With luxury travel temporarily on hold, it’s great to see how our inVOYAGERs are working hard behind the scenes to bring luxury experiences to guests and travellers confined to their own homes during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Oetker Collection, which owns properties including Le
Bristol Paris and The Lanesborough London, is among our luxury hotel partners that
has come up with a unique way to stay connected with customers from a distance.
The group is offering a boost of ‘Happiness Therapy’ as part...
Amid all the doom and gloom of the last few weeks, it’s been great to hear some snippets of positivity as the events industry continues to pull together to survive the global Covid-19 pandemic. So, we were thrilled to hear that inVOYAGER Caroline Lumgair's boutique luxury events agency Eventful has been acquired by Aeorema Communications plc, owner of creative agency Cheerful Twentyfirst.
Caroline Lumgair, Eventful, Andrew Harvey and Steve Quah, Cheerful Twentyfirst
In the official announcement, made on 25 March when...
As part of our recently published inVOYAGE Annual Report 2020, David Gould, CEO at CR Worldwide, contributed an article on the growing focus on employee wellbeing by corporations in the UK and US markets. With the Covid-19 pandemic now having a huge impact on people's working lives around the globe, the mental and physical wellbeing of the workforce is now more important than ever, and the trends discussed in this feature will be even more relevant once the crisis...
Accor has announced a €70m fund to support employees affected by Covid-19 as it revealed that more than two thirds of its 5,000 hotels worldwide are expected to be closed within weeks due to the deepening impact of the global coronavirus lockdown.
The hotel group said the “ALL Heartist Fund” has been withdrawn from the Accor’s Board of Directors proposal for a 2019 dividend payment of 280 million euros. Chairman and CEO Sébastien Bazin will also forgo 25 per cent...
By Point3 Wellbeing co-founder Sarah Mayo
This is a new
and uncertain time for us all. Where no-one really knows what to expect one day
to the next, not to mention what will be happening in a week or month’s time.
And this is
hard for those of us who like to be in control of everything! As ex-event
professionals we are those people. We are deeply saddened to see the impact
this is having on the events industry and its people and we send...
As events across the world are being postponed or cancelled its time to think about how we can still provide attendees with all of the important elements that live events can offer, according to inVOYAGE partner Eventtia.
While the need to create live experiences isn’t going to
change. What is going to change, is the way in which we do it. Just look at the
Geneva International Motorshow. The event was replaced with pre-recorded and
live-stream press conferences, all of which could...
The Venice Simplon Orient Express passing through near Roppen, Austria (credit: Belmond)
At the start of the new decade, the future for the incentive travel industry looked incredibly bright. Not only did our own data show that luxury event professionals were seeing increased demand for incentives, but results from the 2019 Incentive Travel Industry Index, a joint research effort from SITE (the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence), IRF (the Incentive Research Foundation) and FICP (Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals), pointed to an uptick in incentive travel spend...
Luxury travel might not be an option right now, but that
doesn’t stop you being able to live well and experience high-end brands like
Belmond from the comfort of your own home. The luxury travel company has
provided a taste of its experiences for people to enjoy at home, from soothing
make-at-home spa recipes and games to entertain, to uplifting cocktails and
A very good morning
Start the day in serene, sensuous style with this exclusive
morning ritual, designed by Good Living Experience Makers Nadia...
Since writing our top five challenges for luxury event planners feature back in January, everything has changed! Just a couple of months ago, managing budgets was the biggest challenge facing the sector, with safety and security coming in at fifth.
But the coronavirus pandemic, which has spread quickly around the globe, is now by far the biggest challenge facing the industry, so we have updated the article from our inVOYAGE Annual Report to reflect that…
At the start of the new...