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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 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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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

The Caribbean is home to many outstanding incentive spots and luxury resorts, but very few are as prestigious as La Romana’s first private resort, the Casa De Campo Resort & Villas. Whether you’re into golf, adventure treks, scuba diving, all-night parties or simply enjoying the peace and quiet of a private island, this resort in the Dominican Republic has got it all for you. Join our hosts Andy McNeill & Todd Bludworth as they talk to Jason Kycek, the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Casa De Campo about what makes his resort so great. Jason delves into the many amenities and activities found on the resort, as well as giving us a look at the resort’s best-kept secrets. If you are looking for a Caribbean destination, then this episode is a must-catch.

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DE 35 | Rural Destinations
How To Have An Incredible Experience When Choosing Rural Destinations

How To Have An Incredible Experience When Choosing Rural Destinations

Andy McNeill talks with Adam Stoker, the President and CEO of Relic, an advertising agency that specializes in the tourism industry, about rural destinations and why companies should consider going to these places rather than conventional destinations. Adam tells Andy that one of the unique things about rural destinations is the ability to offer a more unique experience than major destinations, making meeting and event travel a more memorable experience for the team. He mentions that rural destinations have Convention and Visitors Bureaus and Destination Marketing Organizations that work together to promote these locations to bring in events and continue to generate visitation.

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DE 36 | José Avillez
Lisbon

Lisbon

A city steeped in the Mediterranean Sun, history, and full of great culinary traditions, Lisbon is today’s destination. Join our hosts, Andy McNeill & Todd Bludworth as they explore the city for the best restaurants. Bringing two prominent people of the city, they talk to Michelin Star winning chef José Avillez and the General Manager of the iconic hotel Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa, Miguel Garcia. José shares his views about the best restaurants in Lisbon, the culinary traditions of Portugal, and his venue, Barrio do Avillez. Miguel then lets us in on his experiences running the most iconic 5-star hotel, what sets apart the Tivoli from others, and what he thinks are the must-dos in the city. Take a trip to Lisbon as you join today’s episode.

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DE 33| Incentive Trips
Top 6 Hotels In Philadelphia

Top 6 Hotels In Philadelphia

Planning a meeting in Philadelphia is easy when local hotels are historic, award-winning, and offer luxury amenities. From short walks to the Liberty Bell to dinner with panoramic city views, here are our top hotels in Philadelphia. Fall in love with history in this mesmerizing city while enjoying top-notch cuisine from the best restaurants. Leisure travelers and people working on official business will find great lodging in these most exquisite amenities. 

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DE 31 | Palm Beach
Palm Beach: LPGA Golf Meets the Iconic History of The Breakers Resort

Palm Beach: LPGA Golf Meets the Iconic History of The Breakers Resort

Michelle McGann, professional golfer and Palm Beach local, shares her favorite golf courses and places to shop. Plus, we sit down with The Breakers’  Senior Vice President of Sales, Jim Mostad, who joins us to break down the hotel's greatest offers and amenities, which led to the rise of Palm Beach becoming America’s first resort destination. As in all of our destination discoveries, we talk about the most exciting local festivities to attend, the most popular destinations to visit, and the unique recreational activities to try in and around Palm Beach. As America's first resort destination, Palm Beach is truly a sight to behold and a place full of exciting things to do with your group or travel partners.

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DE 30 | New Delhi
New Delhi and Northern India

New Delhi and Northern India

Looking forward to New Delhi and Northern India as exciting destinations for future meeting adventures, our guests today will provide the ultimate India travel guide from the “Yoga Capital of the World “to the Taj Mahal. Join us in our discussion with Anupam Dasgupta to highlight the exquisite cuisine and elegant facilities of luxury hotels in New Delhi as the General Manager of The Leela Palace.

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DE 27 | Dubai
Dubai

Dubai

Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure? When you are in Dubai, you can have the best of both worlds. In this episode, Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth dive deep into the Jewel of the Middle East, Dubai! They are joined by TV Host, Ryan Pyle, who will explore with us why this city of gold is the top business hub, charting with us its dynamic growth over the last few decades. He takes us to some of the great hotels and destinations that are fit for meetings, events, and, of course, travel!

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