At Signature Travel Network’s Annual Conference, held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas from December 2 – 5, 2019, Luxury Travel Advisor gathered top suppliers and travel advisors to talk about the latest in the realm of adventure and experiential travel. Participating in the event were: Mark Conroy, Silversea; Theresa Gatta, Ponant; Marett Taylor, Abercrombie & Kent; Elfa Ragnarsdottir, Nordic Luxury; Alicia Kjeldgaard, Backroads; Helena Price, Explora Lodges; Libby Cooke, Luxury Lodges of Australia; Chris Sturgeon, Luxury Lodges of New Zealand; Debby Denham, Preferred Travel of Naples; Karimah Dossa, Hill Barrett Travel; Daniela Harrison, Avenues of the World Travel; and Ignacio Maza, Signature Travel Network.
Here is a condensed version of our conversation:
Matt Turner, Luxury Travel Advisor: What are some new experiences that clients are seeking and what are you doing to meet those requests?
Mark Conroy, Silversea: Our segment of the market is Baby Boomers and their families, and they’re staying healthier longer. They’ve been more adventurous, and they want things like expedition travel. What’s hard today is trying to serve each of them well — it’s hard to be something for everybody. But the great news is they…