Here are the top travel-related events and trade shows to look out for in 2016.
2016 World Spa & Wellness Awards.
London, England (February 28)
The most coveted award of the night is the worldwide health and wellness destination. Finalists in this category include spas in Brazil, Thailand, Indonesia, Germany, and Italy.
Berlin, Germany (March 9-13)
At the 2016 and 50th edition of ITB Berlin, a leading travel trade fair, the official partner country will be the Maldives.
Aircraft Interiors Expo
Hamburg, Germany (April 5 to 7)
About 14,000 visitors are expected to attend the 17th edition of the Aircraft Interiors Expo, where airlines, designers and suppliers showcase the latest in innovative cabin designs with the passenger experience in mind.
Future Travel Experience Europe
Amsterdam (April 25-26)
The industry event focuses on improving the travel experience from the perspective of the passenger and looks to emerging and future trends.
Farnborough International Air Show
London (July 11-17)
The trade show, which is closed to the public, runs July 11 to 15, while the public show opens July 16. In addition to exhibits and interactive activities, aviation buffs look forward to the climactic event, a five-hour air show performed by high-speed military jets.
World Spa Awards
Location TBA (September)
Winners of the World Spa Awards span categories as diverse as the best spas in airport lounges, cruise ships, desert spas, hotel spas and the world’s best spa destination.
Future Travel Experience Global
Las Vegas (September 7-9)
For their 10th anniversary edition, 650 industry players are expected to descend on the trade fair in Las Vegas. The industry event focuses on improving the travel experience from the perspective of the passenger and looks to emerging and future trends.
1st Global Conference on Wine Tourism
Kakheti, Georgia (September 7-9)
The first UN-organized conference on wine tourism is set to be held in the Kakheti, Georgia, which boasts a winemaking tradition that dates back 8,000 years. The event is to highlight the growing interest in wine travel and tourism.
World Luxury Hotel Awards and World Luxury Spa Awards
Exact date and place TBA (October)
Based on guest votes, winners of the World Luxury Hotel Awards are presented in different categories such as best luxury family hotel, boutique hotel and most romantic hotel.
Future Travel Experience Asia
Singapore (November 17-19)
More than 1,000 travel professionals are expected to attend the Asian edition of FTE.
World Ski Awards
Location TBA (October)
The best ski resorts, hotels and chalets for the coming season are given the spotlight.
World Travel Market
London (November 7 -9)
One of the leading travel trade shows of the year, the WTM attracts 50,000 industry players every year to London. Travel trends are identified, while projections are also made at the fair.
World Travel Awards
Location TBA (December)
After holding regional travel awards in North America, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, the ultimate winners of the World Travel Awards are honored at the grand finale. Details on the date and location TBA.