Travel Industry’s elite attended ILTM 2013

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ILTM - International Luxury Travel Market 2013 facilitated over 57,000 individual business meetings between the industry’s elite when it took place in Cannes this week, an increase of 12% year on year.

Welcoming just over 1,450 buyers from 73 countries - 34% of whom had never attended ILTM before, the 2013 edition was once again a must attend event for the rising stars of the luxury travel industry, making an impact across the world.

Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry and Turkey’s luxurious hotels, resorts, travel agencies took part at this year’s ILTM in Cannes. There were more exhibitors at ILTM compare to last year’s event and almost all of the exhibitors in Turkey stand said that this year’s event is better than previous year’s.

“This is the pinnacle of luxury travel. Only at ILTM do you meet the movers and the shakers and ultimately those who are shaping the experiences that allow us to design amazing luxury travel journeys for our high net worth customers,” commented Ian McKinnon of Abercrombie and Kent.

Anja Fischer of Germany’s Siglinde Fischer – Charming Places said: “The detail of ILTM is what defines this superb event. I have attended since the very first show - the depth of conversations with the many participants is how we are able to create such unique experiences for our clients.”

iltm2013enterThe event was a clear success for the 1,450 exhibitors attending from 96 countries across the world.

Joyce McElroy of Tourism Ireland said: “The appointments at ILTM have been excellent and extremely well-matched – it has been a huge success.”

And Riad Kneife of Paris’ Vintage & Design Shopping Services summed up his experience at his third consecutive ILTM: “Just by participating in ILTM for the last 2 years, I have increased my business by 200%, identifying higher and higher end agents each time I attend. ILTM never fails to amaze and impress me.”

“ILTM guests are the best of luxury travel today. We are delighted to have once again facilitated so many successful business opportunities for both the new and the established generations of elite travel at ILTM 2013,” concluded Alison Gilmore, ILTM’s Senior Exhibition Director.

ILTM 2014 takes place 1 – 4 December 2014 in Cannes. Other 2014 ILTM events are ILTM Japan: Kyoto, 17 - 19 March 2014; ILTM Africa: Cape Town, 28 - 30 April 2014; ILTM Asia: Shanghai, 2 - 5 June 2014; ILTM Americas: Mexico, 22 – 25 September 2014 and ILTM Spa: London, 1 - 3 October 2014.

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