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Come and learn about or wonderful experience in ILTM Mayakoba this past week!

ILTM (International Luxury Travel  Market) is a global collection of invitation-only events that brings together international buyers to meet and discover the most luxurious travel experiences. Each event introduces a unique selection of luxury travel brands to ILTM’s network of hand-picked luxury travel advisors, through appointments and networking sessions. ILTM has three core global local events: ILTM Arabia, ILTM Latin America and ILTM North America.

Last week (20 – 23 September), Eco Hotels & Resorts had the opportunity to participate in ILTM North America 2021 which took place within the luxury resort of Mayakoba, Mexico. Located in the heart of the Mexican Riviera Maya, Mayakoba is one of the most exclusive resorts in the region. Surrounded by a lush mangrove forest with water canals, Mayakoba offers a great private and luxurious experience. 

Mayakoba, Mexico

ILTM North America marked a successful return to in-person luxury travel events, the first ‘live’ ILTM for 21 months, brought to life in a covid-safe paradise. Over 250 luxury travel advisors from Canada, Mexico and the US met with 250 suppliers on one-to-one meetings, giving them a great chance of networking. The opportunity to start reconnecting again with travel agents was delightful, it was one of the main factors that defined the event. Everyone was excited to be back together, meeting new people or old friends and building new business opportunities in this new “era” of post pandemic traveling.

Quintana Roo’s Tourism Promotion Council attended more than 50 appointments, 15 per day. Mexican Caribbean destinations were present at all times among travel agents and specialized media under a one-to-one 10 minute appointment where they shared information related to new attractions, hotel openings and their amenities; in addition to the guidelines on prevention against COVID-19 regarding future travel.

ILTM North America, Mayakoba, Mexico

EHR’s experience in ILTM

Now we want to talk to you about our amazing experience in ILTM North America! Our Sales Manager, Isabella Sanchez had the opportunity to attend this wonderful event and she definitely had a blast. The organization of the event was impeccable, all the appointments were very interesting and we had the opportunity to learn a lot of new things. People were amazing and so happy to be there, we met a lot of people and had a great networking experience!

Italy was the official sponsor of ILTM so you could see gelatos everywhere! Also there was a “prosecco time” where you could have a glass and relax between the appointments, fun fact: they ran out very quickly! There were even sunrise and sunset yoga classes taught by Joali, a great instructor from a hotel in the Maldives.

One of the nights there was a cocktail party (open to those who wanted to attend) in the beautiful Banyan Tree Mayakoba where you could enjoy delicious appetizers and a great cocktail, the perfect opportunity to network!

Finally the closing party was at the beach of the Andaz Mayakoba Resort, where you had all types of food, great atmosphere and even a Dj! It was the perfect way to end this amazing 3 day event. 

ILTM North America - Mayakoba Mexico

We were thrilled to see that people are increasingly interested in sustainable travel! The pandemic has made people reconsider their way of traveling and made them more eco-conscious. We are grateful and proud to have participated in this great event and we take with us an amazing experience with lots of new learnings as well as good contacts with whom we can collaborate in the future to make something exceptional! Until Next year ILTM!

ILTM North America allowed us to realise the ‘new normal’ will be the good old normal; nothing replaces human connections and having the opportunity to be here meeting so many new buyers from North America is a huge boost to our 2022 expectations.” 

Danilo Cerqueira, Tempo VIP, Portugal 

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