Taking place with the support of the City of Kyoto and The Japan Tourism Agency, the launch edition of International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Japan facilitated over 2,500 business meetings when it took place over the last three days in Kyoto.
ILTM Japan 2013 welcomed over 100 buyers and exhibitors in an agenda of one to one appointments - pre‐selected by both exhibitor and buyer to maximise business - during this dedicated Japan event. Following the traditional ILTM format, both buyers and exhibitors were required to follow a strict accreditation process in order to participate.
Alison Gilmore, Exhibition Director, ILTM Portfolio commented: “ILTM Japan is the first of our market specific events and was launched with two clear objectives: to introduce the international luxury travel agent to the modern Japan of today - still considered an untapped luxury tourism destination – and to nurture an understanding of the culture of Japanese high end travellers.”According to a recent study by the Development Bank of Japan, the number of tourists visiting Japan from other Asian countries by 2017 is forecast to be 41 percent higher than last year’s total. The Japanese government is targeting an annual total of 25 millions foreign visitors by 2020.