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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.

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Morocco

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 inspireus@miceport.com

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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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International Business Phone Calls – A way to avoid phone costs

iphoneI was recently in the United Kingdom and Ireland on business and I wanted to avoid as many call charges as possible while in Europe. I had been burnt once before with a $600 phone bill 😦   “Once bitten, twice shy”.

So I looked for a way to use my US iPhone without the excessive roaming charges while checking my office emails, Facetime, Skype etc and at the same time avoiding going into every coffee shop to use the free wi-fi.

So I wanted to share what I found out:

1.  I got my iPhone unlocked – which cost $19.99 (you can also get it done on the internet). This means that you can use any sim in any country – Happy Days!

2. In the UK: I purchased a “Vodafone Freebee” Sim for £20 (included 500 UK Minutes, Unlimited UK Texts, 2GB of data.)

In Ireland: I purchased a “Meteor Simplicity” Sim for €10 (included Unlimited Minutes, 7.5GB of data.)

There is only one draw back, you do not have your regular cell phone number but I countered that by forwarding all of the calls to my office phone. I hope that this helps for any of you doing international MICE programs over the coming months.

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MICEport is an international marketing firm specializing in International Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Events programs with their DMC partners in Ireland, Scotland, France, Monaco, Germany, Austria, Italy Morocco, UAE and Oman. For more information on MICEport DMC partners, go to www.miceportdmc.com 

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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