Jo Kling

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Hurricane Relief Housing – Ship Charters Available!

by Jo Kling

    Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the recent hurricanes. Even though our Miami office was temporarily closed after Hurricane Irma, our team suffered minimal personal damage and were able to continue working on an urgent request for hurricane relief housing. Not only did we find a suitable ship for that client, our extensive research also […]

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    Want an Antidote to Rising F&B Costs?

    by Jo Kling
      Norwegian Bliss - La Cucina Waterfront dining

      The meeting planning industry can unanimously agree on at least one key pain point – the rise of food & beverage costs. Factors associated with this continued increase include rising production prices, environmental conditions affecting supply, and changing attendee preferences – reflecting increasing demand for gluten free, low-carb,  and vegan options, all of which are […]

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      Royal Caribbean Adds Wow to the Party!

      by Jo Kling

        Just when we thought our 35th Anniversary celebration on board Celebrity Reflection couldn’t get any better,  our friends from Royal Caribbean wowed us with a surprise presentation of a stunning award to mark our milestone. The note that accompanied the special award said: “To the entire L&K gang, congratulations on 35 years! Our partnership is invaluable and greatly appreciated. […]

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        10 Cruise Event Trends to Watch

        by Jo Kling

          As you plan your meetings & incentive travel programs for the coming years, hotel trends are top of mind. But are you prepared if your stakeholders ask you about using a cruise ship? Have you ever considered a cruise ship venue? Perhaps you’ve read about the latest cruise line developments, but WIIFY (what’s in it for […]

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          Premium 3 & 4-night cruises for incentives

          by Jo Kling

            Holland America Line just told us about two premium 3 & 4-night cruises to the Bahamas in late 2017  ideal for incentive travel, meetings, client/employee recognition programs –  even an exclusive ship charter. And here’s the kicker: These two cruises are value-priced for corporate groups and ship charters! Here’s your opportunity take your group on […]

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            Incentive Cruises to Cuba: More Ships Sailing Soon!

            by Jo Kling

              Long forbidden for U.S. travelers, Cuba is one of the most coveted cruise destinations for incentive groups. What could be motivating than being among the first to visit this exotic Caribbean island with its unspoiled tropical beaches, 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and colorful, vibrant culture? Planners are ready to explore incentive cruises to Cuba, […]

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              7 Best Benefits of Incentive Cruises & Meetings at Sea

              by Jo Kling

                In a recent press release, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) highlighted the benefits of cruising over land travel and concluded that “from ease of travel to the best return on experience, cruise travel has a leg up on land-based travel any time of year.” We couldn’t agree more! But of course, as long-time cruise event specialists, […]

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                A Taste of my Mekong River Cruise Adventure!

                by Jo Kling

                  This month, I took a Mekong River familiarization cruise on Avalon Waterway’s new ship, Avalon Siem Reap. Our journey through Vietnam and Cambodia took us deep into the heart of this exotic destination, and we met many warm and gentle people along the way. It’s not easy putting this experience into words, so I thought I’d share some photos to give you a taste.

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