Aspire Escapes to return next year with extra dates

Aspire’s overnight event series will return in 2023 with seven 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. This year, that increased to five with Escapes held in Cambridge, London, Loch Lomond, Horsham and Ascot. 

Next year’s events are set to take place on the following dates:

• March 27-28 at The Lygon Arms in the Cotswolds

• May 9-10 at Fairmont Windsor Park in London (in partnership with Destination Canada)

• May 16-17 at Rockliffe Hall in North Yorkshire (in partnership with Visit Finland)

• June 15-16 at The Mitre Hampton Court in Surrey (in partnership with Tourism Australia)

• June 19-20 at Rockliffe Hall in North Yorkshire

• September 4-5 at Cameron House on Loch Lomond in Scotland

• November 13-14 at 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 and invitations will be sent in the new year.

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 this 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.”

For more information about Aspire Escapes email hollie@travelweekly.co.uk

Image: Aspire Escape delegates at South Lodge Hotel & Spa in September. Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

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