For glamping and short term property owners looking to stay ahead of industry trends, enhance their business, and network with peers, 2024 is packed with must-attend events. Here’s an overview of some key events tailored specifically for the glamping and short term hospitality industry, with links to their homepages for more detailed information.

USA Events

VRMA Spring Forum, April 15-16, New Orleans, LA, USA

The VRMA Spring Forum, taking place in New Orleans, offers a focused platform for vacation rental professionals to engage in educational sessions and networking opportunities designed to address current challenges and trends in the industry. This event is perfect for those looking to gain actionable insights, connect with peers, and explore the latest in operational best practices and innovative technologies. Who typically attends: Property managers, vacation rental owners, industry vendors, and service providers.

VRMA Executive Summit, May 29 – 31, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

The VRMA Executive Summit is tailored for senior-level executives in the vacation rental industry, providing a more intimate setting for in-depth discussions on leadership, strategic planning, and market growth. This exclusive event focuses on high-level content and premier networking opportunities to foster partnerships and collaborative efforts. Who typically attends: C-level executives, senior managers, and decision-makers in the vacation rental industry.

Global Glamporium, June 21-23, 2024, Montana, USA

Set against the scenic backdrop of the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge in Montana, the Global Glamporium event is a collaborative effort to explore the intersection of luxury and sustainability within the glamping industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in insightful discussions, connect with industry pioneers, and discover the latest trends in glamping innovations and sustainability practices. This event is an invaluable gathering for those interested in enhancing the luxury and environmental stewardship of their outdoor accommodations. Who typically attends: Entrepreneurs, environmentalists, luxury outdoor accommodation providers, and anyone interested in the sustainable development of the glamping sector.

IMN Short Term Rental Summer Forum, June 24-25, Austin, TX, US

Organized by the Information Management Network, the Short Term Rental Summer Forum in Austin is a key gathering for stakeholders in the short-term rental market. This event addresses investment strategies, operational challenges, regulatory issues, and market opportunities, making it a must-attend for investors, property managers, and industry analysts looking to capitalize on the growth of the short-term rental sector. Who typically attends: Investors, property managers, developers, and industry analysts in the short-term rental market.

International Events

Short Stay Summit, April 24, 2024, London, UK

The Short Stay Summit in London is a premier event for the short-term rental industry, bringing together property managers, technology providers, and stakeholders for a day of learning, networking, and exploring the latest industry trends. This summit offers a unique opportunity to connect with leaders in the field, discover innovative solutions, and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the short-term rental market today. Who typically attends: Property managers, technology service providers, industry stakeholders, and professionals in the short-term rental sector.

VITUR Summit, May 8 – 9, 2024, Malaga, Spain

The VITUR Summit is a key event for vacation rental professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and business practices. Held in the beautiful city of Malaga, Spain, this two-day summit focuses on innovation, technology, and networking within the vacation rentals industry. Attendees can expect insightful discussions, expert-led workshops, and ample opportunities to network with peers from across Europe and beyond. Who typically attends: Vacation rental owners, managers, technology providers, and industry experts interested in the latest trends and innovations in vacation rentals.

The Short Stay Week, May 14 – 16, 2024, Barcelona, Spain

Set in the vibrant city of Barcelona, The Short Stay Week is an extensive event dedicated to the short-term rental industry. Spanning three days, it offers attendees a rich program featuring industry leaders, innovative startups, and a wide range of sessions covering marketing, operations, technology, and legal aspects of running a short-term rental business. This event is ideal for those looking to deepen their industry knowledge and expand their network in one of Europe’s leading vacation rental markets. Who typically attends: Short-term rental operators, service providers, marketing and technology vendors, legal experts, and industry thought leaders.

Book Direct Show 2024, May 16, 2024, Barcelona, Spain

Coinciding with The Short Stay Week, the Book Direct Show focuses on strategies and technologies enabling vacation rental owners and managers to increase direct bookings. This one-day event is packed with actionable insights, featuring presentations from leading industry professionals who share their success stories and tactics for reducing reliance on large booking platforms. Attendees will learn about the latest tools and strategies to enhance their direct booking channels, improve guest experience, and maximize revenue. Who typically attends Vacation rental owners and managers, marketing professionals, and anyone interested in increasing their property’s direct bookings and online presence.

Eco Resort Network, May 18-22, 2024, Turtle Bay, Mauritius

The Eco Resort Network event offers a collaborative platform for professionals within the eco-resort and glamping sectors to exchange ideas, experiences, and best practices. Set in the picturesque location of Turtle Bay, Mauritius, the event spans over three days, including a two-day conference followed by an additional day dedicated to networking. Participants can expect to delve into sustainable practices, innovative eco-tourism strategies, and discuss the evolving landscape of luxury outdoor accommodations. Who typically attends: Professionals in the eco-resort sector, glamping site owners, sustainability advocates, and individuals passionate about eco-friendly accommodations.

ExpoRV Urban CDMX 2024, June 28, Mexico City, Mexico

ExpoRV Urban CDMX is a unique event focusing on the RV (recreational vehicle) and outdoor accommodation market in Mexico City. This expo provides a platform for exhibitors to showcase the latest in RVs, related equipment, and outdoor hospitality solutions. Attendees include industry professionals, enthusiasts, and consumers interested in RV travel and outdoor lifestyle options. Who typically attends: RV industry professionals, manufacturers, dealers, outdoor hospitality entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts.

The Glamping Show Europe 2024, September 19-21, 2024, NAEC Stoneleigh, UK

The Glamping Show Europe 2024 is the UK’s premier event dedicated to the glamping industry, showcasing a wide range of products and services designed for outdoor hospitality. Located at the NAEC Stoneleigh, this event features over 100 exhibitors, an expert-led seminar program, and opportunities for free admission, making it an essential destination for anyone seeking to stay abreast of the latest industry trends, technologies, and innovations. Who typically attends: Glamping business owners, product suppliers, service providers, and industry experts focused on the growth and development of the outdoor and alternative hospitality sectors.

The Glamping Show Americas 2024, October 1-2, 2024, Aurora, Colorado, USA

As the United States’ exclusive trade show devoted to the glamping industry, The Glamping Show Americas 2024 offers a comprehensive overview of products, services, and educational resources needed to start or expand an outdoor hospitality business. Held at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds in Aurora, Colorado, this event includes interactive educational workshops, ample networking opportunities, and a broad range of exhibitors, serving as a pivotal platform for industry professionals in the Americas to explore the market’s latest trends and opportunities. Who typically attends: Glamping and outdoor hospitality industry professionals, including business owners, product developers, and stakeholders interested in the evolving glamping market in the Americas.

Vacation Rental World Summit 2024, October 3-4, Porto, Portugal

The Vacation Rental World Summit is an esteemed event that aims to bring together industry professionals from around the globe to share insights, best practices, and innovative strategies in the vacation rental industry. Held in the picturesque city of Porto, Portugal, this summit offers a unique opportunity for vacation rental owners, managers, and service providers to network, learn from successful entrepreneurs, and discover new tools to enhance their businesses. Who typically attends: Vacation rental owners, managers, service providers, and industry innovators.

VRMA International Conference 2024, October 14 – 17, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

The VRMA International Conference is one of the largest global gatherings for the vacation rental industry, offering a comprehensive program of educational sessions, networking events, and an extensive expo hall. This annual conference covers a broad range of topics, including marketing strategies, operational efficiency, technology advancements, and legislative updates. Who typically attends: Vacation rental professionals from all levels and sectors, including property managers, owners, suppliers, and industry leaders.