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The Word by Ovation – December 2012

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In this edition…

I’ve enlisted Aoife to help you enjoy a healthy yet indulgent festive season while Padraic reports from the FICP Conference in LA. My colleagues in Serbia created an infographic to share some of their destination secrets and the sample programmes from Ovation Ecuador will warm the cockles of your heart. Happy holidays!

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competition time


Courtesy of DMC Vekol, Ovation’s Strategic Partner in Serbia, win a 2 night stay with breakfast and unlimited spa facility use in Belgrade’s 5* Metropol Palace, A Luxury Collection Hotel. For your chance to win, simply ‘like’ Ovation’s Facebook page or follow Ovation Bear on Twitter.

Congratulations to Jon Bradshaw, winner of our October competition.

Ovation Infographic


Serbia for meetings and events?

If you’re organising a two day meeting, an association conference or an incentive programme, Serbia has the capabilities to deliver a memorable destination experience. Boasting 42 museums, 67 art galleries, 26 theatres, a vibrant café society and lively nightlife, Belgrade is fast becoming Europe’s New Capital of Cool. A 60 minute transfer away, Novi Sad (pictured above) provides a tranquil escape for your guests. more>

Ovation Places

Get educated in Ecuador

In 1835 Charles Darwin’s travels to Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands inspired him to publish his theory of evolution, a philosophy which changed the way we think today. 177 years later this equator-straddling destination remains a source of immense inspiration and motivation for guests, groups in particular, seeking to re-energise their way of thinking. Check out our sample programmes to see how Ovation Ecuador can make it happen. more>

Ovation Wellness

Calorie-counting cookbooks

With all the festive indulgence coming your way, wouldn’t it be nice to prepare your favourite treats in the most wholesome way? Aoife Delaney has three cookbooks to help you. more>

Ovation News

North America news

With 50+ locations, The DMC Network LLC has a finger on the pulse of the North American meetings industry. Their December newsletter, ‘The Networks,’ is out now. more>

Ovation Blogger

Padraic Gilligan blog

@padraicino at FICP

Padraic Gilligan recently attended his 7th Annual Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP) Conference in Los Angeles and blogged his way through the four-day event for us. more>

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