Have you ever planned or dreamed about planning an International event?
Where there are so many activities to plan outside the event itself – so many that you can’t wrap your head around how to plan it all and keep everyone happy?
Planning International events is one of my favorite things to do because I love working with cultural differences, the added logistics and the excitement of the entire group arriving at the same time to enjoy the view from a spectacular hotel.
Planning An International Event
On today’s episode of EventPlanning BlueprintTV, Alicia Brathwaite, from NexGen Consulting, shares what to consider when planning activities for the whole group, why it’s important to work with a DMC (Destination Management Co) before you get to your destination, and what logistics to consider when planning for your group.
Now I’d love to hear from you. Have you ever planned or been to an event in the Caribbean? If so, which island? And, where do you want to plan an International event? Share your comments below and feel free to share this with other event planners that plan International events. Have a fantastic week!
I have never been to the Caribbean, but I sure would love to attend any event that would give me an excuse to take a cruise or stay in one of those beautiful resorts in Barbados. I bet it is not too difficult to get people to attend an event in one of those world class hotel casinos like the Atlantis resort. I would love to visit any of those exotic destinations some time soon.
Back in 2012, Trinidad and Jamaica are both celebrated the 50th anniversary of their independence that summer and, in the USA, there is the annual National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Celebratory dates like these create many opportunities and concept ideas for event planners. Even though it may seem easier for event planners who specialize in the Caribbean, I’m sure they too have their share of challenges, just like any other person in this business.
Having a series of international events on your resume can only help you promote your business. There is a certain amount of glamour that comes with organizing and hosting an event in the Caribbean. Plus, it is probably a bit easier to convince people to attend. I mean, who wouldn’t want to have a perfectly legitimate excuse to take a vacation to a beautiful, tropical paradise and gaming resort.
I have been looking to host a party this summer. I know I will need some ideas for a theme and for decorations. I think it would be a great idea to celebrate the beautiful weather and the sunshine by hosting a Caribbean themed party. The most important thing for a Caribbean themed event is to have the right colors. I’ll need bright and colorful streamers, balloons, plates, napkins, utensils, etc. Pinks and oranges are a must have, but I’d consider including yellow, purple, turquoise or teal as well.
Caribbean themed nights are a fantastic fun way for you and your guests to relax. I like the versatility you can have when you organize a Caribbean event. Every Caribbean theme party and theme night can be completely different and can be tailored to your requirements and the venue where the Caribbean themed night will be taking place. Things like a Tiki bar, Island Entrance, Peep boards, Giant Clam, Treasure Chest. The possibilities seem endless.