Connections Luxury, the international private community for trusted decision-makers in high-end travel, will partner with Visit Madeira to host its summer international event from 28 June – 2 July 2021.
Dedicated to members of Connections Luxury, the five-day virtual event will see up to 75 leading luxury suppliers meet with up to 200 luxury travel agencies from around the world. The event will also welcome up to 30 of Madeira’s private sector who offer outstanding luxury product.
Designed for decision-makers in the Connections Way format, Connections Luxury in Madeira will help senior travel executives build trust through memorable experiences that lead to long-lasting business relationships.
Buyers and suppliers will meet through 30-minute one-to-one meetings complete with icebreakers, as well as an online programme of authentic experiences from Madeira. These are supported by Belmond Reid’s Palace, DMC Madeira, Jardins Do Lago, Quinta Casa Branca and Savoy Palace.
The programme will also feature an educational ConnecTALKS panel which will explore the challenges, solutions and successes of selling luxury travel today.
Nuno Vale, executive director of Visit Madeira, said: “Madeira and its sister island Porto Santo are idyllic and remote havens to turn to, even more so in these uncertain times. We are excited to be working with Connections to raise awareness of this beautiful region, and all that it offers the luxury traveller. The new tourist is seeking uncrowded and unspoiled destinations, sustainable tourism and a sense of authenticity. Madeira has long been up to that challenge.”
Micaela Giacobbe, managing director of Connections, added: “We are thrilled to be working with Madeira to showcase this small but mighty destination to our community of luxury travel decision-makers. Relatively new to the luxury travellers of today, Madeira is poised to welcome visitors from around the world. This event is an important opportunity to help our high-calibre agencies form meaningful business relationships with Madeira suppliers through the Connections Way, so they are ready to book when the time is right.”
If you are a luxury travel buyer or supplier and would like to attend Connections Luxury in Madeira virtual event, please contact [email protected]