MIAMI, FL – April 20, 2008 – Wondering if your meeting, incentive trip or group event would be feasible aboard a cruise ship? Landry & Kling, the South Florida-based travel services firm that specializes in cruise events, incentive travel and meetings at sea, has unveiled a nifty new tool for determining just that. The simple online “Ship Shape Quiz”, is a brief list of questions that can be completed in 30 seconds, with instant results showing the “feasibility score” of staging an incentive trip or corporate event aboard a cruise ship.
If any company is qualified to determine which corporate meetings or events are workable at sea, it would be Landry & Kling, based on 25 years’ experience in the cruise event and travel market. Founded by Joyce Landry and Jo Kling, the company helped establish and define cruise-based incentive programs, and has been inventing new ways to stage all kinds of meetings and corporate events at sea ever since.
According to Corporate Meetings & Incentives magazine, 34% of readers had used a cruise for an incentive program and an astounding 72% said they planned to. Landry & Kling believes that the most likely source of planners’ hesitation is uncertainty about translating a traditional corporate event to a cruise environment. For example “do ships have adequate meeting facilities for my group?”. With the new Ship Shape Quiz, Landry & Kling is providing a useful tool for meeting planners to open up a whole new array of cruise travel opportunities that have proven to be successful in motivating and rewarding top performance.
Evidence of incentive cruises success is offered by Maritz Travel, the St-Louis based motivation company whose research among incentive winners concluded that” the most important attribute of an incentive program was destination type, with cruises (36%) and beach/sun/water locations (31%) the most motivational”.