List of Major Travel Industry Events in 2023

List of Major Travel Industry Events in 2023

Travel events bring together industry professionals from around the world to share knowledge, meet with providers and create new partnerships. We’ve put together a list of the biggest industry events in 2023 that will help you expand your business vision.

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 FITUR-2023

  • When: 18–22 January 2023.
  • Where: Ifema Feria de Madrid Avda, Madrid, Spain.
  • Exhibition website

FITUR is an event for global travel professionals. It is the leading exhibition for both inbound and outbound tourism markets in Ibero-America (Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries of Europe and Latin America). It’s a unique forum for promoting brands, presenting new products, discovering the latest trends, and networking.

The exhibition lasts for five packed days. On each day, you can establish useful contacts, explore cutting-edge projects, enter into rewarding partnerships and engage top professionals.

FITUR is an event for global travel professionals. It is the leading exhibition for both inbound and outbound tourism markets in Ibero-America. Photo: FIT

Why attend FITUR?

  • To find new providers and clients, and strengthen your existing business relations.
  • To study new market and industry trends, and take part in conferences and technical sessions.
  • To enjoy Madrid: over 69,000 m2 of exhibition space in the world capital of tourism.

FITUR is a unique forum for promoting brands, presenting new products, discovering the latest trends, and networking. Photo: Rumbo Minero

Balttour 2023

  • When: 3–5 February 2023.  
  • Where: Riga International Exhibition Center, Riga, Latvia.
  • Exhibition website

International travel trade fair Balttour is the biggest travel event in the Baltic States. It helps travellers to choose routes and plan trips, and travel industry professionals to establish new contacts and expand partnerships.

The event’s special atmosphere enables you to get a full picture of the latest tourism opportunities in the Baltic states and throughout the world.

Participants include tourist industry professionals, agencies, professional tourist organizations, foreign travel agencies, airlines, transportation companies, hotels, adventure travel companies, and media from all over the world.

International travel trade fair Balttour is the biggest travel event in the Baltic States. Photo: Balttour

ITB 2023

  • When: 7–9 March 2023.  
  • Where: Messe exhibition hall Berlin, Germany.
  • Exhibition website

ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin) is one of the world’s biggest tourism trade fairs. It gives guests the opportunity to look behind the scenes of the travel industry. The trade show was first held in 1966, and since then has become famous far and wide.

Every year, ITB welcomes around 10,000 exhibitors from over 180 countries and regions. Cities, tour operators, booking system developers, airlines, hotels and other travel businesses present themselves and their services and inspire you to travel.

ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin) is one of the world’s biggest tourism trade fairs. Photo: Caribbean News Digital

Arabian Travel Market Show

Arabian Travel Market Show is the leading travel business event in the Middle East and one of the biggest industry events in the world.

The exhibition belongs to the category of travel trade shows that significantly impacts the industry’s development, both in its region and beyond. It’s a business center where entrepreneurs across travel segments meet and discuss tourism trends for the near future.

The show hosts over 20,000 professional guests and encompasses all spheres of leisure and business travel, from famous beach resorts to exotic destinations in the tropics. The event will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023!

Arabian Travel Market Show is the leading travel business event in the Middle East. Photo: Arabian Travel Market Show

Astana Travel Expo

  • When: 4–6 October 2023.  
  • Where: Expo International Exhibition Center, Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • Exhibition website

Astana Travel Expo is an autumn professional tourism event in Kazakhstan. It brings together the cream of the tourism industry in Kazakhstan and ex-Soviet states, as well as far beyond.

Astana Travel Expo annually demonstrates the country’s huge tourism potential, presenting tourism opportunities in all regions, revealing the prospects for developing both domestic and international tourism, and enabling you to discover the most important destinations of the autumn-winter season.

The exhibition will enable you to gain new knowledge, study and draw on cutting-edge experience in establishing sustainable tourism. It will give a powerful boost to the further development of Kazakhstan’s attractive tourist image.

Astana Travel Expo is an autumn professional tourism event in Kazakhstan. Photo: YK.KZ

TTG Travel Experience

  • When: 11—13 October 2023.
  • Where: Rimini Exhibition Centre, Rimini.
  • Event website

TTG Travel Experience is more than a travel exhibition. It’s a unique platform where you can discover the latest trends in the travel industry, meet professionals and experts from around the world.

Last year, the RateHawk team enjoyed the most productive days at TTG Rimini; you can read and see all about it here. We hope to see you again this year!

On the left: RateHawk team (Felix Shpilman, Ilya Kravtsov, Marta Ladutko, Gabriele Zauli) andour partners from LCC Italy (Andrej Skraba, Umberto Sassatelli). On the right: Gianluca Bartolaminelli and Luca Rizelli

TTG Travel Experience is split into three macro-regions:

  • World. This area includes the main tourist destinations and international operators interested in developing business with travel intermediaries. 
  • Italy. Here you will find opportunities and offers from the Italian tourism market.
  • Global Village focuses on offers from tour operators and companies providing travel products, services and technology for distribution networks. 

Over three days, the exhibition will also host discussions, seminars and meetings, where speakers will discuss the future of the travel and hospitality industry. The speakers will discuss innovations, consumer trends and introduction of new products in the market.

Over three days, the exhibition will also host discussions, seminars and meetings, where speakers will discuss the future of the travel and hospitality industry. Photo: TTG

Tour Salon

  • When: 27–29 October 2023.  
  • Where: Poznan Congress Center, Poznan, Poland.
  • Exhibition website

Tour Salon is an international travel fair. The event was first held in 1989 and has been held annually ever since. Tour Salon can rightfully be called one of the biggest travel fairs in Eastern Europe.

For exhibitors and visitors, including travel agencies and tour operators from all over Poland, Tour Salon is above all an opportunity to present their business in the tourism and holiday segment, offer new products, establish business contacts and renew professional ties.

Tour Salon is a meeting place for regional tourism organisations and local authorities, representatives of tourist attractions, such as theme parks, museums, and wildlife parks, as well as tour operators, travel agencies, hotels, health and spa centers, sanatoriums, organizers of thematic travel, and manufacturers of travel equipment.

Tour Salon can rightfully be called one of the biggest travel fairs in Eastern Europe. Photo: Tour Salon

WTM London 2023

  • When: 6–8 November 2023.  
  • Where: ExCeL, Royal Victoria Dock, London, United Kingdom.
  • Exhibition website

UK’s largest travel and tourism expo, World Travel Market (WTM), brings together travel and leisure industry professionals from 180 countries around the world every year. Over the exhibition’s three days, around 80 themed events are held with the participation of the best experts and speakers. The events are attended by thousands of travel sector workers.

The exhibition topics cover about 38 sectors of the travel business—from package tours to extreme adventures. The exhibition stands are arranged into a number of major sectors according to region: Africa, North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the UK and Ireland. You also have a general section called Global Village. Separate areas are dedicated to technology exhibits – Travel Tech Show – and a culinary theme.

World Travel Market London opens huge business opportunities for industry professionals. WTM

World Travel Market London opens huge business opportunities for industry professionals. It’s a place where travel business leaders gather to chat, network, find inspiration from the success of other companies, and discuss major industry trends. The event enables travel firms from around the world to showcase their systems and services, and exhibit alongside the biggest brands in accommodation and hospitality, famous travel destinations, innovative travel technology providers, and airlines.

In the context of the recovering international travel market, businesses continue to work hard to establish connections, build strategic relationships and promote their products and services.

RateHawk’s stand at WTM was awarded for the best stand design in Travel Tech section in 2022.


Travel exhibitions, trade fairs and shows are a unique opportunity to let the world know about you. Experts predict that this year, the return on investment in exhibitions will be even higher, given the market growth trends.

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