Top travel-trade events to attend for 2022

Published on : Friday, September 24, 2021

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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 conferences 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: June 9-12, 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!

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