Posts from November 2014

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Six Smart Reasons to Charter a Ship in Europe

by mmckeon

    Planning a meeting or incentive in Europe? Here’s how to save money and reduce your stress: book a cruise. Better yet – charter a Silversea “ship of your own” for ultimate privacy and freedom to customize. Now at special rates!

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    Tech at Sea Update: More Bandwidth, Free Wi-Fi, Robotics, Oh My!

    by mmckeon

      If you think meeting at sea is a great way for your attendees to unplug and recharge, you’d be right. But if you still believe they have no other choice due to lack of Internet connectivity, you’d be oh-so-wrong! Cruise ship technology – along with Internet bandwidth – is advancing at breakneck speed.

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      Incentive Travel Trends – More Planners Look to Sea!

      by mmckeon

        According to an incentive travel trends article in the October issue of Successful Meetings, “Spending is on the rise, but so is laser-like focus on getting the greatest return on incentive travel investment.” The challenge for planners continues to be: how to stay within budget, while creating one-of-a-kind, memorable experiences that drive behavior and strong ROI.

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        More Sneaky and Annoying “Hidden” Hotel Fees

        by mmckeon

          Booking a hotel for your group – or yourself? Word to the wise: pay extra close attention to the fine print. As a meeting & event planner, you travel – a lot – so no doubt you’ve already encountered hotel “resort fees”. And these supplemental fees continue to creep up.

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          Check Out the World’s First “Smart Ship” [video]

          by mmckeon

            Cruise ship technology has come a long way in the past decade or so, but Royal Caribbean’s newest ship is taking it to the next level. This isn’t just a big jump forward – it’s a Quantum Leap, making Quantum of the Seas the most technologically advanced ship ever to set sail! Where do we begin? How about before you board the ship?

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