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ABTA - Data Protection and Cyber Security in Travel

Feb 1st 2018 - Feb 1st 2018

Is your organisation prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? What structures do you have in place to protect your data and your business from cyber threats? Use this opportunity to take stock of your existing level of data protection compliance and update yourself on best practice around safeguarding your data from security threats. Attend this event to learn about the tools and processes to assist you with getting your businesses ready for next May and take away top tips and strategies for addressing the new rules and areas that need to be tackled according to the GDPR.
Central London

An Introduction to Crisis Management

Feb 7th 2018 - Feb 7th 2018

This practical one-day seminar is tailored for the travel industry and will help to ensure businesses are prepared for an exceptional operational or crisis situation. Tailored for the travel industry, this introductory seminar provides practical guidance for companies who are beginning to prepare and implement their crisis plans. Delegates will learn how to implement and improve crisis plans, what their legal responsibilities are and how to ensure their insurance is robust.
Central London

London Cruise Show

Feb 17th 2018 - Feb 18th 2018

Get inspired for the trip of a lifetime. The Cruise Show, Europe’s largest event focused on the cruise industry, returns to London on the 17th and 18th February to showcase the best of luxury travel by sea and river to destinations across the globe. However adventurous the imagination, there’s a cruise for everyone at the London Cruise Show. The Cruise Show provides anyone with an interest in cruising the opportunity to meet industry leading cruise lines who will put the personal touch on their holiday packages. Olympia will be filled with the world’s top organisers, packages and will offer you the chance to meet the lines face to face. Wander around the show and find your perfect holiday before meeting a professional organiser and personalising your package with show exclusive offers. Don’t miss out on visiting the three theatres where you can learn from experts, meet the cruise lines and witness the wondrous landmarks that are within your reach. With cruise lines sailing to some of the most remote locations on earth, it can be overwhelming deciding which route is right. Cruise experts, the London Cruise Show aim to connect cruise enthusiasts with their perfect cruise. From health and wellness cruises in the Mediterranean, to exploring Cuba or the fjords of Alaska, there has never been a better time to jump on board with the upcoming cruise trends for 2018. At the London Cruise Show, visitors are sure to meet with some of the top names in the industry and pin down the perfect cruise for them. Book online at https://cruiseshow.co.uk/london/ . We hope you enjoy the show and find the holiday of a lifetime!
Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

ABTA - Travel Finance Conference

Feb 20th 2018 - Feb 20th 2018

ABTA’s second annual Travel Finance Conference returns in February 2018. The Bank of England will give an overview of the current economic landscape and will look at how Brexit is being treated in the Bank’s projections. Delegates will hear a review of the key financial trends and indicators to help you benchmark your business and identify opportunities. Hear an overview of the currency issues that companies face. Experts will share their in-depth knowledge on key issues such as financial reporting, business tax and financial trends within the travel industry.
Central London

London Stansted Airport I Travel Show 2018

Feb 20th 2018 - Feb 20th 2018

Meet the airlines and discover over 200 exciting new and current destinations from London Stansted Airport. Airlines attending include: Emirates, Primera Air, WOW air, Ryanair, Jet2holidays, Thomas Cook Airlines, British Airways, Eurowings, Air Corsica and many more. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks, fantastic entertainment and enter the prize draw to win exclusive prizes – including flights, designer bags, latest tech and much more.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Waltham Close, London Stansted Airport, CM24 1PP

Travel Technology Europe

Feb 21st 2018 - Feb 22nd 2018

The largest event of its kind in Europe, Travel Technology Europe brings together over 6,000 professionals to discuss the latest technologies for the travel and hospitality industries. With over 130 exhibitors and more than 70 speaking sessions the event offers the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and innovation available to the industry covering everything from blockchain and robotics to mobile apps and data security. The show also features a Launchpad area where 15 of the most innovative start-ups will showcase their solutions.
Olympia, London

The Telegraph Travel Show

Feb 23rd 2018 - Feb 25th 2018

The Telegraph Travel Show’s three day event returns, taking place from the February 23-25, 2018. It offers visitors the opportunity to hear from industry experts about the latest travel and holiday advice around, with celebrity travel broadcasters in attendance along with The Telegraph’s award-winning journalists to impart their expert knowledge. Furthermore the event gives you the chance to save and book your holiday with exclusive show only deals. Not only this but The Telegraph Travel Show will also be co-locating with The London Bike Show and the Triathlon Show: London. This is an event not to be missed.
ExCeL, London

Connections Luxury

Feb 25th 2018 - Feb 28th 2018

The Connections Luxury series launched in 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire. Since the launch Connections has been hosted in global destinations such as Asia, Europe and America with the support of notable brands which include Rocco Forte, Kempinski, Conrad and Taj to name a few. Luxury buyers are selected through extensive research and word of mouth recommendation together with existing partners and suppliers. They represent key and emerging luxury travel markets (including the US, China, India etc) and reflect the region in which the event is located (for example, the recent event in Europe welcomed 50% of buyers from Europe and 50% from outside the region). The luxury suppliers are only the best companies in luxury travel around the globe who are invited to participate; these include airlines, hotels, private jet and yacht charters, cruise lines and destinations.
La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena, Curio Collection by Hilton, Italy

Smart Travel Data Summit 2018

Feb 27th 2018 - Feb 28th 2018

North America’s only data summit for the entire travel industry. Powerful keynotes along with high-level insights in data, analytics, RM, marketing and product development. Brands like Hilton, Airbnb, Delta, Southwestern and more will be in Miami Feb 27-28.
Miami, USA

ABTA - Animal Welfare in Tourism Training

Feb 28th 2018 - Feb 28th 2018

This training day will provide an introduction to ABTA's Global Welfare Guidance for Animals in Tourism, with practical advice on how and where to begin when addressing animal welfare concerns within your businesses. Understand how to embed an organisation-wide approach, from communications through to marketing and product strategies. Learn through practical sessions and workshops how to audit and manage suppliers effectively, minimise risk and find credible alternatives.
Central London

88th Annual SPAA Dinner 2018

Mar 1st 2018 - Mar 1st 2018

Travel Industry annual dinner event - offering valuable networking opportunities.
Crowne Plaza, Glasgow
http://spaa.org jhogarth@spaa.org

The Travel Marketing Awards 2018

Mar 12th 2018 - Mar 12th 2018

The most prestigious Awards in Travel and Tourism Marketing.
London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London

Air, Land, & Sea Emergency Response Workshop & Training

Mar 13th 2018 - Mar 14th 2018

The Family Assistance Education & Research Foundation and Aviem International present this innovative, interactive two-day event for emergency response leaders and staff from all industries, especially maritime and aviation operators, energy, airports, seaports, tour operators, and port agents. (See many of the outstanding organizations who are Foundation Members at www.fafonline.org/faf-members.) On Day One, we will explore the latest lessons learned from the true experts: survivors, families, and responders involved in real-world crises and disasters. Included: - A Fort Lauderdale airport shooting survivor shares his story, plus a case study based on the response; - A Costa Concordia crew member shares her story from before, during, and after the accident; - A panel with Commanders from UK Airports on Emergency Response & Family Assistance; - A panel with cruise line Care Team Leaders involved in assisting survivors, families, and passengers following the 2015 Tunis Bardo National Museum attack. On Day Two, our experienced facilitators will conduct Human Services Response™ (HSR™) Care Team/Special Assistance Team Core Competencies training. HSR is the basis for nearly all such training worldwide (See its origins at https://www.fafonline.org/our-story). Please join us in London for the latest developments in this crucial field. Attendees can count on having a terrific learning, sharing, and networking experience full of useful takeaways!
Museum of London Docklands, No1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL

ABTA - Social Media in Travel - Glasgow

Mar 14th 2018 - Mar 14th 2018

ABTA's practical one-day social media seminar has been designed specifically for tour operators and travel agents. The day will deliver comprehensive guidance on the opportunities and challenges of social media for travel. Get practical advice on advertising, selling, creating content and measuring the ROI on a variety of channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat.
Central Glasgow

ABTA - Attracting First Time Cruisers conference

Mar 14th 2018 - Mar 14th 2018

ABTA’s new conference for the cruise industry looks at how to attract first time cruisers. How can you appeal to the growing market of travellers of all ages and demographics who have not traditionally considered cruising? With interest in cruise is growing at a rapid rate, the challenge for the industry is to cater to the needs of the travellers open to the idea of a cruise but who have yet to be convinced. Who are the new customers and how can you appeal to them through your marketing, sales and product development?
Central London *Venue TBC*

ITT Odyssey Supper

Mar 14th 2018 - Mar 14th 2018

Informal travel industry event that take place in the House of Commons.
House of Commons, London

Connnections Meetings

Mar 15th 2018 - Mar 18th 2018

At Connections Meetings we match you with relevant buyers or suppliers, enabling you to forge valuable MICE connections and share ideas through memorable experiences. We carefully curate the content of our thought leadership sessions, so that you leave with more knowledge, a fresh perspective and new ideas for your MICE business. Suppliers are the most relevant and handpicked meeting supplier brands including national, regional and city convention bureaus, hotels, DMCs, as well as event services. Buyers come from all over the world which consists of corporate and incentive meeting planners eager to book their next international board meeting, global sales kick-offs or incentive trips.
Anantara Vilamoura, Portugal

ABTA - Brexit Breakfast Briefing

Mar 20th 2018 - Mar 20th 2018

ABTA is delighted to announce that our 2018 Brexit Breakfast Briefing is free to attend for ABTA Members and Partners. This breakfast briefing will focus on the priority areas for travel, including: - Aviation access and open skies - Business and consumer confidence and the appetite for travel. - Employing workers overseas and the EU Posted Workers Directive - Protecting consumer rights
Central London

ABTA - Communicating FCO and other Travel Advice to Customers

Mar 20th 2018 - Mar 20th 2018

This new one-day event will look at the best ways of informing customers about the advice pre and post-booking as well as what to do if the advice changes whilst customers are in resort. Delegates will create a toolkit for communicating travel advice to customers. The event will also highlight the importance of having a procedure in place for considerations outside of FCO travel advice, such as building regulations and strikes.
Central London

The British Tourism & Travel Show

Mar 21st 2018 - Mar 22nd 2018

The British Tourism & Travel Show offers the perfect opportunity for top-level travel buyers to meet with the most popular visitor attractions, venues, destinations, hotels, transport providers, associations in the UK and Ireland.
NEC Birmingham

EyeforTravel San Francisco

Apr 9th 2018 - Apr 10th 2018

Touted as the largest digital travel conference on the West Coast, Eye for Travel Summit is separated into three separate themes: Mobile and Tech Innovation Strategies; Social Media, Marketing, and Data Strategies; and Startup Village. With the goal of helping companies to compete for bookings like digitally native brands, they’ll bring together key stakeholders across different verticals and discuss marketing and social media strategies. Notable brands from the 2017 conference included: United Airlines, Airbnb, Trip Advisor, and Intercontinental Hotel Group. The 2018 lineup is no less impressive, boasting speakers from HotelTonight, Expedia, and Hilton Worldwide.
San Francisco

CLIA Asia River Cruise & Destination Forum

Apr 10th 2018 - Apr 15th 2018

Delegates will be able to attend a trade fair and conference sessions which will focus on identifying potential cruise customers and learning more about the wide variety of experiences offered on a cruise holiday around Asia.
Le Meridian Siagon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Travel Money Professionals 2018

Apr 19th 2018 - Apr 19th 2018

The leading UK conference for retail foreign exchange experts to highlight important issues, challenges and market trends in travel money. The theme will be focused on data, regulation and compliance in line with GDPR. HMRC confirmed to give an exclusive update on the regulatory landscape and the impact this will have.
30 Euston Square, London

Priorities for the UK's outbound tourism industry post Brexit Seminar

Apr 25th 2018 - Apr 25th 2018

This seminar will discuss the future for the UK’s outbound tourism industry. Delegates will consider key priorities for the sector’s future growth, and how the industry can best respond to Brexit and re-orientate outbound travel markets - including options for expanding tourist flows to non-EU destinations, both current and new. They will also examine the potential implications of Brexit for landing rights, cross border travel and visas, and consumer rights.
Central London

Ras Al Khaimah Roadshow 2018

Apr 30th 2018 - May 3rd 2018

With over 7,000 years of fascinating history and culture, Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect getaway from everyday life. Offering magnificent landscapes, breathtaking coastlines and rich, terracotta desert planes, the emirate has firmly established itself as the UAE’s most authentic destination in the Middle East. With year-long sunshine and 64 kilometres of white sandy beaches, just 45 minutes from the busy metropolis of Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah offers an entirely unique experience from its neighbouring emirates. To promote this up and coming destination the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAK TDA) will be travelling all over the UK to host events aimed at people all across the travel industry. The RAK Roadshow will be in the following cities: - London (30th April) - Manchester (1st May) - Newcastle (2nd May) - Glasgow (3rd May) To RSVP for any of these events please email tom@raktda.com
London (30th April) / Manchester (1st May) / Newcastle (2nd May) / Glasgow (3rd May)

Ras Al Khaimah Roadshow 2018

Apr 30th 2018 - May 3rd 2018

With over 7,000 years of fascinating history and culture, Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect getaway from everyday life. Offering magnificent landscapes, breathtaking coastlines and rich, terracotta desert planes, the emirate has firmly established itself as the UAE’s most authentic destination in the Middle East. With year-long sunshine and 64 kilometres of white sandy beaches, just 45 minutes from the busy metropolis of Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah offers an entirely unique experience from its neighbouring emirates. To promote this up and coming destination the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAK TDA) will be travelling all over the UK to host events aimed at people all across the travel industry. The RAK Roadshow will be in the following cities: - London (30th April) - Manchester (1st May) - Newcastle (2nd May) - Glasgow (3rd May) To RSVP for any of these events please email tom@raktda.com
London (30th April) / Manchester (1st May) / Newcastle (2nd May) / Glasgow (3rd May)

ITM Conference 2018

May 1st 2018 - May 3rd 2018

The ITM Conference is the highlight of the business travel calendar for buyers and suppliers in the UK & Ireland. Taking place in stunning Aviemore, this annual conference brings together approximately 400 delegates to engage with, and benefit from the initiatives that are ‘changing the game’.
Aviemore, Scotland

Connections Wellbeing

May 6th 2018 - May 9th 2018

The Connections Wellbeing series launched in 2017 with the support of Wellbeing Escapes. The inaugural event is hosted in Portugal at the 5* Mac Donald Monchique in October. The agenda is a blend of networking with senior executives, educational content that challenges and informs, and hands on practical experiences that showcases the latest techniques in wellness. The buyers for this series are global in nature and combine recognised agents and operators in wellbeing (i.e. Puur & Kuur, Netherlands; Ecossential Escapes, SA etc etc) and other agencies who are interested in developing their understanding of wellbeing to upsell to their clients. All working in the luxury market and the selection is decided in consultation with the suppliers who have confirmed their participation. We are continuously changing and adapting to our customer’s needs, always in the lookout to innovate and launch new initiatives and ideas to make more and more connections easier and possible.
Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort, Crete, Greece

The Advantage Conference 2018

May 10th 2018 - May 13th 2018

A world class event with exceptional plenary sessions and stimulating key-note speakers, plus a host of insightful workshops and dynamic social events planned to provide enjoyable networking opportunities.
National Doral Miami Hotel, Miami, USA

ITT Odyssey Supper

May 10th 2018 - May 10th 2018

Informal travel industry event that take place in the House of Commons.
House of Commons, London

IPW Convention 2018

May 19th 2018 - May 23rd 2018

Largest media and trade show for travel in the U.S.
Denver, Colorado, USA

CLIA Conference 2018

May 23rd 2018 - May 25th 2018

Leading conference for the Cruise Industry.
Southampton, UK

ITT Conference 2018

Jun 4th 2018 - Jun 6th 2018

Annual travel industry conference
Hilton Glardini Naxos, Italy

EyeforTravel Europe Summit 2018

Jun 4th 2018 - Jun 6th 2018

Europe’s most established conference for senior travel executives. Four cutting edge conferences focusing on travel distribution, digital, marketing, technology, RM and data strategies. Speakers from Hilton, Accor, AirBnb, Priceline and more take the stage in London.
London

Travel Weekly
TW Roadshow, Norwich

Jun 11th 2018 - Jun 11th 2018

Exclusively for frontline agents, the roadshows provide an opportunity to network with each supplier, gaining product knowledge and answering key questions for the prize draw - fantastic prizes to be won!
Revolucion de Cuba

Travel Weekly
TW Roadshow, Clapham

Jun 12th 2018 - Jun 12th 2018

Exclusively for frontline agents, the roadshows provide an opportunity to network with each supplier, gaining product knowledge and answering key questions for the prize draw - fantastic prizes to be won!
Revolution, Clapham, Lavendar Hill,

Travel Weekly
TW Roadshow, Bournemouth

Jun 13th 2018 - Jun 13th 2018

Exclusively for frontline agents, the roadshows provide an opportunity to network with each supplier, gaining product knowledge and answering key questions for the prize draw - fantastic prizes to be won!
Bournemouth Revolution

ITE Hong Kong 2018

Jun 14th 2018 - Jun 17th 2018

The 32nd International Travel Expo Hong Kong - networking opportunities for industry leaders .
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (Hall 1A-1E) , Hong Kong
http://www.itehk.com travel@tkshk.com

Travel Weekly
The Agent Achievement Awards 2018

Jul 12th 2018 - Jul 12th 2018

The best travel agents in the UK will be honoured at the Agent Achievement Awards which continue to be the absolute pinnacle of excellence for the UK travel trade
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London

ITT Summer Party

Jul 12th 2018 - Jul 12th 2018

Annual travel industry event
Central London

Connections Argentina

Aug 26th 2018 - Aug 29th 2018

We are proud to announce our second spotlight event, showcasing the finest high-end Argentinian product. The suppliers attending are only the best companies in luxury travel in Argentina; these include; hotels, boutique hotels, DMC's and destinations. The buyers attending are from over the world. Connections Luxury has shaped the way in which business is conducted around the world. We provide senior travel buyers and suppliers with targeted, experience led 1 to 1 networking opportunities. Available only to global, senior, handpicked buyers and suppliers to create memorable exchanges which lead to long lasting business relationships. We are proud to announce our fourth destination spotlight event introducing global luxury leisure buyers to the finest product Argentinian has to offer.
Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Northern Ball

Sep 1st 2018 - Sep 30th 2018

*Date TBC *The biggest regional event in the travel industry calendar!
The Point, Manchester

Connections Switzerland

Sep 16th 2018 - Sep 19th 2018

We are proud to announce our first spotlight event co-organised with Switzerland Tourism showcasing the finest high end Swiss product. The suppliers attending are only the best companies in luxury travel in Switzerland; these include; hotels, boutique hotels, DMC's and destinations. The buyers attending are from over the world. Connections Luxury has shaped the way in which business is conducted around the world. We provide senior travel buyers and suppliers with targeted, experience 1 to 1 networking opportunities. Available only to global, senior, handpicked buyers and suppliers to create memorable exchanges which lead to long lasting business relationships. We are proud to announce our first destination spotlight event introducing global luxury leisure buyers to the finest product Swiss has to offer.
Gstaad Palace, Switzerland

ITT Odyssey Supper

Sep 20th 2018 - Sep 20th 2018

Informal travel industry event that take place in the House of Commons.
House of Commons

Travel Weekly
TW Roadshow, Manchester

Sep 24th 2018 - Sep 24th 2018

Exclusively for frontline agents, the roadshows provide an opportunity to network with each supplier, gaining product knowledge and answering key questions for the prize draw - fantastic prizes to be won!
Manchester Parsonage Green Revolution

Travel Weekly
TW Roadshow, Birmingham

Sep 25th 2018 - Sep 25th 2018

Exclusively for frontline agents, the roadshows provide an opportunity to network with each supplier, gaining product knowledge and answering key questions for the prize draw - fantastic prizes to be won!
Birmingham Revolution

Travel Weekly
TW Roadshow, Bristol

Sep 26th 2018 - Sep 26th 2018

Exclusively for frontline agents, the roadshows provide an opportunity to network with each supplier, gaining product knowledge and answering key questions for the prize draw - fantastic prizes to be won!
Bristol Revolution

Travel Weekly
Atas conference

Oct 1st 2018 - Oct 31st 2018

*Date and venue TBC* Event to include immersive and experiential trade show, advice on how to sell touring and adventure holidays, gala dinner and awards
TBC

The ABTA Convention

Oct 8th 2018 - Oct 10th 2018

The UK travel industry’s flagship event; providing inspiration to delegates through an outstanding programme of thought-provoking content, to challenge the way they think and approach their business. The Convention also provides time for delegates to network with peers and experts working with the industry, helping them to develop a successful and sustainable travel business.
Seville, Spain

Connections Adventure

Oct 28th 2018 - Oct 31st 2018

Connections Adventure is the global networking event series exclusively for experts in Luxury travel adventure experiences. We bring together a handpicked group of delegates to learn from our up-to-the-minute educational content about high-end adventure travel, to discuss about the trends and challenges facing the market place with their peers, and to do business in an environment that leads to longer-lasting business relationships.
Intercontinental Ljubljana, Slovenia

Travel Weekly
Travolution Awards

Nov 1st 2018 - Nov 30th 2018

*Date and venue TBC* Unique in recognising companies, brands and individuals who excel in the fields of online travel distribution, digital marketing and technology
TBC

SPAA Annual Travel Awards 2018

Nov 1st 2018 - Nov 1st 2018

Travel industry annual awards event.
Doubletree by Hilton, Glasgow
http://www.spaa.org jhogarth@spaa.org

World Travel Market

Nov 5th 2018 - Nov 7th 2018

Leading annual event for the global travel industry.
ExCel, London

Travel Weekly
TW Roadshow, Liverpool

Dec 3rd 2018 - Dec 3rd 2018

Exclusively for frontline agents, the roadshows provide an opportunity to network with each supplier, gaining product knowledge and answering key questions for the prize draw - fantastic prizes to be won!
Liverpool Revolution

Travel Weekly
TW Roadshow, Leeds

Dec 4th 2018 - Dec 4th 2018

Exclusively for frontline agents, the roadshows provide an opportunity to network with each supplier, gaining product knowledge and answering key questions for the prize draw - fantastic prizes to be won!
Leeds Revolucion de Cuba

Travel Weekly
TW Roadshow, Newcastle

Dec 5th 2018 - Dec 5th 2018

Exclusively for frontline agents, the roadshows provide an opportunity to network with each supplier, gaining product knowledge and answering key questions for the prize draw - fantastic prizes to be won!
Newcastle Yates