Top travel-trade events to attend for 2022

 Friday, September 24, 2021 


travel-trade events

Travel-trade events are the major platform to connect with global travel and tourism industry leaders. These travel-trade fairs or conferences exhibit the products offered by the tourism organisations, Destination Management Companies, government tourism bodies and travel agents to the global travellers to grow their market. These b2b travel-trade shows or events in 2022 not only communicate with tourism industry leaders, but also help to build a wide network for the future growth of the brand.

The year 2020 was the most difficult year for the travel industry. This industry has suffered record losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Not surprisingly most of the planned tourism events and conferences have been cancelled or postponed. But in 2021, most of the events have been scheduled at different times as the countries have reopened their borders 

To get travel-trade business on the path to recovery you need to be proactive and come up with innovative approaches and ideas. The travel-trade fairs and events are the best way to meet with other travel professionals and expand your knowledge of the latest trends and challenges facing the industry.

Travel And Tour World listed some of the top travel and tourism trade fairs till now the dates released for 2022 tourism year.

ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2022

Date: 16-22 January 2022

Place: Cambodia

ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) is a supportive travel-trade event that will promote the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as one tourist destination. This annual event involves all the tourism industry sectors of the 10 member states of ASEAN: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


Date: 19-23 January 2022

Place: Madrid, Spain

The international travel- trade fair, Fitur, takes place annually in the Ifema trade fair centre of Madrid. This travel-trade fair has become one of the biggest tourism fairs worldwide and the first on the Iberian Peninsula.

Emitt Istanbul                       

Date: 9-12 February 2022

Place: Istanbul, Turkey

25th East Mediterranean International Tourism & Travel Exhibition (EMITT) annually attracts around 45,000 industry professionals and tourists looking for new and exciting travel opportunities from destinations and travel service companies from across the globe.

AIME Australia

Date: 21-23 March

Place: Melbourne, Australia

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME 2022) is the leading trade event for the meetings and event industry in the Asia Pacific region. AIME is where industry decision-makers connect, create and do business.    


Aviation Festival Asia 2022

Date: 22-23 March, 2022

Place: Singapore

Aviation Festival Asia 2022 will return to a physical format hosting the most forward-thinking airlines and airports from across the region along with travel technology companies from across the world. From crisis comes change, and from change comes progress.

ITB Berlin                 

Date: 9-13 March 2022

Place: Berlin, Germany

ITB Berlin 2022 is scheduled to take place again as a live event at the Berlin ExpoCenter City from 9 to 13 March. The first press conference opening and ceremony are planned for 8 March 2022. The ITB Berlin Convention will run from 9 to 12 March 2022 in conjunction with the trade show.


Date: 7-8 April 2022

Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra

ITB India is an annual three-day b2b travel-trade show and convention curated to connect all the industry leaders to the Indian Travel Market. ITB India 2022 brings together key travel industry leaders and international exhibitors from various segments of MICE, Leisure, Corporate and Travel & Technology. Leverage ITB India to capture the fast-growing Indian and South Asian Markets, to forge new partnerships and strengthen existing business relations with the most important players in India.

Routes Europe 2022

Date: 18-20 May 2022

Place: Bergen, Norway

15th Routes Europe event will be hosted by Avinor and will take place in the breathtaking city of Bergen in Norway. Located in the heart of Norway’s fjord region, the city is home to a variety of UNESCO World Heritage sites and endless opportunities for adventure.

Arabian Travel Market             

Date: 8-11 May 2022

Place: Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE

Arabian Travel Market (ATM), is the leading global travel-trade event for the Middle East inbound and outbound travel industry. This travel-trade event is a great place for connecting with a global network of decision-makers, executives or simply book a vacation trip in the travel industry and focusing on the Middle East inbound and outbound travel.

IMEX Frankfurt                  

Date: 26-28 April 2022

Place: Messe Frankfurt, Germany

IMEX Frankfurt is the most important travel-trade exhibition in Germany for meetings, conventions, events and incentive travel. This travel-trade event attracts all types of travel industry service providers who have something to offer for events such as hotels, incentive and event agencies, convention centres, meeting and conference planners, event companies and many more. Among visitors are primarily event planners from agencies, various companies and associations as well as business travel managers and marketing managers that are responsible for the planning of events.

ITE Hong Kong 2022
Date: 18-21 August 2022
Place: HKCEC Hall 1, Hong Kong

Held successfully in July 2021 with some 30000 trade and public visitors and more overseas exhibitors than from locally, ITE which Hong Kong’s only travel fair, will next be held from June 9 to 12, 2022! Hong Kong as market is big (2019 outbound spending totaled US$26.9 billion and world’s 12th largest) and safe (confirmed cases now total fewer than 12100)! It is also part of China’s Greater Bay Area with GDP of US$1.67 trillion in 2020, as compared to Canada with GDP of US$1.60 trillion which ranked world’s 9th largest economy!

World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo 2022

Date: 14-16 June, 2022

Place: Hamburg, Germany

World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo 2022 is prominent in B2B travel- trade market as it is providing a unique platform for innovative suppliers to showcase the latest products and services in passenger comfort, catering and travel retail to help create the ultimate passenger experience. Organised by RX Global Events, this travel-trade event appeals global B2B travel delegates to share their experience and paving a path to generate revenue.

ILTM Asia Pacific 2022

Date: 20-13 June, 2022

Place: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

ILTM Asia Pacific is a travel-trade marketing event drives an ultimate sales and marketing opportunity for those targeting or providing for this ever-expanding market. It is highly curated meetings platform with the region’s most exclusive and sought after travel designers, who’s who in luxury media and the world’s finest hospitality brands.

Travel Tech Europe 2022

Date: 29-30 June, 2022

Place: ExCeL, London

Travel Technology Europe 2022 is a face-to-face B2B travel technology related exhibition based in various venues around London, UK. Over this time, the event has established a niche platform to provide European marketing, digital and commercial technology specialists in the travel industry with the relevant software to enhance business efficiency and improve business performance.


Date: 18-19 August, 2022

Place: Centro Citibanamex, Mexico

IBTM Americas is the leading trade show for incentives, congress and conventions in Latin America where the industry’s suppliers and buyers meet for 2 days of high quality business, networking and education. The B2B Hosted Buyer Program guarantees the attendance of top level buyers and one-on-one business appointments for exhibitors.

World Travel Market Latin America 2022

Date: 5-7 April, 2022

Place: Sao Paulo, Brazil

WTM Latin America will introduce you to a new way of doing business, improving your networking and learning even more about the tourism industry. This B2B travel-trade event carries with it all the experience of RX, a world leader in the fair sector, which allowed us to develop a simple platform focused on the experience of our exhibitors and visitors and that is effective for you to reach your goals.


Date: 13-15 September, 2022

Place: Moscow, Russia

OTDYKH Leisure 2022 is a popular travel trade show for inbound and outbound markets. The annually occurring travel event in Moscow provides a perfect opportunity learn about innovations and new market trends as well as to evaluate the past season and get ready for the upcoming one.


Date: 19 – 22 September 2022

Place:  Riviera Maya, Mexico

ILTM North America might just be our most visually stunning show. Fresh new itineraries, bold new ventures and lifelong bonds are the norms for the finest travel brands, advisors and media in this idyllic location. The travel new advisors, perfect diaries and perfect parties sum up the legendary ILTM North America experience.

UITM 2022

Date: 5-6 October 2022

Place: Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukraine International Travel Market (UITTM) unites hundreds of participating companies, hotel delegates, resorts, airlines and airports, as well as representatives of international and national tourism organizations, diplomats, government ministries and agencies, agents of related industries from Ukraine and 20 countries. Usually, the event is attended by more thousands of В2В audience from all regions of Ukraine and other countries.


Date: 19-21 October, 2022

Place: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

ITB Asia is co-located with MICE Show Asia and Travel Tech Asia covering the key verticals in the travel industry such as Leisure, MICE, Corporate, and Travel Technology. With three shows in one event, it has become Asia’s largest travel showcase.

World Travel Market 2022

Date: 7-9 November, 2022

Place: ExCeL, London

WTM London provides the platform for millions of meetings and business connections, which over the years have generated deals worth £billions. The marketing reaches further and deeper: if you have a game-changing travel product or service, this is where you tell the world.

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