Launched in 2021 to support the industry’s resurgence and inspired by Jacobs Media Group brand Connections, Global Travel Marketplace demonstrates the Group’s recognition that the midmarket and leisure travel sector required a bespoke solution to support it.

Global Travel Marketplace connects international travel suppliers with midmarket buyers and is the go-to event for fast tracking business relationships. As the standout alternative to other industry trade shows, our unique approach combines 1:1 meetings, experiences and a full social programme to ensure the maximum return on investment for attendees.

All suppliers and buyers are pre-qualified by our expert team so that no time is wasted on meetings that won’t deliver. With the quality and relevance of all attendees assured, delegates are in the driving seat and curate their own schedule of 1:1 meetings with senior decision makers via our market leading event platform.

Travel is all about sensations and there is no substitute for seeing, feeling or tasting what the world has to offer. Global Travel Marketplace does just that by bringing the world to London through unique destination experiences. Attendees are encouraged to hold their meetings at the experiences so they can build memories and create long lasting, meaningful business relationships. 

Global Travel Marketplace brings together communities from across the travel sector. From destination focused associations to medical tourism, student travel and LGBTQ+, Global Travel Marketplace celebrates the diversity of the industry and brings the industry together so we can learn from one another’s perspectives. The Marketplace is also a platform for all delegates have their voice heard and collaborate as one industry through moderated workshops, insight sessions, networking lunches and dinners.

2022 in Numbers:

  • 2 days
  • 200 attendees
  • 30 countries
  • 1,200 qualified meetings
  • 20 experiences

A special edition powered by Connections Luxury was hosted in March 2022 in partnership with the Sultanate of Oman Heritage & Tourism. This two-day event welcomed luxury buyers from the GCC, Indian subcontinent and around the world to meet with leading local and international suppliers. Global Travel Marketplace Middle East saw a total of 203 attendees come together and more than 1,000 one-to-one meetings curated in the pioneering Connections Way.