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The Word by Ovation – June 2013

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After months of hard work I’m delighted to launch my brand spanking new website ( The website is, of course, merely a stepping stone to actually experiencing our destinations and meeting the personalities who ‘make it happen’ on the ground, but what an attractive and functional little stepping stone it is. Also this month, I’ve been checking in with our offices in Japan and Iceland whilst blogging my North American experiences and finding out Padraic Gilligan’s thoughts on Site’s 40th anniversary.  

                                              Ovation Bear


Courtesy of The J Team, Ovation’s Strategic Partner in Japan, win a ‘Japan Essentials Tour’. The prize includes 2 nights in a Tokyo 5* hotel, 2 nights in a Kyoto 5* hotel and a selection of sightseeing and cultural activities in each city.

CLICK HERE to enter via the Ovation Japan webpage.

Congratulations to Irina Trofimovskaya, winner of our April competition.

Ovation Infographic

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Jump into Japan

Whether your group are looking to experience a modern, youth-driven culture or take a more relaxed delve into 2,000 years of cultural history, Japan is a destination which delivers for all. Be it a team meeting under the bright lights of Tokyo or a gala dinner amongst the many World Heritage Sites in Kyoto, the options are limitless – so where do you start? With Ovation Japan’s infographic, of course! more>

Ovation Places

Harpa Convention Centre, Iceland

Iceland: the Northern light

Conveniently located between Europe and North America, Iceland has been a noted meeting destination ever since the Vikings organised their gathering known as Althingi, in the year 930. Reykjavík’s brand new Harpa Convention Centre is the latest addition to the meetings landscape in a destination blessed with incredible incentive activity options. Check out Ovation Iceland’s sample programmes for a more detailed look at what guests can experience. more>

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OB in the USA

OB in America

Ovation’s roving reporter has been travelling up the spine of the United States since we last checked in with him. Read his reports on Houston, Indianapolis and St. Louis on his dedicated blog. more>

Ovation News

new website homepage

Ovation launches new website

With a brief to create a site which communicates the global nature of Ovation’s services whilst conveying the personality and expertise within the group, Ovation Bear recently set about redesigning What do you think?

Ovation Blogger

Site Global

Strong as ever after 40 years

As Site (the Society of Incentive Travel Executives) celebrates its 40th anniversary, past president, Padraic Gilligan, was interviewed by the association to evaluate his experience as a member for over 20 years. more>

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