Meeting in Nature’s Backyard at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro

Imagine it, meeting in nature’s backyard, away from the concrete jungles and polluted cities to the green rolling hills and plains dotted with wildlife. Your corporate agenda featuring: al fresco savannah lunches, unique canvas and khaki presentations, Maasai feasts, bush bars, poolside brain-storming sessions, and wrap-up sundowners.

Ol Tukai Lodge is located in the heart of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro -Africa’s Highest Mountain. This”home for the gods” where every sunrise brings in a new ray of light is the best spot in the world where business goes beyond boring boardrooms.

Accessible by road in 4 hours and a half smooth drive giving you ample chance to take in the magical landscapes of Africa on the way or a mere 30min by air from Nairobi.

Here you will find a modern lodge with conference facilities that can accommodate up to 200 delegates. In Addition, there is an option for ” conference under canvas” and specific seating requirements where necessary.

Ricefield Venue – Hoi An

 

With the intention of creating a serene oasis for your next event while bringing Vietnam’s wonderful nature and charming countryside closer to your guests, Refine Asia would highly like to recommend a special venue that will leave your audience speechless despite its simplicity.

Get a sense of Vietnam’s village life, let the city stress behind you and spend an evening full of authentic impressions in a Rice Field in Hoi An!

It is the perfect gateway after a long meeting day in Central Vietnam’s Metropolis Danang and easily accessible from most hotels within less than an hour.

The rice field is an ideal location for groups of 80 – 400 pax and suitable for different types of events, like gala dinners, banquets, product presentations or teambuilding’s.

 

 

Depending on the group size and requirements a bamboo house is built in the middle of the rice field in the countryside, next to the river. Besides the dining area in the bamboo house, a village market can be established, and both areas can be beautifully connected with bamboo bridges.

Authentic local Vietnamese food will be freshly prepared and cooked in front of the guests on several cooking stalls set up in the market.

In addition to the culinary treats  guests can engage in some traditional folk games and enjoy hands-on craft stations including pottery, calligraphy, conical hat weaving and lantern making.

Various entertainment options can be added including a Lion dance, a traditional drum performance or a Vietnamese band.

 

 

Moreover, there are many corporate branding options available that go as far as floating company logo on the river.

When it’s time for your company to shine, a simple rice field can provide all the spectacle you need to set yourselves apart from your competitors. Let your next event sparkle against the gorgeous backdrop of Vietnam’s nature and feel free to contact us for further information via sales@refineasia.com.

THE UNIQUE RESTAURANT WITH NO MENU AND WAITERS WAS OPENED IN LVIV!

Welcome to Pretty High Kitchen Restaurant!

You won’t find any waiters here but only the best chefs who are creating modern restaurant culture in Lviv. Here you are not limited by the menu and you may order something based on your own preferences – it all depends on how you arrange it with the chef. The chefs will pick the dishes for your taste.

And it is all happening while the vinyl music is playing from the enormous handmade loudspeakers that were created in Lviv.

To book your trip to Lviv, please contact MICE House DMC Ukraine!

www.micehouse.com

 

SKI SAFARI OUT OF GENEVA

Have you ever thought doing a ski safari, especially during peak high season (February) when all the good hotels are fully booked and if any is available it is quite expensive.

We have a solution for you! Stay at a lovely deluxe hotel in Geneva and our bus driver brings you daily to another ski resort in the French Alps, such as Chamonix, Megève or the Portes du Soleil (the largest ski area in Europe with over 650 km slopes).

There is no minimum stay, it can be from 1 to 7 days but the special offer is only valid for February 2019 and requires a minimum of 10 rooms. We have a similar offer for April 2019 but then you need to combine it with either an incentive trip or a special interest group.

We are at your disposal for a personalized offer.

Uganda On the Cool List as Your Travel Destination In 2019

Uganda has made it to the National Geographic Travelers Cool List for 2019; the magazine’s hotly anticipated list names the “must-see” destinations of the year and here is why Uganda couldn’t miss from the list

Why now? When Rwanda doubled the price of its gorilla trek permits from $750 to $1,500 (£572 to £1,144) in 2017, neighboring Uganda responded by freezing its own rates at $600 (£458) until mid-2019.

Main attractions: If you’re longing to see mountain gorillas in the wild, but Rwanda’s ultra-luxe lodges and high permit fees don’t suit your budget, head for Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest instead. The steady growth of its gorilla population is one of Africa’s great conservation success stories, with tourists playing an important role. Almost 20 families can now be visited by guided groups of up to eight. Trekking fees raise funds not only for gorillas and their habitat, but also for Uganda’s other national assets including Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks, home to chimps, giraffes and hippos.

 

Well 2019 is fast approaching. We appreciate that you and your clients don’t have all the time to spend on planning your next trip or adventure. Uganda Safari Chapter has crafted two tours just for you; Luxury Schedule and Wander in Uganda tour. Uganda also known as the “Pearl of Africa” is a land locked gem with the Lake Victoria one of the world’s largest lakes, it is also the start point of the mighty river Nile and home to the snow capped Rwenzori Mountains and the dense rain forests of central Africa. These diverse landscapes have some of the best birding in Africa and are home to an unusually high number of rare wild life species – including more than half the world’s mountain gorillas. The vast arid park in Kidepo valley offer fascinating varied safari experiences with good populations of lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, cheetahs – wild dogs – ostriches-pangolins –the bat eared fox, striped hyena, aardwolf, caracal, and hunting dog – antelopes such as eland, bush buck, bush duskier, defassa water buck, bohor reed buck, jackson’s hartebeest and oribi.

 

Climate: Uganda can be visited any time of year. However, the long rains during April and May should be avoided if possible as these can make gorilla trekking hard work. We can safely say, Uganda is hot and wet though out the year.

STRASBOURG, CAPITAL OF CHRISTMAS

 

Strasbourg’s Christmas Markets are among the oldest and biggest of their kind in Europe, taking over the entire historic city centre. Some locations have even become synonymous with Christmas traditions in the city. At the Christkindelsmärik (Christ-child market) at Place Broglie, you’ll find regional produce, crafts, traditional Alsatian Christmas decorations and much more besides. Local craft producers’ associations will be on-hand to showcase their wares and their expertise, with plenty to keep you entertained.
Head over to a typical chalet to learn the secrets behind traditional producers from Strasbourg and Alsace.
The market outside the imposing Strasbourg Cathedral is yet another iconic symbol of Strasbourg.
First held in 1570, it has been delighting people of all ages for centuries. It’s the perfect place to stock up on Christmas gifts and sip a warming hot wine.
The markets embody everything that’s special about Christmas – its traditions and the festive spirit.
www.noel.strasbourg.eu

Countdown to IBTM World, Barcelona 27-29 November 2018

World of DMCs will be representing 40 destinations at IBTM later this month, with 9 members participating with their own scheduled appointments on the stand.

With DMCs from Cuba, Finland, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom & Ireland and Zimbabwe represented on the the stand, World of DMCs Executive Director, Caroline Tapken, and Board Members will also be on hand to meet with prospective DMC members and answer questions about other destinations & members.

Join us on Stand N10 at IBTM World 2018 27 – 29 November 2018, and discover why working with a DMC when planning your group, incentive, meeting or conference is the best way forward.

CREATE YOUR OWN PERFUME AT “LE STUDIO DES FRAGRANCES” IN GRASSE.

Galimard recently opened the door to the Mysterious Art of Parfum. Experience the magic of the parfum creation with the experts. You have no doubt dreamed of the day you would find your own personal fragrance, one scent that is exclusively your signature brand. A scent uniquely “you “, one that will distinguish you and your personal style. You will discover the different base products and techniques combined to create your own personal fragrance using over 127 notes.
The experts will evaluate your unique olfactory sensitivities and explain the classifications of the large families of scents along with their typical components. Then, we’ll conclude by describing the basic principles of achieving a harmonious, round formula. You will take your creation home in a personalized perfume bottle with the name you have chosen for your design.

 

EGON SCHIELE AND JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT AT FOUNDATION LOUIS VUITTON, PARIS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The current exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation (From 3rd October 2018 till 14th January 2019) compares two of the most complex artistic personalities of the twentieth century: Egon Schiele (1890 – 1918) and Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988). Despite their profound differences, they both had a common revolutionary vision.  An original exhibition that opposes Basquiat’s underground culture, his skulls, almost demon like characters, his bright colours that alternate with dark shades and Schiele’s knobby bodies in unnatural and deformed positions. The exhibition brings together some 100 works – drawings, gouaches, and paintings – in the pool-level galleries (Gallery 1).

 

Wow your clients in Bangkok!

Refine Asiayour reliable partner for MICE in Southeast Asia is happy to introduce you to innovating meeting solutions, motivating team buildings, inspirational Incentive itineraries and spectacular gala dinner venues! “The Sky is the limit” does not only hold truth for Bangkok’s skyscrapers, but also for our ideas !

 

Bangkok is a city of superlatives in every sense and features an overwhelming mix of century old traditions and cultural highlights paired with state of art MICE facilities and unlimited entertainment options.

As chaotic it might appeal on the first glance, if you plan it the right way, a day in Thailand’s capital can become a truly enriching experience – both on a professional as well as on a personal level.

To keep the balance between work and leisure time, thought-provoking encounters and inspirational serenity as well as the old and the new face of the city is essential, and we are there to assist you to make the perfect choices considering the objectives and budget of your clients.

 

Let us WOW you with a perfect MICE day in Bangkok that could for example consist of the following elements:

 

  • Start the day with a leisurely breakfast meeting crusing the Chao Phraya River on the Manohra Cruise, followed by some workshop sessions (for example at the Avani Atrium) overlooking Bangkok’s Riverside.
  • Lunch can be provided either at the meeting venue or in one of Bangkok’s charming old River Houses.
  • Afterwards your team can engage in our “Cultural Trails Teambuilding Challenge” that emphasizes on Thailand’s wonderful and unique culture.
  • You will discover Bangkok from the shoes of the locals by fulfilling various challenges that go far beyond the usual sightseeing experiences. Each challenge is designed to allow you to gain insight and knowledge into Thailand’s traditions while still having maximum of fun.The single challenges can for example include: Thai dancing, Thai massage, Thai Cooking, Thai Boxing and much more, based on the participants profile.
  • When it’s time for your company to shine, Refine Asia can provide all the spectacle you need to set yourselves apart from your competitors. Your evening dinner event will sparkle against the gorgeous backdrop of Bangkok’s skyline in one of the best rooftop locations that the city has to offer and rest assured that your guests will leave the venue breathless.

 

For further information and customized MICE offers please contact our international sales team under sales@refineasia.com . We look forward to hearing from you!