Luxury Travel Advisor's ULTRA Summit 2014, which concluded last week at The Park Hyatt Chicago, brought together the world's most elite travel advisors and suppliers for an exclusive discussion about the latest research and trends in ultra-luxury or "affluent travel." A hand-selected group of ultra-luxury advisors and suppliers, invited for their expertise as the world's top purveyors of affluent travel, participated in the invitation-only, three-day program, which featured intimate, prescheduled appointments, strategic networking functions and expert presentations about high-net-worth travelers, trends and business opportunities. Ruthanne Terrero, Questex Hospitality + Travel vice president of content and editorial director, presented the results of an exclusive survey of ultra-travel advisors. A key finding was the fact that personal contact still matters in sales, as evidenced by more than a third of respondents who said they conduct 75 percent of their business by phone and in person. Get the full story at Hospitality.Net