Coming up December 5 – 8 at the Palais des festivals in Cannes, France, the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) promises attendees an an unmatched collection of international travel experiences.
Recently I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Sion Rapson (at left), and industry expert of merit who has helped the world recognize excellence in the travel industry immeasurably. Rapson, Director of Global Business for the distinguished World Travel Awards, spoke candidly before and after a Q & A for Eye for Travel. The full interview and some added takeaways are cited below, followed by a brief summary.
Questex Hospitality + Travel has announced having revamped their 2013 Luxury Travel event. This year attendees, agents, and sponsors will experience a far more rich event with greater networking and visibility than ever before.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), one of the most prominent organizations of the global business travel industry, has just announced the opening of its GBTA Russia Chapter. The launch of the GBTA Russia activities also marks the association’s milestone of being active in and having membership in all BRIC regions.
This morning the much awaited World Travel Market opens in London. WTM 2012 will see some 157 new entries to exhibit among the world’s leading tourism, technology, and hospitality companies of every sort. Taking place at the ExCel from the 5th through the 8th, Reed Exhibitions’ yearly event will see even more notoriety and reach this year.
Coming to Frankfurt October 20th through 27th, Around the World in 80 Hours is an immersive training experience focused on business travel management. The program is designed for travel professionals and university students to glean knowledge in global corporate travel.
The Asian Games get underway today with a great deal of fanfare. China Premier Wen Jiabao and a laundry list of dignitaries are scheduled to witness what could be China’s biggest light show ever. A river spectacle is set for the opening of the 16th contingent of the games.