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
http://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
http://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!


Comments (7)

  1. Jack says:

    Many thanks for this. Let’s hope that every single one of these events actually takes place.

  2. Diana Presley says:

    My prayer for 2022:

    Please God let these events be real and not virtual.

    • Kate says:

      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.

    • Paul Johnson says:

      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.

  3. Roger says:

    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.

    • Paul Johnson says:

      ..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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