C&I Newsletter, June 2015

Planning next event? Why not come to Russia? Apart from fantastic cultural heritage the country can offer relaxing possibilities as well as variety of team-building activities. And Moscow that previoulsy was one of world's most expensive cities, offers very affordable rates for accommodaiton/meals and other services.

Helen Isaeva

New Teambuilding Possibilities

The term "Teambuilding" gained such popularity nowadays that it became considered as an integral part of a company's sucess.

We are glad to present new professional teambuilding possibilities for our incentive clients. The variety of programmes will allow you to find the best possible match for your client's needs and goals. Different programmes develop such key business benefits as networking skills, strategic planning, customer relationship, brand awareness, creative thinking, corportae responsibility, practical leadership, motivation, team dynamics, project management, inspiration, idea generation, time management and a lot of fun! Below we draw your attention to some of them.

The Big Picture: designers collaborate with the client to create a stunning image that reflects the client's corporate identity, values and key messages. On the set day the teams, armed with brushes and paints will create the masterpiece in truly epic proportions. All they need is the 'Big Picture' approach!

Chain Reaction: is the ultimate team building event requiring proficient project management skills to design and build an intricate sequence of reactions. These ultimately lead to an exciting finale where all the creations are joined together to achieve a spectacular common goal.

Corporate Body Building: this activity creates a company logo, launches a product or deliver a message on a massive scale. By working together and getting everyone in the right place at the right time, Corporate Body Building proves that a company really is made of its people!

Making the News: for two to three hours teams will create front page news with a team building challenge that goes beyond the headlines and gets to the real story of the client's conference messages.

Moscow City
Literary Tour. Melihovo, the estate of Chechov.
Hilton Moscow Marina Hotel 4*

Hot News

During the past several years Moscow had gained a reputation of a very expensive city. This year, due to fluctuations of the local currency, Moscow left the list of 10 most expensive cities created by Mercer Human Resource Consulting (MHRC). This year Moscow took the 51st place in the list, which means that the same budget as for the last year now will let you afford much more! Isn't it exciting?!

New highway M-11 from Moscow to St. Petersburg is currently under construction. M-11 will run parallel to M-10, which will allow to transfer traffic flow from М-10 to M-11 and vice versa and reach the destination much faster. The new highway will cross Moscow, Tver, Novgorod and Leningrad regions bypassing all residential areas.

2015 is a "Year of Literature" in Russia and many thematic events are being carried out all over the country. The major event of the year is festival "Books of Russia" which will take place on June 25-28 on the Red Square in Moscow. It will present the literature highlights of Russia. Visitors will have a chance not only to participate in activities but also purchase books. Especially for literature lovers we have a themed "Literary Tour" which will lead you to the deapth of Russian literature traditions and evolution through the ages.

Russia will open official tourist representative offices in foreign countries in order to provide tourist support and promote the destination. According to the plan 10 offices should be opened. This year rep offices will appear in China, Germany and Italy. Let us remind you that now it is a high season for Russia's seaside resorts. Of course Sochi boasts the best infrastructure which was developed for Olympics 2014. You are more than welcom to come and set your own opinion about it!

Doubletree by Hilton Moscow Marina Hotel 4*

We are glad to introduce another property in Moscow, perfect for business travel and MICE events. DoubleTree by Hilton Moscow Marina Hotel 4* is conveniently located on the main Moscow highway - Leningradskoe shosse - leading from Sheremetyevo Airport to the Red Square & Kremlin. The hotel has a peaceful location on the bank of the Moscow River, close to Royal Yacht Club, and major business and entertainment centers of the northwest part of the city. DoubleTree by Hilton Moscow Marina 4* has 270 modern guest rooms, including 23 Deluxe rooms, 24 Executive rooms, 10 Suites and 1 Presidential Suite. The hotel offers a full range of high quality hospitality services including a free mini-bar in each room, a free transfer to Belorusskaya metro station, a bar, a fine cuisine restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, a 24-hour business center and concierge services. Executive lounge with a stunning view of the Moscow river will allow guests to relax at the end of the day with a glass of fine wine and a friendly conversation. ArtЯшок restaurant offers Russian and European cuisines with a signature steak menu. A cosy lobby bar with an open fireplace will treat its guests with a wide choice of drinks and cocktails. Onsite Chavana SPA with Balinese therapists offer all kinds of excuisite relaxation treatments. Besides there is a 24-hour fitness center, indoor swimming pool, hammam, Finnish sauna and beauty salon. As always, Travel Russia is ready to offer the best available exclusive prices for this property.