Today’s incentive award-winners increasingly desire the opportunity to give back to local communities while enjoying their well-earned time abroad. Here are five international incentive CSR activities that will warm the hearts of incentive travelers while providing a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.
Wordly artificial intelligence software provides instantaneous on-demand translation in 15 languages for attendees at international meetings and events, in both audio and visual formats on mobile devices. Wordly allows meeting planners to save on their budget expenses by not hiring human-based translation services and renting translation equipment.
Following are 11 essential event technology tips, as well as a few that can apply to other needs as well, to consider when bringing your meeting or event overseas.
To broaden our horizons, Meetings Today posted on The Meetings Community, or MeCo, cyber community asking for international meeting planning advice. Following are some response highlights.
Meetings Today checked in with five expert international meeting and event planners to get their golden tips for planning and executing successful meetings abroad.
There is no better way to unite international meeting groups traveling to the far reaches of the Asia-Pacific region than to participate in one of the vast teambuilding options on offer. Whether attendees are emulating a traditional dragon boat race in Singapore, sailing on an America’s Cup yacht in New Zealand or climbing Australia’s Sydney Harbour Bridge, there are a variety of ways to absorb the local flavor of each country.
Beginning in 2021, U.S. citizens, as well those from other visa-free countries, will have to take an additional step before traveling to the 26 countries in the European Union’s Schengen Area. Currently, U.S. citizens visiting these countries just need a valid U.S. passport for stays up to 90 days.
2019 brings a new wave of luxury international properties that can also accommodate meetings and events. Here are a some that made Forbes Travel Guide’s "Most Anticipated Hotel Openings of 2019."
Effective January 7, 2019, visitors to Japan will pay a 1,000 yen (about $9 USD) departure tax when leaving the country, regardless of nationality. The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) reported that the tax is expected to expand and enhance the country’s tourist infrastructure.
Hong Kong is on the move, literally and figuratively. The Asian business hub just took the wraps off two major projects that are enhancing connectivity: the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail, 16 miles of railway linking Hong Kong to China’s high-speed rail network. The projects put Hong Kong within convenient reach of cities in the Pearl River Delta (aka Greater Bay Area) and beyond, and with the bridge in place, travel time between the Mainland city of Zhuhai and Hong Kong is cut down drastically.