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Our agent Abreu created a very appealing offer to experience Madeira and stay for 3 nights at Belmond Reid’s Palace. The offer is valid from January to June 2018.

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China
The land of the far east or the pearl of the orient, all phrases that make you want to pack your bag, head to the airport and jump on the next flight.

History
Its 21st century façade dazzles in the spotlight of the world, but China isn’t just glitz and glam, it also has the title for the world’s oldest continuous civilization. From the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors and Potala Palace, its thousands of years of history intrigue all from the world over to come and visit this unique part of the world.

Breathtaking Scenery
Few countries have such a diverse and picturesque scenery like China. Her landscapes span the range from alpha to omega: take your pick from the sublime sapphire lakes surrounding Lhasa, or the expansive deserts of Inner Mongolia, explore the outer islands of Hong Kong or hike the steep steps of the Great Wall of China. Meander through the pits of the Terracotta Warriors and snap a selfie at the Forbidden City. Wherever you look, this country has something gorgeous that will simply take your breath away.

Cuisine
Expect your taste buds to have a field day from the minute you touch down in China, with hundreds of cuisines to sample from, try Dim Sum down south, Peking duck up north, roast lamb out to the west and Xiao Long Bao to the east. Follow your nose in China and you won’t want to stop exploring what this stunning country has on offer, literally.

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Why visit The Netherlands?

Visionary architecture, vintage-meets-contemporary fashion and interiors, street markets selling rainbows of fresh flowers, haring (raw herring), caramel-filled stroopwafels (caramel-syrup-filled waffles) and cheese, and borrel (‘drinks’) at canal-side cafés are all reasons that people love The Netherlands.

But above all The Netherlands are especially known for its spirit. If something doesn’t exist, we will design it, build it, manufacture it, recycle it, craft it, launch it (the Netherlands is one of the world’s hottest start-up hubs) and make it a reality. There’s a sense that anything’s possible here (and it invariably is).

In this presentation we would like to show you a glimpse of why you should visit The Netherlands. Let us take care of the organisation so you can enjoy all that our country has to offer!

  • Vibrant cities
  • Exclusive event venues
  • Inspirational meeting environments
  • Unique restaurants & cafes
  • Activities: from creative & cultural to adrenaline
  • Our people getting things done
  • BE our VIP

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We are your Dutch event planning and destination partner, based in Amsterdam. Our mission is to ensure that you can BE our guest at your own event. Therefore we offer a turn-key service for the complete organization of your event; we’ve got you covered from start to finish.

We organise events in the broadest sense of the word, from brand events and award ceremonies, to product launches and incentives. If the objectives are clear, we take care of the desired results and create experiences that make our clients successful in their business.

We always want to surprise, stand out and exceed expectations. We transform a training session into an interactive program with an element of competition. To introduce a new product line, we think of an original pop-up concept. We turn an annual incentive trip into an unforgettable journey.

“This was the second time we worked with BE Agency. After a good start working together with BE Agency last year, we asked them to arrange another weekend this year. BE Agency’s preparations went like clockwork. We were reminded in good time about materials that needed to be submitted and everyone’s needs and requirements were taken into account. And most importantly, working with BE Agency was a really smooth and pleasant experience. The weekend itself was organized meticulously. All our guests were extremely enthusiastic. They felt they could ask anything and really felt pampered. BE Agency takes things off your hands.”
Mitsubishi Motors Management Team

At BE Agency, we are in a unique position to always add the personal touch to your event through our in-house candidate database of trained, experienced and multilingual catering staffing, sales promoters, hosts and hostesses.

Together with our dedicated, experienced and hands-on project team, this ensures the highest quality of service and results in success stories that exceed expectations without exceeding budget.

“We know how important details are. Besides, execution is the only strategy customers will see. With our creative and full-service approach we turn every event into a big success!”

Esmee Weerden, Co-Founder BE Agency

Our expertise includes; destination services [BE DUTCH], incentive trips, corporate events, parties and special events, meetings, teambuilding activities, product launches and brand activations & promotions.

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Iceland is a destination full of unique experiences, destinations, accommodations and activities. It is a country of glaciers, volcanoes, ice caves, thermal pools, lava fields and rugged, wild open spaces. It offers opportunities of cultural immersion with its strong local traditions of culinary specialties and crafts. It lets visitors experience challenging land and sea adventures and activities from unique super jeeps to explore it’s off the beaten track wilderness, snowmobiles to journey across vast glaciers and sailboats to get up close to majestic animals such as whales and dolphins.

Iceland offers the best all year around destination for incentives, special leisure groups, meetings and events. It offers you and your clients something unique and different

Winter in Iceland offers stunning white landscapes and an opportunity to see the famous and awe inspiring “Northern Lights” as well as a wide array of exhilarating snow & ice adventures such as snowmobiling, glacier hiking, snow buggies. Summer in Iceland offers the unique experience of long summer days, wilderness hiking, 4×4 off-road adventures into the highlands and horse riding.

Iceland offers a wonderful range and diversity of accommodation from luxury Eco-Hotels to Chich City boutique hotels to rustic adventure Huts out in the wilderness. In Iceland, what ever the theme, style and budget of your trip, Boutique DMC knows each accommodation intimately from hotels to resorts to remote lodges and can work with you to pick the perfect mix. We know hotel owners and managers well so that any experience, event or service necessity can be worked out seamlessly and delivered to perfection.

We pride ourselves on creating programs as unique and unforgettable as the country of Iceland itself.

THEMES
EDUCATIONAL
Boutique DMC can design specific itineraries for groups looking for an educational focus to their trip such as learning more about Iceland’s rich history.

HIGHLIGHTS
Iceland has so many iconic sights to design a “Highlights” group trip around such as, the Blue Lagoon hot springs, Gullfoss waterfall & the “Golden Circle”, several glaciers, black sand beaches & much more!

NORTHERN LIGHTS
Boutique DMC can offer a number of different trip designs to assist groups with the best access to see the Northern Lights or “‘Aurora borealis”. Selecting the best accommodations, locations, activities & timings.

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
Boutique DMC destinations have a lot to offer outside the main highlights for those people that want to explore a bit more, experience a bit more adventure and see something different. Stray off the beaten track with us!

INSPIRING CREATIVITY
When trying to find stimulation for creativity in your teams we often find getting people outside, into stunning parts of nature and doing unique activities together – or having time to contemplate alone – spark some amazing innovations.

ECO WARRIOR
Iceland is a wonderful Eco location to concentrate on all things “Eco, Ethical & Green”. Iceland’s whole heating system is geothermal & most hotels & restaurants have a strong focus on local produce & protecting the environment.

CITY SLICKERS
For meetings where you want a city vibe with full facility, modern hotels & easy access to the best range of restaurants & nightlife as well as historical landmarks and shopping there is no better base camp than Reykjavik.

REWARDS & RECOGNITION
When the aim of your program is to say a huge “Thank You” work with us to design the perfect program offering lots of rewards and recognition through the choice of accommodations, activities and special touches along the way.

WINTER ADVENTURE
Winter themed programs offer an amazing array of snow and ice activities culminating in one of the world’s most incredible phenomena, “The Northern Lights”. Arctic adventures by day followed by gourmet cuisine and cosy retreats.

CHALLENGE
Want to put your groups through their paces? Challenges take many guises and we revel in designing programs that take visitors just enough out of their comfort zone to stretch them in a fun and entertaining way and create lasting memories.

SUMMER FUN
Summer programs offer the unique “Midnight Sun” when its stays light up to 21 hours a day! Programs can also contain wonderful off the beaten track wilderness adventures and more remote accommodations and activities.

LUXURY RETREAT
VIP meetings require a luxurious & unique touch – something where Boutique DMC excels. Iceland offers a variety of chic & luxurious hotels, some of the world’s best chefs & restaurants and an array of “Wow!” experiences.

ACTIVITIES
GEOTHERMAL POWER
Visit Hellisheidarvirkjun which is located on Hengill volcano in the South of Iceland & is the second largest geothermal power station in the world & was created to provide electricity to the city of Reykjavik.

HELICOPTER TOURS
Helicopter tours are a luxurious way to explore the stunning & dramatic scenery of Iceland. Experience ariel views of glaciers, jagged coastlines with black sand & unique formations, a geothermal Geysir, volcanoes, lava & waterfalls.

HIKING
Boutique DMC can design hiking trips for groups in the summer or winter across much of Iceland’s stunning and vast scenery. Groups can hike over and even inside Glaciers as well as across summer valleys and rivers.

WHALE WATCHING
Whale watching is a fantastic half day trip from Reykjavik harbour which offers a great chance to see Minke whales as well as white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales in their natural environment.

SNOWMOBILES
Snowmobiling is a unique, all year around, activity that anyone can enjoy. Explore Iceland’s glaciers and snow-clad landscapes on this challenging yet fun and exhilarating vehicle.

QUAD BIKES & ATVS
Quad bikes & ATVs offer guests a great adventure in summer or winter. Easy to use yet exhilarating & a challenge guests can explore off-road on moonscape-like landscapes & across snow clad valleys mountains & & mountains.

HOT SPRINGS
Iceland offers a proliferation of geothermal Hot Springs from large commercial offerings like the “Blue Lagoon” to smaller. more private Hot Springs that local Icelanders frequent to rustic and remote Hot Springs in the middle of nature.

4X4 SELF DRIVE
Explore the rugged, off-road scenery of Iceland with a “self drive”, driving your own quality 4×4. Whether it is summer or winter guests can explore moonscape or snow clad valleys and mountains driving their own vehicle.

NORTHERN LIGHTS
Boutique DMC can offer a number of different day trip designs to assist groups with the best access to see the Northern Lights or “‘Aurora borealis”. Selecting the best operators, locations, activities & timings.

GLACIER HIKING
Glacier hiking is an activity not many people can say they have done in their life-times. Guests can access stunning, remote Glacier locations across Iceland on foot and even explore deep within a Glacier at “Into the Glacier”.

RIVER RAFTING
Perfect group activity, fun & challenging. Raft down Hvítá river originating from Langjökull Glacier, the second largest in Europe. The activity start in the canyon formed by the river and the famous Gullfoss waterfall. This activity is accessible to most, and the river level is considered as Easy.

HORSE RIDING
Exploring Iceland by horse offers visitors a unique and up close and personal contact with this wild and beautiful landscape. Horse riding can be offered in numerous locations around Iceland for half, full or multi-day experiences.

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Boutique DMC is based in Reykjavik, Iceland and offers the best quality service for both the MICE and Leisure Travel tourism markets. Our team of Travel Industry professionals from around the world has extensive experience in designing and operating Incentive Groups, Meetings, Conferences and Events as well as Luxury & Specialist Tailor-made FIT and group services. We understand the need for innovation, full understanding of client requirements and needs, safety, precision operation and creating trips of a lifetime that create long lasting memories.

INCENTIVES
The Boutique DMC incentive team understands the importance of delivering the wow factor with all our incentive group trips and events. Knowing and understanding our client’s needs for each incentive group, and then exceeding expectation, is a way of life for us. With safety and professionalism at the forefront, we strive to always go one step further so our clients leave our beautiful and unique island already dreaming of coming back with their next incentive group.

THEMES
Boutique DMC Incentives prides itself on its creativity and innovation to offer unique incentive programs to clients with any manner of themes. We are delighted to work with each client to understand their specific aims and requirements for each individual incentive group to see if we can innovate a specific theme for their program. We can build themes around any manner of cultural, culinary, historic, scientific or activity area as well as linking to a particular industry or other required niche.

REWARDS & RECOGNITION
When the aim of your program is to say a huge “Thank You” work with us to design the perfect program offering lots of rewards and recognition through the choice of accommodations, activities and special touches along the way.

WINTER ADVENTURE
Winter themed programs offer an amazing array of snow and ice activities culminating in one of the world’s most incredible phenomena, “The Northern Lights”. Arctic adventures by day followed by gourmet cuisine and cosy retreats.

CHALLENGE
Want to put your groups through their paces? Challenges take many guises and we revel in designing programs that take visitors just enough out of their comfort zone to stretch them in a fun and entertaining way and create lasting memories.

SUMMER FUN
Summer programs offer the unique “Midnight Sun” when its stays light up to 21 hours a day! Programs can also contain wonderful off the beaten track wilderness adventures and more remote accommodations and activities.

ACTIVITIES
Boutique DMC Incentives can offer a wide range of activities across Iceland ranging from deeply cultural experiences to unique adventures. There are few places in the world that can offer incentive groups so many unique activities in one place. Guests of an incentive group can hike within a glacier, take a dog sledge ride, relax in natural thermal baths, drive your own snowmobile or ATV / buggy, go whale watching, fly in a helicopter over dramatic scenery and go horse riding on famous Icelandic horses.

SNOWMOBILES
Snowmobiling is a unique, all year around, activity that anyone can enjoy. Explore Iceland’s glaciers and snow-clad landscapes on this challenging yet fun and exhilarating vehicle.

QUAD BIKES & ATVS
Quad bikes & ATVs offer guests a great adventure in summer or winter. Easy to use yet exhilarating & a challenge guests can explore off-road on moonscape-like landscapes & across snow clad valleys mountains & & mountains.

HOT SPRINGS
Iceland offers a proliferation of geothermal Hot Springs from large commercial offerings like the “Blue Lagoon” to smaller. more private Hot Springs that local Icelanders frequent to rustic and remote Hot Springs in the middle of nature.

GLACIER HIKING
Glacier hiking is an activity not many people can say they have done in their life-times. Guests can access stunning, remote Glacier locations across Iceland on foot and even explore deep within a Glacier at “Into the Glacier”.

ACCOMMODATION
Boutique DMC Incentives offers a wide variety of accommodation across all locations to provide Incentive Group clients with the perfect match to their aims and requirements. Depending on what your Incentive Group budget and style is we can offer luxurious facilities to rustic chic, city excitement to rural scenic splendor. Environmentally conscious and local touches are always a top focus. We have a great selection of locations perfect for meetings, incentives and groups of any kind and can hand pick the perfect combination of properties for any itinerary.

TAILORED GROUPS & LUXURY VACATIONS
The Boutique DMC Groups team understands the importance of delivering the wow factor with all our group trips and events. Knowing and understanding our client’s needs for each group, and then exceeding expectation, is a way of life for us. With innovation, safety and professionalism at the forefront, we strive to always go one step further so our clients leave our beautiful and unique island already dreaming of coming back with their next group adventure.

THEMES
Boutique DMC Tailor-made Groups prides itself on its creativity and innovation to offer unique group travel programs to clients with any manner of themes. We are delighted to work with each client to understand their specific aims and requirements for each individual group to see if we can innovate a specific theme for their program. We can build themes around any manner of cultural, culinary, historic, scientific or activity area as well as linking to a particular industry or other required niche.

EDUCATIONAL
Boutique DMC can design specific itineraries for groups looking for an educational focus to their trip such as learning more about Iceland’s rich history.

HIGHLIGHTS
Iceland has so many iconic sights to design a “Highlights” group trip around such as, the Blue Lagoon hot springs, Gullfoss waterfall & the “Golden Circle”, several glaciers, black sand beaches & much more!

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
Boutique DMC destinations have a lot to offer outside the main highlights for those people that want to explore a bit more, experience a bit more adventure and see something different. Stray off the beaten track with us!

LUXURY RETREAT
VIP meetings require a luxurious & unique touch – something where Boutique DMC excels. Iceland offers a variety of chic & luxurious hotels, some of the world’s best chefs & restaurants and an array of “Wow!” experiences.

ACTIVITIES
Boutique DMC Tailore-made Groups can offer a wide range of activities across Iceland ranging from deeply cultural experiences to unique adventures. There are few places in the world that can offer group travel programs with so many unique activities in one place. Group participants can hike within a glacier, take a dog sledge ride, relax in natural thermal baths, drive your own snowmobile or ATV / buggy, go whale watching, fly in a helicopter over dramatic scenery and go horse riding on famous Icelandic horses.

GEOTHERMAL POWER
Visit Hellisheidarvirkjun which is located on Hengill volcano in the South of Iceland & is the second largest geothermal power station in the world & was created to provide electricity to the city of Reykjavik.

HIKING
Boutique DMC can design hiking trips for groups in the summer or winter across much of Iceland’s stunning and vast scenery. Groups can hike over and even inside Glaciers as well as across summer valleys and rivers.

HOT SPRINGS
Iceland offers a proliferation of geothermal Hot Springs from large commercial offerings like the “Blue Lagoon” to smaller. more private Hot Springs that local Icelanders frequent to rustic and remote Hot Springs in the middle of nature.

HORSE RIDING
Exploring Iceland by horse offers visitors a unique and up close and personal contact with this wild and beautiful landscape. Horse riding can be offered in numerous locations around Iceland for half, full or multi-day experiences.

ACCOMMODATION
Boutique DMC Tailor-made Groups offers a wide variety of accommodation across all locations to provide Group clients with the perfect match to their aims and requirements. Depending on what your Group budget and style is we can offer luxurious facilities to rustic chic, city excitement to rural scenic splendor. Environmentally conscious and local touches are always a top focus. We have a great selection of locations perfect for groups of any kind and can hand pick the perfect combination of properties for any itinerary.

MEETINGS
The Boutique DMC team understands the importance of delivering the wow factor with all our meeting events. Knowing and understanding our client’s needs, and then exceeding expectation for each meeting retreat, is a way of life for us. Combining meeting time with unique, team building activities and experiences Boutique DMC can design a winning meeting retreat for all participants. With innovation, safety and professionalism at the forefront, we strive to always go one step further so our clients leave our beautiful and unique island already dreaming of coming back for their next meeting.

THEMES
Boutique DMC Meetings prides itself on its creativity and innovation to offer unique “Meeting Retreat” programs to clients with any manner of themes. We are delighted to work with each client to understand their specific aims and requirements for each individual Meeting Retreat to see if we can innovate a specific theme for their program. We can build themes around any manner of cultural, culinary, historic, scientific or activity area as well as linking to a particular industry or other required niche.

INSPIRING CREATIVITY
When trying to find stimulation for creativity in your teams we often find getting people outside, into stunning parts of nature and doing unique activities together – or having time to contemplate alone – spark some amazing innovations.

ECO WARRIOR
Iceland is a wonderful Eco location to concentrate on all things “Eco, Ethical & Green”. Iceland’s whole heating system is geothermal & most hotels & restaurants have a strong focus on local produce & protecting the environment.

CITY SLICKERS
For meetings where you want a city vibe with full facility, modern hotels & easy access to the best range of restaurants & nightlife as well as historical landmarks and shopping there is no better base camp than Reykjavik.

LUXURY RETREAT
VIP meetings require a luxurious & unique touch – something where Boutique DMC excels. Iceland offers a variety of chic & luxurious hotels, some of the world’s best chefs & restaurants and an array of “Wow!” experiences.

ACTIVITIES
Boutique DMC Meetings can offer a wide range of activities across Iceland for any meeting groups that include some team building “downtime” in their program. Activities can be arranged ranging from deeply cultural experiences to unique adventures. There are few places in the world that can offer meeting retreats so many unique activities in one place. Meeting participants can hike within a glacier, take a dog sledge ride, relax in natural thermal baths, drive your own snowmobile or ATV / buggy, go whale watching, fly in a helicopter over dramatic scenery and go horse riding on famous Icelandic horses.

HELICOPTER TOURS
Helicopter tours are a luxurious way to explore the stunning & dramatic scenery of Iceland. Experience ariel views of glaciers, jagged coastlines with black sand & unique formations, a geothermal Geysir, volcanoes, lava & waterfalls.

WHALE WATCHING
Whale watching is a fantastic half day trip from Reykjavik harbour which offers a great chance to see Minke whales as well as white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales in their natural environment.

HOT SPRINGS
Iceland offers a proliferation of geothermal Hot Springs from large commercial offerings like the “Blue Lagoon” to smaller. more private Hot Springs that local Icelanders frequent to rustic and remote Hot Springs in the middle of nature.

4X4 SELF DRIVE
Explore the rugged, off-road scenery of Iceland with a “self drive”, driving your own quality 4×4. Whether it is summer or winter guests can explore moonscape or snow clad valleys and mountains driving their own vehicle.

ACCOMMODATION
Boutique DMC Meetings offers a wide variety of accommodation across all locations to provide Meeting Retreat clients with the perfect match to their aims and requirements. Depending on what your Meeting Retreat budget and style is we can offer luxurious facilities to rustic chic, city excitement to rural scenic splendor. Environmentally conscious and local touches are always a top focus. We have a great selection of locations perfect for meetings, incentives and groups of any kind and can hand pick the perfect combination of properties for any itinerary.

EVENTS
Boutique DMC Events team understands the importance of delivering the wow factor with all our events. Knowing and understanding our client’s needs for each event, and then exceeding expectation, is a way of life for us. With safety and professionalism at the forefront of each event, we strive to always take it a step further so our customers leave our beautiful island already dreaming of coming back for their next event.

THEMES
Boutique DMC Events prides itself on its creativity and innovation to offer unique Event programs to clients with any manner of themes. We are delighted to work with each client to understand their specific aims and requirements for each individual Event to see if we can innovate a specific theme for their program. For each Event we can build themes around any manner of cultural, culinary, historic, scientific or activity area as well as linking to a particular industry or other required niche. For the themes you can think about: Ice & Fire, Aurora Borealis, Winter Adventure, Viking & Game of Thrones

ACTIVITIES
Boutique DMC Events can offer a wide range of activities across Iceland for any Events that include some team building “downtime” in their program. Activities can be arranged ranging from deeply cultural experiences to unique adventures. There are few places in the world that can offer Event programs so many unique activities in one place. Event program participants can hike within a glacier, take a dog sledge ride, relax in natural thermal baths, drive your own snowmobile or ATV / buggy, go whale watching, fly in a helicopter over dramatic scenery and go horse riding on famous Icelandic horses.

GEOTHERMAL POWER
Visit Hellisheidarvirkjun which is located on Hengill volcano in the South of Iceland & is the second largest geothermal power station in the world & was created to provide electricity to the city of Reykjavik.

HELICOPTER TOURS
Helicopter tours are a luxurious way to explore the stunning & dramatic scenery of Iceland. Experience ariel views of glaciers, jagged coastlines with black sand & unique formations, a geothermal Geysir, volcanoes, lava & waterfalls.

SNOWMOBILES
Snowmobiling is a unique, all year around, activity that anyone can enjoy. Explore Iceland’s glaciers and snow-clad landscapes on this challenging yet fun and exhilarating vehicle.

4X4 SELF DRIVE
Explore the rugged, off-road scenery of Iceland with a “self drive”, driving your own quality 4×4. Whether it is summer or winter guests can explore moonscape or snow clad valleys and mountains driving their own vehicle.

ACCOMMODATION
Boutique DMC Events offers a wide variety of Venues across all locations to provide Events clients with the perfect match to their aims and requirements. Depending on what your Events budget and style is we can offer luxurious facilities to rustic chic, city excitement to rural scenic splendor. Environmentally conscious and local touches are always a top focus. We have a great selection of locations perfect for Events of any kind and can hand pick the perfect combination of locations for any program.

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Colombia is a banquet of sensations and tastes, enriched by its beautiful beaches and flora and fauna, its diversity of climates, its heavenly landscapes and its wonderful people, full of tradition, waiting to meet you.

Barranquilla, a city considered as the golden port of Colombia, is renowned for its incredible carnivals, which have been designated as World Oral and Incorporeal Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 2003. Live it!

Bogotá, cultural and modern political capital of Colombia, a beautiful savannah full of high plains and majestic landscapes. Visit it!

Bucaramanga, the pretty city, trapped in time has a hotel infrastructure ready to invite you to live some new adventures. We dare you!

Cali, known as a branch of heaven, full of beautiful, merry people, who will move your life to a new rhythm of salsa music. Go for it!

Cartagena de Indias, the little corral of rocks is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, full of history, romanticism and joy, named in 1984 by UNESCO as World Patrimony of Humanity . . . Obligatory destination!

La Guajira, where the sun and the sea combine in imposing landscapes that create unmatchable works of art. Feel it!

Medellin, the city of flowers, is an ideal destination for family tourism, full of enchantment, modern commercial centers and malls, and of course, very friendly people.

San Andres is a magical island with golden beaches and sea, contrasting with differing shapes of blue that evoke pleasure and relaxation. Enjoy it!

Santa Marta, land of the Tayronas, where the enchantment and culture of its inhabitants will leave you spellbound. Dare to visit!

Amazon, worlds lungs, place of infinite green, where you can find majestic rivers, exotic species such as the pink dolphin, black alligator, victoria regia, poisonous frogs, fabulous insects and where we can find indigenous communities coexisting with the amazing, but difficult habitat. Here, we can connect with our beautiful mother earth and understand the important role she plays in our lives.

Coffee Triangle, conformed by the cities of Manizales, Pereira and Armenia, is known for producing the best coffee in the world. In this particular region you can appreciate the unique wax palm trees (national tree), observe beautiful cloud forest, experience fascinating natural parks and indulge in its distinctive cuisine, such as the bandeja paisa and the sancocho which are dishes rich in protein and carbohydrates. Nevertheless, the most beautiful feature about this area is its people.

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Cashel Travel, the specialist UK Destination Management Company (DMC) and luxury incoming tour operator with offices in Edinburgh and Manchester has announced it is significantly bolstering it’s presence in London, with a specialist events team based in the Capital.

James Aitken, Founder and Managing Director of Cashel Travel said: “We view at least the short to mid term as a time of unrivalled opportunity for London. Despite Brexit, or perhaps as an indirect result of the current favourable exchange rates against the Euro, the US Dollar and other key currencies, the future for increased tourism business for the entire UK and especially London looks extremely bright.

With Cashel’s recent appointment as the euromic and travelmediate member for the UK, we have the opportunity to attract even more business and leisure tourism visitors to London as a direct result of our proven creativity and knowledge and our wealth of experience; this is an opportunity we intend to take”.

A recent Tourism Vision for London survey supported by the Mayor of London projects:

  • Tourism numbers in London are set to rise sharply, with more than 40 million people expected to visit the city by 2025, an increase of 30 per cent on the 31.2 million visitors who came to the capital in 2016;
  • Visitor spending to grow by almost 50 per cent to £22 billion a year, up from £14.9 billion (2016);
  • Some of the fastest growing markets for visitors to London by 2025 are China (103 per cent growth), India (90 per cent growth), the USA (43 per cent) and the UAE (43 per cent).

Gerry Manser, who has more than 30 years experience in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events) tourism sector is consulting on the London specialist team at Cashel Travel, who will provide major event support services for companies, organisations and associations across all sectors.

Manser added: “Our team are passionate advocates and experts when it comes to events. From conferences to exhibitions, incentives to experiential marketing – we know the business of events, we know the best venues and have the right contacts in London. We are looking forward to delivering our skills at the highest level to both existing clients, and those who recognise the difference we make and the value that we can deliver for their event in London”.

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China is one of the best destinations on earth to create a once in a lifetime experience.

This expansive nation incredibly rich in culture, landscapes, and activities is the perfect destination for all kinds of travels and travellers. Enjoy one of the most exciting and rapidly developing countries in the world today, becoming one of the travel industry’s most requested destinations. Offering a virtually endless miss of exciting historical, cultural and entertainment attractions, all in highest quality and sophistication comfort.

China provides an amazing balance and combination of development and traditions. Beijing’s motto, 爱国, 创新, 包容, 厚德 or “Patriotism, Innovation, Inclusiveness, and Virtue” illustrates perfectly the mood of the nation and what can be seen on it.

We, Destination China, are specialized in the handling of MICE business and are proud to be the only DMC on the market with both Chinese and Western management. First privately held company in China, we propose you to enjoy all the different assets that this country possesses with the help of our highly trained and dedicated staff, specialist on the market. The guarantee for Planners, Organizers or even Decision Makers that their clients will always be in safe and competent hands with us.

At Destination China, our commitment is to always provide unmatched creativity for our tailor made programs and packages conception. Reliability and personalization in execution are present in every detail to reach flawless performances that you will never forget.

In all case, we always take care to provide our guests with the ultimate luxury services and accommodations. Our excellent connections, business volume and know how of the market are just some examples of explaining our capacities to propose you such experiences.

Interested in having a real taste of China, traditional or modern, for business or even leisure, Destination China’s offers and services will definitely fulfill your expectations.

We are already looking forward to helping you discover why China has fascinated world travelers for over 5,000 years and to making you another one of its passionate!

For 20 years Destination China has been operating as a “home-grown” DMC focusing on and working with International clientele traveling to China for their Incentives, Meetings and Conferences.

We started as an owner-managed operation and have remained that way.
Why is this important? There are many good DMC’ s now operating in China. Some have been around for more than a decade while most have opened offices in the last few years. Creating amazing events is something we all do. And when these events go well, we all look good. But when you really need a DMC is when things do not go as planned.

With Destination China, you are never far removed from the Owners and Managers of the Company. We have an amazing group of staff, with a mix of experience and youth. As the owners we are part of the team. We are there with our colleagues and with you throughout the journey.

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10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT QATAR

Safety & Stability
Qatar ranks as the second safest country in the world. Golden Visa 2015 World Safety Index. Qatar ranks as the second most stable country in the Middle East. Fragile States Index 2015.

Money & Currency
Qatar has the highest GDP per capita ($145,000) in the world. CIA world Factbook 2015 Exchange rate of the Qatari Riyal (QR) against the US Dollar is fixed at QR 3.640 per USD.

Connectivity
Qatar Airways, winner of the ‘World’s Best Airline’ title, connects Doha to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.

Distance from Airport
West Bay, the epicentre of Qatar’s commercial district, is merely a 20-minute drive from the airport.

Hospitality
Qatar’s hospitality sector tops its peers in GCC destinations in terms of guest experience. Olery Guest Experience in the Middle East 2015 report.

ICT
Qatar is one of the most connected countries in the Arab world, with 91.5% of its population using internet, and 98% of its households enjoying internet connectivity.State of Broadband Report 2015.

Education and Research
Qatar’s Education City is home to seven world-renowned higher education institutes and state-of-the-art research facilities, demonstrating the importance the country places on education and knowledge as a foundation for a sustainable modern society.

Sports
Qatar is making sports history as the first Middle Eastern country to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 & FINA World Swimming Championships in 2023.

MICE
Qatar has a track-record for successfully hosting large-scale international conferences and events, including the 20th World Petroleum Congress, COP18 and Science Parks & Areas of Innovation World Conference (IASP 2014).

Health
Qatar is the biggest spender on healthcare in the Middle East; 90% of residents are satisfied with health services. National Health Accounts Report 2015.

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TOP DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the noise and thrills of MotoGP at Losail International Circuit in VIP hospitality suites;
  • Discover Doha on a cultural city tour;
  • Take an historical day trip to see Al Khor harbour, Al-Zubarha Fort and a traditional Qatari Village;
  • Taste Arab dishes at a unique gala dinner venue on the man-made island of Pearl-Qatar;
  • Action 4×4 driving in the desert dunes followed by a sunset BBQ dinner in a Bedouin Camp;
  • Reward your incentive delegates with an overnight desert experience in traditional Bedouin tents;
  • Shop the traditional-style Souks of Waqif and Al Wakra for Arabian crafts and spices;
  • Sail on a luxury yacht to Safliya Island for a day of water sports;
  • Cruise under starry Arabian skies while enjoying dinner on-board a traditional dhow;
  • Explore the winding waterways of the Thakira Bay mangroves on a kayaking adventure.

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Marhaba! Welcome to Gulf Adventures’ world, which will guide you to the Arabian Gulf’s fastest-growing and most exciting tourist destination – Qatar!

As Owner & CEO of Gulf Adventures, may I extend a personal invitation to those of you considering a visit to our wonderful country, whether it is for a relaxing vacation or for a structured MICE event for your organization. In both cases, Gulf Adventures, the leading destination management company in the State of Qatar, will be more than happy to offer its professional services to ensure your stay is as fulfilling and successful as you want it to be.

Sincerely,

Emad Abu-Jalala

Gulf Adventures

DELIGHT IN DOHA – Gulf Adventures brings you THE WARMTH OF ARAB CULTURE AND DESERT INCENTIVES!

Gulf Adventures is the leading Destination Management Company and Tour Operator in the State of Qatar. We offer a wide variety of unique tourism and travel experiences. Our multi-lingual staff host large numbers of guests each year who delight in the high quality leisure, incentive and adventure products offered by us.

Our clients trust our ability to provide precise and customized service. Our partners and guests can relax on their getaway to Qatar as our team of destination specialists takes care of all the details, including visa processing, meet and greets at the airport, transfers, hotel bookings, lunch & dinner reservations, excursions and much more.

Whether it’s a city tour of Doha, a small group visiting Souq Waqif, a cultural leisure trip to the Museum of Islamic Art or a large-scale MICE event in Doha; Gulf Adventures DMC can deliver. We have a proven track record of success stories and go the extra mile to showcase Qatar, the Pearl of the Gulf.

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INCENTIVES IN IRELAND

Ireland is a perfect destination for team building and adventure.

Loaded with historic sites, breathtaking scenery and delicious dining, Ireland is the ideal place for a rewards and incentive holiday. From the spectacular views of the Cliffs of Moher to quaint villages tucked against hillsides and thriving cultural cities there is always something to do and see in Ireland.

The capital, Dublin, is full of historic buildings, great dining and exciting activities like visiting the many fascinating landmarks and fine restaurants. Galway, on the West coast, is a cultural hub where guests can explore the cobbled streets and drink a pint of Guinness in one of Ireland’s traditional pubs and hear Irish folk music.

Great Accommodation and Dining

Ireland has a wide variety of accommodation ranging from luxurious hotels set amidst lakes and mountains to boutique hotels in small villages.

From fine dining at top Michelin-starred restaurants to afternoon tea at the Clarence Hotel there are great options for every budget.

To make sure you make the best of your business incentive and rewards in Ireland, we’ll find you the perfect venue for any meeting and put together a package of accommodation, dining and thrilling activities that will allow you and your staff to discover what makes Ireland such an exciting place to visit.

CONFERENCES IN IRELAND

Dublin is an ideal location for conferences of all sizes.

With great accessibility, Dublin offers the best of facilities and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and unspoilt countrysides in Europe. It is less than two hours from London, Paris or Brussels and just five hours from the east coast of the US with direct flights daily.

The city and its surroundings also have much to attract delegates when they aren’t at your conference. There are historic buildings to explore, great dining to enjoy exciting activities to try and extraordinary venues.
From drinking a pint of Guinness in a traditional Irish pub to enjoying Irish folk music and dancing, the city is perfect to host your conference and experience real hospitality.

Adventures and Luxury

For the more adventurous, the surrounding countryside offers a range of adventurous pursuits (such as boat trips around Dublin Bay, clay target shooting, fishing, horse riding, archery and golf).

To make sure that you meet your conference objectives in Dublin, we’ll find you the perfect venue for any meeting and put together the perfect delegate package of accommodation, dining and activities that will allow delegates to discover exactly what makes the city so unique.

GROUP TOURS IN IRELAND

Ireland’s history, music, countryside and culture attract people from all over the world – it’s a great group tour destination.

The country has something for everyone: from the amazing natural beauty of regions such as the Burren and World Heritage Sites such as the Giant’s Causeway, to the lively nightlife and historic buildings of the city of Dublin. Ireland also boasts an amazingly rich culture of music, literature and religion, which can be sampled in its pubs, museums and cathedrals.

History, Sightseeing and Whiskey tasting

All this means that we can put together a vast range of Irish group tours to interest all sorts of customers. From general sightseeing tours that take in battlefields, whiskey tasting and beautiful scenery to more specialised packages that, for example, concentrate on the country’s music or its religious history.

Ireland also has a range of accommodation and dining to suit any budget – from famous hotels such as the luxurious Kildare Hotel, Spa and Country Club to village B&Bs.

To make sure that the group tour we put together for you gets great reviews from your customers, we’ll arrange a package of accommodation, coaches, guides, car hire, admissions, meals and itineraries that will allow them to discover exactly what makes Ireland such a wonderful place to visit.

LUXURY TRAVEL IN IRELAND

Rich in history, culture and natural beauty Ireland is the perfect holiday destination.

On a private tour, you will discover the Celtic magic, traditional music and famous local welcome. If it’s a city holiday, golfing tour or adventure you’re after, all can be found on the glimmering emeral isle.

Horse Racing, Gastronomy and Castles Retreats

Ireland is famous for its horse breeding and racing. Take an unforgettable tour inside top studs and discover the secret to the country’s many winners. Sit back with champagne and a great view to watch the horses on the tracks.

Find yourself on a private tour of the residences of Dukes and Lords, exploring magnificent castles and strolling through gardens bright with flowers.

Ireland’s whiskey is famed throughout the world. Take a private chauffeured tour of top distilleries and indulge your inner connoisseur with tastings. Couple this with fine dining with meals at the best Michelin restaurants throughout the rolling hills and exciting cities.

Stay in the country’s finest hotels overlooking mirror lakes and surrounded by mountains, or in the heart of Ireland’s most beautiful cities.

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INCENTIVES IN ENGLAND

England is one of the best countries in the world for incentive travel.

With some of the most famous landmarks in the world – from the picturesque town of Cambridge, the towering majesty of Stonehenge and to all the incredible sights of England’s thriving and historic cities.

England is rich in variety of stunning landscapes, historic buildings and delicious dining. This great range that England offers means we can arrange an itinerary that can include everything from a trip to Oxford to see the famous University, a visit to the beautiful Lake District or something more adventurous like rock climbing, gliding and canyoning.

London with it’s famous landmarks like Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London.

Excellent Accommodation and Variety

England has a range of accommodation and dining to suit any budget – from some of the most luxurious five-star and boutique hotels in the world . There is something to suit every incentive group. It’s also easy to get to, with air, rail and road links to Europe, USA and beyond.

To make sure that you meet your business objectives of rewards and incentives in England we’ll create the perfect incentive package of accommodation, dining and exciting activities that will allow you and your staff to explore what makes England such an inspiring place to visit.

CONFERENCES IN ENGLAND

London is arguably the best location to host a conference anywhere in the world.

The city boasts some of the most impressive and well-resourced conference venues worldwide. It is also home to a vast choice of historically significant venues that will enhance the credibility and credentials of your event.

The city also has much to attract delegates when they aren’t at the conference. It has some of the most famous and historic landmarks to visit – from Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral to the Tower of London and the beauty of Hyde Park – and is a mecca for sightseers. It also offers some of the best dining, shopping, theatre, and entertainment in the world. There are a multitude of exciting experiences to be enjoyed – from a ride on the London Eye and shopping at Harrods to a city tour on a double-decker bus.

Find luxury and variety at your Conference

London has a range of accommodation and dining to suit all tastes – from some of the most luxurious and famous five-star hotels to quirky boutique Hotels. It is also incredibly easy to get to, with air, rail and road links to Europe and the rest of the world.

To make sure that you meet your conference objectives in London, we’ll find you the perfect venue and put together a detailed package of transfers, accommodation, dining, venues and activities that will allow your delegates to discover exactly what makes the city such a wonderful place.

GROUP TOURS IN ENGLAND

Thanks to its internationally famous culture, history and landscape England is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world – and a fantastic location for a group tour.

The country is a magnet for those who love history. There are a myriad of palaces and grand country houses to explore, medieval cathedrals to discover and quaint rural villages – that seem lost in time – to visit. England is also a prime destination for those who love culture: visitors can visit the birthplaces of some of the world’s most famous writers, such as William Shakespeare, and see where famous movies, such as the Harry Potter series, were filmed.

Add to this the beauty of the English countryside and coastline and its world famous cities, including the capital London, and it is clear that the country has something for everyone.

Something for Everyone

All this means that we can put together a vast range of group tours in England to interest all sorts of customers. From general sightseeing tours that take in everything from national parks and teashops to stately homes and seaside towns, to more specialised packages that, for example, concentrate on history or literature.

England also has a range of accommodation and dining to suit any budget – from world-famous hotels to boutique accomodation.

To make sure that the group tour we put together for you gets great reviews from your customers, we’ll arrange a customised package of accommodation, coaches, guides, car hire, admissions, meals and itineraries that will allow them to discover exactly what makes England such a wonderful place to visit.

LUXURY TRAVEL IN ENGLAND

England is the perfect location for a bespoke holiday.

The countryside is dotted with picturesque villages and breathtaking scenery. Art, history and gastronomy await in England’s most beautiful cities: Oxford, Bath and London.

Stately Homes, Luxury Shopping and Gastronomic Delights

Take a private tour with us of some of England’s most beautiful stately homes, palaces and castles to discover the stories and history behind these breathtaking residences.

Visit the famous city of dreaming spires Oxford to see the famous seat of learning and galleries with art experts and curators to guide you.

Enjoy a London shopping experience at the finest boutiques and stores the city has to offer with customised visits. At Selfridges meet a stylist who will create perfect looks for business and pleasure with a host of accessory ideas for every outfit. Followed by dining in one of the world’s best restaurants.

Stay at England’s finest 5 star spa hotels in breathtaking settings.

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INCENTIVES IN SCOTLAND

Scotland is a the perfect destination for any incentive.

From the Scottish capital of Edinburgh to the lively atmosphere of Glasgow, Scotland’s cities have the best sightseeing for your guests to enjoy. Visits to picturesque towns like Portree on the Isle of Skye and New Lanark, the exquisite world heritage site, offer beauty and history to every visitor.

The landscape of Scotland is populated with historic buildings like Stirling castle, one of the best preserved Renaissance buildings in the UK or Edinburgh castle, the icon of the city and where the Scottish crown jewels are held for any visitor to see.

Scotland is not only known for it’s beautiful and historic cities and towns but also the majestic Highlands where cities give way to sublime mountains and unspoiled landscapes.

Scotland is full of things to see and do and we can arrange an itinerary that can include anything from a visit to the Isle of Skye or Loch Lomond, a golfing trip in St. Andrews, to a more active pursuit like kayaking or canyoning.

Adventure and Luxury

For those who enjoy a little excitement Scotland is the perfect destination. Fishing, hunting, rafting, horse riding, mountain climbing and even skiing are all available across the country.

To make sure you make the best of your business incentive and rewards in Scotland, we’ll find you the perfect venue for any meeting and put together a program of exclusive accommodation, dining , thrilling activities, gala dinners & private receptions, that will allow you and your staff to discover what makes Scotland such an exciting place to visit.

CONFERENCES IN SCOTLAND

Edinburgh is one of europe’s most popular business destination. A perfect location for your next conference.

The Scottish capital is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK and also has a wide range of conference venues to choose from – from the historic to the ultra modern.

The city also has much to attract your delegates when they aren’t at the conference. They will be able to enjoy sightseeing in the World Heritage medieval Old Town and eighteenth-century New Town. From the city’s imposing castle to its National Museum of Scotland there is history around every corner. There are also a wide range of modern attractions too: from shopping at Harvey Nichols, Jenners and other famous stores to a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia and a trip to Our Dynamic Earth interactive museum.

Activities and Adventure

The area around Edinburgh is also full of things to do and see and we can arrange an itinerary of activities and trips that can include everything from a round of golf at the world famous courses at St Andrews, a visit to beautiful Loch Lomond or more active pursuits such as 4×4 driving, canyoning or kayaking.

Edinburgh has a range of accommodation and dining to suit any budget – from famous hotels such as the Caledonian to boutique B&Bs. It is also incredibly easy to get to, with air, rail and road links to Europe, the USA and beyond.

To make sure that you meet your conference objectives in Edinburgh, we’ll find you the perfect venue for any meeting and put together a package of accommodation, dining and activities that will allow your delegates to discover exactly what makes the city such a wonderful place to visit.

GROUP TOURS IN SCOTLAND

Scotland is a land full of history and scenic beauty. It is the perfect destination for all kinds of group tours.

The country has something to offer everyone: for those who love the great outdoors there are beautiful national parks, Britain’s highest mountains and stunning coastlines to explore; for those who love history there are castles, cathedrals and palaces to visit; and, for those who love mysteries, there’s the opportunity to go monster watching on Loch Ness. The great cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow offer unique cultural attractions such as art galleries and museums, and the countryside is home to a host of picturesque villages.

Something of Interest for Everyone

The rich natural and cultural fabric of Scotland means that we can put together a vast range of Scottish group tours to interest all sorts of customers. From general sightseeing tours that take in battlefields, whisky tasting and highland scenery to more specialised packages that, for example, concentrate on historic monuments or great figures from literature.

Scotland has a range of accommodation and dining to suit any budget – from famous hotels such as Edinburgh’s Balmoral to cosy village B&Bs.

To make sure that the group tour we put together for you gets great reviews from your customers, we’ll arrange a customised package of accommodation, coaches, guides, car hire, admissions, meals and itineraries that will allow them to discover exactly what makes Scotland such a wonderful place to visit.

LUXURY TRAVEL IN SCOTLAND

Scotland is steeped in history and boasts some of the world’s finest scenery – An ideal destination for couples and families.

It has long been a destination for bespoke travel. From the fashionable metropolis’ of Glasgow and Edinburgh to the breathtaking Highlands, Scotland has it all.

Castles, Chieftains and Golf

On a Cashel Travel chauffeured tour you stop at Scotland’s most historically acclaimed castles, not to mention the most spectacular. The true Highland experience with archery, hawking and salmon fishing. As well as a sumptuous meal with the Laird of the castle.

St Andrews has long been famed as the home of golf. At the Old Course, one of the oldest golf courses in the world, you can experience a day of luxury golf accompanied by a local golf specialist.

End a chauffeured tour with Edinburgh for the gastronomic delights of the numerous Michelin-starred restaurants in some of the most sumptuous and unique restaurants in the world.

Stay at 5 star hotels from city centre luxury spas to castles in the heart of magnificent estates and overlooking glassy lakes.

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Cashel Travel is an incoming tour operator and DMC ( Destination Management Company ) with its head office in Edinburgh and representation across Scotland, Ireland and England. We handle over 25,000 clients a year from all over the world. We look after incentive groups, conferences, group tours, students and individuals.

We pride ourselves on our expertise at organising customised tour packages that offer much more than those you can get ‘off the shelf’. We are more than happy to help with any request – the more unusual or challenging the better. We are one of the most respected companies in the business with a staff of multi-lingual travel experts who, between them, have many years experience working in UK and Irish tourism.

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Gema Tours offers its excellent professional service, looking not only to satisfy, but also to exceed in quality, consulting, and personalized attention to the needs of our clients.

Specialists in Conventions, Congresses, Events, Incentives, and Receptive Tourism.

We are a travel agency of receptive tourism with a recognized trajectory as professional operators of Congresses, Fairs, Conventions and Trips. We have specialized departments for Congresses and Conventions, Employee Incentives and Events, Festival and Fairs, Social Events, Weddings, Tourism and Vacations.

Founded in 1982, Gema Tours has a professional and friendly human resource, supported by a solid infrastructure which permits an excellent service at a national and international level. Its headquarters is located in Cartagena de Indias, and possesses four strategic branches in Bogotá, Medellín, San Andres Islands, and Santa Marta. Our portfolio of services includes a modern line of our own buses, operating under license from the Ministry of Transportation. With a friendly professional team, Gema Tours offers its services of expertise not only in cities where its offices are located, but also through strategic alliances with at a national level and at an international level.

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The marketing team of our DMC Green Route Africa were invited to experience the Anantara Bazaruto Resort, Mozambique.

Access is via Vilankulos, a small seaside town north of the capital, Maputo. Airlink offers scheduled flights from Johannesburg (5 days a week) and 2 flights a week direct from Nelspruit Airport, allowing a great beach/safari combo. The regularity of these connections will increase towards the end of the year. Upon arrival you are transferred by minivan to the water’s edge, where you board a modern speedboat for the 1hr transfer to the island. Wifi is available and mineral water is served on board. The island also has an airstrip for charter arrivals (reducing the transfer time to 15 minutes).

The Anantara Bazaruto is the only resort on the island, so it really is a completely private getaway, suitable for FIT’s, leisure groups and incentive programs. There are two main room categories: The one-bedroom beach villas are perfectly located just a few steps away from the white sandy beach and come complete with sun beds and hammocks. The deluxe sea-view pool villas and suite villas are located on a hill, a short stroll from the beach. They are more exclusive, each with a private plunge pool, large entertainment deck and two bedrooms.

The theme here is fun-in-the-sun with a multitude of activities to keep everyone busy, from children to the most dedicated sports lover. The imposing sand dunes on the island are ideal for sand boarding and the warm tropical waters make for great snorkeling and diving (the resort has their own PADI centre). Other activities include sunset dhow cruises, horse riding, a tennis court, a fun putting golf course, cooking lessons and a basketball course. Guests can also opt to just relax and soak up the sun next to one of two pools or visit the spa with its magnificent ocean views.

New – Hike the Ngorongoro Crater Rim

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Launching this year, the privately guided Ngorongoro Crater Rim hike is hosted by a Gibb’s Farm naturalist and rangers from the Ngorongoro Conservation area in Tanzania. On the six- to seven-hour wilderness walk in untouched forests, guests can see unique plant life, animals and rare birds. Starting at Gibb’s Farm, the hike leads into the lush Ngorongoro Forest and ascends to the crater rim with views of the crater floor below. Most walkers will encounter elephant, Cape buffalo, bush pig, and a number of other animals along the way. With over 200 species on the Gibb’s Farm bird list, you are sure to see an abundance of bird life. Please note that the altitude and du- ration of the trek requires you to be in good physical condition.

Magnificent Ivory Lodge opens

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The luxury Lion Sands Ivory Lodge has reopened after a complete rebuild. It is located in the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Access is via Skukuza or Nelspruit airports. The new lodge features eight rooms and the Fish Eagle Villa. This superb villa includes butler service, its own private gym and spa, and 2 bedrooms, sleeping a maximum 4 adults and 2 children. The designers have taken their cue from Mother Nature to create a lodge built ‘of the earth’, using natural materials to enhance the surrounding bush environment. The timeless de- sign incorporates steel, wood, thatch, glass, water & sand. Bold furniture and edgy décor, ambient lighting, inferences of tribal design and highly textured finishes – all combine to make Lion Sands Ivory Lodge an utterly sensory experience.

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Poland is one of the larger European countries. Conveniently situated in the middle of the continent of Europe. Poland is a country of mixed cultures and numerous attractions. Country with more than 1000 years history. Alpine style landscape, wide beaches, clean lakes, deep forests and world-class historic monuments.

Poland offers
Surprise-your-guests factor, high value for money, very good level of services, new infrastructure of hotels and venues, latest technologies implemented, venues located in the city centers or in beautiful nature with capacity from 1 up 10 000 delegates and activities prepared for different client profiles.

Krakow

The capital of Poland, the business is here and has the biggest choice of 5* hotels in Poland. Congress and exhibition centers with capacity up to 10 000 people, charming suburbs, parks, buildings and monuments, museums and theaters. The most frequently visited city in Poland. Walking distance city with a beautiful Old Town inscribed on the UNESCO List of a World Cultural Heritage Site Selection of high quality hotels, more than 350 cafés, restaurants and pubs – city which never sleep. Historical and modern venues for events.

Gdańsk

Amber Culture Capital, where the freedom was born. Beautiful coastline and sandy beaches, green natural and traditional region of Kaszuby and water adventure activities.

Poznan

Lodz

Wroclaw

Zielona Gora

Zakopane Tatry

Warsaw

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Developing Incentives through Mexico is an adventure for the senses. It´s an accumulation of unique experiences. It´s one of the most colorful and most diverse countries in the world. That´s why Mexico is the perfect destination for creating unforgettable memories, no matter if you choose for a beach destination or for an adventurous journey.

For many years, Mexico has been one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. And tourism in Mexico is still growing, with an ever increasing number of possibilities and activities.

Country Highlights
By this I mean all the unmissable places, activities, themes, and what your country is great for. Each of these with a few lines to describe, bringing out the essence of the attraction.

The Mexican people
The Mexican hospitality is unparalleled. Mexicans are proud of their country and most of them are very happy to help travellers get a better sense of their country. In no other country, making friends is this easy!

Beaches
With over 9,000km of coastline, no doubt you will find your paradise!

Ancient civilizations & history
From ancient Maya ruins to colonial towns, traveling through Mexico is traveling through history. With its many ruins and beautiful colonial towns, the country’s turbulent history has left a legacy second to none. Much of this is now recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Natural landscapes and biodiversity
Mexico is enormous and landscapes spectacularly differ per region. Discover Mexico’s massive mountain ranges, the high plains, the deserts, the rolling hills, valleys, its volcanic belt with snow-capped volcanoes of over 5000 meters in height, but also its lowland jungle, mangroves, coastal lagoons, and the many tropical beaches. Think of any kind of landscape and probably you will find it Mexico. And did you know that Mexico owns more than 10% of the world’s biodiversity? It has over 200,000 species which makes Mexico an excellent place for eco-tourism.

Cultural diversity
Mexico’s cultural traditions – in terms of food, drinks, music, dance, festivals, celebrations, crafts, arts, clothing, and so much more – will astonish you every day!

Variety of different activities
From visits to archaeological sites to expeditions into nature, from surfing to partying, Mexico has activities on offer for every taste.

Gastronomy
Mexican food and drinks are world famous. Mexico’s gastronomy is even recognized as World Heritage. But only in Mexico you can get the real taste.

Tourism infrastructure
Mexico is well equipped to handle millions of travellers, especially in the more popular destinations. You will always find the comfort you’re looking for. And despite many destinations excellent infrastructure, there is still enough to explore for those who seek an off-the-beaten-track place.

Climate
Enjoy a margarita in the ever-present Mexican sun!

Budget
Mexico has something for any type of budget. It can be as expensive or cheap as you want but, in general, Mexico is a very affordable holiday destination.

About the people
The team of SAT Mexico consists of dynamic, multi-lingual, hard-working professionals, with experience in the industry and extensive knowledge when it comes to our destinations. They work with a diverse group of people, from different backgrounds, all of them with their own fields of expertise. What binds them all, however, is the passion for the beautiful country that is Mexico.

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Developing Incentives through Mexico is an adventure for the senses. It´s an accumulation of unique experiences. It´s one of the most colorful and most diverse countries in the world. That´s why Mexico is the perfect destination for creating unforgettable memories, no matter if you choose for a beach destination or for an adventurous journey.

For many years, Mexico has been one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. And tourism in Mexico is still growing, with an ever increasing number of possibilities and activities.

Country Highlights
By this I mean all the unmissable places, activities, themes, and what your country is great for. Each of these with a few lines to describe, bringing out the essence of the attraction.

The Mexican people
The Mexican hospitality is unparalleled. Mexicans are proud of their country and most of them are very happy to help travellers get a better sense of their country. In no other country, making friends is this easy!

Beaches
With over 9,000km of coastline, no doubt you will find your paradise!

Ancient civilizations & history
From ancient Maya ruins to colonial towns, traveling through Mexico is traveling through history. With its many ruins and beautiful colonial towns, the country’s turbulent history has left a legacy second to none. Much of this is now recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Natural landscapes and biodiversity
Mexico is enormous and landscapes spectacularly differ per region. Discover Mexico’s massive mountain ranges, the high plains, the deserts, the rolling hills, valleys, its volcanic belt with snow-capped volcanoes of over 5000 meters in height, but also its lowland jungle, mangroves, coastal lagoons, and the many tropical beaches. Think of any kind of landscape and probably you will find it Mexico. And did you know that Mexico owns more than 10% of the world’s biodiversity? It has over 200,000 species which makes Mexico an excellent place for eco-tourism.

Cultural diversity
Mexico’s cultural traditions – in terms of food, drinks, music, dance, festivals, celebrations, crafts, arts, clothing, and so much more – will astonish you every day!

Variety of different activities
From visits to archaeological sites to expeditions into nature, from surfing to partying, Mexico has activities on offer for every taste.

Gastronomy
Mexican food and drinks are world famous. Mexico’s gastronomy is even recognized as World Heritage. But only in Mexico you can get the real taste.

Tourism infrastructure
Mexico is well equipped to handle millions of travellers, especially in the more popular destinations. You will always find the comfort you’re looking for. And despite many destinations excellent infrastructure, there is still enough to explore for those who seek an off-the-beaten-track place.

Climate
Enjoy a margarita in the ever-present Mexican sun!

Budget
Mexico has something for any type of budget. It can be as expensive or cheap as you want but, in general, Mexico is a very affordable holiday destination.

About the people
The team of SAT Mexico consists of dynamic, multi-lingual, hard-working professionals, with experience in the industry and extensive knowledge when it comes to our destinations. They work with a diverse group of people, from different backgrounds, all of them with their own fields of expertise. What binds them all, however, is the passion for the beautiful country that is Mexico.

 

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The itinerary is as following (some small changes might occur):
Friday 24th of March
-Arrival in Bogotá at 18:00hrs
-Transfer to the hotel
-Time to change
-20:00PM Transfer to restaurant for dinner
-20:30PM Dinner
-22:30PM Transfer back to hotel
Saturday 25th of March
-09:30AM Pick up at the hotel and transfer to site Inspection
-10:30AM – 12:00PM Visit of La Candelaria and Plaza Bolivar
-12:00PM Lunch at La Opera
-14:00PM Transfer to Zipaquira
-15:30PM Visit to the Salt Cathedral
-17:00PM Transfer back to Bogotá
-16:00PM Transfer to hotel
-20:00PM Transfer to restaurant or hotel for dinner
-23:00PM Drink at ACR
-24:00AM Transfer back to hotel
Sunday 26th of March

-09:00AM Pick up and check out
-09:40AM Transfer to Gold Museum and visit
-11:30AM Transfer to Monserrate
-12:00PM Arrival at San Isidro or Santa Clara  to have lunch
-14:00PM Walk around la Plaza Bolivar
-15:00PM Transfer to El Dorado airport
-18:30PM Flight to Pereira (AV 9809
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-19:30PM Arrival to Pereira and transfer to hotel – dinner at hotel and rest
Monday 27th of March

-08:30AM Check out and transfer
-09:30AM Arrival to Salento or Valle del Cocora
-10:30AM Transfer to Salento or Valle del Cocora
-12:00PM Transfer to lunch at a coffee plantation or restaurant  coffee plantation
-12:40PM Lunch
-15:00PM Transfer to coffee plantation
-15:40PM Arrival to coffee plantation to learn about the coffee process
-18:00PM Transfer to airport
-19:00PM Arrival to airport
-21:36PM Flight from Pereira to Cartagena (AV 206)
-22:54PM Arrival to Cartagena
-24:00AM Transfer and check in at hotel
Tuesday 28th of March
-10:00AM Walking tour with visit to (Santa Clara, Charleston, Bastion or San Agustin) and Theater
-12:30PM Lunch at hotel and visit (Santa Clara, Charleston, Bastion or San Agustin)
-14:30PM City tour of Cartagena
-17:30PM Transfer to hotel
-19:30PM Chiva experience and transfer to dinner
-20:00PM Dinner at hotel or restaurant
Wednesday 29th of March
-08:00AM Transfer to the port to take boat to the Rosario Island
-09:00AM – 14:00PM Day tour to the Rosario Island
-15:00 – 16:00PM Transfer to hotel
-19:00PM Transfer to old section and take horse carriage or take horse carriage from hotel
-20:00PM Dinner
Thursday 30th of March

-Free morning
-Lunch at hotel
-Transfer out
Questions?

 

The summer holidays are finished long time ago, we have overcome the back-to-work blues and are preparing for winter time. Cold weather, rainy days, frozen toes…the perfect time for some summer inspiration and answer your crave for palm trees.

Central America; sunny and exotic
Central America exists of various of destinations, all interesting MICE and business getaways with a variety of activities and facilities to offer. Each destination is different, but all sunny and exotic. Herewith we share the latest highlights and MICE news facts of Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua and Honduras with you:

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Panama
“Hotel Central” is a charming boutique hotel that offers 130 rooms and is located in a renovated 1874 building. This extraordinary place in Panama will be opening its doors in the center of Casco Viejo in December 2016.

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Costa Rica
Air France recently launched a direct flight from Paris to San José, Costa Rica, in November 2016 (2 flights per week). This brand new connection is a good example of the non-stop flights from Europe to Central America that are on the rise. It will be additional to the other direct flights to Panama City launched by Air France, KLM and Lufthansa.

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Guatemala
The famous Casa Santo Domingo is a boutique hotel located in the 16th century remains of the Santo Domingo de Guzman convent. Good to know: this magnificent place in Guatemala offers a new meeting and event venue on top of a hill where guests can overlook the colonial city of Antigua. Spectacular views of the valley and its volcanos guaranteed.

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Belize
Until now it was a challenge to organize an incentive program in the “hidden tropical and Caribbean treasure of Central America”. The flights were not easy to find (unless they were combined with Guatemala) and that was the main reason for that. A new direct flight launched by Copa Airlines – going from Panama City to Belize City – will solve this problem and creates new opportunities for MICE and business trips to Belize.

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Nicaragua
National Geographic has just completed shooting a documentary about the volcano Masaya and its impressive “lava lake”. The adventurer and film maker Sam Cossman and his team spent 34 days on the volcano in Nicaragua. A few feet from the magma in fusion they shot the most amazing images of the Masaya. The movie premiere is planned for early 2017. A good way to start an inspiring 2017.

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Honduras
“Las Verandas” is a remarkable project that is going forward on the Caribbean island of Roatan, in the archipelago of the Bay Islands. This project exists of villas and 18 charming bedrooms that are available for groups. A real fairytale accommodation alongside the turquoise waters and the coral reef of Honduras. What else to wish for?

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Got inspired and looking for more Central America ideas? Please watch the video below and dream away. Or contact our partner Quetzal Motivo for tailor made advice and information about Central America trips.

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DMC Poland: award-winning destination management company with wide experience in comprehensive on-site management of meetings, incentives, conferences and events.

Our clients appreciate us for individualized approach, personal involvement, creativity and flexibility. Driven by passion for what we do, we construct and deliver tailor-made solutions to suit individual needs of persons who choose to trust us with their event. Unusual requests and challenging projects are most welcome – this is where we get to be most creative!

We’re a team of young professionals with passion, outstanding imagination and creative skills that help us deliver the most quirky event concepts. Bright, trustworthy and committed we intend to turn your idea into a great success.

Our company has exclusively dealt with destination management for over a decade. Experience allows us to cater to all kinds of needs, even those quirky ones. We have turned initially vague ideas into unforgettable memories, provided fun local experiences that you won`t find in travel guides. Being a small local business we strongly believe in the value of personal approach: we have built strong relationships with our trusted and carefully selected local partners. As an owner managed company we enjoy awesome perks: we are way more flexible making sure we can do it all: consult, modify and bring your designs to life.

What makes us different

  • Because we’re owner managed company that permits to have individual approach.
  • Because we’re small company only 7 people, company that is dedicated only for destination management company services.
  • Because we are an award-winning company that testify to us: what we do and how we work.
  • Because we’re here to share our knowledge and experience, provide local expertise and creativity… match your needs precisely and help you to deliver the solutions that meet your objectives.
  • Because we’re working with carefully selected, trusted and experienced partners that we know personally and we have strong relationships with them.
  • Because we really like what we do and what we do we do for you. We’re happy to show to the people how Poland beautiful country is.
  • Because we are Krakow people: we were born in Krakow, we spent here whole our life, our headquarters are in Krakow.
  • Because we understand what does it mean be a partner and we want to be partner for you!

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There are many different ways to discover a region, country or continent. By car, by bike, while on a hiking tour, on a horseback trail or… by train. This last option is becoming more and more popular among adventure seekers and travel lovers all around the world. The ride is relaxing, the views and passing landscapes are stunning. One of the most special train experiences in South-Africa is definitely the Blue Train.

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Safari and Cape vibes
The Blue Train is offering a new, limited departure route traveling between the towns of Pretoria and Hoedspruit in South-Africa. Green Route Africa has created a unique, seven-night itinerary featuring this Blue Train experience. The journey includes the following highlights: one night on the world renowned Blue Train, two nights’ Big Five safari at Kapama Private Game Reserve and four nights at the luxurious Taj Cape Town or Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. Return, private airport and station transfers are also included. Did you know that Kapama is just 20 minutes’ drive from Hoedspruit Station?

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Five-star ‘hotel-on-wheels’
Crossing South-Africa, around impressive mountain ranges, through desert-like landscapes, over untamed savannah grasslands home to beautiful African wildlife… that is what traveling by Blue Train is about. It is a five-star ‘hotel-on-wheels’ that can be included in any discovery trip to South-Africa: from honeymoon to MICE experience.

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Dates and costs
Departure 1: March 17, 2017 (excl. international flight dates) R27,555.00 per person sharing (Mount Nelson supplement: R4,990.00 per person sharing)
Departure 2: July 7, 2017 (excl. international flight dates) R24,040.00 per person sharing (Mount Nelson supplement: R5,390.00 per person sharing)
Departure 3: August 11, 2017 (excl. international flight dates) R24,040.00 per person sharing (Mount Nelson supplement: R5,390.00 per person sharing)

Excludes: international flights and regional flights within Southern Africa, travel insurance & Visa fees, optional tours, activities other than those specified, items of a personal nature, beverages, laundry, telephone calls, drinks, meals (not specified), porterage & gratuities.

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For more information about the possibilities of The Blue Train or MICE trips to South-Africa, please contact our partner Green Route Africa.

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Sri Lanka or Ceylon is an enchanting tropical island in the Indian Ocean with golden, sandy beaches, exotic wildlife, rolling hills, tea plantations, colonial towns and friendly people. The traditional greeting, Ayu Bowan – “wishing you a long life” – is testament to this. But did you know that Sri Lanka also is a perfect MICE destination? We will give you 8 reasons why:

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1. Heritage and history
Some of Asia’s oldest legends are set here and the island has a long history of contact with foreign merchants and powers. Buddhist, Tamil, Roman, Arab, Portuguese, Dutch and British influences can all be found in Sri Lanka’s culture. In addition the Ancient Cities are a fascinating region, full of archaeology, history and natural beauty. Do not miss out on the largest festival of the country Kandy Perahera, that takes place around the Buddhist Temple of the Tooth.

2. Small size: all in one
One of the best things about Sri Lanka as a MICE destination is its small size. Why not spending the morning in the hills watching the tea pickers, go to an ancient Buddhist temple in the afternoon and enjoy your evening eating seafood at the beach? Although Sri Lanka is not that big, landscape varies enormously; from dense jungles to empty golden beaches; from monasteries and temples to cool, misty mountains dotted with the bright saris of pickers.

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3. Colombo
Colombo is the economic and political capital of Sri Lanka. A big and vibrant city. Do not forget to visit the Fort, Cinnamon Gardens and Pettah (an old and historically interesting district).

4. Beach life
Sri Lanka is famous for its idyllic beaches. They stretch from the eastern coast all the way around to the west near Colombo. You will find there accommodations that vary from intimate boutiques to luxurious resorts on private beaches and larger hotels in more vivid places.

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5. Elephants
You cannot imagine Sri Lanka without her elephants. The Millenium Elephant Foundation and Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage (close to Kandy) give you the opportunity to visit young, elderly and sick elephants but also to wash them yourselves. Not to be missed.

6. National Parks and wildlife
The best places to enjoy the abundant wildlife of Sri Lanka are Uda Walawe, Yala, and Minneriya National Park. Enjoy an exciting jeep safari and take a close look to wild elephants and crocodiles. If you are lucky you can even spot the illusive leopard here.

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7. Tea Plantations
Sri Lanka rises up from the coast to the hills. The landscape is marked with tea bushes, and interlaced with streams and waterfalls. The lush character and cool climate seem to be a perfect combination for tea. Did you know that Sri Lanka has long been a pilgrimage destination for tea planters and tea lovers looking for their perfect cup of tea?

8. Air connectivity, hotels and venues
Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo is well connected. It has direct flights from major European, Indian cities and a convenient destination for onward flights to Maldives. With-in Sri Lanka, there are many domestic flights that covers all major destinations. The train connectivity though limited, can be a good option in certain areas. Sri Lanka has a varied range of accommodation options to offer right from Budget 3* to Deluxe 5*. In past few years numerous new hotels opened their doors in Sri Lanka: from tea planters’ bungalows and private beach villas to small boutique hotels. Many historical buildings including gentlemen’s clubs and private homes take in guests. In addition you will find a number of distinctive, elegant hotels and beach villas designed by the country’s most famous architect Geoffrey Bawa.

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For more information about MICE trips to Sri Lanka, please contact our partner Hi Tours at marketing@hi-tours.com

It’s a wrap: the first edition of our new MICE event The Roadshow was a success! In five days we traveled from Amsterdam to Brussels, Dusseldorf, Munich and Warsaw and met with interesting MICE specialists from all over Europe. Exhibitors showed their destinations and products, guests enjoyed inspiring speakers perform, watched special photography and art exhibitions and created a ‘live art piece’ together inspired by this year’s theme: ‘Art & the City’. In total we welcomed around 190 guests. Curious? Please find a short impression below:

Famous City Amsterdam
The kick-off of The Roadshow  took place in Amsterdam. During this first event in Amsterdam special speakers rocked the stage: Robin Cox of Citinerary and Valerie Reinhold of Redprint: dna shared their vision on how to promote a city / destination, seen through the eyes of the locals or from a personal point of view. Impressive images from the book Famous City Amsterdam (of well known photographer Marte Visser) were exposed throughout the venue and created a inspiring environment for the MICE meetings. Special live entertainment by singer and performer Siobhan de Jong.

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Blooming Brussels
Hotel Bloom was the decor of the Brussels version of The Roadshow, a wonderful designed hotel in the city center. People listened to speaker Robin Cox, joined interesting meetings and enjoyed good food and drinks together. Just like in the other four cities, the guests in Brussels created a big art piece together and let their creative minds free.

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Doing business in Dusseldorf
The meetings in Dusseldorf formed a vibrant get-together of interesting people who joined The Roadshow to get inspired and above all: to do some business. The meetings went on and on and our guests were enjoying every minute of it. The pictures below show the atmosphere in a nice and arty way, according to the theme Art & the City.

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MICE experience Munich
Just like the other cities we had a blast in Munich. The venue was perfect for our one-to-one speed date sessions and created a relaxing setting for a busy business afternoon. Catching up with ‘old’ contacts and meeting with new ones leaded to a magnificent piece of art, designed by all our guests.

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Welcome in Warsaw
The last stop of The Roadshow: Warsaw. Mysia3 was decorated with paintings made by Mr. Cieslak. Brainstorming, new ideas, fresh approaches and inspiring business contacts made the fifth day of the new MICE event a successful one.

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Good news: in 2017 The Roadshow will continue! Stay tuned for more information, dates and ideas. Looking forward to meeting you there.

 

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From August 5th to 21st Rio was the decor for the Olympic Games 2016. An international happening that has put Brazil on the worldwide map again. But besides sports, the country has a lot to offer when it comes to impressive nature and unique travel experiences. Especially outside Rio the landscapes and flora & fauna are breathtaking. Two must-sees for exploring the ‘Post-Olympic side of Brazil’:

Foz do Iguaçu 
Foz do Iguaçu, also known as ‘Foz’, is located in the south western federal state of Paraná. Foz is famous for its beautiful Parque Nacional do Iguaçu one of the most attractive and awe-inspiring natural sites in the world, a true masterpiece of nature. What you shouldn’t miss on a discovery trip to Foz do Iguaçu?

  • The incredible and powerful waterfalls with 3 km in extension – an unforgettable experience and memory for life.
  • Become face-to-face with 150 different species in the fascinating bird park.
  • Hop on a boat to see and experience the ‘Devil’s Throat’.
  • For adrenaline-lovers: make sure you do not miss a rappel, rafting or wakeboard experience and feel the energy of Iguazu falls.
  • Looking for the bigger perspective and are you truly waterfalls admirer? A helicopter tour will be the most unique way to discover the area.
  • Go and explore one of the many walking trails, and unveil the secrets of the rich flora and fauna of Brazil.

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Fortaleza
Fortaleza is one of the hotspots many tourists like to discover and there are several reasons why. Take for example the year round tropical climate, the paradisiac beaches and endless shades of the blue sea and white sand. These conditions make Fortaleza the perfect location for water sports. Did you know that the world competitions for kitesurfing, windsurfing and surfing are commonly being held here? But there is more:

  • Fortaleza is a surprising experience for food lovers, you will enjoy the succulent dishes of the northeastern gastronomy here.
  • Besides the beach and stunning natural scenery, the city’s skyscrapers, futuristic architecture and world class hotels make. Fortaleza a perfect destination for both leisure and MICE trips.
  • Make sure you visit Ceará, it has one of the most stunning coasts you will ever see, with almost 600km of beautiful and unique beaches.

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"Sunset and skyline of Fortaleza, the state's capital of Ceara one of the most beautiful touristic attraction in the brazilian northeast"

For more information about Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu and Fortaleza, please contact our partner Abreu.

Roaring engines, cheering audiences and international racing heroes. A Formula 1 race is one of the most exciting events to include in a MICE itinerary or business trip. Especially during a visit of one of the most impressive racing circuits of the world, a Formula 1 experience is an experience of a lifetime. And that is exactly what event organizers and MICE pros aim for: making impressions that will last forever. So why not consider the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016?

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A whooshing experience
Abu Dhabi is located in the Arabian Peninsula, is known for its pristine beaches, breath-taking sand dunes, natural oasis, turquoise corniche, sprawling gardens and the imposing Hajar Mountains close by. It offers high service hotels, good meeting facilities and a remarkable environment for any business or incentive trip. A perfect MICE destination.

One of the biggest events is about to start in Abu Dhabi: from November 25th to 27th it will be the decor for the Formula 1 Finale at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016. Think of whooshing F1 cars, uninterrupted views of the Yas Marina Circuit and live performing artists like Rihanna.

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Grand Prix group trips
Our partner and Abu Dhabi expert Incentives Connections is on full speed and busy preparing for this big event. To let MICE guests from all over de world experience this happening in real life, they prepared a special Grand Prix 2016 package for groups from 20 persons and more:

  • Stay: 3 nights
  • Hotel: Deluxe City Hotel**** in Dubai (incl. breakfast buffet)
  • Excitement:  2 days grandstand pass Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016 (Nov. 26th and 27th)
  • Transfers: “Hotel – Yas Marina Circuit” by private luxury AC coach (English guide) and “Airport – Hotel” by luxury AC coach (Incentive Connections assistance)
  • Extra’s: Water bottles on coach and free wifi in the hotel rooms.

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For more information about the MICE possibilities in Abu Dhabi, please contact our partner Incentive Connections.

Africa is an inspiring continent. Nature is breathtaking, people super friendly and the meeting facilities and hotels in the main cities outstanding. Everywhere you can find unexpected experiences that will take your leisure, MICE or business trips to the next level. From visiting a traditional tribe and enjoying wildlife on a game drive in South-Africa to dining with elephants in Zambia.

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Extraordinary dinner company
At the end of June 2016 a new activity will be introduced in Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia: dining with elephants. This will be a half day surprising excursion that includes a 20 minute jet boat transfer to a secluded island, interaction with a large family of magnificent, habituated elephants and a delicious meal. The maximum number of people who can join this activity as a group is 50 people.

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Eco-friendly venue
At Sekuti Island guests can enjoy tea and coffee and a talk by a well-known modern-day explorer. After they will take a short pontoon ride to The Elephant Café, a new restaurant built on a deck in the Zambezi River. This unique place is set among a resident herd of orphaned and rescued elephants. This small, gorgeous and eco-friendly venue will feature wild edibles and local, seasonal ingredients by chef Annabel.

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Danny and the herd
While enjoying a drink at the bank of the café, suddenly the elephants will appear on cue, definitely a highlight of the day. The herd exists of ten elephants ranging from Danny, the huge male with magnificent tusks, to new babies that were born in captivity. Dining with the elephants is an astonishing experience: imagine elephants emerging from the bush and within minutes ending up right in front of you. It is important to note that the elephants are coached purely on reward basis, by using food and compliments.

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From sunrise to dinner
The dining with elephants experience will be offered as a sunrise, lunch, afternoon high-tea and dinner option.

For more information about MICE (and leisure) trips to Zambia (and South-Africa or other destinations on the continent), please contact our partner Green Route.

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Dining with elephants - Zambia - Green Route

Rome is one of the most popular destinations for a city trip and Italy a beloved leisure and business trip destination for many years. Yes, we all think we know Rome: the city of the Vatican, the Trevi fountain, Michelangelo and St. Peter’s Cathedral. And of course, Italy is about pasta, Tuscany, ice cream and cypress hills. But do you know where to find the best pizza in town? Or the best ‘hidden gems’ to stay? Let’s take you on a short tour through Italy and Rome and show you where to find these local treasures. Andiamo!

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Best pizza in town
The word ‘pizza’ was first documented in 997 AD, in Gaeta Italy. The typical Italian flat bread focaccia turned into the pizza when the people of Naples decided to add tomato sauce as a topping: the pizza as we still know it today. The two most popular ones are the ‘Marinara’ and the ‘Margherita’ (named after Queen Margherita of Savoy who enjoyed this mozzarella-basil-tomato treat at Pizzeria di Pietro in 1889). One of the best places to eat a freshly baked pizza in Rome is definitely Sforno where you can eat the classic pizza. Make sure you will try a Napolitan pizza at Pizza Forum and a sophisticated one at Pizzerium (Via della Melodia 43).

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Michelangelo and Rome
Michelangelo is one of the most famous artists of the Italian Renaissance; as a painter, a sculptor, architect and poet. Did you know that he was born in Tuscany (March 6th 1475) in a little village called Caprese, near Arezzo? In 1496 he moved to Rome where he created the ‘Bacchus’ and ‘Pietà’ statues. The famous ‘David’ followed when he turned back to Florence: ‘must see’s’ when traveling to Rome and Tuscany. The best places to see Michelangelo’s work in Rome are St. Peter’s Basilica (Pièta, frescos of Capella Sistina and the Last Judgement) and the tomb of Julius II in St. Peter’s Church in Vincoli. Visiting Florence? Make sure you go to the Gallery of the Academy of Florence, the Medici Chapel, Palazzo Vecchio and the Bargello Museum.

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Hotels and coolest bars
Enjoying a city trip in Rome is like walking in one big open air museum. A nice hotel is the perfect add-on to keep this extraordinary experience alive 24 hours a day. Some of our favourites: Hotel de Russie, a pearl in the historic centre of Rome. Palazzo Montemartini, a mix of classic and contemporary style and one of the best terraces with a view over Rome.

There is a lot to see, to explore and to enjoy in Rome. From the museums and historical squares to the shopping streets and parks. The city if full of hidden gems when it comes to restaurants, gelaterias and… bars! Not always that easy to find though, but a great evening guaranteed. Enjoy a drink, a cosy dinner or the best gelato in town at one of the coolest places in Rome, like the Romans do: at Bar Sant’Eustachio – an institution and famous for their coffee – the Antico Caffè Greco – a classic – or The Stravinsky Bar in the Hotel de Russie – a very exclusive place.

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For more information about MICE possibilities in Rome and Italy, please contact our partner Events In & Out.

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Think of Bollywood nights, Indian wedding parties, lots of dancing and delicious food… These are the ingredients for an unforgettable experience and incentive trip to India.

Unforgettable experiences

Making a traditional royal wedding part of your MICE trip to India is a guarantee for unforgettable experiences. Being present at one of the most exceptional happenings in life, among coloured and beautifully dressed guests, exquisite locals, culinary highlights, stunning decorations and at a Bollywood style ball. Something to remember for life.

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Tailor-made teambuilding

Hi! Tours, specialist in MICE and leisure travels to India, can organize tailor-made trips for various groups of people, including a traditional Indian wedding experience. Weaving a dream Royal Wedding at a spectacular palace in India as unique team building activity.

At Hi! Tours a Team of 150 experts which has more than 300 years of combined professional experience will assist at every stage right from planning and budgeting to logistics and marketing. Fresh ideas will keep organisations ahead targeting the right audience and attaining maximum ROI.

For more information about MICE trips to India, please contact our partner Hi! Tours.

S. Miguel (São Miguel), known as “The Green Island”, is the largest and most populated island of the Azores as well as the home to the Presidency of the Autonomous Region of the Azores. S. Miguel Island has a surfasse ( superfície) area of approximately 293 square miles (759 km2). The island covers 759 km2 (293 sq mi) and has around 150,000 inhabitants, 50,000 of them located in Ponta Delgada the largest city in the archipelago.

S. Miguel’s diverse scenery is a pleasant awakening ( paisagem diversificada de São Miguel) to visitors, with beautiful lakes, sandy beaches, rolling hills( Colinas), high mountains, green plains and blue ocean. S. Miguel is unlike any other destination in the world. Once you come you will want to come back.

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The full program can be found on the right side of this webpage. An unique opportunity to experience this beautiful Island with Abreu and us. This year the Educational Trip to Azores is only open for Belgium participants.

Please be aware that we have limited spaces and you have to be approved by the partners. For the airport taxes you will be charged a participation fee of EUR 180,00.

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Joining a local event is a great way of getting to know a destination. From a football game in the USA to the Oktober Fest in Germany. A traditional celebration can be a perfect add-on to any incentive trip or MICE get together. February is the time for masks, music and papier-mâché decorations: let’s celebrate Carnival di Viareggio in Italy.

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Best Carnival of Europe

Carnevale di Viareggio is a carnival event yearly held in the Tuscan region that gathers thousands of people – tourists and Italians alike – to participate every year. It is considered amongst the most renowned carnival celebrations in both Italy and Europe. Another shade of the beloved Tuscan culture, it deserves a place of honor among Tuscany’s attractions.

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Join the parade
It was conceived in 1873 as a masquerade event for the rich bourgeois in their discontent at having to pay a too-high tax price. Through the course of time, though, its principal characteristic has become its enormous, animated parade floats.

Gigantic Papier-mâché caricatures of the big political, cultural and showbiz names dominate among the extraordinary machines with movements, that become increasingly complex with each year, showing off the ideal marriage between grandiose scenic effects, new technologies and, of course, the mastery of Italian artistic talent.

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Masks, music and more
The entire Carnival of Viareggio is accompanied by masked and musical all-nighters in the streets. These parties find their origins in the so-called ‘colored all-night dances’ (veglioni colorati) from the 1920’s – where the women donned dresses of certain hues and dyes, and the men had to appear in tuxedo. Even the decorations, confetti and tinsel stars had to follow a specific colour theme. Today, the most fashionable bars and locales participate in the celebration, helping to amp up the extraordinary factor of Carnival.

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Curios to know more about celebrating carnival in Viareggio in combination with a MICE trip to Italy? Please contact our partner Events In & Out for the best ideas and itineraries.

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Panama, a tropical destination in South America. Besides sandy beaches and beautiful nature the country has a lot to offer for both MICE and leisure trips.

Panama has a modern infrastructure and an award winning airport with easy connections. World class lodging possibilities are available for all types of MICE and business guests. Just like the Atlapa Conference Center Modern and the Amador Convention Center (to open in 2018!) are. Looking for world class restaurants and a sparkling nightlife? This also can be found in Panama. Modern museums will be a cultural add-on to your MICE trip to Panama. Like the impressive Biomuseo by Frank Gehry.

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Besides modern facilities you will find a lot of old historical heritage in Panama. While walking the historical streets you will discover various must-see highlights such as the Casco Antiguo (1673). Do not forget to visit the Panama Canal. The 7 Indian tribes living in Panama are looking forward to meeting you and to sharing their passion for life and culture.

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The average temperature is 17 degrees Celsius. Another reason that this destination is a year round MICE place to visit. The beaches and beautiful nature make it a place to relax after a busy day of business meetings or convention programs. Did you know that 25% of Panama’s geographical areas consists is national parks? Endless breathtaking natural sceneries to discover!

For a sneak peek of what Panama has to offer, please see the Panama videos or contact our partner Quetzal Motivo.

Most people would love to escape the cold winter and enjoy a little sunshine abroad. Dreaming of white beaches, waving palm trees, having dinner outdoor and enjoy a cocktail while you watch the sun set after a long relaxing or working day. Why not just go for it? From New Year’s Eve to Carnival, Brazil is one of the best places to go in winter time. For leisure and MICE reasons.
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Relaxing in Rio

Let’s start the sunny winter journey in Rio, where it is impossible not to jump into the Cariocas (local residents) lifestyle and laid-back mindset. Enjoy the enchanting sound of samba, and relax at the famous beaches, from Copacabana to Ipanema. From Corcovado and Pão de Açucar you can overlook the city. Go surfing at Prainha, hiking “Morro dos Dois Irmãos”, sailing across the Guanabara bay, or simply enjoy the Lapa nightlife and relax at the beach.

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Soul food in Salvador

You can feel Salvador’s energy throughout the whole city. Take for example the capoeira circles, or the olodum shows on the streets. While walking the streets of Salvador the delicious smell of ‘acarajé’ and other mouthwatering delights fill the air. Salvador’s culture and African heritage make the city a cultural and charming place to visit.
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There are many reasons why you should visit Rio or Salvador. We will share a couple with you:
  • Rio has one of the Seven Wonders of the World – The Christ Redeemer”
  • Rio is the “Capital” of the Samba and Bossa Nova
  • Rio hosts the greatest and most exciting parties in the world – New Year’s Eve and Carnival
  • Salvador has a delicious gastronomy with good restaurants
  • In Salvador you will find distinctive venues suitable for various events, meetings and congresses
  • Salvador has a spectacular wildlife along the coast

For more information about Brazil as a winter and / or New Year’s destination, please contact our partner and Brazil specialist Abreu.

Happy holidays!

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Crystal Award SITE Dragonfly Group

Dragonfly Africa and their partner Green Route are the first DMC’s that win a SITE Crystal Award for an event organized and hosted in East Africa. This is the 10th ‘Oscar’ won by the Dragonfly Africa Group (including partners Green Route and Dragonfly Africa). ‘This award reinforces our belief that the East African countries – Tanzania, including Zanzibar, and Rwanda are finally being recognised as true stand-alone incentive destinations’, says Rupert Jeffries, Executive Chairman – Dragonfly Africa Group.

Excellence in Incentive Travel
The SITE Crystal Awards were recently handed out during a special SITE event in New Delhi, India. Together with the Australia based IGA International Retailer Tour, Dragonfly Africa won the award in the category ‘Excellence in Incentive Travel’. They managed to organize an award winning event, in close cooperation with Directions Conference & Incentive Management, also an Australia based organization.

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The award is not only a win for the Dragonfly Africa Group and for organizing one successful event, it is a win for the whole region: for East- and South-Africa as interesting MICE destinations. To consistently produce award-winning events, as the Dragonfly Africa Group has shown is possible, requires the whole MICE industry in South and East Africa to collectively deliver world-class service and team work.

10 awards
The Dragonfly Africa Group, existing of Dragonfly Africa and Green Route, was part of 10 winning Crystal Awards cases, the largest number of awards that has ever been won by MICE professionals from Africa:

1995: Sphinx UK – ‘Trip Delivery’ – Green Route

1996: Thermo King USA – ‘Best Trip Delivery’ – Dragonfly Africa

1998: Allied Signal USA – ‘Most Creative Use of Incentive Travel’ – Dragonfly Africa

2001: IBM USA – ‘Trip Delivery’ – Green Route

2006: BMW North America Grand Travel Award Dinner – ‘Most Outstanding Catered Event at an Incentive Program’ – Dragonfly Africa

2009: Securian Financial Group USA – ‘Outstanding Sustainable Motivational Experience’ – Dragonfly Africa

2011: Fuji Xerox Australia – ‘Best Destination based Experiential Travel Program’ – Dragonfly Africa

2013: AIMIA & Microsoft EMEA Club 2012 – ‘Most Impactful Effort toward Corporate Social Responsibility as part of an Incentive Program’ – Dragonfly Africa

2014: Genband USA President’s Circle – ‘Most Impactful Effort toward Corporate Social Responsibility as part of an Incentive Program’ – Dragonfly Africa

2015: Metcash Food & Grocery – ‘Excellence in Incentive Travel’ – Africa/Middle East – Dragonfly Africa

‘We are very proud to be associated with the SITE organisation and thank all involved for honouring and recognising our expertise and creativity in this specialised sector of business motivation.’ – Rupert Jeffries.

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For more information about the MICE possibilities of South Africa, please contact our partner Green Route (Dragonfly Africa Group).

South Africa is well known for its wildlife, beautiful nature, friendly people, white sharks, Cape Town, Johannes Berg and… its wine! Since 1659 winemaking is an important industry in South Africa. For many visitors, their first encounter with a South African wine list can be a daunting experience.

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The wine lands, vineyards and wineries are an interesting add-on to any MICE or business trip. A couple of must-do’s and tips to make your South African experience an unforgettable one:

The big five
There are three traditional wine growing regions; Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. But do not forget to visit the Hemel-en-Aarde and Robertson areas, both producing memorable wines.

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Fruits, smoke and earth
Pinotage is South Africa’s own red variety. The wine is bred in 1923 as a mix of Cinsault (Hermitage) and Pinot Noir. Tip: try Kanonkop and L’Avenir Single Block! Flavours include notes of red berry, cherry, plum, tropical fruit and have a smoky and a unique earthiness character.

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Sparkles all over
South Africa’s sparkling wine, made in the age-old French tradition, is called Méthode Cap Classique or MCC. Where to find the best MCC? Franschhoek is considered a prime MCC region, with top farms such as Gra- ham Beck and Haute Cabrière. Other great producers are Steenberg and Simonsig.

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Festival season
A good way to get to know the South African wines is at a wine festival. The top wine festivals to attend are: The Roberston Wacky Wine Weekend (June), the Nederburg Auction (for serious wine buyers – September), Pinotage on Tap (October) and the Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival (December).

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For more information on wine trips, business trips and event ideas in South Africa, please contact our partner and specialist Green Route.

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Yes. Madeira is the Portugese island of flowers. Of walking for hours and of enjoying a beautiful sunset at the beach. However, Madeira also has a ‘rough’ side not many people know about. Did you? Let us introduce you to an outdoor paradise where adrenaline is king!

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4×4 experience
A 4×4 experience is something that will definitely boost your confidence and team skills. Together with colleagues, friends or travel buddies you will explore Madeira in a way that you never did before. Mud, speed and lots of laughter: give those wheels a spin!

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Bike the Madeira mountains
An outdoor activity for old and young, that is mountain biking the island of Madeira. No professional bike rider yet? Do not worry. There are trails for starting and professional mountainbikers, which makes this activity interesting one for MICE and incentive trips.

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Thrill seekers only
Are you a real thrill seeker? A real one? Try Puenting at Madeira. The ultimate king of adrenaline. That’s for sure.

Interested in all outdoor MICE activities Madeira has to offer? Please contact our partner and Madeira specialist Abreu or visit their YouTube channel.

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S. Miguel (São Miguel), known as “The Green Island”, is the largest and most populated island of the Azores as well as the home to the Presidency of the Autonomous Region of the Azores. S. Miguel Island has a surfasse ( superfície) area of approximately 293 square miles (759 km2). The island covers 759 km2 (293 sq mi) and has around 150,000 inhabitants, 50,000 of them located in Ponta Delgada the largest city in the archipelago.

S. Miguel’s diverse scenery is a pleasant awakening ( paisagem diversificada de São Miguel) to visitors, with beautiful lakes, sandy beaches, rolling hills( Colinas), high mountains, green plains and blue ocean. S. Miguel is unlike any other destination in the world. Once you come you will want to come back.

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The full program can be found on the right side of this webpage.

An unique opportunity to experience this beautiful Island with Abreu and us. Should you wish to join this Educational Trip, please leave your contact details below.

 

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South Africa – a land for all seasons. A country of magnificent vistas and awe-inspiring beauty. A place that feeds the soul and fills the heart with an intoxicating sense of wonder. Come on a journey that will touch your senses in so many ways that you’ll leave forever changed.

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Experience the incredible diversity of the land – from the natural splendour of Cape Town to the sultry Durban coastline, a Big Five safari next to the Kruger National Park or the glitter and glamour of the fun-filled Sun City Resort. Come see it all, because South Africa really does have it all!

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Vibrant in nature, you could be exploring the origins of ancient man one moment, cage-diving with Great White Sharks the next and soon after be tasting a traditional beer in a lively township shebeen (local tavern). Here, variety is the name of the game.

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South Africans are known the world over for their big hearts and friendly smiles. Let them make your visit unforgettable with a big “SA” welcome to the Rainbow Nation – in all 11 official languages.

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For explorers and adventurers who want to experience life to its full, there is no place like South Africa. Here, just beneath the surface, it is easy to find the real thing, to discover new meaning, to see more, to live more and to come away a richer, more diverse human being.

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Want to learn more about South Africa or be introduced to our partner Green Route Africa?

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As one of Southern Africa’s leading destination management companies, we’ve built our reputation on delivering inspired travel experiences throughout ten African countries. We aim to bring you the best of authentic African adventure travel, professionally and affordably, always endeavouring to delight with our hallmark-style of personalised and professional service. During 2010 Green Route Africa was acquired 100% by Dragonfly Africa. This exciting development finalised the merger of two of Southern Africa’s leading Travel and Destination Management companies. With the acquisition of Green Route, The Dragonfly Africa Group has also invested in setting up Green Route East Africa.

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For over 20 years, Green Route Africa has earned a reputation for creative excellence and is the region’s leading destination management company operating in 10 Southern and Eastern African countries. As specialists, we deliver authentic memorable African adventure travel experiences, with flair and resolute attention to detail.

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Such professionalism and unique innovation are proudly reflected in our array of accolades, including 9 SITE Crystal Awards – the global Oscar of blue-chip group incentive travel, and a rarity for Africa.

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We invite you to experience our inspired solutions for business travel, meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions.

Through our sister company, Dragonfly Africa, we also offers a separate leisure travel department for the discerning individual traveller.

Mission Statement

To provide our clients with a top quality level of service resulting in an exceptional travel experience.

To demonstrate our creativity, innovation and commitment in a way which distinguishes us from others in the market place and leaves our clients with a strong feeling that they have received something special – something that represents value for money.

To build a team of knowledgeable, responsible, accountable and well-rewarded staff who are proud to be associated with the Group and who see a long term future for themselves within the Group.

To carefully identify the markets or business areas that we wish to be involved with.

To build and sustain solid relationships with our clients and suppliers.

To contribute meaningfully to the re-greening of Africa, and to help educate and develop the local communities that we work within.

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Want to know more or get into contact with Green Route Africa, just let us know.

 

Florence, a beautiful city in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. While on a MICE trip to Florence the Duomo, statue of David or the Festival di Gelato, known for the best ice creams of Italy, will probably already be on top of your list. But, how about temporary arts exhibitions? Get inspired by these five Florence must-sees and give your MICE trip a cultural twist:

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  1. HUMAN by Anthony Gormley

From April 26th to September 27th the Forte di Belvedere will be the amazing setting for the exhibition HUMAN, by Antony Gormley. Guests can enjoy his beautiful sculptures in the interior and courtyard of the 16th century fortress. Among the works of Gormley is “Critical Mass (1995)”, an anti-monument evoking all victims of the 20th century, as the artist calls it himself. The exhibition revives the Forte’s history and military power. Impressive.

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  1. Modern and contemporary art – Tornabuoni Arte

Interested in modern and contemporary arts? Than make sure you visit the Tornabuoni Arte exhibition in Florence. From December 12th until November 28th you can enjoy a rich and significant selection of works of current national and international artists, including some of the most recent avant-garde talents. A visit to this exhibition will let you experience an artistic discovery tour through the most significant phases of modern and contemporary art.

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  1. Middle ages on the road – the Bargello

One of the most interesting museums of Florence is the Bargello National Museum. Especially for its 150th anniversary two rooms on the ground floor are currently dedicated to a great collection of Medieval objects “Middle ages on the road”. These masterpieces are traveling between four important European cities, the so called “the Network of Museums with Medieval Art”: Paris, Vic/Barcelona, Cologne, where the works show all kinds of journeys. The exhibition can be enjoyed and seen in the Bargello in Florence until June 21st.

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  1. Small bronzes, great art – National Archeological Museum

Small in size, however great art pieces. The exhibition at the National Archeological Museum in Florence shows bronze statues from the Medicean and Lorraine collections of influential families of the ancient Italy. The 10 to 60 centimeters pieces date back from the Roman and Hellenistic era and can be seen until June 21st.

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  1. Toy soldiers collection by Alberto Predieri

Yes, a toy soldiers collection. And one of the most important national collections that includes soldiers from the 18th century to the Italian Risorgimento (the first steps to the unification of Italy). A valuable exhibition of remarkable, little pieces of art that can be visited until December 31rd, at the Ente CRF in Florence.

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For more information about MICE trips to Florence and Italy, please contact our partner Events In & Out.

Beautiful beaches, good wines and traditional gastronomy, friendly people, vibrant cities and breathtaking nature. Spain is a country to fall in love with. Once you have visited the Spanish cities and got to know their urban secrets, they will have a special place in your heart forever. A group trip to Barcelona, Madrid or Valencia will show you why. Amor, amor, amor!

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City of Gaudí, Dalí, Miró… the city of Modernism. However, there is mucho mas! On a three day discovery group trip you will unveil her secrets…

After you have arrived and discovered took a sneak peak around by yourself, the Barcelona trip continues with a spectacular visit to the modernism buildings. From the Santa Maria del Mar church and Sagrada Familia to the contemporary Torre Agbar. The next day you will see and experience the city from a whole other perspective: from the water on a private group catamaran cruise. The fourth day will be ‘Gotic Quarter’ day, the neighbourhood where it all began. Small street, old buildings and numerous monuments. A good way to end the group trip to Barcelona and understand the roots of this beautiful city.

3 nights | Hotel Catalonia Ramblas**** | B&B | airport transfers | city tour | catamaran | walking tours | > 20 pax | € 750,-

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Valencia
Did you know that, besides Paëlla and beach, Valencia is also the city of arts and science? Interesting highlights, good food and friendly people create the perfect setting for a group trip get-away…

After arrival and transfer, the Valencia discovery tour kicks-off with a walking tour through the city. The old quarter, Plaza de la Virgen, Basilica, Generalitat Palace and many more highlights will give a good first impression of Valencia. The second day it only takes a short drive to get from the city buzz to natural serenity: Parque Natural de la Albufera. Marshlands, woodland, dunes and a lake are home to remarkable species and favourite stopover for migratory birds. A visit to Museo Bellas Artes will end the day. The third day will be all about panoramic visits: Turia Gardens and the bridges, Palacio de Congresos, Palau de la Música, and visit to the opera house known as Palau de les Arts. There is also time to discover the marine life at Parque Oceanográfico, one of Europe’s largest! The Valencia experience will end by discovering the Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas, including Picasso’s creations, and a visit to the Patriarca church, museum and calle de la Paz.

3 nights | Hotel Ayre Astoria Palace**** | B&B | airport transfers | Panoramic visit  Nature Park | Museo Bellas Artes | city of science & arts | historic city visit | > 20 pax | € 485,-

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Madrid
Magical Madrid; a city of joy. Let the Flamenco music enchant you on a very special group trip to the capital of Spain…

The first introduction to Madrid will be the transfer from the airport to the hotel. The next day Madrid’s vibrant energy and rich heritage will inspire you the minute you walk the streets of this beautiful city. Enjoy the attractions, different architectural styles (that range from medieval to neo-classic) and are blending in with the romantic and modern buildings. The next stop: the cosmopolitan Spanish “broadway” – Gran Vía, Alcalá, Castellana and Recoletos, before passing through the charming and exuberant squares. Day three is Flamenco day. This dance is one of Spain’s most vibrant kinds of art. Imagine an afternoon with a Spanish guitarist and a beautiful flamenco dancer enchanting your ears with their mystical music. Become flamenco dancers in an official studio and learn the basic dance steps and castanets movements. A group walking tour in the famous Latina district will complete the Flamenco experience.Time to go home!

3 nights | Hotel Intercontinental Madrid***** | B&B | airport transfers | Madrid highlights | Flamenco | > 20 pax | € 650,-

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For more information on group and MICE trips to Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid and Spain, please contact our partner Abreu.

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Enjoy a good breakfast while cathing up with colleagues before heading to the fair floor.

When: Wednesday, 20th May 2015. From 08.30 until 10.00 hours.

Where: Trade floor IMEX at Switzerland booth, Stand No. E140.

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Snow-capped mountains, stunning vistas, unexplored valleys and villages, fascinating ancient town, whitewashed monasteries, maroon-robed monks that are abuzz, bazaars that whine the musical sounds, multi-lingual folklore enjoying the simple delectable delights of their life. Yes, this is Ladakh in India! A dream destination for any escapist and nature lover.

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Picturesque places
Known to be one of the rare places on earth which is original, fresh and un-explored, Ladakh is one of the best kept secrets of India. Located in the far north in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, with a high altitude desert dominated by rugged snowcapped mountains and deep turquoise lakes, it is one of the most picturesque places on earth. Also referred to as ‘little Tibet’, Ladakh is a gateway into the timeless world of the Tibetan Plateau. Geographically protected from the ravages of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, it is one of the few places where Tantric Buddhism still exists and thrives.

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Luxury glamping
A special place like Ladakh asks for a unique way to stay. How about a luxury glamping experience? A stay in an opulent canvas bastion, surrounded by the stunning scenery is a good way to unwind in an aura of unmatched beauty and serenity.

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Authentic activities
Besides the feeling of staying right in the heart of Ladakh, a lot of activities can be found in this part of India as well. From Morning Prayer to an adrenalin River rafting. From spinning prayer wheels at the monasteries to candle light vigils at hilltop villages and gentle walks. The mix of dramatic landscapes, cultural charm and the activities provide an authentic local life experience, including religion and customs.

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Hemis Festival
The best way to marvel the rich and diverse culture of Ladakh, is by experiencing the Hemis Festival (June 2015). At this prominent festival, you can reconnect with your spiritual side while immersing and rejuvenating in the teachings of His Holiness the Dali Lama.

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Enjoy and discover Ladakh in your own style and pace. With summertime just around the corner, a luxury sojourn during the summer months (June to September) would be a good idea.

For an interesting itinerary, prices and further details, please contact us our partner Hi Tours.

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Destination of leading sports, business and events. Dubai. Thanks to its strategic location between East and West, Dubai can be reached in only four to eight hours by plane, from everywhere around the world. No wonder that they call themselves: the events capital of the Middle East.

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20,000 hotel rooms
Did you know that Dubai has the biggest airline in the world? It does. Besides air plane seats the city also counts a lot of accommodations. For every budget. To host even more events and let people experience Dubai in a relaxing way, the Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) aims to add 20,000 more hotel rooms in 2016. One of the ways to do so, is the contribution of Hyatt Hotel Corporation with their fifth and brand new hotel: Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights.

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Around the corner
The hotel is conveniently located just 7 kilometres from the Dubai International Airport. On top of that the Dubai International Financial Centre, Wafi City, The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, the Creek Park and the cultural heritage districts are just ‘around the corner’.

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Rooms with a view
The hotel features 464 generously sized guest rooms, including 76 luxurious suites and two signature Royal Suites encompassing two entire floors. All rooms with a view. This new Hyatt family member offers a “hotel within a hotel” concept. Meaning, guests have access to private space and can enjoy complimentary breakfast and cocktails. Dining and entertainment are key experiences during a stay at this new Dubai hotspot.

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MICE and relax
Every year Dubai welcomes more MICE and business travellers. They are all looking for flexible meeting venues and comfortable accommodations to stay. Therefore the 3200 square meters of flexible meeting and event facilities of the new Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights are designed to meet their high expectations. After a busy business day of meeting, walking and talking spa facilities are a welcome way to over think the day and get new energy: the NYSA Spa. Think of a water temple, a traditional hammam, male and female gyms and workout studios, an outdoor pool, eight spa treatment rooms, and a business-oriented express spa menu.

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Combining business and family time? The new hotel also has a Kid’s Club available on-site.

For more information on the MICE facilities of the new Hyatt Regency hotel or Dubai in general, please contact our partner Incentive Connections.

Abreu Tours, Inc

Abreu Tours, Inc is our partner in the United States of America and part of the Abreu Travel Group.  Established in Oporto in 1840 and has grown into one of the leading, most successful travel companies in the travel industry employing over 1400 staff worldwide.  Abreu Tours was founded in 1974 and has established a strong reputation for providing our clients with excellent value for money, the highest standard of service, creative technology and expertise.

With a vast experience and knowledge within the many USA destinations, our Groups & Incentives department can provide:

  • Dedicated Project Leader
  • Professional Expertise
  • Hotel Contracting
  • Venues finding
  • Team – building activities
  • Cultural Activities
  • High Quality of Service

Orlando

Orlando, FL – Where Dreams Come True

  • City of the most amazing Theme Parks in the World
  • Excellent locations for events, from congresses to small sales meetings
  • Unique activities suitable for all ages
  • Variety of international restaurants from all over the world
  • Golf all year round
  • Unique hotels with themed guest rooms

From the Magic Kingdom to magical meals, Orlando sparkles with the promise of adventure. Spend a day exploring the world-famous Disney theme parks, giggling with the dolphins at SeaWorld, or screaming your head off on a Universal Studios roller coaster. For a less adrenaline-pumping evening, enjoy one the many restaurants the city has to offer. From local southern to international cuisine, Orlando has options for every taste.

Miami

Miami, FL – A Paradise

  • Great weather year round
  • Excellent shopping malls and spas
  • Outdoors activities and water sea sports
  • Variety of international restaurants from all over the world
  • Golf all year round
  • Unique hotels, from classic resorts to sophisticated boutique

From beautiful beaches to magnificent cosine, Miami has it all. Spend a day relaxing on the white sandy beaches or one of the many spas the city has to offer. For an evening of fun, Miami has many options to offer. From luxurious cuisine to world famous night clubs, Miami has it all.

New York

New York, NY – A Beauty

  • Unique location in North America
  • Excellent shopping locations
  • Multiple choices of distinct activities
  • Variety of international restaurants from all over the world
  • Great locations suited for business and fun
  • Unique hotels, from classic to sophisticated boutique

New York City is filled with culture, sports, history, restaurants and shopping in abundance. The city is famous for all the well-loved landmarks such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. All the fashion, history, culture makes New York an exceptional destination that make one want to come back over and over again. New York City offers great options in hotels, restaurants, and activities. New York is also known for its big New Year’s celebration and the extraordinary night life.

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Los Angeles, CA – A Celebrity

  • Great weather year round
  • Excellent shopping locations
  • Multiple choices of distinct activities
  • Variety of international restaurants from all over the world
  • Golf all year round
  • Unique hotels, from classic to sophisticated boutique

From luxurious shopping stores to movie studios tour, in Los Angeles one can fell like a celebrity. With plenty of activities and sightseen such as the Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, and Disneyland, Los Angeles makes an excellent destination for all ages. Also Los Angeles offers a great variety of restaurants and an amazing night life.

San Francisco

San Francisco, CA – A Rare Gem

  • Great weather year round
  • Excellent locations for events, from congresses to small sales meetings
  • Multiple choices of distinct activities
  • Variety of international restaurants from all over the world
  • Golf all year round
  • Unique hotels, from classic to sophisticated boutique

Every neighborhood in San Francisco has its own personality, from the hippie chic of the Upper Haight to the hipster grit of the Mission. The Marina district boasts trendy bistros and postcard-perfect views of the Golden Gate Bridge, while Noe Valley offers quaint and quiet boutiques. San Francisco has plenty of activities to offer such as the famous Alcatraz and beautiful boat tours. The city also has a great variety of restaurants and coffee shops. Great destination for the entire family.

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We had a great Educational Trip to Panama, see for yourself! Below you will find one total movie and all separate movies. Enjoy and get inspired!

Arrival Transfer

Speed Boat on the Panama Canal

Panama Locks

Historic Train

Disco transfer

4×4 Ride

Emberas Tribe

Charter flight

Perlas Island

Salsa lessons in Panama City

Panamanian Dance

Hope you enjoyed all these movies and are inspired to visit Panama with your own groups!