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November 25, 2014

5 New Vegas Restaurants for Business Dinners

 5 New Vegas Restaurants for Business Dinners

Planning a meeting or event in Las Vegas? Here are the new restaurants in town that you’ll want to make sure to have on your list.

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November 25, 2014

Walking Tours Abound in NYC

 

Walking tours Walking Tours Abound in NYCWalking tours in cities around the United States are becoming more and more popular, and New York in particular has become a hot spot for tours to please everyone from foodies to art lovers.

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November 24, 2014

Omni Hilton Head Offers CrossFit Packages

 

omnicrossfit1 Omni Hilton Head Offers CrossFit PackagesOmni Hilton Head takes the wellness trend to a new level, incorporating CrossFit and extreme fitness packages into its offerings.

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November 24, 2014

Hawaii: Four Islands in Five Days

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Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Hawaii is one of the best places on the globe for groups wanting to step out of the frantic pace of the business world and into a relaxing environment where employees can rejuvenate their energy and gain a fresh perspective on their work.

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November 22, 2014

Top Ten Reasons for Americans to Visit France… Now

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One of Burgundy’s famous canals

Here at Smart Meetings, we’re not saying that there’s ever a bad time to visit France, but (especially for Americans) it’s hard to think of a better time to cross the pond and see the best of what France has to offer. Although the reasons to make the journey are far too many to comprehensively catalogue, here’s ten of the best:

  1. At just $1.25 USD, the euro is the lowest value it’s been in years. (Thanks, Greece!) While the Eurozone might not be too pleased with this fact, it’s fantastic news to foreign travelers. Europe, France included, has a reputation for being notoriously expensive, but right now your dollar goes a lot further than it did just a few years ago. Nobody, economists included, knows how long the low exchange rate is going to hold, so Americans wanting to take advantage of Europe’s financial woes ought to do it soon.
  2. Getting to France has never been easier or more luxurious. Air France recently invested more than $750 million into a full redesign of its cabins, with upgrades to every class. Each flight has amenities aplenty, including menus designed by Michelin-starred chefs and complimentary glass of champagne for every passenger. Air France serves 11 cities in the United States, such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and San Francisco.
  3. Once you’re in France, getting around is just as simple, thanks to Rail Europe’s high-speed trains that connect all the major cities and some neighboring destinations, like Milan and Geneva. The train can even be a destination in itself! Wine-tasting journeys are available where passengers sample wines from regions that the train concurrently passes through, providing stunning views of the very vineyards the wines came from in unparalleled comfort.
  4. In the past four years, 16 French hotels have been bestowed the unique classification of Palaces de France. This prestigious honor promises comfort and elegance on a completely different scale, with customized services, decorations provided by world-famous artists, designers, painters and sculptors, and chefs competing for Michelin stars with every property. It is, simply put, a hotel experience unlike any other, and it’s totally unique to France.
  5. The region of Burgundy is hardly a hidden gem, but it’s famous for a reason—it’s home to some of the most famous and prestigious vineyards in the world, and the birthplace of chardonnay and pinot noir. World-class labels such as Chablis, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet are all easily accessible along five wine routes, along with restaurants and historical destinations.
  6. Burgundy’s 600 miles of canals and rivers provide a unique travel experience in large hotel barges, known locally as peniches. Guests spend several days leisurely sailing down the waterways on barges that can accommodate up to 24 people, with American and British crews that can provide a running commentary on the sights passing by. Space for bicycles is available for those wanting to make periodic onshore excursions.
  7. One of France’s most underrated locales is the region of Poitou-Charentes, located on the western coast in between Aquitaine and Pays-de-la-Loire. It’s home to fascinating historical sites, a rich gastronomical heritage, stunning natural beauty and quaint villages. Adventurous eaters should be sure to try Poitou’s famous oysters (consumed raw with perhaps a squirt of lemon juice), for the region’s oyster farms harvest some 60,000 tons of shellfish every year–more than half of France’s total production. And of course, Poitou wouldn’t be a proper French destination without its own delectable variations of cheese.
  8. Poitou’s most famous export, though, is cognac. In fact, only six tightly-controlled growing areas surrounding the town of Cognac, on the banks of the river Charente, are legally allowed to call their aged brandy “cognac” at all. First produced in the 17th century with the introduction of double distillation, cognac is now a global industry led by big brand names like Camus, Courvoisier, Hennessy, Hine, Martell, Meukow, Otard and Remy Martin. Covering an area of 200,000 acres, the vineyards of Cognac are second only to Bordeaux as the largest wine-producing area of France.
  9. American history buffs should be sure to check out the Hermione, a replica of the ship that the Marquis de Lafayette sailed to America to provide French reinforcements for George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Launched in 2012, the 32-gun frigate is going to be recreating Lafayette’s historic voyage in 2015 by sailing across the Atlantic and stopping in New York, Boston, Yorktown and Newport. It’s second only to the Statue of Liberty as an enduring symbol of Franco-American friendship.
  10. Some parts of France are a lot closer—and more tropical—than you might think. Guadaloupe, a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles just southeast of Puerto Rico, is a French territory in the Caribbean that combines island culture and Continental amenities, with its food a unique mix of Creole ingredients and French techniques. Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport (PTP) on the island of Grande-Terre, receives weekly flights from Miami.

For more information on the many sights and wonders of France, check out us.rendezvousenfrance.com.

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November 21, 2014

4 Ways Attendees Can Help Promote Your Events

 4 Ways Attendees Can Help Promote Your Events

Your community of attendees and their networks may just be your best untapped resource to help promote your event.

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November 21, 2014

Wheeled Suitcases May Get the Ax in Venice

 

Wheeled Suitcase Wheeled Suitcases May Get the Ax in VeniceBusiness travelers with Venice on their 2015 itinerary may need to leave wheeled luggage behind or face the city’s new 500 euro fine.

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November 20, 2014

Tips for Organizing Food Trucks at Your Events

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Have you thought about hosting one or more food trucks at your next event? How you go about organizing food trucks depends entirely on your event, but here are a few ideas to take into consideration during the planning stages.

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November 20, 2014

How to Develop an Event Social Media Strategy

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Mastering social media while planning an event can be overwhelming, but it certainly goes a long way for promotion and attendee engagement. Here are a few things to consider when creating a social media strategy for your next event.

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November 19, 2014

Big Changes for JetBlue

 

JetBlue Big Changes for JetBlueJetBlue has revealed changes in bag fees and cabin interiors that may disappoint fans of the airline.

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