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Travel After Lockdown - Part two - Amsterdam

Since “lockdown” was eased, as a travel incentive provider, we have been really keen to find out how well hotels, airlines etc. have adapted so they can welcome us back safely. It’s hugely important for us to be able to reassure clients and prize winners about their forthcoming experiences.

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Travel After Lockdown – part one – Luton Hoo

Since “lockdown” was eased, as a travel incentive provider, we have been desperate to find out how hotels, airlines etc. have adapted so they can welcome us back safely. It’s hugely important for us to be able to talk to clients and prize winners about their forthcoming experiences with confidence.

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Travel Update – quarantine, air bridges and the return of summer holidays

The government has confirmed it will relax quarantine measures on July 10 and remove its blanket advice against all non-essential travel from this Saturday.

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Our Prizes Just Got Even More Flexible

For a competition to engage and excite, entrants have to have absolute confidence in that activity. In these uncertain times, it’s understandable that some winners might feel less assured than normal.

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Our fave hotels – Number five – Vicky

Next up – Vicky.  Vicky’s been in the industry for over 15 years and is Director of Operations. Her vast experience is unrivalled, so take a look at her top tips below.

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The extraordinary benefit of delivering a positive prize experience

‘I’ve never won anything before’, is one of the most commonly exclaimed sentences from prize winners!

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Travel Incentives & Prizes: What makes them so effective…

In this piece we talk about why travel incentives and prizes are good for consumer facing, and trade incentives – we hope you find it useful.

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Out now: Travel trends from ABTA

Being members of ABTA and holding an ATOL licence means we have access to some fantastic research and insight that can be applied to travel incentives and prizes.

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Our fave hotels – Number four – Dawn Dean!

Next up – Dawn.  Dawn’s been in the industry for over 10 years and is one of our travel prize specialists, with a particular focus on film, TV and media clients.  Dawn’s favourite hotel is the Taj Exotica Maldives.

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We won at the IPM COGS 2017 – find out how here…

Friday 22nd September saw the IPM COGS Awards come to life at the Renaissance St Pancras, a swanky spot in which to award suppliers of the promotional marketing industry.

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Our fave hotels: Number three, Victoria

Victoria’s up next – Victoria is part of our travel team and keeps our lovely winners happy, ensuring all arrangements run like clockwork – efficiency should be her middle!

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Our fave hotels: Number two with Emma

Our next contributor is Emma Bradshaw. Emma’s been in the industry for 12 years so knows a little bit about lovely hotels all over the globe.

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Our fave hotels: Gemma’s up for number one

We thought it would be a nice idea to share some of our favourite hotels.  First up’s Gemma who has chosen the rather splendid Peninsula in Hong Kong, read why below.

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Winter Wonderlands…

Right here we go, we won’t talk about the festive season too much as it’s only September and we are still eeking out summer.  However below are some top tips for winter prizes and incentives.

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Don’t let your audience feel the pinch!

Right here we go, we won’t talk about the festive season too much as it’s only September and we are still eeking out summer.  However below are some top tips for winter prizes and incentives.

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Say hello to Dawn…

We are delighted to have Dawn Dean on board.  She joined the ever growing Cloud Nine team at the start of June, and will create wonderful holiday prizes and travel incentives.

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Cloud Nine bowling queen 2017

After a hard fought fight on the alley, and fuelled by a large quantity of Turkish Meze, Emma ‘Backspin’ Bradshaw reigned supreme at the annual Cloud Nine bowling tournament!

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Wini Eggs – Rio De Janeiro

When Mondelez wanted to promote their partnership with the British Paralympic Association’s at Rio 2016, they called upon Cloud Nine to create some aspirational family prizes to the host nation of the 2016 Olympic Games – Brazil.

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Sauna in the sky

Fancy a sauna with a difference to warm up this winter, well the kings of the Sauna, Finland, have this rather unique solution.

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Cloud Nine asset management!

As you know we specialise in beautiful bespoke travel prizes that get everyone very excited.

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Business or first (or neither?), that is the question…

Whilst we would all love to travel Business or First Class, that isn’t always feasible – mainly because it can cost a small fortune (although we can of course get some great deals).

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Win an American themed ‘candy’ hamper…

So there’s a new US President in the White House. Happy, unhappy, indifferent or mystified we thought we would recognise the historic event by giving away 10 American Themed Sweet Hampers.

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ABTA’s travel trend report for 2016 is now out!!

Being members of ABTA not only means we protect your winners, it also helps us understand what’s hot and what’s not, and what works best for brands and clients.

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Say hello to Sam…

Sam joined the team in October.  He’s our Client Services Director and was brought on board to ensure that existing clients receive the level of service they have been accustomed to, and to grow the business across different sectors.

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An award for innovation – travel and technology

Whilst we couldn’t make the COGS Awards this year due to work commitments despite having our jets booked thanks to the Jettly websites online booking service, people who will remain nameless cycling across France

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Say hello to Gemma…

Gemma joined the team back in June, she’s worked in travel for years and is a real expert on Asia and Australia.

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Stunning Singapore

Singapore really is the City that has everything, Chic modern hotels, beautiful architecture, world renowned events, even the beach hotels on Sentosa are a short drive away.

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On yer bike…

One of our Directors, Michael is saddling up this September to embark on an epic 800 miles cycle ride from Paris to Nice.  The ride which is in aid of local charity Willen Hospice, aims to raise £100,000 and help continue the invaluable work they carry out.

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Volvo Defectors Campaign – Which Way do you roll…

When Volvo wanted a unique prize to Sweden, we came up with an incredible itinerary – here’s some feedback from the winner…

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We’ve Moved!

For city, country, culture and more, Bristol has all of the benefits of London as well as a few of its own

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Up on Cloud Nine for Macmillan Cancer Support

At Cloud Nine Incentives we are usually the ones thrilling people, however on this occasion, our very lovely SAM will be the thrill seeker, or possibly the terrified one!

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Robinson Crusoe Incentives

If you need an incentive or prize that exudes style, relaxation and luxury, or if you want to transport your audience to a Robinson Crusoe style hideaway, with exotic seclusion, the ultimate in lazy luxury...

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Arabian adventures safer with Percocet

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are fast becoming the places to be seen.  Diverse, exciting and mystical, both destinations offer something unique which is simply perfect for incentives and prizes.

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Vote for us for the 2013 COGS!

It’s that time of year again when the COGS Awards are upon us.  Run by the IPM, the COGS highlight the hard work of the service partners behind the wonderful campaign you guys create.

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Prize Fulfilment – Let us love your winners

We have a team that spend the majority of their day getting in touch with competition and incentive winners.  It’s a real perk of the job , and the department that the majority want to work in – talking to happy people all day long.

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Room with a view

It’s always nice to hear back from our prize winners, no matter where they have travelled to, or what prize they have enjoyed.  Courtesy of Nestle Purina, this lucky winner had a fantastic weekend in Rome…

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