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FITUR is back again, the International Tourism Trade Fair focusing on Ibero-American markets and celebrating its 35th annual meeting in Madrid, from January 28 to February 1.

It’s a massive place, housing more than 9,000 exhibitors, ranging from large and well-established companies to budding enterprises, trying their luck on how to successfully transform their beloved leisure commodity into a thriving business.

The 18th Ibero-American Conference of Tourism Ministers and Businessmen will be prior to the trade show but on opening day, all will rush to have a glimpse of Royalty, the day ending with the ceremony and gala dinner for the 11th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism.

Regions from 165 countries will be represented and over 7,000 reporters and journalists from 60 countries will be describing them to the world, enticing future travellers to discover new routes or re-visit revamped well-trodden tourism circuits. 

Sustainable consumption and production patterns in the hospitality business will be the order of the day, with discussions on how the sector can accelerate this shift, essential to the reconversion of the hotel sector as part of economic and local revitalization.

As the week unfolds, ways in which the traveller can quantify what makes a sustainable destination will be summed up to all partners involved, and networking might prove again to be the best engine to propagate and share success stories. 

Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts will introduce their project on Ecological Hotels around the world – “Think Planet” – and share its management and innovation practices, guarantor of the Group’s steadily advance towards sustainability.

Through the doors will come over 120,000 trade visitors and at the end, up to 100,000 people from the general public will joined them too.

All to enjoy the delights of the many and varied activities laid on for them, and the special gifts distributed by the stands to mark their presence at the event.

A great place to visit and also to meet the Five-Leaf System team! See you there!


Five-Leaf System - FITUR 2015 _Jan-Feb2015 - Spain

Image source: www.ifema.es

By Silvia Pelham


Travel and Tourism Trade Fairs

These are ideal places to network and everyone should start the year taking time travelling to work!

These are a few places you can choose to go in January…..

If you happen to be in Europe from Thursday to Sunday – 16 to 19 – you can choose Switzerland and visit BERNEXPO (with Tunisia to be guest country)

Five-Leaf System - Messeplatz Bern - BERNEXPO - Switzerland 2014

Image source: www.ferienmesse.ch

or you can go for Austria, taking a look at Ferien Messe Wien – leading public access tourism trade fair, which also allows you entry to the Vienna Autoshow and to Cook & Look .

Five-Leaf System - FERIEN MESSE WIEN - Austria 2014

Image source: www.ferien-messe.at

If you miss this you can always return to that part of the world at the end of the month and visit Geneve for PALEXPO from the 24-26.

Five-Leaf System - Palexpo - Geneve - Switzerland 2014

Image source: www.palexpo.ch

If you prefer to travel south to Madrid from 22 to 26, there is the 34th FITUR International Tourism Fair and FITUR GREEN, proposing comprehensive strategies for sustainable tourism destinations as well as INVESTOUR, the V Tourism investment and Business Forum for Africa.

Five-Leaf System - FITUR - Madrid 2014

Image source: www.ifema.es/fitur_06

FITUR last year had nearly 10,000 exhibitors from 167 countries and had over 100,000 trade visitors. This shows the upward trend in the business and it continues to be the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound Ibero American markets.

If you want to go to the States you can choose between Chicago at the beginning of the month (11-12) for the Travel and Adventure Show for informative seminars and hand-on adventure activities

Five-Leaf System - Chicago Travel and Adventure Show - USA 2014

Image source: www.adventureexpo.com

or travel west to California (17-19) and try the Los Angeles Times Travel Show, bringing you everything from safari adventures to scuba diving, wind surfing to wine tours and archaeological excursions to luxury goods and services or pop over to the Travel and Adventure Show in San Francisco (25-26).

Five-Leaf System - LA Travel Show - USA 2014

Image source: http://www.events.latimes.com/travelshow

And if you feel like travelling afar try the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), where Asian hospitality and cultural diversity reign. The forum will be held this year in Sarawak, Malaysia from the 16th to 23rd.

Five-Leaf System - ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) - Malaysia 2014

Image source: www.atf-malaysia.com

If you want to go over to February, try Earls Court in London, 4-5 February, for the 20th anniversary of the London Business Travel Show, gathering over 6,000 travel professionals this year.

Five-Leaf System - Business Travel Show - London - February 2014

Image source: www.businesstravelshow.com

You can also pop over to Italy 13-15 February for BIT.

It is the reference point for the international travel industry in Milan for trade professionals in the tourism sector.

This year Bit has reserved 3 full days of exclusive business, with direct access for trade operators, leaving the last day of the exhibition to the mixed target, trade and consumer.

Five-Leaf System - BIT - Milan - Feb 2014

Image source: http://www.bit.fieramilano.it

Or go to Bavaria mid-Feb – 19-23 – try Munich for the Fair for Leisure and Travel.

f.re.e is the new name for the popular fair C-B-R Leisure and Travel catering for 110,000 visitors with 1,100 exhibitors from over 60 countries.

Five-Leaf System_f_re_e_Munich_Germany_Feb2014

Image source: www.free-muenchen.de

For the end of the month of February get to know all there is to know about controlling lighting in your premises by going to London and visiting Smart Lighting Controls Europe 2014.

Five-Leaf System - Smart Lighting Controls Europe - London - February 2014

Image source: www.smartlightingconference.com

Think GREEN when you travel in 2014 and choose our Five-Leaf System members to organize your trips, to guide you or to find you a sustainable place to stay!


Image source: www.fiveleafsystem.com

By Silvia Pelham

La Joya del Valle de Ricote

La Joya del Valle de Ricote, in the heart of Murcia in Spain, is an example worthy of mention in our LeafLetter. Shortlisted by the region as a tourist accommodation wishing to provide its guests with a peaceful respite amidst unspoilt nature, it was also invited to speak at FITUR 2012 to explain its environmental policy – it was awarded three-leaves when it entered the Five-Leaf System and will certainly progress to four-leaves in the near future!