International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) 2017 attracts over 1500 elite brands
The ILTM Portfolio returns to Cannes, 4 – 7 December after a busy year, with ILTM Japan in Tokyo, 27 February – 1 March; ILTM Africa in Cape Town, 21 – 23 April, Travelweek Sao Paulo by ILTM in Brazil, 25 – 28 April, ILTM Asia in Shanghai, 5 – 8 June and ILTM Americas in Mexico, 25 – 28 September.
The business side of ILTM takes place from 5 – 8 December when over 1,500 luxury travel brands (from established hotel brands and resorts to private islands, gastronomic experiences, cruises, spa and safaris) meet with a similar number of luxury travel planners, designers and agents in over 60,000 one-to-one, pre-scheduled, mutually matched business appointments.
ILTM provides the perfect opportunity to meet with the most spectacular luxury experiences from across the world. There is a high demand for places and the organisers only accept buyers that place regular outbound business and those that service a current client base of high net worth individuals.
Selected buyers receive a diary of appointments; access to the ILTM Global Forum and tickets to the ILTM Official Party; invitations to a host of after-hours networking events; opportunities to attend pre- and post Fam Tours; up to 4 nights’ luxury accommodation, plus transfers (subject to availability).
Buyers in attendance meet with the “best of the best” in the industry, combining a blend of luxury products and experiences – from cruise and culture, to exhilarating and experiential adventurists, to boutique and global networks of luxury hotels.
At last year’s event, Alison Gilmore, ILTM Portfolio Director stated, “At ILTM this week, we have learnt that if we love everything that we do, love will be returned. We are honoured to have welcomed 1550 of the world’s most incredible luxury travel stories, brands and experiences as well as the most discerning of travel planners and buyers during this week at ILTM. The love and respect they each have for this industry is evident in the incredible business they have built this week, not forgetting the new relationships created and established relationships enhanced. The luxury travel year truly ended on a high at ILTM 2016.”
BUYERS IN ATTENDANCE MEET WITH THE “BEST OF THE BEST” IN THE INDUSTRY
This year’s activity begins on the evening before the show itself, with the ILTM Global Forum on Monday 4th December from 5-7pm in the Grand Auditorium, Palais des Festival et des Congres, followed by the ILTM Welcome Reception from 7-9pm in the Ambassadors Suite, Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes.