The event, which sees handpicked agents meet on a one-to-one basis with a range of luxury suppliers, was launched in 2014, but had previously only been held in London, most recently at The Savoy in May.
Luxpo’s first regional event was held in Edinburgh on June 14 with a range of suppliers travelling to the city for the event at the G&V Royal Mile Hotel.
The next stop for the tour was Manchester on July 12 at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel and the tour will finish in Belfast on September 27 at The Merchant Hotel.
Editor of ttgluxury April Hutchinson said: “Following our brilliant regional events in Edinburgh and Manchester, we can now see there is definitely a demand for regional events that bring together great local agents with a range of suppliers representing some of the best brands in premium travel. We can’t wait to get to Belfast now for the last leg of the tour. Meeting luxury contacts face to face in this way is an unmissable opportunity for agents.”
Companies joining the Luxpo tour to meet agents are AeroMexico, Aruba Tourism, Autograph Collection, Birmingham Airport, Crystal Cruises, Expedia TAAP, Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife, Inova (representing a number of Greek hotels such as Aegean Suites, MarBella Corfu, Cape Sounio Grecotel and new opening, Miraggio Thermal Spa & Resort), ITC Luxury Travel, Los Cabos Tourism, Lux Resorts & Hotels, Oceania Cruises, One&Only and Sanctuary Retreats.
A fresh London date has also now been announced, October 20 with an afternoon Luxpo event at The Roof Gardens in Kensington.
Agents interested in receiving more information and attending any of the Luxpo events should contact the ttgluxury events team, adding the name of the city they are interested in in the subject line, email@example.com.
The Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba lies 15 miles north of the South American coastline, benefitting from year-round sunshine, an average temperature of 32 degrees and a cooling breeze. Located on the edge of the hurricane belt, with a nine mile stretch of award-winning pristine beach, turquoise seas, colonial Dutch architecture and a Latin vibe; Aruba is a delightful alternative Caribbean experience.
Fly with AeroMexico from London Heathrow to Mexico City connect to more than 80 destinations in Mexico and the world. Our flight is operated by our 787 Dreamliner, one of the most advanced commercial planes in the sky. Our Dreamliner features Clase Premier - AeroMexico's Business Class - with 32 seats that recline 180 degrees into a fully flat bed with larger windows, LED lighting and personal inflight entertainment. The Dreamliner's cabin pressure and advanced filtration system dramatically reduce the symptoms of jet lag
AeroMexico offers Business Class customers complimentary transfers to and from London Heathrow T4. Enjoy the Clase Premier experience the moment you leave your home or office.
Autograph Collection, a growing ensemble of remarkable and boldly original independent hotels. Destinations unto themselves, each property offers delightfully unexpected and thoroughly satisfying one-of-a-kind curated experiences. The Autograph Collection meets owners - desire to remain independent while benefiting from Marriott's powerful and unrivalled business engines and appeals to existing Marriott customers who prefer uniquely distinctive independent hotel experiences. Each property has been selected for its originality, rich character and uncommon details. From iconic to chic and artsy to luxurious, the collection is a unique array of properties that is nothing less than individually original, nothing short of collectively exceptional.
Birmingham Airport is the UK’s third largest airport outside London and the UK’s seventh largest overall, handling just under 10 million passengers per year.
With over £300 million invested in the Airport recently, Birmingham now boasts world class facilities and state-of-the-art infrastructure, including a newly extended runway. Adding just 400 metres means aircraft can now fly further, bringing new long-haul destinations within direct range for the first time, including the Far East, the West Coast of the U.S, South America and South Africa.
The airport has also welcomed a number of new arrivals to its departure lounge in 2015, including Victoria’s Secret and Hugo Boss, two new stores which offer a wide range of luxury retail at tax free prices.
New food and beverage offerings have opened this summer, which in addition to the new airline services operating from Birmingham gives passengers a variety of choice and excellent reason to use Birmingham Airport as their UK gateway.
Voted the World’s Best for over 20 years, the luxurious Crystal Cruises fleet offers guests the most choice available with a huge array of facilities and activities on offer.
Our all-Inclusive cruising includes speciality dining in the most exquisite of restaurants including the Nobu influenced “Silk Road” and the Sushi Bar; fine Wines & premium spirits and beers throughout the ship; open bar service in all lounges; complimentary soft drinks, bottled water and speciality coffees and pre-paid gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff as well as Butler service in our Penthouses.
Your days and evenings can be filled with endless Enrichment and Entertainment including Language Classes with Berlitz; Wine Tasting seminars; Hands-on cooking classes with celebrity guest chefs and Crystal Visions Enrichment lectures featuring World renowned politicians, sports personalities and Hollywood royalty. Our curated collection of more than 2,000 Crystal Adventures® shore excursions also provides you with enriching insight and privileged access to the world’s most fascinating destinations, both popular and undiscovered.
Award-winning Broadway-style entertainment awaits you each evening; recent release films in the surround-sound Hollywood Theatre accompanied by freshly popped popcorn; close-up magic from members of the Magic Castle and the opportunity of a flutter in the Resorts World At Sea Casino…
And over the next three years, Crystal Cruises will expand, effectively establishing three brand new classes of cruising in Ocean, River & Yachting – as well as its own Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, as Crystal Luxury Air takes to the skies.
The Expedia Travel Agent Affiliate Programme (TAAP) is the division of Expedia that's dedicated to serving the travel trade and fulfilling the sales needs of travel agents.
Expedia TAAP was launched in the UK in 2008 and now has accounts with 2,500 travel agencies.
When booking with Expedia TAAP you have a truly unbeatable level of choice, being able to select from 365,000 hotels, 400 airlines and an unlimited number of package combinations. You also have the chance to book car hire and various activities including transfers, tours and attraction and theatre tickets.
Expedia TAAP also offers you a trade website, complete with lots of new features including an enhanced reporting function and the ability to create tailored booking vouchers for your customers.
Scheduled to open on 15 October 2016 with the Grand Opening Party on 10 December 2016, Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife will sit on the Canary Island’s sunny southern coast near Adeje and offer family-friendly and adult-only experiences through its five-star facilities and services, while reflecting the immerse music environment for which Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos are known for.
The new property comprises 624 rooms, including 260 suites, which will be split across two towers – Oasis and Nirvana - combining contemporary interiors and lavish amenities radiating style and energy. The Rock Royalty Level, located on the 13th, 14th and 15th floors of the Nirvana Tower, will house rock star-worthy suites offering exclusive services such as a private concierge and VIP check-in.
Inova Hospitality Management manages the sales and marketing of 10 luxurious hotels in Greece and one deluxe property in Gran Canaria. Inova Hospitality constantly provides its partners with systematic, continuous and efficient ways to penetrate the market, maintain and improve booking conversion and brand recognition.
Its current portfolio contains: Aegean Suites, Bohemia Suites and Spa, Cape Sounio, Eagles Palace, Electra Palace Rhodes, Lindian Village, MarBella Corfu, Minos Beach Art Hotel, Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort, Skiathos Princess, and Skopelos Village.
ITC Luxury Travel is the UK's longest established independent luxury travel specialist, with over 40 years expertise in creating exceptional travel experiences.
Our portfolio is truly worldwide and encompasses the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Middle and Far East, Africa, Asia and Australasia in addition to destinations a little close to home within Europe.
Across the world, we handpick the very best hotels, villas and cruise companies to ensure absolutely unrivaled quality in the field of luxury travel; and each of our 100 staff are personally committed to deliver the highest standards of care and attention from start to finish.
ITC prides itself on our strong relationships with our travel agent partners, backed by a unique fair trade policy that underpins everything we do - our absolute objective is to deliver an unforgettable experience to the agents who book with us and their clients who travel with us, each and every time.
We look forward to meeting you at Luxpo!
When your stress level is too much to handle, it is time for a getaway. In Los Cabos, where the Sea of Cortes meets the Pacific, there is something for everyone - golfing, snorkeling, kayaking, horseback riding, relaxing in luxury spas and resorts and dancing ‘til dawn. Our visitors will certainly never get bored.
Teeming with sea life, the Sea of Cortes is referred to as the “world’s aquarium” offering superb diving and sport fishing that attracts anglers from around the world.
And from November to March every year, the waters surrounding Los Cabos attract more special visitors - hundreds of migrating whales coming to the warm waters of the Baja Peninsula, making for a truly unforgettable sight!
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. LUX* stages exceptional experiences in different locales – whether on the Beach, in the City or in Nature – by banishing thoughtless patterns and being more simple, fresh and sensory than our competitors.
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.
Other new properties in the pipeline and opening soon include; LUX* Al Zorah, United Arab Emirates; LUX* North Male Atoll, Maldives; LUX* Sud Sauvage, Reunion Island, LUX* Bodrum, Turkey and LUX* Dianshan Lake, China.
Oceania Cruises operates six ships, carrying from 684 to 1,250 guests. Exciting and exotic worldwide itineraries are enhanced by extensive shore excursion choices and expert onboard lecturers. Fine dining – acclaimed as the “The Finest Cuisine at Sea™ ” – is served in a choice of open-seating restaurants including speciality dining at no extra charge. Living areas are sumptuous, almost all accommodations have a private veranda and butler service in all suites.
Cuisine, comfort, service and outstanding value are the pillars that define Oceania Cruises’ Five-Star product and have positioned us as the choice for travellers seeking a truly refined and casually elegant travel experience.
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.
Restaurants and bars have rare character, with imaginative cuisines from the region and around the world. Many are presided over by the world’s top chefs.
Serene spas and complete fitness centres are sanctuaries of wellbeing, while beaches and pools offer both relaxation and activity. On water and land, world-class sports facilities are on offer with professional support.
As always, families are welcomed with special activities and facilities at each resort, while privacy and tranquillity is thoughtfully preserved for adults.
Sanctuary Retreats is an award-winning collection of luxury lodges, camps and cruise ships. The portfolio consists of lodges in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa and Zambia, as well as cruise ships on the Yangtze, Nile and in Myanmar. Each property is completely individual in its design and operated around the philosophy of ‘Luxury, naturally’. All have the same aim: to allow guests to have a “real” experience and enjoy a more natural kind of luxury in properties that have a strong commitment to conservation and responsible tourism.