Aspire to host 25 agents in Dubai for The Retreat

The Retreat is back! Aspire’s overseas VIP agent trip will be heading to the Middle East this year, giving agents the chance to experience all that Dubai has to offer. 

The event is being held in partnership with Atlantis, The Palm and new opening and sister property Atlantis, The Royal.

Agents who attend this year’s event will get an exclusive preview of Atlantis, The Royal, which is scheduled to officially open its doors in the weeks following The Retreat. 

The event, Aspire’s third Retreat, will take place on November 21-25. 

Editor Hollie-Rae Brader and features writer Erica Bush will host 25 top luxury sellers and Aspire members. They will be joined by 15 suppliers and the event will include five days of networking and experiences. 

Participants will experience the two Atlantis hotels, as well as explore Dubai and see several other high-end properties.

This year’s event follows the successful launch of The Retreat in 2018, which saw Aspire host top agent partners for three nights in Rhodes, Greece. The following year, the group ventured to South Africa for four nights at the One&Only Cape Town and enjoyed pre and post-safari fam trips. 

In 2020, Aspire was unable to host The Retreat due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Brader said: “We’re pleased to announce our VIP agent trip, The Retreat, is back for 2021. The previous events in Greece and Cape Town were hugely successful, with agents and suppliers forging strong business relationships while enjoying incredible experiences. 

“I’m delighted to be working with Kerzner brands Atlantis, The Palm and Atlantis, The Royal on this year’s event. Agents on the Retreat will be among the first in the world to see Atlantis, The Royal, which is extremely exciting.

“As well as being an opportunity to showcase the two properties, it will also be a showcase for Dubai’s ever-evolving luxury landscape.”

Kyp Charalambous, vice-president of sales for Atlantis, Dubai, says: “We are thrilled to be the host venue for this year’s Aspire Retreat. The timing of the event couldn’t be better as it aligns with the opening of Atlantis, The Royal, our new destination and iconic landmark next to Atlantis, The Palm. 

"With more than 90 swimming pools, 17 restaurants and astonishing fire and water installations, we look forward to sharing extraordinary experiences with the Aspire agents.”

Agent invitations are due to be sent in the coming weeks. Suppliers keen to find out more should email: erica.bush@travelweekly.co.uk

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