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A Look Into MMI History: Morris Air

Over the course of our history, our Company has welcomed several new Family Members, with AirTran Airways being the most recent.  In 1994, a similar integration took place when Morris Air of Salt Lake City became part of the Southwest system.  With the addition of Morris Air, Southwest was able to enter 20 new markets in seven states.  This represented the largest growth of its kind in our Company’s 22-year history. Morris Air originally started as a charter airline in…

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Royal Caribbean awards MMI with Incentive Partner of the Year

Royal Caribbean International kicked off the New Year by honoring Morris Meetings and Incentives with its Corporate Incentive Partner of the Year award. Commending unwavering loyalty and commitment to the global cruise brand, Royal Caribbean recognized their partnership with MMI for the second time in only five years, out preforming every other Corporate Incentive company in the nation. “2016 was a standout year, and that has everything to do with our travel partners and their incredible dedication to planning unforgettable…

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Carnival Cruise honors MMI with Outstanding Incentive Sales Partner Award

Carnival Cruise Lines has honored Morris Meetings and Incentives with their Outstanding Incentive Sales Partner Award for 2016. Beating out numerous incentive companies from across the nation, MMI was selected by Carnival based on their outstanding sales effectiveness, innovative marketing techniques, brand advocacy, and demonstrated leadership in incentive travel. MMI was invited to Carnival’s “Excellence Awards” in Miami Beach to accept the honor. Those attending on MMI’s behalf were David Simmons, owner and chairman and also Corey Crowell, Director of…

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Lesser Known Travel Services

Sometime ago we posted a blog discussing how to best utilize a U.S. embassy. You can find that blog here. Using that as a jumping off point, we thought it would be helpful to dig a little deeper into the services the State Department provides and define a few terms that might need clarification. You can never have too many tools in the tool box. The following is summarized from an American Society of Travel Agents webinar that took place…

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Handle the Hassle of Airport Screening

Airport screening may be the most overlooked ingredient to a smooth vacation. Rarely do travelers think about the metal detectors and pat downs until they find themselves at the end of the TSA’s long line. Boring, and for travel vets, quite routine, so is there really anything to discuss? Absolutely, because arriving ill-prepared and underestimating the TSA will cause headaches all the way home. At its most harmless, airport security is a time vampire, with potential hours of standing followed…

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Cuba: The New Frontier

Earlier this year, President Obama traveled to Cuba, the first time a U.S. president has done so since Calvin Coolidge in 1928. It’s no mystery that for the past 55 years the two countries haven’t been the best of friends. Despite Cuba’s unbelievably close proximity (Key West sits a mere 100 miles from Havana), American tourists have acquainted themselves far more intimately with countries considerably further away, which feels like a tragedy considering Cuba’s rich culture. Over the past few years…

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Making Sense of Airline Seating

We’ve said this before; airline protocol takes some getting used to. Perhaps they should offer classes? Complicated fare codes, layovers, and baggage fees aside, simply sitting on the aircraft encourages frustration with its surprising difficulty. Seats are a finite resource, so airlines want each one to count. Easily the most lucrative part of the business, airline companies balance their various seat categories with hundreds of different rates to ensure a profit. In turn, this sometimes makes getting the seat(s) you…

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The Packing Dilemma

The challenge of packing for a trip can be a daunting task. We want to be prepared for every excursion, integrate local fashion, have clothes that are comfortable and weather appropriate, and fit it all into a suitcase (preferably a carry-on to make travel smoother). In a perfect world our entire wardrobe could travel across the world with us, but in reality we need some tips and strategies to decide on what and how to pack. The destination and itinerary…

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The Science of Airline Fare Classes

Flying has a learning curve. Though breezing through an airline-booking website just to go about your day seems tempting, doing so can cause some headaches. Unlike a movie theater where every seat has a static price, airline seating feels more like a hard science. By the end of this blog, you may wonder why they don’t teach college classes on the subject. Ever wonder why you can’t sit next to a friend or a spouse, or why your ticket isn’t…

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What to Know about Syrian Migrations & How It Can Affect Your Plans

For five years, Syrians, fleeing from their war torn country, have sought sanctuary throughout Europe and Asia.  Popular destinations such as Turkey, Greece, and Germany find themselves hosting large numbers of refugees. This influx raises several questions in regards to tourism: Is it a good time to visit? How safe is it? Can I help? While we can’t make these decisions for you, we can shine some light on a confusing topic so that you can make travel decisions with…

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