GTAssociates – Destination Management Company Representation

What we do is quite straightforward – we source Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events, MICE business, within the UK by promoting our partner Destination Management Companies’, (DMCs), destinations along with their DMC services to UK Event organisers.

How we work is perhaps best summed by our business philosophy – GTA is  - Small Enough to Care: Professional Enough to Matter: Focused Enough to Deliver.

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India- Immense Inspiring Incredible: Tales From My Fam Day 1

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Overview

India: dazzles & delights; spoils & overwhelms all in a cacophony of sound & movement, colour and culture like no other.

This was my first Indian Fam and to fit in with a MICE Forum in Delhi- so it was The Golden Triangle in four days, sadly I could not make the first two days.

I found the expected and the unexpected.

The Taj Mahal was even more magnificent than any image can portray and the effect of walking through the approach entrance arch, with the sun rising, lifted the hair on the back of my head. Totally unexpected was walking into a hotel restaurant in Delhi and experiencing the same scalp tingle. You can find out which in a

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Check out Inspiring India & Superlative Sri Lanka!

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GTAssociates love India & Sri Lanka as a MICE Destinations. Why not check out the ideas below and see why your event, Tappas and India/Sri Lanka make for inspiring incentive travel

Delhi Delights, Agra Amazes and Jaipur joins up the remaining corner of the Golden Triangle. If you are going to spend 5 to 7 nights in this part of India these three cities are top of most all classic incentive travel lists. You could add a fourth – Varanasi

Tappas Voyages DMC have many ideas for those extras to make a difference and a few are in the attached programme. Another difference could be a CSR activity; Tappas would be delighted to tailor you your programme

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Check out Krakow & Warsaw – “Polished” Incentives!

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Warsaw is the „phoenix” of Europe, a city that has literally risen from ashes, completely destroyed during WWII and later meticulously rebuilt.

Warsaw is now one of the quirkiest capitals you could ever imagine.  This new cosmopolitan heart of Central Europe is a perfect symbol of history – through renaissance architecture, modernism, Soviet-era concrete to modern skyscrapers, the city has seen it all and is now the most architecturally diverse city in Europe.

Whether you’re looking for a party on the beach, great pub crawl, vodka tasting, historical sightseeing or a DJ party on the 40th floor of Marriott Hotel – it is all there for you!

Simply download the pdf file below to view Poland Concept DMC Incentive

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Why not step Innside……..

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I did, courtesy of Melia UK on a recent Fam trip.

I already knew Dusseldorf was the Mustard City, a Fashion & Media hot spot and that Mediahafen is “home” to some amazingly quirky architecture and that Dusseldorf boasts the “World’s Longest Bar”.

But….. there is more!

My first impression was Dusseldorf was too peaceful to be a thriving city with 650,000 residents. It felt more like I was in the countryside. The bird song in the park next to Melia Dusseldorf certainly enhanced that impression.

There was scarcely any traffic!! Where were the traffic jams, exhaust fumes and constantly moving air? The answer – Underground. The ultimate city by pass. Making Dusseldorf the 10-minute city.

This is great for event

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Deutschland: Destination Different – Lubeck

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Lubeck, a lovely river island medieval gem!

The entire Lubeck old city is deservedly a UNESCO Heritage Site.

In under one hour travel time from Hamburg, your delegate group can literally be transported back in time to visit the medieval gem that is Lubeck.

The old city is enclosed by the river Trave and this in turn connects to Ratzeburger Lake via the Wakenitz River. If you are holding a conference or incentive in Hamburg and looking for a team building day or incentive activity day Lubeck has a lot to offer.

A perfect city to explore in one day, from an early morning marzipan coffee to a myriad of hidden courtyards and alleyways (some just big

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Portugal is “BUZZing”

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Finally, and sadly, left the Portuguese sun and 30 plus degrees to return to a chilly UK.

Missing the lovely food …….so Altis Belem Hotel & Spa Lisbon “kindly” sent me the above tasty image of Tuna Belly Tartar from their Feitoria Michelin Star restaurant.

We found Portugal to be Buzzing; a hive of activity with new/recent properties, new owners, new ideas and great refurbishments …. with more to come.

Of course the biggest BUZZ in Portugal’s MICE scene remains Buzz DMC. Buzz also have their own new developments this year – launching a third office, in Madeira, and extending the Lisbon office later this year.

We were delighted with the quality of fine dining and delighted

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Madeira – Made for MICE

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Madeira has a charm that creates magical incentive travel memories.

From sea to beach and cosmopolitan Funchal to mountains waterfalls and forests Madeira packs amazing variety into a small island.

From sailing to canyoning and wine tasting, fine dining to luxurious spa relaxation, Madeira has activities to suit all tastes and budgets.

Add in a superb subtropical climate and year round warm seas and you have a destination made for MICE.

Our lovely DMC, Buzz Portugal have put together two offers just to give you a few ideas.

Simply download the PDF files below to view Buzz Portugal DMC’s special offers for Madeira

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE – Madeira, Funchal, Portugal

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Shed a new creative light on your next Swiss Incentive!

Lake Geneva, Switzerland

The Golden Rose, Locarno Film Festival, White Gold, Montreux International Jazz Festival, White Turf and lakes and mountains, castles, source of the Rhine, spectacular summer scenery – Switzerland So Suitable for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events in all seasons.

And of course, chocolate, watches, winter sports and that famous Swiss efficiency which means your Events in Switzerland run smoothly.

Is there more to Switzerland than you realise?!?

Geneva – International, sleek and modern with the old city a maze of sloping cobblestone streets and alleyways filled with cafes, boutiques and historical landmarks at every turn. A former Roman town the Roman marketplace is the oldest public square in Geneva and it buzzes with terraces, bistros and bars.

Switzerland Special Package 2016-2017

Shed a new creative light on your next Italian Incentive!

Tuscany Italy

Tuscany - A charmed land, equally blessed by the genius of man and nature, and often by the combined efforts of both.

Think about the landscape of the gentle and coloured hills, seen in so many movies or pictures.

Think about the fantastic Cultural towns such as Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca…

Think about the small villages such as San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Montepulciano…

Think about the geniuses who were born and lived here, such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

Think of the vineyards, The Chianti and the Brunello di Montalcino.

Here every inch of land has been sculpted, first by the elements and then by generations of inhabitants whose goals were always twofold: make the land produce as much as possible, make

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Be Motivated in Madeira!!

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Madeira is made for events, a green sub-tropical island still a little off most event organisers radar.

Discovered by accident six centuries ago Madeira was found to be such a green paradise early settlers named the first children born there Adam and Eve.

We spent a week in Madeira and loved it!!

Buzz Portugal have created three “experiences” to entice your next incentive to the Island. Click on read the rest to view!!

Even the high end budget at 1600.00 Euros per person will not break the bank.

If you would like more information on Madeira or for Buzz Portugal to “tailor make” you a programme,  contact Gill or Alan on info@gtassociatesdmcs.com or 01527 401625

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Indian Buttered Chicken Makhani – Priya’s Favourite Recipe!

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Some like it hot! Other like it cool!!

This tasty 1950’s Delhi restaurant’s creation sits in the middle. Of course if you prefer your Indian dishes hotter you can always add a little more ginger and chilli. 

Priya from Tappas Voyages says the original recipe below is perfect for her!!

Preparation Time: 26-30 minutes

Cooking time: 31-40 minutes

 Serve: 4

 Level of Cooking: Medium

Ingredients

·         Boneless chicken cut into 1½ inch pieces – 400 grams

·         Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

·         Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

·         Salt to taste

·         Butter 2 tablespoons

For marinade

·         Yogurt 1/2 cup

·         Ginger paste 2 teaspoons

·         Garlic paste 2 teaspoons

·         Kashmiri red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

·         Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

·         Salt to taste

·         Mustard oil 2 teaspoons

For the Makhani Gravy

·         Butter 2 tablespoons

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Kicking Back in Krakow

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“Krakow is one of my favorite places on earth. It is a medieval city full of young people. A wonderful, striking combination.” (Jonathan Carrol: USA Author)

Krakow is possibly the best place in Poland to party!! And for incentive travel groups there are a number of new boutique hotels that are in “historic” converted properties.

Krakow is many things to many people; from international students to millions of tourists to conference delegates, ICE Krakow Congress Centre and incentive travel visitors.

And to provide contrast to your city incentive stay check out Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains.

Poland shares Europe’s second biggest mountain range with other central European countries and Poland’s share has six peaks over 2,000 metres

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