Luxury travel event ILTM Asia Pacific is expected to make a comeback this year following years of Covid-19 restrictions.

The event managers expect about 1,000 attendees, reaching pre-pandemic levels, according to an ILTM Asia Pacific press release.

The ILTM Asia Pacific event is an annual invitation-only luxury travel event that brings together high-end travel companies from the Asia Pacific region and luxury travel buyers from around the world. 

The iconic Marina Bay Sands will host the event, which runs from June 19 to June 22.  

The event is considered one of the most important gatherings for luxury travel professionals in the region and offers the opportunity to connect with potential clients, partners, and industry experts. 

“The success of ILTM is not just the appointments on the show-floor, but the many different opportunities to meet, connect, network and build relationships – often officially and informally,” said Alison Gilmore, director of the ILTM portfolio with global events company RX Global, in a press release published late March. 

ILTM Asia Pacific features a pre-scheduled appointment system, allowing exhibitors to meet with buyers on a one-to-one basis. The event also includes educational sessions and seminars on topics relevant to the luxury travel industry, such as trends, insights, and best practices. 

The list of attendees includes established brands such as Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Marriott International Luxury Brands, IHG Hotels & Resorts and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.  

Smaller, independent luxury travel suppliers are also expected to make an appearance, like Jawakara, which is a new, high-end resort on across two Maldives islands, as well as Angama, a new safari lodge in Kenya.  

The third iteration of its research series will be released during the event too, with a special focus on wealthy Chinese travellers. The report, called ‘Decoding the Luxury Traveller’s Mindset; Spotlight China’, will unpack the recent and planned travel behaviours of wealthy Chinese travellers. 

This comes as China opens fully from its hardline pandemic-related restrictions, which have constricted the flow of Chinese tourists abroad since 2020.  

“The last three years have seen the travel industry confronted by unique and unprecedented challenges, giving way to predictions, opinions, and forecasts,” said Gilmore, “And as China moves out of a prolonged period of lockdown the travel industry needs to understand which trends are being reflected and which are mere speculation.” 

For more of an idea of what to expect from the report, here is a link to last year’s ILTM Asia Pacific report.