Published on Tuesday 01 Sep 2015

(Sydney, 02 September 2015) TV personality and travel guru Tom Williams, former presenter of Channel Seven’s The Great Outdoors, will play host to the great and the good of the global travel industry as Master of Ceremonies at the Luxperience Gala Event incorporating the inaugural Luxperience Awards on 8 September.

Taking place during Sydney’s leading luxury and experiential travel trade exhibition, Luxperience, the prestigious awards will acknowledge excellence in the development and promotion of the finest products that the luxury travel industry has to offer - judged by an esteemed panel of travel industry experts. Winners will be announced in front of over 500 guests at the glittering Luxperience Gala Dinner and Awards Evening on the rooftop of The Star, with views over Sydney Harbour.

Michelle Papas Director of Marketing at Luxperience, commented: “We have been taken aback by the standard of the award entries for this inaugural event, which include some of the world’s most impressive properties, luxury travel products and suppliers. Nominees have come from all over the world and range from exquisite lodges and five star hotels to luxury tour operators and boutique cruise lines. The Luxperience Awards will raise the benchmark in recognising achievements and visionaries in the luxury travel arena and winners will set industry standards for inspiration, innovation and quality.”

The awards will recognise innovative products and services; exceptional experiential tourism products and examples of social responsibility, and outstanding marketing campaigns. They will also highlight a visionary tourism office, which has influenced the development of luxury and experiential tourism within their country or region.

Taking place from 6-9 September 2015, Luxperience is an invitation-only business forum that is the only one of its kind based in the Australasia and Pacific region connecting the world’s most exclusive travel providers dealing in luxury and experiential travel.