In its biggest event to date, ILTM North America will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Mexico by once again bringing fresh new itineraries, adventures and introductions for global luxury and lifestyle travel brands and properties and the most discerning luxury travel agents from Mexico, Canada and the USA.
The event will take place between 19-22 September in the Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Simon Mayle, Event Director, ILTM North America remarked: “For the last 10 years, ILTM North America has shaped the importance of the regional luxury travel landscape from our home in Mayakoba, Mexico. This year, we celebrate our largest event to date with guests from 60 exclusive destinations across the world taking part – a 65% increase year on year. North American luxury travel is back – with a vengeance.”
Against the backdrop of the Caribbean sea and alongside an extensive program of networking events, ILTM North America 2022 will bring together over 420 exhibiting companies from all four corners of the world to meet with 420 luxury travel agents from 169 cities across the region (including 134 from the USA, 20 from Mexico and 11 from Canada) in an estimated 25,000 one-to-one meetings.
The ILTM North America guest list includes leading brands from ACCOR, Auberge Resorts, Bulgari, Corinthia, Hyatt Hotels, IHG Hotels and Resorts, Leading Hotels of the World, Preferred Hotels and Small Luxury Hotels of the World to destinations from Los Cabos to the Bahamas and the Maldives, Japan, Thailand and South Korea to Germany, Italy, Finland, France and Switzerland, plus extensive locations across the USA and Central America.
As in the past, many hotels and brands that are imminently to open, have chosen to launch at ILTM North America and this year, these include the new Thompson Madrid, Raffles London, Ritz-Carlton Portland, Conrad Los Angeles and Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club. Other properties making their debut include Casa Chable in Mexico, The Other House in London and new private members club CASA Cipriani in New York.
ILTM North America 2022 adopts the theme of nature, represented by the elements of Air, Fire, Earth and Water to link the connection of sustainability, wellbeing, local environment and culture which underpins the luxury travel industry and embraces its heritage.
“We are proud to have established the global connections and community which define the heritage of ILTM North America and to have witnessed the creation of so many relationships and business opportunities,” Mayle said.
“By 2024, the luxury travel market is set to increase by over 60% from pre-pandemic levels in 2019, with personalisation, flexibility, culture and wellness underpinning this growth – themes which can be found in abundance at ILTM North America 2022,” he said.