Meeting & Incentive News

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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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      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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        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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