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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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          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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              Jo Kling shares a secret: “I never sail without this!”

              by mmckeon

                Jo Kling has a secret: She’s not a good sailor. Most people who sail on one of today’s large, modern ships never feel the symptoms of motion sickness, thanks to stabilizers that provide the smoothest voyage possible. But if seas are rolling, Jo would like to share a drug-free remedy that work like a charm!






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