A Celebratory Weekend as a Carnival Excellence Award Winner!

by Joyce Landry

    It was an honor for Landry & Kling to be recognized by Carnival with their 2017 Excellence Award for Corporate & Incentive Sales, especially in our 35th year. This was a celebration to remember, starting with the invitation to an awards celebration at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek, Colorado (pictured above). For […]

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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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      Meet at Sea and Experience Norwegian Bliss

      by mmckeon
        Norwegian Bliss Observation Lounge

        Norwegian Cruise Line revealed more details about Norwegian Bliss, their new, 4,000-passenger ship that promises a spectacular cruising experience for groups who meet at sea.  Boasting new design features and several “first at sea” innovations,  Bliss will offer 7-night cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean with select voyages to the Mexican Riviera beginning in June […]

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        Meeting Planning Stress? Take a Bird Break!

        by mmckeon
          Green Heron - meeting planner stress

          When I’m not working my day job as Landry & Kling’s web content editor, you’ll find me out in the Florida Everglades or Wetlands watching and photographing birds. They’re not just beautiful – if you pay attention, birds have valuable lessons to share. So I thought I’d pass along a few of their meeting planning tips.

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          A Sales Incentive Cruise Success Story

          by mmckeon
          Radiance of the Seas in Alaska - sales incentive cruise

          Planning a recognition program? Then you ‘ll want to read this sales incentive cruise success story. The Landry & Kling’s team report includes ship highlights, what the client and sales agents loved about the destination, and wow moments that made this event an overwhelming success. How it Began A leading insurance company contacted Landry & Kling to explore cruise […]

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          4-Night Cuba Cruises from Orlando

          by mmckeon
            Norwegian Sun 4-night Cuba cruises from Orlando

            Looking for a unique venue and motivating destination for your next travel incentive or meeting?  Your group will feel privileged to be among the first to visit the long-forbidden tropical island of Cuba…and the best way to get there is by cruise ship. 4-Night Cuba Cruises – More All-Inclusive As demand for cruises to Cuba […]

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            10 easy ways to add fitness and fun to your meetings

            by mmckeon
              SkyRide on Carnival Vista - fun ways to add fitness to meetings

              Imagine early morning Tai Chi on deck; fitness classes like kickboxing, spinning, Pilates and Zumba; state-of-the-art gyms with the latest weight and cardio equipment; a wrap-around jogging track 10 decks high; challenging rock-climbing walls and ropes courses soaring above the sea. Here are 12 fun ways to incorporate fitness into your meeting at sea.

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              These 2018 Short Charter Opportunities in the Med Won’t Last!

              by mmckeon
                Le Soleal at Sea

                Upscale French line Ponant just told us about two, 2018 short charter opportunities – priced to sell – now available on 264-passenger Le Soleal. What better way to reward your top performers or loyal customers that to experience the Mediterranean’s sun-kissed  Spanish coast, with its rich cultural and historical heritage on a chic, luxurious yacht that’s been […]

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                Why Ritz-Carlton Yachts are Big News for Corporate Events

                by Joyce Landry
                  Ritz-Carlton Yacht

                  If you’re in the travel or events industries, you’ve likely stumbled onto the news that the Ritz-Carlton announced its entry into the cruise market with a yachting concept. According to Ritz-Carlton, “Each custom-built yacht offers an intimate journey with space for only 298 guests. Accommodations include 149 suites, each with its own balcony, and several […]

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