Luxury travel trade exhibition, Luxperience, is introducing a gala dinner and awards ceremony at this year’s event in September,

The inaugural Luxperience Awards will acknowledge excellence in the development and promotion of  luxury travel products and services and will be judged by a panel of travel industry experts.

There will be six awards for buyers and suppliers in three categories: ‘Inspiring’, ‘Meaningful’ and ‘Connections’.

Winners will be announced in front of more than 500 guests at the Luxperience Gala Dinner and Awards Evening, set to take place at The Star’s Event Centre.

Luxperience marketing director, Michelle Papas, said: “With some of the world’s most impressive suppliers and our elite group of decision-makers in the global luxury and experiential travel arena in attendance, these awards will recognise not only their endeavours but the evolution of luxury travel and highlight the shining stars and visionaries of this Lux community.”

Luxperience will also recognise an outstanding destination partner which has influenced the development of luxury and experiential tourism within their country or region.

Luxperience 2015 will take place from September 6-9. Entries for the Luxperience 2015 Awards close on July 13.