DUCO Travel Summit

DUCO TRAVEL SUMMIT

April 1st to 5th, 2019

Best of Italy

EXHIBITORS OF DUCO 2018

DUCO gathers together a selection of the highest-level exhibitors from all over Italy. Luxury hotels make up the majority of our exhibitors, followed by elite inbound tour operators, exclusive villa rental companies, and regional tourism organizations offering a wide range of bespoke experiences. Attendees can be sure to find the best the country has to offer at DUCO.

Lido Palace

Lake Garda, Trentino-Alto Adige

Grand Hotel Continental

Siena, Tuscany

ME Milan Il Duca

Milan, Lombardy

San Domenico Palace Hotel

Taormina, Sicily

Hotel Savoy

Florence, Tuscany

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco

Montalcino, Tuscany

Hermitage Hotel & Spa

Cervinia, Valle d´Aosta

Castello Banfi, Il Borgo

Montalcino, Tuscany

Access Italy

, All Over Italy

Castel Monastero

Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany

Forte Village Resort Sardegna

Santa Margherita di Pula, Sardinia

Palazzo Dama

Rome, Lazio

Grand Hotel Via Veneto

Rome, Lazio

Villa Crespi

Orta San Giulio, Piedmont

Belmond Splendido Mare

Portofino, Liguria

Ville Sull’Arno

Florence, Tuscany

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Taormina, Sicily

Belmond Hotel Splendido

Portofino, Liguria

Grand Hotel Savoia

Genova, Liguria

Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu

Arzachena, Sardinia

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

Sorrento, Amalfi Coast & Campania

J.K. Place Roma

Rome, Lazio

Masseria Trapanà

Lecce, Puglia

Palazzo Manfredi

Rome, Lazio

See more

"There are two types of people in the world: Italians, and those who wish they were Italian."Anonymous

Travel Advisor

GUESTS OF DUCO 2018

DUCO invites the top travel advisors from the major English-speaking markets to Italy on occasion of the event.
This premier curatorship, sponsored by DUCO, includes attendees from the USA, Canada, UK and Australia.

select_icon9,9% Canada
select_icon8,9% United Kingdom
select_icon7,9% Other european countries
select_icon60,4% United States
select_icon12,9% Australia & New Zealand

SENIORITY OF BUYERS (2018)

Travel Advisor

Director, Manager

Owner, CEO, President

"Beauty awakens the soul to act" Dante Alighieri

Partners

DUCO 2018 was honored to have the support and partnership of these premier names in Italian hospitality

OFFICIAL SPONSOR

Toscana Promozione regional agency works for the construction and promotion of the Tuscan region. Participation in major trade fairs, road shows and workshops allows Toscana Promozione to build a bridge between Tuscan tourism and international trade.

CO-SPONSORS

Agenzia nazionale del turismo is the Italian national tourist board. ENIT looks after the promotion abroad of the Italian tourist image and of the various types of national tourist offers.

The ultimate travel curator and connaisseur, Belmond creates spectacular experiences in Italy. Uncover hidden gems and iconic hotels in Florence, Portofino, Amalfi Coast, Venice and Taormina, and discover the legendary train Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Operating since 1995, this organization is the official partner of the Municipality of Florence in the promotion of the destination, with the aim of increasing quantity and quality of events, conferences and weddings in the city.

Banville Wine Merchants is a full service national importer representing top Italian and French producers exclusively across the USA. They are very selective in choosing brands, thus creating a discerning quality, focused portfolio of wines and spirits.

Founded in 1968, Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest collection of independent luxury hotels, representing more than 650 distinctive properties in 85 countries across the globe.

A true urban sanctuary, this hotel occupies a palazzo and conventino from the 15th-16th centuries, concealing stunning gardens and outstanding art within its magnificent walls.

The diverse collection of over 500 hotels in more than 80 countries around the world includes everything from cutting edge design hotels and city centre sanctuaries to historic country mansions and remote private islands.

HOSTING HOTELS

In the hills just outside of Florence, this 15th century villa and former monastery is a sanctuary of beauty. Italian gardens overlook the City of Art from high above.

In Piazza della Repubblica, the heart of historic Florence, the Savoy combines Florentine elegance and contemporary style inspired by Italian fashion traditions.

A true urban sanctuary, this hotel occupies a palazzo and conventino from the 15th-16th centuries, concealing stunning gardens and outstanding art within its magnificent walls.

A stunning Renaissance palace on the shores of the Arno River, this gem of a hotel features traditional Tuscan and Florentine interiors.

This glowing palace hotel—designed by none other than Brunelleschi himself—sits on the banks of the Arno River, a stroll away from all the city’s treasures.

A beautiful 19th-century palazzo, for authentic, gracious Italian hospitality, with timeless charm. In the heart of Florence's historic center, Helvetia & Bristol has the Renaissance inheritance at its door steps.

Palazzo Vecchietti preserves the authentic flair of a chic Florentine home, right in the heart of Florence. The 16th century palazzo has only 14 suites and apartments blending historical grandeur and understated luxury.

SPECIAL THANKS

Comprising more than 375 hotels in 75 countries, Leading Hotels is one of the largest luxury hotel collections in the world. Rooted in the locations in which they are found, the members embody the very essence of their destination.

Founded in 2006 by Luca Perfetto and Urbano Brini, offers unique travels, based on innovative ideas, regular and tailor made tours and itineraries. A high qualified team of more than 60 young professionals is an active part of Florencetown, putting great attention on guests' daily care and satisfaction.

In Piazza della Repubblica, the heart of historic Florence, the Savoy combines Florentine elegance and contemporary style inspired by Italian fashion traditions.

Inside a centuries-old park that overlooks the Boboli Gardens, on the hills just outside the historical center of Florence, Villa Cora is an aristocratic residence built at the end of the 19thcentury, reflecting the architectural style of that period, with sophisticated, eclectic décor.

A contemporary yet classic atmosphere pervades this fashionable “home away from home”. All-suite property by the Arno River, the Portrait Firenze was designed by Florentine architect Michele Bonan.

With private terraces that overlook the Ponte Vecchio and the Arno River, this stylish, iconic hotel features a precious collection of 20th century art and photography.

The gracious Palazzo Vecchietti preserves the authentic flair of a chic Florentine home, right in the heart of Florence. Five minutes walking from the magnificent Duomo and neighbouring sophisticated Via de’ Tuornaboni, the 16th century palazzo has only 14 suites and apartments of incredible taste, blending historical grandeur and understated luxury.

SPECIAL THANKS LOMBARDY PROGRAM

IC Bellagio has become Italy’s premiere destination management company, serving thousands of clients each year, whether you fancy a yacht experience in Capri or cooking with a Michelin starred chef in Sicily, IC Bellagio plans it all.

EVENT PARTNERS SPECIAL THANKS

Savvy Events is an upscale boutique company, specializing in destination tailor-made/bespoke events. At Savvy, they help their clients bring to life their fantasies, creating memorable, one-in-a-lifetime dream event.

Vincenzo Dascanio is an exponent international Floral and Event Designer. All his settings are a captivating experience, where the senses are harmoniously involved. Fragrances, colors, shapes and lights are explored together to create unforgettable results for unique clients.

Galateo Ricevimenti works since 1995 in catering and banqueting field. It organizes any kind of reception, for any number of people and everywhere. Their goal is to tailor each event, in order to make it one-of-a-kind!

Alberto Sarrantonio is a professional photographer based in Italy active in the field of travel and lifestyle photography, luxury events, and destination wedding. His mission, and his biggest passion, as a photographer, is to find ways to let beauty out, reveal itself and shine. Spontaneously. Joyfully. Endlessly.

GB Audio is the leading sound and lighting company in Florence, specialised in high-level events and weddings. With our high-quality equipment and a team of experienced specialists on hand, we will transform events into lasting experiences.

AZ Noleggio offers a wide selection of high-quality furniture and decor rentals for all types of events. With an emphasis on providing unique, upscale event equipment combined with exceptional service and company reliability.

Studio Riprese Firenze is a video communication agency specialized in the design and production of web video campaigns. With a lively, original and thoroughgoing approach, they have worked for some Italy’s biggest brands.

Renowned Italian Contemporary Jazz/R&B/ Pop saxophonist, vocalist, songwriter, producer, and educator.

"You may have the universe if
I may have Italy." Giuseppe Verdi