Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Largest ILTM Cannes opens; 2100 exhibitors

The 22nd edition of ILTM (Internatuional Luxury Travel Market) Cannes from December 4 to 7 will be the largest ever with over 2,100 buyers from 83 countries and 2,100 exhibitors representing 330 brands. 
There will be over 82,000 official, pre-scheduled appointments taking place throughout the week with many other networking and meeting opportunities, a release said.
In addition, taking place at 6pm-7pm on December 4 at the Palais des Festivals, the ILTM Opening Forum will feature three inspirational presentations reflecting the luxury travel landscape today and designed to inspire each and every member of the global community attending ILTM 2023.  
Geopolitical risk
Firstly, Tina Fordham, Geopolitical Strategist and Advisor, The New Geopolitical Risk Supercycle: 2024 Outlook, will present the highlights from her 2024 Geopolitical Outlook: Inflection Point, with an eye toward the implications for the luxury sector.
Next, Aaron Lau, Founder and CEO Gusto Collective, Glocalisation and Virtualisation: a blueprint to building engagement with NexGen customers, will share will share how understanding and connecting with NexGen customers has become more crucial than ever.
Thirdly, James Wallman, Founder and CEO, WXO - World Experience Organisation - Moonshot: How luxury travel will transform the world, will explain luxury travel at the cutting-edge of the next great leap forward: the rise of experientialism and the birth of the 'experience revolution'.
On Thursday morning, there will be a short presentation by Meryam Schneider of Altiant Global Research into Holiday Luxury Spending and an Outlook for 2024.--TradeArabia News Service