Our focus is on luxury as well as incentives, wellbeing, adventure and weddings

Leaders Do Business

Connections is the international private community for senior executives in high-end travel. Our focus is on luxury, as well as incentives, wellbeing, adventure and weddings.

The Connections community is a highly focused, time efficient agenda, featuring customised networking meetings and a constantly evolving programme. Leading luxury travel buyers and suppliers meet through global events held twice a year, ConnecTALKS, personal introductions, peer-to-peer meetups, tailor-made socials, access to private social media groups and personal interviews around the world.

Education & Insights

Focusing on luxury, our one-day educational programmes are designed to enable delegates to gain valuable insights to drive your business forward in this sector as well as weddings, incentives, adventure and wellbeing,

We know time is precious and our leaders our mobile. Our ConnecTALKS are in collaboration with recognised industry partners and take place at landmark events throughout the year to best suit the diaries of our community members.

Connections offers four opportunities to discuss trends and challenges facing the market, and enjoy inspirational talks from industry leaders, artisans and pioneers in the luxury realm.

Why Connections?

Over the past five years, we have pioneered the Connections Way - a proven series of research-based proprietary methodologies and approaches designed to create long-lasting business relationships between our members.

Meetings have been held on the edge of a volcanic crater in Ecuador and within the carts of Santa Monica’s Pacific Wheel. Delegates have test-driven Lamborghinis in Hampshire, bonded over games of beach volleyball in Rio de Janeiro, and dined at the longest table in the world in Hyderabad, India.

There is no limit to where and how our leaders meet to conduct business. Read our story.

Jacobs Media Group

As part of Europe's largest travel and hospitality B2B media company, Jacobs Media Group, Connections is a powerful platform to serve the UK, European and global travel trade. Our brands include Travel Weekly, Aspire, The Caterer, ATAS and Travolution.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

"Connections is by far the best luxury travel B2B group I’ve ever attended. They just get it! Their unique, professional yet relaxed format, coupled with their wonderful attentive and creative staff make you really build long lasting and real relationships that have allowed us to do impactful business."

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Mark Stiles
Blaycation
President & Chief Vacation Officer

"Connections is by far the best luxury travel B2B group I’ve ever attended. They just get it! Their unique, professional yet relaxed format, coupled with their wonderful attentive and creative staff make you really build long lasting and real relationships that have allowed us to do impactful business."

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Matt Vlemmiks
Lightfoot Travel
Head of Projects

"The Connections community will become a growing force within the luxury travel industry. Their events are an ideal opportunity to meet like-minded travel professionals, learn about new product and forge long-lasting relationships to help grow our business and offer a diversity of experiences for our clients."

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Siobhan Byrne
Adams & Butler
Founder & CEO
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Our interest was piqued when we heard about Connections’ new venture. Having seen proven results of their commitment to detail when it comes to sourcing high level buyers and suppliers, and their elevated level of professionalism and execution, it was a no-brainer for us to be involved from the start. Adams & Butler - A proud member of the Connections family.

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Shigeki Urier
7Pines Resort
Director of Sales
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You know that feeling when you are trying to approach a “stranger” and you wish you had a mutual friend introducing you? Well Connections is that “friend” introducing you to a “new friend”, soon to be part of the same “community”.

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Delna Jasoomoney
The Indian Hotels Company Limited
Associate Vice President – Travel Industry Sales & Luxury Partnerships
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Connections is very different from most other events. Here you get to connect with someone on a very personal level. I went to my first Connections Luxury event, expecting to meet new Buyers and garner additional business for my company. Apart from a successful business event, at the end of the show I realised…I had made friends for life!

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