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Are you crazy? Let’s talk cents.

Well the title says it all…. You must be crazy if you are not taking advantage of some of the great MICE offers in  Europe and the Middle East.



Okay – we know how beautiful the destinations are and we may need to learn some new places in the destinations etc but that is why we work with a quality Destination Management Company (DMC) – someone who really is the expert in the destination and brings our programs to life – that is a subject for another blog….We are talking Dollars and Cents in this blog post!

  • Did you know, if you were to run or purchase a program in Europe this year compared to last year – you would save about 20% in exchange rates alone.
  • Did you know, if you were to run or purchase a program in the United Kingdom this year compared to last year – you would save about 10% in exchange rates alone.
  • Did you know, if you were to run or purchase a program in Morocco this year compared to last year – you would save about 17% in exchange rates alone.
  • Did you know, if you were to run or purchase a program in the UAE this year compared to last year it would be the same because the UAE Dirham is pegged to the USD.

So you can see, now is a great time to look at Europe and the Middle East for some fantastic meeting and incentive programs purely for financial reasons.  We could write all day on motivational and experiential reasons, but from a purely financial point of view – it makes sense to do a program in Europe and the Middle East.

MICEport has some of the most respected DMCs in the world with an average of 27 years in business as a Destination Management Company from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, France, Monaco, Morocco, Germany, Austria, Italy, UAE and Oman  who will create a great program for your group. Contact MICEport to see how we can bring something new to your international MICE programs as well as our hedged USD rates that we offer to clients

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Please note this is for informational purposes so please contact your financial department or your accountancy firm for specific requirements related to your company situation.  This is not constituted as advice but rather for illustration purposes.

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Posted by on July 6, 2015 in DMC, Exchange rates, Incentives, Meetings


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MICEport DMC Welcomes Morocco – Octav Tour DMC

ilhamWe are so happy to welcome our newest DMC to MICEport DMC from Morocco – Octav Tour, based in Casablanca, welcome Ilham. This now brings MICEport DMC to 10 international destinations with our fantastic boutique owner managed DMCs.

Morocco has so many great opportunities for North American MICE groups.  Geographically, Morocco is characterized by rugged mountainous interior and large portions of desert. It is one of only three countries (with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Morocco has a population of over 33 million.  Morocco is culturally diverse, culturally speaking and has always been successful in combining its Berber, Jewish and Arabic cultural heritage with external influences such as the French, Spanish, Anglo-American lifestyles during the last decades.

Moroccan cuisine

Moroccan cuisine has long been considered as one of the most diversified cuisines in the world.This is a result of the centuries-long morocco10_1746570binteraction of Morocco with the outside world. The cuisine of Morocco is mainly Berber-Moorish, European, Mediterranean cuisines. The cuisine of Morocco is essentially Berber cuisine (sometimes referred to as the Moorish cuisine). It is also influenced by Sephardic cuisine and by the Moriscos when they took refuge in Morocco after the Spanish Reconquista. Spices are used extensively in Moroccan food. While spices have been imported to Morocco for thousands of years, many ingredients such as saffron from Tiliouine, mint and olives from Meknes, and oranges and lemons from Fez, are home-grown. Chicken is the most widely eaten meat in Morocco. The main Moroccan dish most people are familiar with is couscous, the old national delicacy. Beef is the most commonly eaten red meat in Morocco, usually eaten in a Tagine with vegetables or legumes. Chicken is also very commonly used in Tagines, knowing that one of the most famous tagine is the Tagine of Chicken, potatoes and olives.

Mint TeaSome must dos:

  • Wander through the souk – You can test your bargaining skills with the shopkeepers, who all speak enough English and Spanish to drive a hard bargain for anything you could imagine. Be sure to check out the leather which is famous around the world.
  • Drink mint tea – after a long day of shopping or incentive activities, retire to one of the teahouses above the central square for a nice glass of Moroccan mint tea.
  • Visit the tanneries – Moroccans are famous for their leather goods, not only can you buy them from the market, but you can also visit the tanneries where they’re made. The most famous tannery in Morocco is in Fez.
  • Visit the Hassan II Mosque – Mosque of Hassan II is open to the public in Casablanca, make sure you take a tour of this awe-inspiring monument.

Morocco offers clients a truly unique experience and Octav Tour ensures that that it is totally authentic.  You will be hearing more from this fantastic destination in the coming months but in the meantime, take a look at our website at

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MICEport DMC Partners operate in Ireland, Scotland, France, Monaco, Austria, Germany, Italy, UAE, Oman and Morocco.  For more information, go to 

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Posted by on March 20, 2015 in Uncategorized


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