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Who’s who of the luxury travel market joins ILTM in Cannes
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‘Keeping Luxury Relevant’ and ‘The Future of Luxury Travel’ are the key themes the world of luxury travel will be tackling at this year’s ILTM in Cannes from December 7-10.

Now in its eighth year, ILTM (International Luxury Travel Market ) has attracted a who’s who of the industry.

The event, having assembled the world’s definitive collection of luxury experiences and prestigious luxury travel products, has brought together a heavyweight panel of the industry’s movers and shakers to discuss the two key themes.

Sitting on the two panels at the ILTM Ultratravel Forum will be Paul Jones, president One & Only Hotels and Resorts; Katie Taylor, president and COO Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; Brett Butcher, CEO Langham Hotels; John Gianquitto, chairman and chief executive The Appointment Group; Sonu Shivdasani, CEO Six Senses Resort and Spa; Amerigo Perasso, president and COO Silversea Cruises; Glen Pushelberg, YabuPushelberg; Tom Storey, president Fairmont Hotels and Resorts; Tom Shelley, vice president Marketing Space Adventures; Tom Marchant, director and co-founder Black Tomato; Melissa Biggs Bradley, founder and CEO Indagare Travel Inc.; Andrés Ergas, president Nomads of the Seas; Guy Crawford, CEO Jumeirah Group and Kristi Jones, president Virtuoso.

Apollo 11 Astronaut, Dr Buzz Aldrin - together with Neil Armstrong the first humans to set foot on the Moon in 1969 - will be delivering ILTM’s keynote address at the Forum.

“We are absolutely delighted that Dr Buzz Aldrin, an icon of the golden age of space travel, will be reminiscing on his experiences with Apollo and his moonwalk whilst looking ahead to the future of space travel. 

“It is also particularly pleasing that ILTM has attracted such a prestigious panel that represents a cross section of the international luxury travel market.  It is rare to bring together in one place on one stage such a distinguished group of industry leaders,” said Debbie Joslin, group exhibition director ILTM.

The ILTM Ultratravel Forum will be followed by the inaugural ILTM Awards recognising the best luxury travel experiences from around the world, as voted for by the users of luxury travel community and the participants of International Luxury Travel Market.

The event looks forward to once again showcasing a variety of the most prestigious luxury travel products and services to the most discerning international luxury travel buyers.

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