing LCCs (and restructuring full service airlines) to consider new growth opportunities.

  • 5 Oct 2018

    Deluxe Travel Market Ukraine 2018

    Odessa, Ukraine

    Deluxe Travel Market Exhibitors are represented by five-star hotels, resorts and hotel chains, tourism offices, DMC and operators, medical clinics, private schools and camps,  elite transportation and cruise companies, companies that specialize in villas renting and charter services; private jets, yachts and helicopters.

  • 5 Oct 2018 7 Oct 2018

    TTF Mumbai 2018

    Mumbai, India

    TTF Mumbai, India’s oldest and biggest Travel show, will open with the objective of catering to the Diwali and Winter holiday travel. It may be a full-house show expecting over 150 exhibitors, including representation from 21 Indian states and more than 10 countries.

  • 6 Oct 2018

    World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2018

    Durban, South Africa

    The 2018 winners of Africa & Indian Ocean World Travel Awards will be announced at the annual Africa & Indian Ocean Ceremony to be held this year Durban, South Africa on October 6th.

  • 8 Oct 2018 10 Oct 2018

    The Travel Convention 2018

    Seville, Spain

    ABTA’s annual Convention has evolved with the industry and continues to develop each year to ensure its value and relevance for delegates.

  • 8 Oct 2018 10 Oct 2018

    Cancun Travel Mart 2018

    Cancun, Mexico

    For over 28 years, providing productive and personal business opportunity in a professional environment for Buyers and Suppliers of Cancun, Riviera Maya, and all of Mexico.

  • 9 Oct 2018 11 Oct 2018

    TO THE TABLE Asia 2018

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    TO THE TABLE is a business-to-business forum for senior decision makers in the restaurant and bar industry. A programme of pre-arranged one-to-one meetings, seminars sessions, networking functions and dinners, aimed at you and your specific industry sector. TO THE TABLE brings the decision makers in your industry together. Only the most senior buyers are invited, to connect with suppliers of the latest products and innovations. You know who’s coming in advance - you can choose your one-to-one meetings specifically as well as networking with them all.

  • 10 Oct 2018 11 Oct 2018

    The Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) 2018

    Manchester, United Kingdom

    Running for the 15th year and attracting 900+ delegates, The AHC is the leading event for the UK hotel industry.

  • 10 Oct 2018 12 Oct 2018

    Amadeus Hospitality Customer Conference 2018

    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.

  • 10 Oct 2018 12 Oct 2018

    INWETEX-CIS Travel Market 2018

    St. Petersburg, Russia

    INWETEX – CIS TRAVEL MARKET is the largest trade fair of travel services in the North-West of Russia. For 24 years INWETEX – CIS TRAVEL MARKET has been keeping the leading position on the market and is among the five major events of the Russian travel industry, contributing to the development of professional contacts of Saint Petersburg and the North-Western region with representatives of Russian travel business and foreign partners.

  • 11 Oct 2018

    Business Travel Trends and Forecasts - Washington DC 2018

    Washington, DC, United States

    The 5th Annual Business Travel Trends & Forecasts Washington DC is a one-day, buyer-only conference designed to unite corporate travel professionals and provide a platform for information sharing. Through expert-led sessions and interactive discussions, attendees gather intelligence on industry changes and discuss with fellow corporate buyers common challenges, effective solutions and future trends in business travel management and technology.

  • 14 Oct 2018 16 Oct 2018

    ACTE Global Summit - Paris 2018

    Paris, France

    ACTE Paris Global Summit will be held this year at Marriott Rive Gauche. Between 14 - 16 October.

  • 14 Oct 2018 16 Oct 2018

    Corporate Travel Forum - France 2018

    Paris, France

    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.

  • 14 Oct 2018 15 Oct 2018

    SITE Young Leaders Conference 2018

    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

    The SITE Young Leaders program presents an opportunity to meet young professionals from around the world as we gather to learn, to energize our career goals. If you are interested or already pursuing a career path in the incentive travel industry, this conference is a great way to kick-start your professional journey. The SITE Young Leaders Conference provides education sessions led by industry leaders and offsite events in Las Vegas. The entire program offers participants learning outcomes, valuable networking opportunities and an overall fun experience.

  • 15 Oct 2018 17 Oct 2018

    WIT - Singapore 2018


    WIT Singapore 2018 will take a step “Through the Looking Glass”. Other than uncovering inspirational and new ideas in travel from across the world and in APAC, it will also look beyond the borders of travel, to take lessons and to see things in a different light.

  • 15 Oct 2018 18 Oct 2018

    Adventure Travel World Summit 2018

    Tuscany, Italy

    Every year, representatives from the adventure travel industry come together at the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) to talk shop, get inspired and enjoy a decidedly adventurous destination anywhere in the world. Produced by the Adventure Travel Trade Association, the Summit is for tour operators, adventure travel writers and influencers, tourism boards and industry partners.

  • 15 Oct 2018 18 Oct 2018

    International Golf Travel Market 2018

    Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Taking place annually since 1998, IGTM brings together over 1,300 golf travel industry professionals from all over the world for four days of networking and deal making. Generating over €9.5 million of business, the unique focus of the event are the 1:1 pre-scheduled meetings, which connect golf tourism suppliers with pre-qualified buyers (golf tour operators).

  • 15 Oct 2018 18 Oct 2018

    World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2018

    San Francisco, United States

    The Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL) is an initiative of the World Economic Forum. It is a leadership programme and a highly sought-after peer network, comprising more than 1,200 enterprising and impact-oriented leaders from around the world working as a force for good. The membership is bestowed by the Forum each year to recognize the most distinguished leaders under the age of 40. These individuals are selected based on their groundbreaking work, creative approaches to problems and ability to build bridges across cultures and between business, government and civil society.

  • 15 Oct 2018

    Site Nite North America 2018

    Las Vegas, United States

    Prior to IMEX America’s kickoff, this SITE Foundation fundraiser is the most sought-after event ticket, attracting more than 1,200 prominent industry professionals annually. SITE Nite North America returns for a fabulous evening of relationship building in an exciting Las Vegas venue.

  • 16 Oct 2018

    Data Protection and Management in Travel Post-GDPR – London 2018

    London, United Kingdom

    The travel industry is particularly affected due to the large volume of personal and sensitive data it processes about individuals. Attend this seminar to hear travel related scenarios and practical examples from peers within the travel industry. Hear travel businesses talk about their journey towards compliance and how they have changed the handling of data in their sales, bookings, marketing and supplier contract processes.

  • 16 Oct 2018


    Hong Kong

    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.

  • 16 Oct 2018 17 Oct 2018

    Independent Hotel Show 2018

    London, United Kingdom

    The Independent Hotel Show, is the UK’s largest, most comprehensive and best established business event in support of the luxury, boutique and independent hotel sector.

  • 16 Oct 2018 18 Oct 2018

    IMEX America 2018

    Las Vegas, United States

    Pump up for America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events. IMEX sets a fast, furious pace for doing business, learning and networking in the industry worldwide.

  • 17 Oct 2018 18 Oct 2018

    CAPA New Zealand Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit 2018

    Auckland, New Zealand

    The CAPA New Zealand Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit will gather 200+ aviation and corporate travel experts including CEOs from airlines and airports across New Zealand and the Pacific Islands plus a selection of leaders serving the region. The Summit is the ONLY platform that delivers a true end to end knowledge and networking experience for the aviation and travel industry, attracting players from across the entire travel ecosystem - from airlines, airports and hoteliers through to intermediaries and travel managers.

  • 17 Oct 2018

    Complaints Handling Workshop - Manchester 2018

    Manchester, United Kingdom

    ABTA’s Complaints Handling Workshop is ideal for those who handle or receive complaints on a regular basis and want a wider awareness and understanding of the complaint handling process.

  • 17 Oct 2018

    Employment Law for Travel Employers – London 2018

    London, United Kingdom

    ABTA’s new practical workshop will provide up-to-date and accurate advice on employment law and how you can apply legal principles at work.

  • 17 Oct 2018

    HEDNA Regional Networking Event: New York 2018

    New York City, United States

    HEDNA Regional Networking Event: New York 2018 to take place in New York City, USA on 17 Oct 2018

  • 17 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018

    Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum 2018

    Athens, Greece

    Part of the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) series, the Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H) offers a meeting place for the industry to network, to share ideas and to build partnerships for tourism projects, mixed-use developments and hotel transactions.

  • 17 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018

    ITB Asia 2018


    ITB Asia is a annually held three day B2B trade show and convention for the travel industry; it is designed to become the primary event for the Asia Pacific travel industry, much like its parent event – ITB Berlin. Now in its ninth year in Singapore, ITB Asia will taking place at Marina Bay Sands. It is organised by Messe Berlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd and supported by the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau.

  • 17 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018

    Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) 2018

    Hong Kong

    For over 25 years, HICAP has been the unequaled annual gathering place for Asia-Pacific’s hotel investment community, attracting the most influential owners, developers, lenders, executives, and professional advisors from around the globe.

  • 18 Oct 2018

    Leaders in Travel: Digital Summit 2018

    London, United Kingdom

    The Leaders in Travel: Digital Summit is a new event designed to resource senior executives and marketing strategists in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors with practical insights and evidence-based marketing strategies that continuously increase digital ROI.

  • 18 Oct 2018

    Deluxe Travel Market Latvia 2018

    Riga, Latvia

    Deluxe Travel Market Exhibitors are represented by five-star hotels, resorts and hotel chains, tourism offices, DMC and operators, medical clinics, private schools and camps,  elite transportation and cruise companies, companies that specialize in villas renting and charter services; private jets, yachts and helicopters.

  • 18 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018

    Latin America Airport Expansion Summit 2018

    Mexico City, Mexico

    At the 4th Annual Latin America Airport Expansion Summit, government officials, investors, airport management groups and civil aviation authorities will go in discussion with consultants, architects, construction companies, equipment providers and service groups, in order to better explore the market and support the project development.

  • 19 Oct 2018 21 Oct 2018

    DRT Show India 2018

    Bombay, India

    DRT Show Singapore is to take place this year at Bombay Exhibition Center, Bombay, 19-21 October 2018.

  • 22 Oct 2018

    WTTC Asia Leaders Forum 2018

    Macau SAR, China

    This invitation-only half day event will bring together Travel & Tourism leaders from across Asia with the aim of Highlighting the priorities of these leaders and the challenges they face, Debating the hot topics of relevance to Travel & Tourism in Asia Understanding the global and regional trends which will impact Travel & Tourism’s development in Asia in the future.

  • 22 Oct 2018 24 Oct 2018

    HTNG European Conference 2018

    Lisbon, Portugal

    The HTNG European Conference will take place at the Penha Longa Resort in Lisbon from 22-24 October 2018.

  • 23 Oct 2018 25 Oct 2018

    The Future Investment Initiative (FII) 2018

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Under the Patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and the leadership of H.R.H. Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and Chairman of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), PIF has announced the second Future Investment Initiative (FII), which will take place from October 23rd to 25th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • 23 Oct 2018 25 Oct 2018

    Marketing Outlook Forum 2018

    Las Vegas, United States

    The Travel and Tourism Research Association’s (ttra) Marketing Outlook Forum:  A Global Perspective (MOF) is the leading travel forecast conference combining industry networking and quality educational programs into a premier event.  MOF attracts delegates from nearly all State and Provincial tourism offices in the U.S. and Canada, international tourism offices, airlines and hotels, as well as many travel industry suppliers.

  • 24 Oct 2018 25 Oct 2018

    GBTA Conference 2018 | South Africa

    Pretoria, South Africa

    This year our GBTA Southern Africa annual conference will be hosted held on the 24th and 25th October at Kievits Kroon Country Estate. A beautiful, tranquil country estate., just 10 minutes from central Pretoria and 45 minutes from Sandton, Gauteng.

  • 24 Oct 2018

    GBTA Conference 2018 | Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    The GBTA 2018 Conference | Buenos Aires will be held on 24 October 2018. The conference will highlight the importance of Corporate travel in Latin America.

  • 24 Oct 2018 25 Oct 2018

    FUTR Summit (formerly Millennial 20/20) - Asia 2018


    With new technologies being developed and applied each day, FUTR will equip you with a comprehensive commerce tool kit, presenting the latest campaigns and innovations in marketing, advertising, retail, payments, e-commerce, social media, video, data, AI, VR & AR, voice, and robotics.

  • 25 Oct 2018 26 Oct 2018

    EyeforTravel North America 2018

    Las Vegas, United States

    The travel, hospitality and transport industries are in the midst of brutal digital disruption and the rules they have come to live by are being re-written. EyeforTravel North America is the annual meeting place for America’s senior travel executives attended by 250+ decision makers and industry elite.

  • 25 Oct 2018 27 Oct 2018

    UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook 2018

    Guilin, China

    The Guilin Forum provides an annual Pan-Asia-Pacific platform for policy makers, senior officials, researchers and industry representatives to take stock of global & regional trends and to better understand their potential impacts on tourism. The event, under the joint umbrella of the UNWTO and PATA, will allow participants to share information, analyse the current tourism situation and map out the next course of action for the future.

  • 26 Oct 2018

    World Spa Awards 2018


    The 2018 World Spa Awards will provide unrivalled networking opportunities for Spa industry figure heads and market leaders.

  • 27 Oct 2018 30 Oct 2018

    Global Incentive Summit 2018

    Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

    Invaluable business connections, motivating educational sessions, and unforgettable experiences—all within the heritage and history of Colombia! This exclusive event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group and Incentive Magazine—in partnership with the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE).

  • 29 Oct 2018 30 Oct 2018

    innovate 2018

    New York, United States

    Don’t miss the fifth annual Innovate conference, combining cutting-edge buyer education, travel supplier innovation and industry networking for corporate travel and procurement professionals. With a unique one-to-one ratio of buyers to suppliers and dedicated time on the exhibit floor, the conference provides extensive opportunities for networking and business development. Pre-qualified buyers selected to attend will have a minimum of $10 million dollar T&E budgets.

  • 29 Oct 2018 1 Nov 2018

    Connections Wellbeing 2018

    Algarve, Portugal

    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.

  • 30 Oct 2018

    The Package Travel Regulations: Preparing for 2019 – London

    London, United Kingdom

    ABTA’s timely event will provide an update on the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations, helping businesses to prepare ahead of the 2019 sales period. The new regulations came into force on 1 July 2018. 4 months on, the event is a chance for ABTA Members and the wider travel industry to take stock, question the experts and raise any common issues they are facing. Bringing together regulators, legal, travel and ABTA experts, the conference will look at how businesses are managing their new liabilities, as a travel agent, package organiser and when selling Linked Travel Arrangements or business travel.

  • 30 Oct 2018

    Health and Safety Auditing in Travel 2018

    London, United Kingdom

    ABTA’s Health and Safety Auditing in Travel workshop will provide an overview on how to effectively manage the auditing process within your product portfolio to help minimise the risk for your customers on holiday.

  • 31 Oct 2018

    Claims Handling in Travel – Manchester 2018

    Manchester, United Kingdom

    The event will cover three types of litigation: breach of contract, accident on holiday and illness on holiday claims. Delegates will have the opportunity to take part in three different practical exercises, as well as hearing advice on their legal obligations from expert speakers.

  • 31 Oct 2018 2 Nov 2018

    ILTM China 2018

    Shanghai, China

    ILTM China is a dedicated event for the Chinese outbound market. Luxury brands from all over the world will meet with key luxury travel planners and agencies from China.

  • 31 Oct 2018

    Crisis Management Communications - London 2018

    London, United Kingdom

    This one-day event delivers practical guidance from PR professionals, industry peers, journalists and ABTA experts to help you plan and update your crisis communications strategy.