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The pioneer of innovative networking formulas

International event organiser and pioneer of innovative networking formulas, Journeys Global Group (JGG), is thrilled to unveil its 2023 autumn calendar of events with the launch of Journeys in North America and Journeys in Italy.

Taking place on the 25th of September in New York and the 27th of September in Toronto, Journeys in North America is the annual sales trip welcoming 20 hand-picked senior, luxury and mice suppliers, looking to meet with up to 40 of the best US and Canadian agencies over two days of immersive workshops.

Journeys in North America will turn around the fam trip concept, delivering global suppliers to a destination where the buyers become the hosts. The trip will feature 25 meetings in total and multiple networking opportunities over unforgettable activities conducted in the FAM-MEET® way of doing business.

Micaela Giacobbe, Journeys’ founder and MD says: “The North American outbound luxury travel market is currently experiencing the fastest growth rate globally according to research agency Euromonitor International, and I am very excited about the launch of two events focusing on this region as we respond to the need of global luxury travel suppliers to establish new relationships in the region and strengthen existing ones.”

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Meetings and exciting cultural experiences 

Fam-meetings during the day include must-see art, hidden gem stores, bumper car rides, close encounters with giraffes and watching the sunset from iconic rooftops. Journeys in Italy’s inaugural event, hosted from 28 November-1 December, will bring together up to 40 of the most exclusive Italian luxury product and up to 40 high-end travel agencies from the US, Canada and Mexico, to engage with each other on a one-to-one basis in the FAM-MEET® way while experiencing the destination.

Journeys in Italy’s programme, thoughtfully designed by the Journeys team, will not disappoint buyers looking for an authentic experience while escorted by luxury travel hoteliers and operators who will be the true hosts in their own country. Participants can expect to have up to 25 one-to-one meetings, married with amazing activities pertinent to Italian culture, traditions and lifestyle.

Journeys will close 2023 on the beach on 6 December in Cannes with a lunch to remember full of unexpected and jaw-dropping surprises.

Alex Roca, Journeys’ Event Director says: “With Journeys in North America and Journeys in Italy we complete the JGG’s 2023 event portfolio. The team and I are looking forward to hosting our imminent digital event, Journeys Digital in March and our first in-person event of the year, Journeys in London on 17 April which are both already sold out.”