Luxury Travel Meetings held in Cannes during ILTM 2011

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International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) facilitated almost 50,000 individual meetings between the industry’s elite when it took place this week in Cannes.

By introducing over 1250 high-end travel suppliers to over 1250 VIP buyers, the 10th anniversary edition of ILTM demonstrated that it is the only meeting point for the industry’s movers and shakers.

"ILTM goes from strength to strength.  2011 has been the best yet.  It remains one of the most well organised and relevant trade shows for the luxury travel industry," added Mike Bonner, General Manager UK, Ireland & Middle East at Silversea Cruises.

First time exhibitor Carolina Ortiz, Marketing Director of Columbia’s Hotel Charleston said, “Judging by our fantastic meetings, we foresee excellent results from our first ILTM experience. The pre-scheduled meetings are so very well organised and planned and we were blown away by the opening night forum and inspirational speakers.”

“I am so, so, so happy – I would never have met such important new buyers and such influential journalists if I had not attended ILTM 2011 – it is by far the best decision I have made this year – a rocket to the top of the top of luxury,” enthused Riad Kneife of Riad Kneife Vintage and Design shopping services in France.

iltm11ILTM 2011 welcomed many new and unique luxury travel experiences including Riad Kneife Vintage and Design Shopping services; Windows to Japan - introducing personalised journeys through traditional and modern Japan; the ‘floating luxury hotel' of PT Exotic Yacht Charter Bali, in-style luxury private yachting in the Indonesian archipelago; New Zealand's first ultra-luxury campsite - Minaret Station - accessible only by helicopter and the 5* Pikaia Lodge set to open in 2013 and perched on the plateau of an extinct volcano in the Galapagos Islands.

ILTM Marketing Manager Simon Mayle concluded, “Luxury travel is an industry based on relationships. ILTM is about bringing together the world’s leading purveyors of luxury travel with the best collection of unique luxury travel suppliers to create new relationships and rekindle old ones. Like all of our clients, we aim to exceed all expectations and we are delighted our 10th anniversary edition has been such a success.”


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