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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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        Ritz Carlton Goes to Sea with Luxury Yachts

        by mmckeon
          Ritz Carlton Yacht Aft Marina

          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!

          by mmckeon
            Havana Harbor from cruise ship

            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

            by mmckeon

              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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              Incentives on Cruise Ships Motivate Success!

              by mmckeon

                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

                by mmckeon

                  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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                  Asia MICE Cruises are Booming!

                  by mmckeon

                    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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