RAISING THE BAR
Wednesday 28 Nov 2018
Relocating to a new state of the art venue was just one of the enhancements we provided at this year’s event. Another high point was the number of new premium quality buyers and suppliers who participated. We’ve shared some of our successes with our 2018 event business outcomes.
There were plenty of changes for the show this year – a new parent company, new venues and reimagined events. Post-show feedback shows that Luxperience 2018 was our most successful year ever.
97% of buyers were satisfied with their experience
- 96% of buyers are likely to recommend Luxperience
- 91% of buyers are likely to return for Luxperience 2019
These figures demonstrate year on year improvement from previous shows.
For 2018, the show maintained its even split of global and national buyers for this year more than 60% of buyers were first time attendees.
All of our exhibitors were carefully identified and handpicked, ensuring high quality across the board. Buyers told us they were most interested in:
- Luxury hotels and resorts
- Boutique lodges and unique accommodation
- Private touring and unique experiences
- Food and wine tours and experiences
- Cultural tours and experiences
- Cruise and expedition
Here’s what some of our attendees had to say about Luxperience 2018.
“I feel the show has matured and found its place. The organisers should be proud as the event ably competes on the international event stage. The location and ambience is amazing.” Helen George, The Honeymoon Boutique (buyer)
“It was an invaluable opportunity for Four Season Hotels, and more specifically Four Seasons Hotel Macau, Cotai Strip, with some great introductions.” Cathy Favaloro, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
“It’s been an excellent show. It’s been very beneficial not only for the Philippines on a macro level but also on a more micro level for the individual companies and properties. The buyers were a perfect match and were interested in our product. It certainly worked for what we needed.” Consuelo Jones, Intas Destination Management, Philippines
One of the hits was the Luxperience App created by AV1. Now in its third year, it assists people navigate the exhibition, keep abreast of the program, receive updates and host their own itinerary and appointment schedule. It also enables delegates to connect with each other – even after Luxperience – and, new for this year, to rate their appointments.