Following conversations with many of its key stakeholders, Reed Exhibitions has postponed ILTM Latin America 2021 from 4-7 May to 26-29 October 2021 to allow for an extended period of time for delegates to plan and meet successfully.
ILTM Latin America traditionally attracts buyers representing the wealthiest of travellers from many countries across the continent. The 2021 event will now take place in the Tivoli Mofarrej Sao Paulo where international luxury travel brands will be able to meet with the Latin American buyer communities to reconnect and build business.
Simon Mayle, ILTM Latin America Event Director comments: “The decision to postpone ILTM Latin America to later in the year is a practical solution for our buyers and partners alike. We are looking ahead to a time when we can successfully bring the world to Latin America, so the region’s travel advisors can help their discerning clients discover more places to go and destinations to explore. We cannot predict the timing of when growth will come back, but we can be ready for whenever it happens.”
The ILTM World Tour will take place across three weeks, across three regions starting with the Asia Pacific buyers and media – 17, 18 and 19 November, for those from Europe, Middle East and Africa – 23, 24 and 25 November and for buyers from both North and South America – 1, 2 and 3 December.
Alison Gilmore, ILTM Portfolio Director, said the world tour will give every supplier the opportunity to select which part of the world they wish to do business.
“As there have been no ILTM events this year it will give a supplier a one-off creative way virtually to meet with buyers from the regions of the world they were hoping to meet this year and also the opportunity to meet new buyers in new markets opened up by ILTM World Tour.”
The event will run as an appointment-based diary system similar to all ILTM events.
“The ILTM World Tour is a one-off virtual event specifically created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The luxury travel industry has thrived as a result of its ability to meet and do business face-to-face and this component is pivotal to the success of the global ILTM portfolio. As we move forward into 2021 and our world starts to open again, this portfolio will continue to evolve with a relevant solution for all our participants and stakeholders,” Gilmore said.
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