Almost seventy percent of the exhibitors space has been secured for the Asia Luxury Travel Market (ALTM) and will soon close its books to buyers across the region according to the organizer. To date 202 invited luxury travel suppliers have confirmed their…
Almost seventy percent of the exhibitors space has been secured for the Asia Luxury Travel Market (ALTM) and will soon close its books to buyers across the region according to the organizer. To date 202 invited luxury travel suppliers have confirmed their attendance including some of the world/s leading luxury brands such as Amanresorts, Peninsula Hotels, Oberoi, Taj, Abercrombie & Kent, Mandarin Oriental, Dorchester Collection, Bombardier Skyjet, Hyatt, Hunt & Palmer, Ritz Carlton and many more.
Of the 300 targeted invited buyers, over 260 have already been confirmed and will be coming from 25 different countries across the Asia Pacific region. The quota of buyers targeted to attend the show from, Japan; Korea; South Asia, which includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sir Lanka and Napal; Soviet Pacific, including far east Russia, Australia and New Zealand, have all been reached. Only a handful of places remain within South East Asia – Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Greater China – PRC, Hong Kong and Macau. Top buyers attending the show include Quintessentially Asia, Club Concierge from Japan, Hyundai Dream Tour from Korea, and Jetset and Harvey World Travel from Australia.
Buyers are attending by invitation only and are fully hosted. To preserve the exclusivity of the inaugural event, only 300 exhibitors and 300 VIP Buyers will be allowed to attend the show.
The demand is phenomenal, exhibitor space and VIP buyer places are disappearing fast. Of course we now have the experience and brand strength of ILTM, but I believe the main reason for such an exceptional start is both the demand for luxury travel, and the luxury product in Asia, said David Hammond, Executive Director, ALTM.
Serge Dive, co-founder of the luxury expo concept, said: The phenomenal response we have experienced so far only goes to demonstrate the market/s demand and readiness for this event.
With increasing affluence in the region and its impact on the appreciation of luxury, it is very fitting that Shanghai will play host to the first luxury travel exhibition in Asia, said Jay Martens, ATLM Event Director.
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