Luxury Travel Industry’s Favorite Event Moves to Palm Beach in 2018 

NEW YORK (May 24, 2017) ─ Questex Travel Group announced yesterday that the next Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit will be held May 30 – June 1, 2018 at the Eau Palm Beach in Manalapan, Florida.  

The exclusive, invite-only event that brings together luxury travel agency owners and managers with the most opulent, luxury suppliers for two and a half days of collaboration and innovation, came to a close yesterday at The Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC.

This year the event saw some new faces as well as old, from both an attendance perspective as well as the conference content.  A special new addition to the event was a presentation from the National Geographic Society, “Tourism with Purpose: Travelers Vote with Their Wallets on the Future of Destinations,” which was presented by John Francis, former vice president for research, conservation, and exploration, National Geographic Society and executive board member, Sustainable Travel International. 

The attendees also experienced a veritable cross-section of valuable sessions that focused on the luxury travel market, and how to help drive it forward into the future. It was then capped off with the exquisite Awards of Excellence reception, held at the Residence of the Belgian Ambassador, and hosted by Visit Flanders.

John McMahon, Questex Travel Group executive vice president and publisher of Luxury Travel Advisor said, “the ULTRA Summit is our pinnacle event, extremely well-received by advisors and suppliers alike who’ve each given us a 100% satisfaction ratio year over year, and this year was no different. I couldn’t be more pleased with the on-site experience, all of the feedback I received from our guests, and look forward to next year in Palm Beach.” 

Sponsors of the summit included venue host The Watergate Hotel, Roe & Co., Visit Flanders, Island Destinations, and Velas Resorts.  

Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit is the most unique, intimate gathering of luxury travel’s most prominent advisors and international luxury suppliers. The event includes informative education, one-to-one meetings, networking events, and elegant receptions. For more information visit 

About Questex Hospitality + Travel
The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group of Questex LLC serves the worldwide hospitality, travel and related industries that together contribute over $6 trillion to the global gross domestic product. Through an innovative platform of targeted solutions, the group serves the sector’s entire ecosystem, from tourism and hotel development and investment to hotel design, purchasing, management and operations.

The Questex Hospitality + Travel Group supports every B2B segment of the industry, from investment and development to management operations, sales and marketing of hospitality and travel products to destination development and marketing, via proven demand generation, learning, loyalty and rewards solutions as well as a network of live events. This division of Questex is aligned around three broad market segments – hospitality, travel and meetings – and supported by its digital media staff.

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