The crème de la crème of the global travel industry are gathering in Sydney for Luxperience 2018, which opened in grand style last night at Merivale’s ivy Ballroom.
Now under the Diversified Communications umbrella, Luxperience 2018 commenced with a remarkable keynote speaker, Dr Jordan Nguyen, who encouraged the audience to think outside the box for betterment of the world in which we live and left them in awe of his achievements and forward thinking.
During the opening ceremony, the recipients of the prestigious Luxperience 2018 Awards were revealed with the finalists and winners recognised for their excellence in the industry. Designed to honour the development and promotion of some of the finest products that the industry has to offer, the awards were judged by an esteemed panel of travel industry experts who again had the challenging task of selecting the winners from the impressive entries.
“We applaud the finalists and winners of this year’s awards for continually raising the bar on the industry standards for inspiration, innovation and quality to the highest level,” said Luxperience Event Director Michelle Papas. “The evening was a wonderful celebration of our industry, with some of the world’s most impressive suppliers and an elite group of travel stylists in the global luxury and experiential travel arena enjoying the night.”
The Luxperience 2018 Awards winners (pictured below with Papas) are:
- Inspiring Award: Saffron Travels, Vietnam
- Meaningful Award: Hands Up Holidays, New Zealand
- Connections Award: The Farm at San Benito, Philippines
- Destination Award: Japan National Tourism Organization
After the Awards, the excitement continued at the ‘Welcome to Sydney Party’ held next door at Merivale’s ivy Den and Lounge, where guests enjoyed the multicultural flavours that enrich Sydney.
Today, it is down to business as Luxperience exhibitors and buyers gather at the International Convention Centre Sydney for the first day of appointments. Business meetings are set to take place over the next three days.
The invitation-only business forum connects the world’s most exclusive travel providers dealing in luxury and experiential travel and is the only one of its kind in the Australasia and Pacific region.
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