Aspire to host more overnight networking events in 2024 in response to demand

Aspire will host at least eight Aspire Escapes next year in response to continued demand for intimate networking experiences among luxury agents and suppliers. 

The overnight event series has grown every year since its inception in 2021, with seven events held across the UK in 2023.  

Each Aspire Escape features 15 hand-picked, luxury agents and 15 high-end suppliers. Over two days, the group enjoys one-to-one business meetings, a group activity and hosted meals, as well as an overnight stay at a luxury hotel in the UK. 

Some Aspire Escapes feature a range of luxury product, while others are held in partnership with tourist boards to spotlight a particular destination. This year, Aspire Escapes were held in partnership with Destination Canada, Visit Finland and Tourism Australia.

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

• March 11-12 at Fairmont Windsor Park, Egham, in partnership with Visit Portugal 

• March 19-20 at Thyme, Cotswolds

• April 22-23 at Ellenborough Park, Cotswolds

• September 2-3 at Rudding Park, Harrogate

• November 13-14 at The Grove, Hertfordshire

Aspire will also host an Aspire Escape in Northern Ireland in October 2024, following the successful running of its first event in the region this year. 

The brand will shortly announce two additional destination-focused Aspire Escapes for 2024. Aspire editor Hollie-Rae Brader said: “Our Aspire Escapes have been incredibly popular, with this year’s supplier slots selling out and a waiting list of agents wanting to attend.

“The events offer the perfect mix of formal and informal networking and we are delighted they are proving so beneficial for agents and suppliers alike. 

“Our Aspire Escapes in partnership with tourist boards have also been a huge success, and we are thrilled to be showcasing country-specific product once again next year for incredible destinations such as Portugal.”

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

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