Major travel and tourism events in 2013

General view of attendees walking around the New York Times 2012 Travel show at The Jacob K. Javits...

General view of attendees walking around the New York Times 2012 Travel show at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on March 2, 2012 in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images/AFP


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The tourism industry continues to expand - one out of seven people in the world will complete an overseas trip this year. Here is a roundup of the main travel events where the industry and public come together to shape trends for the years ahead.

10th New York Times Travel Show

January 18-20

New York City, USA

The NYT Travel show is the meeting point for those wanting to explore over 500 destinations across the globe, discover travel tips from experts and enjoy a celebration of cultural traditions and international flavours.

33rd Fitur

January 30 - February 3

Madrid, Spain

This will be the 33rd edition of the International Tourism Trade Fair, welcoming travel trade experts and industry representatives from all over the world. FITUR is one of the major trade fairs for inbound and outbound Ibero American markets.

48th ITB Berlin

March 6-10

Berlin, Germany

The whole travel world is present at ITB Berlin: Destinations, tour operators, booking systems, carriers, hotels and other suppliers showing off their products.

13th Aircraft Interiors Expo

April 9-11

Hamburg, Germany

If you've ever been curious to know what's coming next in the world of airplane seating, food or in-flight entertainment, this show is where it all happens. Sadly, it's trade only.

13th Global Travel and Tourism Summit

April 9-10

Abu Dhabi, UAE

The most influential people in the travel industry gather over three days to discuss the most pressing issues facing Travel & Tourism today.


June 3-6

Shanghai, China

China's middle class continues to develop, and with this comes an increasing appetite for luxury goods. This fair is a chance to get an insight into the changing tastes of one of the world's most dynamic tourist markets. ILTM is a ‘by invitation only' event.

10th Adventure Travel World Summit

October 26-31

Swakopmund and Windhoek, Namibia

The Adventure Travel industry is booming and this year for its 10th edition the World Summit expects to hosts visitors from over 50 nations to discuss the future of intrepid travel.

34th World Travel Market

November 4-7

London, United Kingdom

The must-attend four-day business-to-business event presents a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to British and international travellers this year.