itlfFrom : Tourismupdate.co.za

6 February 2013

International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Africa,  which is set to launch in Cape Town from April 8-9 at the Mount Nelson Hotel, has had overwhelming support from luxury travel experiences across the African continent and is now fully booked.
ILTM will host 70 international VIP buyers from major markets, including the USA, Europe and Brazil, each specialising in Africa, personally invited and verified to ensure their luxury travel credentials are of the highest standard.
“There are Africa luxury specialists all over the world who have long needed a dedicated forum at which to meet solely high-end African product, from the established to the smaller, lesser-known brands.  ILTM Africa is extremely promising and we are very much looking forward to being part of its launch in April and meeting with exhibitors who would mutually benefit from forging new relationships,” said Muriel Minnell Falck, CEO & Executive Director of Argentina’s Sundance Tours.
Creating a new trade show formula, ILTM Africa will deliver a bespoke one-to-one pre-scheduled appointment system mutually decided between hosted buyers and exhibitors of only high-end, distinctly African properties such as: Tongabezi Lodge in Zambia, Ant’s Hill in Waterberg and Robin Pope Safaris in Zambia and Malawi, Tanzania’s Essque Zalu Zanzibar, Malawi’s Kaya Mawa, Mozambique’s Azura Retreats, the Mantis Collection and South Africa’s Morukuru Family and The Royal Portfolio.
Like all other ILTM events, ILTM Africa will feature a detailed programme of social networking opportunities.  In addition, the ILTM Africa Opening Forum will reflect both regional and global key luxury travel trends and issues, in a series of live interviews and debates.
“Our pre-event research was clearly extremely accurate – the overwhelming interest in ILTM Africa since we launched such a short time ago, shows just how much demand there is for an event that focuses exclusively on the high-end market. The global portfolio of ILTM events is about addressing the needs of both the buyers and suppliers and the response we have received will help ILTM Africa to grow in 2014,”  said Alison Gilmore, ILTM Exhibition Director.
Further information on the ILTM Africa event programme will be announced shortly.  For more information, contact Sam Chance on Email: sam.chance@reedexpo.co.uk.