InVoyage, the leading international event for the luxury MICE sector, has partnered with Waldorf Astoria and the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority to bring InVoyage 2018 to this multi-award-winning authentic new destination in the UAE.
Just 45 minutes-drive from Dubai International Airport, Ras Al Khaimah boasts magnificent landscapes, breath-taking coastlines, rich terracotta desert planes and a growing portfolio of luxury five-star hotels and venues ideal for meetings and incentives.
The fifth annual InVoyage, which brings together luxury travel brands with high-level event planners representing some of the world’s leading corporations, will take place at the luxury five-star Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah on 1-4 October 2018.
Richard Joslin, InVoyage Founder & CEO, said: “We are delighted to be taking InVoyage 2018 to one of the Middle East region’s most exciting and burgeoning destinations with the full support of the teams at the Waldorf Astoria and the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority. “Ease of access, unparalleled landscape, luxury hospitality and of course the nature and personality of the people make Ras Al Khaimah and Waldorf Astoria an incredible formula for incentives, events and InVoyage. We are looking forward to an exciting event.“
With over 7,000 years of fascinating history and culture, Ras Al Khaimah is the UAE’s most northern emirate, bordering Oman. From mountains, deserts and ancient cultural sites to beaches, mangroves, water sports and more, this oasis of nature and tranquillity offers a truly unforgettable and unique Arabian experience. “We are very pleased to host the InVoyage MICE event in Ras Al Khaimah this year. With our world class resorts, proximity to Dubai International Airport and abundance of cultural events and outdoor adventure pursuits, we are an excellent choice for businesses and organisations looking for a new MICE destination that will genuinely impress. We look forward to welcoming all InVoyage participants and introducing them to Ras Al Khaimah’s diverse and exciting offer,” said Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah has been granted over 100 awards and accolades since opening in 2013. Its 346 deluxe rooms and suites offer panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the majestic Al Hajar Mountains on the horizon, with first class facilities including a 350m private beach, 18-hole Championship golf course, luxury spa and ten bespoke restaurants, lounges and bars.
Tanya Clifford, Vice President, Hilton Worldwide Sales – Europe, Middle East and Africa said: “InVOYAGE is always highly anticipated on the luxury events calendar, so we were delighted to get the opportunity to partner with them and the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority to bring this exciting event to the UAE. Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah prides itself on its True Waldorf Service and luxurious surroundings, and with its award-winning facilities is the perfect location for brands and event planners to do business.”
More than 160 event professionals including international buyers and suppliers from the luxury meetings and incentives market attended InVoyage 2017, which took place in Porto on 2-5 October.