The Travel Congress is the independent knowledge event for the professional travel industry, focusing on exchanging and gathering knowledge, inspiration and networking.

The Travel Congress is organised by Jaarbeurs, and is a joint initiative of Vakantiebeurs and ANVR. The theme and programme have been developed in collaboration and consultation with our Expert Group.


Karin Lodewijks

Brand manager Vakantiebeurs, Jaarbeurs

“What makes The Travel Congress unique and attractive is that we, as knowledge and inspiration partner for the travel industry, offer a balanced mix of in-depth and networking opportunities for a broad group of travel professionals, whatever their discipline or management position.”

Gerben Hardeman

Travel Tomorrow: Technology, Customer Experience, Sustainability, ANVR

“The Travel Congress 2020 is the starting point of your journey towards making your business future-proof. With the knowledge, inspiration & networks gathered here, you are ready to anticipate the wishes of tomorrow’s consumer!”

Isabel Mosk

Strategist in the world of tourism & destination marketing, Sherpa’s Stories

“The Travel Congress is the ultimate travel congress in the Netherlands, attended by parties from all over the travel industry, who come here to discuss the present and the future of travel.”

Lobke Elbers

Industry Specialist digitalization and technology in travel, tourism & hospitality

‘’Travel Congress is the one stop update and travel conference at the start of the year to discuss the influence of society, technology and behavior on the future of travel. The changing traveler is where it all starts.’’

Maaike van der Windt

Directeur / Head of Aviation Marketing, Cargo and Customer Experience, Amsterdam Schiphol

“The Travel Congress is an interesting event for me, as it allows me to brainstorm with colleagues from the industry on how we can offer travellers the best and most sustainable travel experience in the future.”

Maureen van Houten

Contentmanager, Jaarbeurs

“Added value for now and in the future, that is my goal as far as the content for the Travel Congress is concerned. Inspiration, wonderment, lessons and practical tools that you can apply tomorrow within your own field of work.”

Arjan Kers

Managing Director, TUI

Judith Eyck


Saskia Griep

Managing Director, Better Places

Kees van der Most

Director, Trends & Tourism

Bastiaan Govers

Head of Sales, Marketing & E-commerce, Sawadee Reizen

Heike Luiten

Director, NS International