Great to See You!

Fellow Luxury Travel Professionals, a warm Welcome to LuxuryWise! Tourism is people's business – this has proven true once again over the past four weeks. As soon as summer draws to a close the trade events are virtually nonstop. Duly, the LuxuryWise team has spent a lot of time being face-to-face. Here's a teaser! LuxuryWise's Cathrin Lührs was at the luxury travel trade fair Luxury Bloc in Prague to take a closer look at the CEE market. Director of Business Development Melanie Haass took on the insane heat in Rome with 200 travel professionals from around the world at Plateau International's "Celebrate Life" event. In our Culinary Feature the people-factor is also important as we showcase new rooftop bars in Europe. Even the Discovery of the Month is in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Mykonos. If you feel like you've overpeopled in the past few weeks, then check out our Caribbean Special, which features luxury villas with maximum privacy. Heavenly tranquility is also a key feature at the new Maldivian Resort, Alila Kothaifaru. Senior Editor Cathrin Lührs has Tried & Tested it out for you. Oh, you want to go on your own vacation rather than just reading about it? In that case I'd recommend our Deluxe Deals.

I hope you enjoy our September issue – maybe while having some Me Time?!

Sincerely, Iris M. Köpke Editor-in-Chief

For all those who are here for the very first time: this is a brand-new digital publication for the international luxury travel industry. In fact, LuxuryWise is far more than that: it's a reliable and fun companion for all luxury travel professionals. An inspiration for everyone in search of unique ideas. The best luxury travel trade magazine you will ever read – with carefully selected content and thoroughly researched stories. If you can’t use it to increase your sales, you won’t find it in LuxuryWise.