We have been so privileged to be part of this year’s edition of the ILTM Cannes Exhibition. ILTM is the International Luxury Travel Market, which translates to the best of the best in the luxury travel world. During four exciting days Cannes welcomes the most reputed professionals and brands in the luxury travel industry and the ILTM team is the prefect host.
The first event of the show was the ILTM Global Forum on November 30th at the Grand Auditorium in the Palais des Festivals. The scene setting was so glamorous that we all felt somehow like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt walking the red carpet. The speakers taught all of us many interesting aspects of the art of travelling. From inside industry data by Claire Bennet from American Express, to neuromarketing by Thomas Trautmann and finishing Robert McKee with his experience as one of the most influential storytellers in the history of Hollywood. Chris Hollings one of the best BBC presenters conducted the forum. The venue ended with a beautiful Welcome Reception sponsored by Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
The next consecutive days were full of activity and meetings. We exhibited with a stand in the European Pavilion and as planned we were matched by ILTM with some of the best Travel Agents of the world. We met with more than 60 companies from 20 countries who shared the common interest of exploring Spain with us. All the meetings were over and beyond our expectations and we were able to establish partnerships with most of them. We are really honoured and excited to start working with these Luxury Travel Experts.
On December 1st we were invited to the ILTM Official Party at Grand Hyatt Hotel Martinez. Again the setting was spectacular resembling the Cannes Film Festival parties, with a live band, champagne bars, a spinning dancing floor and guests glamorously dressed.
Now we are immersed in designing the best and most luxurious travel experiences in Spain for the discerned clients of these wonderful travel experts. Thank you all for meeting with us in Cannes and a big applause to ILTM for organizing this extraordinary market show.