Storm Clouds in Paradise?
The term ‘expect the unexpected’ has been around since the days of the Greek philosophers. But for the professional event organiser the ideal is to remove any probability for anything unexpected and ensure the event is the best ever. But events involve the real world, people, places and possibilities. So what happens when the real world becomes unreal? Here we find out about one very improbable set of circumstances.
Tranquility and Splendour
BI WORLDWIDE is delighted to be a Four Seasons Strategic Group Partner. To celebrate this we have a cracking competition. Last month we featured the gorgeous east coast of Scotland and this month we head south to the tranquility and splendour that is the glorious Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire.
Sometimes things are not as they seem. How about Lapland once Santa has packed up and gone? Rachel from our Design Team had the chance to assess first-hand what northern Finland can offer incentive travel groups and what effect any stereotype - Santa, sleighs (even motorised ones), reindeer and snow – has on its attraction?
20th Century Dubai Air Experience
The winds of change in the aviation market have been blowing for a long time and have gradually changed the climate for incentive travel. The recent announcement that Dubai International is now the world’s second busiest international airport, and will overtake Heathrow by 2015, is a significant shift away from the old order and will have equally significant implications for the longer-term evolution of the incentive travel market.
"...in a truly peaceful and colourful setting"
Does St Andrews, the Home of Golf need any introduction? We were delighted when the team at St Andrews agreed to provide a fabulous two-night stay as a competition prize.
The Benefits of Working Together
Our annual Partners in Success event was held recently and it is a time when we recognise excellence in performance and relationship from our global network of event partners, but also internally to remind ourselves why working with partners is critical to delivering fantastic client events.
Alberta - Spectacular and Very Big
One thing we love about Canada is it’s big! Big on contrasts, surprises, scenery and hospitality. And lesser known Alberta is potentially the biggest of the lot when it comes to delivering a big, ‘wow’ laden experience for incentive travel groups!
A Different Take on Incentive Travel
Corporate social responsibility and incentive travel can be viewed as mutually exclusive so can it be the case that it is possible to deliver knockout delegate experiences and do more than pay just lip service to CSR?
The Epitome of British Excellence
For three weeks in November 2012, BBC2 at 9pm had my full and undivided attention. Inside Claridge’s was a fascinating programme showcasing the inner workings of this very British institution, and it became my guilty pleasure to settle down with a cup of tea and watch Thomas Koch and his team.
Our suppliers and partners mean a lot to us, so much so that we host an annual event purely to celebrate their success! On top of this, we like to feature one or more of them in our blog or newsletter each month to provide an insight into the properties and what they have to offer.