Posts from December 2013

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L&K Team Report: Mediterranean Style Cruising on MSC Divina

by mmckeon

The Landry & Kling team just returned from a 3-day familiarization cruise to the Bahamas aboard MSC Divina, where we had a chance to sample Mediterranean Style Cruising, close to home. (All photos by Maureen McKeon.)

Not familiar with MSC Cruises? Trust us, you will be soon! This privately-owned family company is already a leader in the Mediterranean cruise market, with 11 state-of-the-art ships sailing in Europe. With the introduction of MSC Dvina cruising to the Caribbean year-round from Miami, MSC Cruises is poised to be a big player in the North American market.

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Planner Talk: Will my group feel confined on a ship?

by mmckeon

If you’ve never planned an event at sea, you might be wondering…”Will my group feel confined on a cruise ship?” Listen in as meeting planners debunk this stubborn misconception while discussing how their attendees felt during their cruise program. Check out all 20 of Landry & Kling’s planner-narrated “How to” cruise event videos.

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Guess who loves their job?

by mmckeon

Yes, Meeting & Event Planner….that would be you! ConventionsSouth Magazine just released their Trend Watch 2014 with some interesting revelations, like:

  • 75% of planners love their jobs (wow – that’s way above the national average of  30% reported in Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace Report!)
  • 42% of planners are optimistic about the future of the meeting industry in the next 18 months (only 19% think it will get worse).
  • 54% say more event attendance is growing (great news for conference planners!)

Here’s a rundown of some other Trend Watch findings, along with even more reasons for meeting pros like you to be happy!

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