Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder to speak at Clia luxury event

Mr & Mrs Smith co-founder to speak at Clia luxury event

The co-founder of Mr & Mrs Smith has been confirmed as keynote speaker at this year’s Clia UK & Ireland Luxury Expo.

Entrepreneur James Lohan will speak at the event in Dover on September 2-3, drawing on his experience in developing the business which has more than 480,000 members worldwide.

Agents will have the opportunity to visit Crystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity and Seabourn Sojourn together with attending a trade fair and dinner at Canterbury Lodge, within the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral.

There will also be the opportunity to participate in a ‘virtual’ visit of Regent Seven Seas’ Voyager which will be docked in Southampton.

Agents will be able to visit the ship in an innovative ‘virtually live’ way giving them the opportunity to experience four luxury vessels during the Expo.

Clia UK & Ireland director Andy Harmer said: “I’m delighted that James will be sharing his experiences with more than 150 delegates at this year’s Luxury Expo.

“There are many similarities within the boutique hotel sector and luxury cruising which last year saw a 10 per cent increase in sales, with summer ultra-luxury cruises increasing by a striking 30%.

“And in keeping with the innovative nature of cruising, it’s great that we are able to include Seven Seas Voyager in a ‘virtually live’ manner.”

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