Asia Luxury Travel Market says it is almost double the size of the 2007 inaugural event.
"We expected ALTM to grow quickly, just as its sister event International Luxury Travel Market did when we started it seven years ago," says ALTM and ILTM founder Serge Dive. "But the pace of growth of ALTM has surprised even us. It's been even more rapid than that of ILTM, which shows how excited everyone is about the enormous growth potential from Asia."
This year's new exhibitors for the event in Shanghai include Bulgari Hotels & Resorts; the UK's Maybourne Hotel Group which comprises three of Europe's finest hotels, Claridge's, The Berkeley and The Connaught; Tourism Ireland; Lufthansa Private Jets; Regalia Hotel Group; Bombardier Skyjet, International; Turismo Madrid; Dreamscape International; and Luxury Australia which features Orion Expedition Cruises and Wilderness Australia.
Due to the growth in the number of exhibitors attending ALTM this year, the show's organizers have increased the number of VIP buyers invited to match exhibitor demand. ALTM works on an appointment system where all appointments between buyers and sellers are organized prior to the event. This ensures both buyers and sellers are able to select who they want to meet without wasting time.