This weekend sees the best of the travel industry honored at the World Travel Awards, the culmination of five heats from the Americas, Asia and Australasia, Africa and the Indian Ocean, Europe and the Middle East. Then it's looking ahead to Airshow China, a display expected to showcase the best of China's rapidly developing aviation industry.
World Travel Awards Grand Final Ceremony
The Grand Final of the World Travel Awards marks the culmination of five regional galas that have seen a selection of winners crowned from around the world. The event highlights excellence in the worldwide travel and tourism industry and as such, celebrates some of the outstanding achievements of key organizations and individuals.
Airshow China 2010
The only international aerospace trade show in China that is endorsed by the Chinese central government, Airshow China showcases both Chinese and foreign aircraft and technology. Entertainment comes courtesy of the Pakistan Air Force and Chinese Air Force, both slated to wow the crowds with aerobatic performances.
World Green Tourism Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
The first event in the region dedicated to sustainable tourism, World Green Tourism Abu Dhabi is expected to bring together the region's tourism officials, leading environmentalists and hoteliers to discuss how to make the Middle East a greener place to visit.
Allure of the Seas Maiden Voyage
Port Everglades, FL, USA
Allure of the Seas is the sister ship of Oasis of the Seas, the world's largest cruise liner, and is reportedly slightly larger still, meaning that she will take the title on her launch. She will span 16 decks, encompass 225,282 gross registered tons, carry 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and feature 2,700 staterooms and 24 restaurants on board.
Nautic is one of Europe's main boat shows and this year organizers are going all out for the 50th anniversary. Over 235,000 visitors are expected at Paris's Porte de Versailles to see new unveilings from French and international manufacturers and special exhibitions such as cooking at sea and regional showcases.
Travel Week 2010
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Travel Week sees a series of events organised for industry insiders and members of the public, although the largest event by far is the Luxury Travel Expo held at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort. Expect to see the latest marketplace trends and what's new for 2011 at this, the twelfth iteration of the event.