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PLANNING ABROAD? GO SMALLER

HENRYK SADURA/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

BY AMY DREW THOMPSON

T

he Londons and Parises of the
world will always have their
place. Glamorous, bustling and
world-famous, their iconic sights and
famed museums will never lose their
luster, but their size can be intimidating.
And worldly attendees have likely
already been.
Just as second-tier cities are
growing in popularity stateside, so,
too, do the cities abroad - in this case,
Europe - have much to offer in the way
of charm, ease of navigation and can
even be less demanding on the budget.
What's more, while the Londons (or the
Las Vegases) have plenty of events to
feed their economies, planners who
"go cozy" often find their business
is very much appreciated - and the
service comes with lots of smiles!
Read on for a few cities to consider.

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Instead of Paris? Lausanne
Your attendees will not only
hear French in beautiful Lausanne,
Switzerland, they'll enjoy art and culture
that's on par with France - galleries,
opera, theater and even a world-class
ballet. Gorgeous Gothic cathedrals,
lakes, vineyards and spas are among
the lures. Lausanne also is the home of
the International Olympic Committee,
and more than a few attractions are
related thereto. It's just 40 minutes from
the Geneva airport and boasts many
attractive features for business travelers
including diverse and modern hotels.

Instead of London? Edinburgh
Clearly sunny weather isn't an issue, so
why not Scotland? The Scottish capital is
breathtakingly beautiful with history above
and below its impressive architecture

(check out the city's infamous vaults for a
creepy-cool walking tour activity!) and its
dining scene is top-notch. Accents aside,
like London, there's no language barrier
and, really, could you do better for the
golfers in your group than the very nation
in which the sport was born?

Instead of Madrid? The Algarve
Dramatic cliffs, beautiful blue vistas,
resplendent mountains are some of this
Portuguese region's natural attributes.
Its historic charms are many as well.
(We'll throw it out there again: great
golf!) The Algarve is already quite
popular for incentive planners, but
those with clients eager to do business
can find many reasons to consider this
region, not the least of which include
its phenomenally sunny climate and
wide range of hotel options. @

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017

President’s Message
Your New Virtual & Augmented Reality Universe
Transforming Great Events Into Greater Experiences
5 Steps to Uncover Savings Hiding in Plain Sight
Wellness in the Workplace Seen and Heard at NEOCON
Meet the Board
Thought Leadership
Get to Know: Peri Halprin and Kelly Hewlett
Notes From the Field
Planning Abroad? Go Smaller
New Members
Advertisers’ Index
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@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - President’s Message
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Your New Virtual & Augmented Reality Universe
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - 7
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Transforming Great Events Into Greater Experiences
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - 9
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - 5 Steps to Uncover Savings Hiding in Plain Sight
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - 11
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Wellness in the Workplace Seen and Heard at NEOCON
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Meet the Board
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Thought Leadership
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Get to Know: Peri Halprin and Kelly Hewlett
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Notes From the Field
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Planning Abroad? Go Smaller
@MPIGNY - Fall/Winter 2017 - Advertisers’ Index
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