Posts By: Jack Carter

My dream destination: India – Rob Morgan, Banks Sadler

India – the vibrant emerging MICE destination that has so much to offer for international events.

India is one of my dream destinations with its captivating colours, regional cuisines, famous buildings, royal palaces, incredible wildlife and unique culture. India offers vast land from hiking the Himalayas to sundown cocktails on the beaches of Goa.

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Complete Qatar: Where a ‘Shukran’ goes a long way

Urban Land Institute event coordinator Agnes Gomori joined C&IT, Qatar Tourism Authority and a host of international associations and event agencies for Complete Qatar, a four-day familiarisation and educational visit to Doha. Gomori shares her first impressions on the destination for C&I Traveller, while outlining the benefits for potential large-scale events.

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Three of the best… destinations for Corporate Social Responsibility incentives

“When the client announced they were doing a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme within their incentive package it brought the company together, not just the people who had qualified and were on the trip, but the rest of the employees, too,” Lynne Embling, director, Global Incentives.

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Nine reasons why Downtown LA is California’s hottest destination

Staples Centre

The home of the Los Angeles Lakers is the illuminating focal point of Downtown’s LA Live metropolis, and whether it’s basketball or the hottest act in town, LA explodes into life when the Staples Centre opens its doors.

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3 hotel bars for the perfect nightcap

Le Bar, Beachcomber Hotels’ Royal Palm Marrakech, Morocco

Let’s start with Le Bar. The entrance is made through a towering doorway, which opens into a large foyer where a huddle of sofas and arm chairs are warmed beside a dusky fireplace.

Through a second looming doorway is the bar where black and gold is everywhere to be seen in this ‘in-the-round’ setting. The black granite palette and woollen rugs draped on the walls make some corners of the venue seem large and others intimate, a clever technique to create a suitable setting for the hotel’s solo travellers or visiting corporate groups, like a hybrid of a winter chalet and Arabian grandeur.

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Rotterdam: Exploring Amsterdam’s ‘hipster sister’

People who live in Rotterdam have an interesting way of explaining the differences between themselves and their two neighbours. “Amsterdam spends the money; The Hague saves the money; and Rotterdam earns the money.”

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Dubrovnik in a day

Delegate downtime can be a rare occurrence during a meeting or conference, so if you find yourself in Dubrovnik, Croatia with a morning or afternoon to spare, here’s a few ideas of how to make the most of it.

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Four London venues you HAVE to check out this summer

With a supposed heat wave on its way to the British Isles this week, C&I Traveller checks out the best outdoor event spaces set to be the talk of the town this summer.

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The Belfry, a return to form

£26m is a lot of money. Well, that goes without saying. In footballing terms, it could buy one-sixth of Lionel Messi. In the hospitality industry however, this sum can turn a tired Midlands resort into one of the UK’s most luxurious properties. Just ask The Belfry.

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A snapshot of Lisbon

The city that rolls on seven hills has much to offer for groups.

Where to stay

EPIC SANA Hotel is located barely a 20-minute walk from Lisbon city centre and has become one of the city’s most popular venues for events due to its impressionable style, expansive meeting facilities and spacious rooms (not to mention the incredible view of Lisbon from its rooftop pool). In addition to its 291 rooms, there are a further five junior suites; 12 deluxe suites; two diplomatic suites and one presidential suite. The hotel also offers 1,700sqm of event space across 14 rooms, with free wifi.

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