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Motivate, Educate & Reward: sample England MICE programmes designed by Mtier UK DMC for and in conjunction with VisitEngland mtier UK DMC seit 1996 ... Fachkenntnisse, Insiderwissen, Detailtreue, Freude an der Arbeit, Zupackende Einstellung, Mageschneiderte Programme ... Organisation von Meetings, Kongresse, Messen, Business & Firmen-Events in Grobritannien und London; Hotelunterknfte, Restaurants, Rahmen- & Sportprogramme. Mtier UK DMC ist Site Mitglied und Partner von Visit England sowie London & Partners Mtier UK DMC ist AHK UK Mitglied Die Deutsch-Britische Industrie- und Handelskammer (AHK UK) ist eine nicht gewinnorientierte B2B-Organisation und verfgt ber vielfltige Wirtschaftsbeziehungen. Serviceleistung: Destinationsmanagement London, England, Schottland & Wales Event-Konzeption und Durchfhrung Auswahl des Hotels, des Restaurants und des Veranstaltungsorts Motivations- und Trainingsveranstaltungen Sportliche Aktivitten entweder als Zuschauer oder zum Mitmachen Mageschneiderte Incentive Programme zu jedem Anlass Transport und Transfers praktisch, luxuris oder auergewhnlich Kultur- & Unterhaltungsprogramme Projektmanager und engagiertes Team vor Ort Site Inspektionen und volle Destinationsinformationen Budgetierung und Finanzmanagement Engagiertes und zuverlssiges Team mit vielfltiger Projekterfahrung Eine groe Passion fr alles was wir unternehmen! NEWS RELEASE: 3 Fragen an mtier UK DMC: Homepage: Ihr Kontakt in Deutschland: Dr. Patrick Patridge E-mail: Tel. +49-69-97840206 Twitter: @metierUKDMC Twitter; @DrPatridge Twitter Hashtag: #metierUKDMC


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MotivAte, eDUCAte AnD reWArDBath, oxford&amp; THE COTSWOLDSoFten reFerreD to as the heart of england, thisglorious rural region epitomises everything people loveabout the english countryside: rolling pastures dottedwith sheep, golden stone villages, magnifi cent stately homes,antique shops and a generous smattering of traditionalcountry pubs.Beloved by the royal family, and home to two of englandsmost iconic, historic cities, Bath and oxford, its a regionthats guaranteed to impress and inspire from a glass ofchampagne beside the steamy waters of the roman Bathsand a stroll past oxford colleges steeped in history, to aprivate garden tour of highgrove, country residence of hrhthe prince of Wales.BathThe Roman and Georgian splendour of Bath is sooutstanding that the whole of this golden-stonecity is a World Heritage Site.It was the Romans who transformed Bath intoEnglands fi rst spa resort and the city regainedpopularity in the 18th century when fashionablesociety fl ocked here to take the spa waters.Todays visitors can trace artists and writers likeJane Austen against the magical backdrop ofits magnifi cent architecture. Bath still retains itselegant air with its smart boutique shops andgalleries, dainty tearooms and fi ne restaurants, andwith festivals, theatre and music performances, ithas captivating year-round entertainment to match.OxfordloCAtion &amp; ACCessThe main gateway to the Cotswolds is Bath or Oxford.X By roadFrom London to Bath: Approx. 2 hrs west/120 miles.From London to Oxford:Approx. 1.5 hrs northwest/60 miles.j By airNearest international airport:London-Heathrow airport.Alternative airports:Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham International airports.o By trainFrom London-Paddington to Bath: 1.5 hrs.From London-Paddington to Oxford: 1.5 hrs.This beautiful city of spires and domes is knownthe world-over as the home of Englands fi rstuniversity, founded 1167. Its 38 collegeshave given rise to many well-known scholarsfrom Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley,unceremoniously expelled for his revolutionarywritings, to modern-day names including physicistStephen Hawking and former British PrimeMinisters Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher.Crammed with architectural gems, Oxfordspicturesque buildings include the circular RadcliffeCamera and Bridge of Sighs, based on the Venicelandmark. With its bicycling students, museums,punt boats and riverside walks, its a lovely place toexplore by day while its student population ensuresa lively nightlife scene.The CotswoldsHoney-coloured buildings drip with roses, antiqueshops beckon and old country pubs recall a wayof life little changed over the centuries in thesleepy villages of the Cotswolds. This charmingrural region is formed by the six English countiesof Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire,Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Bath &amp; North EastSomerset.It is an area much loved by English andinternational visitors alike for its gentle hillsides(wolds) carved with meandering river valleys andits beautifully-preserved typically English limestonevillages. The areas mansions and magnifi centchurches stand testament to the fortunes madethrough the medieval wool ideas were brought to you by Visit England, Englands national tourism organisation, in association with leading UK DMC, Mtier UK DMC.</li></ul> <p> 2. ArrivalSit back and relax as a fleet of chauffeur-drivenRange Rovers whisk your guests to their selectedhotel. Since the Range Rover was officiallylaunched back in 1970, this luxury four-wheeldrive vehicle has been a British icon whichhas stood the test of time. Now in its fourthgeneration, its airy interior and renowned off-roadhandling continue to epitomise good countryliving the perfect introduction to your guestsEngland experience.Where to stayEllenborough Park, Cheltenham Spa 60 rooms and suitesEllenborough Park is a 15th-century manorhouse on the original Cheltenham Racecourseestate, which has been restored as an exceptionaldestination hotel.Located in the rolling English countryside, just 10minutes from the genteel town of CheltenhamSpa, adjacent to the world-famous CheltenhamRacecourse, the hotel comprises 60 largebedrooms and suites individually designed byEnglish interior designer Nina Campbell, an Indian-themedspa and a heated outdoor swimming pool.From formal dining in the oak-panelled BeaufortDining Room to afternoon tea in the Great Hallby the roaring fire, the hotel exemplifies countryliving at its finest.Lucknam Park, Bath 42 rooms and suitesMalmaison Oxford 95 rooms and suitesThe Malmaison Oxford is the leading four-starhotel in Oxford, offering luxurious accommodationin the former city gaol next to of the iconic castle.Located in city centre, the hotel is a landmarkbuilding with elegance and personality aplenty.Each of the 95 bedrooms have been cleverlyconverted from a prison block to light and lavishspaces with beautiful views across the city. Smalltouches of the past are retained with the originallocks and doors remaining as part of the hotel.Join the craze for covert cuisine in one of thecomfy converted prison cells for a uniqueprivate dining experience or join other guestsat MALBAR, a cocktail bar with a truly uniqueatmosphere.Lucknam Park is unspoilt, country house living at its very best and the ideal place to leave everyday lifebehind.Truly one of Englands finest five-star country house hotels, it features 42 luxurious rooms and suites setin 500 acres, together with fine dining, first-class spa treatments and leisure facilities and four elegantmeeting rooms, providing a distraction-free setting for business brainstorms.Located in the heart of the English countryside, just 20 minutes from historic Bath, Lucknam Park is aproud member of Relais &amp; Chateaux and holds a number of accolades including a Michelin Star andVisit Britain Gold Award.ACTIVITIESCotswold Water Park(Full Day or Half Day)Welcome to the only British Water Ski AffiliatedCommercial Ski Centre in the Cotswolds whereits all about having fun on the water. The largestarea of inland water in England, with 150 lakesspread across 40 square miles (103 sq km),this vast man-made site has been specificallydesigned not only to provide a habitat for wildlifebut also to maximise the watersports experience.From sailing, canoeing and waterskiing towakeboarding, windsurfing and playing on thetowable inflatables, and with a wealth of experttuition on hand, its the ideal place for your gueststo test their mettle and have a go.Highgrove Garden Tour &amp;Champagne Welcome (Half Day)Highgrove House near Tetbury is the family homeof HRH The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles) andHRH The Duchess of Cornwall and one of fourresidences owned by His Royal Highness.Since his arrival in 1980, the Prince has devotedmuch energy to transforming the gardens aroundthe house. The result is one of the most creativelyinspired gardens of today, and one that embodiesthe organic and sustainable principles that thePrince has for so long championed.Find out more on this fascinating private guidedtour. Afterwards, guests can return to theOrchard Restaurant for a delicious afternoontea served with a glass of chilled Highgrovechampagne. 3. The Cotswold Job Car Treasure Hunt (Full Day)Just like in its famous fi lm counterpart, The Italian Job, the iconic English Mini is the star of this enjoyable,high-paced treasure hunt.Your guests day starts with an initial briefi ng and an outline of their mission, complete with touch-screensmart phones or an iPad and a whole range of high-tech kit to see them through their action-packedadventure. Then they can grab the keys to their Mini and take off with their colleagues on an amazingjourney through the country lanes while collecting as many clues as they can to be the winning team.Bicester Designer OutletShopping (Half Day)Shopping is one of the great pleasures oftravelling and a visit to Bicester Designer Villagerepresents a truly superior shopping experience,with an unrivalled selection of both internationaland quintessentially English fashion, homewareand luxury brands, all in one location.Your guests can spend their time browsing over130 boutiques whose famous names includeAnya Hindmarch, Cath Kidston, Karen Millen,Matthew Williamson, Missoni, Mulberry,Penhaligons, Sandro, Temperley London, ToryBurch and Vivienne Westwood. Whats more, allof the outlets offer up to 60% off all year round,meaning your guests can also pick up a bargainon the way.Antiques Bargain Hunt(Half Day)The Cotswolds are synonymous with antiques,with picture-postcard villages like Broadway,Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold brimming withantique emporiums and tiny treasure troves,offering the broadest choice available outsideLondon.At the beginning of this challenge, each teamis given a set amount of money with which topurchase antiques. Their objective is to fi nditems that will earn their team a profi t whenlater sold at auction. Each team is accompaniedby an antiques trade expert, though it is thecontestants decision whether to heed the advicegiven by their expert. Then off to the auction tosee which team has made the most profi t!Behind the Scenes Tour of a Premier Horse-Racing Yard (Half Day)Jackdaws Castle is without doubt one of Europes premier training establishments; you really do have tosee it to believe it.Join racehorse trainer Jonjo ONeill on a behind-the-scenes tour of Jackdaws Castle, a 500-acre estateclose to Cheltenham. This exclusive tour allows guests to watch the horses in training before beingdriven alongside them as they work up a gallop. Guests can also tour the main yard to meet the stablestars as well as visit the equine pool where many of the horses swim and use the solarium; they mayeven get to meet one of the UKs champion jockeys.BathWalking Tour(Half Day)The golden city of Bath has been welcomingvisitors for over 2,000 years. Designated aUNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath presentssome of the fi nest architecture in Europe, withover 5,000 listed buildings.On this walking tour, guests can drink in thesights including the Roman Baths and PumpRoom that fi rst gave Bath its name, the gracefulsweep of the Royal Crescent and PulteneyBridge, designed by famous British architectRobert Adam. The surrounding seven hills, theRiver Avon running through the heart of the cityand the towers of Bath Abbey also combine tocreate a memorable fi rst impression.Oxford Walking Tour (Half Day)Oxford has been a world-famous seat of learningand excellence for 700 years and walking throughOxfords wide streets and winding back lanesoffers glimpses of courtyards and gardens,museums and colleges, little changed over thecenturies.The citys charming scenery has been theinspiration for many writers, including LewisCarroll and JRR Tolkein, not to mention thebackdrop for fi lms and TV series such as HarryPotter and Inspector Morse. Its also a greatplace to take to the river on a traditionally-craftedpunt boat from which you can driftpast historic colleges, the botanic gardens andsleepy meadows out into the tranquil Englishcountryside. 4. Gala Dinner options Other Dining optionsBlenheim Palace, near Oxford Up to 300 dinner guestsWith a history spanning over 300 years, there are few dining venues to rival Blenheim Palace. Home to the11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, this exquisite Baroque Palace, set in 2,000 acres of CapabilityBrown-landscaped parkland, is the celebrated birthplace of former British Prime Minister Sir WinstonChurchill and a World Heritage Site.The Palace has an array of stunning settings for exclusive banqueting hire. These include The Orangeryoverlooking the private Italian Garden, as well as The Great Hall and The Long Library, all with hospitalityof the highest standard to turn any dining event into a truly memorable occasion.Roman Baths &amp; Pump Room, Bath Up to 200 dinner guestsOriginally built for hospitality and entertainment, the Roman Baths and adjacent Pump Room create adelightful and unusual setting for a gala dinner.Dating back some 2,000 years, the Roman Baths are at the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage cityand make a magical setting for a drinks reception, with guests mingling beside the torch-lit, steamingwaters, soaking up the unique atmosphere of the Great Bath. Afterwards, they can continue the eveningwith dinner in the elegant Pump Room, built in 1795 as the focal point of Georgian Society and one ofthe most atmospheric venues in the country.Longleat House, near Bath Up to 100 dinner guestsLongleat is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in England andone of the countrys most exquisite stately houses.Home to the 7th Marquess of Bath, and packed with treasures and heirlooms acquired over generations,it offers a choice of spectacular venues for entertaining. From the exclusive Green Library and exoticOrangery to the unique atmosphere of The Great Hall with its high wooden-beamed Elizabethan ceiling,all are perfect settings for dinner. For something different, try Lord Baths private Banqueting Suite,whose silver doors and ancestral portraits will be the talking point of any evening.Unique to the CotswoldsThe gently rolling hills, dotted with sheep, andrich fertile soil of this rural region means theresno shortage of tasty local produce on the menu.Cotswold lamb is a particular favourite as areGloucester Old Spot Pork sausages, best servedwith creamy mashed potato and local Tewkesburymustard. Flavoursome trout also thrive in thealkaline waters of the limestone hills, while theVale of Evesham is famed for its fruit. Visit in latesummer when you can savour apples and plums,slowly stewed in a delicious crumble or pie. Roundoff your meal with some Cotswold cheese withover 100 varieties, theres plenty to choose from.Dining in TetburyThis picturesque Cotswold town, set around its17th-century pillared Market House, is crammedwith fine old buildings. The town is renownedfor its proximity to Prince Charles residenceat Highgrove and many businesses bear thePrinces feathers as a sign they supply the RoyalHousehold.With its plethora of antiques shops and widerange of eating establishments, its a lovely placeto stop for a leisurely lunch. Whether you opt forthe relaxed informal atmosphere of a traditionalCotswold inn or one of the friendly restaurantsor brasseries, you can expect exciting menus anddelicious local food. </p>