Top 10 best global travel conferences to attend in 2024

29 Jan 2024 · 8
Hey there, fellow travel industry pro! You’re probably as excited as we are to hit the road and attend some in-person industry events in 2024.  Our agendas are jam-packed each year with exciting conferences and summits to get to! But, with so many options out there, the decision of which events to attend and which to pass on can be pretty tough. 
So, we researched the best travel and tourism conferences taking place next year so you don't have to. Check out our must-attend shortlist below!

24th - 28th January, 2024

Madrid, Spain

A melting pot of travel professionals, attending Fitur 2023 is the best way to start the new year off just right. Fitur is the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound markets in Latin America, focusing on topics like the future of technology and business in tourism and destination management, cruises, the influence of the LGBT+ community, internationalization, and much more.
A melting pot of travel professionals, attending Fitur 2024 is the best way to kick off your professional development in the new year. Fitur is the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound markets in Latin America, focusing on topics like the future of technology in tourism and destination management, cruises, tourism for the LGBT+ community, and championing female professionals in the tourism sector. This year’s key talking points will center on what's next for sustainable travel and will be directed primarily at hotel chains, travel agents, tour operators, and tech companies.

Travel Adventure Show

Lauded as America’s favorite travel trade show, this is the ultimate destination for travel agencies and other players in the tourism industry to connect directly with the traveler. Visitors attend this event to discover new vacation destinations, speak with your operators and global travel providers, and receive the most up-to-date advice and information relating to a given trip.
Lauded as America’s favorite travel trade show, this is the ultimate destination for travel agencies and other players in the tourism industry to connect directly with the traveler. 
Visitors attend this event to discover the hottest vacation destinations, speak with leading tour operators and global travel providers, and receive the most up-to-date travel advice and information.
Creating a direct connection between the industry and the consumer these action-packed expos offer ample opportunity to scope out the latest industry trends
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5th - 7th March, 2024

Berlin, Germany

Bringing together key players from the world travel industry in Berlin, ITB 2023 promises to bring together countless exhibitors, speakers, and industry leaders. The event follows a number of segments, including business travel, adventure travel, destinations, hospitality, luxury travel, medical tourism, travel technology, and much more.
Bringing together key players from the world travel industry, ITB 2024 promises to connect attendees with countless exhibitors, speakers, and industry leaders. Hosted in the thrilling city of Berlin, the three-day event boasts several segments, including business travel, adventure travel, destination showcases, hospitality, luxury travel, medical tourism, travel technology, and much more.
Whether you’re looking for networking opportunities or simply the chance to learn from some of the sector's top thought leaders, this is a hot ticket for 2024. 
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24th - 27th March, 2024

Las Vegas, Nevada

This is a B2B leisure travel agency-focused event that allows professionals to meet with supplier partners, connect with the most sought-after brands in travel, and mingle with industry peers. Hosted at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, this is a premier event for travel agents to attend roundtable panel discussions, participate in educational sessions, and network with hundreds of like-minded professionals.
The Las Vegas Travel Agent Forum is a B2B event focused on connecting leisure travel agency professionals. Over three days, attendees can meet with supplier partners, connect with the most sought-after brands in travel, and mingle with industry peers. 
Hosted at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, this is a premier event for travel agents to attend roundtable panel discussions, participate in educational sessions, and network with hundreds of like-minded professionals. And what could be more exciting than attending an event about travel in one of  North America’s most visited cities?
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10th - 12th April, 2024

Cape Town, South Africa

For anyone trying to make their mark on the travel industry in Africa, WTM is undoubtedly the conference to be at. This event affords attendees the opportunity to generate new leads, launch products, enter new markets, raise brand awareness, and much, much more.
For anyone trying to make their mark on the travel industry in Africa, WTM is undoubtedly the conference to be at. This event allows attendees to generate new leads, launch products, enter new markets, raise brand awareness, and much, much more.
Over 6000 travel industry professionals attend this show each year, helping travel businesses in Africa drive commercial success, accelerate growth, and  expand their network. This expo is part of a larger group of flagship events, including
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and the Arabian Travel Market Show (see below).

6th - 9th May, 2024

Dubai, UAE

If you’re trying to unlock travel and tourism business potential in the Middle East, then the Arabian Travel Market show is an event you just can’t miss. The biggest names in accommodation, hospitality, destinations, attractions, and more will be in attendance, sharing their unique views and insights into the industry and the region.
If you’re trying to unlock travel and tourism business potential in the Middle East, then the Arabian Travel Market show is an event you just can’t miss. The biggest names in accommodation, hospitality, destination management, attractions, and more will be in attendance, sharing their unique insights into the region’s tourism industry.
The  2024 edition of the conference will spotlight entrepreneurs focused on achieving net zero business models and explore the sustainable travel trends that will define industry strategies going forward.
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19th - 20th June, 2024

London, United Kingdom

Looking for a place to meet the travel industry’s greatest visionaries, disruptors, and innovators on the travel market? Then look no further than the Business Travel Show Europe! This annual conference brings together some of the world’s leading travel and tourism professionals to share their insights through engaging keynote speeches on topics like sustainable travel, diversity, behavioral economics, traveler management, and more.

Laden with networking opportunities events, past attendees speakers, and attendees have included representatives from BTN Group, Virgin Atlantic, Capgemini, Leonardo UK, EY, and Siemens, to name but a few.
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1st - 4th July, 2024

Singapore

Hosted at the appropriately luxurious Marina Bay Sands Hotel, 2023’s ILTM Asia Pacific conference will connect luxury travel brands from across the region. With pre-scheduled appointments, educational sessions, and parties, this is going to be more than a trade show - it’s going to be an unmissable experience.
Hosted at the appropriately luxurious Marina Bay Sands Hotel, 2024’s ILTM Asia Pacific conference will connect luxury travel brands from across the region. With pre-scheduled appointments, educational sessions, and parties, this will be more than a trade show - it will be an unmissable experience.
Spanning 4 days, the expo will boast nearly 600 brands in attendance, as well as 580 travel advisors, and 90 editors all face-to-face sharing invaluable insights. Whether you’re looking to build new partnerships, reconnect with old networks, or simply get up to speed on what’s happening in the sector, ILTM Asia Pacific has everything. .
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16th - 18th July 2024

Tampa, Florida

It’s undeniable that the last few years have been challenging for anyone working with destination organization. From the global pandemic to social unrest to budget cuts, the landscape of destination management has undergone a radical shift.
The landscape of destination management has undergone a radical shift in recent years. Each year, the Destinations International Annual Convention draws global experts to share the field's latest developments. A smorgasbord of insight, get your hands on a ticket now for the chance to connect with like-minded peers. Committed to helping professionals at every stage of their career, the event selects their own 30 under 30. An unparalleled opportunity, these future leaders are offered unique networking opportunities and mentorship. 

7th - 8th October 2024

Austin, Texas

Are you looking to reimagine the travel customer journey? Digital Travel Summit is the go-to event for travel executives from hotels, OTAs, airlines, and transportation companies to share practical insights on enhancing personalization and improving their online strategies.
Are you looking to reimagine the travel customer experience? Digital Travel Summit is the go-to travel industry event for executives from hotels, OTAs, airlines, and transportation companies to share practical insights on enhancing personalization and improving their online strategies.
Past speakers have included experts from companies like American Airlines, Expedia Group, Virgin Voyages, Universal Parks & Resorts, Legoland, and IHG Hotels & Resorts. What are you waiting for? This two-day conference offers an unparalleled learning experience.
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