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22+ luxury travel events to attend in 2022

2021 has been another long and difficult year for the travel industry. If you turn the clock back to the start of the year, I don’t think it would be unreasonable to assume that travel would have made a significant recovery by the Summer, what with the roll-out of vaccines, and so on. However, all that took – and is still taking – time, and the new omicron variant of the virus has unfortunately meant that COVID-19 has continued to disrupt our daily lives. All that said, I think there is a lot of optimism for 2022. And this is borne out by the many industry events that are scheduled to take place in the year ahead. Here are more than 22 luxury travel events to look forward to in 2022 (in fact, there’s more like double that number!). 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 Emotions Buenos Aires 13th-16th February 2022 – Buenos Aires, Argentina https://www.emotionstravelcommunity.com/buenosaires/ Miami International Yacht Show 16th-20th February 2022 – Miami, Florida, USA https://www.miamiboatshow.com/ March/April BITAC® Luxury 2022 6th-8th March 2022 – Nassau, Bahamas https://www.bitac.net/Event/Luxury/2022 ALTS (Access Luxury Travel Show) 15th/16th March 2022 – Prague, Czech Republic https://luxurytravel-show.com/ Pure Luxury 17th March 2022 – Moscow, Russia https://pure-luxury.ru/en Further East 21st-24th March 2022 – Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia https://www.furthereast.co/ DUCO Italy 21st-25th March 2022 – Florence, Italy https://www.ducotravelsummit.com/italy Global Travel Week 27th-30th March 2022 – Muscat, Oman https://globaltravelweek.com/ The Meetings Arabia & Luxury Travel Congress (MALT) 28th-29th March 2022 – Dubai, UAE https://www.maltcongress.com/ The Essence of Luxury Travel Show 28th March to 1st April 2022 – Marbella, Spain https://www.essenceofluxury.com/ COTTM (China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market) Luxury 2022 29th-31st March 2022 – Beijing, China https://www.cottm.com/luxury-travel-showcase Qatar Business & Luxury Travel (QBLT) Congress 31st March 2022 – Doha, Qatar https://maltcongress.com/QBLT/ Private Luxury 10th-13th April 2022 – Bodrum, Turkey https://privateluxuryforums.com/ ILTM Africa 11th-13th April 2022 – Cape Town, South Africa https://www.iltm.com/africa/ Palma Superyacht Show 28th April to 1st May 2022 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain https://www.palmasuperyachtshow.com/ May/June ILTM Latin America 3rd-6th May 2022 – Sao Paolo, Brazil https://www.iltmlatinamerica.com/ ILTM Arabia 9th-10th May 2022 – Dubai, UAE https://www.iltm.com/arabia/ The Elite London 13th-14th May 2022 – Buckinghamshire, UK https://www.theeliteevents.com/london/ We Are Africa 17th-20th May 2022 – Cape Town, South Africa https://www.weareafricatravel.com/ Emotions Sevilla 22nd-25th May 2022 – Seville, Spain https://www.emotionstravelcommunity.com/sevilla/ Kingdom Business & Luxury Travel (KBLT) Congress June 2022 (tbc) – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia https://kbltcongress.com/ LE/ Miami 13th-16th June 2022 – South Beach Miami, Florida, USA https://lemiami.com/ ILTM Asia Pacific 20th-23rd June 2022 – Singapore https://www.iltm.com/asia-pacific/ July/August Luxury Travel Advisor’s Ultra Summit 24th-26th July 2022 – Manalapan, Florida, USA https://www.ltaultrasummit.com/ MICE India & Luxury Travel (MILT) Congress 13th-14th July 2022 – Mumbai, India https://www.miltcongress.com/ Private Luxury 28th-31st August 2022 – Nassau, Bahamas https://privateluxuryforums.com/ September/October PURE Life Experiences 11th-14th September 2022 – Marrakech, Morocco https://purelifeexperiences.com/ ILTM North America 19th-22nd September 2022 – Riviera Maya, Mexico https://www.iltm.com/northamerica/ Monaco Yacht Show 28th September to 1st October 2022 – Monaco https://www.monacoyachtshow.com/ The Elite New York 23rd-24th September 2022 – New Jersey, USA https://www.theeliteevents.com/new-york/ Luxperience Usually in October but no date announced yet – Sydney, Australia https://luxperience.com.au/ TFest Usually in October but no date announced yet – Dubai, UAE https://www.travel-fest.com/ OTDYKH Luxury 13th-15th October 2022 https://www.tourismexpo.ru/ DUCO France 10th-14th October 2022 – Paris, France https://www.ducotravelsummit.com/france November/December The Luxury Travel Fair Usually in early November but dates yet to be confirmed – London, UK https://www.luxurytravelfair.com/ ILTM Cannes Usually in early December but dates yet to be confirmed – Cannes, France https://www.iltm.com/cannes INSPIRE Usually in early December but dates yet to be confirmed – USA https://www.inspirehotelconference.com/ Masters of LXRY Last year in mid December but dates yet to be confirmed – Amsterdam, Netherlands https://mastersexpo.com/ We hope this is a useful list. Obviously, do check with the respective websites for the latest details and to check whether each event is still going ahead. Other events to look out for in case they resume are The Superyacht Show in Barcelona and Connections (dates yet to be announced). Know of any others? Leave a comment below or let me know via our contact page – thank you!

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. With my glass half-full I’m beginning to cautiously hope that 2022 will be the year when travel starts to return to normal. As evidence appears it seems that as long as you are fully vaccinated the Omicron variant isn’t really that bad.

    2. I think the immediate short term problem with omicron will be whether services can continue with depleted staff numbers. If the NHS, for example, can’t function because of so many staff isolating, then something will have to be done, whether it be further restrictions, shortening the isolation period, or something else.

  1. This is an extensive list which shows how important tourism is to the global economy. The fact that you could probably have doubled the number of entries demonstrates tourism’s significance even further.

    1. ..and bear in mind that these are events that have a luxury travel focus. There are many other (many much larger) events for tourism as a whole (eg. ITB, World Travel Market, etc.)

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