The 2010 edition of Beyond Borders included an article by Allison HallÂ – When to Book a “Floatel”.Â The story – about using cruise ships as floating hotels for major events – was posted yesterday on meetingsnet.com.
Here’s an excerpt from Allison’s article:
A floatel is what you use when you need a few thousand extra hotel rooms at your meeting destination. And Joyce Landry is the person you call to get it.
Landryâ€™s got a line on all the major cruise ships, many of which she has booked as floating hotels (that is, floatels) for major international conferences and sporting events. CEO of Landry & Kling, Miami, Landry adds that cruise ships donâ€™t just provide extra accommodations – they also offer supplemental meeting space.
To read the full article and find out how “floatels” provided infrastructure for the 2009 Summit of the Americas in Trinidad, go to www.meetingsnet.com.