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Luxury agent event sets regional dates

Luxpo, the one-to-one meetings event created by ttgluxury, is hitting the regions again this year.

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Luxpo ready to visit agents in Edinburgh, Manchester and Belfast this summer

The event was initially launched in London in 2014 with regional events added last year to take the concept further afield.

The first of the 2017 regional events will be on June 5 in Edinburgh, held at The Principal (pictured above), which has just been renovated as part of a makeover for the entire brand.

Luxpo will take place in the afternoon, when 16 luxury suppliers will meet with 16 luxury-focused agents from Edinburgh and the surrounding area, with the showcase taking place in the magnificent Kings Hall at The Principal.

Pic of agents at Belfast

Next up will be Manchester on July 11 at the Radisson Blu Edwardian and the final event of the regional tour will be in Belfast at The Merchant, one of the city’s finest hotels. The event will take place on September 26, with suppliers such as One&Only and Oman Tourism meeting with agents in a series of 12-minute meetings at the hotel.

“We cannot wait to take this exciting collection of brands and companies with us to meet with agents in Edinburgh, Manchester and Belfast, areas where we know there is plenty of potential among agents’ affluent clients,” said editor of ttgluxury April Hutchinson.

Any agents around the three cities who are interested in attending the Luxpo events should send an email to events@ttgluxury.com.

Luxpo Edinburgh – June 5, The Principal

Luxpo Edinburgh – June 5, The Principal

The Principal Edinburgh on George Street has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881. At its heart are five listed Georgian townhouses, built in 1775 as homes for Edinburgh’s most prosperous citizens.

Presented with the Gold Laurel Award, City Hotel of the Year and Scottish Hotel of the Year at the 2017 Scottish Hotel Awards, the hotel’s interiors combine luxurious natural materials such as oak, marble and leather with a palette of colours inspired by the great 19th-century Scottish landscape painters.

A nod to Edinburgh’s rich literary heritage, The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen was once home to acclaimed novelist Susan Ferrier (an equal of Jane Austen, according to Sir Walter Scott). Records from the late 1840’s also show one John Oliphant living here – and Oliphant’s and Ferrier’s descendants founded one of Scotland’s most prestigious publishing houses in history.

Luxpo exhibitors – who you’ll meet

Luxpo exhibitors – who you’ll meet

At each Luxpo, ttgluxury brings 15 suppliers to each city from across the luxury sector and including destinations, hotels, airlines and cruise lines in a unique one-to-one meeting format.

 

Below is a list of just a selection of the partners agents will be able to meet with on the afternoon of each Luxpo.

Almanac & Tiger Blue

Almanac & Tiger Blue

Barcelona’s hottest new opening on 1st September 2017, Almanac Barcelona is ideally located on Gran Via, just a stone’s throw away from the city’s trendiest boutiques and restaurants. Behind its neoclassical façade, Almanac Barcelona combines minimalist interiors with artwork and hand picked antiques. Its panoramic rooftop pool bar offers a tantalising tapas menu and cocktail list. Línia’s, the hotel’s brasserie will showcase the finest Catalan cuisine and wines.

 

almanachotels.com/barcelona/

 

Indonesian tradition meets Western luxury aboard Tiger Blue – a 34 metre long historic Phinisi yacht with 5 en suite cabins that explores the Indonesian Archipelago from Komodo to North West Papua. Guests can explore the dramatic landscapes, coastlines and natural history of this magnificent archipelago aboard Tiger Blue. Looked after by an expert crew the customised itineraries, dive-trips and specialised family holidays make this the ultimate sea safari and the ultimate bucket list adventure.

 

tigerblue.info/

Aircalin

Aircalin

Fly to New Caledonia with Aircalin and its partners via Japan, the quickest route or via Australia-New Zealand for combinations.

 

Situated in the South Pacific, New Caledonia offers a traditional mix of Melanesian culture and French sophistication. Surrounded by the second largest reef in the World, Grand Terre, our main Island boasts the largest lagoon in the world with some fantastic dive sites and a Unesco World Heritage Site.

 

The landscape varies from grassy savannahs, to green lush rainforest, to vivid red earth and white sandy beaches making it one of the most interesting and varied destinations in the South Pacific. Pack your trip full of adventure by exploring the interior and seeking the endemic national bird, the Cagou, or relax on deserted, romantic white sandy beaches, your perfect setting for Weddings or Honeymoons. New Caledonia has it all!

 

aircalin.com

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises

We offer something a little different to other cruise lines.

 

We call it modern luxury – a carefully considered blend of delicious cuisine, impeccable service, stylish accommodation, one of the most extensive wine collections at sea and one of the largest teams of skilled sommeliers in the world. Our Solstice Class ships are even home to a half-acre of real grass – the perfect spot for dining alfresco, a game of croquet or to simply relax.

 

Then of course there are the beautiful, handpicked destinations we travel to – over 280, across seven continents. And we’ll be the world’s only cruise line to homeport in dazzling Abu Dhabi throughout 2016/17.

 

Now 25 years young, and with a fleet of ten state-of-the-art ships, we look to the future and how we can continue to lead the way. We’ll continue to offer innovative onboard features, enticing new destinations, and exciting shore excursions – just some of the reasons our guests keep coming back. And why we continue to win awards year after year. Let Celebrity Cruises® change your view of the world – you’ll never look back.

 

celebritycruises.co.uk

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises

Voted the World’s Best more times than any other hotel, resort or cruise line in history, the luxurious Crystal Cruises fleet – Crystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity, our 62 passenger yacht Crystal Esprit, and our newly launched ultra-luxury river yachts - offer guests the most choice available with a huge array of facilities and activities on offer. Crystal Cruises is more than just a luxurious way to explore the world. It is an adventure, opening up the globe just for you. Whether by sea, river, land or air, we are taking luxury travel higher than ever before. Welcome to the new Crystal.

 

crystalcruises.co.uk

Heritage Resorts

Heritage Resorts

Heritage Resorts position in the Domaine de Bel Ombre in the unspoilt South of Mauritius is the ultimate combination of beach, nature, relaxation and adventure. Stretching from the hills to a turquoise lagoon, the “Domaine of Experiences” offers truly authentic Mauritian moments for all.

Offering 2 five star resorts, Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort & Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort plus 50 Luxury Villas. An 18 hole championship golf course, Frederica Nature reserve, C beach club, 6 pools, 2 spas, 8 bars and 15 restaurants for 2017 and over kilometre of beach!

heritageresorts.mu

Kurtz-Ahlers and Associates

Kurtz-Ahlers and Associates

From stunning hotels and ships to wellness retreats, Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates UK strives to deliver the best possible experience for those wishing to travel off the beaten path. Representing exceptional hotels and travel experiences around the world, Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates UK provides representation, marketing and consulting. We have many years of travel industry experience and an extensive list of clients from around the world who offer the most exciting products in the market today. Our dedicated UK team of 4 allows us to provide a range of services to the UK and Europe travel industry including product training and strategic marketing support.

 

kurtzahlers.com

La Playa Orient Bay

La Playa Orient Bay

An unforgettable stay on the waterfront sets in the heart of one of the most beautiful spot in the island of St Martin. This boutique hotel offers different services as an outdoor freshwater swimming-pool and a private beach with sun loungers and sun umbrellas (included in resort fees). Enjoy a beach bar restaurant, a small shop, a massage service and a water sports centre.

 

laplayaorientbay.com

LUX* Resorts & Hotels

LUX* Resorts & Hotels

LUX* Resorts & Hotels helps people to celebrate life by delivering consistently on the promise of a different kind of luxury; hospitality that is Lighter.Brighter.

 

The resorts and hotels in the LUX* portfolio include LUX* Belle Mare, Mauritius; LUX* Le Morne, Mauritius; LUX* Grand Gaube, Mauritius; LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives; LUX* Saint Gilles, Reunion Island, LUX* Tea Horse Road Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China, and LUX* Tea Horse Road Benzilan, Yunnan Province, China. LUX* Lijiang and Benzilan hotels are start of a collection of six luxury boutique hotels along an exciting new circuit of distinctive stays allowing guests to discover the legends of the Tea Horse Road first hand.

 

luxresorts.com

Meliá Hotels International

Meliá Hotels International

Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest and fastest growing hotel companies in the world. As a result of 55 years of experience, Meliá currently boasts more than 370 hotels in 40 countries operating under the brands: Gran Meliá, Paradisus Resorts, ME by Melia, Melia Hotels & Resorts, Innside by Melia, Tryp by Wyndham and Sol Resorts. At Meliá Hotels International we are constantly innovating as a response to the demands of our clients. Guided by our values of excellence and commitment to service we continuously incorporate unique concepts and attributes to create life long memories.

 

melia.com

Oman Tourism

Oman Tourism

Welcome to the Sultanate of Oman a melting pot of culture, history, authenticity, luxury and activities. Explore from the north to the south and see a country which showcases a combination of ancient Arabia and the modern Middle East.

 

Learn everything you need to about a land of dramatic dunes, majestic mountains and captivating coastlines- as well as a range of world – class 5 star resorts for those who prefer the finer things in life. Take the online course on oman-experts.co.uk

One&Only Resorts

One&Only Resorts

Always in the world’s most supreme locations, One&Only resorts are individually and beautifully designed to reflect the styles and influences of their surroundings. Each complements the traditions, people and crafts of its location and has its own distinctive life and energy.

Guests are looked after with genuine hospitality and discreet service, touched by the freshness of local warmth and charm. Accommodation is always sumptuously comfortable and spacious, with all the latest stunning amenities.

Each One&Only resort offers the perfect setting for rare moments of romance, adventure and excitement…and memories to last a lifetime.

 

oneandonlyresorts.com

 

Palladium Hotel Group

Palladium Hotel Group

Luxury, variety and personalised service. From music-themed hotels to exclusive resorts beside the sea, the Palladium Hotel Group is present in the best destinations in the world, taking the preferences of all travellers into account.

 

Find your perfect holiday on the endless beaches of white sand and palm trees in the Dominican Republic or discover the wonderful culture wealth that Mexico has to offer. Enjoy an unforgettable family holiday. The Palladium Hotel Group has a broad portfolio of hotels and resorts that offer impeccable service, with fantastic outdoor activities and the most modern facilities, designed to ensure that your stay is just as you dreamed it would be.

 

palladiumhotelgroup.com

 

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fast growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017/18, including Dublin, Nice, Skopje, Sarajevo and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of 199 aircraft.

 

Qatar Airways flies from the UK to Doha 72 times a week from its London Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham gateways, with onward connections to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations around the world.

 

Join Qatar Airways onboard one of the world’s youngest fleets, and discover what an award-winning airline with an ever-expanding global network has to offer.

 

qatarairways.com

Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts

Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited, one of the world’s premier hotel management companies, currently operates over 95 hotels in 22 countries and 73 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands. Prominently positioned in Asia, the group has established its brand hallmark of “hospitality from the heart” over four decades in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, North America and the Indian Ocean. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.

 

shangri-la.com

Silversea

Silversea

Renowned for extraordinary worldwide voyages aboard intimate, all-inclusive ships, Silversea is an ultra-luxury cruise line that offers unparalleled service and superlative comfort.

 

Sailing to over 800 destinations spanning all seven continents, Silversea takes you to more destinations than any other cruise line. Our small, luxury ships glide into secluded harbours where others cannot go.

 

For the curious traveller, Silversea Expeditions offer unique, awe-inspiring journeys to some of the world’s most exotic destinations, including Antarctica and the Galápagos Islands, aboard our fleet of expedition vessels.

Discover the art of luxury travel as perfected by Silversea Cruises.

 

silversea.com

St Martin Tourist Office

St Martin Tourist Office

St Martin: Smile at life

 

The tiny French-Dutch island of Saint-Martin, covering just 88km², is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Much more than a beach-lover’s paradise, the island of Saint Martin is teeming with natural, cultural and human riches. Thanks to its climate and untouched natural heritage, the island offers unparalleled year-round watersports and outdoor activities.

 

The capital of duty-free shopping, St. Martin is also renowned for its friendly welcome, culinary delights and lively nightlife.

 

stmartinisland.org

 

Tahiti Tourisme and Air Tahiti Nui

Tahiti Tourisme and Air Tahiti Nui

Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are in total 22 hours by air from London. The usual route from the UK is via Paris and Los Angeles with Air Tahiti Nui and Air France. British Airways, Virgin and Air New Zealand offer feeder flights from London to connect with Air Tahiti Nui. Surrounded by pristine, crystal clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture, and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for their white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Each island offers a variety of accommodation from luxurious resorts with overwater villas, to family pensions to sailing via private charter or scheduled cruise. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect.

 

tahiti-tourisme.co.uk

Tiger Blue

Tiger Blue

Indonesian tradition meets Western luxury aboard Tiger Blue – a 34 metre long historic Phinisi yacht with 5 en suite cabins that explores the Indonesian Archipelago from Komodo to North West Papua. Guests can explore the dramatic landscapes, coastlines and natural history of this magnificent archipelago aboard Tiger Blue. Looked after by an expert crew the customised itineraries, dive-trips and specialised family holidays make this the ultimate sea safari and the ultimate bucket list adventure.

 

tigerblue.info/

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