January 8 & 9, 2025

Travel Trade Days

Meet the world! Discover the latest travel trends and network with other travel industry professionals at the Travel Trade Days! This is the time where travel professionals from all over the world come together under one roof to network, gain knowledge and get inspired. We conclude the day with an enjoyable networking reception. January 8 & 9, 2025 in Jaarbeurs Utrecht, will you join us?

The networking event in the travel industry

Explore the latest travel trends and connect with other travel industry professionals at Travel Trade Days!

New in 2025
During the second edition of Dutch Travel Week in 2025, there will be a brand new event all about the digitalization of the travel industry: Travel & Tech. This event coincides with the Vakantiebeurs Travel Trade Days, which will be expanded from one to two days next year. Put these dates in your calendar: January 8 and 9, 2025! Read more

Why you want to be here!

The travel event of the year

Vakantiebeurs is the biggest travel event of the year, known at home and abroad for more than 50 years. It serves as a platform for industry professionals, travel companies and tourists to come together and explore different travel opportunities. Vakantiebeurs is part of the Dutch Travel Week. During Dutch Travel Week, Utrecht is "the center of the world" for a week.

Expand your network

Expand your professional network, engage with the travel industry and strengthen important business relationships. These days provide opportunities for travel agents, tour operators, hoteliers, airlines and other travel-related businesses to connect, discuss collaborations and close deals.

Gather knowledge

Delve into current trends and developments, attend interesting sessions on our main stage and in theaters, and gain new knowledge and inspiration. Travel Trade Days include a series of lectures and workshops on travel trends, industry insights and best practices. Attending these sessions is an excellent way to gain knowledge, exchange ideas and network with industry experts.

International

Come to the center of the travel industry, where you will find numerous organizations and locals from different countries in one place; destinations, travel agents, airlines, hotels, tour operators and other travel-related companies from around the world. This diverse mix of exhibitors allows you, the visitor, to explore travel opportunities on a global scale.

Travel Trade Day in pictures

Curious? We captured the most enchanting moments of 2024 on camera.

Check out the photos and aftermovie

Activities

Opening Travel Trade Days

At 10:30 am, everyone is welcome to attend the official opening of Vakantiebeurs 2025! This will take place in on the main stage of the Dutch Travel Week Festival. Don't miss this festive moment, the beginning of 5 days full of inspiration!

Travel Trade Days networking reception

As usual, at the end of the day there will be the Travel Trade Day drinks are at Speys restaurant, sponsored by TravMagazine-TravelPro. End the day with your fellow pro­fes­sion­als while enjoying fun music, tasty drinks and delicious snacks starting at 5:00 pm!

Program

During Trade Days, our theaters are bursting with activities to share knowledge, trends and innovations. Expect engaging speakers like the ANVR, interesting sessions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a compelling story from Baja Bikes on how to differentiate yourself through customer satisfaction.

Meeting Lounge

In hall 11 you will find the meeting lounge where you can meet with other pro­fes­sion­als in the tourism industry. Make an appointment in advance by using the app, so you will be sure that a table is reserved for you. Your table has the name of a country within one of the continents.

Facts & Figures 2024

8.150

Travel professionals participated in Travel Trade Day 2024.

7.2

Visitors' average rating.

70%

Has (partial) decision-making authority.

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