What Happened at ILTM Cannes 2018?
I loved the International Luxury Travel Mart conference!
We started with breakfast with Marriott International Luxury Brands at theJW 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.
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.
In the evening, I attended the MILUX beach house cocktail party, VOGA Vogue Yoga event, Jumeirah Hotels yacht party, Nobu Hotels 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!
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.
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.
A giant thank you to the ILTM team for including me at the Cannes 2018 event.
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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.”