October my Month of ‘TRAVEL’
There’s a chill in the air and fall has arrived. I had a wonderful month with lots of travel and lots of talk of travel.
Let me explain…
I started off my month with a trip to Munich, Germany and it was fantastic. We happened to be there during the time they celebrate Oktoberfest. I loved it – it reminded me of Old Munich’s (Beer Garden) we once had right here in Montreal.
Then, met with a Rachel and Suzanne (wedding planner friends) for one of our breakfast get-togethers. Since we where all going to attend the same annual Travel Show, held at Mount Stephen, this year. This show was mainly for Corporate Incentive Group market and not for the leisure milieu. This means information given is on corporate group activities and/or team-building events.
Every year I get invited to Champlain College to speak to future tourism students. I basically speak to them about the ins and outs on how to work with meeting/event planners. It is always a pleasure, and really fun, what a great day that was. My MOTO: I aspire to inspire.
Speaking of school, as per every semester my students at College Lasalle (and I have the privilege) to have speakers come to class for some inspirational discussions of our industry and/or we have class outings. Would like to give a shout out to the following ROCK STARS that did so; Elyna from Elyna Kudish Events and Tania Élizabeth from Centre des Sciences de Montreal.
Attended the annual Incentive Conference (in Vegas) where suppliers and buyers come from all around the world to learn and connect. What a FRUITFUL trip this congress is.
And YES attended another travel show in Montreal called; International Tourism & Travel Show. This time it was geared to a mix, of leisure and corporate groups. Of course, I went to see what was what (need to keep on top of these trends). It was quite interesting and jam-packed with travel agencies.
Continuing, my travel themed month, as I attended several luncheons regarding certain destinations where representatives invite you to presentations on exotic destinations.
Also, was treated to a live concert at the Rialto Theatre presenting an homage to Amy Winehouse … just WOW!!!
Was also invited to partake on a wonderful project. #HerStory . Christina Esteban Photography is one of the TOP 5 photographers here in Montreal. And once in a while, she’s inspired to give back to the community. This project is all about Women’s Stories … hence why it’s called #HerStory. Here are a few sneak peak pictures … stay tune for it!!!
Yes Yes I also worked, and executed two corporate client events at two different properties. (too bad I’m not allowed to reveal this with pictures.. I assure you they where SPECTACULAR!!
What I can reveal is that I was invited to a sneak peek site visit of the new Hotel Birks Montreal … YES you are reading it correctly: Birks store has opened a Hotel, and let me assure you it’s UBER-GRANDIOS!!
Wrapped up my month with a (by invitation only) annual wine tasting show; A Tasting of wines from Italy.
How apropos …. Chin Chin a Tutti!!
Next month there’s a whole lot more going on, but we’ll worry about that then…