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Welcome to The Destination Everywhere Podcast. Come along for an adventure in places to go and things to do, as we join hospitality, event and travel entrepreneurs Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth in search of your next group-travel or meeting destination

They’re checking in with celebrities in the know, hospitality experts, and native connoisseurs to discover must-dos, and inspirational opportunities to help plan your next meeting destination. Explore the world’s most unique and desirable hotels, exotic cuisine with top chefs, and experiences that represent our favorite travel and meeting destinations.

Andy and Todd are the founders of American Meetings, Inc. (AMI), a global meetings services firm that has led them to managing events all over the world. Whether you are planning your next business meeting or imagining a future getaway, come along to hear about the best places to stay and the most amazing adventures to have…through The Destination Everywhere Podcast.

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DE 47 | Best Airport Hotels
Best Airport Hotels That Are Taking-Off

Best Airport Hotels That Are Taking-Off

For convenience and ease of access, nothing beats a hotel at an airport. We take a look at some of the very best airport hotels. Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth shine a spotlight on several airport hotels that they feel are must-visits. Andy and Todd discuss Atlanta, Chicago, Orlando, Denver, and Boston, home to some of the best airport hotels in the US and talk about what makes these places great. Tune in and learn more about the best hotels to stay at when you’re on the go.

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DE 46 | Restaurants In Dallas
Top 5 Restaurants In Dallas For Offsite Dinners

Top 5 Restaurants In Dallas For Offsite Dinners

Dallas is definitely a foodie destination and one you shouldn’t miss out on. In today’s spotlight episode, Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth share their top 5 favorite restaurants in Dallas for offsite dinners perfect for your next group incentive travel! From classic fried chicken to sushi, they’ve got you covered. Dallas’ cosmopolitan developments only expanded its culinary offerings, making it a great place to explore fun cuisine even during a business trip. If you’re ever in the area and don’t know where to start your food adventure, this is the episode for you!

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Unique Venues For Unforgettable Experiences

Unique Venues For Unforgettable Experiences

It is quite difficult to organize a corporate event, and it is even more difficult to make it an unforgettable experience for the attendees. Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth delve into several unique venues, some ignored by most event planners, that can help elevate the feel and impact of any business gathering. They also talk about the many benefits these venues can offer, especially in lowering expenses and delivering that wow factor every guest will truly appreciate.

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DE 39 | National Sales Meeting
Favorite U.S. Hotels For A National Sales Meeting

Favorite U.S. Hotels For A National Sales Meeting

Holding a National Sales Meeting is indeed a significant corporate event. But since it attracts a huge number of attendees, one needs a suitable place to accommodate them comfortably. Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth go over the entire United States to share nine hotels they believe are most convenient for such an important business gathering. From the most exquisite establishment within their backyard of Miami all the way to Las Vegas, they talk about each hotel’s exquisite facilities everyone should take note of.

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DE 38 | Corporate Destination
Four Tips For Choosing Your Next Corporate Meeting Destination

Four Tips For Choosing Your Next Corporate Meeting Destination

Choosing the right corporate destination contributes a lot in having a successful - and memorable - business trip or event. But it is more than just choosing a lovely place and going there. Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth share their most important tips when picking event destinations for a corporate purpose. Looking into their own experiences, the two break down how to make meetings and events as organized as they can be by learning the proper way of determining the most suitable place out there.

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Luxury Hotels In Portugal With The Penha Longa Resort, A Ritz Carlton Property With Liliana Pinheiro And Diogo Rebelo

Luxury Hotels In Portugal With The Penha Longa Resort, A Ritz Carlton Property With Liliana Pinheiro And Diogo Rebelo

Those having a business trip to Portugal must consider the Penha Longa Resort for their accommodations. As a Ritz Carlton property, high-quality service is always expected there, no matter how big your group is. Joining Todd Bludworth are Penha Longa's Director of Group Sales, Liliana Pinheiro, and its Senior Catering Manager, Diogo Rebelo Rodrigues. Together, they enumerate the resort's most sophisticated features that combine classic architecture, history, and natural environment. They also discuss the most exciting getaways beyond Penha Longa itself, from various water activities to authentic Portuguese marketplaces.

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DE 45 Simon Gilkes | Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Hong Kong

The bustling city of Hong Kong is not only a famed tourist location, but it also boasts a bustling business sector. In this episode of Destination Anywhere, your hosts Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth take you to Hong Kong to showcase its endless charms for business and event travel. They are joined by James LaValle, Manager of Conventions, Exhibitions, and Corporate Events for the Hong Kong Tourism Board, and Simon Gilkes, Director of Sales and Marketing for Rosewood Hotels Hong Kong. They discuss the numerous destination spots ideal for exploration on your next business travel. They also enumerate the wide array of activities they offer for group incentive travels. Get to know the multicultural global hotspot and what else you can look forward to in Hong Kong.

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DE 44 | Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Did you know you can have a unique cultural experience and immerse yourself in a beautiful tropical setting without leaving United States territory? Puerto Rico is the hidden gem for convenient yet amazing business travels. Join your hosts Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth as they share ideal destinations for your next meeting and event travel. With them today are Wesley Elizabeth Cullen, General Manager at Casa BACARDÍ, and Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico, to discuss the scenic views and immersive experiences you can enjoy minus the hassle of passports, currency exchange, and translators. From the rich history and the creation of rum to water sports and food stalls, get to know the diverse activities and destination favorites you can offer your next group incentive travel.

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DE 33 | Phoenix And Scottsdale Hotels
Top 7 Hotels In Phoenix And Scottsdale

Top 7 Hotels In Phoenix And Scottsdale

With its beautiful landscape and desert terrain, Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona is sure to welcome you with year-round sunshine and warmth. On today’s show, Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth share why Phoenix and Scottsdale should be on top of your list. And if you need help selecting the right hotel for the occasion, listen in as they go through their list of the top 7 hotels worth staying in.

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DE 37 | New Hotels
What’s New With Hotels

What’s New With Hotels

What are the new and exciting hotels around the world you can check out for your next meeting destination? The show’s guest today is Michael Dominguez, President and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). In this episode, Mike gives quick updates about protocols and new technologies you should know when staying at hotels. You’ll also receive restaurant recommendations you definitely want to try out when you visit their place! If you’re looking for a place for your next business travel, this episode is for you. Don’t miss out!

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DE 42 | Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

For those who want to immerse their business travel into colorful dances, historic culture, and exquisite wine, there’s no better place than the Paris of South America: Buenos Aires. Emmy-winning host and dancer Mickela Mallozzi shares her experiences with milonga, which is more about connecting with people than just dancing tango. Meanwhile, Juan Melo Pacheco explores the Argentinian hospitality they take pride in at The Faena Hotel, making it an excellent event destination for any purpose. For their destination favorites, Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth look at everything Buenos Aires has to offer by going beyond the wine tastings and tango dancing.

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DE 33| Incentive Trips
6 Destinations For A Company Incentive Trip

6 Destinations For A Company Incentive Trip

Choosing destinations for incentive trips are our specialty. From wine tours in Napa Valley, to hiking Machu Picchu, here is our guide to the top incentive travel destinations. Join in as we rave about six wonderful destinations you’d want to consider for your next company incentive trip. The key to having a successful company trip is proper planning to ensure comfortable accommodations for your members. Don’t miss out on these must-visit destinations! 

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