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Landry & Kling is proud to be acknowledged as a leader in our industry and are grateful to have been recognized by others with these honors:

  • The Cruise Lines International Association inducted Joyce Landry and Josephine Kling into the CLIA Hall of Fame in 2009 in recognition of their contributions to the industry as “visionaries who led the way in seagoing corporate meetings and incentive travel”.

  • Landry & Kling is the first company to introduce the concept of dock-side ship charters (“floating hotels”) for large scale business, government and sporting events — starting over 25 years ago with DECworld’87 in Boston, and continuing with a now unmatchable track record including Summit of the Americas, Jacksonville Super Bowl, World Cup Cricket Championship, American Heart Association’s Annual Scientific Sessions, Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting, Hurricane Katrina relief housing and others.

  • Global Cruise Holdings is recognized as the game-changer who introduced’s innovative technology and unique resources to expand the largely untapped world of cruising to meeting and event planners, connecting cruise lines and meeting professionals like never before.

  • Corporate & Incentive Magazine cited the 1982 founding of Landry & Kling as one of the “Top 25 Meeting Industry Milestones” in their special 40th Anniversary Issue.

  • Incentive Magazine named Joyce Landry & Jo Kling as two of "The Top 10 Women Incentive Leaders" in the industry in their May ’06 cover story

  • Insurance Conference Planner Magazine recognized the 1982 start-up of Landry & Kling in their “Timeline of Meeting, Travel, and Technology Milestones” in their 40th Anniversary cover story in 2005. (At the time, no cruise line even had a corporate/incentive department.)

  • Meeting News Magazine named Joyce Landry among “The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry” in 2002.

  • The annual Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships recommends Landry & Kling as “cruise charter specialists” – no other companies are mentioned in this 670-page cruise industry guide.

  • The Complete 21st Century Travel & Hospitality Marketing Handbook features a chapter by Joyce Landry: “Staying Ahead of the Curve to Avoid Getting Run over”

  • Landry & Kling is officially certified as a minority supplier (100% women-owned) by the Women’s Business Network Counsel (WBENC)

  • Landry & Kling ranked 13 among the “Top 50 Woman-Led Businesses” in Florida, 2009, based on a survey by Florida International University and The Commonwealth Institute.