With wellness tourism already a US$439 billion market and set to grow to US$678.5 billion before 2017, ILTM Spa (www.iltm.net/spa) has announced some of the headline destination and wellness spas that will take part in this year’s event at the Café Royal, London, 29 September – 1 October 2014, in association with Healing Holidays.
Reed Travel Exhibitions launched the specialist, invitation only ILTM Spa in 2012 to provide a platform for the great and the good of the global spa and wellness industry to address the burgeoning growth in wellness lifestyle trends.
Following their success at ILTM Spa 2013, Chiva Som will be returning to this year’s event. Athipat Jitchaiwat, Sales Director commented:
“ILTM Spa is an ideal platform for Chiva Som - an opportunity to meet specialist Wellness & Spa buyers from all over the world in one-to-one meetings at a focussed, high-end event. Last year’s event is still proving very successful for us and we are looking forward to ILTM Spa 2014 with great expectations.”
The Oetker Collection will also take part for the third year. Manuela Busch, Regional Head of Sales & Marketing commented:
“ILTM Spa in 2013 was successful for Oetker Collection on many levels: a great mixture of new buyers, pioneers from new markets and media opportunities. The growth potential for spa and wellness worldwide is significant and we are looking forward to introducing Villa Stéphanie at ILTM Spa 2014 to meet the very best of the world’s spa experts at this valuable specialist event.”
And Aman Resorts will join ILTM Spa for the first time in 2014:
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to present Amangiri to the world’s top spa specialists at ILTM Spa and look forward to furthering new and existing relationships at this extremely targeted event.”
ILTM Spa is a three day event comprising a high profile Opening Forum and educational sessions, one-to-one pre-arranged business meetings and after hours networking. Some of the world’s top spa destinations, wellness resorts and retreats will meet with buyers from 20 countries, all of whom specialise in designing luxury leisure programmes with specific interest in spa and wellness travel.
David Paterson, ILTM Spa Exhibition Manager commented:
“Recognising the exponential growth in the spa and wellness industry, ILTM Spa brings the hugely successful pre-scheduled appointments format to our burgeoning network of specialist spa and wellness buyers around the world, generating new relationships and market share for our exhibitors and highlighting key areas of opportunity across many wellness-related sectors.”