Company Contact Information:
1390 South Dixie Highway
Tel: Int + 1 305 403 3002
Freephone: 1 888 713 1371 in the U.S.
Fax: Int + 1 305 904 4544
Internet Site: www.seasite.com
Landry & Kling Cruise Event
Tel: Int + 1 305 661 1880
Freephone: 1 800 448 9002 in the U.S.
Fax: Int + 1 305 661 0977
Internet Site: www.landrykling.com
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Seasite.com is the new Web Portal for the Cruise Meetings Industry Offers
Valuable Tools for Planners to discover the possibility of a Meeting at Sea. An online powerhouse that empowers planners with unlimited resources, and access to data harvested exclusively by Seasite.
The brainchild of global cruise event specialist, Landry & Kling, Seasite’s searchable database of 35 cruise lines provides the single most comprehensive source for savvy, do-it-yourself planners and novices alike. Featuring exclusive, never before published information harvested exclusively by, and for Seasite, for the first time planners will find all the facts, tools, and resources needed to launch a successful incentive cruise event or meeting-at-sea in one place. Best of all, there are expert Cruise Advisors to support all Seasite users streamlining the program orchestration from beginning to end.
WHY CHOOSE A CRUISE?
A corporate event at sea commands attention, motivates performance, and generates outstanding results.
Costs are easier to control because so much is included in the cruise fare (meals, entertainment, room service, AV, coffee breaks, daily activities etc.) giving planners more time to focus on the agenda.
Seasite.com is the first and only web portal for the cruise meetings and incentive market. Cruise sourcing can now be as easy and efficient as planning hotel events, and equally reliable – thanks to the tried and tested experience of Seasite’s founders, Landry & Kling, the meetings-at-sea experts.
One source delivers it all. The tedious tasks of phoning and
searching multiple cruise web sites in vain are gone, as Seasite provides impartial access any day, any time, to 35 cruise brands (over 250 ships),
and its meeting-friendly search criteria even
allows users to search for charters of a specific size, plus three other
specialty searches. A simple click compares ship choices along with maps, itineraries, ship
profiles and essential meeting planning data.
Data not found elsewhere. Planner’s Guides offer comprehensive ship data harvested only for Seasite – never before published – not even on individual cruise line web sites. Planners will find meeting space grids, function room capacities, outdoor function areas, group dining information, photo galleries, an inventory of guest rooms by category, AV equipment, communications technology and more.
High tech/high touch. Rich data and sophisticated search technology lets planners “loose” yet “in control,” providing 24/7 answers and ship-sourcing tools so they can become more knowledgeable planners and educated cruise buyers. At the same time, Cruise Advisors, who are trained by Landry & Kling, offer the expertise, backup and support to source and deliver with confidence.
Search, sort and conquer. Seasite’s powerful search
capabilities allow planners to drill down and refine searches by cruise line,
ship rating, size, capacity of largest function
room, cruise style
(floating resort, boutique ship, sail ship, river boat), by port or day of
departure, destination, cruise length and much more.
Unique eRFP process. Streamlining and simplifying what can be an arduous process, Seasite offers the first group cruise RFP online, all supported by Cruise Advisors. One single RFP is sent to multiple cruise lines, generating electronic bottom-line quotes for a quick and accurate “apples to apples” comparison.
Cost cutting and value
driven. Cruise meetings can provide cost
savings of 25-40%, and Seasite helps make that a reality. No longer is
sourcing and planning a meeting or incentive at sea labor intensive and
intimidating for those unfamiliar with the process. With Seasite, everything
you need to research the possibilities and create a successful program is a
click away (with expert Cruise Advisors at your service when needed).
Seasite.com finally puts cruise sourcing on par with
hotels, so group travel buyers can easily compare price/value – their main
focus in today’s economy.
The ultimate source for Do It Yourselfers (DIY). An indispensible tool for savvy DIY planners as well as those looking to learn more about cruise meetings and incentives, the Knowledge Center is a repository of information and advice designed for all levels of expertise. It includes operational checklists and timelines, comparison of using a cruise verses a hotel, how to overcome obstacles and myths about business at sea, distance between airports and seaports, sample day-by-day agendas, cruise contract terminology, a cruise event feasibility quiz; case histories and much more. Planners no longer have to rely on others to spoon-feed them information and ideas. A wealth of data and resources, driven by a robust search engine, allows 24/7 research and planning anywhere, anytime.
Creativity and inspiration. Seasite’s “Great Ideas” section stimulates individuality, creativity and customization. An invaluable source of ideas, planners will find recommended “Gems,” (rare and hard to find, short cruise opportunities), a “Top 10” list of best ships and itineraries for groups and “Quick Picks” with cruise ideas based on group size. Additionally, the all important aspect of on-board dining is transformed from challenging to exciting as Seasite provides the facts about dining facilities, seating capacities and exclusive use of specialty restaurants.
It’s free. There’s no cost or membership fee to use Seasite.com and pricing is the same as buying direct.
The experts in cruise meetings and events, from ship sourcing to full service programmed events management. Our services include:
Online cruise sourcing
Total program planning
Ship site inspections
Cruise conference logistics
Ship charters for floating hotels
There can be no better way to motivate your participants, than to take them on a luxurious cruise ship, the conference facilities mirror or in many cases exceed those to be found in the best hotels. The self contained environment inspires camaraderie and and bonding of those taking part.
Cruising is perceived as luxurious, yet it is surprisingly affordable and very cost effective, because it is up to 40% less expensive than in an equivalent land based venue.
Seasite is the next generation of Landry & Kling, who are credited with being the first distribution channel between the cruise industry and corporate America. Visionaries who led the way in seagoing corporate meetings and incentives, founders Joyce Landry (CEO, Landry & Kling) and Josephine Kling (CEO Seasite.com) ignited the corporate market for cruises by spearheading the meetings-at-sea concept back in 1982. With their exclusive focus on events and meetings-at-sea, they have played a crucial role in advancing the cruise ship as a viable meeting venue and creating a whole new focus for the industry. Landry & Kling is renowned for its forward thinking, creativity and “industry firsts.” Now, 27 years since their startup, the company has further diversified to meet the needs of the marketplace with Seasite.com, which will forever change the way event planners source and plan meetings at sea.
With Seasite.com, they have responded to the changing times by creating an online “powerhouse” that will allow the meeting planner community to be more pro-active in confidently recommending cruises, taking control, and when desired, following the DIY path (Do it Yourself), independently customizing the entire experience to their needs and liking. At the same time, busy and understaffed planners looking for help in managing their cruise events can still turn to the expertise of Landry & Kling to customize their cruise programs both onboard and ashore.
About Landry & Kling
Landry & Kling, cruise event specialists and trailblazers of the meetings-at-sea concept, provide turnkey solutions for the planning and implementation of global meetings and events-at-sea. Throughout its 27-year history of creating and delivering highly personalized, results-driven and unforgettable cruise events, Landry & Kling’s expertise has been in incentive travel, ship buy-outs, multiple dockside ship charters for global events and other on-board corporate functions, from site selection and ship sourcing, to contract negotiations and custom cruise planning.
In April 2009, Landry & Kling co-founders Jo Kling and Joyce Landry were inducted into the CLIA Hall of Fame, recognizing their significant contributions and innovations in the cruise industry. The company, which is based in Miami, the Cruise Capital of the World, is certified as a diversity supplier by WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council) and was been named among the Top Small Businesses in the United States by DiversityBusiness.com.
For more information on Landry & Kling, visit www.landrykling.com or call 800-448-9002.
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