Weekly travel agenda: Travel Technology Europe, Aero India
Friday 04 February 2011
As airlines face off with online travel agents over booking technology, the timing of next week's Travel Technology Europe conference seems more appropriate than ever. Later in the week, Aero India returns to thrill crowds with daring displays above the Indian city of Bengaluru.
Travel Technology Europe Conference
Big names from the online travel world are set to come together at this annual conference to discuss the rapidlyevolving relationship between travel and technology. Speakers from Amadeus, Yahoo and Google are all set to address the conference, the largest of its kind in Europe.
8th Aero India (2011)
Aero India is the largest aviation show in Asia and returns in 2011 with more space and more exhibits planned. In 2009, flight shows were held twice daily and featured aircraft from India and around the world. The public days will be February 12 and 13.
W London opens
London, United Kingdom
The new W London is set to open in Leicester Square in the heart of London on Valentine's Day, introducing the much-admired W Hotels brand to the UK for the first time. The hotel offers a shopping center, lounge, two restaurants, a screening room and a spa.
10th South Beach Wine & Food Festival
February 24 - 27
Miami, Florida, USA
This year will be the tenth anniversary of the Food Network's South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which has grown exponentially since its launch. Over 50,000 people are likely to head to the event for four days showcasing some of the top culinary talent from around the world, in aid of Florida International University.
8th New York Times Travel Show
New York, USA
The New York Times travel show is a major event for both the trade and the general public, with over 500 exhibitors representing over 150 nations packed into New York's Jacob K Javits Convention Center. Conferences on the Caribbean, Africa and cruise vacations will be held on the first (industry-only) day before the exhibition opens to the public February 26.
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