If you’re able to choose when you travel, Planet Pursuits would like to take the opportunity to advise which months may be best. We know the dates for large-scale events and international conferences that are taking place around the globe. During such events it can be a struggle secure reasonable hotel rates, or there may be no availability at all.

We want to help you to plan ahead for 2017 and choose your time of travel wisely. Here are just a few dates to bear in mind, where events are expected to attract many people to the destination.

European capitals of culture 2017: Aarhus, Denmark, Pathos, Cyprus


5th 8th               CES 2017 (consumer electronics), Las Vegas

27th – 28th        World Sutainability Forum, Cape Town

28th                  Chinese New Year

31st                  DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition, San Diego


9th – 17th          New York Fashion Week

17th March 5th Geneva Motor Show

22nd 23rd           Pharma pricing and Market Access Europe, London

24th – 28th        Rio Carnival, Rio De Janeiro


8th – 12th          ITB Berlin

23rd -25th          International Convention of Psychological Science, Vienna

24th – 28th        32nd Annual EAU Congress (medical), London

29th– 31st          International congress of antibody (medical), Beijing


4th– 6th WCX17 (automotive), Detroit

24th – 27th        Arabian Travel Market, Dubai

24th – 28th        Hannover Messe (industrial technology)

Date tbc          Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai


3rd – 4th            World Manufacturing Forum, Barcelona

16th– 17th          World Procurement Congress, London

16th – 18th        IMEX 2017 (meetings), Frankfurt

22nd – Jun 11th Rolland Carros (tennis), Paris


5th – 7th            2nd World Conference on Climate Change, Milan

6th – 8th            Offshore Wind Energy, London

10th – Sept       10th     EXPO 2017 (energy), Astana, Kazakhstan

17th – July 2nd   FIFA Confederations Cup, Russia


12th -14th          26th International Financial Congress, St Petersburg, Russia

14th – 23rd        World ParaAthletics Championships, London

16th-21st           7th World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Barcelona


4th – 13th          IAFF World Championships (athletics), London

4th – 28th          Edinburgh International Festival

5th – 8th            13th International Conference for Cognitive Neuroscience, Amsterdam

13th – 17th        World Congress of Surgery, Basel


Date TBC         Milan Fashion Week

6th – 9th            10th Congress of the European Pain Federation, Copenhagen

7th – 17th          Toronto International Film Festival

20 – 22nd          MedTech China (medical technology), Shanghai


4th – 6th            EXPO Real (property), Munich

11th – 13th        Eurospine 2017 (medical), Dublin

13th – 18th        World Congress for Gastroenterology, Orlando

18th – 21st        9th World Congress of Melanoma, Brisbane


7th                    Melbourne Cup           (horserace)

12th – 18th        Agritechture (Argentina)

28th – 29th        World Tobacco Middle East, Dubai

(date TBC)       Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


1st– 3rd 4th        World Congress of Paediatric Opthalmotology and Strabismus, New Delhi

4th – 8th            International Diabetes Federation Congress 2017, Abu Dhabi

18th – 21st        PAMEX 2017 (printing), Mumbai

(date TBC)       International Jewellery Week, Dubai