Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), organiser of International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), is launching an event called “Spa & Wellness by ILTM”. The first dedicated event of its kind by RTE for this increasingly important sector in leisure travel, will take place in Seefeld, Austria, 10th to 12th September 2012 at the five-star Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol.
Alison Gilmore, ILTM Exhibition Director, commented: “ILTM’s research among exhibitors and buyers shows that there is a need for a focused spa and wellness event that involves both business and education, so that the travel and leisure industry can keep up to date with the latest destination spas, resorts and personalised experiences offered alongside some of the very best treatments, programmes and therapies. Our objective is to give the industry a similar style event to ILTM but on a smaller scale”.
Up to 40 VIP 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 40 exhibitors. The 2-day event will be split into conference sessions each morning followed by one-to-one pre-scheduled appointments between exhibitors and buyers in the afternoon. The conference sessions each morning will open for all exhibitors and buyers to attend, with an agenda that focuses on the latest spa and wellness issues, trends, brand marketing, the role of social media and a live panel debate.
The five-star Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, provides the setting for the event. Guy Burke, Spa Manager, Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol, commented: “We are delighted to host the first Spa & Wellness by ILTM and I am confident that our hotel will provide a perfect environment to conduct business as well as to network with old friends and new colleagues throughout the various networking events.”