Co-located with the ttgluxury Seminar on October 18, the event will see 25 agents attend in the afternoon at the Roof Gardens in London to meet a wide range of 25 companies.
“This is a much more tailored and personal way of training and networking,” said ttgluxury editor April Hutchinson. “We feel it’s what the luxury sector is more suited to.”
The event will be held in association with Tenerife Tourism Corporation as headline sponsor, giving the island a chance to further showcase its luxury and lifestyle elements to agents.
“Luxury tourism to the island has grown considerably in recent years, thanks to the support of the specialist luxury tour operators and premium agents in the UK, but we must continue to work closely with them to increase our share in this market further,” said Pia Louw, manager for tourism promotion at the Tenerife Tourism Corporation.
Tenerife is the only one of the Canary Islands to have four Michelin-starred restaurants and was a pioneer for five-star hotel resorts.
“Last year the opening of Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife gave the five-star experience a new twist,” she said. “And later this year we’ll have a luxury hotel for families with the opening of the GL Victoria Suite Hotel.”
British Airways launches a service from Heathrow on October 21 and next year will see the arrival of Barcelo’s Royal Hideaway Corales Suites.
Other companies at Luxpo include Aeromexico, Air Austral, Almanac Barcelona, Aruba Tourism, Barcelo Hotels, Cook Islands, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, Essential Detail, Grand Velas Mexico, Inova Hospitality, Israel Government Tourist Office, Italian National Tourist Board, Kuoni, Langham Hotels & Resorts, Los Cabos Tourism Board, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, Mexico Tourist Board, Naladhu Private Island Maldives, Palladium Hotels, Reunion Island, Silversea, Switzerland Travel Centre, TCS World Travel and Tiger Blue.