Feuding show organisers reach agreement

Feuding show organisers reach agreement
By admin

Feuding organisers of two luxury travel shows – both due to take part on the same dates next September – have patched up their differences with the new Luxury Events and Travel Experiences (LETE) cancelled "for 2013 and into the future".

It will leave Luxperience, first held this year, as the sole luxury show in Sydney.

Luxperience chief executive Helen Logas and Rosemarie Sama, the former CEO, worked together on the debut show but fell out soon afterwards in clearly bitter circumstances but for reasons that remain unclear.

Sama then set up a direct rival, LETE, and planned to run the show on the same dates as Luxperience in September.

The deliberate clash left many luxury operators perplexed with two competing show on the same dates clearly unworkable.

Logas said: "We are both very pleased that we have been able to come to an amicable agreement between us. The agreement allows Luxperience to build on its success in 2012 and for both of us to focus on our respective futures."

Sama added: "While Sydney, Australia and the region is a large marketplace, I recognise that in reality there is probably room for only one luxury travel trade show. As I put a great deal of passion and effort into Luxperience 2012, I want to see it continue to succeed.

"I am therefore pleased that Helen and I have reached agreement which means I am cancelling LETE in 2013 and into the future."

But Sama will play no role in Luxperience as she wished "Helen and the team well in the future success of Luxperience".

Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

Latest News

  • Tour Operators
  • Travel Weekly TV

What sets Eclipse Travel apart with Africa expert Hilary Dubyk: Travel Weekly TV

Join Hilary and Nancy on the couch in the weeks episode and learn a little more about why Hilary loves ‘the Mother Continent’ so much and why she thinks the expedition cruise space is one of the most exciting to watch in 2024. Hilary is an absolute Africa specialist who has found a home in […]

  • Destinations
  • Tourism

Surge in Australians visiting Japan

The number of Australians visiting Japan in the first quarter of 2024 increased by 46.3% compared to the same period in 2019, new data released by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) shows. Visitor numbers in March alone were up a staggering 87.4% compared to March 2019. “These figures are fantastic to see and confirm what […]

  • Cruise
  • Luxury
  • News

Seabourn announces Western Kimberley Traditional Owners as Godparents of Seabourn Pursuit

Seabourn has named Western Kimberley Traditional Owners, the Wunambal Gaambera, as Godparents of the ultra-luxury purpose-built Seabourn Pursuit. It is the first cruise line to appoint Traditional Owners as godparents of a ship. Seabourn Pursuit embarks on its inaugural season in the Kimberley region this June. The naming ceremony will take place on Seabourn Pursuit’s […]

  • Luxury

Malolo Island Resort opens brand new Spa

Fiji’s Malolo Island has added another string to its bow – opening its $1.3 million day spa on Thursday, 18th April 2024. (Lead Image: matriarch Rosie Whitton with spa staff) Located at the edge of the resort’s luscious patch of tropical rainforest, the new “Leilani’s Spa” adds another level of elevated experiences to Malolo’s already […]