ILTM Americas is returning to Mayakoba on the Riviera Maya, Mexico from 22 - 25 September 2014.
The event will once again create the definitive opportunity for global luxury travel suppliers to develop business with buyers from high spending markets across North, South and Central America, including Mexico, Panama, Chile, Columbia, Venezuela, Brazil as well as across the US and Canada.
As Latin America’s second-biggest economy, Mexico is experiencing a luxury boom, courtesy of a young, affluent middle-class ready to spend. Home to ILTM Americas for the last two years since the event launched in 2012, Mexican outbound tourism spending is expected to reach $US 7 billion by 2017. In a list of the countries set to create the most millionaires in 2014, a 7% increase is expected alone in Mexico.
“Mexico’s new affluent clients are looking for a different kind of elegance. They want hotels that are more contemporary, artsy and with restaurants and bars that are happening and filled with locals. They still expect great service, but in more casual settings. There is a shift in the concept luxury for the young latin traveller and ILTM is at the forefront of the industry; providing hand-picked properties and experience and fun oriented DMC’s that give us the tools to be able to deliver on these new demands,” commented Paula J. Gamas , Founding Partner at ITG.
Also attending ILTM Americas will be luxury travel agents representing some of today’s 12 million US millionaires, a figure predicted to rise to over 25 million by 2020.
ILTM Americas will welcome up to 275 elite travel suppliers and host up to 275 VIP Buyers for their exclusive benefit, creating significant opportunities to build luxury travel business and luxury travel communities. Up to 69 pre-scheduled appointments between each buyer and supplier will take place during the four-day event, as well as a detailed programme of social networking activities.