While at ILTM Spa in London this past fall, I was enlightened by the opening ceremony by many topics. One that made my ears perk up the most was concerning the future of luxury travel in Asia especially in the wellness and spa travel sections.

Asia is on my Goblet List (aka a luxury bucket list), thus it is not somewhere I have had the honor of visiting myself as of yet. This year at ILTM Spa, I am going to make it a point to get to know more about spa travel in Asia.  After reading the information below provided by ILTM Events, you too will be thinking much more about luxury travel in Asia.

Start adding to that Goblet List today!


ILTM Asia, 2 – 5 June 2014, Shanghai
The eighth edition of International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Asia will take place in Shanghai from 2 – 5 June 2013, setting the scene for up to 550 high-end travel agents from across Asia to design 2015 itineraries for their clients.

The number of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in the Asia-Pacific region is set to rise by 88% over the next decade, the joint highest rate of growth in any world region, matched only by Latin America. By 2030, 49% of all global passenger traffic will be within the Asia-Pacific or between the region and the rest of the world, with India, China and Indonesia dominating the region’s travel expenditure.

Alison Gilmore, ILTM’s Senior Exhibition Director commented:
The pace of the growth in this region is remarkable, not just in the numbers that are able to travel, but also in the numbers that want to travel. Where they want to go and what they want to experience is the key question.  ILTM Asia 2014 will profile those that are shaping the next generation of global travel and the diverse demands of the new Asian traveller.”

ILTM Asia 2014 will welcome up to 550 luxury travel brands and experiences from approximately 20 countries across the world.  The 550 buyers will be identified and invited from 20 countries across the Asia Pacific including China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Korea and Singapore.

Confirmed exhibitors include The Peninsula Hotels, Orient Express Hotels, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, Shangri-La Hotels, Virgin Limited Edition, Oetker Collection and Four Seasons as well as Aqua Expeditions, Heavens Portfolio, XO Private and Design Hotels.

Alison Gilmore, ILTM’s Senior Exhibition Director continued:
ILTM Asia 2014 will keep buyers conversant in ultramodern luxury culture and provide everything they need to create authentic travel memories. Expect to find out about new hot spots such as Myanmar, Papua New Guinea and Mongolia, and new niche experiences from family travel to adventure to solo travel.”

During the four day, invitation-only ILTM Asia 2014, approximately 550 international luxury travel suppliers will meet with 550 elite buyers and agents in over 26,000 pre-scheduled, mutually matched meetings: the ultimate opportunity to explore the newest creative solutions in elite travel to build business.

For further information, please visit www.iltm.com/asia