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There’s nothing like a good holiday, and there’s no end of shows dedicated to tourism, travel and travel technology.
In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at travel shows that have tourism in their sights.
Wednesday 30th January—Saturday 2nd February
This fair—now in its 30th year—focuses on tourism, camping and caravanning and takes place in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. (Don’t worry; it’s actually very easy to pronounce.) Visitors to the show can see dozens of exhibitors from countries such as Slovenia, Austria and Croatia.
Exhibitors, meanwhile, can compete for the Jakob Award. This is given to the most innovative tourism company in the Alps-Adriatic region, with the most recent award going to a company working in sustainable hunting, fishing or wildlife observation.
The show is a great opportunity to learn about new trends and exploit media coverage (through both national and international channels).
It certainly seems to be popular with the people attending; in the most recent poll, 87% of attendees said the fair met their expectations. 95% intend to visit the next one as well.
Although this year’s fair has ended, you can look forward to next year’s fair at a similar time next year. Learn more about Alpe-Adria here.
Wednesday 6th–Sunday 10th March
ITB Berlin is the world’s largest tourism trade fair, with attendees from six continents. Visitors can meet 10,000 exhibitors, with the event itself covering 160,000 square metres of the Berlin ExpoCenter.
For ease of access, ITB Berlin is divided into different segments. Each segment covers a different branch of tourism such as hospitality, travel technology or social responsibility. It’s an excellent event if you want to learn about the latest tourism trends, or get some in-depth industry knowledge.
This show is open to both trade visitors and the general public, though the latter can only attend towards the end of the show.
If you miss this year’s show, don’t worry; there are many more ITB shows planned in the years to come. For more details, visit the official website.
The British Tourism & Travel Show 2019
Wednesday 20th–Thursday 21st March
Shortlisted by the AEO Excellence Awards, this show describes itself as “the leading event for the domestic tourism industry.”
Taking place at the Birmingham NEC, it’s perfect for tour operators, travel agents and other key decision makers. 3,000 visitors are expected to attend this year’s event.
Prior attendees include Expedia, the Women’s Institute and Belle Vue Coaches, and 270 exhibitors from across Europe will be at this year’s show. There’s also a full programme of speakers and industry experts in attendance; this year’s topics include creating great video content, the changing face of group travel and travel trends for the over 50s.
Entry to this event is free, though booking a ticket is essential. For more details, visit the official website.
Friday 22nd—Sunday 24th March
This Spanish show takes place at the Montjuïc Venue in Barcelona. Now in its 26th year, the show is open to both trade visitors and the general public.
If you’re coming as an exhibitor, the show offers a variety of booking options, from large complex spaces to smaller, more economical packages. The event also offers 20-minute B2B meetings; these are perfect for helping exhibitor and professionals make new partnerships.
Visitors, meanwhile, can enjoy many different attractions. 60 travel agencies will be in attendance, alongside leading cruise lines and transport companies. You can even enjoy concerts, traditional dances and travel audiovisuals to get yourself in the mood for your next holiday!
For more details on this show, click here.
Azerbaijan International Travel and Tourism Fair
Thursday 4th—Saturday 6th April
This fair, held at the Baku Expo Center, brings together national and regional tourism groups with representatives from around the world. Tourism is a particular area of interest for the country (according to the official website), making this a particularly exciting show to attend.
Visitors to the fair can meet representatives from travel agencies, hotels, airlines and health resorts. As well as Azerbaijan’s own tourism scene, you’ll be able to meet people from Belarus, Bulgaria, Thailand and the Czech Republic. There will also be a diverse entertainment programme, with an international dance festival as the main event.
Whether you want to compare products, improve your business relationships or start new ones, this is an excellent opportunity for tourism professionals!
Friday 5th–Sunday 7th April
This event takes place in the Swiss city of Lausanne, home of the International Olympic Committee. It focuses on a vast range of outdoor activities, making it a must-see for sports professionals.
5 themed zones cover almost every outdoor activity, including mountaineering, quad-biking, paragliding, canoeing and adventure parks. Visitors can also get hands-on with many different workshops; learn how to construct a survival shelter, find drinkable water, or pilot a glider in an immersive simulator!
Learn about everything that’s on offer by going to the official website.
Future Travel Experience EMEA
Tuesday 18th–Thursday 20th June
Taking place in the Turkish city of Istanbul, this exhibition brings together airlines, vendors, government agencies and other key figures in the travel industry. The main exhibition is free to attend, and will showcase products and services which help airlines run more smoothly.
Suppliers will be grouped into one of three different zones, depending on the exact nature of their business. For premium pass holders there are also five premium conferences, a gala evening and other perks and events to look forward to!
With more than 150 exhibitors and 2,000 people attending, this exhibition promises to be richly rewarding.
For further details, go to the official website.
Thursday 31st October—Friday 1st November
This exhibition is focused on winter sports and winter tourism. Taking place in the Italian city of Modena, SkiPass is ideal for tour operators, resort directors and sports instructors. It’s also suitable for people working in related areas, such as insurance.
Approximately 500 resorts—both Italian and foreign—will be in attendance, along with over 100 exhibitors of sports equipment. If you’re planning on exhibiting there will be 90,000 visitors, including members of the public. This makes the event a great opportunity to promote yourself!
With live demonstrations, performances and onsite catering, this is a great event for anyone into winter sports. For more details, visit the official website.
Tuesday 5th–Wednesday 6th November
This Austrian event focuses on businesses in the bus and tour group industries. The organisers use the event’s personal touch, relaxed atmosphere and high-grade contacts as selling points. Its main area of interest is central and Eastern Europe, making it a great choice if you want to break into those regions.
Exhibitors can choose from two different exhibition packages. Each one includes a listing in the exhibitor index, an entry in the fair catalogue and two exhibitor passes.
There is also a Big Evening Event to look forward to in the evening, letting you unwind after a hard day’s work!
Details on exhibitors and the floorplan are still to be announced, but you can get the latest developments from the official website.
Tuesday 5th November–Thursday 7th November
Running out of the Parc des Expositions at Montpellier, this is a trade fair focused on outdoor hospitality. If you’re a professional involved with campsites, cafes, leisure parks or tourist beaches, this is the perfect event for you.
2017’s show introduced 200 new products, with more than 500 exhibitors and almost 15,000 visitors. Of these visitors, 70% were decision-makers.
With more than 11,000 campsites across France, Italy and Spain, this is a great opportunity to get your goods and services noticed!
Get more information about this event at the official website.
Whatever your interests, you can be sure there’s an exhibition that’s perfect for you. If you’re thinking of attending a travel event or tourism show and need help getting your exhibition there, we’re the event transport pros for you. Likewise if you’re putting on a similar exhibition yourself, we’re the perfect choice in event transport.
Our team of drivers support you throughout the exhibition and work however you need them to. They’re known for their can-do attitude and for being an important part of the event team.
You can be sure that every one of our drivers will give you their very best. We can also offer branding options for exhibition trailers, and we handle all the paperwork for exhibitions abroad. Just tell us where you’re going and what you’re doing; we’ll look after the rest.
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