Galaxy Macau, a new super-resort for the city known as the 'Las Vegas of the east' opens May 15, bringing a new level of glamor to Macau. After that, it's all eyes on the real Las Vegas, which will host the big names of the travel industry for a two-day summit from May 17.

Galaxy Macau Opens
May 15

A new super-resort for Macau opens, bringing three new hotels and a huge casino to the state already known as the Las Vegas of the east. Look out for the development's unique 52,000-square-meter Grand Resort Deck, where a 350-ton white sand beach surrounds  the 4,000-square-meter Skytop Wave Pool.

WTTC Global Travel & Tourism Summit

May 17-19
Las Vegas, NV, USA

The movers and the shakers of the travel world come together once again in America's 'Sin City' for a three-day conference looking at market trends and insight from the CEOs of the world's 100 largest tourism companies. The focus, predictably, is on the future of middle class travel from developing countries.


Luxtofair 2011
May 20-22
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Targeted at a luxury travel market which is on the rise again following the recession, the Lifestyle & Luxury Tourism Fair 2011 styles itself the first high-end event in its part of the world. Everything from luxury golf vacations to yachts will be on offer at the event, which also includes workshops and stage performances.



International Pow Wow
May 21-25
San Francisco, CA, USA

The US Travel Association's annual bash comes to California this year, with travel buyers, executives and journalists coming together to take stock of the industry and highlight the best of US travel to visitors from over 70 countries.

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Connected Traveler Technology Showcase
May 23
San Francisco, CA, USA

The inside of our vehicles are set to change beyond recognition in the comng years and automakers leverage new technology to bring drivers closer to the digital world - this Silicon Valley event highlights some of the latest technology, from GPS to smartphones to augmented reality.

Yotel NYC Opens
June 1
New York

Pod hotel chain Yotel opens its first outpost in the US June 1, with opening rates at $149 and a location just steps from Times Square. The property offers 669 small-but-stylish cabins, along with an outdoor terrace.

67th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit
June 5-7

The annual meetup of the aviation industry may not sound like the most thrilling place to be, but it's the source of important industry trends and announcements on everything from security to fuel surcharges, all of which affect the way that we fly.