Our Island Hvar DMC offering the hottest new Croatian destination

February 5, 2008 in Newsletter

Island Hvar DMC

Our Island Hvar DMC

Want to know where the GC team goes for their time off in Croatia? We head over to beautiful our Island Hvar DMC ! The combination of pristine sea, wine production, fantastic hotels, restaurants, and night life makes this a fun spot for us to hang out. It is becoming known as the next St Tropez, and in the season you can see the mega yachts and celebrities lining up on the pier.

The hotel chain Suncani Hvar has three of the top 4* hotels in the country: trendy Riva yacht harbour hotel, stylish Adriana marina hotel & spa, and the contemporary Amfora grand beach resort. These hotels cover all type of travel from exclusive VIP, to pure incentive, and even large conference. Elsewhere in town you will find great food at restaurants like Yaksa`s fine dining, and wine to accompany it, from biological island producers like Ivan Dolac, or Plenkovic winery. Not to mention the surrounding islands, beautiful sandy and rock beaches, and the seemingly endless Adriatic as your playground.

Global Connect has some great programmes for this area combining all of the above, so just send us and e-mail to see a proposal or request more information about the Island from our Hvar DMC.

Visit us at Confex 2008, stand Y860 !

February 5, 2008 in Newsletter

GC - Confex in London

GC – Confex in London

It has been a year already, and it is time for part of our team to head for Earl’s Court in London for Confex 2008. We are once again happy to be sharing a stand under Harry Fine Associates, with our DMC colleagues from Greece, Italy, Romania, and Turkey. Along with our own covered countries of Croatia and Montenegro, this combination always attracts many potential clients who can easily find all they need to run an event in any of our countries.

Global Connect is happy to provide sample proposals on the spot, discuss new developments in our area, ideas for future events, or just have a chat with old clients and friends. Stop by and say hello at stand Y860, or if you are not at Confex, please send us an e-mail, or give us a call for anything you need in Croatia and Montenegro !

New Croatia incentive programmes: GC Truffle Hunt, Island Recon Mission, & Digital Dubrovnik

February 5, 2008 in Newsletter

Croatia Incentive Programmes

Croatia Incentive Programmes

Keeping with our unique style and ever expanding offers, Global Connect has developed three new Croatia incentive programmes to offer it’s clients.

GC Truffle Hunt is the newest, bringing clients to the truffle region of Istria in Northern Croatia, an area which holds the Guiness World Record for the largest truffle ! Guests get to go with experienced hunters and unearth their own white or black “diamonds of the kitchen”. This is followed by show cooking with a Croatian top chef, who explains all about truffles, while preparing a meal using those found by the group that day. Hotel accommodations are in the beautiful sea-side town of Rovinj, and their new 5* hotel Monte Mulini. This programme is best in the month of October as this is the period for truffle hunting, however variations can be made for other dates in the year.

Island Reconnaissance Mission can take place anywhere on the sea such as Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, or Kotor in Montenegro. Guests are divided into smaller groups and given high speed boat (RIB’s), handheld GPS’s, questions to solve, and a skipper to command. The group with the most completed in the shortest time wins, however everyone gets to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Adriatic, and learn about the respective area as the questions are tailored around the history and surroundings.

Digital Dubrovnik can be considered a land version of the Island Recon. Guests are broken up into teams, given digital cameras, energy bags, and a series of questions and riddles to solve, taking them in and around the walled city of Dubrovnik. This programme works very well as team building, or just a fun way to learn about the city and have a load of funny pictures to bring back in the end ! We also operate this in the smaller walled town of Budva in Montenegro.

Please contact us for a full proposal or more information on any of the above Croatia incentive programmes.

Luxury hotel Rixos Libertas opens

February 5, 2008 in Newsletter

Rixos Dubrovnik

Rixos Dubrovnik

After many delays and a few unforeseen issues, the hotel Rixos Libertas is now fully open in Dubrovnik. In it’s prime, the old Libertas hotel was a favourite for travelers, and for locals as well. It is now fully refurbished by the Turkish luxury hotel chain Rixos, and includes a fantastic two level spa with adjoining spa suites. With around 250 rooms, all sea-view, with a balcony, and modern design and decor, this property is becoming increasingly used by Global Connect for it’s incentive and conference groups. Plans are also waiting approval for an attached annex building, which would bring the total room count to over 300 !

Let GC use it’s strong partnership with the hotel to bring you the best rates for your event.

Newest member of the GC family

February 5, 2008 in Newsletter

GC Croatia Event Company

GC Croatia Event Company

We would like to introduce the newest member to our team, Maro A. Petersen M.Sc. Econ. He started last year at our busiest time, and has been a great addition since. Although Maro is his name, we call him by his middle name, Bjork. Mainly because we already have a Maro in our small office, so it can get confusing. He’s a native of Denmark, with roots and family in Croatia, and has taken the position of Account Manager; although his duties often cross over to all aspects of the company. We happy to have him, and he’s looking forward to knowing all of our clients.

Haute cuisine arrives in Croatia

February 5, 2008 in Newsletter

Gil's Dubrovnik

Gil’s Dubrovnik

The summer of 2007 saw the opening of a much needed, and well implemented new restaurant in Dubrovnik. Gil’s Cuisine & Pop Lounge has set the bar for quality, presentation, and style in all of Croatia. This restaurant is one to watch out for on the international level as the concept and food designer is a michelin star rated chef.

They purchased and transformed Restaurant Labirint attached to the city walls of the Old Town into a funky, bright, stylish, energetic and comfortable new venue. It’s upper terrace and lounge bar have a view to the sea and city, their cocktails are fresh and inventive, and their sushi menu available in the pop lounge will leave you wanting more.

It could be the multi-levels, private caves, bonsai trees, mind-blowing food, vibrant purple colour theme, or just the relaxed atmosphere, but Gil’s will definitely be a highlight for all guests.

The GC office gets a new coffee machine

February 5, 2008 in Newsletter

Lavazza Espresso

Lavazza Espresso

In an effort to reduce costs, we finally closed our tab at the adjacent cafe to the GC office. It was decided that in-house coffee was needed, so procurement of a Lavazza espresso machine, which uses pods instead of loose ground beans, was accepted. The switch was very easy, and the coffee surprisingly good, prompting comments around the office such “Hey, this isn’t bad” and “What’s this blinking light mean?”.

Shortly after we realized that tea pods can be used, and thus the hot beverage circle was complete. For clients this means a constantly awake and alert team. Refreshed, hydrated, and on their toes to meet the toughest demands and requests. It also means a fresh cup of coffee or tea (lemon only) the next time you come around. Although we can’t promise there will always be milk.