Luxury travel is a market which, whilst although affected by the downturn in the worldwide financial market, is still one which prospers. A large percentage of the people affected by the recession would not have opted for luxury travel anyway. The reality is that many of those who had enough money to utilise luxury travel services will still be in a relatively comfortable today and thus remain in the market. The Luxury Travel Fair held in London each year is one of the best opportunities in Europe for those involved in the Luxury Travel market to showcase their products and to reach new customers.
The London Luxury Travel Fair is held at the Olympia Venue in London and is accessible by ticket only. Tickets can be purchased in the door but they are also available in advance. If you need convincing to attend then you will be sold by the promise of accessing all of the premier travel products in the UK under one roof, as well as products from companies from around the world. The show is not just an opportunity to walk around and browse brochures, there are also interactive speeches, celebrity speakers such as David Shukman from the BBC and an international food market where celebrity chefs help you to experience the luxury foods you could experience in different parts of the world.
The luxury fair runs for 4 days, although you should be able to cover all bases in one day. If you need a rest between scouting the various features you can have a drink in the island themed bar or shop for Christmas gifts at Spirit of Christmas Fair which is at the same location. Olympia is also in the centre of London (close to the Earls Court area) and is a great base also for London’s main attractions and museums, hence combining visiting the exhibition with some sightseeing might mean a chance to make better use of your time in London.
There are some other excellent travel fairs and exhibitions which you might also be interested in and these include Monaco Boat Show, the Millionaire Fair series of shows (which take place in various cities including Amsterdam and New York City) and the Asian Luxury travel market. These are all annual shows and shows which attract many of the world’s leading luxury companies. The market for expensive travel is well and truly alive and kicking and is an sector within travel that continually offers suppliers opportunities for expansion.