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How to plan a meeting that does a world of good

Now more than ever, your meeting attendees and incentive trip qualifiers crave meaningful, authentic destination experiences. One of the best ways to create life-enriching experiences is to include a corporate socially responsible event during your travel program

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Rare short cruise “gems” on sparkling new ships!

A frequent request we hear from meeting planners is for more short cruises...on shiny new ships. At Landry & Kling, we're always searching for unique, short cruises on group-friendly ships to share with you; we call these "gems" because they are rare and hard to find. Here are a few new gems we are most excited about - on incredible new ships, perfect for meetings and incentive travel programs!

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What Attendees Crave: More Adventures, Unique Experiences

Planners know there’s nothing like shared experiences to bring people together! Today’s dynamic meetings and incentive travel programs include high-adrenaline adventures, teambuilding events and and destination immersion activities designed to challenge, inspire and foster team collaboration. Here are 11 ways to add inspiration and adventure to your next event.

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Insider’s Scoop: 5 Cruise Trends Every Planner Wants to Know

One of the advantages of living and working in South Florida – the “cruise capital of the world” – is the opportunity to visit cruise ships and meet face-to-face with cruise line executives. At Cruise Shipping Miami 2015, I caught up with industry friends and colleagues who were anxious to share the latest news. Here are a few hot trends we discussed that are of particular interest to meeting and event planners like you:

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More mind-blowing entertainment experiences at sea!

Meeting planners know that successful events and incentive travel programs must provide unique experiences - and that includes evening entertainment. But with budgets being stretched, how do you keep attendees wowed? Relax, Celebrity Cruises has you covered - with 18 new shows and 10 engaging experiences!

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

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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From Lincoln Center to Memphis Blues – it’s Not Your Grandma’s Cruise!

Holland America's new Pinnacle Class ship will redefine "modern classic elegance" in the premium ship category when she sets sail in spring 2016. We're excited to share news about the ship's world-class entertainment experience and choice of unique venues (which can also be used for meetings and group events).

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More Quick & Tasty Cruise News Bites for Planners

Attention Meeting Planners: Lots of industry news coinciding with the Cruise Shipping Miami Conference this month, so let's get to it. Your top five tasty cruise news bites. Enjoy!

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The Meeting Planner’s Essential Guide to Cruise Line Apps

In the great race to stay ahead of the technology curve, cruise lines are introducing - and updating - their own mobile apps, packed with tools for pre-cruise and onboard use. Most of these apps are available for free in Apple Store and Google Play, and include features that can be used while offline (no Internet purchase required!). Some even include "chat" function, so guests can communicate with one another onboar

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Announcing MSC Seaside – the first of a new generation of ships!

MSC Cruises announced that the first of its next generation “Seaside” class of ships – set to debut November 2017 – will be named MSC Seaside and sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean. We're super excited about this news, and after learning more about MSC Seaside, you will be too!

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