“The Australian travel landscape has changed significantly in recent years with the emergence of a significant number of upscale, experience based lodges and camps.” said Penny Rafferty, Executive Officer of Luxury Lodges of Australia. “As a result Australia has emerged as a must-go destination for upscale, experience seeking global travellers.
“While Luxperience is a global show, that it will take place in Australia allows those global luxury travel buyers a unique opportunity to see, first hand, just how Australian travel has come of age.”
The seventeen independent luxury lodges and camps within Luxury Lodges of Australia’s portfolio offer unforgettable experiences in Australia’s most inspiring and extraordinary locations.
“We are delighted to welcome this exceptional collection of luxury properties and experiences to our Luxperience community,” says Rosemarie Sama, CEO & co-founder of Luxperience. “As part of this strategic partnership Global Buyers will also be able to experience first-hand these offerings as part of the Luxperience post touring program.”
Luxury Lodges of Australia collection ranges from wilderness lodges to vineyard retreats and dining destinations; island hideaways to luxe outback camps. All are operated to be the ‘best’ in sharing their unique region in Australia with their guests.
Exhibiting at Luxperience with Luxury Lodges of Australia will be Baillie Lodges’ Southern Ocean Lodge and Capella Lodge, Cape Lodge, qualia, The Louise, Barossa Valley, Wild Bush Luxury’s Bamurru Plains, Arkaba Station and Sal Salis, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Lizard Island and Spicers Peak Lodge and Spicers Clovelly Estate.
As part of the Luxperience partnership selected global VIP buyers will be able to participate in a special post touring program to an array of the Luxury Lodges of Australia properties including Southern Ocean Lodge, Cape Lodge, Lizard Island, qualia, The Louise, Bamurru Plains and Wolgan Valley.
Luxperience has confirmed some of the globe’s most unique experiential travel suppliers to be at the show, including Antarctica XXI, Desroches Island, Eichardt’s Private Hotel, Encompass Africa, Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours, Peregrine Travel, Sea Song Tours, sophisticated-travel, Southern Crossings, SwisSKIsafari, TAJ Hotels and Orion Expeditions and a number of the Navigate Oceania private collection.
Networking has also never looked so positive with over 80 buyers already registered to attend. VIP buyers are literally flying-in from across the globe – from North America to Spain and France, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Ultra-bespoke travel arrangers include companies such as Global Nomads, which has set an international benchmark in experiential travel, and Swain Tours who are specialists in providing custom made experiences to the world’s most remarkable destinations.
“We are absolutely delighted with the support and encouragement from the industry,” said Rosemarie Sama.