ILTM Africa 2014 will welcome the editors and editors-at-large of Conde Nast Traveller UK, China and Conde Nast Traveler US, Japan’s CREA Traveller, Germany’s Travellers World, Mexico’s Travesias, Brazil’s Panrotas and Travel + Leisure in the US, in addition to Lucia van der Post of How to Spend It in the UK, Charles Starmer-Smith, Head of Travel at the UK’s Telegraph and Ultratravel magazine, Michaela Guzy of OTPYM.com and Tiffany Dowd of LuxeTiffany.
As the only luxury travel event in Africa to host such an exclusive guest list of VIP international media, their presence will offer all ILTM Africa participants the opportunity to position their brands and experiences to these influential editors and understand how to feature within their pages.
One of today's most prolific Africa specialist writers, Lucia van der Post, will attend ILTM Africa for the second year. She commented:
“ILTM Africa is an astonishing event to find out about the undiscovered experiences this wonderful continent has to offer. In sourcing both news and exclusive feature ideas, ILTM Africa is a real opportunity for any editor looking to enlighten their readers with the most exciting of African luxury travel experiences today.”
With Chinese tourists reportedly making sub-Saharan Africa one of the world’s fastest-growing inbound markets, Yan Xiao, editor of Conde Nast Traveller China added:
“An increasing number of African countries are becoming destinations of choice for high-end Chinese travellers and our readers want to know more. We are delighted to attend ILTM Africa 2014 to be able to report on the very latest in African luxury travel experiences.”
Alongside these high-end global media, the most discerning of buyers from each of these markets will attend ILTM Africa to build direct business with its participants – the newest and most exclusive in elite travel from across sub-Saharan Africa.
ILTM Africa is one of three co-located travel industry events that form Africa Travel Week 2014 (www.africatravelweek.com: 28 April – 3 May) in Cape Town. The other events are IBTM Africa (Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings) 28 - 30 April, and WTM Africa (World Travel Market), which will take place from 2 – 3 May.