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Attracting the US Golfer

Attracting the US Golfer

As part of the IGTM virtual event, IGTM Links, there was a whole host of panel talks and insightful content gathered from big names in the golf travel trade. Below is but one excellent discussion that took place on how companies can attract the Read more

Hyatt Luxury Insights Session

Hyatt Luxury Insights Session

Recently, ILTM’s Portfolio Director, Alison Gilmore was invited to a panel talk hosted by Hyatt to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the luxury travel landscape. Making up the panel was Matthew Upchurch, Chairman, and CEO of Virtuoso, Jack Horne, the Global Head of Read more

Millennials, COVID, and the Future of Travel

Millennials, COVID, and the Future of Travel

It’s not a total surprise that millennials are being eyed by the travel community with renewed interest right now. With their idiosyncratic break from traditional values, the millennial demographic has always foretold the future of travel. In fact, their desire to find new ways Read more

Maldives to Launch Loyalty Program for Travellers

Maldives to Launch Loyalty Program for Travellers

This recent article from Luxury Travel Advisor details the latest initiative by the Maldives Minister of Tourism, Hon. Dr. Abdulla Mausoom to encourage travellers to the Maldives:

“Maldives Border Miles” is a three-tiered loyalty program for tourists. Those who enroll in this program will

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Global Heatmap: How COVID-19 Will Shape 2021

Global Heatmap: How COVID-19 Will Shape 2021

This week’s Global Heatmap looks at how COVID-19 will continue to shape HNW individuals travel intentions for the year ahead, and what this means for the luxury travel industry.

A Little Bit About Altiant and the Global Heatmap

ILTM’s Global Heatmap is a new … Read more

Leading The Way with Amanda Elder of Kempinski Hotels

Leading The Way with Amanda Elder of Kempinski Hotels

For today’s Leading The Way interview, we speak to Amanda Elder of Kempinski Hotels about her challenges working as Chief Commercial Officer and how sustainability and flexibility are now more important than ever. 

Since becoming Chief Commercial Officer of Kempinski what has been your Read more

Leading The Way With Craig Reid of Auberge Resorts Collection

Leading The Way With Craig Reid of Auberge Resorts Collection

For this week’s Leading The Way interview, we speak to Craig Reid, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Auberge Resorts Collection about how 2020 has changed the travel industry, and the new demand for bespoke road trips.

Do you think 2020 is Read more

Announcing The ILTM World Tour

Announcing The ILTM World Tour

With our industry in disarray and disruption being the calling card of 2020, ILTM Cannes was going to be the well-deserved boost we all needed, but despite our best efforts to make a face-to-face event happen this year and as great as our disappointment Read more

The Value Of The Aspirational Traveller

The Value Of The Aspirational  Traveller

The smartest brands know you need more than customers – you need advocates. The perfect arrangement for a business is to have paying customers who are happy to tell others how wonderful you are, entreating them to become customers also. It works best because Read more

Leading The Way With Dino Michael of Hilton

Leading The Way With Dino Michael of Hilton

Continuing with ILTM’s Leading The Way series, this week we speak to Dino Michael, the Senior Vice President and Global Category Head of Luxury Brands for the Hilton Portfolio. Today the topics include how to succeed in the travel industry and how brands might Read more

Covid-19: A Lesson on Authenticity

Covid-19: A Lesson on Authenticity

The Covid-19 pandemic has completely changed our lives. Take something as mundane as the adjective close: geographically, we’ve been socially distancing and domestically travelling, and metaphorically, we’ve been looking within and discovering ourselves. Transparency and truth have never been so important, and for brands, Read more

Travel Tracker: Switzerland

Travel Tracker: Switzerland

Switzerland opening up again: to enthusiastic domestic tourists, but a severe lack of foreign guests.

After the horror of lockdown, brought about due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are still in a transitional phase in Switzerland. Easing of the measures put in place to … Read more

Global Heatmap: The Flight To Quality

Global Heatmap: The Flight To Quality

This week’s Global Heatmap looks at how COVID-19 has influenced HNW travellers’ budgets and what this means for the luxury travel industry.

A Little Bit About Altiant and the Global Heatmap

ILTM’s Global Heatmap is a new monthly series created by ILTM’s new resident … Read more

The Road to Cannes

The Road to Cannes

In years to come, when we look back at 2020, we will no doubt describe it as a turning point for the luxury travel industry. The ebb and flow of change that was lapping at our industry’s shore has been replaced with something more Read more

Why Travel Advisors Are Everyone’s Best Friend Right Now

Why Travel Advisors Are Everyone’s Best Friend Right Now

While it’s clear that the pandemic hasn’t put an end to the desire to travel, how clients book and the priorities they now hold have undoubtedly shifted. This modified attitude towards travel has manifested in a variety of ways, not least of all in Read more

Global Heatmap: Green Goes Mainstream

Global Heatmap: Green Goes Mainstream

To kick-off the launch of ILTM’s Global Heatmap, we’ll be looking at the accelerated demand for green travel in the wake of COVID-19 and what that might mean for the future.

Introducing Altiant and the Global Heatmap

ILTM’s Global Heatmap is a new monthly … Read more

ILTM Data Reveals Key Global Insights

ILTM Data Reveals Key Global Insights

For a period of more than 100 days, travel professionals around the world have been striving to make sense of the ever-changing global conversation surrounding COVID-19.

ILTM has no crystal ball, but whilst we can’t predict the future, our unique and close ties with … Read more

Marketing And Measuring Risk For Luxury Travel Clients In The New Normal

Marketing And Measuring Risk For Luxury Travel Clients In The New Normal

As we emerge from months of isolation I find it fascinating to discover how different people feel about the ‘new normal’. Living in New York with various measure still in place makes the idea of sharing public spaces with people – especially indoors – still Read more

Leading The Way With Timo Gruenert Of The Oetker Collection

Leading The Way With Timo Gruenert Of The Oetker Collection

Kicking of ILTM’s Leading The Way series, we speak to newly appointed CEO Timo Gruenert of the Oetker Collection, on what it takes to be successful in the luxury travel business, and what the future traveller might desire next.

What did you want to Read more

COVID-19: The Outlook From Hong Kong

COVID-19: The Outlook From Hong Kong

I remember the week before my three children finished school in January for the Chinese New Year break vividly, as I was at the hospital with my daughter for her check-up.  Having lived in Hong Kong for almost a decade and a half, I Read more

COVID-19 lessons from Down Under

COVID-19 lessons from Down Under

On March 19, 2020, our business changed forever. It was 10.30 am, 30 minutes after Qantas Airways stood down most of its 30,000 workforce.

We gathered our teams in our boardrooms in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and delivered the news that due to the … Read more

Carol Chen On The Mood Of Chinese Travellers

Carol Chen On The Mood Of Chinese Travellers

With the landscape of international travel in near constant flux, the ILTM team are in constant communication with our friends around the world to check the pulse of the global luxury travel community, and bring you the views of your counterparts around the world.Read more

Travel & Tourism: The Global Employer

Travel & Tourism: The Global Employer

Currently, the world is all sat in a waiting room of sorts, eagerly awaiting the green light of free movement to be switched on while simultaneously glaring at the receptionist who’s so far refused to acknowledge we’re here, or that we’re well-past our appointment … Read more

NEW REPORT: LUXURY TRAVEL ECOSYSTEM WORTH $1.54trn

NEW REPORT: LUXURY TRAVEL ECOSYSTEM WORTH  $1.54trn

This report, powered by Wealth-X data and in partnership with Barton: Defining the Global Luxury Travel Ecosystem, is an in-depth analysis of the size and significance of the global experience economy.

This is the first report to size the global ecosystem of businesses … Read more

Revealing Nature’s Hidden Powers with Dr. Tierney Thys

Revealing Nature’s Hidden Powers with Dr. Tierney Thys

The idea that nature can restore health is age-old but how does it work? Recent advances in neuroscience and other scientific disciplines are revealing how nature influences everything from our minds to our micro-biome.

Dr. Tierney Thys is a National Geographic Explorer, biologist, filmmaker … Read more