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Why you should choose Argentina for your next incentive

If you have not visited or operated an incentive in Argentina, you will be surprised at what there is to offer, according to this week’s guest blogger Merina Begg, managing director at inVOYAGE 2019 partner, Argentina Travel Partners DMC. Here she gives her lowdown on the stunning destination… Buenos Aires has the diversity, the sophistication, the Latin charm, European mixture, hospitality, local character, climate and entertainment for an extended one-stop program, or a two centre itinerary which might include the Iguazu Falls, the Bariloche Lake District...

Experience this… Epic Abercrombie & Kent adventures

Think midnight sun and Viking folklore, Inuit traditions and wandering polar bears - Abercrombie & Kent has introduced new Luxury Expedition Cruises for 2020 that highlight the wonders of the Arctic. Visitors can explore the Svalbard Islands and discover its incredible scenery with the aptly named Arctic Cruise Adventure: In Search of the Polar Bear, which also takes in the rarely-visited east coast of Greenland.  Meanwhile the Ultimate Iceland & Greenland Cruise truly delivers on its title providing a deep dive in to the treasure trove...

Ritz-Carlton Berlin reveals glam new look

Ever wondered what Berlin looked like in the 1920s? This glamorous era, the golden age of German cinema, has been recreated inside the recently refurbished Ritz-Carlton Berlin. Following a €40 million renovation across all spaces, the property evokes all the style of the early 20th century, with details such as an ironwork staircase and a crystal chandelier.  Inside the rooms, geometric patterns symbolise the famed Potsdamer Platz, a public square in the centre of the city, and honour bars reflect the classic...

The insiders’ guide to Malta

The small but perfectly formed Mediterranean island archipelago of Malta is an increasingly popular choice for luxury events, so we caught up with Mark Gatt, managing director at inVOYAGE 2019 partner EC Meetings, to find out why… With Malta such a hot destination right now - are you seeing an increase in business?The past two years were unprecedented mainly characterised by Malta’s EU presidency in 2017 and Valletta being European Capital of Culture in 2018. In 2019, we are seeing the business stabilise...

Destination Spotlight: Iceland

Guest blogger Endellion King, account director - incentives at Top Banana, gives his lowdown on why Iceland is an awe-inspiring incentive destination for groups.... Iceland is defined by its dramatic landscape; with lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls taking over most of this Nordic island. But these incredible geographic features are mixed with unique cities - making it an awe-inspiring location for incentive trips. The facts4-hour direct flight from the UK An abundance of boutique and innovative hotels Only 1 hour behind...

Checking In: Grand Hotel et de Milan

Built in 1863, the privately-owned boutique hotel best known as the Milanese house of Giuseppe Verdi, where the lauded composer wrote “Othello” and “The Falstaff” exquisitely combines history, charm and elegance for travellers looking to experience the culture and history of Milan. Set in the very heart of the city on Via Manzoni, just five minutes from the Duomo Cathedral, La Scala Opera House and an array of tempting high end shops, the Grand Hotel et de Milan features a selection of classically elegant rooms featuring 18th century touches. This...

Luxury adventures at Rome Cavalieri

Visitors to the best-loved Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, have five brand-new luxury adventures to choose from this summer, each one designed to evoke stories from Rome’s cultured past through art, architecture, gastronomy, horticulture and for intrepid travellers -  island-hopping. Tiepolo Lounge, Rome Cavalieri With its collection of masters’ paintings, rare tapestries, sculptures and artefacts, the Rome Cavalieri could be a museum in its own right. Enjoy the Tea with Tiepolo experience, which includes a tour by an art historian of the hotel’s private collection followed...

Raffles to open new properties in Singapore & Bali

Accor-owned luxury brand Raffles has announced plans for a second hotel in Singapore as it prepares to reopen its flagship property in the destination this September following an extensive reimagining. Over 135 years after the original Raffles opened its doors, Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa Singapore will be an all-villa hotel set in over 100,000 square metres of sprawling tropical gardens with views over the beautiful South China Sea. Villas will range in size from 260 square metres for the one-bedroom villas to 450 square metres...

60 seconds with… Smart Live’s Olivia Falkner-Lee

Olivia Falkner-Lee is junior project manager at Smart Live, a full-service creative events agency. "Before life at Smart, I had a variety of event experiences, but a highlight was working for a festival travel company – it was a great insight into operational side of some of the UK’s and Europe’s largest festivals." she says. Olivia will be attending inVOYAGE 2019 in Monaco this October as a buyer... Brand promise…Smart Live is a creative and passionate events agency that produces...