Annual international travel summits have always been a great way to network and cultivate relationships.
Due to Covid-19, many of the top events are now turning to digital mediums to foster an environment that still allows us to connect and share information. This could not be more important during this period of uncertainty.
Listed below are some events to consider:
FTE (Future Travel Experience) focuses on the air transport industry. It provides a comprehensive conference and exhibition to facilitate networking and idea generation, delivers on insights, collaborates, and learn how to propel business performance transformation and enhance the customer experience. FTE is hosted in Europe, Asia, and the USA.
The Skift Gobal Forum is a highly significant and unique event within the travel industry. Skift global forum focuses on top marketers, strategists, and technologists within the travel industry, with 47 countries having representation.
The forum occurs in the USA, Europe, and Asia. It offers multiple networking sessions and workshops to a variety of professionals. Travel trends are also a principal focus.
Uzakrota Travel Summit, Turkey’s most significant travel event, is held annually hosting both local and international delegates within the travel industry.
With 4000 visitors in 2019 and 150 speakers, connecting the most prominent companies with the brightest minds, the success of this summit is no surprise. It has expanded its horizons to Europe with events held in the UK and Belgrade.
Uzakrota has participation from 600 travel professionals from Europe, the Middle East, and Turkey for these events.
The World Travel Market takes place on four different continents (Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East) in as many as six countries. It is one of the largest networking events showcasing the latest in travel and tourism trends, technology, innovation, and growth probability. This summit brings global industry expertise along with the best opportunity to connect, learn, and do business.
Phocuswright Conference hosts the most influential CEOs, executives, investors, and start-ups. It has been ongoing for 25 years and encompasses a series of debates, the sharing of ideas as well as the evolution occurring around travel commerce.
At Phocuswright, pitch competitions are the launch pad used to present innovation to the travel industry. Many recognizable names attend this conference, such as Cartrawler, and have a vested interest in upcoming entrepreneurs.
THE WORLD AVIATION FESTIVAL
World Aviation Festival takes place in both Europe and Asia and has solidified its position as the world’s most exciting aviation event. It hosts global airlines, airports, and industry tech providers.
The conference is a premium experience as one has access to over 600 influential speakers. The exhibition also showcases the latest solutions, innovations, and products.
Fitur is held annually in Madrid, Spain, at the Ifema trade fair center. Fitur has become one of the biggest trade events worldwide and serves as a platform to provide future strategy and promote the travel industry.
In business, it is regarded as an essential gateway toward the South American market. Fitur’s primary focus is on sustainability, technology, and specialization within the tourism industry.
Arabian Travel Market (ATM), is the leading global event for the Middle East inbound and outbound travel industry for the last 27 years. The annual business-to-business (B2B) exhibition showcases over 2,800 products and destinations worldwide to over 28,000 buyers and travel trade visitors across four days at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Over 39,000 travel professionals, government ministers, and international press, visit ATM every year to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends at Arabian Travel Market.
DIGITAL TRAVEL SUMMIT
Reimagining the customer journey is what the digital travel summit is all about. This summit addresses how to enhance personalization and improve online strategies. It is an excellent networking opportunity!
Digital Travel Summit takes place in the USA, with 300+ travel leaders attending from online travel agencies, tour companies, and digital commerce.