It was a lovely view of the coast, and a quick ride into the area. I was honored to be a part of the invitation-only ILTM (International Luxury Travel Market) Cannes, the flagship event in luxury travel. This gathering of the world’s finest suppliers with the most elite travel advisors is held at Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, on Boulevard de la Croisette. Connections are made and relationships strengthened, as each day is filled with pre-scheduled appointments. This is key in staying up to date and connected to luxury travel experiences for my clients. It was a wonderful event, and I look forward to the next one in December.
I spent a few days in Paris, Provence, and Barcelona before attending ILTM Cannes. Paris was just wonderful. Alexandre Michaud, Director of Sales at the Mandarin Oriental Paris, took me on a site tour of this amazing property. It truly is a work of art, and a must see/stay/dine when you visit Paris.
I stayed at Terre Blanche in Provence. This property is a charming, countryside escape with the most incredible views of the nearby villages. Rachel David, Director of Sales & Marketing, was my hostess. She was so generous with her time. I enjoyed learning more about her and Terre Blanche over dinner. I spent most of my time at the spa, where I got to experience several luxurious treatments. I left feeling refreshed and renewed.
Finally, I traveled to Barcelona, where I was hosted by Verónica Rodríguez, Marketing Director for Barcelona Tourism. I quickly fell in love with Spanish cuisine and the people of Barcelona. I so admire the pride that they have for their city. In three days, I got a thorough look at this destination, rich in culture, art, architecture, and history.
Interested in learning more about my perspective of Cannes, or discussing the possibilities of luxury travel in this area? Contact me … I’d love to share my experiences with you.