Posts from March 2012

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Specialty Cruises Riding a New Wave of Popularity

by mmckeon

Specialty and theme cruises are gaining in popularity as more organizations explore unique destinations for their next customer event, fundraiser, or gathering of fans. And it’s easy to see why. The all-inclusive nature of cruises provide a cost-effective alternative to land-based venues, and fans love the opportunity to meet and mingle up close with their […]

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Business and Family – Perfect Together

by mmckeon

Maintaining balance between work and home life has never been more challenging in today’s 24/7 tech-connected world. As companies look for ways to create happier, healthier workplaces, a corporate culture that supports work-life balance is critical. Marketing research company Ypartnership has reported that if given more time, most people would spend it with family.  More […]

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Luxury Redefined – Memorable Experiences, Remarkable Value

by mmckeon

The New Luxury is Here! When it comes to corporate events, luxury has undergone a seismic shift, and it’s slowly returning to meetings and incentives. Successful businesses know that one of the best way to reward and retain their top performers is to offer them a “red carpet” travel experience, but at the same time, they’re […]

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The Evolution of Cruising and Meeting Trends at Sea

by mmckeon

By Jo Kling If you’ve never cruised or haven’t been on a ship in the last decade or so, you might not think a cruise ship is appropriate for business events – but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, there’s never been a better time to plan a meeting at sea! Today’s […]

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How to Break Free from Meeting Planner Stress

by mmckeon

Meeting Planner Stress – an Occupational Hazard? When US News & World report proclaimed “Meeting Planner” one of the best careers for 2011, it also noted that “stress levels can be high”. Now, CareerCast‘s 2012 Job Stress Report lists “Event Coordinator” as one of the top 10 most stressful jobs, coming in at number six, right […]

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