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The Globe Travel Awards 2017

Jan 12th 2017 - Jan 12th 2017

The most prestigious accolades in the travel industry, as voted for by readers of Travel Weekly and Mail Newspapers The Globe Travel Awards is the premier event in the travel trade calendar, and as it enters its 40th year, expect the celebrations to be bigger and better than ever before.
Grosvenor House Hotel, London

The Telegraph Travel Show

Jan 13th 2017 - Jan 15th 2017

Discover your next dream holiday destination with over 200 specialist travel exhibitors at London’s ExCeL this January. Whether you are looking for a solo adventure across the USA or a family retreat in the Maldives, we will guide you every step of the way. A ticket for this show will also give you access to The Telegraph Cruise Show AND London Boat Show which is taking place at the same time!
London ExCeL

The Telegraph Cruise Show

Jan 13th 2017 - Jan 15th 2017

Whether you are a veteran cruiser or are thinking about it for the first time, The Telegraph Cruise Show is returning to the ExCeL this January to inspire your dream voyage around the world. A ticket for this show will also give you access to The Telegraph Travel Show AND London Boat Show which is taking place at the same time.
London ExCeL

Tourism Society Prospects Look Ahead 2017

Jan 17th 2017 - Jan 17th 2017

Join us for our annual Prospects event that examines top predicted travel trends for the upcoming year looking at both the opportunities and challenges that the travel sector faces over the next 12 months. This year we plan to highlight key industries within the sector that we feel face the most challenging year ahead. Chair: Noel Josephides, Chairman at ABTA Richard Nicholls, Head of Research and Forecasting at Visit Britain Kurt Jansen, Director at Tourism Alliance More details to follow soon.
The Crown Estate, 16 New Burlington Place, London, W1S 2HX

The Adventure Travel Show

Jan 21st 2017 - Jan 22nd 2017

The Adventure Travel Show, celebrating its 21st year, is a world of extraordinary discoveries all under one roof. It is the UK’s leading event for people who like to travel outside the mainstream – whether it be on small-group adventures, exclusive expeditions or epic journeys. The Adventure Travel Show is packed with inspirational and essential travel advice, specialist seminars and the best adventure speaker line up of 2017, including explorers, adventurers, tour leaders and guidebook writers who will help you uncover your perfect adventure. Plus, the biggest collection of specialist travel operators all under one roof will be on hand to offer guidance on everything, from walking and trekking to exploratory journeys, safaris, overland trips, life-changing volunteering projects and much, much more.
Olympia, London

Complaints Handling Workshop - London

Jan 25th 2017 - Jan 25th 2017

ABTA’s Complaints Handling Workshop is ideal for those who handle or receive complaints on a regular basis and want a wider awareness and understanding of the complaint handling process. This workshop will help you to manage your complaints more effectively, including tackling tricky issues such as dealing with complaints via social media, a method that customers are using more regularly. It will look how the updates to ABTA’s Code of Conduct will affect you as well as giving practical guidance on complaint handling techniques.
ABTA Ltd, 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ

Excursions

Jan 28th 2017 - Jan 28th 2017

More than 40 Years of Inspiring Group Travel In an age when lots of information can be found online, Excursions™ has demonstrated that there is still a strong demand for tourism suppliers and buyers to meet face-to-face to do business. Showcasing day trips, short breaks and group holidays in London, the UK and Overseas. Excursions is the must attend event to discover the latest group tours and prices nationally, all under one roof and all in one day.
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace way, London, N22 7AY, United Kingdom

Travel Finance Conference - London

Feb 21st 2017 - Jan 21st 2017

Our new one-day Travel Finance Conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the pertinent issues that travel industry finance directors are facing today, with a key focus on practical guidance and implementation. This event will bring together experts, who will share their in-depth knowledge on important travel issues such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity, business continuity and hedging derivatives as well as providing a general accounting update.
Hill Dickinson, The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EW

IMTM 2017 - International Mediterranean Tourism Market

Feb 7th 2017 - Feb 8th 2017

EXHIBIT IMTM is the largest annual professional tourism fair of its kind in the Eastern Mediterranean and like other international tourism fairs, it serves to promote incoming tourism, domestic tourism and outgoing tourism, as well as to strengthen cooperation among tourism bodies in Israel and elsewhere in the world. IMTM gives tourism professionals an opportunity to meet with colleagues, buyers and suppliers. Eco-tourism, wellness or cultural tourism, beach holidays or city breaks, groups or FIT's, package deals or tailor-made trips…All these options can be seen on-site, and discussed during the conferences, events and presentations that are held in conjunction with the exhibition.
TLV Convention Center, Rokach Blvd 101, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

ITT Odyssey Supper

Feb 8th 2017 - Feb 8th 2017

Odyssey Suppers are small, informal events that take place throughout the year allowing Members and non-members alike to network in an informal setting whilst enjoying a sumptious supper.
The Groucho Club
http://www.itt.co.uk 0844 499 5652

Adria Hotel Forum

Feb 8th 2017 - Feb 9th 2017

The Adria Hotel Forum is a leading Southeast European hotel investment conference held every year in Zagreb, Croatia and visited by regional and international hotel industry experts. The Adria Hotel Forum‘s goal is to emphasize communication and exchange of viewpoints as well as the presentation of worldwide examples that have ensured tourism development within their respective regions. The forum is envisioned as a group of selected industry participants who can bring important and necessary structural changes with their actions. Register for AHF 2017 today at www.adria-forum.eu
Hotel Sheraton, Zagreb, Croatia

Handling Illness Claims Seminar - London

Feb 9th 2017 - Feb 9th 2017

Handling illness claims is a key issue for the travel industry. It has risen rapidly up the agenda for ABTA Members and the wider travel industry over recent months as the sector has seen a marked increase in the number of complaints and claims being sent by customers or their solicitors. Our one-day Handling Illness Claims Seminar will deliver practical guidance to help travel industry professionals gain a wider understanding of how to manage customer illness in destination, as well as how to plan, prepare for and respond to the increase in claims.
Central London

UNWTO World Conference

Feb 15th 2017 - Feb 17th 2017

1st UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations
Murcia, Spain

Music Tourism Convention

Feb 16th 2017 - Feb 17th 2017

Visit Britain, Marketing Liverpool & Sound Diplomacy are proud to present MUSIC TOURISM CONVENTION. The world’s most extensive conference bringing together the music and tourism sectors to explore how music impacts, benefits and improves tourism offers, from festivals to heritage, music trails to food and music partnerships. The conference will happen on February 16th and 17th 2017. On February 16th, there will be a launch reception and the chance to explore Liverpool’s music tourism offer. On February 17th, the conference will see TEDx style presentations and engaging, diverse panels.
Liverpool

The London CRUISE Show

Feb 18th 2017 - Feb 19th 2017

Discover a whole world of voyages at the 9th annual London CRUISE Show... As Europe’s leading cruise event, The London CRUISE Show at Olympia will host the largest collection of major cruise lines and specialist operators all under one roof for one weekend! Packed with information and inspiration visitors can enjoy exclusive money-saving show offers and upgrades, be inspired by the informative free talks, gain essential expert advice that you won’t find in the brochure, discover different ship styles and incredible destinations and hear directly from the cruise lines about what’s new for 2017. So, if you’re completely new to cruising and intrigued to discover what it’s all about, or you’re a seasoned cruiser wanting inspiration for your next adventure, then make sure you head to The London CRUISE Show at Olympia on 18-19 February. For more show information, talk timetables and a full exhibitors list please visit www.cruisingshow.com.
Olympia, London

Travel Finance Conference - London

Feb 21st 2017 - Jan 21st 2017

Our new one-day Travel Finance Conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the pertinent issues that travel industry finance directors are facing today, with a key focus on practical guidance and implementation. This event will bring together experts, who will share their in-depth knowledge on important travel issues such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity, business continuity and hedging derivatives as well as providing a general accounting update.
Hill Dickinson, The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EW

Travel Technology Europe

Feb 22nd 2017 - Feb 23rd 2017

Travel Technology Europe hosted at Olympia London, welcomes its 14th year with two days of peer to peer networking, social events and 1-2-1 appointments between attendees, industry experts and suppliers from across Europe to create new business relationships, share knowledge and best practice.
Olympia, London

Data Protection in Travel Seminar - London

Feb 28th 2017 - Feb 28th 2017

Are you aware that the rules governing Data Protection are changing? Is your organisation prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Every travel business handles personal data including customer details and staff and supplier information. Our one-day Data Protection in Travel Seminar delivers practical guidance to help travel industry professionals get GDPR-ready for 25 May 2018.
Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, London

Introduction to Crisis Management Seminar

Mar 1st 2017 - Mar 1st 2017

Have you planned for the unexpected? Have you tried and tested your emergency procedure? Recent events such as terrorist attacks and natural disasters mean crisis management is high on the travel industry’s agenda. But it’s important to have a plan in place to cover any crisis situation. Handling a crisis badly can damage your reputation, whereas a well-handled crisis can have a positive impact on your business. This one-day introductory training event is designed for businesses of all sizes in the travel industry and helps to ensure you and your business are prepared for an exceptional operations or crisis situation.
Central London

SPAA 87th Annual Dinner

Mar 2nd 2017 - Mar 2nd 2017

Annual travel industry dinner event. The dinner's distinctively Scottish flavour will feature the traditional pipes and drums.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow
http://www.spaa.org 0131 531 0625

The Travel Marketing Awards

Mar 14th 2017 - Mar 15th 2017

The Travel Marketing Awards is the only travel industry event of its kind, recognising and rewarding marketing excellence in the travel industry. Now in its ninth year, the Awards, which aim to raise marketing standards across the travel industry, has evolved into one of the most credible events in the travel industry calendar, with agencies and travel companies alike eager to impress our esteemed panel of judges. The event is organised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Travel Group (CIM Travel Group).
Grosvenor House – A JW Marriott Hotel

Aspire Forum London

Mar 14th 2017 - Mar 14th 2017

Exclusive forum events for luxury suppliers to meet travel agents to discuss product developments, customer needs and sector trends. A key opportunity to network with industry colleagues and to meet new contacts
Taj St. James' Court, London

Customer Health and Safety Management - an introduction - Manchester

Mar 22nd 2017 - Mar 22nd 2017

Are you clear about how your business manages the health and safety risks of the holidays you sell? This one-day training event will help to inform you of the health and safety risks you need to prepare for. It will give you the latest advice on managing health and safety as well as helping your organisation to put a policy in place. It will also assist in identifying and reducing the risks associated with holidays and activities or might simply be a chance to review your approach.
The Midland Hotel, 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS

The British Tourism & Travel Show

Mar 22nd 2017 - Mar 23rd 2017

The largest domestic tourism showcase for the UK and Ireland's travel trade.
NEC Birmingham

Aspire Forum Manchester

Mar 24th 2017 - Mar 24th 2017

Exclusive forum events for luxury suppliers to meet travel agents to discuss product developments, customer needs and sector trends. A key opportunity to network with industry colleagues and to meet new contacts
The Principal, Manchester

Connections Luxury: India

Mar 26th 2017 - Mar 29th 2017

Connections is the global networking and event organiser exclusively serving senior leaders and experts in luxury, wellness and meetings. We bring handpicked leaders from the luxury travel industry together to do business and to discuss the trends and challenges facing the marketplace.
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India

Managing Customer Complaints - Manchester

Mar 29th 2017 - Mar 29th 2017

This practical seminar is tailored for the travel industry and delivers practical advice and information to help you to improve your customer complaints management strategy. ABTA speakers and external experts will look at the whole complaints handling process including; ABTA’s Code of Conduct; how to identify business risks and manage people and processes; the effective use of social media; using the evidence from your complaints; and the arbitration process.
Central Manchester

ITT Odyssey Supper

Mar 30th 2017 - Mar 30th 2017

Odyssey Suppers are small, informal events that take place in the House of Commons and are hosted by Lord Snape of Wednesbury.
House of Commons

British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame

May 8th 2017 - May 8th 2017

The British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame honours outstanding business achievement in the travel, hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors.
The Dorchester Hotel, London

The Advantage Conference 2017

May 12th 2017 - May 15th 2017

The Advantage conference will consider how the powerful combination of smart technology and human service can enhance the world of travel. The conference programme will provide a great mix of inspirational keynote presentations with smaller and more interactive breakout sessions, as well as masterclasses tailored to the skills and knowledge of the delegates.
Club Med Opio, Provence

Connections Luxury: Dublin

May 21st 2017 - May 24th 2017

Connections is the global networking and event organiser exclusively serving senior leaders and experts in luxury, wellness and meetings. We bring handpicked leaders from the luxury travel industry together to do business and to discuss the trends and challenges facing the marketplace.
Powerscourt Hotel

The Travel Law Seminar

May 23rd 2017 - May 24th 2017

The industry’s essential Travel Law Seminar. The ABTA Travel Law Seminar is a key event in the travel industry calendar. It offers expert, up-to-date sessions on legal, regulatory and policy matters in the sector delivered by specialist travel lawyers, senior civil servants, ABTA’s internal legal team and travel industry professionals to help you prepare your business for the challenges that you will face this year and in the years to come.
NatWest, The Auditorium, 280 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4RB

ITT Odyssey Supper

May 25th 2017 - May 25th 2017

Odyssey Suppers are small, informal events that take place in the House of Commons and are hosted by Lord Snape of Wednesbury.
House of Commons

Aspire Forum, Bristol

Jun 6th 2017 - Jun 6th 2017

Exclusive forum events for luxury suppliers to meet travel agents to discuss product developments, customer needs and sector trends. A key opportunity to network with industry colleagues and to meet new contacts
The Bristol

ITE Hong Kong 2017

Jun 15th 2017 - Jun 18th 2017

The 31st International Travel Expo Hong Kong and The 12th MICE Travel Expo
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (Hall 1A-1E) , Hong Kong

Connections Meetings: Quito

Jun 18th 2017 - Jun 21st 2017

Connections is the global networking and event organiser exclusively serving senior leaders and experts in luxury, wellness and meetings. We bring handpicked leaders from the luxury travel industry together to do business and to discuss the trends and challenges facing the marketplace.
Quito, Ecuador

ITT Odyssey Supper

Sep 14th 2017 - Sep 14th 2017

Odyssey Suppers are small, informal events that take place in the House of Commons and are hosted by Lord Snape of Wednesbury.
House of Commons

Travel Weekly
Travel Weekly Northern Ball

Sep 14th 2017 - Sep 15th 2017

The biggest regional event in the industry calendar. As ever, the night will be packed with fantastic entertainment as agents have the chance to meet and network with suppliers at a spectacular occasion.
The Point - Emirates Old Trafford - Lancashire County Cricket Club

Connections Meetings: Tuscany

Nov 19th 2017 - Nov 22nd 2017

Connections is the global networking and event organiser exclusively serving senior leaders and experts in luxury, wellness and meetings. We bring handpicked leaders from the luxury travel industry together to do business and to discuss the trends and challenges facing the marketplace.
Toscana Resort Castelfalfi