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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 https://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 https://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).

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. 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.

    1. 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


  2. 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.

    1. Hi Kamran

      Yes, fingers crossed things will get better soon. Realistically, though, I think many people in the travel industry are anticipating that it will be in 2022 that things truly start to recover.


  3. 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.

    1. Hi Zakariah… thanks for dropping by. I’m not sure yet that 2021 will be a whole lot better but, when the recovery does happen, I’m confident that the luxury sector will be amongst the first to bounce back. The sooner the better, we all hope…

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