21+ luxury travel events to attend in 2021


2020 has been a year full of disappointments when it comes to travel events and, although there have been some very good virtual substitutes, it’s just not quite the same as being able to meet face-to-face. Here are 21 luxury travel events to add to your calendar for 2021. Fingers crossed that they will all be able to take place in real life, rather than just virtually.

This was going to be a list of 21 events from around the world but, once I started to compile it, I realised there was many more, hence “21+”. If you know of an event that is missing from the list, please feel free to leave a comment below or let me know via our contact page, and I will update this post accordingly. Thank you, and here goes…

January/February

None.

March/April

The Meetings Arabia & Luxury Travel Congress (MALT)
1st-2nd March 2021 – Dubai, UAE
https://www.maltcongress.com/

Qatar Business & Luxury Travel (QBLT) Congress
4th March 2021 – Doha, Qatar
https://maltcongress.com/QBLT/

DUCO Italy
15th-19th March 2021 – Florence, Italy
https://www.ducotravelsummit.com/italy

Luxury Travel Advisor’s Ultra Summit
6th-8th April 2021 – San Antonio, Texas, USA
https://www.ltaultrasummit.com/

Emotions Buenos Aires
11-14th April 2021 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
http://www.emotionstravelcommunity.com/buenosaires/

COTTM (China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market) Luxury 2021
12th-14th Aprpil – Beijing, China
https://www.cottm.com/luxury-travel-showcase

The Essence of Luxury Travel Show
19th-23rd April 2021 – Marbella, Spain
https://www.essenceofluxury.com/

Palma Superyacht Show
30th April to 3rd May 2021 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain
https://www.palmasuperyachtshow.com/

May/June

The Elite London
14th-15th May 2021 – Buckinghamshire, UK
https://www.theeliteevents.com/london/

ILTM Arabia
17th-18th May 2021 – Dubai, UAE
https://www.iltm.com/arabia/

Emotions Sevilla
23rd-26th May 2021 – Seville, Spain
https://www.emotionstravelcommunity.com/sevilla/

July/August

ILTM Asia Pacific
26th-29th July 2021 – Singapore
https://www.iltm.com/asiapacific/

MICE India & Luxury Travel (MILT) Congress
28th-29th July 2021 – Mumbai, India
4th-5th August 2021 – Bengaluru, India
https://www.miltcongress.com/

September/October

Kingdom Business & Luxury Travel (KBLT) Congress
September 2021 (tbc) – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
http://kbltcongress.com/

PURE Life Experiences
6th-9th September 2021 – Marrakech, Morocco
https://purelifeexperiences.com/

OTDYKH Luxury
7th-9th September 2021
https://www.tourismexpo.ru/

ILTM North America
20th-23rd September 2021 – Riviera Maya, Mexico
https://www.iltm.com/northamerica/

Monaco Yacht Show
22nd-25th September 2021 – Monaco
https://www.monacoyachtshow.com/

The Elite New York
24th-25th September 2021 – New Jersey, USA
https://www.theeliteevents.com/new-york/

Luxperience
4th-7th October 2021 – Sydney, Australia

TFest
10th-14th October 2021 – Dubai, UAE
https://www.travel-fest.com/

DUCO France
11th-15th October 2021 – Paris, France
https://www.ducotravelsummit.com/france

ILTM China
October 2021 (tbc) – Shanghai, China
https://www.iltm.com/china/

ILTM Latin America
26th-29th October 2021 – Sao Paolo, Brazil
https://www.iltmlatinamerica.com/

November/December

The Luxury Travel Fair
4th-7th November 2021 – London, UK
https://www.luxurytravelfair.com/

Private Luxury
28th November – 1st December – Riviera Maya, Mexico
https://privateluxuryforums.com/

ILTM Cannes
6th-9th December 2021 – Cannes, France
https://www.iltm.com/cannes

Masters of LXRY
8th-13th December 2021 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
https://mastersexpo.com/

At the time of writing, BITAC® Luxury (7th-9th March 2021 – Dana Point, USA) has been postponed. Others to look out for are ILTM Africa, Miami Yacht Show, The Superyacht Show in Barcelona and Connections (dates yet to be announced).


Comments (4)

  1. Bob says:

    Many hard yards of research must have gone into collating this listing. I’ve got to admit that I didn’t even know that some of these existed. Your efforts are much appreciated.

    • Paul Johnson says:

      Thank you, Bob… that’s very kind, but actually it wasn’t too arduous task as I have my ear fairly close to the ground anyway so knew of most of them. I’m sure I have missed a few – and I know of some wehre dates are not yet finalised – but hopefully readers will notify me of any omissions or anything that needs correcting as time goes by.

      All the bset

      Paul

  2. Kamran Morrow says:

    From the looks of this list, travel is stirring up considerably and gearing up for 2021. We’re all praying that all goes well with the vaccines, and next year will be better for all businesses especially the travel and tourism industry.

  3. Zakariah Kay says:

    I agree, 2020 has been one hell of a year for all but most especially for the travel and tourism industry. Travel events such as these can really rekindle our hopes and our enthusiasm for exploring the world once more. And also get more information about how different agencies, establishments, and countries are implementing safety protocols. I’m glad to know that all is not lost yet and we can keep pushing to get back to traveling soon.

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