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Elizabeth Heron

OrangeDoor’s Elizabeth Heron on… the importance of training

Train, train, don’t go away? Maybe come back another day? This week's guest blogger, founder and managing director at OrangeDoor, Elizabeth Heron, tackles the talent and training challenges faced by event agencies - a topic that came up at the recent inVOYAGE C-Suite summit attended by Elizabeth and a number of event agency leaders... Each month, I invest a lot of time in attending industry events, conferences and panel discussions. They are all a great chance to help measure the...

Checking In: Park Hyatt Doha

Set in Msheireb Downtown Doha, the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project, the Park Hyatt Doha is a stylish luxury retreat, ideally suited to discerning travellers and groups looking for a high-end option for their events. Offering 187 elegant guestrooms, including opulent suites such as the Diplomat and Presidential Suite, the hotel’s accommodation features floor to ceiling windows, luxury window seats and marble bathrooms with deep tubs and rain showers. Guests can spend their day exploring the artwork that adorns the...

Experience This: Fairmont launches Lion King Safari

All together now – the Circle of Life! The clever folk at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Kenya have unveiled a new ‘Return of the King of the Jungle’ safari package to tie in with the new Lion King movie. This cinematic safari itinerary pays tribute to both the old and new versions of the film, and takes intrepid travellers to three iconic properties. Fairmont The Norfolk During a stay at the striking Fairmont The Norfolk, by Nairobi National Park, guests...

Five sustainability initiatives in Monaco

As part of its ongoing ‘Green is the New Glam campaign’ inVOYAGE 2019 host Monaco is committed to becoming a destination that is as environmentally conscious as it is glamorous. Several targets have been put in place in order to achieve this, including the ultimate goals of cutting greenhouse gas emissions before 2030 by 50% compared with 1990 levels and of achieving total carbon neutrality by 2050. Initiatives relating Monaco’s tourism industry are at the heart of the campaign, and here...

60 seconds with… VO Communication’s Denis de Wagheneire on sustainability

Sustainability will be a key theme at inVOYAGE 2019. And it’s a topic that Brussels-based VO Communication’s client services director Denis de Wagheneire - who is attending this year’s event as a buyer - is passionate about. As part of this week’s special inSPIRE edit on sustainability, we caught up with Denis to find out what the agency is doing to reduce the impact of its client’s events on the planet. Tell us more about VO Communications?We’re one of the top three communications...

The fine balance of CSR and Luxury in events

Can luxury events really be sustainable? It's a topic that was discussed at our C-Suite Summit, which brought together agency leaders in London last month. And our guest blogger this week, Top Banana's director of venues, Louise Goalen, shares what the agency is doing to try and make luxury and sustainability work together... If you were to picture what a corporate event would look like for a luxury client, I’m sure it would include a stunning 5* venue, an array...

Checking in: A luxury eco-resort in the Dubai desert

Dubai isn’t necessarily the first place you would think to look for a sustainable events venue. But if sustainability is as important to you as luxury, Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa is a great option. The five-star eco-luxury resort is a tranquil hideaway set in the lush palm groves and sand dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, and combines perfectly with a stay in the city to give groups two very different experiences of the emirate. The hotel is...

Checking In: Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine

The stunning Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine is nothing short of an oenophile’s paradise. Set within a wine estate and the site of the Abbey of Santa María de Retuerta, which dates back to 1146, the property has been painstakingly restored and transformed in to an exclusive luxury retreat. Located just two hours from Madrid, on the banks of the River Duero, the five-star property, a first-time inVOYAGE partner for 2019, features 30 rooms and suites appointed with luxurious fabrics while the...

Experience This: Iberian feasting on Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises is ramping up its culinary creds with the launch of a new partnership with renowned chef, Anthony Sasso. As one of the youngest chefs to be recognised by the Michelin Guide, Sasso is one of the rising stars creating contemporary and inventive Spanish cuisine inspired by his own travels across the Iberian Peninsula. Travellers on Windstar’s prestigious small ships, Star Breeze, Star Legend and Star Pride, will be able to sate their appetites by feasting at a...