Posts from November 2011

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CNN Reports More Business Events at Sea

by mmckeon

A recent article on CNN.com is helping spread the news: “Businesses cruise more to meetings — literally”. The story reports that interest in holding corporate meetings on cruise ships is rising steadily – for good reason. The research firm PhoCus Wright confirms that 8% of companies surveyed in 2010 listed cruise ships as their first choice […]

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A mini-expedition on Lindblad’s National Geographic Sea Bird

by mmckeon

Karyn Altman, VP Business Development, Landry & Kling and Seasite.com, recently returned from a two-night Lindblad “mini-expedition” in the Pacific Northwest. A self-professed expedition neophyte, Karyn raved about the unique experience that well exceeded her expectations. Here’s a summary of her report from the National Geographic Sea Bird: “I brought all the wrong shoes!” Karyn […]

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Cruising American Style

by mmckeon

By Joyce Landry, CEO of Landry & Kling On a recent cleaning binge, I came across some old photographs of my life before Landry & Kling – when I worked for the Delta Queen Steamboat Company.  It seems appropriate with our theme this month of “close to home” cruising. I was hired as the Northeast […]

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Meeting Venues Close to Home – But Far Away from Ordinary

by mmckeon

Drive-to Meetings As planners continue to feel pressure to cut program expenses, drive-to meetings take center stage. If you’re looking for a fabulous meeting or incentive destination close to home – look no further! Cruise lines offer you a variety of North American home ports to choose from – coast to coast and in between. […]

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Breathe Deep, Eat Well: The Science of Healthy Meetings

by mmckeon

Healthy Meetings = Healthy ROI More meeting planners are looking for ways to incorporate wellness elements  like “brain-friendly food” and fitness breaks into their events – for good reason. According to a recent study commissioned by Hilton Hotels, business travelers who exercised during their trips performed 61 percent better on alertness and reaction tests. And […]

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