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April 2019 Travel Events Calendar

  • 14 Mar 2019 14 Apr 2019

    STM 2019

    Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Tourism Month has grown from the traditional, annual Scottish Tourism Week which takes place in March and in 2018 for the first time ever, Scotland’s tourism industry connected throughout a month length series of industry events taking place across Scotland.

  • 31 Mar 2019 6 Apr 2019

    Mountain Travel Symposium 2019

    Whistler, Canada

    Mountain Travel Symposium is the single largest and longest-running annual gathering of mountain travel professionals in the world and has been called the SXSW of ski. Representatives from over 35 countries establish relationships, build their business, and create a stronger mountain business community.

  • 1 Apr 2019 3 Apr 2019

    Digital Travel Summit APAC 2019

    Singapore , Singapore

    Digital Travel APAC brings together top minds at Asia’s most successful airlines, hotels, OTAs, metasearches, tours and activities, car rentals, cruise lines and tourism boards to plan eCommerce, digital marketing and customer experience strategies for growth.

  • 1 Apr 2019 3 Apr 2019

    AdventureNEXT Near East 2019

    Aqaba, Jordan

    Once again, AdventureNEXT Near East pulls in the very best of the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s signature event features while refining its focus on the networking needs, destination discovery, and educational components tailored to the region. It connects international travel trade and media with suppliers from Jordan and surrounding countries, creating the ideal blend for professional opportunity. Every year, delegates meet that perfect partner, discover that untold story, and find that untapped strategy for growing their business — all against Jordan’s historic and natural backdrop.

  • 1 Apr 2019

    Passenger Experience Conference 2019

    Hamburg, Germany

    Attend the leading global conference and networking forum discussing the strategic issues surrounding cabin innovation, consumer expectations and strategies for profitability within the cabin.

  • 1 Apr 2019 9 Apr 2019

    AdventureWeek 2019


    Designed by adventurers for adventurers, AdventureWeek is a fully-hosted intensive familiarization trip (FAM), in which the ATTA partners with a destination to feature the best adventure travel products on offer. In addition to experiencing adventure travel in the destination, AdventureWeek participants — outbound tour operators, specialized travel agents and international travel media — meet with local operators and ground suppliers during two or three MARKETPLACES during the itinerary.

  • 1 Apr 2019 4 Apr 2019

    HOTELEX Shanghai 2019

    Shanghai, China

    HOTELEX Shanghai Hotelex as the hotel and catering industry, the world’s largest, most influential, one of the highest levels of the Expo, as always, concerned about the innovative elements with green concept hotel supplies industry practice.

  • 2 Apr 2019 3 Apr 2019

    Aircraft Recovery Forum 2019

    Montreal, Canada

    The Forum is held once a year and is open to IATA member airlines, Strategic Partners, OEMs, Non-IATA airlines and International Organizations.

  • 2 Apr 2019 4 Apr 2019

    World Travel Market Latin America 2019

    São Paulo, Brazil

    WTM Latin America is the three day must-attend business-to-business (B2B) event which brings the world to Latin America and promotes Latin America to the world. Through its industry networks, unrivalled global reach, WTM Latin America creates personal and business opportunities, providing customers with quality contacts, content and communities.

  • 2 Apr 2019

    Business Travel Tech Talk - San Francisco 2019

    San Francisco, United States

    The 3rd Annual Business Travel Tech Talk San Francisco enables corporate travel buyers to network, discuss industry trends and developments, and learn about new technologies for managing travel management services.

  • 2 Apr 2019

    CAPA Wellington Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit 2019

    Wellington, New Zealand

    CAPA Wellington Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit 2019 is to be held this year on 02 April in Wellington, New Zealand.

  • 2 Apr 2019 4 Apr 2019

    World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo 2019

    Hamburg, Germany

    WTCE is the leading global event for travel catering, onboard retail and passenger comfort. Held annually in Hamburg, Germany it showcases the latest onboard products and services from 350+ suppliers. The event attracts over 800 airline and rail buyers looking to source new products, stay up to date with industry trends and build their business network

  • 2 Apr 2019 3 Apr 2019

    CLIA Live Adelaide 2019

    Adelaide, Australia

    This exclusive training event for CLIA members will include presentations from a number of CLIA cruise lines on what makes their brand unique plus a review on how you should be maximising the benefits of your CLIA membership! Agents have the option to attend either or both days.

  • 2 Apr 2019 4 Apr 2019

    Safety and Flight Ops Conference 2019

    Barcelona, Spain

    SFO 2019 is being built around the theme of “disruption / disruptors” and how they are driving Industry changes, and consequently the need for airlines, CAA’s and all other aviation stakeholders, including international organizations like IATA, to acknowledge these changes and figure out quickly how to adapt.

  • 3 Apr 2019 4 Apr 2019

    Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia HICSA 2019

    Mumbai, India

    Hotel Investment Conference-South Asia (HICSA) is widely viewed by global industry leaders as the premier hospitality event for the South Asian region, valued for its networking opportunities and high-level contacts as much as for its content-rich sessions. Having rightfully created a niche for itself, HICSA brings together an impressive conglomeration of business leaders, think tanks and industry top brass, and has undoubtedly become one of the most coveted forums for all industry players in the region.

  • 3 Apr 2019

    A Complete Guide to VAT and TOMS in Travel - London 2019

    London, United Kingdom

    This seminar will give you a comprehensive understanding of TOMS VAT and how it is calculated. It will look to the future with a focus on how Brexit may affect TOMS, the new Making Tax Digital legislation and The Work of the Office of Tax Simplification.

  • 3 Apr 2019 4 Apr 2019

    WTTC Global Summit 2019

    Seville, Spain

    The World Travel & Tourism Council announces that Seville, Spain, will host its 2019 WTTC Global Summit, 03-04 April 2019.

  • 4 Apr 2019 6 Apr 2019

    Azerbaijan International Travel & Tourism Fair (AITF) 2019

    Baku, Azerbaijan

    AITF is the main event in Azerbaijan’s fast growing tourism market attracting a large number of international and local participants as well as trade visitors from year‐to‐year becoming the ‘hub’ for the tourism industry of the entire Caspian region.

  • 5 Apr 2019

    Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism 2019

    Lisbon, Portugal

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), jointly with the the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon Municipality, is organizing the First UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism - ‘Cities for all: building cities for citizens and visitors’, on the 5th of April, in Lisbon, Portugal.

  • 6 Apr 2019 7 Apr 2019

    World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa 2019

    Dead Sea, Jordan

    A dynamic nexus of global, regional, national and industry transformations is ushering in a new strategic context for the Middle East and North Africa. Accelerated developments in energy and technology are set to fundamentally impact business models and economies across the region. National development efforts in countries such as Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco are creating a new momentum for regional and cross-regional trade and investment, with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries playing a pivotal role.

  • 7 Apr 2019 9 Apr 2019

    ILTM Africa - International Luxury Travel Market Africa 2019

    Cape Town, South Africa

    ILTM Africa is a specialist invitation-only event, where the very best travel agents and advisors from across the world meet Africa’s most spectacular luxury travel experience providers.

  • 7 Apr 2019 9 Apr 2019

    ACTE Global Summit - Chicago 2019

    Chicago, United States

    ACTE Chicago Global Summit will be held this year at Sheraton Grand Chicago on 7-9 April 2019.

  • 8 Apr 2019 10 Apr 2019

    Routes Europe 2019

    Hannover, Germany

    Routes Europe provides organisations with an efficient platform to discuss new business opportunities with the region’s leading airlines, airports and tourism authorities.

  • 8 Apr 2019 11 Apr 2019

    HT-NEXT 2019

    New Orelans, United States

    HT-NEXT is the hotel technology event that empowers executive-level networking and results-focused collaboration.

  • 8 Apr 2019 11 Apr 2019

    Seatrade Cruise Global 2019

    Miami, United States

    Seatrade Cruise Global is the epicenter of the global cruise industry and the only event guaranteed to bring together every facet of the business including cruise lines, suppliers, travel agents and partners. No other live event offers the 360 degree networking opportunity found at Seatrade Cruise Global. With nearly 900 exhibitors and over 11,000 attendees from 125 countries, comprehensive conference content featuring the industry’s most knowledgable speakers, and the State of the Industry plenary session led by the heads of the four largest cruise corporations, Seatrade Cruise Global truly is the cruise industry’s premier global event.

  • 8 Apr 2019 10 Apr 2019

    Digital Travel Summit 2019

    Indian Wells, United States

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

  • 8 Apr 2019 13 Apr 2019

    LHC - Hospitality Operations Management 2019

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    In a more complex world where competition is tight and where profit maximization is key for shareholders, managers must be experts in taking decisions and monitoring operations, sometimes with limited information and resources, and still being able to forecast the consequence of their choices. Operations management in hospitality may vary from different aspects. Whether this is the size of the business, or how the processes are respected, or which business strategies are used.

  • 9 Apr 2019 11 Apr 2019

    Entrepreneur20x (E20X) Europe 2019

    Palma, Mallorca, Spain

    Watch some of the most innovative startups the hospitality technology industry has to offer compete to bring their dreams to life!

  • 9 Apr 2019 11 Apr 2019

    HITEC Europe 2019

    Palma, Mallorca, Spain

    HITEC brings the brightest minds and hottest technology to one place you won’t want to miss what HITEC has in store for you this year.

  • 9 Apr 2019 11 Apr 2019

    TO THE TABLE Europe 2019

    Monaco, France

    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.

  • 9 Apr 2019 11 Apr 2019

    Sea Asia 2019

    Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

    Asia’s premier maritime exhibition and conference will return to Singapore for its 6th edition from 09-11 April 2019.

  • 9 Apr 2019 11 Apr 2019

    UNWTO Executive Education Workshop on “Sustainability in Tourism Destinations” - UAE 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    UNWTO Executive Education Workshop on “Sustainability in Tourism Destinations” - UAE 2019 is to be held at Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai - 9th - 11th April 2019.

  • 9 Apr 2019 11 Apr 2019

    AHIC - Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2019

    Ras Al Khaimah, 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.

  • 9 Apr 2019 10 Apr 2019

    CLIA Live Sydney 2019

    Sydney, Australia

    This exclusive training event for CLIA members will include presentations from a number of CLIA cruise lines on what makes their brand unique plus a review on how you should be maximising the benefits of your CLIA membership! Agents have the option to attend either or both days.

  • 9 Apr 2019

    Deluxe Travel Market Uzbekistan 2019

    Tashkent, Navoi, Uzbekistan

    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.

  • 10 Apr 2019 13 Apr 2019

    Global Training Partners Conference 2019

    New Delhi, India

    The IATA Global Training Partners Conference (GTPC) is an opportunity for professionals in training and personnel development to gather and discuss latest trends in training that are shaping learning deliverables. We will focus on enhancing competencies in the workforce.

  • 10 Apr 2019 13 Apr 2019

    Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (GMITE) 2019

    Park City, Utah, United States

    Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (GMITE), formerly Incentive Travel Exchange, has been connecting the largest selection of high-volume meeting and incentive travel buyers with global suppliers for nearly 15 years.

  • 10 Apr 2019 11 Apr 2019

    Visit Scotland Expo 2019

    Glasgow, United Kingdom

    VisitScotland expo is Scotland’s premier business to business travel trade event. expo offers the perfect opportunity for all companies with a Scottish tourism product to showcase their products and services to potential buyers.

  • 10 Apr 2019 12 Apr 2019

    World Travel Market Africa 2019

    Cape Town, South Africa

    World Travel Market® Africa is the leading B2B exhibition for the inbound and outbound African travel & tourism markets.Through its industry networks, global reach and regional focus, WTM® Africa creates personal and business opportunities providing our customers with quality contacts, content and communities.

  • 11 Apr 2019 12 Apr 2019

    Southeast Asia Airport Expansion Summit 2019

    Manila, Philippines

    At the 6th Southeast Asia 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 multiple project developments

  • 12 Apr 2019

    IATA Aviation Day Romania 2019

    Bucharest, Romania

    Marking the Romanian presidency of the EU Council, this Aviation Day gathers industry leaders and high level officials from Europe to discuss the priorities, challenges and opportunities of the air transport in the region. We expect over 100 top representatives of government and authorities, airlines, airports, service providers, technology and supply chain partners. Join us in Bucharest and benefit from key note speeches, presentations and panel discussions as well as from the excellent networking opportunities.

  • 12 Apr 2019 14 Apr 2019

    DRT Show Shanghai 2019

    Shanghai, China

    DRT Show Shanghai is to take place this year at Shanghai East Asia Exhibition Centre, 12-14 April 2019.

  • 15 Apr 2019 16 Apr 2019

    Global Lodging Forum 2019

    Paris, France

    For 20 years, the Global Lodging Forum has been the only international platform staged in France to facilitate a close encounter between the various business areas involved in the development of the hospitality industry: operators, banking institutions, real estate companies and developers. More than 600 decisions makers of the largest hotel groups, financial corporations, investors, developers etc… gather to update their knowledge on the French, European and international hotel brands. The format of the Global Lodging Forum, spread over three half-days, features a series of in-depth market analysis by MKG Consulting, themed round tables and working groups. Moreover, informal discussions are encouraged during the various coffee breaks to turn into effective business appointments.

  • 16 Apr 2019 18 Apr 2019

    Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition - ABACE 2019

    Shanghai, China

    ABACE brings buyers and sellers together as the region’s largest event dedicated to showcasing business aviation products and services.

  • 17 Apr 2019 19 Apr 2019

    Kazakhstan International Tourism Fair (KITF) 2019

    Almaty, Kazakhstan

    Kazakhstan International Exhibition KITF has been held since the year of 2000. Nowadays, the Exhibition serves as a wide-ranging professional platform for the touristic industry of the whole Central Asian Region and is justly considered to be the pinnacle event of the touristic sector of Kazakhstan.  Leading experts of the exhibition industry have assigned KITF with the reputable quality mark – UFI Approval (from the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) for the conformity with the global standards of B2B platforms.

  • 18 Apr 2019

    Business Travel Trends and Forecasts - Minneapolis 2019

    Minneapolis, United States

    The 4th Annual Business Travel Trends & Forecasts Minneapolis 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.

  • 18 Apr 2019 21 Apr 2019

    Shanghai World Travel Fair 2019

    Shanghai, China

    Held annually in Shanghai, Shanghai World Travel Fair (SWTF) is an outbound B2B & B2C travel show and one of the largest China international tourism marketplaces. More than 750 exhibitors, 13,000 trade visitors and around 50,000 public visitors gather together during the show to access a big data sharing platform, hold one on one meetings and stay up to date with the latest trends of the tourism industry in China.

  • 24 Apr 2019

    Crisis Management Communications - London 2019

    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.

  • 24 Apr 2019

    Crisis Management in Travel - London 2019

    London, United Kingdom

    ABTA’s first Crisis Management in Travel Conference brings together UK-based and international tour operators, airlines, hotels, destinations, travel agencies to look at how they can prepare for a crisis situation.

  • 24 Apr 2019 26 Apr 2019

    AviaDev Africa 2019

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Now entering its fourth year, AviaDev Africa is the only forum that is dedicated to growing connectivity to, from and within the African continent.

  • 24 Apr 2019 25 Apr 2019

    FUTR Summit - Europe 2019

    London, United Kingdom

    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.

  • 24 Apr 2019 26 Apr 2019

    Food&HotelVietnam 2019

    Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, Vietnam

    With strong support from the food and hospitality industry from Vietnam and beyond, Food&HotelVietnam is back for the 10th edition. Boasting a wider than ever variety of products and services from hundreds of exhibitors around the world, Food&HotelVietnam2019 is the international trade event serving the Indochina region, particularly Vietnam. Come 24 – 26 April 2019, more than 10,000 trade visitors will once again be attracted to not just Food&HotelVietnam’s business-activity-filled show floor, but also to two exciting world-class competitions – Vietnam Culinary Challenge and Vietnam Barista Competition.

  • 24 Apr 2019 27 Apr 2019

    AAHOA Convention & Trade Show 2019

    San Diego, United States

    The AAHOA Convention & Trade Show offers something for everyone. From the trade show floor that offers one-stop shopping for every hotelier to the educational programs and esteemed guest speakers, this is sure to be an experience you’ll never forget. As always, the entire event also will feature authentic Indian cuisine, World-class entertainment, thrilling Bollywood performances, and much more. This is the premier event of the year and one that you can’t afford to miss!

  • 25 Apr 2019 26 Apr 2019

    Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (APHIC) 2019

    Bangkok, Thailand

    APHIC in 2019 will serve as the strategic platform for you to find ways to boost your investment return by establishing contacts with over 150 hotel owners/investors, operators, developers, policy makers, design/architect, master planners in Asia Pacific.

  • 25 Apr 2019 28 Apr 2019

    SITE Incentive Summit Europe 2019

    Verbier, Switzerland

    Incentive Summit Europe, SITE’s inaugural European event, brought together almost 60 incentive travel professionals at the award winning W Verbier in Switzerland over three days in late April to build enduring connections, be immersed in high level experiential learning and discover the incentive appeal of a dynamic year-round adventure destination.

  • 25 Apr 2019

    World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2019

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    The 2019 winners of Middle East World Travel Awards will be announced at the annual Middle East Gala Ceremony to be held this year at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi on April 25th.

  • 26 Apr 2019 28 Apr 2019

    Hotel Plus 2019

    Shanghai, China

    Hotel Plus—Total Solution For Commercial Properties is a large-scale professional expo specially designed for hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, office buildings, hospitals and other public commercial properties, following its first phrase of Hotelex Shanghai focusing on catering, finefood and tableware, both Hotelex and Hotel Plus are about to attract 200,000 trade buyers with a combined exhibition area of 400,000 square meters as well as 4,000 exhibitors.

  • 27 Apr 2019

    ATM Holiday Shopper 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    ATM Holiday Shopper is the brand new travel show, offering you the chance to discover the extraordinary at extraordinary prices. Not only can you take advantage of incredible holiday deals, you can also discover the emerging and unexplored destinations from around the world.

  • 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.

  • 28 Apr 2019 1 May 2019

    International Tourism Security Conference 2019

    Las Vegas, United States

    26th International Tourism Security Conference, to be held on April 28 - May 1, 2019

  • 28 Apr 2019 29 Apr 2019

    ILTM Arabia 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Now approaching its third year, ILTM Arabia is an exclusive event for those looking to attract HNW travellers from the Middle East to their destination.Recognising the importance of face-to-face communication in the region, ILTM provides the perfect platform for meeting new clients, generating leads and forging lasting relationships.

  • 29 Apr 2019 7 Oct 2019

    Horticultural Expo 2019

    Beijing, China

    Beijing Expo 2019, hosted by the Chinese government and the Beijing Municipality, is a worldwide horticultural exposition with the highest category.

  • 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.

  • 29 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2019

    eMerge Americas 2019

    Miami, United States

    eMerge Americas, the tech event of the Americas is an action-packed conference—where ideas flow freely and innovation rules. Discover the latest technology trends right on the EXPO floor. Be inspired by global thought leaders. Engage with buyers, entrepreneurs and investors from across the Americas and the rest of the world. With summits, networking events, startup competitions and more, eMerge is where you go to connect. And like every great journey, it will leave you changed.

  • 29 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2019

    CAPA Middle East & Africa Aviation Summit 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    The CAPA Middle East & Africa Aviation Summit, to be held on 29-30 April 2019, will examine commercial and operational issues affecting airlines and airports in Africa and the Middle East, focusing on both domestic markets and growth prospects in key international markets.

  • 30 Apr 2019

    Data Management and Protection in Travel – London 2019

    London, United Kingdom

    Data management in any business is an ongoing process. One year on from the May 2018 GDPR deadline, this one-day practical event will provide an update on what’s next for data regulation. Find out what you need to know about future changes including the forthcoming ePrivacy regulation and the implications of Brexit on the transfer of data in and out of the UK.

  • 30 Apr 2019

    Skift Forum Europe 2019

    London, United Kingdom

    This one-day conference is the premier European travel event focused on the top marketers, strategists, and technologists in the industry — the people creating and defining the future of travel.

  • 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.

  • 30 Apr 2019

    Social Media in Travel - London 2019

    London, United Kingdom

    ABTA’s practical introductory one-day social media seminar has been designed specifically for tour operators and travel agents. The event will deliver comprehensive guidance on the opportunities and challenges of social media for travel.