10 travel conferences every tour operator should attend in 2020
At CitizenPlane, we have pulled together a list of the best travel conferences in Europe for the upcoming year. Whether you are a tour operator, a travel agency or an airline, feel free to contact our team. We will be happy to arrange a meeting in one of these locations: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FITUR 2020 - 22 January / 26 January - Madrid
For some years already, Spain - and Barcelona at the foremost - has been becoming one of the most active travel tech hubs in Europe. Industry leaders like EDreams ODIGEO, Amadeus and TravelPerk have established their headquarters in Spain. They now contribute to the country's know-how in tourism. FITUR is the main trade show for the Spanish market and the right place to network with both local and international experts. Good to know : FITUR features different specialized areas, and we usually hang out at FITURTECHY!
EMITT 2020 - 30 January / 02 February - Istanbul
Driven by a two-digit growth in tourist arrivals over the past years, Turkey is becoming one of the hottest places in the world for tourism businesses. The country seeks to further develop the travel industry, a key pillar to its economy. It will mainly rely on its new supersized Istanbul airport for both outbound and inbound traffic. Do not miss the opportunity to meet our team at EMITT this year - the 4th largest industry event in the world.
BIT 2020 - 09 February / 11 February - Milan
Italy has always been among the top destinations for tourism in Europe - it is also an increasingly important market for CitizenPlane. Tour operators or travel agencies, we want to meet you there!
CONNECT 2020 - 19 February / 21 February - Antalya
Turkey will be the place to meet our experts in early 2020. This year, Antalya will be hosting the second edition of route development forum CONNECT Aviation. Fly to one of the main charter airports in Europe and enjoy great networking opportunities within the airline and airport industries. Hurry up to register: the event is becoming increasingly popular!
ITB 2020 - 04 March / 08 March - Berlin
ITB Berlin is the world’s largest tourism trade fair and definitely a must-attend event for all tourism professionals. Make sure to secure a meeting with one of our team members for the busiest and most vibrant event of the year.
BTL 2020 - 11 March / 15 March - Lisbon
Portugal is quickly becoming a tech hub, as shown by the recently opened Google and ODIGEO offices. We will be attending BTL Lisbon to meet with Portuguese tour operators. Feel free to reach out!
Routes Europe 2020 - 27 April / 29 April - Bergen
A compulsory event for all airport route development managers, Routes will be on our top list for 2020. We look forward meeting with new partners in its exciting location in Bergen, in the Nordics.
WORLD AVIATION FESTIVAL 2020 - 23 September / 25 September - London
WAF is now claiming to be the World’s most exciting aviation venue. We can confirm last year was a blast ! Get the chance to attend very exciting conferences with top managers from some of the largest air companies in the world. All our commercial team will be there, scouting the latest industry innovations and very willing to connect with new inspiring professionals.
IFTM Top Resa 2020 - 22 September / 24 September - Paris
Rendez-vous at IFTM Top Resa this year! France is the homeland of CitizenPlane and Top Resa definitely one of our favorite events to meet with both national and international partners. By the way, if you get inside Paris, feel free to reach out and come visit us in our office in the heart of Le Sentier!
WTM 2020 - 02 November / 04 November - London
As another travel tech hub, London knows how to play the game. WTM is a must-attend event to meet local players in one of the main outbound markets in Europe. As a result, the UK is among the top 3 markets for CitizenPlane and the numbers will keep growing all year long.
Travel Forward is not to miss if you are interested in the travel tech business : lots of inspiring speakers and innovative startups around. Our CEO took the mic in 2019 there. Make sure to see Charles on stage this year!