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The one–day conference is designed for anyone working in luxury travel and will be held at the InterContinental London Westminster. With figures from Boston


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Consulting Group showing the “experiential luxury” sector is now worth $1.8 trillion worldwide, and luxury consumption generally set to grow by 7% annually, editor of ttgluxury April Hutchinson said the prospects for luxury travel sellers were currently positive. She added: “In the UK, the number


of millionaire households jumped by a fifth in the past three years alone, but it’s also becoming increasingly clear that people are searching for fulfilling and enriching travel experiences, rather than ostentation. These and many other themes will be discussed on the day.”


InterContinental London Westminster will host the event The ttgluxurySeminar will look at


trends in travel; disruptions and alternatives to traditional models; and ways in which travel sellers and luxury travel companies can stay ahead of trends in marketing and customer relations; as well as understanding different traveller types.


Inspiring professionals The day will start with a speed- networking breakfast session for travel advisors to gain product updates from the likes of One&Only,


Azure Collection aims to help agents bring ‘travel to life’ with dedicated trade app


AZURE COLLECTION has launched a new app designed to help luxury travel agents sell holidays. Agents can personalise the app


with their own details and use it to showcase hotels and destinations to


clients using striking imagery and video via an iPad. It was in development for eight


months, and marketing and product manager Paul Britchford said: “It will be a strong sales tool. We trialled it


ITC Luxury Travel, Gran Canaria Tourist Board and Lux Resorts, four partners already confirmed as sponsors. The networking is followed by


a day of useful and informative content for all delegates. Hutchinson added: “I know of no


other event in the UK which combines both useful networking with conference content dedicated purely to inspiring luxury travel professionals across the sector.” Special offers mean that agents


with several of our top-selling agents and they loved using it.” Hotels can be searched for under


golf, spa, families, fine dining or romantic escapes and offers are constantly updated. Agents can also build a list of favourites with their clients and then email the selections. “There are a lot of travel apps in


The app was trialled with several agents before going live


the marketplace but most are designed to generate direct bookings,” added Britchford. “Ours is aimed at travel agents to help them really bring travel to life. This is the way people browse for their holidays now so we want to help agents be a part of this too.”


he sixth annual ttgluxury Seminar is set to take place on April 28 in London.


can qualify for an earlybird delegate rate of £39 when booking by March 28, or £49 thereafter. Non-agents and suppliers can


qualify for a £149 earlybird delegate rate (£179 thereafter). Existing Cohort members qualify for a place as part of membership. The host partner for the ttgluxury Seminar is the 256-room InterContinental London Westminster, which opened in 2012, within the renovated Queen Anne’s Chambers. Following the seminar, delegates


are invited to a wrap party at Emmeline’s, the hotel’s lounge named after 19th-century British political activist Emmeline Pankhurst, founder of the suffragette movement.


■To book a place, go to ttgdigital.com/ttgluxury-seminar


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TTGLUXURY SPRING: In this issue, new openings and trends in the Caribbean, San Francisco’s contemporary-tech edge, five of the best in Phuket, Suites & Eats in Tokyo, Rio’s chic side, how to be get yourself on the VIP agent list - plus, interview with legendary architect Jean-Michel Gathy and why Austin, Panama and Riga should be on this year’s travel hitlist.


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