THE LEADING LUXURY TRAVEL EXHIBITION
LTM Moscow Spring 2018More than twenty thousand meetings organised, thousands of satisfied participants and guests, hundreds of enthusiastic reviews on social media - this is the result of the 14th Luxury Travel Mart Spring Edition, held this year at a new and even more convenient and spacious venue – the Hyatt Regency Petrovsky Park.
Having carefully weighed up all the risks associated with organising the event at an entirely new venue, the organisers decided to take this step, and it turned out to be the right decision. The high ceilings, panoramic windows, spacious design and excellent cuisine were appreciated by the exhibitors, whose number grew again this year to 360 hotels and companies operating in the luxury travel segment.
Heralding the long-awaited spring, Luxury Travel Mart, which was decorated with thousands of delicate pink tulips, inspired a seasonal mood in all the guests, as they enjoyed meeting friends and business partners - once again affirming LTM’s reputation as the largest event in the luxury travel segment in Eastern Europe.
Incidentally, this is the only exhibition where guests and participants change roles. On the first day of the Luxury Travel Mart, hosted buyers from all over Russia and neighbouring countries are assigned work stations, and participants come to meet with them. On the second day, the participants sit at the tables, and the regional buyers, who are joined by Moscow operators and agencies, come to them for meetings.
Many agencies and operators, especially from the regions, consider the exhibition to be an extremely important venue for making valuable contacts with hoteliers and DMC, which is so necessary for working with VIP-clients.
This year, Luxury Travel Mart presented fourteen companies from the popular destination of Japan. What’s more, the Land of the Rising Sun was itself a partner country of the forum, acquainting visitors with its tourism potential and cultural traditions.
In addition to negotiations, LTM also includes an evening programme, which this time was an enchanting show that many European concert venues could envy. The culmination of the evening was a performance by the group ViaGra, whose hits were immediately picked up by the audience.
It should be noted that the autumn edition of Luxury Travel Mart will be held on October 2, 2018, again by the Kremlin's walls in the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, so beloved by the organizers, and the 15th anniversary of the exhibition in the spring of 2019 will again be celebrated at the Hyatt Regency Petrovsky Park.