Travel & Tourism Events

You don't want to miss the most important Travel & Tourism trade events. We identify the top shows, and then we work with the organizers to provide special added value - such as US Pavilions - for U.S. companies that participate. Commercial Service staff attend the shows, and often provide matchmaking services for U.S. companies. U.S. shows that are part of the Department of Commerce's International Buyer Program will feature overseas delegations and an International Business Center staffed by Department of Commerce employees.

List of SCE Travel & Tourism Shows to come

Austria

Contact: Ingeborg Doblinger - ingeborg.doblinger@trade.gov
Tel: +43 1 313 39 2120

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Belgium

Contact: Danny Dumon- Danny.Dumon@trade.gov
Tel: + 32-(0)2-508-2454

Brussels Travel Fair – Discover America Pavilion
February 6 – 10, 2014
Brussels Holiday Show is an annual event in Belgium combining both professionals and consumers. Over 100,000 people visit the fair, with 700 exhibitors from around the world destinations including tour operators, airlines, travel agencies, coach companies and hotels.

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Croatia

Contact: Dalila Uzelac - dalila.uzelac@trade.gov
Tel: 385-1-661-2224

CroTour 2014 Travel & Tourism Fair
Zagreb, Croatia
February 19 - 22, 2014
http://www.zv.hr/default.aspx?id=1067

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Czech Republic

Contact: Hana Obrusnikova - hana.obrusnikova@trade.gov
Tel: +420 257 022 436

Holiday World 2014
Prague, Czech Republic
February 20 - 23, 2014
Central Europe’s premier tourism event.

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Denmark

Contact: Peter Strandby - peter.strandby@trade.gov
Tel: (+45) 33 41 71 17

Vagabond, Quality Travel Fair - Where the journey begins
Oeksnehallen, Copenhagen
October 19-20, 2013
http://www.vagabond.biz/default.asp?id=1940

Denmark's largest travel magazine VAGABOND REJS, is the organizer behind the quality travel fair for travellers with a sense of quality. Probably Copenhagen's most exclusive fairground, provides an aesthetical and beautiful setting for this event, located only 5 minutes walk from the Town Hall.

Ferie i Bella
Bella Center, Copenhagen
January 17-19, 2014
Annual international travel fair, Camping Fair, Golf Expo and Copenhagen Dive Show.

Ferie for Alle (Holidays for Everyone)
Herning, Denmark
February 21-23, 2014
http://www.ferieforalle.dk

Usually attracting more than 50,000 visitors the event is one of Scandinavia’s leading travel and tourism consumer shows. In 2009, Ferie for Alle had 745 exhibitors in Herning Exhibition centre, the largest trade fair and exhibition centre in Scandinavia.

Discover America Denmark Workshop 2013/2014
http://www.discoveramerica.dk/calendar.html

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Finland

Contact: Katie Janhunen - Katie.Janhunen@trade.gov
Tel: +358-9-616 250

Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2014
Helsinki, Finland
January 16 - 19, 2014
The annual Matka Travel Fair is the largest travel fair in Northern Europe based on number of visitors. In 2010, over 81,500 professionals and consumers visited the fair and its 1,200 exhibitors. Participants were mainly from Finland but the fair also attracted visitors from other Nordic countries, the Baltic States (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia), as well as Russia.

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France

Contact: Valerie Ferriere - valerie.ferriere@trade.gov
Tel: 33- 1-4312-2770

International French Travel Market (IFTM) Top Resa 2013
Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
September 24-27, 2013
Event Type: Travel Trade Event with 15,000 visitors
Frequency: Annual (first year in Paris, originally in Deauville)
Organizer: Reed Exhibitions
Tel: (33-1) 47 56 52 50, Fax: (33-1) 47 56 50 67
Contact: Astrid Vérité, Commercial Manager
E-mail: astrid.verite@reedexpo.fr
Website: http://www.iftm.fr/
A U.S. Pavilion organized by Reed-Exhibitions.

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Germany

Contact: Hannah Kamenetsky - Hannah.Kamenetsky@trade.gov
Tel: +49-69-7535-3167

Touristik & Caravaning International
Leipzig, Germany
November 20-24, 2013
http://www.touristikundcaravaning.de

The leading tourism fair in Eastern Germany.

Caravan Motor Travel (CMT)
Stuttgart, Germany
January 11-19, 2014
http://www.messe-stuttgart.de/cmt/

International exhibition for caravanning, motoring, and tourism.

Reisen Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
February 5 - 9, 2014
http://www.reisenhamburg.de/

Reisen Hamburg is Northern Germany’s biggest travel exhibition with approximately 1,000 exhibitors from over 80 nations.

f.re.e (Freizeit Reisen Erholung)
Munich, Germany
February 19-23, 2014
http://www.free-muenchen.de/en/home

"f.re.e is the popular fair C-B-R Leisure and Travel under a new name. It is the largest exhibition for recreation and travel in Southern Germany and provides everything you need for recreation and travel. An attractive programme of accompanying events with show stages and adventure worlds offers ideas and inspiration for the outstanding leisure and travel experience."

Internationale Tourismus Boerse (ITB)
Berlin, Germany
March 5 - 9, 2014
www.itb-berlin.com

"The whole world meets at ITB Berlin: People, working in the travel industry and people, who want to catch up on the most beautiful travel destinations. The combination of trade exhibition, public exhibition and the biggest professional convention worldwide attracts tens of thousands of visitors, exhibitors and media representatives every year."

IMEX
Frankfurt, Germany
May 20 – 22, 2014
http://www.imex-frankfurt.com/index.php

IMEX is the essential worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events.

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Greece

Contact: Irene Ralli - Irene.Ralli@trade.gov
Tel: +30 (210) 720-2224

“DISCOVER AMERICA” Literature Promotion Program at Philoxenia Tourism Exhibition
Thessaloniki, Greece
November 21-24, 2013

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Hungary

Contact: Csilla Viragos- Csilla.Viragos@trade.gov
Tel: +36-1-475-4558

Utazas Travel Show
Budapest, Hungary
February 27 – March 2, 2014
http://utazas.hungexpo.hu/home

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Ireland

Contact: Finola Cunningham- finola.cunningham@trade.gov
Tel: +353-1-667-4753

Holiday World Show
RDS Simmonscourt, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
January 24-26, 2014
http://www.holidayworldshow.com/

The Holiday World Show is Ireland's premier travel exhibition and attracts an attendance of over 58,000 consumers and trade over three days. The USA pavilion hosts over 60 travel and tourism suppliers including airlines, car rental companies, destinations, attractions, hotels, tour operators etc. Show events include the Irish Travel Trade Awards Ceremony, and Consumer and Press clinics.

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Italy

Contact: Simonetta Busnelli - simonetta.busnelli@trade.gov
Tel: +39-02-62688505

Showcase USA Italy
Verona, Italy
March 2-4, 2014
Showcase USA-Italy is the only marketing exhibition exclusively dedicated to promote Italian tourism towards the United States. Created by the Visit USA Association Italy and the U.S. Commercial Service Italy, Showcase USA-Italy gives the Italian Travel Industry the opportunity to keep up to date with the great variety of “Made in USA” travel products and destinations. On this unique occasion, U.S. exhibitors have the opportunity to meet high-quality Italian companies and organizations, all focused on the promotion of tourism to the United States of America.

MACEF 2013
Milan, Italy
September 12 – 15, 2013
http://www.macef.it/en/

MACEF is the largest and most prestigious trade fair in the world devoted to home decoration, jewelry, kitchen and giftware.

BIT
Milan, Italy
February 13-16, 2014
http://www.bit.fieramilano.it/en

BIT is Italy’s largest travel and tourism show for both trade and consumers. Fiera Milano also supports and sponsors an International Buyers program at the show by inviting foreign tour operators from the Mediterranean countries.

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Kazakhstan

Contact: Aliya Shaikhina - aliya.shaikhina@trade.gov
Tel: +7 (727) 250 7612

KITF 2014
Almaty, Atakent Exhibition Centre, Kazakhstan
April 23-25, 2014
http://www.kitf.kz/index.php/en/

KITF is the leading event for the travel and tourism industry in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

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Netherlands

Contact: Anita Bruin - Anita.Bruin@trade.gov
Tel: +31-(0)70-3102416 / 7

Vakantiebeurs 2014
Utrecht, Netherlands
January 15-19, 2014
http://www.vakantiebeurs-online.nl/sites/www_vakantiebeurs-online_nl/nl/index.asp

With yearly more than 135,000 visitors, Vakantiebeurs 2013 is the largest show for the tourism industry in the Netherlands. As every year, there is a U.S. pavilion featuring U.S. destinations, hotels and car rental companies.

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Norway

Contact: Britt Hestenes - britt.hestenes@trade.gov
Tel. +47 21 30 8512

Reiseliv 2014

Oslo, Norway
January 10-12, 2014
http://www.reiselivsmessen.no/

Norway's premier travel show, with 45.000 visitors in 2013. Join the USA Pavilion.

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Poland

Contact: Aleksandra Prus - aleksandra.prus@trade.gov
Tel: +48- 22-625-4374

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Portugal

Contact: Ana Paula Vila - ana.vila@trade.gov
Tel: (351-21) 770-2532

BTL-Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa
March 12 – 16, 2014
FIL - Feira Internacional de Lisboa
Rua do Bojador, Parque das Nacoes
1998-010 Lisboa, Portugal
Web Site: http://www.btl.fil.pt/
Contact: Ms. Maria Joao Paulino
Title: BTL Exhibitors Manager
Phone: +351-218 921 533 or +351-966 826 014
Fax: +351 218 921 555
Email: mariajoao.paulino@fil.pt

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Russia

Contact: Gulnara Kenzhebulatova - gulnara.kenzhebulatova@trade.gov
Tel: +7 (495) 728 5580

MITT 2013
Expocentr, Moscow, Russia
March 19-22, 2014
MITT, the Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition, is rated one of the top five travel exhibitions in the world by the UN World Tourism Organization. The event caters to all aspects of the industry and provides a valuable insight into Russia’s tourism market. MITT hosts a range of national tourism organizations, national groups, private companies, service providers, hotels, and destinations.

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Spain

Contact: Helen Crowley - helen.crowley@trade.gov
Tel: +34-91-308 1548

FITUR 2014
Madrid, Spain
January 22-26, 2014
http://www.ifema.es/fitur_06

FITUR is Spain’s premier travel and tourism fair. It is also the third largest in Europe after ITB and WTM, attracting some 150,000 professional visitors every year.

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Sweden

Contact: Birgitta Gardelius - birgitta.gardelius@trade.gov
Tel: +46 8 783 5347

TUR 2014
The Swedish Exhibition Center, Gothenburg
March 20-23, 2014
The leading travel and tourism trade fair in Scandinavia, TUR is the annual meeting place where Scandinavian travel business will meet suppliers from some 100 countries. TUR 2009 had 952 exhibitors and attracted close to 60,000 visitors. http://www.tur.se/en/

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Switzerland

Visit USA Seminar 2014
Movenpick Hotel - Zurich, Switzerland
Feburary 5, 2014
This annual event will have 50 exhibitors including many states and regions, and all Swiss Tour Operators. Over 400 travel agents are expected to attend the event that includes educational workshops.

Contact:
Nathalie Ferbar
Top Line Marketing
Grindlenstrasse 5
CH-8954 Geroldswil
Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 775 7444
Email: Nathalie.ferbar@topline.ch
Website: http://www.vusa.ch/

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Turkey

Contact: Gorkem Yavilioglu - Gorkem.Yavilioglu@trade.gov
Tel + 90-212 335 9040

EMITT - East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition 2014
Istanbul, Turkey
January 30 - February 2, 2014
http://emittistanbul.com/?lang=en

This is the largest annual travel and tourism event in Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean region geared towards industry professionals

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Ukraine

Contact: Cheryl Dukelow - Cheryl.Dukelow@trade.gov
Tel: +380 44 490 4082

UITT 2014
Kiev, Ukraine
March 26-28, 2014
http://uitt-kiev.com/en/

The No. 1 Travel Trade Event for Ukraine, UITT annually brings together the international tourism industry under one roof to meet with the key Ukraine travel professionals. In its 16th edition, UITT has a reputation for delivering quality visitors and each year providing a highly professional event. Be part of this event and take advantage of the unique opportunity to meet and network with the travel trade in Ukraine and gain a competitive edge on the quickly developing Ukraine tourism market!

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United Kingdom

Contact: Stewart Gough - stewart.gough@trade.gov
Tel: +44 20 7894 0459

World Travel Market (WTM) 2013
Excel, London
November 4-7, 2013
Website: www.wtmlondon.com
World Travel Market (WTM) is the largest annual travel trade show in the UK and is universally recognized as one of the major travel events in the world. Held each November at London’s ExCel Centre, WTM regularly attracts over 45,000 participants, including 25,000 attendees (mostly tour operators, other travel buyers and travel media), and over 5,500 exhibitors from more than 200 countries with 200 plus from the U.S. WTM is a trade only show, it is not open to consumers. For further details, please contact Stewart Gough (contact details above).

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