Travel agenda: 50th Caravan Salon
Saturday 27 August 2011
The 50th Caravan Salon opens to the public after a press preview this weekend. On September 2, the World Travel Awards roll into Antalya, Turkey, for the latest stop in its journey to showcase the best of the globe's travel experiences.
50th Caravan Salon Düsseldorf
August 27 - September 4
Love them or hate them, caravans are big business in Europe and have been for years - this year, the Caravan Salon is feting its 50th anniversary. Over 160,000 visitors are expected to attend to admire a range of wares from motorhomes to tents, along with a smaller concurrent exhibition on outdoor pursuits.
World Travel Awards - Europe
The World Travel Awards caravan continues its journey around the world, this time stopping off in Antalya to showcase the cream of the travel industry in Europe. The world tour of regional ceremonies concludes with the Gala Final in Qatar this November.
The Travel Blogger Show
Las Vegas, NV, USA
With travel blogging edging in on traditional publications as a key source about destinations for the general public, the American Society of Travel Agents will be running a whole event on how and why to be a travel blogger at its annual Travel Retailing & Destination Expo.
Airline Passenger Experience Expo
Seattle, WA, USA
This industry event looks at the future of the way we will fly, with cutting-edge companies displaying the latest in products and concepts to cater for an ever-expending market. It also hosts the annual Passenger Experience Awards, voted for by flyers from around the world.
Westfield Stratford City Opens
London, United Kingdom
Westfield Stratford City is set to be Europe's largest shopping center, with 300 retail units, bars, restaurants, a cinema, a casino and Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites hotels. It's being built as part of East London's extensive redevelopment ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
World Travel Awards - Middle East
Sharm el Sheik, Egypt
Tourist heaven Sharm el Sheik was virtually untouched by Egypt's revolution earlier this year and the World Travel Awards' regional ceremony here is likely to highlight its position as one of the Middle East's most high-profile destinations. However, expect regional competitors to also be lauded in this ceremony, arguably the most prestigious of the year.
TFWA World Exhibition
This is one of the year's best opportunities to learn what's going to be hot in duty-free retail over the next year, as the bigwigs of the industry gather on the French south coast. With the political map changing faster than ever and the rise of the Asian consumer, executives will be investigating where duty-free retail fits in this new world.
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