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ITCM Visits

ITCM Visits

‘We ate nettles and used urine to cook breakfast.’

BGSA Ultimate Team Challenge group

Michelle Chenery lives to tell the story of the very first Ultimate Team Building Course at the Bear Grylls Survival Academy.

‘Bear’ Grylls, British adventurer and TV presenter, has a new addition to his Survival Academy. It is the Ultimate Team Building Course teaching the corporate world how to work smarter not harder. I was fortunate, or perhaps unfortunate enough to be on the launch course.

Read more: ‘We ate nettles and used urine to cook breakfast.’

Lausanne offers much more than you imagine

Lausanne panoramic shot

Michelle Chenery reports on a trip to the Swiss city now known as the Olympic Capital, home of the IOC. Her account covers chocolate-making, wine-tasting and even the ancient role of the city night watchman

Nobody can guarantee that there won’t be hitches on a group itinerary. The important thing is to ensure that the group members suffer the minimum inconvenience and discomfort and that the problem is overcome as soon as possible.
Our group visit to Lausanne started off with a two-hour wait on the runway at Heathrow. However the Swiss airline cabin staff kept us well supplied with Swiss chocolate, so no one felt too unhappy about the delay.


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The Azores - for something special

The Azores

Roger St. Pierre reports on a mid-Atlantic Portuguese island paradise that’s eager for corporate group business

‘Spread over close on a thousand miles, way off the North African coast, the archipelago might be remote and does in many ways evoke a touch of time warp, but it’s got thoroughly modern amenities and infrastructure of the standard demanded by business group organisers.’

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Amazing range of facilities just minutes from Lisbon

Oitavos Balcony view

Michelle Chenery reports on a visit to The Oitavos

The Oitavos is a 3-year-old, 5-star hotel complex located on Portugal’s Atlantic coastline, just 20 minutes drive from the centre of Lisbon and 30 minutes from the international airport. It is actually set within the Sintra Cascais National Park, so there is greenery as far as the eye can see, bordered by the coastline, the sand dunes and umbrella pines. The estate encompasses the Oitavos Dunes Golf course.

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A mountain retreat in Mallorca

Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa

Michelle Chenery reports on a flying visit with Vueling to Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa

Vueling, the Spanish airline, has launched a new route to Palma de Mallorca from the UK. ITCM joined a group that was trying the route for the first time. It seemed only minutes after leaving England that we were being greeted in the arrival lounge in Mallorca. This is a very convenient service offered to groups, who can be assisted through all the formalities to enter Mallorca.

Read more: A mountain retreat in Mallorca