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Meeting Travel: What’s Important to You and Your Team?

by Robert 24. October 2014

When it comes to meeting travel, what’s important to you? Based on the results of a July 2014 poll conducted by Meetings & Conventions magazine, business travel planners’ answers are likely to run the gamut. One of the things that many seem to look for in an air travel experience is the opportunity to catch up on their reading. They also apparently favor in-flight opportunities to watch movies, catch a few ZZZZs and finish up some office work. So what about you and your corporate warriors? Do you crave the same?

At Miami Air International, we’ve been assisting planners with charter flights to meeting travel destinations since the summer of 1990. And today, we consistently beat out every other U.S. carrier when it comes to landing at the most airfields per year. Thus, we know that meeting planners and business travelers are a diverse lot. That’s partially why our private charters are as unique and flexible as they people that reserve them.

Our luxurious fleet of planes is well equipped to accommodate avid readers, movie lovers and those that just want to stretch out and snooze. We’ve also got electrical outlets and spacious tables available for those that may want to bust out the laptops and tie up a few loose ends. But that’s far from the end of it. Our meeting travel services include opportunities for socializing at planeside or gate receptions, dining on gourmet foods and spoiling road warriors mercilessly.

How do we spoil them? In some situations, it involves resort check-in, departure gifts, branded souvenirs and personalized amenity kits. In others, we offer resource saving services like no cancellation guarantees, free baggage handling, complimentary name changes and the opportunity to hold a plane when needed. To learn more about those services and what else we can do to make meeting travel one of the best work experiences imaginable, please contact us.

Motivation Charters to Alaska: A Wild Approach to Team Building

by Robert 22. October 2014

We’ve all heard about those team building day trips and seminars that fall flat. They’re usually predictable and involve exercises no one wants to participate in. Well, what if we told you that there is a better way? It involves booking motivation charters to an area beyond the Lower 48. Yes, we are talking about our country’s 49th state, Alaska.

Start your team’s motivational charter with a walk through a Threshold to Adventure entrance way as well as present them with a souvenir boarding card, outbound amenity kit and pre-departure newsletter. They can check-in as many bags as needed before boarding a comfortable charter plane that will whisk them off to Alaska for a wild week of team building.

While in flight, why not make arrangements to serve them some of The Last Frontier’s signature foods, like salmon, king crab, wild game meats and top-shelf fruit wines? And consider showing films set in Alaska too. Examples include Mystery Alaska (1999), White Fang (1991), Klondike Fever (1980), The Big White (2005) and Ice Bears of the Beaufort (2009).

Once your team touches ground in Alaska, let them enjoy a welcome reception before heading off to a wilderness lodge for dinner and a good night’s rest. Many of the lodges offer complete packages that include activities like fly-in bear viewing, fishing excursions, zip lining, whale watching, kayaking and skiing. There’s also dog sledding on offer. That would certainly make for an unforgettable team building experience.

Dog sledding tours are offered throughout the state and they vary quite a bit from provider to provider. For example, some last only an hour or two and others involve overnight excursions. The overnight excursions are fun because many tour guides include survival training in their programs, which will certainly make your team think on their feet. They’ll also learn about how the dogs and mushers rely on each other to get safely through the backcountry’s unforgiving terrain.

To learn more about booking motivation charters to Alaska and other exciting, team building destinations, please contact us.

Charter Flights to Dallas, Texas, and Celebrate Christmas as a Group

by Robert 22. October 2014

Christmas is a big event in Dallas, Texas. The festivities typically get started as early as mid November and run through the first few days of January. So if you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate as a large group, why not charter flights to the Longhorn State? Here’s a holiday stocking size look at some of the goodies waiting to be unwrapped in Dallas:

Hotel/Resort Holiday Displays
Many of the area’s lodging establishments create incredible holiday displays but perhaps none is more anticipated by the locals than the one you’ll find at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. It’s situated less than a 30-minutes’ drive away from Dallas, in Grapevine. There’s no arguing that when it comes to creating holiday magic, these display organizers clearly believe in going big. It consists of 12 snow tubing lanes, live ice carving demonstrations, visits from traditional Christmas characters plus more than one million lights. And that’s not even counting the ornaments, garland, charming sculptures and more.

Chi Omega Christmas Market
If chartering flights to Dallas and seeing the area hotels’ extravagant displays don’t leave you humming holiday tunes, just wait. The Annual Chi Omega Christmas Market in Dallas will clearly have your group channeling their inner Mormon Tabernacle Choir or Mannheim Steamroller in record time. It’s a fabulous, festive, friendly place to get a little shopping in before the day. And the fact that a percentage of your group's purchases will go towards Dallas based charities is sure to spark some holiday goodwill among your travel buddies too. This year, it’s set to kickoff on November 19th and last for four days.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
After exploring the market, tell you group to keep their snow boot laces tied up tight. There is still plenty of festive ground to cover at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Their staff always builds some of the most beautiful, Victorian area decorations in all of Texas. In addition, the experience also features live musical entertainment, costumed characters and holiday goodies. The displays are slated to be up and ready for viewing from November 16th until early January.

Christmas Tours for Foodies
If all of that walking has your group craving sugar cookies and chocolate Santas, one of the area’s Christmas tours for foodies should do the trick. There is even one tour available that’s dedicated to chocolate, wine and holiday lights. It’s run by the group, Dallas by Chocolate, on different days throughout November and December. And some of their tours include opportunities to enjoy holiday music too.

Those are just some of the many different Christmas themed activities that await groups who charter flights to Dallas, Texas. To learn more about reserving a private plane and touching down amidst all of the happy, holiday action, please contact us. We offer various size groups access to both domestic and international charter flights year round.