You Spoke, We Listened!


Alicia Evanko-Lewis
Alicia Evanko-Lewis

Each year, we ask what you value from your Luxury Travel Expo experience and what you want to see from the show in the future. The top two reasons mentioned are the educational program and the trade show floor. Many say, “I can’t get enough education!” So, at your request, we are packing more information into the expo experience that you can implement in your day-to-day luxury business.

Our General Sessions are always “must attend” events because of the cross-section of top-notch experts we deliver, such as Nancy Friedman, the Telephone Doctor. Nancy returns to the Luxury Travel Expo stage to share her best practices on Seven Traits that Define a Dynamic, Successful Luxury Agent. Her presentation at the 2010 show received rave reviews with agents reporting that “she is a wonderful speaker who mixes laughter with real-world advice.” We are glad to have her back and know you will walk away brimming with ideas!

Educational opportunities with suppliers will also be widely available both on the trade show floor and in the conference program. You tell us that you learn by destination—the very way we section our trade show floor. Looking for an African safari? Want to learn about a global chain? Simply walk over to the Africa and Worldwide sections, respectively, to talk with executives from companies you can add to your little black book of contacts! Be sure to mark the Wednesday supplier presentations on your calendar!

Don’t forget about our virtual networking tool, LTE Connect, included in all registration passes. LTE Connect gives you access to suppliers you want to meet with before, during and after the show. Search by destination, product category and more! Add those of interest to your Show Planner and use as your personal show map.  You can also use the messaging function to contact exhibitors and schedule appointments at their booths. Log in today to begin planning!

I do recommend you pay a visit to the show’s website for the latest updates on the revised schedule! We want to ensure you have ample time to attend every piece of programming we have planned beginning on Tuesday and wrapping up Thursday afternoon.

Remember, the earlier you register the more chances you have to be rewarded with our Experience Extraordinary incentive. We are glad to have just awarded $1,000 during May. Each month we will announce a new reward giving you the opportunity to experience phenomenal vacations, courtesy of participating exhibitors.