Eighteen exhibitors and 30 elite travel designers and conference organisers met at the stylish Atlantis by Giardino hotel, and many were able to experience more of Switzerland on an exclusive famil. “All participants had the chance to experience what our main Luxperience event is about: intimate, exclusive, boutique; a great opportunity to build strong business relationships,” said Dimitris Athanasopoulos, Luxperience Business Development Manager for Europe.
And the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Silvana Redemagni, Sales and Marketing Manager, The View Lugano, Switzerland, said of the event “A luxury business experience in a welcoming environment: a great opportunity to meet the right people and to network in a friendly and easy going atmosphere. I can see future Luxperience Europe events evolving to one of the ‘must attend’ of the travel industry. I was so thrilled to be invited to the inaugural event.”
“It was my absolute pleasure to attend Luxperience’s first pop-up European event in Zurich. A truly international travel trade meeting of quality suppliers and selected buyers,” says Margaret Lange, Savenio National Product & Training Manager. “Luxperience Zurich was leisurely paced which allowed us to maximise our networking time. The relaxed atmosphere meant time to share solid knowledge with industry colleagues from at least 11 countries and create a great camaraderie. I can’t wait to return to Australia and share with the Savenio team.”
Other Australian delegates included Belinda Melocco, Chair – The Sydney Event Network; Ruth Leibson, Travel Advisor - FBI Travel and Stuart Reay Director - Smartflyer Australia who were transported to Zurich by airline partner British Airways. Many of the delegates enjoyed a Zurich city tour and Switzerland familiarisation tour to various stunning locations thanks to Pop Up major partners Zurich Tourism and Switzerland Tourism.
Roland Ottiger - Head of Markets Zurich Tourismsaid "We were very pleased to host the pop-up event and welcome the Luxperience delegates at the splendid Hotel Atlantis by Giardino. Zurich has a long tradition of luxury and lifestyle travel and has been voted top in quality of life as well as the most sustainable city. We feel Zurich is a perfect match for Luxperience"
Luxperience is an event in a very intimate and peaceful atmosphere that creates the perfect connections and contacts for business between suppliers and buyers,” says Ane Ugarte, Sales and Marketing Director, Bahia Del Duque, Tenerife, Spain. “Furthermore the network is really deep (sic) with all the participants as it’s not a too big an event.”
Ms Lange concludes: “I can see future Luxperience Europe events evolving to one of the ‘must attend’ of the travel industry. I was so thrilled to be invited to the inaugural event.”