Monthly Archives: November 2013

Bolivia Does it Higher

Located in the center of the South American continent, Bolivia is a country that is not for the faint of heart.  Seriously, the capital city of La Paz is located at 12,010 feet above sea level, the highest seat of

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Paraguay

Paraguay is a nearly landlocked country located in what may be the heart of South America.  Now, I say nearly landlocked because it is bordered to its east with Brazil and Argentina, divided not just by land but also by

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Convention You Say?

Latin America isn’t just a great region to work with for meetings and events, but also to host international association meetings and conventions.  According to a recent ICCA study finding, while programs in Europe and North America are on a

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Cultural Pride

I have been working on a professional development program which is focused on the importance of focusing on the needs and expectations of international attendees at meetings.  As I have been working on it more and more, I have been

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Keeping you Balance in Ecuador

Okay, I haven’t had a chance to try this yet, but apparently you can balance an egg (but not yourself) while standing at the middle of the world.  Where exactly will you find this?  Well, along the equatorial line in

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Reclaiming VAT? What’s that?

One of the hottest topics in international meetings, particularly for organizations in the US that are doing meetings abroad, is the opportunity to reclaim the taxes that are spent on the meeting abroad. The best comparison I can give is

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Costa Rica’s Biodiversity

Costa Rica is a country well known for its eco-tourism and adventure tourism.  A small country packed with so much to see and do.  For the most part, people are better acquainted with San Jose, the capital city on south

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A World of Wonders

Throughout the world we seem to be fascinated by things that make us say “wow”.  Throughout time there have been a lot of studies and polls and lists created that have showcased the many “Wonders of the World” – aka

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Travel Warnings – Do they Help or Hurt?

I just read an interesting brief in the Miami Herald this morning about how some countries are issuing travel warnings against various cities in the United States.  This has apparently sparked “outrage”, but then again, the US State Department is

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It’s Not Always Pesos

One of the biggest hurdles for many planners when organizing international meetings is the fact that they need to play the numbers game and determine exchange rates and the like.  You need to worry about fluctuations in rates based on

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