This year is almost drawing to a close and the new year 2016 promises to be an equally exciting one for the entire travel industry. But before you start brainstorming for next year’s marketing plans, do check-out some very interesting events set to take place in the final half of 2015. Some of these events will attract thousands of attendees from across the globe. There are summits around travel technology, hotel tech, travel blogging, hospitality marketing and much more.
Most of them require pre-registration and in some-cases don’t be surprised if slots are already sold-out by now.
So let’s get started with our list of must follow travel industry events before you bid adieu to 2015:
1. #SoMeT15US (Social Media Tourism Symposium) – October 14-15 2015, New Orleans – US
Taking place in the west, Social Media Tourism Symposium, also known as SoMeT, is a conglemeration of destination marketers & destination brands where ideas for the future of travel industry are shared & discussed. Each year, the conference takes place in Europe, Australia and U.S. Also read: 5 Tweets from #SoMeT15AU that caught our attention.
Why attend? For the love of Social Media. For latest updates, follow the #SoMeT15US hashtag stream on Twitter.
2. TBEX Asia’ 15 (Travel Blog Exchange) – October 15-17 2015, Bangkok – Thailand
Yesterday, we had carried a story about TBEX, the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, social influencers and industry professionals. Later this week, TBEX Asia 2015 will take place at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre in Bangkok. The event is a must attend for everyone into marketing & communications industry. It presents a fantastic opportunity to listen to expert travel bloggers across the globe, network & explore possibilities. Read more here.
Why attend? For the love of Travel Blogging. Follow the #TBEXAsia hashtag stream on Twitter for latest updates.
3. TravelRave 2015 (Asia’s Premier Travel & Tourism Week) – October 19-23 2015, Singapore
In the second-half of October, the action shifts to Singapore for TravelRave2015. If you have been reading our coverage of Web in Travel and Hotel Technology Conference, you can imagine that’s it going to be a really crazy week in Singapore. Infact, TravelRave has much more to offer. You can also participate in ITB Asia, happening at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
Why attend? With so many events happening inside a week, you know the reason to attend this event. Highlight: Watch out for our live coverage & updates from TravelRave 2015.
4. WTM London (World Travel Market) – November 2-5 2015, London – Great Britain
Come November and all eyes will be glued towards London, as the World Travel Market gets underway in the first week. With a gathering of over 50,000+ attendees and 186 countries WTM presents the right kind of opportunity to show case your company’s products & services.
Special Attraction: For all travel marketers, the Travel Tech Show at WTM, promises to be one of the most exciting events.
5. Digital Travel Exchange Asia – November 16-18 2015, Bangkok – Thailand
Bangkok will come to centre-stage once again in November, when it plays host to Digital Travel Exchange Asia. The 3 day event will have a combination of hotel and travel marketers for Digi.travel Thailand Conference & Expo, HSMAI’s Digital Marketing Conference and the 3rd Annual DIA Awards Asia.
Why attend? With tailored programs for Asia pacific travel industry & hotel marketers, this program is a must attend for anyone in the APAC region.
Highlight: TravHQ is the media partner for this event.
6. The PhocusWright Conference, November 16-19 2015, Florida, USA
PhocusWright, a leading research powerhouse in travel industry will bring a 4 day world-class conference having an impressive line-up of speakers, cutting-edge workshops and endless networking possibilities. The event will also present attendees, an opportunity to discover the new wave of travel industry innovations.
So this completes our line-up of some amazing events in the remainder of 2015. We do hope you will find this list useful and will be attending some of these events in person. If you do know any events that we may have missed, please share them with us.