THIS summer, London retailers are going that extra mile to welcome their Arab visitors. Stores with Arabic speaking staff, VIP customer liaison teams, personal shoppers and stylists, out of hours shopping, private shopping suites, hospitality and chauffeur services are already some of the facilities available for high-end travellers.
'Visitors from the Middle East drive the market for super luxury items during the pre-Ramadan summer weeks. There is a clear increase in demand for high-value items such as fine jewellery and exotic skin handbags with brands like Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Asprey, Chanel and Cartier, all within the London luxury quarter, being among the leading destinations for these wealthy shoppers,' commented Lord Bruce Dundas, chairman, London Luxury.
No other city defines luxury quite like London and Mayfair, renowned for its Savile Row tailors, the fine jewellers and designer flagship stores of Bond Street, the rich heritage of Burlington Arcade, Jermyn Street and St James’, the art and antiques of Cork Street and the fashionable cool of Mount Street.
Now, savvy shoppers can get a fresh, new exclusive experience with London Luxury which has created an exciting package aimed exclusively at the affluent male visitor. The London High Life Package, being launched in Dubai, offers unparalleled access to Mayfair’s leading designer brands, its most sought after penthouse, the latest restaurants and clubs as well as an amazing driving opportunity for performance car lovers.
Participants will have access to their own penthouse address on Park Lane at the exclusive Metropolitan Hotel, a personal invitation to the Polo Ralph Lauren store, which offers a range of special services from private appointments both in and out of opening hours to a made-to-measure and personalisation service by some of the world’s most experienced artisans, and to top it off, a once-in-a-lifetime driving experience arranged by Formula One insiders, Halcyon Sports.
TTN is the most established trade publication in the Middle East distributed on a controlled circulation basis to members of the travel and tourism industry.
Published monthly by Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group, the region’s foremost trade publisher, TTN is aimed at professionals in the industry, from travel agents to airline and hotel personnel.
TTN provides in-depth and extensive coverage of relevant issues in the Middle East and North Africa as well as in other parts of the world. Travel related news, analysis, and new appointments together with information on up-coming exhibitions, marketing and promotional campaigns are presented in an innovative and striking colour tabloid.
Every issue also contains a collation of international and regional news and topical features of interest to readers.