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

        by mmckeon

          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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          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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            Cruise Meetings & Incentives: Past, Present, Future

            by mmckeon

              The evolution of cruise meetings & incentives Cruise meetings & incentives are increasingly popular as planners search for unique, cost-effective venues to deliver memorable event experiences. But the marriage of cruising and business hasn’t always been smooth sailing. In fact, back in 1982 when Joyce Landry & Jo Kling formed Landry & Kling to specialize in this […]

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              Add Wellness to Meetings & Incentives: 5 Easy Ways

              by mmckeon

                The $3.7 trillion global wellness industry is impacting travel trends and making waves in the MICE market. Are you searching for easy, budget-friendly ways to add wellness to your meetings and incentive travel programs? You’re not alone!  The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) recently released The IRF Wellness in Meetings and Incentive Travel Study. Although the overwhelming majority of […]

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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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                  Celebrity Edge – A Revolutionary Ship Reveal [video]

                  by mmckeon

                    What makes a cruise ship “revolutionary? Celebrity Edge is the first ship designed using today’s most advanced 3-D technology and virtual reality. Everything about cruising has been reengineered! An “Edgy” Video Reveals Cutting-Edge Ship Design Watch as the tender-launch platform at deck 2 becomes a “Magic Carpet”, transporting you to a very hip bar-restaurant on deck 16 where […]

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                    New ships on American rivers – not your grandma’s riverboat!

                    by mmckeon

                      Close-to-home river cruising is making a comeback – in a big way! Planners we talk to are looking for more unique, close-to-home venues for their meetings and incentives. But why limit your choices to land? There are new ships on American rivers that offer adventure, history, and authentic destination experiences – from the Mississippi River […]

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