MIAMI -- Landry & Kling, a firm here that specializes in
meetings at sea, launched an upgraded Web site designed for
With a new address at www.landrykling.com, the site includes a wide
range of educational tools.
"There was a need for a comprehensive Web site built with
planners' needs in mind," said Joyce Landry, co-president of the
Landry said a number of sites cover cruising and serve the group
market, but none is focused totally on corporate and incentive
The new 360-Degree Virtual Ship Tours program focuses on the
ships of 20 cruise lines, giving visitors to the site a panoramic
view of the ships' cabins, dining rooms, casinos and pool
In addition, the virtual tours feature uses a programming
language that eliminates the need for downloading special
The Tools for Planners section, which requires registration,
includes a cruise-planning checklist, sample day-by-day agendas and
a resort vs. cruise cost comparison.
Through Tools, planners also can learn about tax deductibility
(and e-mail for more detailed information); see which cruise ships
sail to what destinations, and find out about golf courses at
A section called About Business at Sea features such topics as
The Advantages of Cruises; How Cruise Meetings Differ From Other
Kinds of Meetings; Meeting Facilities, and Types of Business
Also included are sections on the company's cruise-management
services and "hot dates," featuring special deals.
About Business is an updated version of information provided
previously on the site.
The new site also features L&K's monthly newsletter,
Corporate Cruise News.
Through the site, planners can request a free copy of the
company's Business at Sea video and its Planner's Guide to Business
Another feature is ShipSelect, a free ship-search and
site-selection service, which also can be reached via another new
Web address, www.shipselect.com.
Planners type in their meeting requirements, and a staffer calls
back with two or three suggestions.
The new site also can be accessed through the company's former
Web address at www.corporatecruises.com.
Landry & Kling, formed in 1982, is a subsidiary of Travel
Services International Inc. and U.K.-based Airtours.
For details, contact Landry & Kling at (800) 448-9002; fax