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Private Member Clubs for Corporate Events in Toronto

This week, I am planning an event for a client group that is staying at a private, members-only club. I am impressed by the facilities that some private clubs have that are perfect for group events. Some private clubs of today are from a bygone era; some were formed around a common interest, such more

Fortified Village Resorts & Masserias in Europe

When it's time to "kick it up a notch" and deliver an unforgettable experience to wow corporate event guests, Europe's ancient fortified villages and Masserias are guaranteed to have an impact. Some have been transformed into luxury resorts and hotels where guests can enjoy modern comforts more

Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico

Today, I present another post in my "Places You've Never Heard Of" series. If your group consists of executives who are adventure enthusiasts and they've seen and done it all, where can you take them to hit your next executive retreat out of the park? Chihuahua's Copper Canyon: It's 4 times as more

Room Block Strategies II: Managing Incidentals & Special Situations

Group incentive trips are the perfect opportunity to express appreciation to top producers. Building in enough flexibility for guests to customize their experience is a welcome bonus. The opportunity to bring children and spouses increases the value of incentive trips. After all, a supportive more

Manor Houses and Country Estates in the UK and Ireland

When executive teams require a secluded setting to devote uninterrupted time to business, country estates and manor houses are worth considering. There are many available in the United Kingdom. The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa at Bolton Abbey (England) With 40 guests rooms  and 2 suites in the more

Nice for Church MICE: Glasgow Shines for Religious Groups

There is an astounding growth in faith tourism worldwide. While the obvious choices (Israel, Rome, Mecca) remain high on the bucket list of the faithful, excellent venues for religious conventions can be found in faith destinations closer to home - for example, Glasgow.  As an example of a more

Hidden Hideaways for Corporate Retreats

As the cooler temperatures of autumn approach, it's time to start searching for sun destinations. When it's important for executive teams to get away from distractions, unwind and bond in natural surroundings, secluded island hideaways are guaranteed to fit the bill. Fortunately, they can be more

6 Ways to Explore Riviera Maya Mexico

Late summer and early fall is one of the best times to plan incentive trips and executive retreats in Mexico. Hotel rates are favorable at this time of year so corporate event budgets will stretch further. Temperatures are gradually cooling down and, even when it rains, it isn't for the entire more

4 Lake Gardens in Asia

With colorful flowers, sunlight or moonlight shimmering on the water, and green spaces for relaxation, Lake Gardens are the perfect location for weddings and outdoor events. Fortunately, you'll find them throughout Asia and new ones are taking shape. Hamamatsu Flower Park (Japan) Set around more

U.S. National Parks Offer Stunning Settings for Outdoor Adventures

Corporate groups in North America don't have to travel to Dubai to explore deserts, Scandinavian countries to view breathtaking glaciers, or the Caribbean for pristine beaches. U.S. National Parks are some of the best-kept secrets for awe inspiring outdoor adventures. Beaches at Biscayne more
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