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Success B o n V oyag e Ocean Jaunt They’re calling it “The Bachelor Yacht” — the new Pershing 74’, a stellar release from Ferretti Group that combines an exciting ride with a luxurious on-board living experience. The boat boasts a more slender, sleek profile than its 72’ predecessor with larger glass windows and a longer superstructure. Favorite features include the sundeck, accessible by an electro-hydraulic operated carbon staircase, and the elegantly finished main and lower-level living spaces with room for 6-7 guests. It’s the perfect boat for a party or for simply enjoying the freedom of the open water; Pershing-Yacht.com. Family Affair Just a 2-hour drive from home, both children and adults alike will love Club Med Sandpiper Bay, an all-inclusive escape packed with programs and activities ideal for active families. The 216-acre property includes 2 restaurants, 4 swimming pools, a splash park, art center, lounge for juniors and a host of things to do — from paddle boarding to flying trapeze experiences. Club Med Sandpiper is also home to the first L’Occitane Spa in the U.S., and now kids under 4 stay free; 800. CLUBMED, SandpiperBay.ClubMed.US. Modern Travel Despite opening up a new level of efficiency, there are still many things that the internet and mobile apps cannot account for no matter how many options they include when booking a travel package online — a particular issue for business travel where ticket changes, complex itineraries, and last-minute traveler needs require real interaction. Regardless of the technology you have access to, a travel management company must understand the time needed to maximize your travel dollar is precious. The next generation of travel management is about providing the right technology infrastructure and balancing both automation and decades of experience in the industry. One example would be helping establish incentive programs for your team that reinforces your company’s policies and culture. Many agencies are using technology as a replacement for services they provided in the past when the reality is that there needs to be both technology and a live agent available at all times. Brickell Travel Management provides a model that emphasizes this balance and holds a genuine stake in the success of your company’s travel program. Make sure when you’re in the market for a travel management company that they are just as interested in your success as you are and don’t supplement your personalized needs with a machine. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jason McNee is a Marketing Manager with Brickell Travel Management who continuously makes sure that his clients get the most our of each travel experience; 305.856.8889, BrickellTravel.com. Travel Tidbits When looking for fun facts from around the world, the list is endless. Here are a few things we’ve come across recently you might find interesting. 32 Sheep Town Wet & Wild So Diverse The Falkland Islands have the unique honor of having 350 sheep per person. Not a difficult task given that there are only about 3,000 people. That brings the total of sheep to about 500,000. It’s no wonder wool is one of the area’s biggest exports! Almost 60% of the world’s lakes are found within Canada’s borders, encompassing over 3 million lakes. Roughly 9% of Canadian Territory is comprised of fresh water used for everything from fishing to swimming, canoeing and ice skating. When it comes to culture, race, economy, climate, language and religion, India is considered one of the most diverse countries in the world representing more than 1.2 billion people who speak an estimated 10,000 different languages and dialects.