Europe’s highlight of the year for luxury travel is “feeling better than ever”

Taking place during the first week of December once again in Cannes, ILTM 2018 was the biggest event to date of its kind, with 1,880 exhibitors from 101 countries, an 8.5% increase year-on-year. The event carried the theme of “Health and Wellness” with ILTM Director Alison Gilmore commenting: “In the future, all travel is wellness travel and every trip will be expected to enhance the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the traveller. Transformation is the very promise of travel, and today’s travel brands are the solution to one of the biggest problems of our age.”

Ms. Gilmore concluded: “ILTM once again proved to be not only the essential business meeting place for movers and
shakers in luxury travel but a true platform to highlight the trends facing the luxury travel market in 2019 and beyond. Our journey continues throughout 2019 with 7 dedicated ILTM events in Africa, Arabia, Latin America, Asia Paci c, North America and China, culminating in next year’s flagship ILTM event in Cannes, taking place from 2 – 5 December.”

Photo: Geoffrey Gelardi – winner of the Mary Gostelow Award for hospitality – in background Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso and ILTM Director Alison Gilmore