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Are you looking to take your team on a beach trip? In this special spotlight episode, Andy McNeill & Todd Bludworth list down their top ten tropical hotels fit for incentive trips and large group destinations. They share all the details you need to find the right venue for your team and make planning your program easier. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
It’s time to explore the nation’s capital, the great American city of Washington, DC! Joining Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth for today’s episode is Laura Schofield. Laura is the General Manager of Conrad Washington, DC. She is a second-generation hotelier who grew up around the industry and naturally progressed into becoming a part of it. For today’s show, she talks about the wonderful amenities of the Conrad and why it’s the place to be for guests in the area. Laura also shares her favorite things about Washington and her go-to spots for leisure. Andy and Todd also share their destination favorites, so stay tuned.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
When doing concierge travel, you have to find the right places everyone can enjoy. You will be handling huge groups and organizations, so finding a place that offers a unique experience is key. From the Haciendas of Cuernavaca to the City of New Orleans, many different places around North America can provide something unique. Join Todd Bludworth as he talks to Kim Gustavsson about travel concierge. Kim has traveled to 86 countries, studied 7 languages, and worked as a Leadership Development and Organizational Transformation consultant. He also owns one of the world's largest LGBTQ cruise and vacation agencies. Learn more about concierge travel and where you can bring people on their next retreat.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
Because of its pivotal role in the American Revolution, Boston became rich in both cultural and scientific aspects. This global city is home to delicious seafood, mesmerizing culture, and colorful traditions. Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth delve into the heart of Boston with Catherine Allgor, President of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and Michele Gross, Managing Director of The Langham Hotel. Andy and Todd also share their favorite things to visit and do when visiting Boston, from trying out various dishes to seeing historical artifacts that provide a glimpse of the past.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
Hotels are the places to be when you need accommodation and want to immerse in the area's rich history and culture. In this special look-back episode on one of their past spotlight discussions, Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth list down their top five unique hotel traditions and events. From the Peninsula on the West Coast all the way to Dromoland Castle in Ireland, the duo discusses how each hotel showcases the extravagant things their respective regions have to offer.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
Andy McNeill & Todd Bludworth are fresh off from their trip in Costa Rica and are here to share their favorite Costa Rican hotels! From inland to beachside to the heart of the city, Andy and Todd have got you covered. The ideal location for your next destination travel might be somewhere in this special spotlight episode. Don’t miss out!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
Nothing beats the feeling of staying in a good boutique hotel, where you can feel like you're being pampered while having that homey feel. Join your hosts Todd Bludworth and Andy McNeill as they share some of their favorite boutique hotels where you can have your gatherings. So pack up your things and start planning that business trip because these hotels are not to be missed. Start living elegantly on these dream destinations today.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
Thinking of traveling to Philadelphia but don’t know where to start? Andy McNeill has brought in experts to help you straighten out your Philly travel plans! Chef Jose Garces is an Iron Chef, father, husband, James Beard Award-winner, entrepreneur, and food innovator. As a child of immigrants and a leader in the diverse and inclusive hospitality industry, the well-being of his community in Philadelphia has always been dear to Chef Garces’ heart. He shares his favorite spots in the area and where you can visit him for top-tier Spanish and Latin-American food. JoAnn Wrenn is the General Manager of The Logan Hotel and oversees all day-to-day operations of the 391-room address on Logan Square in downtown Philadelphia. Tune in as she shares her favorite vacation spots and fun activities you can try out even within their hotel premises. Find out why Philadelphia might be the ideal place for your next event destination.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
Looking for travel tips? In this episode Todd Bludworth sits down with Alex Malebranche to discuss their favorite travel and beach destinations! Alex is the founder of PlaneAhead and has travelled in about 30 countries—and counting! His love for travel was also what inspired his company, PlaneAhead, where he helps his customers get the best airline prices for their trip. Tune in as he discusses how you can save on your next flight!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
Food is at the heart of any travel experience. In this special episode, Andy McNeill & Todd Bludworth list their top four chefs from all over the world that they've featured over the last two seasons. Check-in and get to know who made the list and where you can visit their restaurants for an out-of-this-world, local cuisine dining experience. Stay tuned! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
Located at the southernmost tip of the African continent, South Africa is sure to offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience. One of the destinations to look forward to in a trip to Africa is Cape Town. For this episode, Andy McNeill & Todd Bludworth interview The Wine Fairy, Katie Barratt, a Cape Town wine expert, and a certified tour guide. Sharing the stage with her is Luis Pinheiro, general manager of The Silo Hotel – the standard for luxury accommodation in Cape Town, housing exotic African contemporary art pieces. Tune in as they explore the exotic luxury centered around Cape Town, South Africa.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
Salt Lake City is a place rich in natural beauty and history. With the right combination of outdoor activities and robust nightlife, it is one of the best destinations for a business event or meeting. Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth delve into the breathtaking landscape of Salt Lake City with professional aerial skier Megan Smallhouse, a resident of Utah, and Chris Erickson, general manager of Grand America Hotel. The hosts also share first-hand experiences about the city through their top ten bucket list. Listen to this in-depth episode highlighting how Salt Lake City blends nature and urban experiences into one exciting journey.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
The Grand Rio Mar Resort offers amazing amenities and embraces the community by fulfilling its corporate social responsibility. Today’s guest is Evy Garcia, the Director of Sales & Marketing at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort. She sits down with host Andy McNeill to discuss the many beautiful offerings of this luxurious event destination. From scenic views courtesy of its ocean-side location backdropped by the beautiful El Yunque National Forest, there’s plenty of areas to explore and enjoy. Evy also shares how they’ve helped restore and reforest the area after the destruction caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. With the help of the community, the guests, and the resort itself, the forest has been reopened and enjoyed by many ever since. Learn more about the many programs offered by Wyndham Grand Rio to care for its nature and the abundant recreational activities to enjoy in Puerto Rico in this episode of Destination Everywhere!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
We are always looking for new and creative places, as we love to explore the world and discover its beauty. Are you looking for the perfect venue in one of the most beautiful cities in the world? New York is the place to go as it also has wonderful reception venues to host events and organize gatherings. Join your hosts Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth as they describe their favorite reception venues in the city. They share their experience in some of these amazing places and why they're worth the visit. Have a glimpse and feel of these beautiful places in this spotlight episode of Destination Everywhere.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
We dream of visiting wonderful places throughout our existence, and San Francisco is one of those cities in California that interests us. Aside from merely visiting to witness its beauty, many people travel there for business, meetings, and events. Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth give a guide to the best hotels in San Francisco. Discover Fairmont Hotel, Ritz Carlton, St. Regis, and the Palace Hotel. Tune in to this episode to know what makes these hotels the best places for meeting destinations!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
For convenience and ease of access, nothing beats a hotel at an airport. We take a look at some of the very best airport hotels. Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth shine a spotlight on several airport hotels that they feel are must-visits. Andy and Todd discuss Atlanta, Chicago, Orlando, Denver, and Boston, home to some of the best airport hotels in the US and talk about what makes these places great. Tune in and learn more about the best hotels to stay at when you’re on the go.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
Dallas is definitely a foodie destination and one you shouldn’t miss out on. In today’s spotlight episode, Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth share their top 5 favorite restaurants in Dallas for offsite dinners perfect for your next group incentive travel! From classic fried chicken to sushi, they’ve got you covered. Dallas’ cosmopolitan developments only expanded its culinary offerings, making it a great place to explore fun cuisine even during a business trip. If you’re ever in the area and don’t know where to start your food adventure, this is the episode for you!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
It is quite difficult to organize a corporate event, and it is even more difficult to make it an unforgettable experience for the attendees. Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth delve into several unique venues, some ignored by most event planners, that can help elevate the feel and impact of any business gathering. They also talk about the many benefits these venues can offer, especially in lowering expenses and delivering that wow factor every guest will truly appreciate.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
Holding a National Sales Meeting is indeed a significant corporate event. But since it attracts a huge number of attendees, one needs a suitable place to accommodate them comfortably. Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth go over the entire United States to share nine hotels they believe are most convenient for such an important business gathering. From the most exquisite establishment within their backyard of Miami all the way to Las Vegas, they talk about each hotel’s exquisite facilities everyone should take note of.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
Choosing the right corporate destination contributes a lot in having a successful - and memorable - business trip or event. But it is more than just choosing a lovely place and going there. Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth share their most important tips when picking event destinations for a corporate purpose. Looking into their own experiences, the two break down how to make meetings and events as organized as they can be by learning the proper way of determining the most suitable place out there.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://americanmeetings.com/podcast
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