The Asia Luxury Travel Market, now in its third year, is to be held at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre from June 15 to June 18, 2009.
ALTM is dedicated solely to the luxury travel industry in Asia Pacific, and is the sister event to the International Luxury Travel Market held annually in Cannes, France and now entering its seventh year.
Organized like a private club, the invitation-only event showcases leading luxury travel suppliers to hosted VIP travel buyers. The exhibition takes place in a highly exclusive environment in which buyers and sellers meet on a unique pre-arranged appointment system.
Ann Marie Meaney, the event manager for ALTM, said that the success of the Asia Luxury Travel Market 2008 firmly positioned the industry's need for an appointment led luxury travel event. She added that with the current global economic uncertainty, there has never been a more crucial time to place value and importance on the power of face to face business.
Among exhibitors already committed to returning for ALTM 2009 are The Leading Hotels of the World, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Jumeirah Hotels, Silversea Cruises, Sina Fine Italian Hotels, Amanresorts, Peninsula Hotels, Conde Nast Johansens, Six Senses Resorts & Spas, and Design Hotels. Newcomers include Prestige Hotels of the World and Switzerland Tourism.