martes, 15 de agosto de 2017

MEETINGS NEVER SEEN IDEAS @ INCENTIVE WORKS



Take part in the never been seen before interactive Laser Chocolate Design BarAmbassadors will walk you through the process from writing on a tablet to observing the laser etch your design into chocolate.  The result is a tasty creation you can sink your teeth into and add as your latest Instagram post!
Equally as cool MakeLab is providing the opportunity to grab a digital spray paint can and colour a Banff, Alberta themed Giant 10 Ft Wide Colouring Book.  This is an amazing activation for any event and is a perfect spot to snap a selfie!
The Show Floor is buzzing over the course of the two days of #IncentiveWorks. The Show is filled with the top suppliers from Canada and beyond. 
It’s an environment ready for serious business, networking, and on-trend features to improve and enrich your business and IIT is going to be there! We would love to see you there, meet us at Mexico Pavilion Booth #609

sábado, 12 de agosto de 2017

MARRIOTT CANCUN COLLECTION - REINVENTING MEETINGS



Marriott Cancun Hotels is renovating its properties and creating Marriott Cancun Collection. 

From august to december of this year, JW Marriott Cancun, one of Cancun's iconic Hotels, begins the first stage of renovation of its guest’s rooms with a modern design totally inspired in the destination but keeping the Mexican essence a wonderful piece of work from award winner Mexican Designer.

Marriott Casa Magna is changing as well according to CONVENCIONES Magazine weekly newsletter, Marriott is updating the image of the brand to Marriott Cancun Resort.

These connected resorts offer 898 guests rooms in total, shared meeting and event space with a new catalog of unique creative group experiences, one private group check in/out area, and most importantly a seamless operational experience for Meeting planners by the shared executive team, cross-trained event staff¬ across resorts, one reservations & billing team.

Planners who have large groups in their hands will be pleasantly surprise by this combination, which offers a full property buyout. This translates into having in total more than 88,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space which represents premier locations for any Cancun Meeting o Event.

See the Marriott Cancun Collection video here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/212160056

This reinvention goes beyond the infrastructure, they also have Meeting Planners Tools  a set of Meetings apps and online tools to find inspiration for creative unique events and to manage every detail of a meeting including the billing flawlessly.  


lunes, 7 de agosto de 2017

PARADISUS PLAYA DEL CARMEN EXPANDS ITS CONVENTION CENTER


Since its opening in 2011, the Paradisus Playa del Carmen Convention Center has become well known for being one of the best in the region, both for its capacity and quality in the Service, as well as the modern and luxurious setting of their spaces.

The business and convention space will hold new rooms to offer its clients an exceptional experience
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, 2017.

It currently has 2,322 square meters of construction with a capacity to accommodate up to 1500 people, expands its space by adding 433 square meters of state-of-the-art construction which can also be divided into 8 rooms, ideal for celebration of luxury business.


These rooms have a modern and minimalist decoration that radiates elegance and architectural aesthetics. This renovation makes Paradisus Playa Del Carmen one of the best places to host an event in Mexico.





lunes, 29 de mayo de 2017

THE ENORMOUS YET HARMLESS BIGGEST FISH IN THE WORLD!


Starting on May 15 to September whale shark season will officially begin just off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Each year the whale shark, which is the largest and peaceful of the fish species, begin to arrive from their annual migration to the warm waters of the Mexican-Caribbean Sea near Cancun/Riviera Maya.
The gentle fish can grow around 40 feet in length (12 meters) long. That’s about the size of a school bus, weigh 11 tons, and pose no-threat to humans! As the sensational experience of swimming with whale sharks has become more popular over the past few years, official authorities have taken efforts to limit and reinforce many of the rules and regulations to protect these animals that are now on the threatened species list.

For this reason, it is important to work only with a highly knowledgeable and experienced tour company who operates their tours with the utmost priority to respect these animals at International Incentive Travel we can help you with that.

This incredible whale shark swimming is a Lifetime experience just contact us to ensure a memorable experience with total respect for these noble animals and its environment. 

jueves, 25 de mayo de 2017

Turtle Nesting Season is HERE!


As every year Cancun & Riviera Maya are part of this amazing event, thousands of Sea Turtles arrive to our coasts to nest.

There are 8 species of sea turtles found across the globe, 7 out of which come to the beaches around Mexico 4 of them arrives to Cancun & Riviera Maya.

International Incentive Travel and its alliances actively support and promote various initiatives for the protection of the turtles. The police of the local areas stand guard day and night to protect them, not just in Cancun & Riviera Maya, but all across the beaches where eggs are laid.

 Human activity and climate change has an impact on turtle nesting sites. It's estimated that only 1 in 1,000 hatchlings will survive to adulthood.


If you are visiting Cancun or Riviera Maya during this season ask your concierge to volunteer for the turtle release activities at your Hotel or ask us for activity options. 

lunes, 24 de abril de 2017

To be Innovative you must use your Childlike IMAGINATION!


We all seem to have an instinctive sense that kids are more creative than adults. We don’t question it; we all intuitively just know it’s true and we view it as a natural state for children. And it is. According to Dr. Stephanie Carlson, an expert on childhood brain development at the University of Minnesota, kids spend as much as 2/3 of their time in non-reality—in imaginative play. Other experts have also noted children’s aptitude for creativity. Albert Einstein famously said, “To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play.” And even Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

So, it’s clear that keeping our imagination sharp would be a highly useful tool in creative thinking and problem solving. Unfortunately, we do lose some of our playful curiosity and imagination as we mature. Studies have shown it, and I think most of us would agree our observations confirm it. One study involving 350 children showed that kids’ natural tendency to daydream and wonder declines sharply around 4th grade. 
Why does our natural creativity wane as we mature? There are a few possible reasons. Dr. Carlson says simple lack of practice is one reason. As we are forced to turn our attention to logic, reason, and facts in school, we spend more of our time and brain power in reality—and less in imagination.
I believe another reason is the fear of being wrong. Kids don’t worry about whether they’re wrong. They bravely forge into new territory, willing to, and assuming they will, often be wrong. However, as we mature, we quickly learn that being wrong often has negative consequences. At school, we’re penalized for being wrong. At work, we’re penalized for being wrong. According to Sir Ken Robinson, an expert in creativity, “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”
Since creativity inherently requires a willingness to possibly be wrong, we begin to avoid it. For many of us, we become so good at avoiding it that we convince ourselves we’re “not creative.” In addition, many factors that seem related to the self-controlled aspect of ourselves—like research, facts, or being grounded in reality—feel like they’re helping us mitigate the risk of being wrong. So we rely more and more on our executive function skills and behaviors, and less and less on our imaginative behaviors. 
Executive function involves a few mental processes:
  1. Working memory—the ability to hold things in mind.
  2. Inhibitory control—the ability to stop or suppress an action that might be the first choice.
  3. Flexibility—the ability to nimbly shift your focus of attention to adapt to a new, or difficult situation.
Dr. Carlson’s conclusion is that practice in pretending helps you come up with alternative ways of being—and of seeing an issue—and results in more creativity and better problem-solving. 

So, next time you’re facing a challenge or an issue that you need to solve, let go of some of your self-control, and re-ignite your child-like imagination. Pretend a spoon is a car, or pretend that you are Mickey Mouse or Ronald Reagan. Now look at your problem again, and you’ll find more creative possibilities.

In other words, keep in mind that...
“People would be more creative if...they prepare like an adult, and also act like a kid.” 
Fuente: Ideas To Go is an innovation agency that works with Fortune 500 companies in ideation and concept development to incorporate the voice of the consumer. https://www.ideastogo.com/articles-on-innovation/why-you-should-have-a-child-like-imagination-and-the-research-that-proves-it

lunes, 17 de abril de 2017

Cómo ser feliz en el camino al ÉXITO

Si piensas que sólo alcanzarás la felicidad cuando logres tus metas perderás la motivación y te sentirás desdichado en tu trabajo.
La mayoría de nosotros, en un punto u otro, pensamos que seremos felices una vez que alcancemos una meta en particular. Pensamos: “Seré feliz una vez que:
Me gradúe de la universidad
Gane un millón de dólares
Me case
Pierda 10 kilos
Obtenga un trabajo….”
Lo sé, yo también he sido culpable de hacerlo. Muchas veces he asumido que la satisfacción y el éxito vendrán después de que gane un campeonato o cree un negocio exitoso.


También está el otro lado de la ecuación: las personas que son felices con la vida tal y como es en la actualidad. Comúnmente, dicen que debes desarrollar la habilidad de “no querer más”. Puedes ser feliz exactamente como estás ahora. Que ya eres perfecto tal y como eres.

El problema

He aquí el problema: Quiero las dos cosas, estar motivado y ser feliz. Y quizás tú quieras lo mismo.


Me gusta estar feliz. Es divertido. Y no quiero retrasar mi felicidad hasta alcanzar mi meta; pero al mismo tiempo, me gusta mejorar continuamente. No quiero conformarme por menos de lo que puedo hacer en esta vida. Me gustaría ser feliz en el camino y también alcanzar mis metas.



Por mucho tiempo, me molestaba el hecho de que ser feliz (sentirme satisfecho) y estar motivado (sentirme insatisfecho) no pudieran complementarse. Aún no lo he figurado por completo, pero conforme más estudio a las personas que tienen éxito, más pienso que es posible estar feliz y motivado a la vez. Te digo cómo…

Motivado y feliz

Empecemos con la motivación. Si quieres maximizar tu potencial, necesitarás continuar trabajando en ser mejor antes y después de alcanzar tu meta.
¿Y por qué alguien haría eso? Por ejemplo, si tu meta es ganar un millón de dólares y lo lograste, ¿por qué seguirías trabajando duro después de ello? La respuesta es más complicada de lo que crees.

La Regla de los rendimientos decrecientes
En Economía, existe un principio fundamental conocido como la Regla de los rendimientos decrecientes. La definición corta: conforme obtienes más de algo, se hace menos valioso. Y esto no sólo es una teoría económica, es una tendencia en la vida real.


Si nunca has ganado un campeonato, el primero que ganes será increíble. Pero si ya tienes cinco anillos de campeonato, añadir un sexto no será tan dulce como cuando recibiste el primero. Mantenerse en la cima significa mucho al comienzo, pero menos conforme pasa el tiempo.



Si estás iniciando una empresa, conseguir a tu primer cliente es una increíble dosis de adrenalina. Pero si ya tienes 100 clientes que te pagan, agregar uno más no proveerá la misma emoción. Conseguir un cliente nuevo significa mucho en el inicio, pero menos con el tiempo.



En otras palabras, las metas y resultados que parecen tan valiosos en el principio, realmente pierden su valor conforme alcanzas más de ellos.

Cómo mantenerte motivado

Entonces, si los resultados significan menos conforme alcanzas más, ¿cómo puedes mantener la motivación? Amando la práctica de lo que haces. Sólo las personas que adoptan su trabajo como un arte y se enamoran de su ejecución diaria son las que se mantienen motivadas en el tiempo.


Aquí unos ejemplos:


Richard Branson ya es multimillonario. Ha construido cientos de empresas. Pero no sigue haciéndolo por el dinero; éste dejó de significar mucho para él hace tiempo. Lo sigue haciendo porque ama la práctica de ejecutarlo.


El coach de futbol americano Nick Saban ya ha obtenido cuatro campeonatos nacionales. Gana US$5 millones al año. Ya no es entrenador por el dinero ni por ganar partidos. Sigue de coach porque ama el proceso.



El experto en fitness y nutrición Jack LaLanne ha establecido récords en fitness por más de 40 años. No sigue ejercitándose para perder peso; hace ejercicio todos los días porque lo ama.



Conclusión: La única manera de mantenerte motivado antes y después de alcanzar metas es amar la práctica de lo que haces.

Cómo ser feliz

¿Adivina qué? La respuesta ahora es sencilla. Si amas la práctica de lo que haces, si amas tu trabajo diario, entonces podrás ser feliz antes y después de alcanzar metas.


Cuando aprendes a amar el proceso de lo que haces y no te enfocas en la meta, automáticamente encuentras la felicidad y te mantienes motivado.



Si aprendes a amar la práctica de hacer ejercicio, serás feliz hoy y verás resultados mañana. Si amas la práctica de dirigir tu negocio, serás feliz hoy y verás resultados mañanas. Si aprendes a amar la práctica de apoyar a tu familia y amigos, serás feliz hoy y verás resultados mañana.



Feliz y motivado. Una razón más de por qué el sistema es mejor que el resultado.

Fuente: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/266623
By: James Clear