Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), organizer of International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), will hold its second ILTM Spa next year in London from September 30-October 2, 2013. Following the successful launch event held in Austria this year, ILTM Spa will coincide with the annual Tatler Spa Awards seen as one of the world’s international annual spa events.
Alison Gilmore, ILTM Exhibition Director, commented: “ILTM Spa is a high-end focused event dedicated to innovators of spa and wellness travel which includes destination spas and leaders in the medical tourism sector. The decision to hold the event in London next year alongside the Tatler Spa Awards, helps bring the whole industry together in one place. Earlier this year a report by The Director Magazine said that the value of this industry is £39bn with over £5.2bn being spent on spa services in the UK alone, so it’s fitting we meet in London in 2013.”
Francisca Kellett, Travel Editor at Tatler, added: “Tatler is thrilled to be associated with ILTM Spa. Spa breaks are hugely important to our readers (lucky us), and bringing the best of the industry all together in one place next October is an exciting prospect.”
The focus of ILTM Spa is to deliver both business and education, so that the travel and leisure industry can keep up to date with the latest destination spas, resorts, and personalized experiences offered alongside some of the very best treatments, programs, and therapies.
Up to 100 VIP international and UK Hosted Buyers representing the senior decision-makers from specialist tour operators and individual planners of bespoke spa and travel itineraries will be pre-qualified and personally invited to do business with up to 100 exhibitors. There will be a conference on the afternoon of the opening day (September 30), which will focus on the latest spa and wellness issues and medical tourism trends. The following two days will comprise one-to-one pre-scheduled appointments between exhibitors and buyers, and will conclude with the annual Tatler Spa Awards.
“Chiva-Som has been a loyal participant in ILTM events and always found them well organized and inspiring; we are excited by the ILTM Spa proposition and delighted to be participating,” said Mr. Vajravorn Tasukon, Director of Marketing and Communications for Chiva-Som.