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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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    New Expedition Ship for Incentive Travel – National Geographic Quest!

    by mmckeon

      Incentive travel planners, what do your top producers crave? Adventuresome, experiential, in-depth & immersive destination experiences… and they’ll find all that and more on Lindblad Expeditions’ new expedition ship, National Geographic Quest. National Geographic Quest – Perfect for Incentives The U.S. built National Geographic Quest is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built expedition vessel made for intimate exploration of coastal waters, shallow coves, and […]

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      Best New Cruise Food Experiences for Groups

      by mmckeon

      As meeting planners and attendees crave top-notch culinary experiences and demand more choices for special diets, it’s time to take a fresh look at cruise ship dining. Boring buffets and bland menu options at sea are a thing of the past – delicious and healthy cuisine is now being served, both onboard and ashore. Cruise […]

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      Adding the Wow: Creative Ideas for Meetings & Incentives at Sea

      by mmckeon

        A recent survey from the Incentive Research Foundation and MeetingsNet confirmed it: When it comes to producing fresh meetings and motivating incentive programs, planners agree … It’s All About the Wow Successful events must include unique and meaningful experiences – which is why cruise ship venues are becoming increasingly popular for all types of meetings, incentives, […]

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        Luxury Expedition Ships – the Perfect Incentive

        by mmckeon
          Silversea Expedition Ship in Antarctica

          Planning an incentive travel program for your “been there, done that” top-tier qualifiers? Consider an expedition cruise. More than a cruise, an expedition voyage is an authentic adventure experience – destination-immersive, intimate, and often life-changing. If you’re worried that your participants will have to sacrifice upscale accommodations, amenities and service, don’t be! Silversea Cruises currently […]

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          New 4-night Cruise a “Divine” Group Opportunity

          by mmckeon
            MSC Divina 4 night cruise to Bahamas

            Looking for a short cruise on a resort-style ship for a meeting or group event? Here’s your opportunity: MSC Cruises just announced a 4-night Bahamas cruise onboard the dazzling MSC Divina sailing from Miami in January 2016, and balcony staterooms are still available. This beautiful ship normally sails for 7 nights, so a unique Thursday to Monday cruise is […]

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            An “Aha Moment” Led to the Largest-Ever Rock Festival at Sea

            by mmckeon

              The Native American Heritage Association (NAHA) has only a few cabin categories left for their Rock Legends Cruise IV, the biggest rock music festival at sea, sailing January 21-25, 2016 from Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip to Grand Turk. Now in its fourth year, this is the first rock music cruise charter series backed by a woman.

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              These “road warrior” tips for long flights are priceless!

              by mmckeon

                If you plan meetings and incentive travel programs, your job description includes air travel – lots of it, and often overseas. So we don’t have to tell you how stressful and/or uncomfortable flying can be, especially when you need to arrive in your destination fresh, rested and ready to work. The Landry & Kling team knows your pain, and they’re eager to share their tips to help make your next long flight a bit more pleasant.

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