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…




The Meetings Arabia & Luxury Travel Congress (MALT)
1st-2nd March 2021 – Dubai, UAE

Qatar Business & Luxury Travel (QBLT) Congress
4th March 2021 – Doha, Qatar

DUCO Italy
15th-19th March 2021 – Florence, Italy

Luxury Travel Advisor’s Ultra Summit
6th-8th April 2021 – San Antonio, Texas, USA

Emotions Buenos Aires
11-14th April 2021 – Buenos Aires, Argentina

COTTM (China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market) Luxury 2021
12th-14th Aprpil – Beijing, China

The Essence of Luxury Travel Show
19th-23rd April 2021 – Marbella, Spain

Palma Superyacht Show
30th April to 3rd May 2021 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain


The Elite London
14th-15th May 2021 – Buckinghamshire, UK

ILTM Arabia
17th-18th May 2021 – Dubai, UAE

Emotions Sevilla
23rd-26th May 2021 – Seville, Spain


ILTM Asia Pacific
26th-29th July 2021 – Singapore

MICE India & Luxury Travel (MILT) Congress
28th-29th July 2021 – Mumbai, India
4th-5th August 2021 – Bengaluru, India


Kingdom Business & Luxury Travel (KBLT) Congress
September 2021 (tbc) – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

PURE Life Experiences
6th-9th September 2021 – Marrakech, Morocco

7th-9th September 2021

ILTM North America
20th-23rd September 2021 – Riviera Maya, Mexico

Monaco Yacht Show
22nd-25th September 2021 – Monaco

The Elite New York
24th-25th September 2021 – New Jersey, USA

4th-7th October 2021 – Sydney, Australia

10th-14th October 2021 – Dubai, UAE

DUCO France
11th-15th October 2021 – Paris, France

ILTM China
October 2021 (tbc) – Shanghai, China

ILTM Latin America
26th-29th October 2021 – Sao Paolo, Brazil


The Luxury Travel Fair
4th-7th November 2021 – London, UK

Private Luxury
28th November – 1st December – Riviera Maya, Mexico

ILTM Cannes
6th-9th December 2021 – Cannes, France

Masters of LXRY
8th-13th December 2021 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

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 (6)

  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


  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.

    • Paul Johnson says:

      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. 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.

    • Paul Johnson says:

      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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