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Rare, 5-Night Mediterranean Cruise in 2018

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SeaDream Yacht Club has a unique 5-night Mediterranean voyage available for exclusive charter in 2018 on their 112-passenger yacht. This is your opportunity to reward your customers or top performers with a private yacht experience in one of the world’s most enticing regions…at an excellent, all-inclusive charter rate. The roundtrip itinerary from Nice,France means more convenient […]

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Ritz Carlton Goes to Sea with Luxury Yachts

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    Ritz-Carlton is taking its legendary service and unmatched luxury to sea with the Ritz Carlton Luxury Yacht Collection.  As upscale meetings and incentive travel programs are on the rise,  planners are searching for unique and memorable venues to meet the demand for bespoke luxury experiences. We’ve seen the luxury cruise market increase to 40 ships […]

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    Cuba Cruises Update – Good to Go!

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      Meeting and incentive travel planners concerned about the President’s recent Cuba policy changes can rest assured: Cuba cruises – on ships both large and small – are good to go! The first historic cruise from Miami to Cuba was just a year ago, and since then, many American citizens have visited the once-forbidden island by […]

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      Are Cruise Ships Safe? What Planners Need to Know

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        These days, safety and security are top of mind when planning a global meeting or incentive trip. In the Meetings & Conventions Global Planner 2017 survey, North American meeting planners listed security as one of their key criteria when selecting an international destination (see screenshot, right). Are Cruise Ships Safe & Secure? This is the question we hear from many of the meeting […]

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        Short Cruises on a New Ship – Just What You Asked For!

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          When we speak with meeting planners about incentive cruises and meetings at sea, their wish list nearly always includes “more short cruises on a new ship”. So we’re happy to share that Holland America’s newest mid-sized premium ship, ms Nieuw Statendam, is offering 2 short “gem cruises” from her seasonal homeport of Ft. Lauderdale in 2018 and 2019. The 4-night voyage departs on […]

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          Incentives on Cruise Ships Motivate Success!

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            Recently, Incentive Magazine Executive Editor Leo Jakobson reached out to Landry & Kling CEO Joyce Landry for “Insider Intel” about incentive cruises. The article, Cruises Go Full Speed Ahead in Incentive Travel, is featured in the May/June issue.  Joyce shares insights into how the niche market grew and why demand for MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, events) cruises […]

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            New Ways to Motivate Employee Performance

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              Studies indicate that only about one-third of employees care about their work. So what can companies do to improve employee productivity, engagement, and retention?  A new study from the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) offers practical tips on how to motivate employee performance – and also challenges a few long-held beliefs about what drives productivity.  Here’s a hint: Money is not the best […]

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              Short Baja Cruises Active Groups Crave

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                Looking for a quick getaway for a holiday incentive or add-on to your California or Mexico program?  Lindblad Expeditions just announced short Baja Cruises in December 2017 and January 2018 at very attractive rates! These 3 or 4-night adventure-packed voyages in Baja California & the Sea of Cortez are just thing for your busy attendees who […]

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                Asia MICE Cruises are Booming!

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                  Asia MICE Cruises (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Events) are becoming increasingly popular as cruise lines deploy more capacity to the region, including new, larger cruise ships purpose-built for the Asia market. Cruise experiences tailored to Asian guests include more onboard activities aimed at multi-generational groups, high-end shopping, and new menus with familiar and regional cuisine. Here at Landry & […]

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                  New! Short Cruises to Bahamas, Perfect for Meetings & Incentives

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                    Great news for MICE planners! Royal Caribbean’s 3,114-passenger Mariner of the Seas is leaving Asia and returning to the United States to homeport in Miami.  And more great news: Mariner of the Seas’ new short cruises to Bahamas are perfect for meetings & incentives!  This will be the first Voyager-class ship (famous for introducing first-at-sea innovations including a rock-climbing wall and Studio […]

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