Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced plans to launch the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in Japan.
The new event, being held in Kyoto next year, becomes the fifth edition of the invitation-only travel show, following ILTM in Cannes, ILTM Asia in Shanghai, ILTM Africa in Cape Town and ILTM Americas in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
The format of ILTM Japan will follow the other editions, with pre-scheduled one-to-one appointments between accredited buyers and sellers.
“We have been increasingly aware of the demand from ILTM clients to focus on Japan as a key source market of high-spending discerning travellers. Whereas ILTM Asia has a seven-year proven track record in providing access to a range of buyers from over 20 countries across the burgeoning and diverse Asia Pacific, ILTM Japan will venture further, providing a direct opportunity for a selection of the world’s elite travel products and experiences to reach the most discerning of Japanese luxury travel agents and specialists,” said the ILTM’s Exhibition Director, Alison Gilmore.
The inaugural event will take place in Kyoto from 11-13 March 2013.