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Everything Old is New Again!

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Shrinking budgets and intense scrutiny by clients are making the work of meeting and incentive professionals very challenging, however it doesn’t hurt to re-invent those inspirational destinations which ebb and flow from favour every couple of years.   To make it easy, here are a few ideas: Greece: The cerulean waters of the Aegean are beckoning……the jet-setters paradise of Santorini offers …

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Isn’t it time for Greece?

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Greek Island Gems  The Greek islands have all the elements to motivate, reward and inspire! The weather is fabulous in Greece from Easter until the latter part of the year including October, at which time there are not the crowds of the summer months. The Aegean islands of Santorini and Mykonos will wow your incentive group. Why use Metropolitan DMC in Greece? Their longstanding …

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LIMATOURS – Culinary Surprises of Peru

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LIMATOURS, the pre-eminent DMC in Peru has launched a wonderful concept featuring the best cuisine in The Americas.   Check out more here: Exquisite Flavors_LIMA TOURS Peru

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LIMATOURS Peru Appoint Nemonic Concepts for Australasian Market

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  LIMATOURS PERU  appoints Nemonic Concepts for Australasian markets:   SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: March 24, 2017: — Renowned Peruvian destination management company, LIMATOURS, has appointed Nemonic Concepts to launch their “Events & DMC” tourism services into the Australasian market. “We are pleased to appoint Nemonic Concepts to represent LIMATOURS within this high value, consistent market” Karinna Andrade, Manager of Meetings & …

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Things Hot Up in Mexico

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    Just one stop from Sydney or Auckland via Dallas or Houston is the Mayan Rivera in Mexico. With all the elements for a great incentive, Mexico is now hotter than ever! With an abundance of quality resort hotels, eclectic private venues and plenty of fun and unique activities, The Mayan Rivera can support all incentive and meetings with the …

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Viva Espana – March 2017

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    “Its all about the client” with Quentin and the team at Wedgewood Spain DMC; Doing the simple things well is the keynote of Wedgewood Spain by offering creative solutions and innovative thinking to ensure a successful outcome. Whether it’s a fiesta or a reward trip for your staff or clients, Spain has all the colours and ingredients to …

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Chile – a destination for all seasons

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Home to an exquisite mix of vibrant culture and film-worthy terrain, Chile houses enough adventure to satisfy the most intrepid of explorers. We’ve put together FIVE ways to leave your busy schedule behind and get your next incentive off the grid in Chile. Star-gaze in the Atacama Desert and Altiplano With no light pollution and sprawling cloudless skies, the Atacama …

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Letter from America March ’17

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  Regardless of the turbulent start to the year and in spite of identity politics, the USA’s popularity is showing no signs of waning. Here are just a few highlights from Wedgewood USA to keep on the horizon when considering East or West Coast. New York: Tim and Kit Kemp of Firmdale Hotels opened “The Whitby” in midtown Manhattan on February 27th. The Whitby …

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Lyon’s 22 Michelin stars shine brightest among the city’s many attractions

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Why go? France’s second city, situated enticingly at the confluence of two of the country’s most beguiling rivers, is a gourmet’s delight. Dotted with a seemingly endless supply of restaurants (almost 2,000, in point of fact), the city has an impressive 22 Michelin stars to its name. Yet for years, Lyon was largely overlooked apart from the cuisine, seen mostly …

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Berlin – 2014 “World’s Most Fun City” Award

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Nemonic Concepts has recently returned from escorting a group of Australian and New Zealand event and incentive specialists on an educational trip to the city of Berlin prior to EIBTM in Barcelona Spain.  Hosted by the General Manager of Wedgewood Berlin, Mattias Junker, the group was lucky enough to be in Berlin just days after the 27th Anniversary of the …

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One Visa when visiting Zambia and Zimbabwe

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From the 1st of December 2014, a new uni-visa system will be implemented at Zambian/Zimbabwean borders and will mean that visitors to both countries will require only one visa. This will ensure easy movement for incentive groups when exploring the Zambezi River between Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Livingstone in Zambia. The new visa strategy is premised on an increasing …

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INDIA – Visa On Arrival for Australian & New Zealand Passport Holders

Designer Incentives India, India’s premier Destination Management Company, is delighted to provide the following information for our Australian and New Zealand clients: The Government of India have launched the TVOA (Tourist Visa on Arrival) enabled by ETA ( Electronic Travel Authorisation). Applicants have to log in https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html The online application should be submitted minimum 4 days in advance of date …

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Destination Mexico – Newsletter June 2014

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Destination Mexico is Mexico’s leading DMC.  Fresh from operating 6 groups from the Australian market, here is the link to their June 2014 Newsletter. http://www.destination-mexico.com/index.php/newsletters

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St. Petersburg – experience the glamour of Europe’s Imperial City with Rusmice

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St Petersburg is often called the Venice of the north due to its long interweaving canals and beautiful baroque and neoclassical architecture. The city is home to some incredible buildings and innovative DMC, Rusmice, provides guests with the opportunity to experience the very best of beautiful St Petersburg.   Here is a short example of what you can expect to …

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Oman reveals a rich history with a touch of adventure

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Arguably the most interesting of the Arabian Gulf destinations, Oman is ideal for incentive corporate groups that would like to inject a measure of education into their program. As well as beach, Oman reveals a rich seam of history, markets unchanged since Biblical times, nights in the desert with adventures ranging from dune bashing to camel rides and spectacular mountain …

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Now is the time to experience Southern Africa

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Wedgewood South Africa, a creative, professional destination management company based in Cape Town, will bring the colours and rhythms of the Southern Africa region alive.  Dinner in a vineyard on a mountain, dinner in a riverbed in the heart of safari country or dinner in the centre of a world-renowned sporting field, your experiences are only limited by Wedgewood’s imagination! …

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The Autumn beauty of South America

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With the changing colours welcoming in the cooler months, South America is gearing up for the biggest party in the world for 2014 – The Football World Cup.  Scheduled to take place from mid June to mid July, the world will only have eyes for one country  – Brazil! However, life continues in other parts of South America, and there …

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Jaipur – Elephants, Maharajas and Palaces

  The bustling city of Jaipur lies on the edge of Rajasthan’s Thar Desert, and is peppered with crumbling forts, royal palaces and ancient temples. It’s affectionately known as the “Pink City”, as its most prominent buildings are washed in a salmon pink colour.  Jaipur is a fascinating maze of narrow alleyways, opulent palaces and grand historic sites, which will …

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Buenos Aires: To cortado or latte

Coffee is a big deal in Argentina. Back when Australians were busy discovering the benefits of espresso over Nescafe, Argentines already had a sophisticated coffee culture a century old. For generations the café has been as central to the Argentine lifestyle as the local pub to the English or the backyard to Australians. It’s no surprise then that the capital, …

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Letter from America – Wedgewood USA puts you in the driving seat!

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Wedgewood USA DMC and Alliance partners are ready to put you in the driver’s seat in 2014. If you have clients from the Automotive Industry and need to combine   some business with pleasure during their next incentive trip or meeting, we occupy pole position in North America for some of the top International Auto Shows NEW YORK  April 18 – …

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London Calling – what’s new in 2014

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Known for opening doors, other’s can’t, Wedgewood Britain, the Great British Experts, has placed the 2015 Rugby World Cup to be held in England and Wales, at the forefront of its 2014 AIME Trade Show promotional strategy. Rugby World Cup 2015 will be staged from 18th September culminating in the final on 31st October at the world-renowned Rugby stadium, Twickenham.  …

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Cape Town – 2014’s World Design City

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The City of Cape Town lies at the southwestern tip of Africa, uniquely nestled between Robben Island and the majestic Table Mountain range, two national heritage sites. Since the end of apartheid, this city, now three times the size of New York and home to around 3,6 million people, has undertaken the process of redesigning itself. As South Africa’s oldest …

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Paris is Starck …..but never stark

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Philippe Starck, the famous French designer and architect captured our hearts with his designs long ago. As someone who designs things from something as small as a shoe to some of the hottest hotels and office buildings in the world it seems there is nothing that Starck can’t put his stamp on. His heart and his work will always stand …

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g2o Turkey – take a new, exciting and modern journey to an old favourite

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  g2o Turkey is a Destination Management Company, based in Istanbul,  formed by a group of experts each with over 15 years’ experience in the industry. Their shared experiences in working with clients from Europe to South America; Australia to Russia and the USA allows the team to understand and provide for the needs of different markets and cultures. g20 Turkey …

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It’s all about Rio de Janeiro!

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2014 is the beginning of a critical period in Brazil’s development.  June 2014 marks the beginning of the World’s biggest party – FIFA World Cup. Rio de Janeiro is the “key” city for the tournament and the iconic “Maracana” Stadium has just re-opened after several years of refurbishment.  To be a part of FIFA 2014, contact us now for information …

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It’s that time of the year – AIME IN 2014!

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  Nemonic Concepts is very proud to advise several of our international clients are taking the opportunity to exhibit at AIME in February. (Melbourne, 18 & 19 February, 2014) Exhibiting for their 3rd successive year is the Wedgewood DMC Group, including: Wedgewood GB – The Great British Experts  – stand #2532 Wedgewood USA – Your USA event delivered with British …

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Abu Dhabi – The Gulf’s “Golden Child”

Adrenalin-fuelled sports juxtaposed with traditional Bedouin desert treks are just some of the exclusive outdoor experiences guests will enjoy in Nemonic Concepts’ exclusive Abu Dhabi conference and incentive programmes, with each tailored in conjunction with Travco Travel, the Arabian Gulf’s premier destination management company. One of the most desirable places to host an incentive or conference, Abu Dhabi is characterised …

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New Orleans – Where the good times roll!

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  The world-famous Mardi Gras festival, piquant Creole spices and the foot-tapping jazz that drifts from French Quarter are some of the many sounds and experiences guests will enjoy in New Orleans with Wedgewood USA Alliance, one of North America’s premier destination management companies. Coined ‘The Big Easy’ with good reason, New Orleans is always ready to party. First established …

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OMAN – Gateway to ancient Arabia

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The magic of Oman will be at the forefront of Nemonic Concepts’ 2014 program line-up for the incentive market in conjunction with Travco Travel, the Arabian Gulf’s premier destination management company. The gateway to ancient Arabia, Oman’s very location at the eastern point of the Arabian Peninsula not only makes it easily accessible by air from Abu Dhabi and Dubai …

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Eclectic, urban and diverse – that’s Berlin.

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Berlin: Shop until you drop                            From luxury department stores to trendy boutiques Berlin offers an extraordinary variety of shopping possibilities in large shopping centres, department stores, smaller shops or elegant boutiques. Important information for shoppers from out-of-town: shopping in Berlin is a bit different from shopping in other German cities. The fact that the city was divided for so long …

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Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa – exhilarating, unpredictable and never disappointing!

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It’s the tail end of the rainy season in the North West Province, South Africa and whilst some of the off road  “bush bashing “ has been curtailed, Mother Nature always keeps her side of the deal – the game viewing has been excellent – – such is the magic of the Madikwe Game Reserve, located adjacent to the Botswana/South …

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Principality of Monaco – glamour, elegance and speed for 2014

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Monaco announces a full calendar of Motorsport Events in 2014 Once again the glamorous Principality of Monaco has a big year ahead. The calendar of events 2014 will not only feature top class sport events such as the Monte-Carlo Tennis Rolex Masters, the Grand Prix Formula 1 and the Monaco Yacht Show but also the best of cultural highlights including …

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India – no compromising on luxury, comfort and convenience

  Designer Incentives India, the region’s premier DMC is showcasing the princely state of Rajasthan’s three royal cities, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, together with a stay at Ranthambore – home to India’s magnificent Bengal tigers, guests also have the option of enjoying a luxury stay at the imposing Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur (which serves as the residence of the …

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London – scales great heights as the Movie Capital of the World

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Did you also know that London is now the ‘film capital of the world’? Renowned for its star-studded film premiers and red-carpet events, Wedgewood UK can develop a series of special-theme venues around a movie, the BFI London Film Festival or a favourite movie location such as Notting Hill, Bridget Jones, Skyfall, The Queen, The Bourne Ultimatum and soon-to-be-released, Saving …

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Buenos Aires – the enigmatic Evita and the Peron legacy

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    The passion and verve of Buenos Aires’ cultural heritage is at the forefront of Nemonic Concepts’ Argentina programme, one of the many exciting experiences showcased in conjunction with Condor Travel, South America’s premier destination management company. Combining the city’s key attractions and European culture, each customised programme showcases Buenos Aires’ fervent energy and intense tradition including its Milongas …

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Dazzling Dubai – Discover More!

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  Nemonic Concepts is set to unveil dazzling Dubai for the incentive, conference and convention markets in 2014 in conjunction with Travco Travel, the Arabian Gulf’s premier destination management company. Incorporating Dubai’s magnetic energy and unique attractions; from indoor alpine skiing and desert camel treks to staying at an aquatic luxury hotel with its own underwater marine chamber replicating the …

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Letter from America – Sept, 13

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Every month, the team at Wedgewood USA, scour the continent looking for the latest in activities, venues, hotels and celebrations to enhance their clients USA events.  British owned, Wedgewood USA works almost exclusively with the international market – just ask for testimonials! In New York, read about The Viceroy Hotel with its indoor plunge pool or the quirky The Refinery, …

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The Blue City of Jodhpur in the mystical state of Rajasthan

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In a land of contrasting landscapes, culture  and surreal experiences Designer Incentive India guests can travel into the heart of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, a juxtaposition of undulating desert, shimmering palaces and ancient forts. A short one-hour flight from the capital city, Delhi, the “Blue City” of Jodhpur provides some of the most inventive tales of fact and fantasy to be enjoy …

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Living it up in Miami’s South Beach

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The heat, colour and sound of Miami, Florida will come alive in Nemonic Concepts’ “Carnaval Miami” programme, one of the many exciting Florida experiences showcased in conjunction with Wedgewood USA, North America’s premier destination management companies. Combining the vibrancy of Miami’s key attractions, outdoor pursuits and unique Hispanic culture including Little Havana, an eclectic Cuban that gives the city its …

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India direct – a magic carpet ride!

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  Australia’s first Dreamliner service  will be the newly announced Air India’s  nonstop flights between Australia and India.  “This ground breaking announcement will ensure India as a focus destination for the Australasian business tourism, conference & incentive sectors” ,say Mr Sarvin Warden, President of Designer Incentives India, who is represented in Australia by Nemonic Concepts. Air India shall commence operation of …

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