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BBC’s David Meade joins inVOYAGE speaker programme

inVOYAGE is delighted to announce that BBC’s David Meade will be delivering the closing keynote at this year’s event, which is being held on 1-4 October at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah. David is a world-class international corporate speaker, performer and TV personality with a renowned reputation for helping organisations work more effectively. He’s worked with brands such as Apple, PwC, BT, the Cabinet Office in Westminster and Bombardier, and has a personal interest in popular psychology, consumer behaviour, and...

#Foodiegram from El Paseo del Mar at Kempinski Hotel Bahía

Marbella’s culinary hotspot describes itself as boasting “an epic selection of bars and restaurants” and this is far from overstatement. Estepona’s gorgeous resort, Kempinski Hotel Bahia offers a multitude of options for foodies, from the coastal Spiler Beach Club and Pool Bar (below), to the bodega-style Baltazar Bar and Grill and Black Rose The Bar, which together form its El Paseo Del Mar restaurant experience. For the ultimate in private experiences, opt for an al fresco dinner at the Almenara Tower. One...

Experience This… Contemporary art in Budapest

The decadent Corinthia Hotel Budapest, a historic grand dame in a striking city, has opened an art gallery to showcase both Hungarian and regional artists. Set on the ground floor of the five-star property, the Gallery Grand Boulevard will provide a rotating exhibition to highlight the property’s commitment to the arts, and is free to explore. Curated by Artel Galeria in Budapest, which specialises in contemporary Hungarian art, the Gallery has already staged an exhibition of the works of fashion...

#Foodiegram from… Miyako Lausanne

Lausanne’s beautiful Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel offers the most awe-inspiring views in gorgeous surrounds, plus an array of spaces in which to relax and indulge in the finer things in life. Its terraces offer drinks and European bistro food overlooking the lake, while L’Accademia serves mouthwatering Italian cuisine but those in search of a contrasting cuisine in this Swiss haven should book a table at Miyako. The Japanese restaurant at Beau-Rivage Palace serves a full and authentic menu from the land of...

Experience this… a manta ray safari in the Maldives

Head to the breathtaking Mirihi Island Resort in the Maldives for a dip in the ocean to brag about – a swim with manta rays. Set in one of the best regions in the world to spot these gracious gentle giants, the Mirihi Island Resort offers its guests this unusual experience off the South Ari Atoll, where a team of local experts welcome guests aboard a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat or a beautiful pinewood yacht in search of the elusive manta...

inVOYAGE reveals conference partner and keynote speaker

inVOYAGE is delighted to announce Practical Futurist and former Global Managing Partner at IBM Andrew Grill as the keynote speaker for this year’s event, thanks to a new partnership with international speaker bureau Speakers Corner. Speakers Corner has been named our official inSIGHTS Conference Partner for inVOYAGE 2018, which takes place at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khamiah on 1-4 October. Andrew Grill is an internationally renowned thought leader in the field of digital disruption. He’ll share his first-hand experience of...

Spotlight on… Rwanda

Adventurous incentive groups looking for an inspirational and memorable destination should seriously consider Rwanda, which is emerging as a luxury hotspot thanks to the arrival of high-end brands such as the One&Only, which debuts this October. Nyungwe House, part of the One&Only luxury hotel brand, will open on 1 October 2018. Set within the lush green expanse of a working tea plantation, alongside one of the largest and best-preserved mountain rainforests in Africa, One&Only Nyungwe House offers guests awe-inspiring jungle...

Olea All Suite Hotel opens on Zante

Located on a hillside on the north-eastern coast of the dreamy Greek island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante, this new luxury hotel provides the perfect backdrop for a corporate wellness retreat or chilled incentive experience. At the heart of the property is a 4000sqm lake-like pool, which weaves and winds around Olea’s 93 suites, while thatched roofing, oak wood, and bamboo contrast the modernist cube structures that house the suites. The casual Omikron Restaurant complete with outdoor terrace serves up...

60 seconds with… Creative Group’s Iraida Carrazco

As an Account Director at performance improvement company Creative Group, which specialises in engagement, incentive and recognition solutions, and end-to-end meeting and event management, Iraida Carrazco leads a team of Account Managers and Coordinators and is responsible for operating client programmes. Prior to joining the agency, she spent 17 years in the hotel industry. Brand promise…We design programmes and experiences that help people reach their full potential. We call this Thrivability. The art and science of reaching for the stars...