ILTM Americas Expands to Meet Growing Regional Markets, Returns to Mexico in September



ILTM Americas is returning to Mayakoba on the Riviera Maya, Mexico between September 30 through October 3. The event provides an opportunity for global luxury travel suppliers to develop business with buyers from high spending markets across the Americas continent such as Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Chile, Columbia, Venezuela as well as North America.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s World Economic Outlook is forecasting that Latin America will expand by 3.9 percent in 2013, anchored by a 3.5 percent expansion in Mexico and Brazil. Research also shows that 34 percent of ‘ultra-affluent’ consumers across the United States are reportedly more interested in premium, luxury travel experiences this year.

ILTM Americas will welcome 300 travel suppliers and host 300 VIP buyers for their benefit, creating opportunities to build luxury travel businesses and luxury travel communities. Up to 69 pre-scheduled appointments between each buyer and supplier will take place during the four-day event, as well as a detailed program of social networking activities.

ILTM Americas is fundamental for all luxury travel brands who want to take advantage of Central and South Americas’ economic boom, said ILTM’s head of marketing and buyer programs Simon Mayle.

“Peru in particular has emerged as one of the fastest growing and most stable economies in the region, alongside Panama, Chile, Colombia and Bolivia,” said Mayle.

Last year’s launch edition of ILTM Americas successfully hosted a combined 300 exhibitors and luxury travel buyers.

ILTM Americas, www.iltm.net