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Euromonitor to Speak at LuxuryLab Travel 2017

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March 17th, 2017

Event Name: LUXURYLAB TRAVEL

Date: May 25-28

Location: Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Link to Event: http://luxurylabtravel.com/

Event Description: LUXURYLAB TRAVEL is a unique intelligence platform that integrates new trends and the most up-to-date and exclusive information about the luxury tourism industry.
It will feature widely recognized speakers and experts in the field who will talk about experiential luxury, social responsibility, and industry statistics from Mexico, Latin America and the international markets.
LUXURYLAB TRAVEL supports local luxury travel businesses, investors, and professionals for them to grow and develop opportunities overseas. It provides the latest information to different organizations and presents them strategies to become more sustainable and socially responsible.

Speaker: Wouter Geerts, Senior Travel Analyst at Euromonitor International.

Session Title: Post-Luxury Travel: The Changing Expectations of Luxury Travel Accommodation

Description: Is luxury travel only for the rich elite? Or is our understanding of what constitutes “luxury” changing? This presentation starts a discussion on contemporary luxury, looking at the impact of developments such as demographic and economic shifts, technological innovations, ever-increasing hyper-connectivity, and a growing interest in the sharing economy, to highlight how expectations of luxury travel are changing. Through the use of case studies from the lodging industry, it is explored how time, space and community are re-imagined to offer a luxury experience to the modern traveller.

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Wouter Geerts

In his role as Senior Travel Analyst, Wouter Geerts has direct responsibility for the lodging research within Euromonitor’s Travel team, and manages high profile projects including the Global Trends Report in collaboration with the World Travel Market. Before joining Euromonitor, Wouter completed a PhD on sustainability in the hospitality industry at Royal Holloway, University of London. Wouter further holds a Bachelor in International Hospitality Management.