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Thursday, April 9, 2020

What Happened at ILTM Cannes 2018? Part TWO

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Lisa Ellen Niverhttp://www.wesaidgotravel.com/
Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 213 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments in December 2019 and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. Niver won a Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and has been nominated as a finalist for five other broadcast television segments, print and digital articles over the last three years. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, TODAY, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

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What Happened at ILTM Cannes 2018? 

Read about Part One here:
To watch Part One: Click HERE.

PART TWO:

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I loved the International Luxury Travel Mart conference!
We started with breakfast with Marriott International Luxury Brands at the
JW Marriott on Boulevard de la Croisette. Jennie Benzaquen shared exciting new developments throughout the brands and I even got to take a photo with the chefs! It was another beautiful December day in Cannes and we started at the conference with ‘In Conversation with’ press conferences with many top luxury brands.

Walking the floors of the conference, I spoke with many luxury brands about upcoming hotel openings, story ideas and possible adventures.

VIDEOWhat Happened at ILTM Cannes 2018? Part TWO

At lunch, we had Press Roundtables in the First Floor Restaurant at the Palais des Festivals.

For Afternoon Tea, we met with a selection of exhibitors during a dedicated session at the Palais des Festivals.

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Hill Choi Lee and Lisa Niver at VOGA party ILTM
Hill Choi Lee and Lisa Niver at VOGA party ILTM

In the evening, I attended the MILUX beach house cocktail party, VOGA Vogue Yoga event, Jumeirah Hotels yacht party, Nobu Hotels party.

Journalists at VOGA ILTM party
Journalists at VOGA ILTM party

One of the best things was to reconnect with journalism friends from around the world and to make new connections.

I stayed at the Martinez Hotel and when we returned, we went to the Hyatt party which was at our hotel!

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Party with MILUX at ILTM
Party with MILUX at ILTM

December 6 started with breakfast at Martinez Hotel before our final set of ‘In Conversation with’  at the ILTM Media Centre. I had many one on one chats about future stories and being at the conference was superb.

Nobu Hotels Party at ILTM
Nobu Hotels Party at ILTM

The Kudadoo Maldives Lunch was held at the Majestic Hotel. I enjoyed going to all of the area hotels for our different events. At the end of the day, we went to the MILUX party and the Four Seasons Party before the final party at Hotel Martinez with the famous revolving dance floor.

Journalists at Final Party at ILTM 2018
Journalists at Final Party at ILTM 2018

A giant thank you to the ILTM team for including me at the Cannes 2018 event.

Thank you TEAM ILTM 2018!
Thank you TEAM ILTM 2018!

Click here to see all of my conference videos!

More about ILTM Conference: “The ultimate global meeting in the annual luxury travel calendar!”

“ILTM in Cannes is our flagship inspirational show. We bring everyone to Cannes: your customers, your media and your network. It’s where the world meets the world! You will be seen alongside the absolute best in class and do more business in a week than is possible in many months. More contacts, more opportunities, more insights and more markets than anywhere else – you can’t afford not to be part of it.

ILTM introduces global travel buyers to an unrivaled collection of international travel experiences. We are the relationship brokers that provide a platform for you to do business and build relationships.

ILTM 2018 marks the launch of ILTM’s Year of Health and Wellness, kicking off in the French Riviera in Cannes. ILTM will launch research and gather a community of wellness experts that all draw the same conclusion; in the future, all travel is wellness travel, every trip is expected to enhance the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the traveller, transformation is the very promise of travel, and today’s travel brands are the solution to one of the biggest problems of our age.”

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