Aspire EscapesVarious locations and dates
Aspire’s overnight event series will return in 2023 with events planned across the UK.
Aspire Escapes were introduced in 2021 with two successful events held at The Lygon Arms in the Cotswolds and Gleneagles in Scotland. In 2022, that increased to five with Escapes held in Cambridge, London, Loch Lomond, Horsham and Ascot.
This year's events are set to take place on the following dates:
June 15-16 – The Mitre Hampton Court, Surrey (in partnership with Tourism Australia)
June 19-20 – Rockliffe Hall, North Yorkshire
September 4-5 – Cameron House, Loch Lomond
October 2-3 – Northern Ireland
November 27-28 – The Lakes By Yoo in the Cotswolds
Four of the Escapes will be open to all types of suppliers while three of the events will showcase particular destinations, namely Canada, Finland and Australia, with those events attended only by suppliers with product from the relevant country. Agents will once again be hand-picked for each event.
Aspire editor Hollie-Rae Brader said: “Our Aspire Escapes have proved incredibly popular, with this year’s supplier slots selling out and an agent wait list of those wanting to attend. In May last year we ran our first Escape dedicated to one destination. Held in partnership with Destination Canada, the event was a huge success and I’m delighted we’ll be showcasing all things Canadian again in the spring as well as new events for luxury product in Australia and Finland.”
Supplier spaces at Aspire Escapes cost £2,500 per event. The price includes all F&B at the venue, overnight accommodation, networking with all 15 agents attending the event and an activity. Suppliers that sign up will be listed as an event sponsor and participant on invitations to agents and in the event coverage of a future edition of Aspire. They will also get the chance to present a prize on the day in the prize draw which allows them a couple of minutes of speaking time to the entire group.
Thanks for putting on a terrific event. It was a real pleasure for me to be there and to meet so many wonderful agents and exhibitors. I’m very much looking forward to the next one!
Tomas Cochrane, Hummingbird
Thank you so much for this wonderful event! It was a great pleasure to connect with such wonderful Aspire travel agents in a beautiful setting and be absolutely spoiled for a few days.
Katerina Bomshtein, Gran Canaria
We did a nice booking to Sri Lanka this week that was solely down to a contact made with Tom at Hummingbird when we went to Gleneagles! Thank you Aspire!
Sandra Mutter, Andara Travel
You guys completely and utterly nailed that Escape. The group was lovely and the way it was organised was seamless. It was also really fun and allowed us to get to know suppliers so much better than the usual presentation alone.
Clare Levy, Different Planet Travel
Thank you so much for a fantastic Aspire Event. It was fantastic from start to finish, and the suppliers were all fab and I learnt loads! I can’t wait for the next one!
Carla Hutchings, Swords Travel
For more information about Aspire Escapes email email@example.com.