Aspire Awards

Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Manchester. October 18 2023

Event Details

Aspire’s annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of the luxury travel sector will be hosted in Manchester for the first time.

The Aspire Awards were first introduced in 2019 and have been held in London since they were established. However, this year’s event, on October 18, will be held at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester’s city centre. Aspire editor Hollie-Rae Brader said the move was reflective of the brand’s strong agent audience in the north of the country, as well as the growing hub of travel firms based in Manchester, Cheshire and beyond.

The event will once again honour leading luxury brands and recognise the dedication shown by outstanding individuals and companies. Entry to the awards is now open. Agents and suppliers can submit written entries online at until June 23. Applicants will also be asked to record a two-minute video that will be shown during the judging process.

Celebrity Cruises returns as headline sponsor of the Aspire Awards – a role the cruise line has held since the event’s inception. The destination partner for the evening is Cayman Islands, who will put a spotlight on the Caribbean paradise. Other sponsors include Kerzner International, Silversea Cruises, Explora Journeys, the Greek National Tourism Organisation and Above by CV Villas.

Brader said: “I’m delighted to announce that this year’s Aspire Awards will be held in Manchester. Aspire has a large agent audience in the north of the country and many of those agents have ventured down to London year after year to show their support. “It’s important to me and the wider Aspire team that we also show our thanks and support to them, and the countless luxury tour operators and brands based up north, by hosting the event in the wonderful city of Manchester.“The awards will be bigger and better than before and we have some exciting plans in the pipeline. As always, it’s an honour for us to showcase the talents of the luxury travel industry and we’re organising a night to remember.”

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