After a long period of lockdowns and limitations, our team is excited for the DMO & destination events & conferences in 2022! In this article, we take a trip through our itinerary for the year. Learn about the main events calendar for DMOs and tourism organisations; where they are and when they are. We hope you can join us!
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Our itinerary of DMO & destination events & conferences in 2022
The following is a list of major DMOs & destinations events & conferences in 2022 that the Transparent team will be attending.
You can click on each event to jump to more specific information such as when the conference will be held, and where. You will also find links to the organisers’ pages to learn more or book tickets and sponsorship if an event if of interest to you.
Information about DMO & destination events & conferences in 2022
Below we give information on each of the DMO events we plan to attend in 2022:
ITB Berlin – March 17th – Virtual
ITB describe themselves as ‘The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show’. Their virtual show was March 8th-10th, but there is also an ITB Digital Business Day this year, on March 17th. You can visit their website https://www.itb.com/en/itb-kongress/ for more info.
ECM – March 30th-April 2nd – Hamburg
ECM International Conference & General Assembly 2022 is based in Hamburg, and time for a new beginning for urban tourism after two turbulent years of lockdowns and uncertainty. If anything, the pandemic has shown that there is need to reconnect travel and tourism to the needs and wishes of local habitats, but also to the big global agendas where tourism holds potential to make a positive difference. Check it out here.
WTM Africa – April 4-5th – Virtual / April 11-13th – Cape Town
WTM is described as an opportunity ‘to simultaneously Generate sales leads – Launch new products – Enter new markets – Raise brand awareness – Size up your competition – Conduct market research – Command press attention and Develop and maintain relationships.’ They offer a virtual conference and a physical one: get involved at: https://www.wtm.com/africa/en-gb.html
ATM – May 9-12th – Dubai/May 17-18th – Virtual
Arabian Travel Market is the market leading, international travel and tourism event unlocking business potential within the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. Learn more at https://www.wtm.com/atm/en-gb.html
Lata Expo – June 13-15th – London
LATA Expo is an exciting B2B Travel event bringing together key suppliers from Latin America with buyers from the UK and Europe. Their website, https://lataexpo.travel/ has more information.
Destination International – July 19th-21st – Toronto
‘Destination leaders must look for solutions for a post-pandemic recovery by rolling up their sleeves and coming together with stakeholders to cultivate an innovative approach to and solutions that will advance the good work they do on behalf of the communities they serve.’ Destination International brings:
- An opportunity to connect peers and thought leaders from inside and outside the industry.
- An integrated approach to learning regardless of your budget size or discipline focus.
- Relationship-based exchanges among industry providers and destination organizations.
- Diversity of thought by assembling the best minds in local insight and global expertise.
Learn more on their site: https://destinationsinternational.org/2022-annual-convention
IFTM – September 20th-22nd – Paris
IFTM Top Resa is the multi-target trade fair for tourism and travel, which covers all types of travel. With 200 destinations and 34,000 tourism professionals, it’s a big one! Come and meet us there: https://www.iftm.fr/fr-fr.html
Caribbean Travel Market Place – October 3rd-5th – Puerto Rico
This conference is the main event for Caribbean-based tourism, with 28 countries bringing their DMO contingents. Learn more about the scope and attendance with Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association here: https://chtamarketplace.com/
WTM – November 7-9th – London
‘At WTM London, we apply our experience as the world leader to bring travel professionals together from around the world to engage in powerful networking opportunities, learn expert insights from the world’s brightest minds and so much more.’ We look forward to seeing you there: https://www.wtm.com/london/en-gb.html
Come and join us at DMO & destination events & conferences in 2022
You can learn more about our vacation rental supply, demand and guest data insights, on our website – click here. We’d love for you to come and meet us at any of the conferences or tradeshows we will attend this year.
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