Luxury travel sees major growth

highlights_ext016“Crisis, what crisis?” seems to be the call from the luxury travel industry, which meets in Cannes December 6-9 2010. “The high-end travel industry is reporting confidence in the face of an increasingly buoyant market,” says Debbie Joslin, Group Exhibition Director at ILTM. “Elite tour operators such as the UK’s Elegant Resorts and Seasons reporting an increase in sales of up to 25% year on year as we prepare to meet at ILTM.”

The International Luxury travel Market meets each year in Cannes to discuss upcoming trends and basically do business. Established brand names in luxury travel from over 70 countries across the world have been approved to attend this year’s event including Relais & Chateaux, The Peninsula Hotels, One&Only, Orient Express Hotels & Resorts and Four Seasons. There are also some 300 new high-end travel suppliers attending, which will introduce authentic new experiences. These include private islands such as Song Saa in Cambodia, secluded properties such as Saffire Freycinet in Tasmania, Gordon Campbell Gray’s Le Gray in Lebanon, the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem, stunning spas and wellbeing experiences including Europe’s first Chuan Spa, private jets, incredible destinations, unique attractions such as Condor Travel in Peru and adventure experiences such as Wilderness Safaris in Australia.

The event is will also feature a forum for discussing news and issues affecting the luxury travel trade. For details, visit ILTM.

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