ILTM is created for you, so with this in mind it is as much your celebration as it is ours
and we are delighted you are here to be part of it. I wish you a successful ILTM 2016.
Fifteen years ago a global event exclusively for the luxury travel industry opened its doors for the first time in Cannes – International Luxury Travel Market. So much has changed in those fifteen years, new destinations opening and new source markets emerging, not to mention the luxury traveller becoming more savvy and consequently more demanding.
Yet some things remain constant – impeccable quality, outstanding service and personal relationships built on trust ensure true longevity for the industry.
The unforgettable soirée that is the legendary ILTM Official Party will be held at the magnificent Grand Hyatt Martinez on Tuesday 6th December from 21:30 – so please refresh and dine before slipping on your dancing shoes.
Our 15th anniversary is a milestone that allows us to celebrate this, the underlying theme of ILTM 2016 is Love, Loyalty and Luxury. We will be exploring the role of love in the modern luxury landscape at the ILTM Global Forum, 17:00 – 19:00 on Monday 5th December at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. As always, we will welcome a great line-up of high profile international speakers and we ask that you add a ‘touch of red’ to your outfit.
Don’t forget to download our bespoke app, which is a great platform for connecting with each other as well as keeping track of all your meetings. www.iltm.com/cannes/app
At ILTM, we remind ourselves of our lasting principles, which are simply to introduce likeminded people, by bringing together the world’s leading purveyors of luxury travel with a collection of unique luxury travel suppliers, to allow relationships to develop. Our aim has never been to simply create one-off meetings, but rather help forge lifelong relationships.
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Love, Loyalty and Luxury
21st Century Individualism - a New Era in Luxury
Andrew Solomon’s appearance will draw from his latest work, Far and Away, where he explores the unfolding of history, largely through the people who are creating and being shaped by it. He learns from former political prisoners, transgender bartenders, shamans, and dogsled-drivers. He gets punched in the jaw in Taiwan, kidnapped in Ecuador, and left adrift in the Great Barrier Reef. He contemplates Antarctica from a dysfunctional ice-breaker and Mongolia from the back of a reindeer. He describes staring down tanks on the barricades in Moscow during the putsch that ended the Soviet Union, carousing all night in Kabul with local musicians free to play their instruments immediately after the US invasion of Afghanistan, and being brought in for questioning in Gaddafi’s Libya. Solomon chronicles a life’s journey to the nexus of hope, courage, and uncertainty of lived experience, all while illuminating the development of the singular insight afforded to the life well-travelled and it’s growing political power and importance. His insights are rooted in intimate, deeply moving stories that reveal our common humanity.We can all learn from his experiences aswe seek to understand the differences which make us all unique, the principles which guide us and the motivations that lead us to travel.
BIO: Andrew Solomon, Ph.D., is a writer and lecturer on politics, culture
and psychology, a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia
University Medical Center, and President of PEN American Center.
How Love Drives Sustainable Success
Smarter, more adventurous and more demanding, the expectations of today’s modern luxury traveller have changed drastically. Less concerned with loyalty and increasingly focussed on independence, the new, empowered creative class have moved the loyalty dynamic beyond points and rewards to a deeper and more meaningful relationship between traveller and host.The biggest story in travel this year was the merger between Marriott International and Starwood, a move that was partially driven by the needs of the sector to address the rising strength of the OTAs. Uniting 30 brands under the Marriott banner, including The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, EDITION, W Hotels, St. Regis, JW Marriott, The Luxury Collection and Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, it was a deal that made Marriott the largest portfolio in travel. BUT with the competing realities of the new affluent traveller and their highly individualised mentality on the one hand, and the rampant consolidation of travel brands on the other, how will travel’s new super-brands react?
BIO: As Global Chief Commercial Officer at Marriott International, Stephanie Linnartz is one of the most influential players in luxury travel, overseeing the consumer interaction for the world’s largest hospitality company with over one million rooms, 30 brands, and 500,000 employees in more than 100 countries.
As the new generations arrive into adulthood and bring with them new technology, the luxury travel
industry finds itself facing a strange new world. Travellers have become adventurers. Smarter, more demanding and more empowered – brand loyalty has been thrown unceremoniously from the window of a refurbished 1950s Pullman, and in its place, the rise of a new era in luxury, characterised by an endless desire to find new ways to travel and more meaningful relationships with hosts. Where loyalty points and programs once ruled the roost, modern affluent consumers are less concerned with rewards, and increasingly focussed on independence. Personal growth, a cerebral work out and lasting social impact rank high on the modern affluent traveller’s agenda, and luxury operators are racing to create exceptional experiences that speak to personal passions, help customers explore the things they love more deeply, and provide real-world experience of the global issues we care about.The ILTM Global Forum explores the role of love in the modern luxury landscape. From our exhilarating new seat at the table of global politics, empathy and culture, to the emotional connections that we as an industry rely upon each and every day of our working lives, join the movers and shakers of today’s high-end travel industry for four interpretations on the theme of ‘Love, loyalty and luxury’. This is where an understanding of the new breed of luxury travellers takes shape, and where the world’s most exciting travel itineraries are born.
BIO: Chris Hollins is an English Journalist and presenter for the BBC.
His work includes BBC Breakfast, Watchdog and BBC News.
Chapter Three: Far and Away
Insights into how the best in the world – from the All Blacks to the navy SEALs, the Red Arrows to the SAS – harness the power of genuine human connection to create loyalty, purpose, connection, cohesion and contribution to achieve outstanding results. Focussing on storytelling taken from his bestselling book on the New Zealand All Blacks, James Kerr delivers an insightful, inspiring and surprising take on how the world’s most successful teams really work, with lessons to be learned for leading a business – and leading a life. Personal stories that appeal on a human level – family, strong bonds, and love as a force multiplier. Champions Do Extra. Leaders Create Leaders. They Stay Humble. They Embrace Expectations. They Reach for the Highest Cloud. They Follow the Spearhead. They Play with Purpose. They Leave a Legacy. They Live with Love. “Inspiring, entertaining, accessible, remarkable…”
BIO: James Kerr is a bestselling author, speaker and business consultant
specialising in defining, designing and delivering change for leaders of
world-class teams and organisations.
Destinations of the World News is the Middle East’s leading independent luxury travel magazine, reaching a discerning, global audience of affluent holidaymakers, executive travellers and premium flyers each month. Filled with inspiring feature stories, regular sections cover the spectrum of luxury global travel and lifestyle, from five-star hotel openings and VIP events to the latest supercars and must-have accessories. With a circulation of 22,000 and a unique distribution in first and business class lounges, private members’ clubs and the region’s finest hotels, our readers are travel aficionados who are passionate about luxury – down to the detail. Along with luxury travel and lifestyle platform DOTWNews.com, the DOTWNewsletter is a twice-weekly luxury travel news digest with 50,000 subscribers.
ttgluxury was launched in 2007 and is the leading B2B luxury travel magazine in the UK. It is published on a quarterly basis by TTG Media, the owner of TTG, a 61-year-old weekly travel industry bible. As well as the quarterly magazine, the ttgluxury Seminar is an annual event, drawing a wide range of speakers and attendees to this London-based conference.
Traveller’s World is a premium travel/people magazine. A magazine that will lure you away to the most enchanting places on earth with exciting features, opulent pictures, news and hints. A magazine that opens doors to the most exclusive hotels and guides the way to the most remote hideaways.
The world’s most influential travel brand, Travel + Leisure offers insider access to destinations around the globe, with a signature mix of smart advice, immersive photography, expert reporting, and award-winning coverage of hotels, food, design, style, culture, and trends. The U.S. edition of T+L, which launched in 1971, is designed for tablet, and has an authoritative website and an extensive social media following of more than two million. The T+L brand also encompasses newsletters, clubs, retail stores, and media collaborations.
First published in 1888, National Geographic covers stories about the environment, science and natural history. Focuses on educating its readers about the world, uncovering its past, illuminating its distant corners and chronicling its sweeping changes. The publication, “pushes the boundaries of human knowledge, exploration and discovery.”
CREA Traveller is known as the most luxurious travel magazine in Japan. It was started as the specialist travel edition of CREA, which is also well renowned as a famous women’s magazine. It features prestigious travel destinations from all over the world with articles about the latest fashion trends complimented by exquisite photographs. The aim of the magazine is to enrich it’s readers with the world of travel.
AFAR is a publication focused on experiential travel. The magazine inspires those who travel the world to connect with its people, learn about their cultures, and understand their perspectives, enabling deeper, richer, and more fulfilling travel experiences. AFAR was launched in 2009 by Greg Sullivan and Joseph Diaz after a six-week trip to India. The company also operates a non-profiting foundation providing scholarships for educational journeys for students.
Panrotas is a weekly newspaper focusing exclusively on the tourism industry, aimed at opinion formers and leaders of companies and entities of the sector. With a circulation of over eight thousand copies all over the country, there is also an exclusive edition for subscribers, which assures the quality of its audience.
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The Wall Street Journal is a business-focused, English-language international newspaper based in New York City. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp. The Wall Street Journal was founded by Charles H. Dow, of Dow Jones & Company, primarily to cover business and financial news. The first issue was published on July 8, 1889. The newspaper’s accuracy and the breadth and detail of its coverage won it respect and success from the start.
Travesías is the leading luxury travel magazine in Latin America. With 14 years of experience discovering something just around the block or 1,000 miles into the field. Travesías believe “travelling” is an attitude, a way of seeing, experiencing and living in the world. Whether it is wandering a labyrinth of Beijing hutongs or poking about downtown Mexico City’s chaotic streets, what’s it all about? Enjoying cities and destinations the way the locals do. Real travellers don’t just move, they know, and learn, about the worlds they visit, as well as the possible worlds surrounding them.
TTN, the oldest (32 years), most established travel trade publication in the Middle East is distributed among travel agents, hoteliers and airlines. Each month we feature general, hotel, aviation and technology news, dedicated features on trade shows and conferences, regional and international destination focuses, and different sectors of the industry from sports tourism to medical tourism. We take a look at what is on offer and also throw light on the growing sectors with opinion and analysts from industry experts. Under the banner of Al Hilal Publishing Group, TTN finds a readership of over 172,000 across print and online editions.
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